About Us

Aloha Pet Resort & Spa

Our mission statement is...

to provide a fun, safe, and enriching environment for your pet through service and interaction with a loving, knowledgeable, and highly trained staff.

Aloha Pet Resort & Spa is...

committed to your pet’s ultimate experience: Aesthetically pleasing with a tropical vacation vibe throughout the resort, our facility is impeccably clean and fresh and provides superb care for your pets.

You can have peace of mind your keiki (child) is being taken care of the “Aloha” way.

Meet Our Staff

Aloha Pet Resort & Spa

Heather Robson


Aloha Pet Resort and Spa came to be when I saw a need for high-end care and luxury accommodations for pets. As a Veterinary Technician, I’ve been in the pet industry for over 25 years and see a huge change in what people want for their pets. They want them to be happy, healthy and beautiful. I believe that our pets deserve the best and I have the experience to bring that quality of service to Aloha Pet Resort and Spa. I can’t wait to meet your furry family friend.

Madi Leeper

Pet Stylist

I have always been passionate about animals and always knew I’d find my calling in that. I went to Hawkeye Community College with plans to transfer to Iowa State to pursue animal sciences, but I found my passion in grooming and graduated with my associates degree in veterinary assisting. Since then I’ve been grooming for 6 years working with dogs and cats from all walks of life! Focusing on positive experiences and building a trusting relationships with the pets I groom. I love continuing my education with grooming seminars and workshops. When I’m not working I love being outdoors and being creative! Whether that be pottery, painting, or drawing! I have lots of animals! Including 4 dogs and 4 cats! They keep me and my husband, Ryan, very busy!

Rabecca Peterson

Pet Sylist

I have lived with several animals since before I can remember. Dogs have always had a special place in my heart because they have always been there for me. My first dog of my own is Daisy and she has been with me through thick and thin and I couldn't imagine what life would be like without her. Three years later I started grooming in 2015 and have added two more dogs to our family. Even as a child I have always been particular about bathing, brushing, and cleaning my dogs teeth. I believe grooming is key to keeping a healthy and happy pet. When I'm not working you will find me cuddling with my dogs watching my favorite shows, painting, and going to music festivals


Emily Friedman

Customer Care Specialist

I am a junior at the University of Northern Iowa studying Elementary and Middle Level Education- originally from Mount Vernon. Being an only child, growing up with my YorkiePoo, Stella was more like having a best friend than a dog. Fun fact- I have been to 8 different countries.

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Shelby Freestone

Fitness Leader

I grew up on a farm and have spent my life appreciating the soothing and fulfilling benefits from the presence of animals. I am originally from the Des Moines area and moved to the Cedar Valley to finish my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Northern Iowa, emphasizing in therapeutic recreation. My future in this field excites me because I will have the opportunity to combine my loves and use them to create happiness in others. I am interested in using my therapeutic recreation emphasis to pursue animal-assisted therapy. I am currently enrolled in the Animal Behavior College Dog Trainer Certification program where I am learning how to train basic dog obedience cues.


Emma Robson

Customer Care Specialist

My name is Emma Robson I am a junior at Grand View University majoring in Nursing with a minor in psychology. I have always grown up with a dog at home and love being able to care for animals like my own when they stay here at Aloha.

Casey Clubb

Fitness Leader/Lodging Attendant

I am a junior at the University of Northern Iowa studying biology and anthropology. I have always had a dog in my house, growing up outside of Chicago. Recently, I have added a cat in my like and she makes me laugh every day! I have been in the pet care industry for 6 years, caring for show dogs to police dogs, and everything in between. I am excited to continue my passion at Aloha!


Ryan Spragle

Fitness Leader/Lodging Attendant

I am currently attending Hawkeye Community College for nursing. I grew up in southern California with my big family and 2 dogs. I chose to work here at Aloha because of the overall warm and friendly environment. 


Abby Ward

Fitness Leader/Customer Care

“Hi everyone! My name is Abby Ward and I grew up in Waterloo, IA. I am a sophomore at Hawkeye Community college and I am pursuing a career in dental hygiene. I am so excited to be apart of the Aloha team and can’t wait to meet all your fur babies at Aloha.”

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Maddie Davis

Public Relations Representative

My name is Maddie Davis and I am a junior at the University of Northern Iowa. My major is public relations with a minor in marketing. I am so excited to apply my knowledge and experience to Aloha! I am beyond excited to reach out to the community and build relationships that make families want to visit Aloha to see all of the high-end services we offer! 


Caitlyn O'Malley

Lodging Attendant

My name is Caitlyn O’Malley and I am a senior at Hudson High School. I plan to further my education next fall at the University of Northern Iowa studying interior design. Recently, I have become a dog mom to my miniature goldendoodle, Wrigley! For this reason, I am excited to learn more about the pet care industry and care for the animals who visit our resort!