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Royal Treatment Country Dog Spa And Sport Resort

Now Expanding Mobile Grooming into Ankeny/Des Moines with Our New Division "Doorstep Grooming."

Hurd's Hound Haven, Dog Boarding Kennel and Dog Grooming Salon

Has been a local hangout for the dogs of Ames, Story City, Roland and surrounding communities of Iowa. For over 10 years, your canine companions have become part of our family while you travel to distant ports of call. "THE HAVEN" is a Family Operated Business founded by Dr. Scott, DVM,PhD (A Cyclone Grad) and now run and directed by his wife Susan and their children.





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Hurd Family Story

Our roots in this business are deep. As a youngster, Scott and his family raised and showed Collies, these dogs provided him with hours of entertainment, companionship and likely planted seeds for his future profession. Our first "child" as a married couple, was MANDY , the matriarch of all those friendly English Springer Spaniels greeting you at our entrance. A few years later our first son, Anders, arrived, Mandy took her guardian, protector job seriously and rarely left his side. Naturally, he became fond of her and all dogs. As friends began to notice his way with dogs, they asked him to watch after their dogs while they traveled. In 1992, he began the first Hound Haven located in Colorado at age 8.

Five children and 3 Springers later found us in our present lovely country location near Story City, Iowa. The buildings lent themselves perfectly to beginning another small kennel. With some added equipment and construction, Anders, now age 14, designed and created HURD'S HOUND HAVEN, Iowa, which officially opened May, 1999.

In February, 2006, a tragic fire destroyed our original Iowa kennel. Despite that trial, we seized the opportunity to face those odds head on with faith and hope for the future. Launching from over 16 years of kennel experience, our family, now numbering 10, chose to design and build what we believed to be the "perfect" Dog vacation spot.

From youngest, 9 yrs. to oldest 28 years, (Mom and Dad not counting) , our family provides affectionate personal care to your canine family members. From providing fresh water several times a day (9y.o job), to leisurely country style walks, a good old rub down on the way in or out to the exercise areas, our goal as a staff is to create that comfortable home like atmosphere. Laughter fills our dining room with dog tales, (we never talk about people), dogs are entertainment enough!

Country Walks, Exciting Playtime and Refreshing Swims

We are now offering new services at our Country Resort to enhance your dog’s experience with us.  All dogs have individual and unique needs that we address through our variety of services. From eating preferences, special medical needs, exercise and attention requirements to simply beauty spa requests, we are now equipped to offer customized care during their stay with us. All inclusive now includes: Extended playtimes in our spacious Exercise area, Leisurely country walks on our quiet roads or just about the farm.  Also, offering swimming in our spring fed lake for the sport dogs who love a good splash. A busy dog is a happy dog! Of course, any spa services requested will be accommodated either for a day spa experience or during their extended overnight stay.

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Canine Carriage and Spa and Sport Resort

Canine CarraigeTHE CANINE CARRIAGEoffers FREE pickup and delivery services in our dog LIMO from your home to our Spa and Sport Resort. Making it easy for you to provide high quality daily care for your dog while taking some stress out of your life! You both win with this service! Morning  pick up and evening delivery are included in our package Day care offerings. Check out our Day care packages on our Rates page. Enrich your dog’s life today with this convenient service.


Mobile Dog Grooming Salon

Hurd's Hound Haven the home of Ames' ONLY self contained Mobile Grooming Salon. The newest and most Convenient way to give your dog the grooming care and treatment they deserve. Also, this is the solution for the dogs who are nervous and uncomfortable with a walk in salon. Your canine companion will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and one-on-one attention from a kind, caring groomer. Call to make an appointment today. (515) 388-4662

Grooming Salon Trailer inside

Our Suites

Arranged in separate quarters of 7-12 suites, we have Large (16sq ft.) and extra Large (20 sq. Ft.) accommodations all sporting heated floors, sani-kennel dividers with an abundance of natural light maintaining an open spacious feeling. Our Luxury quarters boast of rest benches, plush beds, piped in XM Radio and large outside exercise areas. We are an all inclusive resort as we provide meals, bedding and dish ware for all guests. Included is a pillow snack each evening. We will serve any specialty foods and snacks upon your request as you provide.

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