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Hi, my name is Ky! I have worked with pups in dog daycares & animal shelters for the past 4 yrs & LOVE it - so you can rely on my extensive experience with dogs of all shapes & sizes! I grew up with a basset hound named Buddy, & my husband & I have a German shepherd/lab mix named Molly, currently! I absolutely love to find new trails/parks to discover, so I would be more than happy to take your pup on fun adventures, as well! Keeping you & your best friend as at ease & happy as possible!
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Hi, my name is Katie and I have a vast background of experiences with dogs. I have had dogs my entire life and for the past year I have been watching dogs for boarding or daycare. I know how important walks are to a dogs health and can’t wait to walk your dog!
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Hello! I have lived in Chicago for about 10 years and have many years experience working with dogs. 8 as a vet technician and 4 more as a dog Walker. I decided to go back to school for cancer registry and am currently working with WAG while I finish my program. I am very comfortable with all breeds and sizes of dogs. I look forward to spending time with your pup!!
I love all dogs big and small! I believe exercise is the key to a happy pup. I also make homemade dog treats! Feel free to ask me about them! I can't wait to walk your dog!
Hello! My name is Theresa and I grew up in Fargo, ND but currently live in West Des Moines and have been here for about 12 years now. I am a Mom to a 10 year old Puggle named Bailey :) She is very loved(and may get jealous when I come home smelling like other dogs). I have experience in dog boarding and sitting for the past several years. I'd absolutely love to walk your dog, I promise they will get the best care and attention :)
Hi! My name is Kacie and I LOVE dogs. I have a Boxer named Dre and an Italian Greyhound named Kleo. I have 2 years of experience working with dogs. I am so excited and can’t wait to meet all of your furry friends! :-)
Hello! My name is Evan, I'm a long time resident of Des Moines. I am also a lifelong dog lover and have a Yorkshire Terrier who is my best friend. I make sure to put your animal's safety above all else, and also to follow all steps and requests you leave for me. I'd love the opportunity to meet your pup and do everything I can to make their time as enjoyable as possible!
A natural around dogs who loves all animals. A proud owner of a rescue aussie mix who is my best friend. I love to be out in nature and walking, so might as well do it with another best friend.
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I Love walking and being around all types of pups. I've been a dog owner nearly my whole life. I have always loved spending time with my dog, Holly, and taking her for walks. I understand that every dog owner views their pet as a family member, I see my dog the same way. I treat other peoples dogs the same as I treat mine, and that is with complete care and concern.
Hi, I’m Chloe! I was born and raised in Brooklyn Park, MN and currently live in Dinkytown. My whole life I have been surrounded by dogs. I had a pit bull when I was little and got a boxer for my first day of fifth grade and now that I live on my own I have a Shiba inu. Dogs are my favorite thing in this world, I love their individual personalities and getting to know each one. I have taken care of neighbors, friends and families dogs for over 8 years and I would also like to take care of yours! I LOVE the outdoors and what better way to combine both the things I love than walking your pup? I will ensure we will have a fun and safe time and make it as convenient as possible for you.
Winterset is a small city near Des Moines, Iowa that’s probably most famous for being the place where actor John Wayne was born. This cozy spot also has a lot of history and culture, especially in its town square area, with fun and unique shops, wineries, and more. Despite its small population, Winterset has four vet clinics ready to care for your beloved canine. However, it doesn’t have much available for dog-friendly fun, so you should plan to travel about 30 miles outside of Winterset and closer to Des Moines to find some exciting pawportunities!
Clive, which is just under 30 miles from Winterset, has several dog-friendly hotels if you’re just planning to visit the area. You can have some outdoor fun with your pup on the Des Moines Trail, which has a parking area in Clive that you can use to hop on for a walk or run. Granite City Food & Brewery is also in Clive, giving you a casual, relaxing atmosphere to enjoy a meal and beer with your friends – human or furry!
Des Moines itself is around 36 miles from Winterset and has several restaurants that welcome paws, like Scenic Route Bakery and Mad Meatball, at outdoor tables. If you don’t mind traveling a bit for some furtastic fun, Winterset may be a pawfect spot for you and your pup.
Jordan Grove in West Des Moines is a little over 32 miles from Winterset. This neighborhood has a large, 10-acre park for dogs, known as Racoon River Dog Park, where your furry pal will surely love to play and get some exercise outdoors. The park even has separate areas to keep dogs safe. You can also visit the main Raccoon River Park with your leashed dog in some areas. This pupular park has sporting fields, playgrounds, picnic shelters, and more – a pawfect opportunity for you and your pup to get outside for a relaxing day together.
If you drive about 29.3 miles from Winterset, you’ll come to the Walnut Creek Heights neighborhood of Clive, Iowa. Here, you can hop on the Clive Greenbelt Trail if you and your dog are looking for some outdoor adventure! This part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has almost eight miles of room to explore, so get ready to hike, bike, or walk your way to a fun time with your pooch. Check out Bruegger’s Bagels if you need a quick bite to eat or want to grab a coffee with your furry friend. The restaurant has some outdoor seating that welcomes dogs!
The East Village neighborhood of Des Moines is a pupular spot to find some dog-friendly eating spots near Winterset. It’s about 36.9 miles from the town, but you’ll have quite a few options here! Try South Union Bread Café for some deli favorites, from soup to sandwiches, or enjoy a plate of some yummy Mexican food at Malo, which has outdoor seating for you and your dog. This neighborhood is also the home of the Des Moines Farmers Market, an outdoor market filled with local vendors that welcomes leashed dogs to stroll and shop for some goodies with their humans.
North of Grand is a neighborhood in Des Moines that offers a few paw-friendly restaurants within a decent distance – 34.5 miles – of Winterset. This neighborhood is only minutes away from Downtown Des Moines, so you’re close to all the fun stuff that the city offers! North of Grand is known for some of its quick eateries where you can grab a sandwich or coffee in a casual environment with your pup. Palmer’s Deli & Market is a great place for a quick lunch and has some outdoor tables for furry paws. Or, try Zanzibar’s Coffee Adventure for your morning cup of joe and a yummy pastry as a pit stop on Fido’s morning walk.
A little over 28 miles from Winterset is Adventureland Drive in Altoona, Iowa. This area hosts Adventureland Park, a fun family amusement park and water park. You and your dog can have an adventure of your own here, too, on the Four Mile Creek Greenway Trail. This dog-friendly spot can make the perfect relaxing getaway for a serene walk with your favorite pup through miles of trails. If you get hungry, head to Culver’s, a casual restaurant that serves up burgers, chicken, seafood, and more. There are some outdoor tables for you and your dog to enjoy a meal together. Bone Appetit!
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