Dog walking in Alto

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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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Sarah FAlto, MI 49302

5.0

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“Past Veterinary Assistant, experienced handler”

Hello, I am Sarah and I can’t wait to meet your pet! Growing up, our home was full of pets as my mom was a vet tech, and I worked as a vet assistant at the local clinic for many years in addition to raising/socializing kittens and rescue pups. I love being able to take a 2-3 mile walk in the afternoons for my lunch break. I am a very experienced handler, know how to read animals well and am able to easily adjust to make your pet comfortable.

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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

Elaina SAlto, MI 49302

5.0

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“Dogs are people too”

Hi, it is with pleasure to be apart of the Wag team! I am an experienced dog walker familiar with the Grand Rapids area and city animal laws pertaining to dog walking. I am here to give your family pet a refreshing experience while you’re on the go! Exercise is important, I like to have a light jog or brisk run depending on the pace of your family pet. Returning in good health. Thank you!

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Megan CAlto, MI 49302

4.9

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I have always been an animal lover and over the years I have owned many different pets. I currently have one 6 year old guinea pig named Riza Lin, an 11 month old kitten named Sammy and also an 11 month old Jack Russell/Retriever Mix named Sophie. When I was in High School I use to volunteer at The Humane Society of West Michigan. I worked mostly with the cats but did some dog walking. I had to leave there but have always wanted to go back and finish my dog walking. I have also walked family and friends dogs as well and I enjoy anytime I can spend with animals. My family sometimes calls me the animal whisperer because of the way animals respond to me. Also my job keeps me quite active and I am no stranger to the cold or warm weather changes of Michigan. I would love a chance to meet your furbabies and spend some time with them.

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Joan AAlto, MI 49302

4.9

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“Dog walking, best job ever!!”

Since September 2019, I have been on over 200 walks. Read my reviews! I have great rapport with dogs. And I seriously enjoy spending time with other people’s pets. That’s one way I get in some dog time! I have plenty of affection to share with your dog. When you select me for a walk you know you have found someone who will put the animal’s needs first. I reinforce your training while walking the dog. I am prompt, reliable and very trustworthy. I can’t wait to meet your dog! Again and again!

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Rachel MAlto, MI 49302

4.9

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Hi, my name is Rachel! I’m currently attending Concordia University and pursuing my Bachelors in Music Education. I’ve grown up around dogs my entire life, and I currently have a crazy blue tick coonhound named Bella! Unfortunately, I don’t get to spoil her daily now that I’m off at college, but dog walking allows me to take care of other pups!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Puppy care, Fast walker

Kendra HAlto, MI 49302

4.9

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Hi there, my name is Kendra, and I would love to meet your dog! I've been an animal enthusiast my entire life. I grew up having dogs (first a cocker spaniel, then a shih tzu), and I currently have the best dog in the world, Phoebe (a lab mix). I have years of experience dog sitting for both large and small dogs, including multiple (up to 4) dogs at a time, and I've never met a dog I didn't like :) About me: I am currently studying computer engineering at GVSU and loving it! That said, I am in computer labs a lot, so I am always looking for opportunities to get outside and be active, which is why I LOVE walking dogs.

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Alexanna MAlto, MI 49302

4.9

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Hi, I'm Alexanna and I'm the girl that at the party is on the ground with the dog. My dog, Burt, is the love of my life but to be fair I love all dogs that I come in contact with. My experience walking dogs varies from my moms husky/lab mix, to a good friends Australian Shepherds, my pug, and so on. I can't wait to love on your dog and spend some time with them.

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

Macklyn KAlto, MI 49302

4.9

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My name is Macklyn and I’m currently a student at GRCC. I live in Grand Rapids and have an undeniable love and passion for dogs and the outdoors! Growing up I always had a couple furry friends by my side. I’ve had experience volunteering at shelters and pet sitting for multiple families with all kinds of dogs. I would love to help out anyone with a busy schedule care for their beloved dog!

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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

Dayna CAlto, MI 49302

4.9

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“A walker, a runner, and a great fetch player.”

I started dog walking/sitting when I was 16. I have worked with newfoundlands to chihuahuas and everything in between. I have stayed with animals overnight, and my overnight duties included feeding, walking, giving medicine, and making sure the dogs were happy. I love working with animals and being outside.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Katie BAlto, MI 49302

4.9

(147)

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I have grown up with dogs my entire life. I have helped raise a toy poodle, a labrador mix and a pure bred labrador. I love animals, the outdoors and being active. I am responsible and friendly and would love to have a companion on my walks.

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Dog Walking in Alto

Alto is a charming and beautiful rural community located in Kent County, which was founded way back in 1845. If you are interested in history, Alto is the perfect place to visit, with historical buildings and the traditional Alto Harvest Festival hosted every year in September. In addition, Alto is also well-known for Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park, where all the family can have fun together. Due to its size, Alto does not have any veterinary clinics of its own for your dog, but you can find several nearby in Grand Rapids.


Since Alto is all about wildlife and the outdoors, dog owners and their playful pups can get out and enjoy the fresh air, with sniff-tastic parks to explore. All you have to do is pack your bag with a doggie bowl and some treats, as well as your pup’s favorite toys and you are all set!


Alto is a small town, but there are plenty of surrounding areas you can go to on an adventure with your furry friend. This includes the stunning Caledonia Lakeside Park, only 12 miles away, with green grass, trees and lake views. This is connected to the puptastic Paul Henry Thornapple Trail, which runs through three nearby counties to Alto – perfect for ruffing it! You can also head to Middleville State Game Area, which has lots of fun hikes to enjoy with your pup on leash.


Best Dog Neighborhoods in Alto

Town Center

48
Population Density
2,908 per sq. mi.

Town Center

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Coldwater River County Park in the Town Center is a pawsome place to retreat from the bright lights of the city for a few hours. This six acre park has lots of grass and trees that your dog will love to sniff and explore, as well as beautiful views of the Coldwater River. If you like to fish, you will find salmon and trout in the stream. All pups are welcome here, as long as they remain on their leash. There are also some picnic tables near to shoreline where you can relax and enjoy the warm weather.


Whitneyville Ave SE/92nd St SE

36
Population Density
2,908 per sq. mi.

Whitneyville Ave SE/92nd St SE

36

Ruehs Park is an irresistibly gorgeous park, which borders Alto and Caledonia. Dog lovers will love to bring their pup here, which offers fresh green grass to play fetch. Ruehs Park is near to the shore of the Thornapple River, and there are several picnic tables where you can bring some treats and enjoy some rest. There is even a grill to cook some delicious meats when the weather is pleasant outside. Every pup can be top dog here, but it is recommended to keep them on their leash, so everybody can have a puptastic time together.


Middleville

24
Population Density
2,385 per sq. mi.

Middleville

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If you head southwest from Alto for 15 miles, you will reach the village of Middleville.  Here you will find the pawsome Stagecoach Park, which your dog will love to visit! There is open green space to practice your pup’s training and for playing fetch with their favorite toys, as well as hiking trails to explore. In particular, you can walk the Paul Henry Thornapple Trail and enjoy everything nature has to offer. Your dog will love the sniff-tastic route through the woodlands and across the bridges, which stretches for 4.6 miles to Irving. Don’t forget to take in the scenic views of the wetlands from the lookouts along the way!

Whitneyville/ McCords

12
Population Density
1,564 per sq. mi.

Whitneyville/ McCords

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When you head northwest from Alto for nine miles, you will find the puptastic Cascade Township Park in Grand Rapids in this delightful neighborhood. This 55 acre park makes for a great adventure out with your pup, with plenty of new smells and sounds to explore among the trees. To relax, there is a pavilion and plenty of picnic tables. Dogs are welcome, as long as they remain on leash. If you get hungry, check out the charming Euro Bistro and Noto’s Old World Italian, which has dog friendly outdoor tables. If you are music lover, be sure not to miss Pal’s Diner, where famous musicians have eaten. This historical spot even has outdoor picnic tables for your dog to join you!

Buttrick Ave SE/ Cascade Rd SE

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,306 per sq. mi.

Buttrick Ave SE/ Cascade Rd SE

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By heading northwest from Alto for only 6.7 miles, you won’t have to go far to reach pup paradise! The Shaggy Pines Dog Park is located in Ada Township and will provide your furry friend with plenty of fun and excitement. This dog park has 15 acres of fenced land for your pup to run around and roam freely, as well as a pawsome ‘Doggy Mountain’ of sand for digging. There is even a swimming pond for your pup to paddle in. Shaggy Pines Dog Park also has a one mile sniff-tastic trail to explore, as well as water stations for refreshments.