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!

  • Stanley had the best day of his life at fitness club! Thank you so much

    thumb Molly Murray
    August 22, 2022
  • Our granddoggy loves to go to Aloha. He has plenty of attention and lots of exercise and playtime with his doggo friends and the staff is superb. You can also purchase special treats for your fur baby to eat. If they notice any type of limping, odd behavior or illness concerning your pet, they will call right away. Awesome "home away from home" for your precious four legged baby.

    thumb Steven and April Bridges
    August 1, 2022
  • Heard about Aloha from a friend. Great staff, very clean and organized. Very happy for Milo to attend fitness club and also experienced a weekend boarding. They ask a lot of questions to understand your pet.

    thumb Kristin K
    July 28, 2022
  • We had a bad experience at another dog place. Took Maggie to Aloha and they have done wonders with her. She has a lot of energy being a 2 year old Great Dane but you can tell they love her. Also they Snapchat so I can watch Maggie playing with other dogs. Great Place!

    thumb Lynn Gleason
    July 7, 2022
  • Reba is amazing! She's groomed our pets in all stages of life and in various stages of health. She's incredibly talented and caring. Our dogs get excited when you mention her name. Will continue to take our pets to her as long as she's in business

    thumb K'lyn Wasion
    June 8, 2022

Meet Our Staff

Aloha Pet Resort & Spa

Heather - pic for website

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

Fitness Club Supervisor

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, with plans to become a certified professional dog trainer one day!

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!


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!

Mekka Stevens

Pet Stylist/Fitness Leader

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. 


Piper Boysen

Fitness Leader

I'm a Junior at the University of Northern Iowa studying Criminology and Psychology.  I have always been around dogs while growing up so having the opportunity to meet some new furry faces at Aloha always brightens my day!

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!

Sara Stone

Sara Stone

Fitness Leader/Customer Care Specialist

After being around pets my whole life and recently adopting another dog, I wanted to be able to aid others with the best possible care that I have asked for with my cherished pets. After joining Aloha in February, I have found so much joy in not only fulfilling shifts in fitness club but lodging shifts and customer care too. Learning each and every personality of a pet is the most gratifying part of working with this amazing team and clientele. I am so grateful that many share and entrust us at Aloha with their sweet loved ones.

Sierra Spitzer

Sierra Spitzer

Fitness Leader/Customer Care Specialist

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!


Reece Wheeler

Fitness Leader

I am a junior at the University of Northern Iowa majoring in IDS (Industrial Digital Studies). I have had a dog in my family for pretty much my whole life so being able to work at Aloha and see all the doggos has been amazing! 

Rylie H

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!

Brigitte Kern

Fitness Leader

More about Brigitte coming soon!

Ali Bonner

Lodging Attendant

More about Ali coming soon!