Dog walking in Alto

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How it works

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Flexible scheduling

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Customized for your pup

Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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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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Tara CAlto, MI 49302

5.0

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Hello!!! My name is Tara and I’m here to make sure your dogs day is complete!!! I am married and have 3 amazing English Bulldogs. I am a makeup artist and server at a brewery! I have a lot of free time in the day and love to stay active to this is the perfect job for me. I absolutely love dogs, I’m a hard worker, and I always complete a job no matter how long it takes me. I was raised on a horse ranch so I’ve been around animals my whole life. Im always trusted by friends to watch there dogs and also asked advice a lot about dog things!! I’m honest, genuine, dependable, hard working, and not really intimidated by much. If I don’t know something I investigate. I’m the walker you can trust and relay on!

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Sarah FAlto, MI 49302

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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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Training Exam Complete

Specialties

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

Johana DAlto, MI 49302

4.9

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“Turning your K9 experience into a K10!”

Hi! My name is Joey and I live in San Francisco with my goofy dachshund, Tosh. I've grown up around dogs and for the last couple years, I've volunteered at the SFSPCA, where I'm trained to socialize and work with almost every range of dog - including puppies, newcomers, and doggies on the mend! Can't wait to meet you and your fur baby!

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Makenzie BAlto, MI 49302

4.9

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Throughout my life I have lived with several amazing dogs, including lab mixes and a schnoodle. I have experience working with large and small dogs and I often dog sit for friends and family. I can't wait to meet your dog!

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Kaci BAlto, MI 49302

4.9

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Hello! My name is Kaci and I've been around dogs all my life. I do not currently own one however, due to apt regulations, so being a dog walker is a great alternative! My mother was a vet tech who taught me much about how to love and care for dogs, as well as handle them properly. I am available in Minneapolis, various areas, depending on where my second job has taken me that day. I look forward to meeting your furry friend, and establishing a new friendship!

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Joan AAlto, MI 49302

4.9

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“Dog walking, best job ever!!”

I reached a milestone; 400 services since joining Wag! I continue to look forward to the next walk. This job is rewarding and fun! It’s one way I get in my dog time! I like to share tidbits about your pups behavior in my walk summaries and videos. When you select me for a walk you know you have found a walker who puts your dog’s needs first. I am prompt, reliable and very trustworthy. I can’t wait to meet your dog!

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

Ben VAlto, MI 49302

4.9

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Hi, I’m Ben ! I’m 25 years old, born and raised in Southern California. I’ve had dogs my entire life, usually more than one at the same time. I’ve had all sorts of dogs, Big and small. I currently have a Golden Retriever and Pomeranian and love spending time with them. I look forward spending time with your dogs as well, I’m sure we’ll have a great time !

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Nicole RAlto, MI 49302

4.9

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“Big and small I can walk them all!”

I have grown up with mostly larger breed dogs. I love exercising and can walk up to 3 dogs at one time! I have been taking care of and walking dogs for family and friends since I was 15 and have no trouble with unruly canines!

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

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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Ana MAlto, MI 49302

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I work full-time at a rehabilitation hospital with the Cranial Remolding Team. I volunteer with a rehabilitation ranch that offers services to at risk youth. And, I love animals and being outdoors.

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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

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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

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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.