Your Pet's Favorite Vacation Destination!

Joan’s passion in life has always been to make a difference in the lives of animals. With over 36 years in the pet industry, including 23 years of working at Edgewood Animal Hospital, and over 13 years of owning and operating Peiffer Paws Pet Grooming, she decided to chase her dream in wanting to create a space for animals to feel good about themselves. Where they can come, enjoy their day, and be safe when they are away from home.

Determined to branch out and expand on her dream, Joan, her son Shawn Peiffer and his girlfriend, Larkyn Aldrich have partnered to create a family-owned facility, the Eastern Iowa Pet Resort. Whether it’s having a spa day, playing in the daycare, or lodging with us, together they are dedicated to providing a happy, healthy, and safe home away from home experience for your pet.

8520 St Martin Blvd SW,

Cedar Rapids IA 52404

(319) 845-5010


Lodging Hours



*Closed 11:00AM-1:00PM*

Saturday: 8:00AM-10:00AM

Sunday: 8:00AM-10:00AM & 5:00PM-6:00PM

Daycare Hours



*Closed 11:00AM-1:00PM*

Saturday: NO DAYCARE



Dogs will be grouped based on their size, energy level, and play style to create the best social experience possible. We want your dog to feel safe and feel at home while here at Eastern Iowa Pet Resort. We also have games to play as they enjoy their day with us. Playing games helps build social skills, confidence, and self esteem.


With over 36 years of experience, our team of professional pet groomers focus on creating a calm, safe, stress free environment while your pet is enjoying their spa day. We pamper your pet the way they deserve and we love it when our customers leave happy, healthy and clean.


Our indoor suites are customized to make your pet feel more at home. Each suite is clean, spacious (5’ x 8'), dry walled, and decorated. The suite also includes a Flat-Screen TV and an elevated bed, food and fresh water.

Our rooms are (4’x 8') and closed off with a chain link door. Each one will include an elevated bed, food, fresh water and a good night tuck in!