Dog walking in Urbandale

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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 GUrbandale, IA

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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 MUrbandale, IA

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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

Kelly RUrbandale, IA

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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 SUrbandale, IA

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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Lindsey RUrbandale, IA

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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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Jessica SUrbandale, IA

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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

Renee PUrbandale, IA

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Hello,My name is Renee. I am a dog mom of 2. Cat mom of 2. I am a lover of all animals volunteering from time to time at the Animal Rescue League. I have fostered, boarded, trained, and provided day care in my home for other dog parents. I am a former Special Education Teacher and Pre- K Teacher. I stepped away from teaching a few years ago to pursue other ventures. I am a writer and a musician. I would love the chance to meet your dog and provide much needed walks and enrichment while you are working or unable to do so yourself.

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Sydney LUrbandale, IA

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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Traci WUrbandale, IA

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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 MUrbandale, IA

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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 Urbandale

Urbandale, Iowa, is an attractive suburban city east of Des Moines which has seen a significant growth the last few decades. The town is relatively affluent and has made it to the Top 100 Best Places to Live listing several times. Many citizens of Urbandale work in the Des Moines. The more quiet Urbandale offers a stark contrast to the busy life of the big city and is a great place to live for families with dogs.

Urbandale consists for the most part of residential zones and parks. There is a total surface of 850 acres parkland, and the city features 33 miles of recreational trails that are connected with other trails. Some of the local trails that citizens of Urbandale can hop on are the Clive Greenbelt Trail and the Des Moines Trail.

While there is no off-leash dog park in Urbandale, Iowa, there are a few off-leash dog parks in nearby towns. A great way for dog owners to let their dogs run wild is a visit to the Raccoon River Dog Park in West Des Moines. This 10 acre enclosed dog park offers a ton of amenities and is very well-maintained. Please note that membership is required to enter the park.

The Windsor Heights Dog Park, located at the regional Colby Park, is a free off-leash alternative. This park is smaller than its West Des Moines counterpart but still has plenty of excitement to offer and even has an agility course.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Urbandale

Ankeny

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,348 per sq. mi.

Ankeny

48

It’s time to take your dog on an adventure like no other. The High Trestle Trail is just 26 miles from Urbandale, but it is completely unique to the area. Rails-to-Trails has taken this part of the area and completely restored it. The highlight is the old rail trestle that brings foot traffic all year long. At an impressive 130 feet off the ground, it can give a full panorama view of the area. Be sure to keep your dog on the leash for their safety. The views are nothing if they aren’t barktastic and magical.

Des Moines

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,740 per sq. mi.

Des Moines

36

If travel just 30 miles from Urbandale, you will come to Snookie’s Malt Shop. They welcome you to join your dog for delicious, creamy shakes, malts, and floats. Get Fido a bowl of vanilla while you enjoy your favorite flavor. This place is all about the fun and friendly atmosphere. As long as Fido is on a leash, he’s welcome to stay and meet some new fur buddies. It may seem like a long drive for ice cream, but it is one of the few places in the area that will allow your dog to join you for a special treat! After all, Fido’s been a good boy -- doesn’t he deserve it?

Altoona

24
Population Density
678 per sq. mi.

Altoona

24

Gay Lea Wilson Trail is a quick 30-mile car ride from Urbandale, Iowa. But, once you see what Rails-to-Trails has in store for you, it will be your favorite destination! The trails branch off so that you can get to all your local destinations, including the library and post office. At the end of the main trail, you will find a lake area. There are picnic tables and lots of green meadows to lay in the sun. This nice little rest area is just the pawfect place to bring your dog for an afternoon of peace and relaxation.

Ankeny

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,348 per sq. mi.

Ankeny

12

Sometimes, you just need a good old fashioned dog park. That is where the Ankeny Dog Park comes in.  It is about half an hour from Urbandale, but it is a true dog park. There are two fenced in areas: one for big dogs and another for smaller dogs. There is a pond that is set up just for Fido and his fur buddies to splash and play in. The standard amenities of a good dog park are in plentiful supply here. Cleaning and watering stations are available for those necessary doggie chores. Seating areas are also provided so you can relax while watching Fido romp with his new fur-iends.

Douglas Ave

0
Population Density
1,875 per sq. mi.

Douglas Ave

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Need a place to stay during your time in Urbandale? Econolodge on Douglas Avenue has got you covered. The dog-friendly rooms are guaranteed to be ready for you as soon as you check in. The hotel also hosts some fur-friendly days and events, so be sure to call and ask about them ahead of time. The Econolodge grounds are well-kept and you can walk your dog on a leash. There’s also a pool for you to sit and soak up some rays. Fido isn’t allowed to swim, though. The area boasts lots of attractions, too. The living history farm is located nearby, so be sure to check it out!