Dog Boarding in Drake, Des Moines, IA

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1. Kendra

Home full-time, dog park fan!

West Des Moines, IA, 50265

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

"Frodo was sick when we left him with Kendra and they took remarkable care of him which included staying up all night. We truly thank them for taking such goo... (more)"

2. Sydney

Large Fenced Yard and a Friend!

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50322

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

"Sydney and Isaiah were wonderful with our Aussies. Their Aussie is so sweet and our dogs were nice and worn out when we picked them up. They were flexible ... (more)"

3. Summer

Snuggles for your fur baby!

Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines, IA, 50309

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"I have known Summer for 6 years now. She and I have worked closely together for several years. Summer is organized and professional. She is very gentle and c... (more)"

4. Jeanine

Fun & Pampered Pups-my specialty

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50311

Dog Boarding

"Jeanine was so very easy to work with and I instantly felt at ease leaving our pooch with her. Our puppy decided to forget any potty training that she had l... (more)"

5. Sarah

Dog obsessed, responsible pet owner

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits

"She was great with my dog Winston and took great care of him. She was available and answered my texts and questions. Winston had a great time and almost didn... (more)"

Confirmed 4th of July Availability
6. Rebecca

I will treat your baby like my own!

Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines, IA, 50309

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits

"Rebecca was awesome! She swung by and met our lab mix the week before her stay, and our pup loved her. She stayed at our home for the weekend and watched o... (more)"

7. Kate

Puppy Date with Kate

Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

"Kate did an awesome job watching our dog. She sent photos and updates. I will definitely have her watch our dog again. I highly recommend her. (more)"

8. Cory

I'll run with your dog! I love dogs

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

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

"We call Cory our fur baby's (Dewey) BFF. Dewey gets beyond excited when he knows he will be hanging out with Cory. He is definitely an animal lover, regardle... (more)"

Confirmed 4th of July Availability
9. Evan

Dog Trainer with a Fenced in Yard!

Union Park, Des Moines, IA, 50316

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

"This was the second time we left Stormy with Evan. The first time was for two weeks and it worked out so well for us and Stormy and I did not hesitate to lea... (more)"

10. KyLeigh

Nonstop Playtime and Adventures

Drake, Des Moines, IA, 50311

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

"I'm soo glad Kyleigh was able to babysit my furbaby at the last minute. I was able to go vacay w/my nieces. I was worry about him about getting anxiety. She ... (more)"

11. Cara

Active-fenced yd-2 friendly pups <3

Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding, House Sitting

"I couldn't have been more happy with Pennys stay! She came home exhausted! Cara kept me updated through out her stay and Penny looked like she was so happy! ... (more)"

12. Dana

Lover of all dogs big and small

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50322

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

"Roman came home a happy puppy! Dana had just moved into her house so there were boxes that were being unpacked, but I paid no mind to that, Lord knows it too... (more)"

13. Josh

Morning walks and fenced back yard.

Des Moines, IA, 50315

Dog Boarding, Dog Walking

"Our pup had such a great time! He was clearly well cared for and has been sleeping all day from the fun he had playing with Dixie! We will definitely use the... (more)"

14. Morgan

Dog lover with too much free time!

McKinley School, Des Moines, IA, 50315

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Morgan was Awesome! I really loved and appreciated that she sent me pictures and updates throughout the stay so I knew how Ozzy was doing and reassured me th... (more)"

15. Grace

All dogs are good dogs!

Drake Park, Des Moines, IA, 50311

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

"Grace did a wonderful job watching Teddy while we were away for a few days. Teddy has never been away from home, but he felt right at home with Grace. Grac... (more)"

16. Rhonda

I have a great love for dogs.

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

"I travelled out of the country for 6 days and never felt worried for a minute after meeting Rhonda. Archie was cared for as if it was her dog allowing him to... (more)"

17. Candace

Fun & LOVING with a huge back yard

Drake, Des Moines, IA, 50311

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

"Candace and Brandon put my mind at ease!!! It was the first time using Rover and leaving my little love bug somewhere. Gus loved it and it was so nice knowin... (more)"

18. Kristen

Life’s an adventure, better w/ pets

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

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

"Kristen is wonderful with animals! She's very caring and patient. She's also very responsible and will give your pets the best care! If you want a dog sitter... (more)"

19. Chloe

Sully's Mom-Runs-Walks-Fenced Play!

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

"Chloe totally delivered a first class experience for my dog and me. I would rocomend Chloe to others and rebook myself. Thanks again. (more)"

20. Caitlin

Adventure & Security

Drake, Des Moines, IA, 50311

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

About: I've owned dogs my entire life, and brought that passion for animals to my professional work at an Iowa City dog daycare during college. Post-gradu... (more)

Pet parents in Drake, Des Moines, IA love dog sitters on Rover.com. 540 owners have reviewed sitters in the Des Moines metro area, giving them an average rating of 4.9/5. 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. Wondering how much you can expect to pay for a night on Rover.com? Check out our average dog boarding rates to get an idea before you start a conversation with a sitter.

Rover.com offers the perfect alternative to dog kennels and traditional dog sitting. The next time you head out of town and need someone to take care of your dog, turn to Rover for your dog boarding needs. It's easy to find a loving Drake dog sitter on Rover who'll give your dog one-on-one attention while you're away, and your dog can enjoy a sweet staycation, right at their sitter's home. Search from hundreds of dog sitters in Drake, Des Moines, IA, read sitter profiles, and reach out to sitters who seem like a good fit for you and your dog. We know it can be tough to leave your pet, which is why we encourage every pet parent and sitter to have a Meet & Greet before booking the stay. With Rover, pet boarding is guilt-free, cashless, and convenient. That way, you can hit the road happy knowing your dog's in loving hands while you're away.

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4) Enjoy your trip

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