Bark Avenue West

Ankeny Bark Avenue Pet Resort is located near the intersection of University Ave and 28th St in West Des Moines. We're in Governor Square right across the street from Clock Tower Square.

We are the West Des Moines area's premier location for Dog Boarding, Dog Daycare and Dog Grooming. Give us a call and ask about our specials.

2700 University Ave Suite 302
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

Phone:  (515) 964-9898
Fax:  (515) 224-4131

Business Hours

  • Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm
  • Saturday 8am - 4pm
  • Sunday  3pm - 5pm

Dog Daycare - Available Monday through Saturday
Grooming Hours - By Appointment

Dog in an Ankeny West Des Moines location bathing tub
Ankeny West Des Moines staff member posing with a small black dog

Family Owned Pet Care Services in West Des Moines

While you enjoy a get-a-way for a day, so can your furry family member at Bark Avenue West in West Des Moines, IA! Here, we provide a variety of important services including pet boarding, dog daycare and dog grooming while treating your pet like one of our own!

We are a family owned business and have been providing superior pet care for over 7 years. We provide a wide range of accommodations to suit every pets needs and wants. We offer daycare, lodging, grooming and various walk-in services.

Daycare is offered from Monday through Saturday and is an incredibly fun way for your dog to get involved with others! Activities include snuggle time, fetch and many other doggie games! Your pup will get to interact with other dogs and our pet-loving staff when here for daycare and lodging.

Unlike other lodging facilities in the area, we provide custom reservations where you get to pick the level of activity that is perfect for your pet to enjoy while staying with us. Pets are both happier and healthier when they have increased activities and interaction, especially when they are away from home. So we have taken our most popular activities and created three discounted activity packages. Each package has a different activity level which offers the perfect solution for every pet.

We offer many grooming services whether you are here to play, here to stay or just here for the day! All of our dog grooming packages - from basic to VIP - include a Nail Trim/Grind, Ear Cleaning and a Full Brush-out. We allow walk-ins for Nail Trim/Grind, Facial Trims, Paw Pad Trims and Anal Gland Expression. Bark Avenue West is located in Governor Square right off of University Avenue.  We look forward to seeing you and your furry family member soon here at Bark Avenue West!

Boarding suite at the Ankeny West Des Moines location
Dogs in the playroom at the Ankeny West Des Moines location


Talla loves spending the day at Bark Avenue West with her friends. She can hardly contain her excitement. The staff is wonderful, caring, and friendly. Their doggie daycare comes Talla recommended. - Matt P.

Koda has loved Bark Avenue West since he was 10 weeks old. He's excited every morning he gets to go to daycare. He enjoys playing with all of his buddies which is great because it has socialized him to interact well with other dogs. And, we are so thankful the Bark Avenue West knows him so well and takes great care of him while we're at work! -Scott S.

We love Bark Avenue West because our Tate LOVES Bark Ave West!  She has fun, burns energy and we have no quilt while out and about or at work. The employees genuinely love the pups too! 🙂 - Angie S.

Zoe has been going to Bark Avenue for 1 1/2 years and absolutely loves it.  The staff is great with her and she comes home exhausted. She gets so excited to see friends and the loving staff. I could ask for a better daycare. - Bridget B.