Top Dog of the Month: Medium Dog Room



Name:Stella Blue Johnson

Nicknames:"Stella Baaaaaaaaaby", "Stella Puppy", "Puppers"

Full name (if registered or have a middle name):Stella Blue Johnson

How Old: 4 1/2 Years

When did they come live with you? My Neighbor Hydro, had a friend in Missouri who had a litter of Black Lab/Border Collie puppies. He picked Stella and brought her home as a gift to his son. His Son ended up being severely allergic to dogs, so she was placed in the back yard in a dog house while he looked for another home for her. I spotted her hiding under a chair while playing music with a friend on the deck, coincidentally on the day she was placed outside. She apparently liked our music, and got excited enough to become entangled in her leash and started crying. I went over and knocked on the door to let the neighbors know, but no one was home. I decided I had to act, so I let myself in the back yard and untangled her. That night was chilly, and I could hear her crying outside. She was lonely and cold and I felt terrible. The next day I saw my neighbor outside, and started to tell him the story, but before I could finish he interrupted and asked me point blank, "Do you want the dog?", I was stunned. The he said, I'll put her over the fence and you can hang out with her for a minute, see if you like her. She proceeded to immediately take a poop in my yard, and then came right up to me as if to ask, "Can I come live with you inside your warm toasty house. At that point there was nothing I could do. I was in love! And that's how the Stella Puppy came to live with me.

Any siblings(animal or human?) Several, but I've never met them

Favorite place? Downtown Doggy Daycare

Which one best: Outside or inside? Outside

Dog parks, Nap times, or Spa Day? Spa Day

Favorite place to sleep? The left cushion on the couch, and on the floor by the front door. There's 1/4 inch gap under the front door, and she loves the cool draft that comes from underneath.


Favorite food dog or human kind? Dog Food/Whole Earth Farms Salmon & Whitefish


Favorite toy at home? Her Kong Bone that holds Salmon Star treats inside. 


Favorite thing to do? Go on walks

Favorite person or best friend? Me, my girlfriend Ariane, and Becca at Downtown Doggy Daycare

Watching my figure or YOLO (Picky eater or "starving all the time?") Starving all the time 

I always am...Ready for you to take me for a walk

Loves getting pets or just a loner? Loves getting pets

Introvert vs extrovert? Extreme Socialite


Funny characteristics: Before she eats her food, she always takes 1 piece of food, and crunches it over the living room rug first before diving in. She also always does a 1/2 deck long hop when we let her out the back door. I think she's trying to see what squirrels/squinnys & rabbits are in the yard before she gets to the bottom of the stairs.


Misc stories about their past etc.: The first time Ariane did yoga with Stella in the room, Stella excitedly went over, stood right next to her, and started doing the "downward dog" as if to say, "I wanna hang out with you, see, I know this one!"

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday: No Daycare

Boarding Dropoffs &  Pickups
Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm


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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