Dog Friendly Iowa

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.


There are 699 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.

Pet Friendly La Quinta Inn & Suites Des Moines West Clive in Clive, IA
La Quinta Inn & Suites Des Moines West Clive is pet friendly! Two pets of any size are welcome for no additional fee. For same day arrivals, please call 877-411-3436 to confirm availability of a pet-friendly room.
Pet Friendly Kinnick Stadium House in Iowa City, IA
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.
Pet Friendly Sugar Bottom Campground in Solon, IA
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.


Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 293 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!


Get out and play! There are 150 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.

Pet Friendly Raccoon River Dog Park in West Des Moines, IA
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. You must acquire a permit in advance to enter the park. Check out their website for more information.
Pet Friendly Thornberry dog park in Iowa City, IA
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.
Pet Friendly Lake Red Rock in Knoxville, IA
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.
Pet Friendly Boneapatreat in Des Moines, IA
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.
Pet Friendly Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines, IA
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.


When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in Iowa who are as crazy about their pets are you are, there's no better place to bring Fido than a dog event. You'll find information on some of our favorite annual dog events in Iowa below.


When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there are 72 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.

Pet Friendly PETCO Cedar Rapids in Marion, IA
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.
Pet Friendly Tails &  Feathers Home Play Care in Marion, IA
In-home petsitting/ dog walking. We provide personalized service based on the pet's and the family's needs. Visits are $10 Add a walk for $5 overnight stay for $20
Pet Friendly Banfield Pet Hospital in Clive, IA
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.
Pet Friendly FidoFit in Dubuque, IA
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.
Pet Friendly La Bella Pet Spa in Cedar Rapids, IA
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
Pet Friendly Paw In Hand, LLC in Dubuque, IA
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.

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