Top Dog of the Month: Medium Dog Room



Name: Walter

Nicknames: Walt, Wally, Waller, Wall/Walls, Vvaltarian Targeryen, Angel Face, Stinky Poops, Toots


Full name (if registered or have a middle name): Walter White McCombs-Wiese


How old? He will be 3 in December


When did they come live with you? He came to live with us on March 3rd 2018.  He was 11 weeks old and the only one of his siblings that had not found a home at 8 weeks.


Any siblings(animal or human?) No, but he loves his human niece and nephew very much!


Favorite place? Downtown Doggy Daycare! At home- sitting by the front screen door people/dog/rabbit watching or walks through the cemetery



Which one best:


Outside or inside? Inside.  When we let him out into the back yard he’ll chase a rabbit or do his business and then come back and just sit on the back step to be let in.  If we are outside with him he just wants to come sit with us.


Dog parks, Nap times, or Spa Day? Dog park then nap time the rest of the day.   


Favorite place to sleep? In his dad’s office or in the upstairs bathroom.  He always goes into the upstairs bathroom after daycare for some peace and quiet.


Favorite food dog or human kind? Hotdogs and cheese (his dad gets scolded for this)


Favorite toy at home? His corgi sized lamb chop.  He brings her to bed with him most nights.


Favorite thing to do? Go to Daycare or Ewing Park, chase rabbits in the backyard, taunt his dad, and snuggle his mom.


Favorite person or best friend? Currently dad because mom says he’s on a diet…Kidding, he is most definitely a big mama’s boy.


Watching my figure or YOLO (Picky eater or "starving all the time?") He can be picky when it comes to dog treats and food, but YOLO when people food is involved.


Loves getting pets or just a loner? Getting pets


Introvert vs extrovert? Extrovert


Funny characteristics: Walter likes to bring me socks to trade for treats (I tell him to leave it, he gets a treat for doing so).  We literally did this one day for maybe 10 minutes straight. I don’t know which is more impressive, Walter being so smart and doing this, or him being able to find so many socks around our house. He has no other interest in the socks (or sometimes other small items he can find) other than using them as bargaining tools.


Misc stories about their past etc: My fiancé and I were both chemistry undergrads and work in the science field. He is absolutely named after one of our favorite shows, Breaking Bad.


Walter ALWAYS knows when it is daycare day.  He is wide awake and gets VERY excited when we get out of bed on daycare mornings. He runs for the back door when we go downstairs and spins circles/rings his bell to go- he has a doorbell on the back door to tell us when we wants to go outside, has always used it to communicate since he was a puppy. Other mornings he is slow moving.


His favorite movie is Mean Girls and his favorite songs are Angel Eyes by ABBA (he may get serenaded to this at bedtime) and Shoop by Salt-N-Pepa.

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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