Pet Food and Supplies in West Des Moines, IA

Iowa Pet Foods and Seascapes

Location: 1500 22nd St., West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

Iowa Pet Foods and Seascapes is a local pet supply store centered in West Des Moines, where they offer high quality pet food and pet supplies for a wide variety of animals, and a specialty in aquascaping. With over 20 years of experience, Iowa Pet Foods and Seascapes can assist with all your aquarium needs, seawater and freshwater, practicing humane treatment and better breeding of aquarium life. They also host a space for the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, allowing visitors to view adoptable animals through the ARL.  

Jett & Monkey's 

Location: 219 East Grand Ave. STE 109 Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Jett and Monkey’s is another local business to add to our list. Located in East Village of Des Moines, the pet supply store offers an array of good quality food and pet gear for dogs and cats. Jett and Monkey’s makes the effort to stock food and supplies that show commitment to ensuring good pet health and happiness.

Canine Customs by Chelsea

Follow on Facebook page for pop-up/event store information

Canine Customs by Chelsea was founded by one of our team members. Chelsea makes custom pet collars, leashes, harnesses, bandanas, treats and much more! Shop 24/7 from the comfort of your home or follow the business page on facebook to see where you can find her booth at local events! 

Pet Friendly Events in West Des Moines, IA

West Des Moines Farmer's Market 

Great Iowa Pet Expo

Location: 3000 E Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317

Email: [email protected]

Visit their website for details regarding upcoming events! For the span of a weekend, the Expo is expected to host a large amenity of pet associated vendors such as pet supplies, a Q&A for any questions about pet care, needs, health, etc., free contests for owners to enter their pets in, and even a groomer on site. Along with booths, they will host a pet friendly concert along with stunt-dogs and other performers and athletes to observe.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Pet Activities in West Des Moines, IA

Cutty's Camping Resort

Location: 2500 SE 27th St. Unit A, Grimes, IA 50111

Phone: (515) 986-3929

Email: [email protected]

Membership Required: Yes

Cutty's camping resort is a campsite that offers paddles boats and a fishing lake, as well as resort amenities such as mini golf, swimming pools and more. During the summer months between May - October, Cutty's hosts events every Saturday. 

Paws & Pints

Location: 6218 Willowmere Dr., Des Moines, IA 50321

Phone: Dependent on which site 

Email: [email protected]

Hours: Dependent upon site location 

One of the coolest and more innovative activities on our list, Paws and Pints offers a unique experience to those wanting to take a night out on the town. Not only do they offer a boutique, lodging, dog park, and training services, but they also have a kitchen devoted to cooking up a meal not only for your pet, but for their humans too! Paws and Pints kitchen offers a bar, coffeehouse and snack kitchen experience for person and pet alike, along with indoor and outdoor seating.  

Raccoon River Dog Park 

Location: Raccoon River Park; 2500 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Pass Required

Out of the many dog parks in the surrounding area, we felt that Raccoon River Dog Park and Windsor Heights Dog Park would be good decisions for this list. Located on Grand Avenue in West Des Moines, Raccoon River Dog Park hosts a large 10-acre dog park with areas designated for both small and large dogs. They require a day or annual pass to use the park, along with proof that your dog is licensed and up to date on their vaccines.

Windsor Heights Dog Park

Location: Colby Park; 6900 School Street, Windsor Heights

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset 

No pass required, visit the website for park rules. 

Grooming Services in West Des Moines, IA

Smitten Kitten

Location: 549 28th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

Phone: (515) 333-4620

If you have a kitty that needs to be groomed, Smitten Kitten offers a unique cat-only grooming, boarding and supply shop experience. With no dogs allowed, experienced groomers and flexible drop off and pick up times, Smitten Kitten makes an effort to create a low stress environment for each cat. Amongst all of their amenities, Smitten Kitten also offers cat supplies such as cat food,  cat trees, beds and toys for sale. Smitten Kitten also partners with Whiskers TNR and has cats/kittens available for adoption.

Bark n' Bubbles

Location: 328 Grand Ave., West Des Moines, IA 50265

Phone: (515) 274-9787

A locally owned grooming salon located in the heart of West Des Moines, IA. 

Rescues Organizations and Shelters in West Des Moines, IA 

From where to adopt a pet to donating by buying a cup of coffee, these are the rescue and shelter organizations that we recommend: 

Oh My Dog Rescue

Email: [email protected]

Oh My Dog Rescue is a locally founded, non-profit, foster based rescue, dedicated to helping local dogs get a chance at finding their furever home! The rescue relies on donations to cover vet expenses, volunteers to transport, foster and care for the dogs in rescue! Visit their website to apply to foster, donate and see their adoptable dogs in the local area!

Coffee Cats Cafe

Location: 312 5th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Phone: (515) 897-5410

Coffee Cats Cafe, a local business located in the Valley Junction of WDM. With collaboration with the Animal Rescue League of Iowa and locally sourced coffee and food items, Coffee Cats  brought the first cat cafe in Iowa. Coffee Cats Cafe offers a unique experience where you can both relax or work amongst the company of cats in their lounge, or visit the cafe, which is next to the lounge, with a large window separating the two. Visit their website for details regarding upcoming events! 

Furry Friends Refuge

Adoption Center: 3505 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Phone: (515) 222-0009

Furry Friends Refuge is a nonprofit humane organization serving the animals of West Des Moines, Urbandale, Clive, and Windsor Heights. Furry Friends is a 501(c)3 tax-deductible organization and has created the first no-kill community in the Des Moines metro area. We are pleased to announce the opening of our new adoption facility at 3505 Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines. Our 1211 Grand location still houses the community spay clinic and will be undergoing a remodel as over 20,000 pets have gone through the buildings during our operations there. Furry Friends seeks to assist all area animals in need through a variety of programs including adoptions, spay and neuter, community outreach, and humane education. Additionally, the organization has partnered with WestPet Animal Control and Polk County Animal Control to provide housing, reunification, and adoption programs for stray animals in West Des Moines, Clive, and Urbandale. Furry Friends relies heavily on volunteers, and all donations go directly to the programs that serve the animals.

Pet Friendly Hotels near West Des Moines, IA

Wildwood Lodge Clive

Location: 11431 Forest Ave., Clive, IA

Phone: (515) 222-9876

Wildwood Lodge in Clive is a local Northwood’s boutique hotel which offers a large indoor fireplace, outdoor fire pit, indoor/outdoor pool and spa and pet friendly hospitality for 20$ extra per night.

TownePlace Suites West Des Moines, IA

Location: 125 South 68th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Phone: (515) 223-8015

If you’re looking to spend a few nights in the city, TownePlace is adjacent to the Jordan Creek Town Center, an upscale regional shopping mall. They offer accommodations for pet up to 80lbs, with a $50 sanitation fee, and a cost of $50 per stay (contact hotel for details).

Stoney Creek Hotels

Location: 5291 Stoney Creek Court, Johnston, IA 50131

Phone: (515) 334-9000

Functioning as a hotel and wedding destination, Stoney Creek Hotels offer an upscale experience with intent to provide a memorable experience. You can also take up to two dogs with you during your stay at a fee of $25 per pet, per day.  

Pet Laws in West Des Moines, IA 

If you're looking for laws and regulations upheld by the state of Iowa, here is a list of resources to consider: