Dog walking in Swisher

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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 NSwisher, IA 52338

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Clara GSwisher, IA 52338

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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 KSwisher, IA 52338

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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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Senior dog care, Puppy care

Christopher ESwisher, IA 52338

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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 HSwisher, IA 52338

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Jessica MSwisher, IA 52338

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“Time to take your dog on an adventure!”

Hello! My name is Jess and I want to take your dog on a venture! I am an Iowa native and am an artist and photographer. I guarantee you will have a cute photo of your dog by the end of each walk!

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

Sara ASwisher, IA 52338

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Hi my name is Sara. I'm originally from iowa but I moved to Houston tx 2 years ago with my daughter,husband,3 huskies and a cat. I work part time at night as a hostess. I have been caring for animals since I was a child. I have always been passionate about helping out animals. When I got older I studied to be a pet groomer and spent my free time volunteering at very clinics helping out. I signed up with wag to continue my passion of meeting new animals every day and spoiling them with love.

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

Ricky FSwisher, IA 52338

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Mariko ISwisher, IA 52338

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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 BSwisher, IA 52338

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

Dog Walking in Swisher

Swisher is a small town with big connections: the community is nestled in an idyllic rural area roughly halfway between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Though the population is under 1,000, Swisher offers plenty of creature comforts, from the porch seating at Kava House Cafe to Castek Park on the north end of town, where green lawns surround the town’s ballpark — the perfect spot for a picnic or a game of catch. You can extend your walk to the Anderson Cemetery to get a window into the community’s history.

When the big city calls, Cedar Rapids is only 11 miles away and offers a navigable, friendly urban environment with excellent parks and the lovely Cedar River winding through town. The Cedar River Trail traces a paved 16-mile route along the river’s path through the city; leashed dogs are welcome. You can pick any of Cedar Rapids’ 17 dog-friendly restaurants with outdoor seating, but we think certain dogs might favor Flying Weinie on 8thAvenue (especially given the meaty menu and hip converted-garage decor).

Swisher prides itself on its friendliness, and town already has a community of dog lovers eager to welcome you. There is no vet office within town limits, but you'll find two highly-rated veterinary clinics just a few miles north on I-380.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Swisher

Ely

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,233 per sq. mi.

Ely

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If you really need to work off some energy, there’s always the long way into Cedar Rapids along the 67-mile Cedar Valley Nature Trail. Catch the trailhead in Ely, just 9 miles from Swisher. This hiking/sniffing trail was converted from disused railroad tracks and offers lovely wooded and waterside views before passing through downtown Cedar Rapids. On the northern edge of Ely, you’ll find the Cheyenne Park Training Area, where a reasonable subscription fee gets you access to the pawpular facilities, including a small-dog enclosure, training space, and 13-acre dog run, all tucked into a bend in the scenic Cedar River. 

Solon Area

36
Population Density
1,467 per sq. mi.

Solon Area

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The city of Solon community is nestled alongside Lake Macbride, and you can walk to the nearby Lake Macbride State Park directly from town along the 5-mile Solon-Lake Macbride Recreation Trail, part of the Rails-Trails system of converted train tracks. The park and adjacent Macbride Nature Recreational Area span both sides of the lake, forming a perfect playground for you and your pups. There are nine hiking trails of varying length and difficulty, from the 0.3-mile Brock’s Bridge Trail to the 4.7-mile North Shore Trail. If you have any sled dogs in your pack, try the North and South Snowmobile Trails in winter. On the south end of Solon, the Sugar Bottoms Recreational area offers swimming in Coralville Lake, more trails, and an epic disk golf course.

Hawkeye National Wildlife Management Area

24
Population Density
887 per sq. mi.

Hawkeye National Wildlife Management Area

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Just 2.5 miles south of Swisher is the 13,000-acre Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area. The rugged landscape is huge and tempting, but check your map before you set off into the wilderness: this is public land open for hunting, so stick to the Preserve and Dog Trail Area on the eastern end of the WMA. On the southern side of this vast wilderness, 17 miles south of Swisher, is Kent Park. This county-run park sprawls over more than 1,000 acres, including a 27-acre lake, woods, and wetlands. The park’s Valley View Trail is a convenient 1-mile loop at moderate difficulty. One of the Kent Park perks: There are plenty of bathrooms available (human ones, and not just trees).

Coralville City Center

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,574 per sq. mi.

Coralville City Center

12

The Coralville neighborhood of Iowa City is just 15 miles south of Swisher when it’s time for another urban adventure. Coralville has a lot to offer, including the historic Mormon Handcart Memorial and Trail marking the departure of the nineteenth-century Mormon community to Utah (though you’ll only have stamina for a small taste of that 1,500-mile journey). Though technically just outside the neighborhood boundary, the Thornberry Dog Park is worth fuzzing the lines, especially since it has an enclosed swimming pond. Back in the center of town, Backpocket Brewing has an enormous and comfortable patio where you can sample the local libations with your four-legged friend. Not ready to drive home? No problem: there are 10 pet-friendly hotels in Coralville. 

Mount Vernon city center

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,291 per sq. mi.

Mount Vernon city center

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Mount Vernon, named for George Washington’s estate, is an picturesque small town enlivened by the students of Cornell College. After window-shopping along the wide downtown sidewalks, scope out the one-acre dog park for off-leash play: it’s stocked with poo bags but otherwise self-monitored. Mount Vernon is also home to Palisades-Kepler State Park, with picnic and camping facilities, a historic stone lodge, and even preserved Native American Indian mounds — a reminder of Iowa’s prehistoric past. And, the park has six different dog-friendly hiking trails and ample public restrooms.