Dog Boarding in Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA

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

1. Jeanine

Fun & Pampered Pups-my specialty

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50311

Dog Boarding

17 repeat clients

"Jeanine did a great job with our two pups who can be a lot to handle. She was able to calm down our Lab when we got nervous about us leaving by showing him a... (more)"

2. Morgan

Dog lover with too much free time!

McKinley School, Des Moines, IA, 50315

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

3 repeat clients

"Great sitter. Was very flexible with my schedule for pick up and drop off. Took outstanding care of my pooch. Will definitely use Morgan again. (more)"

3. Katlen

Home full time, fenced in yard

Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

1 repeat client

"We were very happy and pleased with this stay. Chewie felt at home and was happy to stay. Katlyn was kind enough to send us daily updates and pictures of our... (more)"

4. Kate

Puppy Date with Kate

Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

23 repeat clients

"Kate provided a wonderful home for our dog, Eddie. He came back 100%--I think he enjoyed his vacation as much as we did. Kate provide a friendly, loving an... (more)"

5. Evan

Dog Trainer with a Fenced in Yard!

Union Park, Des Moines, IA, 50316

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

27 repeat clients

"Our Golden boy, Fenway, had a great time at Evan's! It's a friendly and loving household and environment for a dog. I recommend Evan highly, and am sure I'll... (more)"

6. Dan

Dogs > Humans

King-Irving Park, Des Moines, IA, 50311

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

"Dan has dog sat for my two dogs before and did so splendidly. He stayed at my house and attended to them without an expectation for compensation, just out o... (more)"

7. Ashley

Young Professional + Dog Lover

West Des Moines, IA, 50266

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

"Ashley was great!! My girlfriend and I left for the weekend and left Hilton with her. She sent pictures and kept us updated. She was very flexible with time ... (more)"

8. Allyson

Dogs give me life.

Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines, IA, 50309

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

"Allyson is a great dog sitter! Not only does she love dogs, but is confident in her abilities to take care of them properly and safely. Having grown up wit... (more)"

9. Steph

Doggy belly rubs on the house!

West Des Moines , IA, 50266

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

2 repeat clients

"Steph was a wonderful sitter...very friendly and communicative! Our puppy was so comfortable and made herself at home with Steph and her dog, Laney. We wou... (more)"

10. Kelsey

Strutt for the Mutt

Johnston, IA, 50131

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

About: Hi, I'm Kelsey! I grew up always having dogs in my life; now that I am on my own, I am having major puppy withdrawals. I am an active individual wh... (more)

Confirmed President's Day Availability
11. Rhonda

I have a great love for dogs.

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

14 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)"

Available this weekend
12. Felicia

Peace Love and Paws

Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA, 50310

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

14 repeat clients

"Felicia did an incredible job watching our dog!!! She even sent us awesome photos of him periodically while we were out of a town, which made us feel at ease... (more)"

13. Shelby

Active and Fun

Sherman Hill, Des Moines, IA, 50309

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

About: I LOVE animals and want a dog but do not have time for one full time. Taking care of others pets is always fun and enjoyable for me since I do not ... (more)

14. Kara

Large fenced yard and friendly pup

Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

1 repeat client

"Sadie had a great time at Kara's! She was well cared for and Kara was accomodating with pick-up and drop-off times! (more)"

15. Laura

1/3 acre fenced in yard, home 24/7!

West Des moines, IA, 50265

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits

2 repeat clients

"Mia loved her time at Laura's! Mia has TONS of energy and can be a lot to handle, but Laura and her husband seemed to have no problem managing her with walks... (more)"

Confirmed President's Day Availability
16. Candace

Fun & LOVING with a huge back yard

Drake, Des Moines , IA, 50311

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

3 repeat clients

"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)"

17. Heidi

Caring Pet Sitting in my Home

Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

16 repeat clients

" Our 2 Schnauzers had a great time staying at Heidi's. They love playing with her Schnauzers. We feel very comfortable leaving our dogs in her care. (more)"

18. Kailee

College student loves animals

Drake, Des Moines, IA, 50311

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

About: I am a college student at Drake University. I love dogs. I have 2 dogs back home and miss them so much so I am wanting to start dog sitting to get ... (more)

19. Anastasia

Big or small, I love them all!

URBANDALE, IA, 50322

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

"Anna was great with our dog. We would totally use her services again! She was super great and reaching out to us before we arrived to make sure everything wa... (more)"

20. Shawnna

Highly flexible, genuine dog lover

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50310

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

"I would completely trust Shawnna to take care of my four-legged friend. I've seen Shawnna take care of her pup for a few years now and I'm always amazed by t... (more)"

Dog owners in Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA love booking dog boarding with sitters on Rover.com. Over 540 pet owners have reviewed dog sitters in the Des Moines metro area, giving them an average rating of 4.9/5 stars. Booking dog boarding can be super affordable, no matter where you live. Trust us, we think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Curious what it might cost to book dog boarding with Rover? Check out our average dog boarding rates to get an idea before reaching out and starting a conversation with a dog sitter near you in Merle Hay.

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