Dog Boarding in McKinley School, Des Moines, IA

Find a loving dog sitter to watch your dog overnight at your sitter's home.

1. Kayla

Foster Mom and Dog Lover!!

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding

19 repeat clients

"Kayla is so clearly a dog lover from the minute you meet her. She texted us pictures and updates each day and the dogs always looked so happy. She has a big... (more)"

2. Debbie

Your Dog Will Be Part of the Family

Pleasant Hill, IA, 50327

Dog Boarding

62 repeat clients

"I would absolutely recommend Debbie’s dog service to others. My dog recently stayed at Debbie’s house for three weeks, and I am completely satisfied with th... (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

13 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)"

Confirmed Thanksgiving Availability
4. 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)"

5. Evan

Foster Parent/Dog Trainer

Union Park, Des Moines, IA, 50316

Dog Boarding, House Sitting

16 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
6. Candace

Fun & LOVING with a huge back yard

Drake, Des Moines , IA, 50311

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, 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)"

Confirmed Thanksgiving Availability
7. Laura

Fun with your Furry Friend

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

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

9 repeat clients

"Laura was incredible with our puppy Mulaney! She made leaving our puppy for the first time effortless and provided updates throughout his time there. We are ... (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. 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)"

13. 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)"

Confirmed Thanksgiving Availability
14. Jessica

Boxer Mom But Loves All

Des Moines, IA, 50317

Dog Boarding

"Jessica is like the dog whisperer. Animals always seem to flock to her. I can't tell if she loves her dogs more than they love her or not. She treats them li... (more)"

15. 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)

16. Shannon

Wiener lover!

Des Moines, IA, 50320

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

3 repeat clients

"I must say I was more than impressed with the care my two Labs received at Shannon's house last weekend. I was out of town and Shannon sent me pictures of th... (more)"

17. Lexi

I'm energetic and anxious to help!

Somerset, Des Moines, IA, 50315

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

"A few months ago I had an unexpected business trip come up and had no where to leave my dog, Jordy. Lexi was the first person that offer to stay with Jordy f... (more)"

18. 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)"

19. 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)"

20. Carolina

Another home to your dog

Bloomfield-Allen, Des Moines, IA, 50320

Dog Boarding

"I can't say enough great things about the care of our two dogs! Carolina is definitely a dog loving person, our two pups were spoiled with love and kindnes... (more)"

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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.