When done right, there is absolutely nothing easy about what we do. Handing over your beloved pet to someone who wants to dabble with pet sitting/boarding/grooming may be extremely dangerous. Our experience is unmatched and the intellectual knowledge accumulated over three generations cannot be compared.  

There are a lot of choices out there and you get what you pay for. If you are looking for gimmicks like kennels that look like Swiss chalets, they are out there. If you want fake grass inside a makeshift warehouse, all the while soaking up urine and feces for years under the 'carpeting', they are out there too. But, if you are truly a discerning customer looking out for the best interest of your pet, consider Alice's Ark. We are the  professionals with experience, and a proven track record. Thousands of satisfied customers stretching from Belfast Maine to Houston Texas and beyond have boarded or groomed with us because we have earned their trust thru dedicated, reliable service for just under half a century.

Meet The Owners

Alice's Ark is a full-service family owned pet boarding and grooming facility serving Payne County and surrounding areas for over 45 years and 3 generations.

Elijah Um

Possible 4th generation in training

Tesha Um
Owner & Head Groomer

What to Expect

Noah Um
Possible 4th generation in training

A Word About Alice's Ark

Gregory Um 


A friendly greeting.

We want you to feel at home the second you walk through the door.


Genuine concern.

Every one of us is a pet-owner. We will treat your pet like it was our own.


Professional service.

Our trained staff will provide the expert care your family deserves.

"An Inn for Pets"