About Us

When you, a prospective client calls, you are fully informed the about products and services we offer according to the needs of each pet.  When you enter our office, you are greeted with a friendly face and a smile.

We can promise that when your pet goes home, they will be happy, relaxed and smelling good!  We also promise to make every effort to ensure safety and security for each pet, and make sure that they are comfortable and well-cared for while in our care.

Meet Sara




Sara has been with The Dog Spaw and Poochie's Playhouse since 2011.  She has 3 sons and 4 fabulous dogs of her own; Brissa, Katie, Piper & Bentley.  Sara graduated with top honors from Animal Behavioral College and she has been know to volunteer her time doing grooming for the Animal Rescue of Carroll.  Sara strives to make sure you dog's grooming experience is a positive one by practicing positive reinforcement.  You will not find a person more dedicated and devoted to dogs than Sara, a true heart of gold!



Meet Carissa



Carissa has been with our team since June 2018.  Carissa is married with 3 dogs; Copper, Cricket & Zoey.  She is a graduate from Iowa Central Community College with a degree in Applied Science with an Animal Science Interest.  Carissa grooms dogs of all breeds and sizes.  With a great sense of humor and the patience of a saint, we're glad Carissa joined out team! 




Meet  Amber


Amber is a groomer and has been with us for over 3yrs.  She lives in Carroll and has a toy poodle name Kira and has also adopted her grandparent's standard poodle, Tara.  The best advice she's received as a groomer is to treat each dog as if they were your own.  Amber grooms dogs of all breeds and sizes.  I can truly say watching Amber groom is like watching an artist at work, she has the ability and heart to calm even the most nervous dog.

Meet  Leah

Assistant Manager

When you call us, chances are pretty good you've talked to Leah!  Leah has been with us since 2017 as our receptionist, a groomer and now assistant manager!  She's married with a young son, has 2 dogs, 3 cats and 2 snakes.  Leah is also a graduate of the University of Phoenix for business management.  With all this girl has going on, it's easy to see why she's a SUPER multitasker!!

Meet  Nicolle


Nicolle was previous owner of Poochie's Playhouse before joining with The Dog Spaw in 2019.  Her passion has always been working with animals, starting her career with the Animal Rescue of Carroll and completing her schooling with Animal Behavior College as a certified dog trainer and is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.  Nicolle was born and raised in Carroll and is married and has an adult daughter, Alexis.

Copyright 2022, No animals were harmed in the making




Tuesday        7:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday  7:30 am-5:30 pm

Thursday      7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday            7:30 am-5:30 pm

Saturday       8:30 am-2:00 pm

Sunday, Monday, Holidays                            CLOSED

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702 Monterey Dr

Carroll, IA 51401


Phone: (712) 792-9847

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© 2014 The Dog Spaw

Monday        7:30am-5:30pm

Tuesday        7:30am-5:30pm

Wednesday  7:30am-5:30 pm

Thursday      7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday            7:30am-5:30pm

Saturday       8:30am-3:00pm

Sunday &Holidays

                        1:00-4:00 pm

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