Top Dog of the Month: Small Dog Room

Name: Otto


Nickname:  Ots, L’il Rotter


Age: 4


Siblings:  Mo (4-legged, slightly older brother), Charlotte (middle school), Jerrod (elementary school)


Favorite Place: Anywhere the food is, anywhere Mo is or wants to be, standing in a lap trying to smell your breath, or curled up in a lap (or a chair, couch, bed) for a nap


Inside or Outside?  Inside – unless there is an animal to chase or a human to bark at, Otto has very little time for the outdoors on his own or even with Mo.  That said, he’ll happily go on a walk with humans anytime.  And the few times he and Mo have escaped from the yard, Otto comes right to the front door and barks to get back in…(his brother, not so much!). 


Favorite Place to Sleep:  since the pandemic struck, his favorite place to sleep is with his human sister, Charlotte


Favorite food:  All food.  We had to get Otto a slow feed food dish to give his brother, Mo, a chance at any breakfast or dinner.  He loves any sort of dog treats. 

The only people food he is given is popcorn (he’s getting better at catching it in the air).  And puppy lattes from Starbucks.  However, we joke that he is part Tigger with the springy tail – he might be a tiny miniature schnauzer, but his vertical leap is high enough that he can get on the counter if we leave food out.  Lately, his antics have resulted in a low-carb diet for the rest of us as he has made off with bags of hamburger buns and loaves of sandwich bread.  


Favorite toy:  Whatever Mo has, but usually very happy with a toy bone to gnaw on


Favorite thing to do:  lick – himself, people, and just about anything else


Favorite person:  Probably Mom, Dad, or Grandma – but he definitely loves his human sister and is incredibly patient with his human brother.  Everyone else he is very skeptical of – at least initially – no matter how many times he has met them.

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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