Why DSM is Home Sweet Home for Fur Babies

What makes Greater Des Moines (DSM) a great place for pet owners? Whether it’s quality vet clinics, dog parks, pet-friendly living options or coworking spaces that welcome pets, finding the right place to call home when you own a pet is essential. And thanks to the region’s extensive trails, affordable homes and sizeable apartment space, pets have room to roam, it’s no surprise that Des Moines landed at  #5 on the Top U.S. Cities for Pets & Their Owners list

Looking for pet-friendly amenities around DSM? Read on for a few of the local trails, outdoor spaces, apartments and coworking spaces in the region: 

Dog-Friendly Trails Around Greater Des Moines

Take your pup for a walk on one of the many trails around DSM: 

Outdoor Spaces for Pets and Their Owners in Greater Des Moines

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Here are a few places that welcome pups and where you can have an adventure. 

Pet-Friendly Apartments in Greater Des Moines 

Check out these rentals that can be home sweet home for you and your pets: 

Pet-Friendly Coworking Spaces in Greater Des Moines 

Work and hang out with your pup at these coworking spaces: 

Along with dog-friendly places above, you can find places to shop with your pet, too. Try EarthWise Pet in Pella or Newton for pet food, grooming, treats and more. Quality veterinary services are also available at Adel Veterinary Clinic, All Seasons Veterinary Care in Polk City, Carlisle Veterinary Clinic, Pet Medical Center of Urbandale, Prairie Lakes Pet Hospital in Ankeny, Westfield Veterinary Hospital in Johnston and others around the region. 

Don’t have your four-legged friend yet, but considering one to help you make your home in DSM? Stop in at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa to find the perfect addition to your family. The adoption process is easy to follow — the ARL even holds Adoption Events around the region where you can adopt on-site. 

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