Born & raised in the metro, Karissa Schreurs has always called West Des Moines her home. A graduate of Drake University, with an M.B.A. in business, Karissa was bred to run her own business.
Karissa grew up showing & training horses as well as caring for dogs her entire life. Following Drake University, Karissa ventured into a corporate sales position in Eastern Iowa, where she furthered her business knowledge & built strong interpersonal communication skills, which ultimately empowered her to venture to the world of small business ownership.
While working in corporate sales, Karissa, a proud fur-parent, was transporting & dropping her pups off daily at an area daycare facility. She found the business intriguing & started to discuss with friends & family the need for such a business in the West Des Moines community.
After what seemed like years of research, meetings, conferences, red tape & more, Karissa broke down the barriers to open Canine Country Club, West Des Moines' first all-inclusive doggy daycare, boarding, grooming & training facility.
Since 2009, Karissa has continued to grow her business, expanding not only the service offerings, but the physical space at CCC, to now more than 11,000 square feet of puppy play space.
When Karissa isn't playing with pups at daycare or snuggling your four-legged children at boarding, she is continuing her active role training competition dogs in the phases of tracking obedience & protection. A fur-parent of many pups, Karissa is particularly found of the Belgian Malinois. She is also passionately involved with various non-profits across the nation, such as the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, the Animal Lifeline of Iowa, the American Working Malinois Association, the United Schutzhund Clubs of America & many more.
You may also find Karissa out & about in rural Iowa enjoying the greater outdoors on her family farm fishing, dock diving with her pups & taking strolls on ATVs.