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. Katlynn Verified Background Check

Can’t wait to meet your fur-babies!

West Des Moines, IA, 50265

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

"Katlynn was wonderful with Lani! Right away we could tell she is a dog lover. She was flexible with pick up and drop off times and very communicative through... (more)"

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2. Tiff Verified Background Check

Obsessive Dog Mom

Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

"She welcomed our dog into her home and followed all the rules we had for him. Did a great job updating us on status as well as photos throughout the day. Wil... (more)"

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3. Deborah Verified Background Check

Safe, warm, happy Urbandale home!

Urbandale, IA, 50322

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care

"Deborah was AMAZING! She made me feel very comfortable leaving my dog there for the weekend. Her son played so well with Foxy and I know Foxy enjoyed the ext... (more)"

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Thanksgiving
4. Sydney Verified Background CheckRover 101

Large Fenced Yard and Friends!

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50322

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care

"Our Lab Osa, enjoyed her stay. She got along well with Sydney's dog Louis. Osa seemed very comfortable when I left her and she was having fun in the back yar... (more)"

5. 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

"She was wonderful and very flexible on times. I received a couple of pictures and Tucker looked like he was pretty comfortable hanging out at their house. (more)"

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6. 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 has watched my dog on multiple occasions. She is my go to sitter. My dogs has so much energy and he always comes back home tired and happy. (more)"

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Thanksgiving
7. Stephanie Verified Background Check

Side-hustler who loves dogs!

North Of Grand, Des Moines, IA, 50312

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

"I had a great experience with Stephanie! She was so accommodating, took great care of my pup and sent photos while I was gone. If my dog could talk I know sh... (more)"

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This weekend
8. Erin & Chris Verified Background Check

Going away? Let your pet play!

Urbandale, IA, 50322

Dog Boarding

"Erin is amazing. She watched my two dogs and went beyond my expectations. I will definitely have her watch them again and again!!! I highly recommend her. (more)"

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Thanksgiving
9. Jeanine Verified Background CheckRover 101

Fun & Pampered Pups-my specialty

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50311

Dog Boarding

"Jeanine is a very caring sitter. She took great care of our 2 guys, and they seemed very happy there. We will definately use her again. Thanks Jeanine. (more)"

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Thanksgiving
10. April Verified Background Check

Dogs make life worth living.

Windsor heights, IA, 50324

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits

"April is the perfect fit for you & your fur baby, I have seen April around dogs and cats her whole life. From her first pup Jake to her two wonderful dogs no... (more)"

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Thanksgiving
11. Kaila Verified Background CheckRover 101

Fenced in backyard - photo updates!

Waveland Park, Des Moines, IA, 50311

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

"Our experience boarding with Kaila was superb! It was our senior dog Twingo’s first time staying with her, so we had a meet and greet ahead of time to make... (more)"

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This weekend
12. Amanda Verified Background Check

I'm a Sucker for a Pupper

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50311

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

"Amanda went above and beyond what I would expect of a dog sitter and I would definitely recommend her services. She took care of our pup for the weekend, m... (more)"

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13. Cara Verified Background Check

Active-fenced yd-3 friendly pups <3

Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding

"Where do I start? Cara and her husband made Bodie feel like part of the family. Lots of room to play, loving fur friends, and lots of pics/videos that made... (more)"

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14. Megan & Carl Verified Background Check

Fenced yard & a pup ready to play

West Des Moines, IA, 50266

Dog Boarding

"It was refreshing to be able to take a week long vacation and not worry about our dog. Megan and Carl treated him like their family dog and made sure he was ... (more)"

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Thanksgiving
15. Cory Verified Background Check

I'll run with your dog! I love dogs

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"We came to Iowa for a wedding. Cory took good care of our 2 senior dogs (labs). One has separation anxiety that he was able to comfort and the other took a... (more)"

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Thanksgiving
16. Connor Verified Background Check

Dog lover looking to help others!

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Connor has watched my dog on multiple occasions now ranging from a few days to a week when I was out of town on vacation. He followed the directions I gave ... (more)"

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17. Emily Verified Background Check

Pet loving home

West Des Moines, IA, 50265

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

"Emily watched our dog Bruno at her home for three nights. Bruno had a great time and was well cared for. Emily sent lots of photos and you could tell she was... (more)"

18. Carin Verified Background Check

I'll treat them like family!

Johnston, IA, 50131

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

"We've sent our sheepadoodle to Carin twice and she was fantastic. Took great care of her, sent us update photos, and was super easy to work with . Highly rec... (more)"

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19. Katlen Verified Background Check

Home full time, fenced in yard

Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

"She and her family were wonderful to my Bondsie...sent me pictures...concerned when he was not feeling well...and had a delightful surorise for me when I got... (more)"

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20. Susan Verified Background Check

Home full time, large fenced yard

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50310

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

"Susan was very attentive to my pup's needs and made sure to ask all the necessary questions prior to watching him, so she could make sure he was as comfortab... (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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