Dog Boarding in Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA

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1. Morgan

Dog lover with too much free time!

McKinley School, Des Moines, IA, 50315

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

2 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)"

2. Kate

Puppy Date with Kate

Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

21 repeat clients

"This was our dog's second vacay with Kate, and it went great! Kate's updates showed that our dog was staying busy and having a great time, and she came home ... (more)"

3. Katie

young professional, love animals!

West des moines, IA, 50265

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

5 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)"

4. Jennifer

We love dogs & they love it here!

West Des Moines, IA, 50265

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

11 repeat clients

"Jennifer was so sweet and easy to work with. She was flexible with our pick up and drop off times, especially for a holiday weekend! We enjoyed receiving pic... (more)"

Confirmed Thanksgiving Availability
5. Katlen

Home full time, fenced in yard

Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

About: We also have a bike trail behind our house for walks. I've done dog daycare at pet smart best job ever. Did foster care for a year. Can also groom ... (more)

6. Evan

Dog Trainer with a Fenced in Yard!

Union Park, Des Moines, IA, 50316

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

25 repeat clients

"Evan took great care of Oliver! He was happy and worn out from all of the exercise he got during the weekend when I picked him up. I would definitely recomme... (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 with our puppy, and always kept us updated with pictures. She was very flexible with pickup as well! Would definitely recommend her to anyone! (more)"

8. Tina

Ready to play with your pup!

McKinley School, Des Moines, IA, 50315

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

1 repeat client

"Tina and her husband were great to work with! They are friendly and professional couple who took really great care of my dog. :) Stanley came home happy and ... (more)"

9. Karin

dogs, camping + coffee

Johnston, IA, 50131

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

"Karin was great! She sent a lot of pictures and kept us updated on how our pup was doing. Karin was willing to give him medication. He was one tired boy when... (more)"

10. 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)"

11. 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

1 repeat client

"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)"

Confirmed Thanksgiving Availability
12. Sarah

Dogs Are Family Members

West Des Moines, IA, 50265

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

"Sarah was great with our puppy. She was very accommodating on short notice. It’s evident that she loves dogs and her own dog was super sweet too. I’d definit... (more)"

13. Rhonda

I have a great love for dogs.

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

13 repeat clients

"Rhonda did a fantastic job with Levi. He is nutty dog that needs a special patient caregiver. He warmed up quickly to her and became quite attached and almos... (more)"

14. Elizabeth

Flexible & loving Beaverdale sitter

Waveland Park, Des Moines, IA, 50311

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits

4 repeat clients

"Olivia had a great, chill stay with Elizabeth. Elizabeth was very thorough before the visit and was a wonderful sitter! (more)"

15. Cheyenne

Daily walks and dog parks!

West Des Moines, IA, 50265

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

About: Hello! If you’re looking for someone who loves your dog just as much as you do, you’ve found the right person! I LOVE animals and I’ve been working... (more)

16. Frida

Home full-time - large fenced yard

Sherman Hill, Des Moines, IA, 50309

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

About: Your dog will be sure to receive a lot of love at our home along with plenty of exercise. We are easily accessible from I-235 just east of Gateway ... (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

"Heidi and her family were very accommodating and helpful with watching Jackson this last weekend. Due to my time-schedule, I basically had to "drop-and-go" ... (more)"

18. Laura

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

West Des moines, IA, 50265

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

1 repeat client

"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)"

19. 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)"

20. Chrissy

We'll explore the great outdoors!

Waveland Park, Des Moines, IA, 50310

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

"Chrissy is wonderful, loving and very attentive to my pup. Will use her again whenever I need! Sent me pics and updates all day. (more)"

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