Dog walking in Swan

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How it works

Flexible scheduling

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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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Sara TSwan, IA 50252

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“Home full time with fenced in yard”

Hello! I’m Sara, a 33 year old animal lover that lives in Norwalk. I have two rescue dogs who are the sweetest! I love being outdoors and staying active so dog walking has been a great gig for me. I do pet sitting and boarding as well! My hobbies include gardening, photography and live music. Thanks for reading. I look forward to meeting you and your pets! Sara

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Adam PSwan, IA 50252

5.0

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“A dog’s best friend :)”

Hello! I am a graduate student looking forward to a great time with your dog and having fun outdoors! Dogs have always been able to help me find happiness, even in the simple things in life, so meeting and walking with your dog would bring me much joy! My wife and I both love when we get to play with our friends’ and family’s dogs. I’m excited for the opportunity to get to know your dog and ready to get active during my study breaks!

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

Sarah DSwan, IA 50252

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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Traci WSwan, IA 50252

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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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Amelia GSwan, IA 50252

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Hello friends! My name is Amelia and I grew up with a wonderful Brittany Spaniel who was my best friend for 12 amazing years! I absolutely love dogs and have always been a go-to for my friends and family who want a loving pet sitter. I have experience sitting dogs big and small, young and old, I love them all! I joined Wag! because I always want to be outdoors and I can never get enough puppy love! I can’t wait to share my love with your precious pup!

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Shane MSwan, IA 50252

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Hello! I am Shane and would love to spend some time with your pup! I am very familiar with Des Moines and the metro. Dogs really are a mans best friend and I’m looking forward to adding yours as my buddy!

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High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Jonathan GSwan, IA 50252

4.9

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True Dog lover. Secondary Education Major looking to spend time with dogs and get some fresh air while doing it! I cannot wait to meet your dog and get a great walk in! I'll keep you updated and well informed!

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

Laura GSwan, IA 50252

4.8

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I am a rover sitter also and an dog parent to two dogs. I raised with dogs for all of my life and always interact with dogs from time to time. I enjoy to be with dogs and enjoy variety personality in dogs.

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Raven CSwan, IA 50252

4.8

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Hello, I'm Raven. I’m currently back to doing what I love which is taking care of pups! I’ve been working with Wag for almost two years. I have a pup of my own, Toby. I’m excited to get back to working with Wag!

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Ricky RSwan, IA 50252

4.8

(22)

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“Dog walks Day|Night. Sitting|Boarding. I got you!”

Ricky is your go-to Wag! Dog Walker. My pup - 8 year old Lab mix - Harley Quinn Full-Time Dog Walker/Photographer Bartender at Wooly's and The Blazing Saddle

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Dog Walking in Swan

Swan, Iowa is a unique little town in Marion County. With just 72 residents, Swan definitely has that small town charm that visitors find so appealing. If you are traveling with your dog, you will love the look and feel of Swan. The locals are friendly and welcoming of both humans and dogs traveling through or coming to stay for a while. Sugar Creek is a local favorite water source, where you are welcome to spend an afternoon relaxing with your dog. You will enjoy all of the beauty this place has to offer; just make sure you take some time to observe the local wildlife that call Sugar Creek home sweet home.

A large part of Swan is undeveloped land. This land makes a great selfie opportunity with all of the natural lighting that will help your dog put his best face forward (just don’t ask him to hold the selfie stick!) There are no animal hospitals in the immediate area, so you will need to plan accordingly if your pup needs special care while you are in Swan. There are some animal clinics a short drive away in neighboring towns, so make sure you have a plan in place should a health emergency arise. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Swan

Central Swan

48
Population Density
72 per sq. mi.

Central Swan

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Central Swan is a simple town. There are just a handful of residential streets here where you can enjoy scenic walks or even bird watching if you have a very quiet pup with you who doesn’t mind sharing the binoculars. You will need a good leash and plenty of waste bags as you walk among the residences here. There are no structured parks, but the locals here can point you to common green spaces where they like to picnic with their families and dogs in case you are looking for a laid-back afternoon just relaxing and watching the clouds before continuing on your journey with your pup. 

Runnells

36
Population Density
523 per sq. mi.

Runnells

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Runnels is a small village about 10 minutes north of Swan. A visit here should start with a drive through the local main street on your way to the well-known and well-loved Runnells Park. Your dog will adore the green space and room to walk and even jog with you. You will need to keep Fido on leash while in this park, and make sure you have your waste bags handy. Be sure to reward good social skills toward other park visitors with lots of praise and treats! There will be plenty of other dog owners here especially during mild weather, so be ready for sniffs and tail wags all afternoon. 

Hartford

24
Population Density
767 per sq. mi.

Hartford

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Hartford is a town about 10 minutes to the west of Swan. Make sure you are ready to walk or run when visiting Hartford, as the open area is a great place for your dog to get out all of his energy from riding in the car all day. Bring your good sneakers if you plan on taking Rover on a leashed spin around the town during your stay in Hartford. In the center of Hartford, there is a large public unnamed park where you can spend some time. As this is a public area, the locals and visitors need to take care to keep it as clean as possible, so make sure you bring extra cleanup baggies with you. 

Avon Lake

12
Population Density
697 per sq. mi.

Avon Lake

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Avon Lake is a true gem. It is found about 20 minutes to the west of Swan, but is well worth the short drive when you and Lassie get a glimpse of the pawtiful lake ahead of you. The namesake lake here is a popular attraction for locals and travelers who need a sight for sore paws after a long road trip. You can walk along the lake or visit the state office for a fishing license if you would like to fish in season. Just take care to look out for others who may be fishing, and teach your dog good behavior around fishing lines and other lake visitors. 

Central Carlisle

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Population Density
697 per sq. mi.

Central Carlisle

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Central Carlisle is a neighborhood in the city of Carlisle, about 20 minutes west of Swan, just after you pass Avon Lake. If you are looking for a faster pace, Carlisle has plenty to offer you and your dog during your stay. The main attraction here is the Carlisle City Park, where leashed pets are welcome. Take care to keep your cleanup bags handy in case you need to take care of a mess or two. The North River is another great spot if you are looking for a less busy spot in town to relax or stretch your legs with your dog. Just prepare for a shaking contest when you finally get your pup out of the water.