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 Carissa


Carissa has been with our team since June 2018.  Carissa is married with 4 dogs; Copper, Cricket, Fever & 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 our team! 




Meet  Amber


Amber is a groomer and has been with us since April 2016. 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  Laurel

Assistant Manager

Laurel joined The Dog S'Paw and Poochie's Playhouse team as assistant manager in September 2019. She is originally from Minnesota and moved to Carroll in October 2015. If you've called the office, you've most likely talked to Laurel! She is responsible for scheduling appointments and running the office. Laurel has a 3 year old black lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Zoey. We are happy to have her on our team.

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.

Meet  Darcy


Copyright 2022, No animals were harmed in the making



Monday        7:30 am-5:30 pm

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       Closed

Sunday          Closed


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702 Monterey Dr

Carroll, IA 51401


Phone: (712) 792-9847

Fax: (712) 775-2581

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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          1:00pm-4:00 pm

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