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, 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.


From Pet Lovers Like You!

  • Thank you for taking amazing care of my dog! I loved having the camera to check on my puppy! Molly had a wonderful time! I’ve boarded my dog at other places before and she’s always comes home depressed. Not this time! She came home a happy playful pup! She enjoyed her vacation just like I enjoyed mine! Thank You Aloha we will be back in the future!!!

    Amanda Davis Avatar Amanda Davis
    April 10, 2023
  • I love bringing my dog Sugar here because they always do such a great job with her (i usually worry leaving her with anyone but i don’t have to worry here) and they have convenient pick up/drop off times on the weekend. Also i want to add, my vet who i usually used to board with, told me that Aloha is AMAZING and that made me feel very safe about leaving sugar there. Thanks to the aloha team you guys are awesome!

    Lauren Mitchell Avatar Lauren Mitchell
    March 19, 2023
  • We've had an excellent experience so far. The staff have been so friendly. I was given a full tour. I love the fitness camp part, rather than just day care. My dog is so excited to go, and he falls asleep on the way home from such a fun and active day, and I love that! I believe that they care about my dog and helping him be as happy and well behaved as possible. Highly recommended!

    Mandy Gidley Avatar Mandy Gidley
    February 16, 2023
  • I couldn’t ask for a better place to take my dogs for grooming than Aloha! The staff is always great and the groomers always ask what I’m looking for each appointment, no matter how many times I’ve been there. It really makes me happy leaving my dogs with them knowing not only are they in good hands, but the girls always look forward to seeing everyone there! So glad I found Aloha!!

    Mallory Keninger Avatar Mallory Keninger
    December 26, 2022
  • We’ve never boarded our dog before but Aloha really helped her feel comfortable. Everyone is so friendly and kind, and their extra add ons is fantastic! We loved the daily communications and hearing about our dog’s day. Definitely recommend!

    Raechel Miller Avatar Raechel Miller
    December 11, 2022

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.

Lacey Krouse

Lacey Krouse


My husband, Mark, and I reside in Waterloo with our daughter Brooklyn. I have 2 yorkies, Bean and Max. Before becoming the manager at Aloha, I brought Max in for fitness club and grooming services and have never looked back.  I love Aloha’s unique and customizable options for care throughout the entire facility! I love getting to know all of our guests (both 2 legged and 4 legged!) and working with them to create the best experience for them while they are here.


Sarah Lindholm

KPA Certified Training Partner

Ever since I was a kid, I always knew that when I grew up I wanted to be around animals. From being kennel staff at a veterinary hospital, to cremating pets for nearly a year and a half, I found that nothing compares to just how rewarding the pet care industry is. Having people entrust us with their beloved pets is a huge responsibility, and one I am honored to take on! I continually seek further education in the field of dog language and behavior!

Sierra Spitzer

Sierra Spitzer

Fitness Club Supervisor

At Aloha you can find me up front greeting you and your fury friend, running around in fitness club, and everything in between! I came to Aloha just looking for change and always having a love for animals I felt I would really enjoy it and I have loved every moment since. I will be attending school next spring with a double major in Botany and Business with aspirations of owning my own business someday. When I’m not at Aloha you can find me outside enjoying the world and spending time with my dogs and family. I love being a part of a company that values not only its customers but every single employee they have. Everyday I get to come into work just brings me so much joy!

Casey Clubb

Casey Clubb

Lodging Supervisor

I am passionate about making sure each dog on vacation with us is as comfortable as possible. As a recent graduate from UNI, I am excited to stay in the Cedar Valley caring for your pets fulltime. At home, I spend my time with friends and my kitty, Greta. I can't wait to meet you and your furry friends!


Sam Schwickerath

Marketing Coordinator

Being both a dog person and a marketing professional makes working for Aloha the best of both worlds. I enjoy having the opportunity to promote Aloha's amazing services and come up with fun, new ideas for your pets. I currently reside in Cedar Falls with my husband, Joe, and two dogs, and in my free time I enjoy just about any outdoor activity. I'm excited to continue making Aloha a fun place for all of our furry guests to visit!


Mekka Stevens

Pet Stylist

I’ve always been an animal person since I was a kid. I used to volunteer at the local shelter, always asked my parents for new pets and the zoo was always my number one pick when we went on vacation! I knew I always wanted to work with animals but never knew what the right path for me was. Grooming stood out to me while going to school at Kirkwood Community College. I switched my career to grooming and have been doing it since. I love dogs, they have always been my favorite animals. I have my own dog named Nimbus. He's a 3-year-old Shiba Inu. He definitely keeps me on my toes. I also have a cat named Minx who is the sweetest girl ever. I’m currently engaged to my high school sweetheart Mekhi, who I plan to marry in June of 2023. I’m so happy I chose Aloha to be my work home. The staff makes you feel so welcome, you can tell we all love the dogs that come in.

Caitlyn O'Malley

Caitlyn O'Malley

Customer Care Specialist

I'm a freshman at the University of Northern Iowa studying business management. After becoming a fur mom to my miniature goldendoodle Wrigley, I truly found my passion is caring for our furry friends.  My goal is to provide the best care possible for your loved one and continue to expand my knowledge within the pet care industry. 

Employee Emily Clapp

Emily Clapp

Fitness Leader/Customer Care Specialist

I’m a Junior at University of Northern Iowa studying to become an Educator! Growing up I have always enjoyed being around dogs! I’m so blessed to be a part of the Aloha Team and can’t wait to meet you and your fur baby!

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Rylie Hartl

Fitness Leader

I am a fitness leader and work lodging shifts at Aloha. I have wanted to work with animals and love being around them, which brought me to Aloha. Learning each individual animal and their personality brings me so much joy. I am currently in school for the physical therapy assistant program. I enjoy spending time with friends, being outdoors and playing tennis. I love working for a great company with staff that makes it easy to enjoy work every day!


Olivia Ketter

Fitness Leader

I am a senior at North Tama High School. I have always loved being around animals, which led me to wanting to work in a place that would allow me to work with and care for them. When I found Aloha, I knew it was a perfect fit! I absolutely adore working with all the dogs, whether it be in Fitness Club or Lodging shifts. It is so much fun learning each dog's personality! 

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Shelby Levendusky

Fitness Leader

Growing up, I was always a cat person; I have 3 cats of my own, Onyx, Jasper (pictured), and Diamond. However, they live with my parents so I don't see them as often. The boys are brothers and Diamond is 11 - I got her in 5th grade. After working at Aloha for a few months, the dogs really started growing on me and now I want my own! Aside from my own jewelry business, Aloha has become pretty important to me. Aloha is truly a great pet resort with friendly staff, a clean facility, and the cutest pets, where you know you can drop off your pet and know they're in great hands. I'm very excited to be apart of the Aloha team, take care of your fur babies, and further my career here. 

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Rayanna Schaefer

Fitness Leader

I recently graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, with a degree in Interactive Digital Studies. I have grown up and been around animals my whole life, which is what brought me to Aloha. I love being able to come to work and spend my day caring for, and having fun, with all of your fur babies! 


Emma Mueller

Fitness Leader

I have been working at Aloha for a few months now, and I love it! I am originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I am currently attending the University of Northern Iowa studying elementary education. I love spending time with your furry friends each day! 


Ellie Boyens

Customer Care Specialist

I am a junior at the University of Northern Iowa studying Business Administration. I've been a huge animal lover ever since I was little. I grew up on a farm and had my own ducks and a cow. I've been in the pet care industry for a few years and came to Aloha after moving to the Cedar Valley. I absolutely love the environment at Aloha and all the furry friends that come with. I can't wait to grow here and get to know all of you and your beautiful pets! 


Savana Spitzer

Fitness Leader / Lodging Attendant

I am currently a junior in high school and I have two fur babies at home: Oliver and Piper! I also have a sister and three brothers and currently live in Waterloo with my father and brother. Outside of Aloha, you can find me traveling with family, hanging out with friends, studying, and playing with my dog, Oliver. I came to Aloha because my sister, Sierra, is the Fitness Club Supervisor, and she always talks highly of Aloha. I also have a love for animals, so when looking for new jobs, I thought there would be no better place than Aloha! At Aloha, you can find me in lodging, taking care of boarding pets, and taking care of your fur babies out in Fitness Club! 

Lucy Thompson

Fitness Leader

More about Lucy coming soon! 

Tori Heath

Fitness Leader / Customer Care Specialist

More about Tori coming soon! 

Madelynn Rous Maas

Fitness Leader

More about Madelynn coming soon! 

Joy Back

Pet Stylist

More about Joy coming soon! 

Arabella Hellenthal

Lodging Attendant

More about Arabella coming soon! 

Carley Reese

Fitness Club Leader

More about Carley coming soon!

Jhawan Horton

Fitness Club Leader

More about Jhawan coming soon!

Lexie Magnani

Fitness Club Leader

More about Lexie coming soon!