Dog Boarding in Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA

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

1. Brian

Dog loving family- stay at home mom

Urbandale, IA, 50323

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

8 repeat clients

"Brian and Nichole were professional, caring, loving and attentive with our Bernese, Dutch. They welcomed him into their home, sent us daily photos and video... (more)"

2. Kayla

Foster Mom and Dog Lover!!

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

38 repeat clients

"Gracy had absolutely awesome time and came home super tired and slept like a baby... Kayla is super star and so her pups.. Gracy will miss them all terribly.... (more)"

3. Jeanine

Fun & Pampered Pups-my specialty

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50311

Dog Boarding

15 repeat clients

"We were very nervous to leave our new puppy with anyone, but Jeanine made us very comfortable, she opened up her home to her. She grew the week she was there... (more)"

4. Karin

dogs, camping + coffee

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50310

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

"Frank and Evy had a great time! Karin was great with communication while setting up the stay and while my dogs were there. She let me know how they were doin... (more)"

5. Jennifer

Bones Jones Playcare

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50310

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

1 repeat client

"Jen was awesome to work with. My 2 dogs were happy and well cared for which made my vacation more enjoyable. I would highly recommend Jen and definitely wil... (more)"

6. Lizzy

Dog lover lookin for extra pup time

West Des Moines, IA, 50265

Dog Boarding

1 repeat client

"Mila and Zoey love going over to Lizzy's house. She had a fenced in yard which is great for the dogs! (more)"

7. Rhonda

I have a great love for dogs.

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

9 repeat clients

"Rhonda was fabulous keeping us updated with images of Red. He is a Vizsla and highly active, during his stay he was walked, was able to play outside with ano... (more)"

8. Gaibrien

Home 24/7 - large fenced in yard

Union Park, Des Moines, IA, 50316

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

"Gaibrien was wonderful! She sent photos and updates throughout our pup's stay. She was extremely flexible and responsive and genuinely seemed to enjoy having... (more)"

9. Evan

Dog Trainer with a Fenced in Yard!

Union Park, Des Moines, IA, 50316

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

23 repeat clients

"Couldn't have been better. Evan was super accommodating with our last minute travel plans and answered all questions and texts back very quickly and professi... (more)"

10. Megan

Adventure pup & adventure fur-mom!

West Des Moines, IA, 50265

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

4 repeat clients

"Megan has done such a great job watching Levi during 2 different stays! He seems very happy to be with her, and she keeps me updated with texts and pictures ... (more)"

11. Cade

Teacher with summers free

West Des Moines, IA, 50265

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

"Cade is a very responsible and giving person. He treats his pet bulldog Zelda as if she were a child. He takes care of all Zedla's needs and makes sure she ... (more)"

12. Katie

young professional, love animals!

West des moines, IA, 50265

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

3 repeat clients

"Katie was so great!! And her dog peanut is such a sweetie. Katie took great care of Penny and sent us updates about Penny which I greatly appreciate. Additio... (more)"

13. Brian

I'll gladly run with your dog!

West Des Moines, IA, 50265

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

3 repeat clients

"Brian was great with our puppy! When we dropped bo off he ran right inside and wasn't concerned at all about us leaving. Brian was very thorough about our pu... (more)"

14. 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 with our bulldog and her allergy needs. Her apartment is spacious with plenty of green space around too. She was super responsive and sent p... (more)"

15. Amanda

The Dog Nanny

Windsor heights, IA, 50324

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

4 repeat clients

"Wonderful!!! Couldn't have asked for a better place for our pup to stay! Amanda is amazing, great communication and we felt great with her taking care of our... (more)"

16. Jacklyn

Responsible and Reliable Pet Sitter

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50310

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

3 repeat clients

"Jacklyn took great care of our dogs while we were out of town! She kept us updated and was kind, professional and courteous! We highly recommend Jacklyn and ... (more)"

17. Kara

Berhow Dog Park & Hotel

Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

1 repeat client

"Kara was a great host for Pacer!! He went there with a ton of energy and when he came home he slept for two entire days! I definitely recommend Kara as a host! (more)"

18. Candace

Fun & LOVING with a huge back yard

Drake, Des Moines , IA, 50311

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

3 repeat clients

"Candace has been so great! It's such a nice feeling knowing my dog is in good hands when I drop her off. And I know she's been having fun and getting exercis... (more)"

19. 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)

20. Heidi

Caring Pet Sitting in my Home

Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

15 repeat clients

"Heidi was great! Flexible about drop off and pickup times. Fenced in back yard. Other dogs to play with and lots of toys. My dog had a great stay and came ho... (more)"

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