Pet Sitting & 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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1. 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

"Kaila was amazing! She’s a natural dog lover and incredibly trust worthy. I highly recommend her and will definitely use her again. (more)"

Active and Accepting Requests (incl. from Essential Workers)
2. Katie Verified Background Check

Pro Pet Aunt! Will snuggle!

Urbandale, IA, 50322

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Katie does a great job communicating with us throughout the process - all the way from booking to after her visit with our dogs have ended. She is very accom... (more)"

Active and Accepting Requests
3. Laura Verified Background Check

Lover of all fur babies

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

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

"Laura is very personable and did a great job with our 3 kitties. We would recommend her and would use her services again. (more)"

4. Deborah Verified Background Check

Safe, warm, happy Urbandale home!

Urbandale, IA, 50322

Drop-In Visits

"Highly recommend Deborah for all of your pet and house-sitting needs! She is dependable, detail-oriented, and will care for your fur kids and home as if they... (more)"

5. 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 is absolutely INCREDIBLE with animals! I have trusted him with mine many many times and they always come back happy, healthy, and content. Brad has a sp... (more)"

6. Sydney Verified Background CheckRover 101

Available Over the Holidays!

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50322

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care

"Sydney is a great dog-sitter! My pup always has a great time with her and she’ll take care of your fur baby as if it was her own! (more)"

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7. Tania Verified Background Check

We just want to hang out w/your pet

Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

"My dog adores Tania so much that she didn’t want to leave when we came to pick her up! Tania constantly gave me updates (per our request). 10/10 would recomm... (more)"

8. Jessica Verified Background Check

Crazy Dog Lady!!

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50021

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits

"Repeat Visit. Jessica was amazing to be available last minute. Will continue to use her service. You (more)"

9. Jeremy Verified Background Check

I love dogs with my heart and soul.

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50311

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"We really appreciated Jeremy coming over to meet us & our dog & agreeing to care for our dog with very little notice. It was very comforting to have Jeremy t... (more)"

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10. Lauren Verified Background Check

Teacher and pup lover!

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

"Lauren is absolutely great with dogs. From her family dog Cody, to our dog Lola, to the couple dogs we have dog sat for friends over the past couple years, t... (more)"

11. Michelle Verified Background Check

Cuddles, exercise, and fun!

Urbandale, IA, 50322

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Michelle was wonderful with our two cats! We loved getting updates and photos every day. Michelle also took time to play with them and spend some extra time ... (more)"

12. Susan Verified Background Check

Home full time, large fenced yard

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care

About: I grew up on a farm where we always had various animals as pets including bum calves, skunks, cats, dogs, pigs, and horses. Recently I left my ow... (more)

13. Taylor Verified Background Check

Home full-time, HUGE animal lover

Windsor Heights, IA, 50324

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Taylor is great with our pup Baxter. She does a great job letting me know her availability and being willing to drop by when I ask for a last minute check i... (more)"

14. Katelyn Verified Background Check

Will love your furry family members

Drake, Des Moines, IA, 50311

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Katelyn is amazing and our puppies love her! She very clearly loves your pets like they are family. I had such peace of mind knowing Luna and Apollo were bei... (more)"

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15. Erin Verified Background Check

Animals are Angels on Earth

Drake, Des Moines, IA, 50311

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Erin's second visit taking care of my cats was just as good as the first! She kept their messes tidy and their bellies full, and was willing to go the extra ... (more)"

16. April Verified Background Check

Dogs make life worth living.

Windsor heights, IA, 50324

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"April was amazing, I would recommend her to watch your fur babies for you! Our dogs loved her right from the meet and great. She sent pictures of the pups an... (more)"

17. Ashley Verified Background Check

Friendly human seeks canine compani

Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

"Ashley is a kind and considerate person. Always willing to go out of her way to help others. She loves animals. Being a mom, she is very responsible and o... (more)"

18. Courtney Verified Background Check

Energetic and Responsible Provider

Clive, IA, 50325

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Courtney was great, it was a last minute trip and she made the time to help us out. Very flexible and Spanky was very happy which makes us very happy! Thank... (more)"

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19. 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 was wonderful to work with and our dog loved her! She was super flexible in setting up our "meet and greet" and sent great pictures while we were out o... (more)"

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20. 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 excellent, we plan to use her again! (more)"

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