Dog Boarding in Carpenter, Des Moines, IA

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1. Kayla

Foster Mom and Dog Lover!!

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding

18 repeat clients

"I cannot say enough great things about Pendleton's stay with Kayla! I would highly recommend her to anyone! It is so comforting to know your dog is at a safe... (more)"

2. Jordan

Huge dog lover!

Clive, IA, 50325

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

1 repeat client

"This was our first time using Rover and Jordan was AWESOME!! She sent us photos of our dogs during their stay at her house and kept in contact with us all we... (more)"

3. Dala

Wanna be crazy dog lady. Husband:no

Merle Hay, Des Moines , IA, 50322

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

12 repeat clients

"Dala was very welcoming and so kind to both my dog and me. Garth appeared comfortable from first walking in and was just as happy when I picked him up the fo... (more)"

4. Evan

Foster Parent/Dog Trainer

Union Park, Des Moines, IA, 50316

Dog Boarding, House Sitting

15 repeat clients

"My dogs Karma and Remy had an excellent stay with Evan and his wife. My dogs are very active and were so tired from constant play at Evan's that they slept t... (more)"

Confirmed Thanksgiving Availability
5. Jeanine

Fun & Pampered Pups-my specialty

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50311

Dog Boarding

11 repeat clients

"Jeanine was very willing to have a pre-stay meet up to introduce our dogs and give my dog the opportunity check out her place. She sent an update and photo ... (more)"

6. Candace

Fun & LOVING with a huge back yard

Drake, Des Moines , IA, 50311

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"I was very happy with my first Rover experience! Candace was very easy to set things up with, the meet and greet put me at ease, and she took excellent care ... (more)"

Confirmed Thanksgiving Availability
7. Laura

Fun with your Furry Friend

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

8 repeat clients

"Laura was awesome! Super responsive and wanted to know everything that would make Finn the most comfortable during his stay. I have an exhausted pooch that w... (more)"

8. Stacy

Namastay home with your dog.

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50311

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

"Our dogs love visiting Stacy. She treats them as her own and we never worry about our girls while they are with her, Stacy is reliable and responsible. We... (more)"

Confirmed Thanksgiving Availability
9. Rhonda

I have a great love for dogs.

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

6 repeat clients

"Rhonda was EXCELLENT! Her first priority was always ensuring our Harley was as comfortable as being at home. You can tell she truly cared for her and is a si... (more)"

10. Ember

Animal Lover!

Southwestern Hills, Des Moines, IA, 50321

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Ember and her husband were able to accommodate my request for a last minute stay! They were flexible, kind, great to communicate with, and I felt at ease lea... (more)"

11. Linde

Active and fun dog lover!

Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines, IA, 50309

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Linde was fantastic. Completely responsible and caring. She came to my house twice a day to feed and walk my dog and it worked perfectly. She even texted ... (more)"

12. Tressa

Responsible and Reliable Dog Sitter

Johnston, IA, 50131

Dog Boarding, House Sitting

"We had a great experience with Tressa and would definitely recommend anyone with an energetic pup to stay with her and Jojo! Tressa was very flexible with pi... (more)"

13. Jacqui

I love dogs and they love me too!!

East Village, Des Moines, IA, 50309

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

1 repeat client

"You can tell your dog is loved with jacqui. She was able to give me updates when I was out of town and even send pictures. Then I got home and Atlas fell r... (more)"

14. Bailey

Bailey Jo's fun pet vacation

Des Moines, IA, 50315

Dog Boarding, House Sitting

"Bailey is so welcoming! Phoebe enjoyed her stay there tremendously. She got to run for hours in Bailey's backyard and play with her Goldendoodle, Lacy. Phoeb... (more)"

15. Shannon

Wiener lover!

Des Moines, IA, 50320

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

3 repeat clients

"Weezy loved her stay with Shannon and her husband. Shannon sent pictures daily, which was soothing as a first time Rover user. I would highly recommend Shann... (more)"

16. Rachelle

Furbabies are my life!

Indianola Hills, Des Moines, IA, 50315

Dog Boarding

About: I have always owned dogs for as long as I can remember. I am kind and consistent and have done extensive research on training dogs the basics: pott... (more)

17. Krystal

Young professional pet lovers

Drake, Des Moines , IA, 50131

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

5 repeat clients

"Everything went perfectly! Krystal and Jason were super nice and made Marley feel right at home. We appreciated getting a few updates during our trip, and di... (more)"

18. Lizzy

Dog lover lookin for extra pup time

West Des Moines, IA, 50265

Dog Boarding, House Sitting

About: I had always grown up with at least one dog in my house and have had trouble adjusting to not having one around since I had gone away to college, a... (more)

19. Taylor

Animal lover with fenced backyard

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50322

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

"Taylor has watched over my dog as well as my parents dogs many times and he has always treated them as his own. Each of the dogs loves him and enjoy having h... (more)"

20. Katie

Your pet and I are best friends

Southwestern Hills, Des Moines, IA, 50321

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits

2 repeat clients

"Our dog, Porter, stayed with Katie for a long weekend and he had a great time! Katie gave us updates along the way and even sent us a picture showing how we... (more)"

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Pet parents in Des Moines love dog sitters on Rover. 291 owners have reviewed sitters in the Des Moines metro area,, giving them an average rating of 4.98/5. Browse profiles, read reviews, and check us out on Yelp. 95% of reviewed stays have received a perfect 5-star rating, and 92% of pet parents live within a short drive of a dog sitter on Rover. That means Rover is the perfect place to go when you're search for loving, safe care for your best friend.

Here's how it works: Start a conversation from your potential dog sitter's profile, ask to schedule a free in-person Meet & Greet, and book and pay on Rover. You'll receive adorable photo updates, premium insurance, a reservation guarantee, and world-class support. Rover's payments platform is safe and secure—no cash, checks, or tips necessary. Wondering how much you can expect to pay for a night on Check out our average dog sitting rates to get an idea before you start a conversation with a sitter.

When you book overnight boarding on Rover, your dog will stay in the comfort of their dog sitter's home. This in-home boarding option is great for pet parents who don't want to send their dog to a kennel—it's truly luxury boarding. But just because your dog is staying at their sitter's home doesn't mean they have to stay home all day—they can enjoy many of Des Moines' dog-friendly attractions, including getting a free puppy cone at Snookies Malt Shop or a long walk at Gray’s Lake. Whatever they do, you'll get adorable photo updates of your dog having a blast. That's a great time for your dog, and peace of mind for you. Everybody wins!

With 100s of dog sitters in Des Moines, you're bound to discover the perfect match for your best friend. Your dog sitter and your dog will have a great time together, and you'll come home to a happy and well-rested dog. And the next time you're looking for boarding, you'll know where to turn.