Top Dog of the Month: Medium Dog Room



Name: Marley

Nicknames: Mar Mar, Mar Man, Marls, Marls Barkley, Marley Party.

Full name (if registered or have a middle name): Marley

How old? 10.5

When did they come live with you? August of 2010

Any siblings (animal or human?) He's a spoiled only child

Favorite place? Lounging in a kiddie pool or laying in the grass.

Which one best: Outside or inside? Outside, especially when there's any sort of precipitation. 

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

Favorite place to sleep? Despite the 6 beds he has at home, he prefers to sleep on the floor next to a wall.

Favorite food dog or human kind? Human food. LOVES hotdogs at the Iowa Cubs games.

Favorite toy at home? A monkey who sings a song that drives both of us insane.

Favorite thing to do? Stick his head out the window in the car, dress up for Halloween, run in the snow!

Favorite person or best friend? His mom and the entire staff at DDD.

Watching my figure or YOLO (Picky eater or "starving all the time?") YOLO, Marley is a snackaholic.

I always am... ready to go on a walk, even if we just got back inside from a walk!

Loves getting pets or just a loner? Loves pets!

Introvert vs extrovert? Introvert, I had him for 6 months before I heard him bark for the first time!

Funny characteristics: knows the distinct sound of any UPS truck from a mile away, loves burying his face in the
snow, likes to vacation in Florida with his grandpa, always on top of the latest fashion trends.

Misc stories about their past etc.: Marley and I have matching tattoos. I rescued him from the ARL and when I asked about the number 3 tattooed inside his ear they said he most likely came from a breeder and that's how that breeder "marked" their dogs. While I completely disagree with "marking" dogs like this, I got a number 3 inside my ear in his honor. Not too many people can say they have matching tattoos with their dog!

Hours of Operation



Current hours during COVID19 pandemic:


Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 12 pm; 2 pm to 6 pm
Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: No Daycare

Boarding Drop offs &  Pickups:
Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 12 pm; 2 pm 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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