Serving Des Moines and Ankeny dogs since August 2019

Ankeny Dog Boarding & Doggy Daycare

This is the top dog daycare center in the Des Moines Metro! We offer safe, affordable, high quality care for dogs of all ages and sizes!

Our Services

Wild Paws has everything you need to care for your four-legged family members. Whatever your needs are we are here to help. Whether you need our services for 1/2 day or 10 days or more… one dog or all of your dogs, our facilities provide…





Group 188L
Group 188R


Standard wire kennels adjusted to fit your dogs size. Bed time treats included, please bring your own bedding if you desire. A home scent always make your dog feel calmer.



Large private room, privacy door, and bed time treats are included. We recommend bringing your own bedding, the scent of your home always makes your dog feel more comfortable.


Luxury Suites

Large room with an elevated bed, privacy door, live private camera feed, bed time cuddles, and a bed time treat are included! We recommend bringing your own bedding, the scent of your home always makes your dog feel more comfortable.

Day Care

Wild Paws has everything you need to care for your four-legged family members! Whatever your needs are we are here to help. Whether you need our services for ½ a day, all day, one dog, or all of your dogs, our facility provides!
Additional pricing for add on items is optional, ask at the front desk.


Live Feeds

Check on your pups with our live video feeds. We have cameras in our arenas so you can see fido making friends and running off those zoomies. With the booking of a Luxury Suite, you can also gain 24/7 access to a private live feed of your fur baby.


New Customers

New customer and interested in joining our pack for daycare or boarding? Please register with us, download your vaccination records and picture of your pup/s, when we receive your forms, we will schedule a quick temperament test and get you on the schedule!

Frequently Asked Questions

All of our boarding rates include playtime, how much or how little completely depends on what your dog wants during their stay!

Per state law, all dogs must be up to date on their Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, & Bordetella vaccines. The state of Iowa also requires any dog older than six months to be altered (spayed/neutered) in order to be apart of daycare. We can still board unaltered dogs but they cannot be a part of group play.

We have a 10% off Military, Veteran, First Responder, or medical worker discount on every purchase. This cannot be used with other limited time discounts we offer throughout the year or gifted discount cards.

No, each dog needs to have their own daycare package.

Yes, we allow pickups/drop offs every day of the year!

No, we need the whole registration process to be completed before we can hold reservations for boarding or daycare.

Yes, we can board dogs that do not like to be around other dogs. They receive one on one play time with a team member and their siblings if they have any at no extra cost!

Yes, we can administer meds. Please provide written instructions when bringing the medication in.

All of our play groups are separated based on temperament & play style. Not by size.

Our Reviews

Wild Paws
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Mike PerryMike Perry
17:50 24 Jun 22
Wild Paws is a wonderful doggie daycare!! They actually pay close attention to your fur-baby to make sure they enjoy their time there!! My boy has hit middle age so he’s not always up to playing all day.. When he gets worn out they have him hangout with person @ reception desk.. They are currently making updates on the play area & building.. They currently don’t offer grooming, however when updates are done they will be offering it.. As far as price goes they are less expensive than others.. The owners are sisters are are very hands on.. They are always there & can answer any questions you have about facility or how your “child” did that day.. Oh, I haven’t told ya about web cams they have placed so you can check on your “kid” throughout the day!! ?To sum it up,if ya take your “child” anyplace other than Wild Paws, SHAME ON YOU!!
Amanda ConleyAmanda Conley
01:34 11 Jun 22
We boarded my 1 year old GSD for the first time and had a good experience.I liked being able to check in on the live feed and the staff are very friendly.My pup was a little anxious around big dogs they gave her breaks from group play when needed.They know what they are doing and I feel my dog was well taken care of.
Karah ApplegetKarah Appleget
00:07 26 May 22
Wild Paws has been such a great place for our girl, Millie, for the last few years. They love her just like their own and take such good care of her. ❤️ Highly recommend taking your pup to Wild Paws!
Katie HolgerssonKatie Holgersson
22:49 20 Apr 22
We LOVE Wild Paws. Our dog has been going there since she was 4 months old. The staff there is so kind and I truly feel like they care about our dog. We’ve had nothing but positive experiences with timely communication, flexibility and overall care.
Heather GraeveHeather Graeve
12:44 10 Apr 22
I’ve taken my dog here for overnight boarding and day care multiple times, and I could not be happier with Wild Paws! They make my dog feel very comfortable and I don’t have to worry about how she’s doing when I’m gone. Their prices are very affordable too!