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  • What is Dog Boarding?
    Drop your dog off at a host's home to be watched like a member of their family. The easiest and most common alternative to the kennel!
  • What is Dog Sitting?
    For dogs who'd rather sleep in their own bed, you can find a pet sitter who will stay in your home overnight to keep an eye on your pup!
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The Des Moines Dog Kennel Alternative

Literally translated, Des Moines means "of monks," a reference to its past. Dog Moines is now known as a progressive pet friendly community of 600,000 residents. Four of the five biggest employers in Iowa's largest city are insurance-based companies, but the pet sitting industry is on the rise. There are 100+ city parks in the community for Des Moines dog sitters to take a walk in the pleasant spring and fall, including pleasant locations such as the West Capitol Terrace, the Principal Riverwalk, Des Moines Botanical Center, Gray's Lake and 45 miles of trails to delight pets. Four outstanding off-leash dog parks are well-distributed - Riverwalk downtown, Raccoon River Dog Park west, Ewing Park Dog Park south (all city-run, $20 annual fee) and Rover's Ranch (private, $65 annually) east. DogVacay.com matches pet parents with the best Des Moines dog sitting and home dog boarding hosts.

Pet sitters enjoy heading downtown to the Court Avenue Entertainment District (left bank of the river) for the weekly farmers market and pet friendly nightlife, or the East Village for shopping and eateries that welcome dog sitters and their guest dogs. Suburban stops for pet sitters hosts include Mama Lacona's Restaurant ("Dine with your dog!"), the all pets-all the time Three Dog Bakery, and the annual Iowa State Fair in August. DogVacay.com has hundreds of loving pet sitters and home dog boarding hosts in Des Moines ready to watch your dog like a member of their family.

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6 Dog Boarding Hosts in Des Moines, Iowa

We love visitors!
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We love visitors!

East Village, Des Moines, IA 50309
From $29/night
5 Reviews I conveniently live and work in the East Village and like to take walks around the neighborhood often. I usually go home over... » View Profile
4Paw Getaway!
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4Paw Getaway!

Ankeny, IA 50021
From $25/night
2 Reviews We have a spacious fenced in backyard that wraps around the back of the garage that provides plenty of room to run and play! I... » View Profile
Because there's no place like home.
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Because there's no place like home.

Carlisle, IA 50047
From $40/night
1 Review In my over 15 years managing boarding facilities, I've cared for many, many pets. I'm thrilled to be able to offer in home pet... » View Profile
Pet sitting and MORE!
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Pet sitting and MORE!

Kelley, IA 50134
From $25/night
:::AS OF MAY 1, 2014 I will not be offering boarding services in Iowa. Grooming services will continue through mid-May. See... » View Profile
Kawa Farms K-9 Training
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Kawa Farms K-9 Training

Winterset, IA 50273
From $35/night
Hi and welcome to Kawa Farms K-9 in Winterset, IA We have been caring for dogs for over 13 years, we love all breeds, sizes... » View Profile
Happy Puppy Bed and Breakfast
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Happy Puppy Bed and Breakfast

Story City, IA 50248
From $25/night
1 Review At the Storyhouse Bed and Breakfast Home a friendly homemaker with dog training experience will be home to care for your happy... » View Profile

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