Dog walking in Summerset

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How it works

Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

Customized for your pup

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

Follow along

Track your walk with our live GPS tracker, then view your detailed report card after the walk.

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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Holly GSummerset, IA 50125

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“Experienced with training and patient dog lover!”

I’ve been a lifelong dog lover, but my dedication to pups doesn’t just end there! I have over 14+ years of experience as a dog owner or handler. I wouldn’t trade a second of it for anything! I’ve learned so much in the process, and getting to bring happiness to loving pups is always such an amazing experience.

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

Penny MSummerset, IA 50125

4.9

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“It's all about the fur babies big and small!”

My name is Penny Merta.  My love for animals began at a very early age. There hasn’t been a time in my life when pets weren’t a part of it. Pets are my passion! As a pet lover myself I understand the difficulty of finding someone who will care for your pets and respect your home. All pets are unique and deserve undivided attention.If you have a bored pooch and need daily dog walks, I will be there. I will not only treat your pets like my own, but I will ensure they are in good hands!

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Sarah DSummerset, IA 50125

4.9

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I have over nine years of experience walking my family’s Goldendoodle and have completed over 200 walks with Wag!. I look forward to meeting and walking your pup!

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Kelly RSummerset, IA 50125

4.9

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“Caring and reliable dog whisperer”

I am a lover of dogs and enjoy keeping them healthy and happy through exercise and play. Being a dog owner the last 14 years has kept me active in Johnston on the sidewalks and trails. I want to help pet parents who may not have the time or energy to walk their own dog(s) or are going to be away from home. Experienced with dogs from xsmall to xxxl. By day I have a professional career that requires responsibility and organization while interacting with government officials across the US.

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

Laura SSummerset, IA 50125

4.9

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“Who runs the world? Dogs.”

Hi all! My name is Laura and I’m currently a student at a local college here in Des Moines. I decided to give Wag! a try as it is something that can fit into my busy schedule, while keeping me active at the same time. I grew up around dogs, and I’ve always loved having the pups around :) I look forward to meeting and building a bond with your furry best friend!

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

Lindsey RSummerset, IA 50125

4.9

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I am a life long animal lover. I grew up in the country on a ranch in Washington state. I have had many dogs over the course of my life ranging in breeds from large to small. I am very organized and punctual and will make sure your pooches are well taken care of. I will always give them lots of loves and playtime!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration

Jessica SSummerset, IA 50125

4.9

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I'm an animal enthusiast that loves dogs! I've been working with all sorts of animals since 2012 when I started volunteering for the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. I've also been working at a boarding facility in Waukee, IA since 2013. I don't have any dogs myself (I actually have two cats), but I have worked with hundreds (if not thousands) of dogs throughout the past several years. I also do dog training as a little side hustle of mine.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Sydney LSummerset, IA 50125

4.9

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I have lived with dogs all my life and they will always have a special place in my heart! My family has owned all kinds of dogs, and I haven't met a dog I didn't like. My love for dogs extends even to those I meet for the first time regardless of their size or temperament. Right now I don't have a dog of my own, so I am ready to give your dog all of my attention and eagerly look forward to our walks!

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

Traci WSummerset, IA 50125

4.9

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Hey! I'm Traci. I have lived in the Des Moines area for about 20 years and am familiar with all sorts of dogs! I have volunteered for different organizations, training, fostering, bathing and walking! I love all dogs, big or small!

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Laura MSummerset, IA 50125

4.9

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Hi, I'm Laura! I live in DSM with my family and 2 dogs, Paisley (Newfoundland) and Bobo (Toy Poodle). I work from home and have a lifelong passion and love for all animals. I will treat your furbabies as if they are my own. Some other things that make me happy include attending Prince tribute concerts, BravoTV (guilty pleasure) and spending time with my family, just like every other mom.I’m very excited to be a part of Wag! and look forward to loving and caring for your pets.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Dog Walking in Summerset

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Summerset

Des Moines

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,760 per sq. mi.

Des Moines

48

Although Des Moines is one of the largest cities in the great state of Iowa, it is home to only one dog park, the Raccoon River Dog Park. Located only fourteen miles from Summerset, the drive should only take you about half an hour at most. But trust us, the drive is truly worth it! Racoon River Park is approximately twelve acres in size and completely fenced in, so you can feel free to leave the leash at home. It is also separated into areas depending on dog size, so if your dog is small or shy, you don’t have to force them to socialize with big, rambunctious dogs.


Ankeny

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,207 per sq. mi.

Ankeny

36

Situated approximately half an hour from the city of Summerset is Ankeny, Iowa. It is home to only one dog park, Ankeny Dog Park. This park is nearly eight acres in size and completely fenced in. It also has many water fountains on its property as well as a biodegradable waste station for doggie poop. Although this park is pretty new in the area, it is loved by locals already because of its lush green grass and open spaces. When you’re done playing at the park, head to the High Trestle Trail. Although the trail is not off-leash, it welcomes all dogs.

Ames

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,934 per sq. mi.

Ames

24

Although Ames is a bit of a drive from Summerset because it is located approximately fifty miles away, it is well worth the drive. Your drive will take you through the city of Des Moines where there is one dog park. Ames is also home to one dog park, the Ames Dog Park. This park has everything you could ask for in a dog park. It is approximately ten acres in size and split up into zones depending on dog size. The park is very strict about usage and requires all dog owners to provide vaccination certification before they are given a permit tag for the park.

Altoona

12
Population Density
2,267 per sq. mi.

Altoona

12

Located only twenty miles from Summerset is the city of Altoona. This quiet, peaceful city does not have any off-leash dog parks, but it is home to the Gay Lea Wilson Trail/4-Mile Creek Greenway Trail. This trail is not off-leash, but welcomes all leashed dogs. It is one of approximately 1,600 railway trails preserved by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy because of its historical significance. Since this is not an off-leash dog park it would behoove you to take your own water, doggie poop bags and toys. And remember to keep your furry four-legged companion on a leash at all times!

Runnells

0
Population Density
10 per sq. mi.

Runnells

0

If you drive a mere twenty-five miles from your home in Summerset, you will find yourself in Runnels. This sleepy town is home to a very interesting doggie paradise -- Rover’s Ranch. Rover’s Ranch is primarily a dog boarding facility that also has a very large, completely fenced-in dog park. The park is complete with water pools, trees and toys! However, you mutts remember this is a boarding facility first so you will be expected to pay a small fee to use the park. But trust us, even though you will have to pay, you can rest easy knowing there are always professionals around to help, and all the dogs have been vaccinated.