What They Say

“Thom and his team are awesome!!! We have trusted him to take care of our dogs for 10 plus years. Wouldn't go anywhere else. The dogs are always well taken care of and have plenty of time to play and exercise.” Sean Sellers
“My dog has stayed at Raccoon River Kennels twice now and she always comes home happy & healthy. I don't worry about her while she's there. The staff is awesome and they really care about my dog. I picked her up this evening and noticed that she smelled clean and fresh, not at all "kennely" so I know she was in a clean environment and that means a lot to me. I have no hesitation leaving her at Raccoon River Kennels - highly recommended !!!” Trudy Anderson
“Our dogs LOVE it here!” Sheri Poulson


All guests stay in their own individual runs when not outside exercising.

Suites - All suites are approximately 4' x 8' rooms with glass doors so the guests can watch the daily activity of the inside playroom without peeking through cages.
Dorms - Our dorms are 4' x 5' University themed rooms. Guests can support their favorite school by choosing from U of I, ISU, UNI or Drake.
Play Area - Guests will enjoy our spacious 10,000 square foot outdoor play area or go for extra walks along the river trail.


Prices indicate daily rates. Rates are subject to change on holidays and weekends. Ask about our multi-dog discount.







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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 am,
2:00 pm, - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Contact Information

  7502 Raccoon River Drive, West Des Moines, IA  50266
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