Pawsitive Pet Care offers a full-service, climate-controlled boarding facility with a variety of kennels for your pet’s comfort including cages, standard runs, and extra-large suites. Cats are housed in a separate ward from dogs to reduce stress levels during their stay. If you have more than one pet boarding with us and would like them to stay together, we can certainly make accommodations.

Dogs and cats that board with us are fed Hill’s Science Diet Sensitive Stomach. This diet reduces the risk of gastrointestinal upset during their stay. If your pet is on a prescription diet or if you would like them to stay on their own diet, please bring their food with you when you drop them off. Pets are fed according to their regular feeding schedule to maintain a sense of normalcy. There is no need to bring any bedding or bowls; we have plenty for everyone. Toys and special treats from home are welcome and can help your pet feel less anxious.

Dogs are let out four times a day for playtime and potty breaks during weekdays, and two times a day on weekends. We have outdoor covered runs for use during inclement weather, and lovely flowerbeds to walk around during nice summer days!

Perhaps the best part of leaving your pet with us is your peace of mind. We keep a close eye on all of our guests, and we are quick to consult with you and a member of our medical staff if something out of the ordinary is noticed. We encourage you to stop by to take a tour of our boarding facility to see where your pet be will be staying.

Holiday and summer weekend boarding fill very quickly, so please book your reservations in advance.

Boarding Requirements
In order for your pet to have the safest and healthiest stay with us, there are a few things that need to be up to date. First, you and your pet must be current clients with us. Second, your pet must have had an examination and fecal test for intestinal parasites performed within the last 6 months. All pets must be free from external parasites (i.e. fleas, ticks, lice). If external parasites are found, your pet will be treated. Finally, the following vaccines are necessary:
Distemper (DA2PP)
Feline Distemper (FVRCP)
Feline Bordetella
If your pet is on any prescription medication, please bring the original container with the prescription label to ensure the medication is administered properly. For the safety of your pet, we cannot accept any medication in plastic bags or in any container that is not the original.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up

Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

We are happy to bathe your pet the morning they go home!

Pawsitive Pet Care is here for your pet.
Pawsitive Pet Care is conveniently located on Ansborough Avenue, next to Veridian Credit Union and across from the Waterloo Dog Park.


1799 Ansborough Ave
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Mon-Fri: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Sun: Closed

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Fax: 888-908-3207
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