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At Camp Run-A-Mutt,
it's all about the dogs...

Cage free dog daycare is the best option for your pup!

The award-winning Camp Run-A-Mutt™ is the premier cage free dog daycare and boarding paradise! Our indoor/outdoor camp is beautiful (see for yourself on our Muttcams), fun, safe and supervised 24/7. Camp Run-A-Mutt™ Waterloo features over 9000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play area for your dog to romp, play and socialize to their heart's content! Watch your camper online as they run on the spacious grassy area, cool off in the custom waterfall/splashpond, relax on the sun deck or under the cooling misters on a hot day. We also offer dog washing, grooming, boutique, obedience training and surprises you’ll find only at Camp Run-A-Mutt™. Your pup will love it, and so will you.

It's not just the amenities that make us unique. Camp Run-A-Mutt™ is also 100% cage-free for both daycare and overnight boarding. Your pup will receive exceptional care by our well-trained, attentive staff who are certified in pet CPR and first aid. Overnight Campers enjoy the security of a caring human in the same room while they snooze. Our goal is to make boarding fun by minimizing the stress and anxiety some dogs experience when they are away from home. “Pack boarding” instead of cages, human love instead of being alone, it’s a no brainer.

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About Camp Run-A-Mutt

The award-winning Camp Run-A-Mutt™ is the premier cage free dog daycare and boarding paradise! Our indoor/outdoor camp is beautiful (see for yourself on our Muttcams), fun, safe and supervised 24/7. Camp Run-A-Mutt™ Waterloo features over 9000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play area for your dog to romp, play and socialize to their heart's content! Watch your camper online as they run on the spacious grassy area, cool off in the custom waterfall/splashpond, relax on the sun deck or under the cooling misters on a hot day. We also offer dog washing, grooming, boutique, obedience training and surprises you’ll find only at Camp Run-A-Mutt™. Your pup will love it, and so will you.

Camp Run-A-Mutt Waterloo

3225 Airport Blvd
Waterloo, IA 50703
phone: 319-883-3040
fax: 319-575-6050 get directions

Memorial Day Holiday Hours

Closed for DAYCARE Monday, May 29th

Business Hours

Weekdays: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed for Daycare
Pickup for days we are closed: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (scheduled pickups encouraged)

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Check out our services!

Daycare

Our daycare lets dogs do what dogs do best: run with the pack, play with friends (both human and dog), chase balls, splash in our splash pond/waterfall, lounge in the sun or simply hide safely away on top of one of our many structures and watch the hi-jinx. See for yourself on our Muttcams.

Daycare rates

Full days

Full day is from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays, and Closed for Daycare on Sundays.
Single day
$25
Five day package
$120
($24.00 per day)
Ten day package
$230
($23.00 per day)
Twenty day package
$440
($22.00 per day)
Month unlimited
$420
($14.00 per day)

Half days

Half day is considered six hours or less.
Single half day
$18
Five half day
$85
($17.00 per 1/2 day)
Ten half day
$160
($16.00 per 1/2 day)
Twenty half day
$290
($14.50 per 1/2 day)
Month half day unlimited
$270
($9.00 per 1/2 day)
All dogs require registration, proof of current vaccinations, and a personality test before their stay. Personality testing is done between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Saturday. ALL vaccinations must be current before testing.

Review Camp requirements
and register online!


Boarding

Like our daycare, boarding is also cage free. This means, “pack boarding" indoors with the pack and mothered by our qualified alpha human. Our staff stays with your pup all night to make sure they are safe, comfortable, relaxed and all their needs are met. A good nights sleep tonight means a sharp mind and lots of energy tomorrow.

Boarding rates

Why pay for "extras" when they're really necessities?

Reservations are required for boarding. Military service members (retired or active) and additional dogs in the same family will receive a 10% discount off standard boarding prices. *Some restrictions apply.
Day of play & overnight stay
$50
Playtime
no charge
Feeding
no charge
Fun
no charge
Nap time
no charge
Splash pond fun
no charge
Fetch
no charge
Belly rubs
no charge
Lotsa Luvin'
no charge
TOTAL STAY
$50
NOTE: Holiday rates are $57 per night.
All dogs require registration, proof of current vaccinations, and a personality test before their stay. Personality testing is done between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Saturday. ALL vaccinations must be current before testing.

Review Camp requirements
and register online!


Grooming

Our groomers are skilled, patient and most importantly, love dogs. Dogs who get groomed at our camp get to play right up until their appointment. Most dogs actually enjoy the break and our groomer knows that tired dogs are more relaxed and easier to groom. It’s really a win/win for everyone.

Grooming rates

*all grooming clients must be up to date on the following vaccinations: Rabies, Bordetella, Parvo, Distemper & CIV
Puppy Starter Groom
Includes: Bath, dry, brush, mani/pedi, anal glands, clean & pluck ears, face, feet & sani trim *Must be 1st groom & be under 6 months of age*
Under 20 lbs
$25-$29
21-50 lbs
$30-$34
51 lbs & up
$35-$39
Scrub-a-DubPup
Includes: Bath, dry, mani/pedi, anal glands, clean & pluck ears & brush out
Small Breed (Under 20 lbs)
$40-$49
Shih Tzu, Pekingese, Bichon, Yorkshire Terrier, Dachshund, Maltese, Lhasa Apso
Medium Breed (21-40 lbs)
$50-$59
Shetland Sheepdog, Cocker Spaniel, Springer Spaniel, Wheaten Terrier, Cockapoo, Standard Schnauzer
Large Breed (41-60 lbs)
$60-$69
Golden Retriever, Giant Schnauzer, Portuguese Water Dog, Airedale Terrier, Labrador Retriever, Husky, German Shepherd, Collie, Chow Chow, Irish Setter
X-Large Breed (61-100 lbs)
$70-$79
Great Pyrenees, Swiss Mountain Dog, Rottweiler, Akita, Malamute, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bloodhounds
XX-Large Breed (101 lbs & up)
$80-$89
Bullmastiffs, Cane Corso, Newfoundland, Great Dane, Saint Bernard, Irish Wolfhound
Squeaky Clean
Includes: Bath, dry, mani/pedi with pad trim, anal glands, clean & pluck ears, brush out, outline trim & clean up
Under 20 lbs
$45-$54
21-40 lbs
$55-$64
41-60 lbs
$65-$74
61-100 lbs
$75-$84
101 lbs & up
$85-$94
Bow Chicka BowWow
Includes: Bath, dry, mani/pedi with pad trim, anal glands, clean & pluck ears, blueberry facial, brush out, & full groom/hair cut
Under 20 lbs
$55-$64
21-50 lbs
$65-$74
51-75 lbs
$75-$84
76-100 lbs
$85-$94
101 lbs & up
$95-$104
Additional Services
Mani/Pedi with Pad Trim
$20
Ears Plucked/Cleaned or Teeth Brushing
$10
Trims or De-Shed
$15
Sani Trim, Feet Trim, or Face Trim
Blueberry Facial
$10
Basic Bath
$18-$40
Shampoo, Condition & Light Blow-dry. Price varies per the size of dog.
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Obedience

Even the best dogs can develop undesirable behaviors. All Camp Run-A-Mutt trainers practice positive reinforcement methods which is the most humane and effective training there is. Most camps offer a variety of obedience options, like on-site classes, "board and train”, and one-on-one training.

Vaccination Info:

Have your veterinarian email vaccination papers to or have them faxed to us at 319-575-6050. We require current standings on Bordetella, Distemper, Parvo, Canine Influenza Virus (both H3N2 and H3N8 strains) and Rabies. ALL dogs over seven months must be spayed or neutered. We accept all valid titer tests.

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What our customers say

  • So happy I found this place! The staff is great, the webcams let me check on her across the day and Bella Boo is always smiling coming and going. I also love the once a month shot clinic which helps make it more of a one stop shop. Highly recommend.
    Barbara U.
    San Diego, CA
  • Marshmallow LOVES this place. I work nights and sleep during the day so when I get home in the morning she is super excited to the point of dancing on her hind legs because she knows that she's going to camp. As soon as she gets there, she tries to make a b line for the doggy play area to see her friends.
    Tj S.
    National City, CA
  • Just picked my puppy Emma up from a 5 night stay. This is her home away from home . The staff is so loving and caring and she is so happy there . When I rescued her as a 4 month puppy she was nervous and nippy with other dogs. I swear camp 100% turned her around and she now is confident and plays well with all dogs . The best is when she sleeps over she still gets a human to snuggle with instead of a crate . Love this place , they're like her God parents
    Koaleen I.
    Aliso Viejo, CA

Meet the owners

James and Stefanie Hartel are excited to bring the first Camp Run-A-Mutt to Iowa and the Midwest!  After searching for the perfect daycare and boarding facility for their own fur babies, Jim and Stef asked themselves, “Why not open one ourselves?”.

They were impressed with Camp Run-A-Mutt’s concept of cage-free boarding, home-like atmosphere as well as park-like play yards, sophisticated software program and the 24/7 human connection and interaction with the dogs, plus the Muttcams for livestream viewing of dogs playing was an important feature.  This is exactly what the Cedar Valley was missing!

Iowa native, Stef, grew up with a dog sibling, Nikki, and has always had a love for dogs since.  After spending twenty-two years in healthcare marketing and management, she was ready to take on a new challenge.  A challenge to provide the best care and experience not only for dogs but also giving peace of mind to dog parents while at work or traveling. 

Jim, a New York transplant to Iowa, is a Pathologist with one of the local hospitals.  Even though his days will be spent at the hospital, he will be heading up the back-office duties and of course, giving all the head scratches and belly rubs when at Camp.

Being locally owned, it’s important to them to be involved in the Cedar Valley community.  Stef has been a Greater Cedar Valley Chamber Ambassador and a member and Past-President of Exchange Club of Waterloo for the last 10 years and has participated on multiple Board of Directors in the area.  She is a former roller derby player for the Cedar Valley team and has volunteered for various organizations in the area.

As a Dog Mom and Dad, they understand the difficulty, stress and heartache it can be to drop off your dogs for boarding and it’s important to them that all dogs feel comfortable and loved at all times during their stay- the same treatment they would want for their own fur babies, Winston and Walter. 

Winston and Walter are Old English Bulldog brothers and are the driving force for opening a Camp Run-A-Mutt.  Winston, age 6, loves to play, and is looking forward to meeting new friends and burning energy.  Walter, age 5, loves to nap and can’t wait to snooze on a Kuranda bed in the shade.  Camp Run-A-Mutt has something for every dog!

They will be bringing on their niece, Kelly Brincks, as manager of the facility.  Kelly and her husband, Garth, have three pups, Spock, Kirk and Vito as well as two cats, Stormy and Sunny.

They all are looking forward to meeting you and joining the Camp Run-A-Mutt family- our CRAMily!

 

Muttcams!

Are you ready for the ultimate reality show? Then check out our Muttcams where you'll see all the shenanigans happening right now. Watch your dog run, play, nap and do things you never knew they did on our live action cams. Your pup will have no idea they’re being spied on and we won't tell them either.


Muttcams mobile!

watch your pup playing at dog daycare in the Muttcams mobile app.For the best mobile experience, download our Muttcams mobile app. You can check up on your pup with the app and your furry baby will always be in the palm of your hand.

Just go to camprunamutt.com/mobile and follow the steps to add to your home screen on your mobile device.

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