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Find the Best Dog Walkers in Des Moines


Barkly is specially designed for professional dog walkers—people who share our values of deeply committed service, and who go "above and beyond" for their customers with regularity.


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Discover local Des Moines dog walkers and view their profiles with verified credentials. Meet the local walker you choose beforehand, and ensure you and your pet have the perfect match.


Our app makes booking, payment, and management a breeze. Quality assurance is built-in to the experience with pick-up/drop off notifications, GPS tracked walk routes, and photos from every visit.

We pay our walkers more per walk than any other company. This has led to a much higher quality of care, and standard of service compared to similar companies in the industry.

Des Moines’s Top 4 Walkers

Des Moines dog walkers in your neighborhood.

Dog Walker in Des Moines, IA

I’ve had dogs all my life and fell in love with our fury companions. I’ve had a cocker spaniel, a Shih Tzu and an Australian Cattle Dog and will soon be rescuing another from a local shelter. I feel horrible that they are put into shelters I’ve already rescued one and now it’s time for number 2. We like to be proactive play with toys when we do our daily testing we love our treats. We love going to new places and having our daily mile walks in the morning and at night so 2 miles a day so we stay fit!See Profile

5.00 ( reviews)

Dog Walker in Des Moines, IA

I am a 19 year old college student who loves working with dogs! I have a border collie whippet mix and a German shepherd corgi mix. I live on the south side of Des Moines. I am mostly available in the afternoon due to my classes in the morning. I can also work weekends. I can start as soon as possible! As a walker, I will take great care of your pet while walking out in public.See Profile

5.00 ( reviews)

Dog Walker in Des Moines, IA

I’m a softy for big dogs! I love their strength and high speed. I have owned collies and labs. I lived on a farm for 18 years so animals and poop are part of my life! Haha I’ve also worked in daycare for 5+ years so being watchful and caring is something i am well trained at! I thank you for your consideration!See Profile

5.00 ( reviews)

Dog Walker In Norwalk And Des Moines

Mother and owner of a labradoodle. We love to go on walks around Des Moines to enjoy nature, play, and explore. Ready to love your furry friends as my own!See Profile

5.00 ( reviews)

Barkly Pets Dog Facts About Des Moines


Labrador Retriever

The most popular breed in Des Moines is the Labrador Retriever. This city has more dog walks with Labrador Retrievers than any other breed.

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Common Questions

  • How can I book a walk in Des Moines?

    Download our app or create an account from our website. Once logged in, select "Book a Walk." Add in the dates you need on the next screen and select the duration and time you'd like us to arrive. Select or add the pet's you'd like us to walk on the next screen, and add in any important tasks you'd like for your walker to complete. It's as simple as that!

  • Can I meet a walker before booking with them?

    Yes! All our meet and greets are complementary and free of charge. You can browse through profiles and read our walker bios by tapping on "See Local Caretakers" on the homescreen. When you find a walker who seems like a good match, you will request a Meet and Greet with them to set up a time for a meeting. You can also opt to have us match you with a professional walker. Walkers will start reaching out to you as early as the same day you request the Meet and Greet.

  • What are the prices for dog walks in Des Moines?

    Our dog walkers set their own prices for 30 minute and 60 minute walks. Browse their profiles in the app or on our website to find the walker with the right experience and rates for you and your dog.

  • Can I have the same walker each time I book?

    We believe the best experience for your dog is a consistent walker, and when you book with Barkly, you will book with the same walker. If that walker is unavailable, you’ll have the option to cancel the walk or request that we send a backup walker.

  • Do I get to see the route my walker takes on the walk?

    You will be able to track each walk route in the app so you know precisely where your dog was walked. All visits are also followed up with detailed notes and pictures from the walker, so you know exactly how each visit went. Additionally, we offer 24/7 live customer support, so if you ever need anything, we are always here happy to help!

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