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Dog Friendly Iowa

Need help deciding where to stay, play, or eat with your dog in Iowa? Get the scoop on our favorite pet friendly hotels, restaurants, and activities in Iowa below! Or give us a call at 877-411-FIDO to book your dog-friendly vacation in Iowa now.

Hotels

Need to find a place to stay with Fido in Iowa? No problem. There are 742 pet friendly hotels in Iowa. You'll find information on all the most popular pet friendly hotels, vacation rentals, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds in Iowa below.

Thornton House B&B

The Thornton House is pet friendly. They welcome one dog under 12 lbs. for no fee.

Kinnick Stadium House

Pets are welcome at this 2-bedroom Airbnb rental in Iowa City. Please contact Ellen for more details on the pet fee, weight limit, and any other restrictions.

Sugar Bottom Campground

Dogs are allowed at Sugar Bottom Campground, but they must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet when outside your vehicle. For more information on pet restrictions, please call (319) 338-3543.

Restaurants

Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 292 dog friendly restaurants in Iowa! A handful of our favorite sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bars, and other eateries in Iowa that welcome Fido to join at an outdoor table are listed below. Bon appetit!

Activities

Get out and play! There are 145 dog friendly activities in Iowa. You'll find information on our favorite dog parks, beaches, hiking trails, tours, stores, and lots of other "animal attractions" below.

Thornberry dog park

IOWA[top] Iowa City: Thornberry Dog Park, Peninsula Park, West End of Foster Road, Iowa City, IA The 11 acre dog park features three separate areas: one for small dogs, Lucky Pawz Playground for all dogs, and Emma' Run Training and Agility Area. There is a large pond about 15 feet deep for use by all dogs. The west side of the pond is shallow where dogs can wade in. All dogs using the park must have a park permit tag.

Raccoon River Dog Park

This 12-acre, fenced dog park is a fabulous place for your pet to get some off-leash exercise. Includes separate areas for large and small dogs. Permit required.

Lake Red Rock

This is the largest lake in central Iowa. It has beautiful bluffs, especially in the fall when the leaves turn colors. It has an amazing biking/walking path that goes around the lake and through the campgrounds for easy access. It also leads into the nearby town of Pella. It is great for boating, skiing, and fishing. However, dogs aren't permitted on the swimming beach.

Fenelon Place Elevator Company

Hailed as the world's shortest, steepest elevator ride, the Fenelon Place Elevator Company cars elevate passengers 189 feet from Fourth Street to Fenelon Place. At the top, you and Fido will be able to see a panoramic view of the historic Dubuque business district, the Mississippi River, and three states. The cars are very small, so only small lap dogs are welcome to join their humans.

Boneapatreat

Boneapatreat is a great pet supply store where Fido is welcome to come into the store and browse. The owner and staff are very helpful and knowledgable about products and pets needs.

Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Featuring artwork by twenty-two of the world's most celebrated artists, Pappajohn Sculpture Park is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the 4.4-acre park, located in downtown Des Moines. The Sculpture Park is open from sunrise to midnight, and an audio tour is available online or via phone at (515) 657-8264. Picnicking is allowed in the park, and humans should be sure to keep food and drink away from the works of art and dispose of waste in the trash cans on the perimeter of the Park. For more information on regulations for preservation, check out Pappajohn Sculpture Park's official website.

Services

When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there are 150 pet services in Iowa that can help you out with poop bags (or anything else you may need). You'll find information on the most popular pet stores, pet sitters, trainers, groomers, and other pet businesses in Iowa below.

FidoFit

FidoFit offers your dog the only licensed wellness center in Iowa including training, swimming, treadmills, and agility in the Dubuque, IA area. We have an indoor exercise studio and we also teach a variety of sports, workshops, and seminars to better promote your pet's health.

La Bella Pet Spa

Affordable dog grooming in a loving environment. We are a small locally owned business and love that we can spend one on one time with your dog and work around our clients sechedules

Paw In Hand, LLC

Paw In Hand, LLC is devoted to keeping good pets in good homes through the training of cats and dogs and the education of owners. Mel specializes in working with family pets and with fearful or reactive dogs and helps you train your dog or cat by enhancing communication between owner and pet. By building a better understanding, you can strengthen the relationship and fix the problem behaviors simultaneously.

Pet Butler - Des Moines

Pet Butler of Des Moines, Iowa provides dog / pet waste cleanup and removal services to homes and multi-family communities. Since 1988 Pet Butler has been #1 in the "#2" business! Pet Butler of Des Moines, Iowa provides the best in "pet poop" cleanup and disposal services. Pet Butler of Des Moines, Iowa is fully bonded and insured. They scoop dog poop (and cat litter) in West Des Moines, Pella, Ankeny, Clive, Des Moines and Ames.

Rover.com Cedar Rapids Dog Sitters

Need to attend an important business meeting, go to a wedding, or even just have a romantic dinner without Fido when you're in Cedar Rapids? If your plans will require you to be apart for a few hours, but you don't want to leave Fido unattended in the hotel room, our partners at Rover.com can help! They have dozens of responsible dog sitters in Cedar Rapids who can visit your dog in the hotel room, take him for a walk, or even watch him overnight in their own home, if needed. Prices vary by sitter, but generally start at $15/night. You can find the perfect dog sitter for your pooch by browsing local profiles on Rover.com and reading the reviews left by other dog owners. Some of the sitters have even pledged to donate a portion of their fee to help save homeless pets!

PETCO Cedar Rapids

PETCO is a leading retailer of premium pet food and supplies with more than 850 stores in 49 states. At this location, you'll find more than 10,000 high-quality pet products, as well as professional dog training, pet photography, and a full-service grooming salon.

Banfield Pet Hospital

Conveniently located inside Petsmart, Banfield Pet Hospital offers superior medical care for pets. At the present time, they're considered one of the leading pet hospitals in the United States with more than 700 locations nationwide. Visit Banfield today and your pet will be 'treated like family' by the veterinarian and entire staff.

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