Dog walking in West Des Moines

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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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Penny MWest Des Moines, 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 RWest Des Moines, IA

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

Claire WWest Des Moines, IA

4.9

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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

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

Lindsey RWest Des Moines, IA

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 SWest Des Moines, IA

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

Renee PWest Des Moines, IA

4.9

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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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Traci WWest Des Moines, IA

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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Cassie DWest Des Moines, IA

4.9

(98)

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““Happiness is a warm puppy”- Charles Shultz”

I am currently working towards getting my Wild Life Care degree. I have a lot of experience caring for a variety of animals. I have worked with: dogs, cats, horses, and small exotic zoo animals/reptiles. I have volunteer experience at the Blank Park Zoo, ARL, and caring for my own animals (dogs, cats and horse). I also have experience dog-sitting/walking for neighbors and friends in the community. I am passionate about working with animals and plan on doing so as my future career.

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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

Amelia GWest Des Moines, IA

4.9

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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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Dog Walking in West Des Moines

West Des Moines has been listed among the 100 Best Places to Live and Launch. The town, originally named Valley Junction, was home to a railroad switching and repair station. By 1937, the trains stopped, and the community reinvented itself, becoming West Des Moines. Now the tenth largest city in Iowa, this bustling puptown loves its furry friends, and boasts twelve veterinarians and clinics ready to handle whatever your pooch requires.

The Three Dog Bakery offers unique treats and special occasion canine cakes to celebrate the best of times with your pup. Your pooch will wag-it-like-he-means it for one of their famous Pupcakes. After indulging, set your stride for the Jordan Creek Trail, a pleasant wooded trail that links neighborhoods and shopping areas, and runs through two of the main parks in town--Jordan Creek Park and the Raccoon River Park. The Raccoon River Dog Park has two separate and fenced areas that include trails to explore and acres to run.

Stay at one of the many pet-friendly hotels like the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel where your pup can stay with you for no additional fee. Try one of the dog friendly eateries, such as Bar Louie or Jason’s Deli where your pup is welcome to join you at the outdoor tables. See you in West Des Moines!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in West Des Moines

50th - 57th

48
Population Density
3,815 per sq. mi.

50th - 57th

48

Pull on your walking shoes and grab Fido's leash as you take off to the Jordan Creek Park for a dogtastic walk on the paved trails. Your pup will enjoy exploring for squirrels in the wooded part of the trail, and you'll enjoy checking out the activity in the community gardens next to the trail. There's plenty of running and fetching space in the open grassy lawns often used by community sport teams for practice. After a great workout, stop in at Menchies Frozen Yogurt for a celebratory treat with your pooch. Enjoy one of their 100 rotating flavors and 70 rotating toppings at one of their outdoor tables.

South 50th/ Mills

36
Population Density
7,600 per sq. mi.

South 50th/ Mills

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Check out Ashawa Park where there's something for everyone. Bring your family along to enjoy the sport fields, playgrounds, and open field areas. Your pup will enjoy a pawsome leashed walk on the paved trails and an exuberant round of Fetch or Frisbee on the lush green grass. The park trails also connect to the Jordan Creek Trail if you’re looking for a longer trek. Bring along fixin’s for a picnic to cook on the grill. Enjoy in the shaded shelter during the summer, or just roll out your blanket under a tree on the grass. Restrooms and water fountains are available in this park.

Coachlight Drive

24
Population Density
4,397 per sq. mi.

Coachlight Drive

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Come on to Willow Springs Park with your pup and enjoy this great little park in a quiet neighborhood. A small bridge leads from the parking area, across a creek and onto a walkway that circles the park. There are playgrounds, a basketball and tennis court. The big open space is a great place for the older kids to play and also for Fido to get a chance to run a bit and chase the Frisbee. Bring a picnic lunch and relax at the picnic tables for a little more time in the out-of-doors. The park has restrooms and water fountains for a wonderful day out.

Hamlet

12
Population Density
4,877 per sq. mi.

Hamlet

12

Body wags are in order when you walk your pup in the Fair Meadows Park. This small community park has an open area of grass with some play structures, just right for a walk about with Fido while the kids play. Check out the nearby Kiwanis Park for a walk with your pup along paved walkways and sidewalks throughout the park. This is also a great park for keeping young children in sight as they play while you and your pup get in a good workout. He'll enjoy exploring the few trees in the park or getting in some fetching when his walk is complete.

Quail Cove

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Population Density
5,732 per sq. mi.

Quail Cove

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Quail Cove Park has a snifftastic walking path that you and your fur baby will enjoy as you get in a little exercise in the neighborhood. This park is also great for children, so load up the kids and the pup and enjoy the afternoon. Bring along a picnic you can all share around one of the picnic tables and enjoy a little more time in the fresh air and sun before heading home. If you're traveling through, stay at the dog-friendly Sleep Inn and Suites West Des Moines nearby with up to two pups for an additional fee per night.