Wil-A-Lo Kennels is situated on nearly 4 acres of beautifully wooded property in the heart of northwest Des Moines. It is convenient to all of the metro, including the western suburbs. For over 50 years, Wil-A-Lo Kennels has been Des Moines' most respected boarding and grooming facility. We are proud to offer clean, comfortable facilities, outstanding grooming services, personalized pet care, and friendly staff.

Wil-A-Lo Kennels is owned by local veterinarian, Dr. Tera Dupuy, who lives on-site. Our Kennel Manager, Amanda, is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Animal Science. All of our attendants work hard to make your pet's stay comfortable and special. Eleanor has several years experience fostering and caring for rescue dogs. Emily has two beagles of her own. Our in house groomer, Clipper Doodle Do by Bri, has expertise and talent to give your pets the creative groom or de-shedding treatment you've been waiting for! All are dedicated to making your pet's experience a postive one!

Wil-A-Lo Kennels was founded by Louise Wilson in 1950. Shorten and flip around her name and that is how you get "Wil-A-Lo".


Smitty the Movie

Wil-A-Lo Kennels was also featured in Smitty (2012) the movie starring Peter Fonda, Mira Sorvino, Louis Gossett Jr., Brandon Tyler Russell, Jason London, and BooBoo Stewart.