20607 County Road E-45

Anamosa, IA 52205

(319)  489 - 2256

While you're away,

love for your dog,

night and day!



(319)  489 - 2256

"In our Mount Vernon home, Buttons is treated with loving attention and security.  She gets all that and more during her stays at Canine Country Cottage!"

About Canine Country Cottage

Becky Embree

Becky grew up on a farm outside of Gowrie, Iowa, so it's no surprise that even as a little girl, she had a deep love for dogs and horses. She can remember wanting to have a dog of every breed when she was growing up! She never fulfilled the dream of owning every breed in the world, but she came close– now she has the pleasure of caring for all breeds of dogs while their owners are away. With the help of her husband Wayne and son Alec, Becky is living her childhood dream!

Favorite Dog Movie

Homeward Bound:

The Incredible Journey

Favorite Dog Book

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Alec Embree

Wayne and Becky's son Alec has inherited his parents love of dogs. While growing up, Alec can't remember a time that there weren't dogs in the house.... at one time there were 4! When Alec was in his teens, he obedience-trained his Rottweiler, Patunia, as a 4-H project. For 2 years they competed successfully in the show ring. Later, Alec trained an adopted Great Dane and showed her as well. Alec is a US Army veteran who served his country proudly, deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. His favorite part of working at Canine Country Cottage is interacting with the guests.

Favorite Dog Movie

Iron Will

Favorite Dog Book

Where the Red Fern Grows

Canine Country Cottage Crew

Hi I’m Julia! I graduated from Monticello High school in 2010, after high school I attend cosmetology school at PCI Academy in Ames Iowa. Go State!


After cosmetology school I lived and worked in Ames for eight years. In August 2018 I moved back to Monticello be closer to my family. My boyfriend and I bought a 1960’s home that we are remodeling one room at a time! We also have two dogs Daisy May our husky and Tucker our great dane mix.


Hours of Operation

Mon to Fri 8am - 12 pm and 3pm - 5 pm

Sat 8 am - 12 pm

Sun 4 pm - 6 pm

Closed on all major holidays

Canine Country Cottage

20607 County Road E-45

Anamosa, IA 52205


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