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Dog Boarding in Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA

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

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1. Sydney Verified Background CheckRover 101

Available Over the Holidays!

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50322

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care

"My dog Sam had a great time while at This home! It was obvious that this couple understands what being a pet owner is all about as they share their love to th… (more)"

Confirmed availability
 Thanksgiving
2. Brad & Sundie Verified Enhanced Background Check

Welcome to The Rescue Ranch!

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50322

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

"Brad and Sundie are amazing. They always send me a ton of pictures and updates. I love getting videos of our dog, Deacon, playing with their dogs! Our dog is w… (more)"

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3. Michelle & Mark Verified Background Check

Home full time! Large fenced yard!

Johnston, IA, 50131

Dog Boarding

"We were thrilled to have met Michelle and Mark thru thru Rover.com. With their help we were able to enjoy a two week trip that we would have otherwise simply … (more)"

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4. Tania Verified Background Check

We just want to hang out w/your pet

Urbandale, IA, 50322

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

"Tania was very good with my older dog, she sent pictures daily and kept me updated, even trimming his sensitive front claws. I will definitely use her again! (more)"

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5. Paige Verified Enhanced Background Check

Reliable, responsible pet sitter

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50311

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

"Paige has helped care for our dog on numerous occasions. She not only greets our dog kindly and excitedly, but she also is willing to follow our requests, suc… (more)"

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6. Erin & Chris Verified Background Check

Going away? Let your pet play!

Urbandale, IA, 50322

Dog Boarding

"Erin and Chris are amazing with Neumann! I have never trusted anyone as much with him, and I think he was even a little sad to come home with me after his last… (more)"

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7. Kayli Verified Background Check

Fun, outgoing, pet lover!

Urbandale, IA, 50233

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Kayli is great with pets. She has grown up with several dogs in her house and she is a great dog mommy to her puppy, Cali. She will take great care of your fur… (more)"

Confirmed availability
 Thanksgiving
8. Dana Verified Background Check

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

"Dana was incredibly friendly when we took Bo to meet her and her dogs. You can tell she’s very familiar with dogs right away. Bo stayed with her for a week and… (more)"

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9. Alex Verified Background Check

Pet boarding, sitting and daycare.

Johnston, IA, 50131

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

"From the first moment, we knew that Alex is excellent with the dogs. Toby had a good time at his house. We will definitely use his service again. (more)"

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10. Jennifer & Christine Verified Background Check

Family snuggles & excellent care!

West Des Moines, IA, 50265

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Dog Walking

"Wow! What a secure feeling it was to leave my dog Hootie with Jennifer and family. It was short notice when I realized I needed a dog sitter and Jennifer eased… (more)"

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11. Rebecca Verified Background Check

I will treat your baby like my own!

Woodland Heights, Des Moines, IA, 50312

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits

"Rebecca is awesome! We will definitely book with her again. She was patient and took the time to understand out dog’s routine. She sent LOTS of pictures and… (more)"

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12. Kaitlin Verified Background CheckRover 101

Fenced in yard, home away from home

West Des Moines, IA, 50265

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

"Scout had a great time with Kaitlin and her family. We received photos throughout the day and Scout looked happy as can be. We will definitely have Kaitlin’s f… (more)"

13. Tammy, Cory, & Logan Verified Background Check

Family of pet lovers

Polk City, IA, 50226

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

"Tammy and her family were tremendous to work with. The communication while we were away was very helpful to let us know our sweet pup was being well cared for.… (more)"

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14. Susan Verified Background Check

Home full time, large fenced yard

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care

"Susan instantly had a connection with our dogs and our dogs were not afraid or nervous to be with her. Susan kept us updated as needed and there were no issue… (more)"

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15. Tracie Verified Background Check

I have a huge passion for animals

West des moines, IA, 50265

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

"Koba is still learning about life and is hard to deal with sometimes, but tracie did a good job dealing with him! She’s very good at communicating and updating. (more)"

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16. Crystal Verified Background CheckRover 101

Home full-time privacy fenced yard

Union Park, Des moines, IA, 50316

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

"Our dogs had a wonderful time at Crystal's house. She was accomadating to our small chihuahua puppy and sent pictures of the pups getting exercise with her kid… (more)"

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17. Desiree Verified Background Check

Large doggy loving heart!

Waukee, IA, 50263

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

"My dog had a wonderful time staying with Desiree and Scooby! We got lots of great pictures of our pup while we were away, which made us miss him even more; bu… (more)"

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18. Stephanie Verified Background Check

Fenced Yard, Roosevelt Area

Ingersoll Park, Des Moines, IA, 50312

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

"I picked Ozzie up after our vacation and boy did our boy have a great time at Stephanie's! He got to go to the dog park several times, got numerous treats, wal… (more)"

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19. Jen Verified Background CheckRover 101

8 year old raising money for dance!

Grimes, IA, 50111

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

"Jen and her family were incredibly easy to work with and our pups had a great time! They came home tired and content! Jen sent pictures while we were away, had… (more)"

20. Megan Verified Background CheckRover 101

Home full time, large fenced yard

Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

"This was our first time using Rover for Carly so we were a little nervous. We really appreciated the photos of Carly that Megan sent to us during her stay. It … (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.

As dog lovers, we understand how difficult it can be to leave your dog when you have to head out of town. Luckily, you can find the perfect Merle Hay dog sitter in seconds on Rover.com. If you're looking for dog boarding while you're away, whether it's for one night or a whole month, you can find a dog sitter in Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA who meets your and your dog's needs. We manually review and approve every profile on our site, and we offer tools to help you make the right decision for your dog, including background checks and community reviews. We also offer educational opportunities and extra safety tools, such as the Protection Package. And we always recommend an in-person Meet & Greet so you can see that your sitter is the perfect fit for your dog. Rover is proud to be the nation's largest network of dog lovers for hire, and that includes offering pet boarding in Merle Hay.

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Sit a Dog, Save a Life lets you raise money for local dogs-in-need by doing something you do already: asking your neighbors to watch your dog instead of leaving them in a kennel. Many Rover sitters in Merle Hay, Des Moines donate a percentage of their earnings to nonprofits through Sit a Dog, Save a Life. When you book with a sitter who has the Rover Donation Badge on their profile, you're helping dogs in need, right here in Des Moines.

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