Welcome to

It’s A Ruff Life

The Dog Daycare  with street cred

Thanksgiving HOURS: It’s a Ruff Life will be closed for daycare on Wednesday Nov 24th thru Friday the 26th. We will be open for boarding hours, 8-10am & 4-6pm on Wed the 24th and Friday the 26th. Thursday the 25th, we will be closed for Thanksgiving day. Thank you. 


NOW HIRING: Looking for both Full Time and Part Time employees. Laid back atmosphere with flexible hours. Email or Call our Clive or Waukee location for more details! 

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 ….. $22
Half Day* ….. $14

*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 …. $35

2 Dogs same owner special
$60 …. 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