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Pet Setting & Drop Ins in Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA

Book a pet sitter to stop by your home a few times a day to feed and play with your dog.

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4th of July
1. Katy

Katy's my name, walking dogs is...

West Des Moines, IA, 50265

Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Katy was wonderful with my new puppy Finley, she left a great report and spent time playing with her while at my home. Katy also sent some photos to me durin... (more)"

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2. Summer

Snuggles for your fur baby!

Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines, IA, 50309

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Summer responded to us quickly and was very easy to work with on times and arrangements, especially since we were asking for the next day! She sent AWESOME p... (more)"

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3. Ally

I'll scratch your dog for hours

Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines, IA, 50309

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Having never used Rover.com I had no idea what to expect. After meeting with Ally I had no doubts that she would be able to handle my dogs while we were out ... (more)"

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4. Sydney

Large Fenced Yard and a Friend!

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50322

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

"Sydney is one of the few people that we trust with our 2 border collies (their grandma being the other we leave them with). She's very attentive and gives t... (more)"

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5. 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

"Dana is a commendable dog owner and a respectful worker. She loves animals and shows kindness and patience when working with them. I highly recommend her for... (more)"

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6. Kate

Puppy Date with Kate

Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

"We ❤️ Miss Kate!!! (more)"

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7. Cheryl

Former Vet Tech is Home FULL-TIME

Urbandale Ia., IA, 50322

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

"We had Cheryl over for drop in visits while we were out of town for the weekend. Our dogs are not used to being away from home or without us for long so thi... (more)"

8. Samantha

Home most days- over half acre yard

Johnston, IA, 50131

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

"Samantha is a very trustworthy person. I’ve left my dog with her on multiple occasions and have never worried about my dog’s safety. She cares for every dog ... (more)"

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9. Meredith

Work at home, give great belly rubs

WEST DES MOINES, IA, 50265

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits

"Meredith is the dog whisperer! She has such a gentle and kindhearted spirit. She’s always punctual, responsible and just a genuine sweetheart to deal with. ... (more)"

10. Liisi

Ultra animal lover!

West Des Moines, IA, 50266

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Liisi took care of my dog, Mabel on a moments notice and how willing to adjust her schedule to meet my needs. She not only took care of her but sent me photo... (more)"

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11. Jared

Energetic, passionate dog lover

Sherman Hill, Des Moines, IA, 50309

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

About: I'm a young professional with a love for pets of all kind! I grew up on a dairy farm in upstate, New York and have cared for a variety of dogs, cat... (more)

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12. Katlen

Home full time, fenced in yard

Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

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)

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4th of July
13. Amanda

student with passion for animals!

Westwood, Des Moines, IA, 50312

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Amanda is an animal lover and has a huge heart. She is responsible and is someone you can count on. She has a lot of energy. (more)"

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14. Cory

I'll run with your dog! I love dogs

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

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

"Cory did a wonderful job taken care of Louie. Will definitely use again. (more)"

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15. Reilly

I'm a true dog lover and I run.

Urbandale, IA, 50322

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Reilly won't just check in on your pet, he will cuddle with them, walk them, or even lay with them and watch a movie if needed. My pet is very old with a few... (more)"

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4th of July
16. Kelly

Furry family Pet Service

des moines, IA, 50310

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

"Kelly was punctual and professional. She took care great care of our dog and 2 cats. Everything we needed done was taken care of and she was very responsiv... (more)"

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17. Brianna

A pro used to animals of all sorts!

Des Moines, IA, 50310

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

About: I've never not had a dog in my home, and animals and I have a special bond. My first job was taking care of dogs in a doggie day care. When I lived... (more)

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18. Hannah

I have treats on me 24/7

Meredith, Des Moines, IA, 50310

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Hannah was flexible, upbeat, and easy to work with. She had no troubles with our older (grumpier) dog. Thanks for taking such great care of our four legged... (more)"

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4th of July
19. Lia

Single, will mingle with your dog:)

Merle Hay, Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

About: I have a mini Schnauzer, Pepe, who is very chill(except when there is someone at the door, then he thinks we are at war for about a minute until th... (more)

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20. 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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1) Browse Sitters

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2) Contact Sitters

Chat about your dog and your specific needs. Even meet in person before booking if you really want to.

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3) Book & pay

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4) Enjoy your trip

Drop off your dog without feeling guilty. Relax with regular photo updates from your sitter.