Dog Boarding in Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA

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1. Sydney

Large Fenced Yard and a Friend!

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50322

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

3 repeat clients

"She took good care of Captain in short notice.was very friendly and helpful with everything .she is Awesome .thanks Sydney again .see u next time wen we come... (more)"

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2. Kendra

Home full-time, dog park fan!

West Des Moines, IA, 50265

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

8 repeat clients

"Kendra and Mark did a great job taking care of our dog. Kendra sent many messages and updates to us, and Quincy was sad to leave when we picked him up. I c... (more)"

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3. Summer

Snuggles for your fur baby!

Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines, IA, 50309

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

1 repeat client

"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)"

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4. Kaitlin

Fenced in yard, home away from home

West Des Moines, IA, 50265

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care

"I absolutely hate have to take my babies to a boarding facility. Stumbling onto Rover and finding Katie and Will was a blessing!! Our babies were happy and... (more)"

5. Kate

Puppy Date with Kate

Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

28 repeat clients

"Kate was awesome. She was flexible, easy to deal with, responded quickly, sent pictures of our 8 month old Goldendoodle hanging out with her pets, and seemed... (more)"

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6. Samantha

Home most days- over half acre yard

Johnston, IA, 50131

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

1 repeat client

"Max and Maggie had a great weekend with Samantha. They both came home tired from playing. Samantha kept us posted by sending pics. We would use her again. (more)"

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7. 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)"

8. Jeanine

Fun & Pampered Pups-my specialty

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50311

Dog Boarding

20 repeat clients

"Like most of the other reviews....our dog Emna came home tired and smiling. Jeanine took her out to the dog park and to Maffitt Reservoir to run around and ... (more)"

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9. Katlen

Home full time, fenced in yard

Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

2 repeat clients

"Katlen did a great job. My excited puppy seemed to do well here and I loved that she is home during the day just as I am so she was in her kennel during the... (more)"

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10. Meredith

Work at home, give great belly rubs

WEST DES MOINES, IA, 50265

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care

"Our pup had a fabulous stay at Meredith’s house! Meredith was great - she responded to messages quickly & sent plenty of messages and pics to let us know how... (more)"

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11. Amanda

Fenced in yard with dog playmates!

Johnston, IA, 50131

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

"Amanda spoiled our dog all weekend! Played catch and cuddled and let him take a nap in her lap (he's almost 100 lbs so that was above and beyond the call of ... (more)"

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12. Rhonda

I have a great love for dogs.

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

19 repeat clients

"Rhonda was responsive to my questions and so supportive of what my girl needed. I felt assured and comfortable that my dog, MJ, was in good hands. (more)"

13. 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)"

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14. KyLeigh

Nonstop Playtime and Adventures

Drake, Des Moines, IA, 50311

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

1 repeat client

"Kyleigh was great with my dog! Always stressed leaving him new places but he seemed super happy in the frequent updates I got! He was tired for days when he ... (more)"

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15. Sarah

Dog obsessed, responsible pet owner

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits

About: I have been house and pet sitting for friends, family, and co-workers for about six years. I enjoy spending quality time with dogs and treating the... (more)

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16. 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

1 repeat client

"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)"

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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

4 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)"

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18. 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)"

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19. Grace

All dogs are good dogs!

Drake Park, Des Moines, IA, 50311

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

"Grace is my first choice when looking for someone to care for my dogs. She never failed to make sure they went on walks every day and always made sure to tre... (more)"

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20. Anastasia

Big or small, I love them all!

URBANDALE, IA, 50322

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

1 repeat client

"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)"

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