1. Claire

High-Energy Dog Lover <3

Westwood, Des Moines, IA, 50321

House Sitting

2 repeat clients

"Claire was fantastic! She was incredibly responsive whenever we reached out to her, and we can tell that she really understood and appreciated the unique per... (more)"

2. 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

"Jacqui has watched my English Mastiff, Gus, a number of times now, and she does a wonderful job! Not only do I trust her to show up when she says she will, ... (more)"

3. Hayley

Grand View Student

Union Park, Des Moines, IA, 50316

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

1 repeat client

"It was with some fear and trepidation that we were asking a complete stranger to come into our home and sit our pets (dog and cat) and our home for the first... (more)"

4. Krystal

Young professional pet lovers

Drake, Des Moines , IA, 50131

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

5 repeat clients

"Krystal was amazing while we were gone! I'm so lucky to have found her and I know Molly is also! She communicated with us daily and helped this week away not... (more)"

5. Inga

Very reliable, dog lover!

Des Moines , IA, 50309

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

1 repeat client

About: I grew up on a farm and have been around animals all my life! I absolutely love all animals and will treat your pet like my family :) currently goi... (more)

6. Evan

Foster Parent/Dog Trainer

Union Park, Des Moines, IA, 50316

Dog Boarding, House Sitting

13 repeat clients

"Where do I begin! Evan has worked professionally with dogs for at least 5 years, from training, fostering for shelters, even search and rescue dogs. He's s... (more)"

7. Lisa

Dog-lover looking to serve

Union Park, Des Moines, IA, 50316

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Lisa is the PERFECT candidate for the Dog Sitting position. Lisa's love for dogs, any animal for that matter, is greater than no other. Her eyes light up an... (more)"

8. Sara

Experienced, energetic animal lover

Drake, Des Moines, IA, 50311

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Sara was just awesome, a peach & a delight. She took very god care of our kids and kept the house in good condition! We highly recommend her! (more)"

9. Katie

Your pet and I are best friends

Southwestern Hills, Des Moines, IA, 50321

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits

2 repeat clients

"Katie was wonderful! I felt comfortable leaving her with my keys and my fur babies from the time I met her! We loved getting some pictures while we were out ... (more)"

10. Bailey

Bailey Jo's fun pet vacation

Des Moines, IA, 50315

Dog Boarding, House Sitting

About: Hello! I am a huge animal lover! I have a Golden doodle of my own, she is a year and a half. I also have two cats that don't mind dogs, and when th... (more)

11. Kim

Experienced dog handler/groomer

Des moines, IA, 50310

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

About: Spent 5 years managing a dog boarding kennel & in-home visits & 3 years grooming individual dogs. Currently have 2 dogs of my own (an English Bull... (more)

12. Alexandra

Pet Lover!

Drake, Des Moines , IA, 50310

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

"No problems with the drop off and pick up, overfed a little but not too bad. (more)"

13. Amanda

Flexible, reliable, love & fun

Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines , IA, 50309

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

"I have had Amanda pet sit for me on a few occasions and she was fabulous. She truly loves loves animals and it is reflected in her care for them. You won't... (more)"

14. Ann-Charlotte

<3 poodle sister and pet sitter <3

Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines, IA, 50309

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

About: I grew up with two standard poodles and have been around many different breeds of dogs over the years. I don't have my own dog and so I regularly p... (more)

15. Terri

Detailed caregiver

Southwestern Hills, Des Moines, IA, 50321

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"I have had a lot of great experiences on Rover, but I wish all of them were as incredible as Terri! Terri loves dogs. She loves her own dogs and our Bo. ... (more)"

16. McKenna

Dog enthusiast!! :-)

Accent, Des Moines, IA, 50317

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"McKenna has always had a love for animals and pets .. She has a special place in her heart for dogs and all animals.. With herself having 2 labs growing up s... (more)"

17. Andrea

Pawsitively Playful Pup Sitter

East Village, Des Moines , IA, 50309

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

3 repeat clients

"Andrea came over to meet our crew before our trip. She was super nice and positive. It made us feel good about leaving our babies with her. We were gone f... (more)"

18. Alexi

Your dogs' new best friend!

Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines, IA, 50309

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Wow, Alexi is a true lover of dogs. My dogs adore Alexi and going away has never been easier. I have 3 dogs and leaving them was always traumatic for both ... (more)"

19. Summer

I've always loved animals !

Drake, Des Moines , IA, 50310

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

About: Right now I am currently attending DMACC to get my AAS degree to become a vet tech. I've grown up with all kinds of animals my entire life and I've... (more)

20. Joe

No dog too big or small!

Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines, IA, 50309

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Joe is a great pet sitter and gives tons of love to the kitties and brings a lot of energy to the dogs. If you like a pet sitter that doesn't mind having a ... (more)"

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Pet parents in Des Moines love house sitters on Rover. 291 owners have reviewed sitters in the Des Moines metro area,, giving them an average rating of 4.98/5. Did you know that 95% of reviewed stays have received a perfect 5-star rating? That means Rover is the perfect place to go when you're searching for loving, safe care for your best friend—as well as a responsible house sitter. And since 92% of pet parents live within a short drive of a sitter on Rover, you're sure to find a great house sitter near you.

Here's how it works: Search for house sitters near you for the dates you need it. Start a conversation from your house 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. And another bonus: House sitting on Rover is an affordable alternative to leaving your dog in a kennel. Not only do you get someone to take care of your dog, but your home will be in good hands too.

When you book house sitting on Rover, your dog will get to stay on their home turf. Of course, your dog doesn't 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 house sitter and your dog will have a great time together. And the next time you're looking for house sitting, you'll know you can turn to dog sitters on Rover.