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!

  • 5 star review  Aloha boarding has been amazing- they really go above and beyond to make things work. Today we used their grooming service, and we are very satisfied.

    thumb Stacy Hagedorn
    May 2, 2022
  • 5 star review  They took great care of our dog Finn while on vacation. Love the play time option, and they did a fantatic job grooming a difficult dog. He looks wonderful! Also loved the puppy report card explaining he was well behaved. I think it was almost like a vacation for him too to get to play with other dogs.

    thumb Shannon Westin
    March 26, 2022
  • 5 star review  I bring my dog here occasionally whenever I visit family in town. The staff here are fantastic and really care about keeping all of the dogs safe and happy. They are also great about posting lots of photos to their Snapchat so you can check up on your dog throughout the day. Wish that we had an aloha pet resort in our town! Highly recommend them.

    thumb Marina Howard-McGuire
    February 15, 2022
  • 5 star review  Very happy with the care they provided to my two dogs. Being able to watch them on the web cam at times helped me knowing they were being taken care of. Will definitely use them again.

    thumb Shari Allen
    February 14, 2022
  • 5 star review  We have been boarding our 2 dogs here since they opened and we are so grateful to have such an awesome facility so close by! All of the staff at Aloha go above and beyond to ensure our 'fur babies' have an enjoyable, safe and comfortable stay. The entire facility is beautiful, clean, and well thought-out. I love that they provide multiple ways for us to check in with our dogs while we're away: using the kennel cam link or watching the silly Snapchats of their playtime. We've always had professional, caring interactions with the staff and our dogs are happily worn out when we pick them up. We will continue to trust them with our pets and recommend you check them out!

    thumb Molly Bertch
    January 24, 2022

Meet Our Staff

Aloha Pet Resort & Spa

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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!


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!
Reba Peterson

Reba Peterson

Pet Stylist/Fitness Leader

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

Peyton Goode

Peyton Goode

Pet Stylist

I'm passionate about making every grooming experience as enjoyable as possible for every pet that come into Lani Spaw.  I also enjoy taking the time to know your dogs and their unique personalitities. You'll oftern find my dogs getting spoiled in fitness club or hanging out with me in the spaw! We also have two cats, a rabbit, guinea pigs, and leopard geckos.  I'm a big Disney fan and love learning more about the parks in my spare time.  I look forward to seeing you and your pets soon. 

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Emma Robson

Fitness Leader/Customer Care Specialist

My name is Emma Robson I am a senior 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

Casey Clubb

Fitness Leader

I am a senior 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!

Caitlyn O'Malley

Caitlyn O'Malley

Fitness Leader/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!