Local Services in West Des Moines

Up to 89% Off Photography Package

Valley West Mall

$204.95 $25

Timely, convenient, and personalized photo shoots yield a wall-ready gallery wrap portrait or two portrait sheets and a CD

75% Off Outdoor Photography

West Des Moines

$450 $113

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

75% Off Outdoor Photography

West Des Moines

$185 $46

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Pet Food, Treats, and Clothes

Norwalk

$20 $10

Shop for all things pet related sells all natural food, organic clothes, and a slew of accouterments for dogs and cats

40% Off Handcrafted Furniture and Art from Sticks

Sticks West

$250 $150

An online selection of handcrafted pieces made from birch, poplar, and driftwood and painted with colorful designs

Up to 90% Off from Dodgen Photography

Clive

$123 $25

Kids, high-school seniors, families, and pets pose in studio or outdoors; includes prints and image CD

50% Off Pet Daycare

Clive

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 88% Off Lifetouch Portrait Packages at Target Portrait Studio

Multiple Locations

$204.95 $25

Photographers customize backdrops and props before capturing images with professional gear; posting images in online gallery within 24 hours

50% Off Resumé Package

Drake

$199.99 $99

Resume consultant creates a resume or CV and cover letter after meeting with clients

63% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot with Prints

Des Moines

$268 $99

Husband-and-wife team empowers women to strike poses that capture their sexy, seductive side during private photo shoots

52% Off at Crisp and Clean Dry Cleaning

Easter Lake Park

$25 $12

Dry cleaners lift out dirt and stains from fabrics with eco-safe solvents and soft water

Up to Half Off Senior Photo Shoot

Adel

$110 $55

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Dog Checkup or Pet Boarding

Ankeny

$150 $75

Animal hospital welcomes pets to board a few nights and checks dogs for heartworms and intestinal parasites during exam

50% Off Home-Design Consultation

Ankeny

$300 $149

Architects design homes & help families think of how to use the redesigned space in their home & leave them with a conceptual design sketch

Up to 53% Off Laundry Service at Express Laundry

Waterloo

$25 $15

Eco-friendly washer and dryers; washers spin clothing at 350 g's, greatly reducing drying time

Select Local Merchants

Operated by a family with more than 80 years of experience in furniture retail, Artis Home Gallerie outfits homes with opulent chairs and tables from upscale brands such as Stickley and Harden. Elegant interiors find the ideal appointments with leather or stylishly patterned sofas ($3,000–$3,600), and bodies weary from holding floors in place find comfort in chairs with intricate Morris upholstery and tiger-print styles ($1,900–$2,500). Knowledgeable designers squire visitors around geometric coffee tables bearing colorful glass vases and fluid sculptures, and a fanciful wine-barrel lamp ($625) illuminates abstract paintings and landscapes. Meanwhile, dining room tables admire their silky dark-wood reflection in mirrors framed by metallic curlicues.

5472 Wild Rose Ln
West Des Moines,
IA
US

At Matthias Arabians, seasoned horse trainers Leon, Lon, and Kim Matthias teach visitors the art of steed steering in a scenic setting. In one-hour riding lessons, students of varying equine aptitude can take the reins of safe learning mounts, absorbing instructors' wisdom until their horses glide over terrain as smoothly as refurbished hovercrafts. Topics covered may range from horse-care fundamentals to proper discipline or mastering a stately trot, but all are presented with expertise and a sense of humor.

4454 Clarke St
Norwalk,
IA
US

Though many students come to Mathnasium having fallen behind their classmates, a mathematically advanced child sparked the learning program’s creation. As founder Larry Martinek’s young son, Nic, developed an appetite for higher-level math concepts, Larry found himself developing an entirely new teaching language to explain them in an age-appropriate way. The kind of instincts he sought to build up couldn’t be nurtured by drills and rote memorization. Instead, they required a deeper understanding of the principles at the root of mathematical operations, delivered in a way that grade-school kids could apply throughout their academic careers.

In just a decade’s time, Larry and his team have established Mathnasium centers in most U.S. states and more than a dozen other countries. At each, instructors with high level math skills develop custom learning plans for students in grades K–12 based on The Mathnasium Method. The system combines an education strategy of conceptual, tactile, and visual techniques with a curriculum structure that ensures kids can count, think proportionally, and tell the difference between a multiplication sign and a plus sign by scent alone. Instructors allow some time each session to help students with the concepts in their math homework, and the centers regularly check report cards and standardized tests as further measures of progress.

160 S 68th St
West Des Moines,
IA
US

Under the watchful eye of Canine Country Club's dog wranglers, dogs enjoy the comforts of home with personalized attention and the chance to play and socialize with similarly tempered mates. While spacious kennels provide a peaceful respite for napping or shy pups, the majority of the facility's 4,000 square feet of climate-controlled indoor space is open and spacious enough for endless games of Red Rover. Just outside, grass and shady trees emulate Fido's favorite park in the facility's 2,500-square-foot yard, lined with an 8-foot-high privacy fence and monitored by staffers trained in dog behavior and pack dynamics. After pooches have enjoyed long days spent chasing dust bunnies, Canine Country Club's groomer restores dogs' coats to their original luster by bathing, trimming, and fluffing them from head to toe. Furry friends in the market for skills from basic manners through advanced tricks hit the books under the trained eye of certified dog-behavior specialist Jessica Lohry, learning during evening classes, board 'n' train stays, or play 'n' train daycare.

2150 Delavan Dr
West Des Moines,
IA
US

Julie Riley-Glenn’s love of animals emerged in childhood as she helped her parents care for the show dogs they bred. In 2001, she followed a dream and founded Shear Pawfection pet spa. Now a member of the Iowa State Professional Dog Groomers Association and the International Society of Canine Cosmetologists, Julie lathers up dogs with all-natural products and assigns two groomers, or Siegfried and Roy, to every cat. The groomers stock specialized products for each type of skin and coat, and they upgrade traditional services with extras such as fur-friendly blueberry facials.

Between services, pets romp in the spa’s cage-free lounge, and caretakers walk dogs that stay longer than three hours. In addition to professional grooming services, Shear Pawfection offers walk-in do-it-yourself pet washing with access to professional grooming equipment.

517 Maple St
West Des Moines,
IA
US

Helmed by a pair of Iowa State University graduates, Family Pet Veterinary Center keeps furry friends in good health at three locations across the Des Moines area. A third-generation veterinarian, Dr. Jen Emerson-Mathis joins forces with Dr. Ashley Williams to deliver medical, surgical, and diagnostic services to beloved animals. With their team, doctors Jen and Ashley go the extra mile by making sure clients understand every facet of their pet’s medical condition, and every step of the treatment process. Even more, the Family Pet facilities provide boarding packages, as well as on-site grooming for dogs, cats, and CEOs who need a break from making so many decisions.

1611 Sunset Drive
Norwalk,
IA
US