Top Dog of the Month: Large/4th Room

Name: Gema Storm

Nicknames: GemsBerry, Gem Gem

Full name (if registered or have a middle name):Gema Storm Hollister

How old? 4 years and almost 3 months 

When did they come live with you? 8 weeks old she is so little!

Any siblings(animal or human?) Two kitties Beck & Hazel and then her sissy Emmaline (also littermates) & cousin Elijah!

Favorite place? Anywhere mama & daddy are or wherever he sister Emma is!

Which one best: Outside or inside? 50/50

Dog parks, Nap times, or Spa Day? Naps and spa days. Hanging out with all the other fur siblings and some walks of course!

Favorite place to sleep? On Mama and daddy’s bed or on the floor next to it

Favorite food dog or human kind?  Peanut butter! Anything peanut butter and eggs!

Favorite toy at home:? All her Unicorns! 

Favorite thing to do? Play with sissy, nap, and cuddle mama and daddy, also play with her toys especially ones that squeak and de-stuff tennis balls.

Favorite person or best friend? She’s a therapy dog so she loves everyone but she does love her mama, daddy, aunts, uncle, and grandparents! And of course sissy and cousin Eli. 

Watching my figure or YOLO (Picky eater or "starving all the time?")  She can be picky at times and has some allergies but peanut and puppy lattes always make her happy!

Loves getting pets or just a loner?  Loving getting pets! But doesn’t mind napping and getting some space at times!

Introvert vs extrovert? She’s both! 

Funny characteristics: She loves her toys especially unicorns and tennis balls. She always knows how to put a smile on your face, wags her tail and butt when she is excited, and sometimes even cries when she is happy to see you!

Misc stories about their past etc.: Gema is a therapy dog and goes to the Behavioral Health Units at Mercy! She brings so much joy to the patients and employees! We can’t wait to get back to the patients and employees once Covid Slows down! She’s always bringing smiles to everyone’s face! She was meant to help others. 

Hours of Operation



Current hours during COVID19 pandemic:


Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 12 pm; 2 pm to 6 pm
Saturday: 8 am to 10:30 am; 3 pm to 6 pm

Sunday: No Daycare

Boarding Drop offs &  Pickups:
Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 12 pm; 2 pm to 6 pm
Saturday: 8 am to 10:30 am; 3 pm to 6 pm

Sunday: 4 to 6 pm


Please no walk ins. We kindly ask that you schedule an appointment. Thank you! 

724 Scott Ave

Des Moines, Iowa 50309

T / 515.288.0957
F / 866-604-8085

On the corner of SE 8th St and Scott Ave just south of the East Village downtown.​

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