Dog walking in Windsor Heights

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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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Holly GWindsor Heights, 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 MWindsor Heights, IA

4.9

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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

Sarah DWindsor Heights, IA

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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Kelly RWindsor Heights, 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

Laura SWindsor Heights, 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 RWindsor Heights, 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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Jessica SWindsor Heights, 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 PWindsor Heights, 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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Sydney LWindsor Heights, IA

4.9

(137)

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

Traci WWindsor Heights, 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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Dog Walking in Windsor Heights

Windsor Heights is a beautiful Iowa town with lots to offer its furry residents and visitors. This town has two dog-friendly parks your dog is sure to love, and it’s only a short drive from tons of other pawesome parks, shops, and restaurants that welcome dogs. If your dog needs a check-up, there are many great veterinary clinics in nearby Des Moines.

If you’re looking for a beautiful place to take your dog for an on-leash walk, check out Clive Greenbelt Trail. This 7.9-mile trail starts in Windsor Heights and ends in Clive. As you go along the trail you’ll pass through peaceful woodland, and you’ll also go by a picturesque creek. Bring some water and doggy bags, and have a fun time on this trail!

Brenton Arboretum is another furrific place to spend the day with your dog. This arboretum is located 18.5 miles from Windsor Heights, and it welcomes dogs on-leash. While you’re here, you and your dog can explore some of the park’s picturesque trails. If you want to walk along a lovely lake, try the Lake Homestead Trail. Or, if you want to trek through an oak forest, check out the Oak Collection Trail. You and your dog will always have a good time here and in the many other pup-friendly attractions in and near Windsor Heights!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Windsor Heights

School Street

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,282 per sq. mi.

School Street

48

This residential neighborhood is home to Windsor Heights’ one off-leash area, Windsor Heights Dog Park. This fun-filled dog park offers separate fenced areas for large and small dogs to play in. The large dog area also has lots of agility equipment, including ramps, tunnels, and hurdles. Bring some water with you, and have a good time at this park! If you want to go for a picnic with your pup after they’re done playing, head over to Colby Park, which is right next to the dog park. This community park has a scenic picnic pavilion, and it also has paved paths where you can take your dog for on-leash strolls.

Beaverdale

36
Population Density
3,593 per sq. mi.

Beaverdale

36

If you’re looking for a great place to take your dog for an on-leash walk, try Beaverdale Park. This park is just four miles from Windsor Heights, and it has numerous hiking trails you can explore with your dog. These trails take you through a peaceful forest that you and pup are both sure to love. Bring some water and doggy bags, and enjoy hiking through this scenic park. If your dog is a good boy at the park, treat them to a snack from Boneapatreat. This pet store sells healthy treats for dogs, and they also have tons of dog toys. Your pup will pawsitively love shopping here!

Somersby

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
933 per sq. mi.

Somersby

24

Somersby is a residential area with lots to offer dogs. If you’re looking for a fun off-leash area for your dog, try Ankeny Dog Park. This 7.5-acre park is 11.5 miles from Windsor Heights, and it has separate areas for large and small dogs. It also has a pond that pups can splash around or swim in, and water and doggy bags are available. If you want to grab a snack after the park, head over to Caribou Coffee. This casual café allows dogs at their outdoor tables, and they serve tasty coffee drinks, sandwiches, and a variety of baked goods.

East Village

12
Population Density
1,929 per sq. mi.

East Village

12

East Village is home to Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens, a unique place to take your dog for an on-leash stroll. Located seven miles from Windsor Heights, this garden features a beautiful Asian pavilion that sits on top of a large pond, stones pagodas, bonsai-style evergreens, and more. You can see all these sights and more as you walk along the park’s flat, paved pathways. If you’re hungry after the gardens, head over to The Mad Meatball. This casual eatery allows leashed, well-behaved doggie diners at their outdoor tables, and they serve pizza, pasta, wings, and more.

Brown's Woods

0
Population Density
308 per sq. mi.

Brown's Woods

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If you and your dog love hiking together, Brown’s Woods is perfect for you. Located four miles from Windsor Heights, this 484-acre forest welcomes dogs on-leash, and it has four trails to choose from. If you want to go on a long trek, try the two-mile North Loop, which takes you around the perimeter of the forest. If you’re looking for a shorter stroll, try the 1.4-mile Wilderness Loop or the 0.5-mile Preparation Loop. All of these trails will provide you with stunning views of the forest. Bring water and doggy bags, and have a great time hiking here!