Doogie Daycare

Safe and Fun Dog Daycare in Altoona, IA

Working long hours and want to come home to a happy, relaxed dog?  Let your best friend make new friends at Tangled Tails in Altoona, IA

Many pet parents worry that their dog is bored, damaging belongings or furnishings while they are at work or that they aren’t getting enough exercise. It’s not easy to provide dogs with the exercise and attention they require daily. And it’s not always easy to find a place you can trust. While spending the day at Tangled Tails, your dog will have ample opportunities to socialize with other dogs similar in size and age in a safe environment monitored by our trained staff.  When you pick up your dog after a day of doggie daycare, you’ll find your companion calm, content, and ready to relax.

  • keep your dog from getting lonely
  • You do not have to let anyone into your home
  • Exercise all day

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Why choose Tangled Tail's Dog Daycare Program?

Playing with canine companions is a great way to reduce anxiety, get exercise and build socialization skills.  For puppies, daycare is a great way to socialize with dogs that are fully vaccinated and have been temperament tested, providing a safe environment to make friends.

With Tangled Tails daycare, when you arrive home at the end of the day, instead of having a frantic dog clamoring for your attention, your dog will be relaxed and happy to see you.

Every week we offer two different enrichment activities for your pup(s). Here are some examples of those activities.

  • Simon Says
  • Hula Hoop Games
  • Bubble Popping Contest
  • Agility Training Course
  • Brain Stimulation work
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Barrel Racing

Additional Services

Dog Training

We have a specialized board and train program geared towards a more personalized approach making this the most requested dog training program by our clients. 

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Dog Boarding

Our friendly and attentive team will do everything possible to ensure Tangled Tails Boarding feels like a home away from home for your pup. 

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Dog Grooming

Here at Tangled Tails, we specialize in knowing how to give your dog the haircut you want and the haircut they need. As a result, 100’s clients trust their dog(s) in our care. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

We are working for the community

We are not confused about how we got here. It was/is the community and clients of Tangled Tails. For this reason, we are committed to your satisfaction. We are committed to providing the best service and experience we can!

Monday-Saturday 7:00am-6:00pm

We are open on Sunday BUT it is only for boarding drop off and pick up

We are located on Adventureland Dr in Altoona IA. Across from Prairie Meadows. There is a water tower next to us, on the other side is getngo. 

Address: 2121 Adventureland Dr. Altoona IA, 50009

We require proof of Rabies, Distemper & Bordetella

*No Exceptions will be made*

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 515-381-0512


If you have an account on our client portal, you can also upload them right on there. 

Yes! We’d love to show you our facility! Tours are available anytime Mon-FRI from noon-2pm.


You do not need to bring your dog for tour, if you do want to though, please bring current vaccines.

Yes.  All services require reservations.  Simply request services via your Tangled Tails portal for:

  • •Daycare
  • •Overnight Boarding
  • •Grooming

We recommend getting your fur baby groomed as early as 12 weeks. The earlier you start bringing your dog to the groomers, the better the experience will be for him/her.

Clients Testimonial

Real People, Real Results

“My 7-month-old Siberian husky just had her first spa day with a de-shedding treatment by Courtney at Tangled Tails. She absolutely loved it and she looks and smells so amazing! I was definitely nervous knowing she’s not a fan of baths at home but Courtney said she did great! Definitely will be back!“

Chelsea Reese

Dog Lover

“Moose is a soft-coated terrier. He looks really cute when his coat gets a little long but then…bam! He gets matted so fast! He’s also a nervous Nellie and has been on steroids for a hot spot. So, he is kind of crazy. Tangled Tails took such good care of him! He went in looking like a dust mop and came out looking like a real dog lol. He smells nice, he looks so happy to be rid of all of that fur. No razor scrapes or cuts anywhere. He is also usually freaked out after grooming for a few days and hides but he does not do that after a visit to Tangled Tails. Thanks for taking such good care of our boy!”

Deb Larson Cipale

Dog Lover

Just started taking our pup here. She is excited to go and very happy and tired when we pick her up. Lots of staff. The other day we were about 5 minutes late for pick up because we were stuck in traffic in WDM and staff was super sweet about it. It’s nice to know that we have a place our baby likes. We really enjoy the photos they send.


Amber Nelson

Dog Lover

Opening Hours

We are here for you 7 days a week

Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sun: Noon-2:00 pm

(For boarding drop off/pick up ONLY)

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