Dog Boarding

Dog Boarding Near St. Paul, MN

The entire staff at Animal Inn Pet Resort & Spa understands your pets are part of your family. We promise your dog will be part of our family while they're here – whether it’s simply to spend just a day or a whole vacation with us. We are not just a kennel or dog boarding facility. We are a full-fledged pet resort! We offer comfortable lodging facilities for your pet and plenty of interaction for a happy and fun stay. We’re located in Lake Elmo, MN and convenient to Woodbury, Oakdale and the north St. Paul area.

Your pets deserve professional, loving care. Our team is specially trained to provide your pets with caring and compassionate attention to make their stay happy and comfortable. We are also able to customize each stay to your furry family’s specific needs. Whether your dog is more of a people person or loves to play with friends, we have options for dogs from all walks of life. We also have a staff member who lives on site, giving you peace of mind during the overnight hours.

Our Dog Boarding hours are Monday - Saturday: 8am - 12pm, 2pm - 6pm and Sunday: 11am - 12pm, 3pm - 5pm

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Get 10% Off First Boarding Stay!

Receive a 10% discount off your first boarding stay when you choose one of our FUN Activity Packages!

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At Animal Inn Pet Resort & Spa, your dog will enjoy a wonderful experience with lots of new friends. Our clients rave about the quality of our care and dog boarding facility.

We offer a safe, secure, clean and comfy place to lodge. Each pet has their own personal space to rest and stretch out. Our canine accommodations provide all the services you would expect from a top resort including –

  • Room service
  • Natural lighting
  • Soothing music played throughout
  • A cot like bed in their sleeping area
  • As part of our standard lodging, each pet will have access to an elimination area a minimum of three times daily
  • Daily wellness check
  • Customization of your pup’s stay, meeting their own personal needs
  • Well-trained staff members who love your pet as their own

Dog Lodging Rates starting as low as $44.95!  Call us for more information.

Get 10% Off First Boarding Stay!

Receive a 10% discount off your first boarding stay when you choose one of our FUN Activity Packages!

There's a Pawty Going On!

Our pet friendly, fun loving, and experienced staff at Animal Inn Pet Resort are trained in how to find what your pet loves to do! Whether it’s snuggle time, finding just the right toy or playing the right game, our professional experience has shown that activities and human interaction result in happy and healthier pets – especially when they’re away from home. Puppies, adults, and seniors all benefit from regular interaction and activity.

While visiting, our pet guests can choose from a variety of activities that provide exercise, socialization, private time with staff, pampering in the salon, and just plain fun! Give us a call to find out more!

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Some of Our Fun Activities Include:

Group Play – dogs who are social and play well with other dogs can have a blast in our safe and supervised group play sessions. Staff are always present during group play and specifically trained in group dynamics. All dogs participating in group play are required to complete an assessment prior to their stay in order to determine their play style and best fit prior to boarding.

Business Walks – an extra trip to the outdoor elimination areas for our canine friends who prefer additional potty breaks.

Homemade yummy treats – what fun! Delicious, home-made treats to give your pet a great mid-day break.

Kongs and Snuffle Mats – these puzzles are sure to keep your pet busy during their down time. Ask us about our yummy flavor of the day for kongs!

Brain Games – brain games are 15 minute fun games to keep your pet’s mind working! Brain games can be anything from scent work to a positive-reinforcement training session working on a fun new behavior (like a target or a wave!)

Training – our owners hold specific college degrees in Animal Behavior Management and Exotic Animal Training and Management and have worked at world class facilities. Using positive reinforcement techniques we know how to teach your pet and let them have fun doing it! We work on a variety of issues from separation anxiety, jumping, basic obedience, loose leash walking, dog reactivity and more! Our training programs fill quickly, to book training please call us at (612) 564-0620.

Bathing & Grooming – treat your pampered pooch to a refreshing bath and brush, nail trim, shed control or a full grooming and styling appointment in our Grooming Salon.

Fun and activity are an essential part of every pet's stay here at Animal Inn Pet Resort. We also know that every pet has different needs and desires, that’s why every playtime session your pet receives will be customized to their individual needs. We offer a variety of extremely popular activity packages:

  • Diamond Doggy
  • Ruby Rover
  • Pearly Pooch
  • The Special Care Package is specifically designed for the older pet or those pets with special needs
  • The Playful Puppy package is for puppies under 9 months of age giving them frequent business breaks to reinforce their house training

It’s not just a playtime, it’s a personalized fun activity session.

Get 10% Off First Boarding Stay!

Receive a 10% discount off your first boarding stay when you choose one of our FUN Activity Packages!

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