Sable J.


Louie, Barney and Wilson's mom


West Des Moines, IA

Organizer since:

May 1, 2012

Why do you want to join the West Des Moines Dog Walking Club?

I need exercise and so do my Basset Hounds! I also want to meet other dog lovers in my community and take our dogs to dog-friendly social events. I am the Fundraising Coordinator for Hounds Haven Basset Rescue and am always looking for opportunities to help homeless pets in our community. I hope to meet other people who want to help too.

What kind of dog(s) do you have and what is/are their names?

My husband, BJ, and I have three rescued Basset Hounds: Louie (6), Barney (6), and Wilson (11). Louie is from a puppy mill in Missouri, and Barney and Wilson are owner-surrenders. They are our kids and they are so goofy! They love snacks. They love naps. They love belly rubs. They love walks too, but we all need to work up our endurance.

What days and times do you like to walk with your dog(s)?

My husband and I prefer mornings or evenings.

What distance do you usually walk with your dog(s) and how often?

My husband and I walk the dogs a few times a week, after their dinner, for about a half mile. This is clearly not enough for them, or me.

Have you worked with your dog(s) on basic obedience training?

Yes, but we haven't reinforced anything so they are pretty much nose-driven, low-riding, big friendly dogs who could use a little more exercise and structure. :)


Arooo to you! I am really excited to start walking my Basset Hounds (Louie, Barney and Wilson) with all of you. I really need the exercise and so do my Basset Hounds! I also look forward to meeting all of your dogs!

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