Winter 2017- 2018

 Schedule a trial stay for early 2018 or  bring your dog in for a visit. January and February are great months for us to get acquainted with you and your dog.  We'd like to know what's most important to you, and what we can do to ensure your pet has a pleasant stay with us. Every pet is unique, so we value information and tips from you to help us make your pet's boarding experience an enjoyable one!




 12 minutes from Marion

15 min from Mt. Vernon

35 min from Iowa City


Please ask us for a complete price quote. We do not charge for the day if arrival is during the PM hours. This can make quite a difference to your overall boarding cost when compared to other kennels.

We accept in-tact male and female dogs.  Waiting up to 2 years before spaying/neutering may reduce the risk of joint disease and cancers, especially in large and giant breed dogs. Delaying spaying/ neutering may also have additional health benefits. We feel it's worth some extra effort on our part to happily accept and responsibly board in-tact dogs.

dog1_smThe Pet Place was established in 1990. We had the existing facility and home built on this property in the fall of 1997. During the winter of 2003-2004 we added a new reception area, a cat room, and four Private Suites. Each 120 sq. ft. suite is a room separate from the kennel area. The room is quiet, has ceramic tile, cable TV and stereo. Some suites have saloon style dog doors leading to private grass yards. The entire building is heated and central- air conditioned. In the spring of 2016 we added a Deluxe Cabin surrounded by 1/2 acre yard with a wooded background for free romping and playing! The Cabin accommodates 2-4 dogs in the same family. We've had people ask if they could stay in The Cabin! It's a fun and relaxing true modern country cabin with amenities galore.


Michelle's favorite quote : "A hundred years from now, it will not matter the sort of house I lived in, what my bank account was, or the car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of the animals and the creatures on this earth" -author unknown




Tanya's motto: Do good things and good things will happen.


20170413_104535To replicate the home environment as much as possible, we let the dogs out into four grass yards surrounding the building to exercise, potty, and play. The amount of time they spend outdoors depends on the daily temperature and conditions. In between the regular exercise times, weather permitting, the dogs spend time playing with others outdoors when an appropriate playmate is available. We also have plenty of indoor space to run and play, including adjoining suites.

dog3_smMany dogs enjoy having a companion to play with during their stay and come to see boarding at The Pet Place as an enjoyable experience. We encourage our clients to bring toys, treats, and clean bedding. Please do not include items of great monetary or sentimental value. If your dog is not a "social butterfly" we respectfully allow them yard space of their own.


References and tours available upon request.

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