Welcome to

It’s A Ruff Life

The Dog Daycare  with street cred

4th of July Weekend: We will be open normal weekend hours on Saturday July 2nd & Sunday July 3rd. We will be closed on Monday July 4th for the holiday.  Contact our stores for operating hours on Tuesday July 5th. Thank you to our men and women in uniform and have a great 4th of July weekend!

Clive Location

Waukee Location

We’re your dogs second favorite.

Give your dog a fun-filled day of supervised play hanging out and making friends with other dogs.

Dog running in a field


Sniff, Bark, Play…repeat. What fun filled day!!

Doggy Day Care
Full Day ….. $24
Half Day* ….. $15

*Morning: 7 am to 1 pm
Afternoon: 1 pm to 7 pm

24 hour written cancellation required for all Daycare Reservations



Even your best mates need a vacation

Boarding (Day Care Included)
One Dog …. $40

2 Dogs same owner special
$75 …. per day

24 hour written cancellation required for all Boarding Reservations



Oh! look a puddle of mud with my name on it

Doggy baths start at $25
Breed Specific – Please Call

Clive: As Seen on TV.

At It’s a Ruff Life, safety is our number one priority. You can rest assured that your pet will be safe while in our care. We have over 9000 total square feet between indoor and outdoor play areas! 

To Contact our Clive Location, call us at at 515-457-RUFF (7833) or stop in for a tour today.

Our house.

Hours In a Day

Monday thru Friday
7:00 am to 7:00 pm

8:00 am to 10:00 am and
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Stop by and say hi!

1427 NW 81st St, Clive, IA 50325
115 N Warrior Lane, Waukee, IA 50263

" I'm a mog. Half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend. "
John Candy, as Barf - Spaceballs