We Treat Your Pet Like Our Family

Dog Boarding

We provide second-to-none, premier dog boarding to the Ankeny, West Des Moines, and Waukee areas. When you bring your dogs here, they become part of our family. All our furry guests enjoy luxury accommodations, indoor and outdoor play areas, expert supervision, and TLC from our caring staff. We provide only the best!

Dog Daycare

Does your dog need a safe and stimulating place to stay while you're away during the day? Our Dog Daycare program at the Ankeny, West Des Moines, and Waukee locations are designed to provide your dog with the right amount of socialization and activities that your dog needs to thrive!

Dog Grooming

All dogs (and cats, too!) benefit from regular bathing and grooming. Pet grooming improves the health of your pet’s fur, skin, and nails—and makes them more kissable than ever. Our award-winning grooming team can’t wait to help your pet become their best self! Call us today to set up your dog or cat grooming appointment.

Dog Training

Our training programs are designed to help your dog master the most common obedience commands, including sit, stay, lay down, come, and heel. We’ll also guide you through overcoming challenges such as leash-pulling and jumping on people. Call us to schedule a free evaluation at any of our locations.

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Ankeny Bark Avenue

915 SE Shurfine Drive
Ankeny, Iowa 50021


(515) 964-9898

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Bark Avenue West

2700 University Avenue, Ste 302
West Des Moines, IA  50266


(515) 964-9898

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Waukee Bark Avenue

755 SE Frontier Avenue
Waukee, IA 50263


(515) 336-6588

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Luxury Pet Resorts Serving Ankeny, West Des Moines, & Waukee

Ankeny Bark Avenue Pet Resorts are a dream come true for Haley Aleman and her sister Sydney Sjaardema. Both Haley and Sydney always loved and were drawn to animals. 

“Our dream was to own and operate a high quality, full service pet care facility in our local area. We wanted pet parents to feel connected and know their pet is with a team of genuine pet lovers.”

In 2008, with the incredible support of their family, Ankeny Bark Avenue was born in Ankeny, IA. Mom and dad were instrumental--not only loaning the startup money to help build their first location, but also spending countless hours to make their shared dream the reality that the Bark Avenue Pet Resorts are today.

Due to overwhelming popularity, a second location was needed and Bark Avenue West was created in 2014 to serve the West Des Moines, IA area, and a third location in Waukee, IA in 2020. Regardless of the location, each pet is treated like family. All three facilities are filled with lots of love and fun.

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