Dog walking in Riverside

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Flexible scheduling

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Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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What is Wag!?

Wag! is the nation's fastest-growing network of pre-screened and insured pet sitters and dog walkers. In less than 15 minutes you can book a nearby dog sitter, daycare provider, or dog walker, who'll take complete care of your loved one - at their place or yours.

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Mia NRiverside, IA 52327

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My name is Mia and I currently live in the Iowa City area! I was a wag walker in Seattle for two years and own two dogs of my own! I am willing to dog sit at my own home or yours if needed!

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Clara GRiverside, IA 52327

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Hello! My name is Clara, and I love spending time with dogs. I am comfortable with any size of dog. I am active, so I would be more than willing to run, walk, or play with your dog- anything to get them moving! Additionally, I can feed or clean up after dogs.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Puppy care

Lilly KRiverside, IA 52327

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Hi my name is Lilly! I'm a college student currently home for the summer. I have grown up with dogs, and have experience with personalities anywhere from timid to extremely friendly. I’m so excited to get to know your pup :)

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Christopher ERiverside, IA 52327

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Hi, I’m Chris! My wife and I recently moved to Chicago after attending the University of Iowa. Sadly for us, our first apartment here does not allow dogs. But luckily, thanks to Wag!, I can still spend time with animals I love while helping them (and their parents) live better, more convenient lives!

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Kayla HRiverside, IA 52327

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Hi! My name is Kayla. I have lots of dog experience from being a dog walker in high school and also owning 7 dogs. I currently have a vizsla and chihuahua/Boston mix so any breeds are great! I am a 4th grade teacher in Cedar Rapids so kids and animals are my life. I can’t wait to meet your fur babies!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Lucy RRiverside, IA 52327

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“Your pet is my priority!”

Hi! I'm Lucy and while I am unable to have a dog right now, I would love to help take care of yours. I have experience with taking care of dogs and some minor obedience training the past. I look forward to meeting your pet!

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High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Ricky FRiverside, IA 52327

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“I’d love to be your certified Wag walker!”

Hey there! My name is Ricky, and I am an all around animal enthusiast, I owned a black lab/border collie mix named Zoe sadly she passed last summer, so I enjoy Wag to help fill the hole she left. The reason I joined Wag as a dog walker is that I love being active and I love walking dogs and keeping them healthy and happy as well. On top of Wag I work at a doggy daycare so I work with small, medium, large, young, adult, and elderly dogs on the daily. If you want the best for your dog, call Rick!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Mariko IRiverside, IA 52327

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Hi, my name is Mariko and I've been a dog walker, sitter and boarder for the past 6 years. I've lived with a dog for the past 2 years and I absolutely love working with dogs. All of my experience comes from working with my friend's dogs or client's dogs. I'm excited to meet your dog!

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Ezrah BRiverside, IA 52327

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Hello, all dog lovers :) I'm a lifetime dog owner and have professional experience working with dogs. I love nothing more than taking care of animals and making sure they're as happy as can be. I'm a responsible and trustworthy care taker with years of experience and I look forward to making sure your dogs get the best care possible. I love dogs of all sizes, breeds and energy levels and look forward to taking care of your dog through walks, runs and overnight stays.

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Dog Walking in Riverside

While many towns and cities will put up plaques to commemorate famous residents, Riverside, IA has one for someone who hasn’t been born yet. The town has a claim to fame as the future birthplace of James Tiberius Kirk, captain of the Starship Enterprise. Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry wrote in The Making of Star Trek that Kirk had been born in Iowa in March of 2228, and in March 1985, Riverside’s sci-fi loving city council unanimously decided to proclaim itself as the captain’s hometown. 

As if that wasn’t enough, the town has taken this premise to warp factor nine -- it’s home to the Voyager Home Riverside History Museum, locally referred to as the "Star Trek Museum". You can’t enter with your pooch, of course, but the city is currently fundraising, and soon you might be able to visit a fascinating statue of Captain Kirk in one of Riverside’s parks.

There’s no designated dog park in Riverside, but you and your buddy are still sure to sniff out something to do! Iowa Township Park is a furrific spot for a leashed walk, and there are some hiking options nearby that are out of this world. You won’t have to boldly go too far to let your furry friend run free, either -- you’ll find some pawesome dog parks a little further afield!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Riverside

Ella St

48
Population Density
3,306 per sq. mi.

Ella St

48

A lovely spot for a sedate stroll, Hall Park sits between the English River and the suburban areas where Riverside’s citizens live long and prosper. There’s a paved walking trail here for you two to stretch all six of your legs on, and two-legged family members might well appreciate the well-maintained playground and sports fields. Not only that, but Hall Park is something of a city hub for community events in the summer -- visit at the right time, and you and your four-legged pal can watch a screened episode of Star Trek, or catch a free concert.

Auburn Hills

36
Population Density
1,218 per sq. mi.

Auburn Hills

36

Coralville is on the other side of Iowa City to Riverside, but the mutts-visit neighborhood of Auburn Hills is well worth the drive! A treat from Woofables Gourmet Dog Bakery is sure to make your pooch sit up and beg -- they do bulk biscuits for everyday rewards, and decorated dog cakes and gift baskets for special occasions. Of course, owners need treats too, so be sure to stop for a pick-me-up at Press Coffee Company. Their maple latte (made with homemade maple syrup) is the stuff of local legend, and they welcome wagging tails outside. Afterward, you can burn it all off with a leashed walk in Auburn Hills Park.

Peninsula Area

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,911 per sq. mi.

Peninsula Area

24

Iowa City’s Peninsula neighborhood was designed as an alternative to the bland and poorly planned subdivisions of typical urban sprawl. While the neighborhood is very walkable and has lots of public space, whether the development is considered "bland" or not is rather a matter of taste. Never mind all that, though -- the area is home to the Thornberry Dog Park, a pawfect place to let your furry friend run free! The park is huge, clocking in at a massive twelve acres. There’s plenty of room in both the large and small dog areas for your pooch to leap about to their heart’s content, and there’s even a pond for swimming!

Scott Park

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,808 per sq. mi.

Scott Park

12

You’d be barking mad not to bring your pooch to Rita’s Ranch Dog Park! Located in the quiet, residential area of Scott Park, Rita’s Ranch isn’t quite as big as the park in Peninsula. Never mind  -- there’s enough space for the most rambunctious of pups to burn off some excess energy. Careful, though -- though it might look like the park has a separate small dog area, the fenced enclosure is actually for training. If you and your buddy just popped in to play, you may want to keep an eye on their temperament. Bags and water are provided, so all you have to do is BYOB (Bring Your Own Beast)!

Twain

0
Population Density
39 per sq. mi.

Twain

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No bones about it, if your pooch likes hiking, a trip to Ryerson's Woods will make them one happy hound! Ryerson's Woods, just across the Iowa River from Iowa City's Twain neighborhood, makes for a nice hike at any time of the year, but it’s extra special in spring, when the ground is carpeted by native wildflowers in full bloom. The trail wanders for about a mile and a half through the natural forest -- there are some moderate inclines, however, so a walk here might not be suitable for older doggos who can’t quite move like they used to.  There are some side trails to smell and explore, too, so be sure to look up a map before you go!