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Where Every Pet Feels at Home

One of the finest pet boarding facilities in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Hilltop Kennels, we’re located at 1403 Wilson Ave. SW, a mere 10-minute drive north of the Eastern Iowa Airport. Our facility sits on six beautiful acres.

Our dog and cat boarding facility, established in 1979, is privately owned and operated. We provide a private indoor/outdoor run for each dog and a separate boarding area for cats. We’re here to provide safe and comfortable stays for your pet.

To make every pet feel at home, we personally attend to them and provide the following comforts:

  • Deluxe Indoor/Outdoor Runs
  • Perimeter Security Fence
  • Raised Resting Platforms
  • Experienced, Friendly Staff
  • Accommodations for Cats

We can offer playtimes, exercise sessions, and daycare for an additional fee.

Our Mission

We’re here to provide a safe, clean, and enjoyable environment for all animals entrusted to us. Our goal is to be insightful and sensitive to the special needs of each.

This way, we make their stay as comfortable as possible. We take great pleasure in knowing that your pet feels safe and secure while they are under our care.

Bank on Experience

In business for more than 35 years, we know that leaving your pet for an extended period can be tough. Feel as comfortable and assured that your pets are being cared for by experienced animal lovers.

We make every stay for your pets a memorable one.


Meet Our Company’s Owners

In December 2014, David and Kelly Hellman took over Hilltop Kennels. Owning and running a kennel has been a lifelong dream for both of them.

Kelly’s many years of work experience with home daycare carries a deep passion for providing childcare, a devotion she easily carries over to pet care. A graduate of Kirkwood Community College with a Pet Grooming Diploma, she grooms pets at Hilltop.

Both Passionate animal lovers, David and Kelly, have two children, Ella and Gracie.

Let Your Pets Have a Wonderful Stay

Experienced animal lovers as well, our staff treats your pets like family. We have been watching over and caring for dogs for more than 20 years. Count on us to always provide your pets with a safe and wonderful stay here.