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We Love Our Animals and What We Do!

Overnight Boarding

To make the stay comfortable for your pet, you may bring the following items:


  • Food/Treats: We will provide your pet with food/treats (Nutro, Royal Canin, Science Diet). However, if your pet is on a special diet or to avoid upset stomachs that can be caused by introducing new food, we encourage owners to bring their pets own food with them.


  • Beds/Blankets: Clean dog beds/blankets are supplied along with food and water dishes in each of our kennels. However, you are welcome to bring your own bed/blanket to help make their stay more comfortable with the smell from “home”. (Paws Motail is not responsible for any lost or damaged belongings).


  • Toys: You are welcome to bring your dog’s favorite toys from home to make their stay more enjoyable.


  • Medications: Any medications, including injections, can be administered during your pet’s stay at no charge.


Prior to boarding, proof of current vaccinations must be presented. This is both for your pet’s protection and the protection of other dogs being boarded. We can update the requirements during drop-off for boarding or will accept proof of vaccinations administered by a veterinarian. These records may be faxed to 515-295-2857 or dropped off with pet. These current vaccination requirements include:


  • Distemper/Parvo Combination

  • Rabies

  • Bordatella (Kennel Cough)

  • Flea & Heartworm Prevention

Medical Care

Paws Motail has an on-site veterinarian available if the medical need should arise.

Holmes Animal Clinic - Dr. Jeff Homles

Algona, IA


Boarding Rates

$23 per day - One dog/one kennel

$37 per day - Two dogs/one kennel (same family)

Kennel size as follows: 4'x8'

All services must be paid by the end of the pet's stay. We accept cash and personal checks.

Check In - Check Out

The check-out time is 12 p.m. Any pets going home after this time will be charged another night.

Hours for Pick-Up & Drop-Off

8 a.m. - 9 a.m., 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Other times can be arranged.

Making Reservations

In order to reserve a space for your pet, please call or leave a message at one of the following numbers:

Paws Motail - 515-882-3447

Deanna Holmes Cell - 515-341-0738

Holmes Animal Clinic - 515-295-2627


The facility is also climate controlled with A/C and heat throughout the year along with heated floors for the comfort of your pet.

Daily Schedule

Typical day at Paws Motail:

7 - 8 a.m.

Dogs wake up to potty and eat breakfast

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Dogs gossip and chat throughout the kennel with occasional potty breaks and exercise time in the play area, followed by naptime

4 - 5:30 p.m.

Potty and PlayPen time, followed by supper

10 p.m.

Potty break and bedtime

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