Dog walking in Van Meter

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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

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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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Sara TVan Meter, IA

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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

Abby PVan Meter, IA

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“I’m a medical student who loves dogs!”

Hello! My name is Abby and I love all things fitness and dog related! I joined wag over a free summer I had before beginning grad school here at DMU and fell in love with it during my first walk! I have two dogs at home so I am experienced with walking multiples, and I have also handled puppies, elder dogs, and dogs with dog aggression. I am comfortable with it all! I have a busy schedule now that school has started, but love to fit in walks when I can. I look forward to meeting your fur babies!

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

Claire WVan Meter, IA

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I have had three dogs my whole life and have always been passionate about animals! I have lots of experience as an overnight dog sitter for various families. I also have boarding experience through Wag, watching fur babies for up to 2 weeks at a time. I am home full-time. All three of my most recent dogs were rescue animals, so I have training walking all types and personalities of dogs. I love walking and spending time with furry friends and I’m so excited to meet yours!

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

Lindsey RVan Meter, 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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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration

Amelia GVan Meter, IA

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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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Kelly RVan Meter, 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 MVan Meter, 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

Renee PVan Meter, 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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Jessica SVan Meter, 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

Ricky FVan Meter, IA

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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

Dog Walking in Van Meter

Van Meter is an industrial town in Dallas County, Iowa. Van Meter does not require that pets are licensed within the city limits. However, dogs must be on leash at all times and there is a citation involved for those who are found to have their dogs off leash around the town. There are four parks in town, although none of them have off-leash dog areas. Your dog will love the greenery and fresh air found here. There is one local animal clinic in Van Meter should you need some emergency care to keep your pup in tip-top shape. There are many more just northeast, in neighboring towns, if you need some help on your way in or out of town.

The climate here is usually mild and temperate except for in the winter. The best time to visit Van Meter with your dog is in the spring or summer months. It is during these months that you and your dog will enjoy all of the outdoor activities that this small town has to offer both its residents and its visitors. From family fun to quiet, tranquil open green space for you and your dog to walk all over, you are sure to find yourself a tail-waggin’ good time if you find yourself in Van Meter, Iowa. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Van Meter

North Van Meter

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Population Density
793 per sq. mi.

North Van Meter

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North Van Meter is home to the town’s Recreational Center. This center welcomes dogs in all of its outdoor facilities. Your dog will love the open soccer fields (as long as there isn’t a game going on) and tons of open space right along the Raccoon River. If you and your pup are planning on hosting an event at the Recreational Center, you can reserve it as well, but call them well in advance as their dates do book up quickly! Make sure you have a good leash and plenty of waste bags with you if you decide to venture to North Van Meter. 

South Van Meter

36
Population Density
793 per sq. mi.

South Van Meter

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South Van Meter is home to the well-known and much loved Trindle Park. Trindle Park is a popular destination for families hosting cookouts, gatherings, and even weddings! To enjoy your trip to Trindle Park with your dog, you will need to bring plenty of clean up bags, towels in case you find a puddle or two after the rain, and your leash. Make sure you pay attention to any crowds and gatherings and be sensitive to your dog’s limits if the park is very crowded the day that you visit. There are two small lakes on the edge of the park if you are looking for a quieter place to walk your pup away from all of the noise!

Central Van Meter

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Population Density
793 per sq. mi.

Central Van Meter

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Central Van Meter is home to City Park. This wagtastic place is the pawfect spot for an impromptu game of fetch with your dog. There is a playground in City Park as well where you can bring your little non-furry children with you as well for a day of fun for the entire family. The central part of town is a scenic residential spot where you and your dog can walk and sniff the day away while you admire the many well-kept lawns found in this neighborhood. Be sure you keep your waste bags handy and your pup on leash the entire time to avoid any issues with passing dogs that may be racing to smell the same flower as yours! 

West Van Meter

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Population Density
793 per sq. mi.

West Van Meter

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West Van Meter is home to Johnson Park, where you can take your dog for a day in the sun! You will want to bring a picnic basket and a blanket with you when you visit this gorgeous open green space on the west side of town. This park features family fun that welcomes leashed pooches for their scenic view, their amazing disc golf course, a sand volleyball court, and a playground for the little humans to enjoy! Make sure you keep waste bags close by for your visit to this tranquil park and keep your dog close by with a good leash. 

East Van Meter

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793 per sq. mi.

East Van Meter

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East Van Meter is where you will find many quiet spots for a relaxing getaway. There are many small streams here that feed into the Raccoon River where you can pull up in your vehicle and take your dog for a splash on a hot day. Just make sure you have plenty of towels for your dog to shake off on before hopping back into the car for your next adventure. You will also want to bring snacks and treats if you decide to have a quick picnic by the water while you are on this side of Van Meter.