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

"Our boy Goliath is big. Really really big. We always book his stays at the Cottage because we know he will have plenty of room to be himself...his really BIG self!"

Canine Country Cottage

The Suites

Located in a rural setting surrounded by pine trees and a 200 acre family farm,  Canine Country Cottage consists of 2 buildings, "The Cottage and The Club".  The Cottage is the original 1700 sq. ft building which features 19 rooms and an indoor play area for the smaller breeds.  After an extensive remodel in April of 2015, the cottage now offers suites.  The Club was completed in 2008 and is a complete remodel of an original farm building.  This building houses the office and lobby, along with an indoor play area and the larger suites.  Both the Cottage and Club are heated/air conditioned, bright and sunny with plenty of large windows for natural lighting.  Every effort is made to have your pets feel they are safe, secure, and loved while staying with us.

Outdoor Playtime

The outdoor play areas for both The Cottage and The Club are clean, spacious, safe and there are a lot of them to choose from!  Whether it be in a small play group or just relaxing privately and enjoying the sights, sounds, and the fresh country breezes. From watching springtime planting, fall harvest, dance lessons, making snow angels or a game of dodge ball, our goal is to keep your pet happy and healthy and give you peace of mind.

2020 prices$38.00

per day

per dog

The Suites in both the Cottage and the Club are tiled with ceramic walls, each having a custom-made gate that provides your dog with plenty to see.   Suites come in various sizes and can accommodate giant breeds, multiple dogs from the same household, or  miniature breeds.

Just Like a Hotel

We are an all inclusive facility. This means we will not charge you for administering medications, feeding of special diets or supervised outdoor playtime. These are all included in our boarding services. Unfortunately, we can not board dogs who require injections, such as daily insulin shots.


Just like a hotel, you will be charged for the day of arrival, regardless of the drop-off time. On the day of check-out if you pick up before noon, you will not be charged boarding  for that day, with the exception of Sundays (Sundays hours of operation are limited from 4 pm - 6 pm).

Special Offerings

We offer more than the  “one size fits all” approach to caring for your dog. Some dogs may need more exercise than others. Another dog may need a little more personal time with a human companion. Or, if you have an older dog, they may have special needs of their own. We have a package to suit nearly every dog. Ask us about our special packages described below or talk to us about your specific wishes and we'll do our best to make them come true! Fees for special offerings are affordable and by arrangement only.

Fresh and Clean

After a long week of carousing with their new friends, a dog might need to “freshen up” a bit! Upon your request our staff will give your dog a bath before you arrive for check-out to ensure that you will have one extra “to-do” item to check-off your list when you return home. Self-serve bathing also available if you'd prefer to do it yourself!

Trail Boss

For those dogs who like to get out for a daily hike, the Trail Boss package provides them with the chance to get out and explore new territory. We will take your dog for a daily on-leash walk on the wooded trails and prairie paths around our family farm. Plenty of fresh air, and lots of time to sniff!

Office Buddy

For dogs who like a little more human interaction, the Office Buddy package includes a little extra attention. We love to have guests spend time  “helping out” around the office. Our staff enjoys spending a little extra time getting to know your dog one-on-one, and sometimes a little extra belly-rubbing can make the time away from the family a lot more fun!

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Pick-Ups and Drop-Offs

Guest check-ins and check-outs are limited to our hours of operation.

All dogs must be on leads or in carriers when dropped off or picked up.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8am - 12 pm and 3pm - 5 pm


8am - 12 pm


4 pm - 6 pm

Closed on all major holidays.

What to Bring

  • Please alert us at time of check in to any allergies your pet may have.
  • Please have your pet on a leash or in carrier upon arriving for check-ins.
  • We provide stainless steel food and water bowls but feel free to bring your own labeled with owner and dog's names.


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  • Dogs food of choice (metal or plastic containers, preferably pre-measured, bagged and clearly labeled with owner and dog's name and any special feeding instructions.
  • Any medications, clearly marked with dosages, name of medication, along with complete instructions.
  • Toys - limit 1 or 2 and nothing that could be swallowed or choked on  (please no Rawhides or NylaBones).
  • Treats, bagged with any special instructions.

Health and Safety Requirements

All guests must provide proof of up-to-date vaccinations upon request. Ask your veterinarian for assitance with faxing records to us at 319-489-2255

  • Distemper/Parvo
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
  • Current flea and tick prevention program
  • Negative fecal within 6 months of boarding (preferred)

Note: Canine Country Cottage is unable to administer injectable medications at this time.

Safety Checklist/Boarding Agreement Contract

Please click on the Suite Key icon to print out our Canine Country Cottage Safety Checklist/Boarding Agreement Contract. Download the document, print and fill in by hand or on your computer screen. Please bring your completed form with you at drop-off to save time.

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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