Dog Boarding in Ham Lake

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im known has a Dog Whisper Coon Rapids, MN

I grew up on farm and lived in the country side most of my life , I have been around dogs from been a young boy and have a great passion for them. I owned my 1st dog at 7yrs old a collie called Pat which never left my side. I have trained dogs of all sizes/breeds for obedience, working and showing. Right now we are showing our own dogs at AKC shows and a member Anoka County MN kennel club. i have worked with rescued dogs and police dogs im patient and understanding. At this present time im working on a Australian Shepherd which we rescued from a barn

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$32
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Doggy Home Away from HomeBrooklyn Park, MN

Update July 2020 - I am excited to be re-opening for new boarding clients! Puppies and dogs up to 40lbs that are very good with other dogs. I am not taking any new daycare clients at this time.

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SUMMARY:

My husband and I are life-long animal lovers and have had dogs or cats most of our lives. We have none of our own right now. We’ve been DogVacay/Rover hosts since Dec 2014 and have really enjoyed all the new furry friends we’ve made! I work from home full time so dogs are very rarely left alone. Dogs that come to stay with us are treated like family. We love dogs of any age and do take puppies. Daily photo updates are sent to you through the Rover app.

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MY CALENDAR:

Please check my calendar, I work hard to keep it up to date for everyone. If my calendar say "unavailable", those are dates I am LIKELY traveling and/or not able to take pups. BUT....often the last day marked "unavailable" in a stretch of days may still be ok for drop offs. (Sorry this is a little confusing! It's a software limitation with Rover) For example, if I have a limit of 3 dogs and they are all going home the morning of July 5th, it will show me as "unavailable" on July 5th. So if you were to need to drop off your dog(s) ON July 5th, please message me to see if that would still be possible before trying to book.

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OUR HOME:

We live in a safe, dog-friendly, association. We have an elevated deck that pups will have full access to and a fenced in "residents only" dog park just steps from our door. We limit our Rover boarding/daycare limits to try and maintain a non-stressful environment for your pup(s) and give all them all TONS of attention. Our townhome is a split level with hard floors and carpeting. Dogs can hang out wherever they would like. They are welcome on our couch and on our bed if that's where they like to sleep.

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FOR THOSE WITH YOUNG PUPPIES:

If you are looking for a Rover host that will have LOTS of doggy playmates for your pup, I'm not the right place. But I do have many very sweet daycare dogs that I see on a regular basis that are great helpers for socializing if you have a puppy you want to expose to time with other dogs :)

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VACCINATION/HEALTH REQUIREMENTS:

All dogs must be up to date on all recommended shots and puppies must have had their first bordetella injection at least 2 weeks prior to their stay.

Any dog that has been exposed to kennel cough or is exhibiting signs must stay home.

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KENNEL USAGE:

If dogs are free-roam when you are away from home, they will have the same comforts here if we need to leave the house. If we do need to run out and leave the dogs alone, they will not be kenneled but will be separated from dogs from other families via doors/gates for safety reasons.

For dogs that kennel at night or when left alone at home, we do have 4 wire kennels available so you will not need to bring yours unless you feel they would be more comfortable in their own.

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PAYMENTS/REFUNDS/CANCELLATIONS:

Payments through Rover are completed up front but don't worry! I have a flexible refund policy set so you can get a full refund up to 24 hours before your pup's stay if anything changes.

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We try hard to make sure all guest dogs will have a fun, relaxing and often spoiled time while in our home! If they are allowed treats, I usually have plenty to share every day :) We would love to meet and help care for your dog! Please send us a message with any questions/concerns you have and I am usually able to respond very quickly.

Thanks :)

Kris and Mark

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$35
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Large 1/4 Acre Fenced In Yard!!!Fridley, MN

*** Is this your first time using Rover -- $20 off for New Customers when booking your first stay, just ask me how***

**Please check me out on Instagram @fouryourpawsonlymn and Facebook @fouryourpawsonlymn***

A bit about me:

I understand what it's like to worry about your dog when you're away, I have three fur babies of my own--Deuce (Basset Hound), Lincoln (Staffie/Great Dane) and Piper (Shih Tzu). I love them with all my heart and when I go away I want the best care possible for them. I want to give that care to your pup(s)!!

I spent many years working at the Humane Society of WI. It was so wonderful to help the fur babies find their forever families. I am super active and love to get outside. My dog clients will receive the 5-paw treatment, and their owners will too! This will feel like it is their second home!!

FOR DAYCARE: I am very flexible with drop off and pickup times, but I do consider eight hours a full day. I am open to making special arrangements, so please don't hesitate to reach out if your schedule differs from these options.

FOR BOARDING: Daycare is automatically included. However, per Rover guidelines, pickup time should be twenty-four hours from drop off. (For example, if your pet is dropped off at 2:00 p.m. pickup should be by 2:00 p.m. on the day you return.) I completely understand travel issues can arise, which is why I am more than happy to arrange a later time to accommodate your needs. For pickups after your pet's scheduled slot, a daycare charge will be added. Or, if applicable, additional overnight boarding is needed.

Please note—I am very comfortable and willing to take long term guests; I have significant experience with doggies who have been with us up to 6 months!!

Animals are more than just pets, they truly are family and companions. I promise to care for your furry family member just like you do, please reach out with any questions you may have!

Thanks again and I look forward to meeting your pup(s).

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$40
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Candlewood Canine Country ClubMinneapolis, MN

Welcome to Candlewood Canine Country Club! A Fun, Relaxing Vacation for your Dog!

Please check out my photos of just some of the many dogs I have hosted in my home!

I have several years of experience caring for dogs with many repeat guests.

Over the years I have also loved and enjoyed my own dogs and cats and they were a very important part of the family.

Owners have told me that their pets love coming to stay with me and are excited to be here!

With nearly an Acre, Plenty of Playtime for Dogs is available and there is lots of room to explore and play with a Very Large, Secure Fenced-in Backyard with a Locked Gate.

In warmer weather, there are plenty of shady and sunny spots to relax and enjoy the backyard!

Pets are treated with love and as part of the family!

There is a pet sofa in the living room right in front of the windows where dogs can relax, nap, bird and squirrel watch!

I can provide 24/7 care which means I can provide lots of extra love, care and attention as well as inside activities and outside playtime for your pets day and night.

Even though I provide 24/7 care, it is not meant for dogs that need constant supervision due to behavioral issues such as digging, marking in the house, housebreaking issues, Excessive barking, Excessive whining, jumping/scaling fences/escape artists, aggressive behavior, etc.

Very young puppies, Pit Bulls, Pit Bull mixes, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Huskies, Cattle dogs, any dogs mixed with the above breeds or aggressive dogs are not a good fit for me to host in my home.

It is important that dogs are a good fit here and that I provide a safe environment.

All dogs Must Be Vaccinated /current on their shots and on some form of Flea/Tick Prevention.

My home has 2 levels. Dogs have access to the upper level, the deck and the backyard so I can keep an eye on them at all times. My home is dog friendly and dog proofed.

I do not have any children.

My home is a smoke-free home and I am a non-smoker.

I live in a Minneapolis Suburb that is easily accessible from all directions.

We Love our Repeat Guests but also take in New Guests! We like to establish long term relationships with you and your dog!

Even though I do not have any of my own pets and my calendar shows I am available I usually have at least one dog here so if you know that your dog is not good with other dogs I will not be able to accommodate you.

Drop Off and Pick Up times are flexible and I will work around your schedule to meet your needs.

The Boarding rate/Drop off and Pick up times is based on a 24 hour period,

I send photos along with updates during your dogs stay!

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$35
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Spacious Playpens now Provided!Maple Grove, MN

That means you don't have to lug along their kennels! Come check out our little doggy bedroom! Tulla loves it!

I found myself here because of my foster dog Bradley in 2016. He was terrified of people but loved dogs. This was my way of getting more dogs in his life and I fell in love with it.

My passion for dogs keeps me going. Dogs provide for me a deep emotional connection and a desire to understand them better. I am fascinated with current research on dog behavior and the canine-human bond and what we have yet to discover about its potential. As a biologist, I want to understand everything I can about them. I strive to use positive reinforcement and unconditional love. I did a lot of work with shy fearful dogs at the humane society and found it extremely rewarding. Their capacity to forgive and trust in us is mind-blowing. I am currently a lead at VCA animal wellness center resort and spa. I'd love to train more in canine rehabilitation and dog therapy training. Rover is a financial way for me to pursue my passion while simultaneously gaining knowledge and experience via numerous canine relationships. Thank you for being a part of my journey I look forward to working with your dog(s)!

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$34
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We treat every dog as family!Forest Lake, MN

Hello and welcome! We have moved to a new home! We have a much larger living space now with more room to roam for all of our guests! We would love to care for your dogs while you are away! My name is Katrina and I am married with 2 teens. I am a stay at home mom so your dogs will have someone with them almost 24 hours a day and 7 days a week! We have 2 goldens and 2 cats. I have been working with animals, especially dogs, for years. Whether dog training, sitting, helping in the veterinary field or scrubbing kennels, I have done it and loved every minute! We currently have a few clients and would love to have more. We have a fenced in yard, love to go for walks, and plenty of snuggles. All the dogs get to chose their sleeping spot for the night, even if it's in bed with me or one of the kids!!! Be sure to get your mobile number verified so you can receive responses there. We look forward to your stay!

About this sitter:

I am a fun loving, energetic mother of 2 teens. I am a stay at home mom so your dogs will have someone with them almost 24 hours a day and 7 days a week! Animals have been my passion since I was a child. I have experience in many fields involving animals. The joy of their company makes my day! We look forward to your visit!

About my yard

The backyard is fenced for big and small dogs alike. We have lots of guests that love running around outside and they can do that as much as they wish. They can also stay inside as much as they want.

My experience administering medication

We have administered medications for many of our guests. We can accomodate whatever the needs are of your dog. We provided the care the way you want.

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Bed and BarksDayton, MN

Happy Spring!!

* As of April 1st, we will be moving!! We are currently building our new home and won't be able to board til September. I will update as soon as I can!

** In the meantime we will still be able to make home visits and take your pup for scheduled walks!!

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My family and I want to welcome your pup back to our cozy, warm home this fall/winter season!! We have enjoyed getting to know each and everyone of your fantastic pups and can't wait to see them again!! Currently we are only taking repeat pups we have had the privilege to watch in the past!!

** Please always feel free to message me about dates on my calendar even if they are marked as full or off. Plans change and most likely I will be able to take your pup!

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*Not enough time to run home at lunch to let out your pup? Does your dog do better in his or her own home while on vacation? Maybe just a good walk to release their energy! Inquire about my check-in service!

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We love dogs!!Coon Rapids, MN

Going out of town? We want to watch your pooch! My husband and I have 28 combined years of experience with dogs, and love all sizes, large to small. We worked with a non-profit dog rescue organization in the city for several years and have had many foster dogs and rover pups through our house. Your dog will love playing and going on lots of walks, and the time will pass so quickly they'll barely notice you were away. Please let me know if you have questions, would like more info, or if you'd like to set up a meet and greet for us to get to know you and your dog! Thank you!!

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Experienced vet techBrooklyn Center, MN

I have 30 years of pet care experience including 18 years as a certified veterinary technician. I have cared for many pets with special needs. I will treat your pet as a member of the family! I'll give lots of love and attention while you are away. Your dog can run and play out in the yard secured by a privacy fence, or (s)he can stay cuddled on the couch or dog pillow. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Love one family at a time!Brooklyn Park, MN

We love your furry loved ones one family at a time! We also do cat drop ins.

Availability shows on computers not the app! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Both my husband and I grew up with dogs and love them like they are our own family members. Scott used to own a cat and I have learned more about the cats over the past few years as our daughter has had roommates with cats. Our Rover experience started in January 2017. Our last dog passed away 4 years ago and when our daughter was away at college, we were empty nesters looking for furry companions to fill up our empty house. We felt the need to help others out as we know it is hard to leave your loved one with just anybody. Our dog had anger issues with kids so we had to kennel him and had always wished for a kind family to love him when we were away.

DOG BOARDING/DOGGIE DAYCARE (we do not board cats in our home): We would love to care for your dogs in our home. We have a big back yard not fenced but we also live by walking trails to go for walks if your dog likes that. We have a 40 foot cable hooked up in the backyard so the dogs can run freely to play catch with us. We never leave them unattended outside. I (Vickie) also come home at lunchtime 11:30, as I work only 5-10 min from home and walk the dogs around the block. Currently Scott’s work schedule fluctuates. (currently with COVID pandemic since March 2020, we are both working from home) Our daughter, Sydney moved to LA but occasionally comes home. We give loving personal attention to your loved ones in a setting with only your dog(s). We only accept one family at a time. We will care and love your dog(s) as one of our own sending pictures (1 photo in our daughter’s photography studio in the basement) and updates everyday 1-2 times daily or more if something is cute and I want you to see. We have watched our neighbors and families dogs and love to spoil them. We don't believe in hitting and we believe in rewards for being good. We have a two story house with lots of room to move freely. We have an unfinished basement so we have it gated unless we are down there then we let the dogs down with us. If they are elderly, we will watch them closely and can put a gate at the bottom of the steps going upstairs as well if needed. We have toys to share and love to play. We have several different size dog beds for them to use. We now have a “Big Barker” dog bed for dogs over 50 lbs to assure their joints a safe bed to lay on. We feel dogs are so loving and need companions when their owners are away to give them special attention until their family returns.

We believe in keeping the owners requests in kenneling during the day and/or night. We are open to them having free run of the house and sleeping in bed with us if they are used to that. We will follow your instructions. We love walks on the trails. If an owner prefers the dog park, we are willing to do that too. Dog parks aren't for everyone and we would never bring a dog without the owners request.

We do need to mention that we do accept 3 dogs from the same family. We do not watch more than one families dog at the same time unless they know each other from families. The only exception we are finding is drop off and pick up times may overlap with another families dog. We will not accept an overlap if it is more than 2-3 hours. We will separate the dogs and keep them occupied as best we can during these overlapping times. Please feel free to ask us more questions at the Meet and Greet session.

DOG WALKING: Vickie is available for dog walks after work and on weekends. (during COVID pandemic, I am closing off this service until further notice). I would do a 30 min session of walking or longer if the dogs can do more. I respect the owners wishes. I do not bring anyone else with me unless authorized ahead of time (usually Scott if he is off work). We would do a Meet and Greet and discuss how to enter into your home. I send updates through the Rover App (report card) which will notify you when I have started the visit, it keeps track of pictures, potty business, tracks the route I took and a final update on how our visit went with time stamp of walk ending.

DROP IN VISITS/IN HOUSE SITTING: (currently during COVID pandemic, I have closed off this service until further notice) Scott and I are available to care for your loved one in the setting of your own home. If you need us to drop in to let your dog/cat out, we will do that and spend time with them. Visits are 30-60 min depending upon your needs. If available, we would be willing to stay in your home to care for your dog/cat as well.

MEET AND GREETS: (during COVID pandemic, we are doing Meet & Greets on our front lawn until further notice). Dog Meet and Greets are important for owners and dog to get a feel for us and our house as this lessens their anxiety at the initial first day of their stay. Currently due to Scott’s job, he isn’t always available for Meet & Greet’s. During a M&G in our home for dogs, we ask that you try to have your dogs go potty in the yard upon arriving. Most dogs even if they go at home still need to go as it is a new situation for them and they have anxiety. This way they will be more comfortable and relaxed. We appreciate it thank you! Cat Meet & Greets in your home will be coordinated between all of us with your cat present.

Rover calendars show on computers the full range of availability but not on your cell phones. Book now for holidays, summertime and spring breaks! Phone apps don't show the full availability so always ask us if you have any dates that are questioning availability. Create your request under our profile for a 20% discount on your first booking through Rover. Promo code given at Meet & Greet session.

We do open up our calendars for inhome dogsitting, dog visits, drop ins and/or dog walking upon request if it does not show on calendar.

We look forward to meeting your furry loved one(s)! Please feel free to contact us with any questions about availability or pricing. We hope you consider us to love and care for your furry family member(s).

Thank you ~Vickie & Scott https://www.rover.com/sit/vsenstad

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Ham Lake dog boarders were rated 5 out of 5 stars from 4,500+ reviews
Elizabeth
(148)

Catherine's review on Feb 22, 2019

Marley had a wonderful time with Elizabeth during our 3-week vacation. We knew she was in good hands with Elizabeth’s loving and caring family. Elizabeth sent frequent updates which we treasured. ❤️

Katrina
(168)

Tony's review on Sep 11, 2019

Tucker had a great time.

Don’t think he even missed us.

Katrina sent a photo every day.

Anna
(108)

Zach's review on Oct 08, 2019

Sunny always loves to stay with Anna. She has a great time and Anna sends plenty of pictures of Sunny throughout her stay. When Sunny comes home she is always happy and relaxed. We really appreciate Anna's flexibility and her skills with Sunny and we highly recommend her. Thank you!

Nicole
(101)

Stephen's review on Feb 07, 2020

Thanks for taking such good care of Wally while I was away! I wish I could rate you higher than five stars!

Dr. Terra
(88)

Shari's review on Mar 02, 2020

We have used Dr Terra for the past year and our pup always has a great experience! Fenced in backyard to play in, and loving care all day long. Definitely recommended!

Vickie & Scott
(117)

Sara's review on Mar 13, 2020

Vickie took wonderful care of my dogs, including one little guy with anxiety; sent me daily updates on their activities; and took the best photos of the pups I’ve ever seen! I will definitely rebook with Vickie & Scott the next time I travel and would recommend to other pup parents.

Michelle
(146)

Elizabeth's review on Mar 20, 2020

Michelle was great! This was our first time using Rover I was worried leaving a puppy overnight, but Deuce did great. We loved the photo updates and the socializing our pup got at Michelle’s. We will for sure consider Michelle for future sitting.

Terrie
(91)

Melissa's review on Mar 22, 2020

Flexible, kind and the whole family took the best care of our dog. We are so appreciative that we didnt have to worry about her being loved while away. Thank you for everything!

Elizabeth
(148)

Catherine's review on Feb 22, 2019

Marley had a wonderful time with Elizabeth during our 3-week vacation. We knew she was in good hands with Elizabeth’s loving and caring family. Elizabeth sent frequent updates which we treasured. ❤️

Anna
(108)

Zach's review on Oct 08, 2019

Sunny always loves to stay with Anna. She has a great time and Anna sends plenty of pictures of Sunny throughout her stay. When Sunny comes home she is always happy and relaxed. We really appreciate Anna's flexibility and her skills with Sunny and we highly recommend her. Thank you!

Dr. Terra
(88)

Shari's review on Mar 02, 2020

We have used Dr Terra for the past year and our pup always has a great experience! Fenced in backyard to play in, and loving care all day long. Definitely recommended!

Michelle
(146)

Elizabeth's review on Mar 20, 2020

Michelle was great! This was our first time using Rover I was worried leaving a puppy overnight, but Deuce did great. We loved the photo updates and the socializing our pup got at Michelle’s. We will for sure consider Michelle for future sitting.

Katrina
(168)

Tony's review on Sep 11, 2019

Tucker had a great time.

Don’t think he even missed us.

Katrina sent a photo every day.

Nicole
(101)

Stephen's review on Feb 07, 2020

Thanks for taking such good care of Wally while I was away! I wish I could rate you higher than five stars!

Vickie & Scott
(117)

Sara's review on Mar 13, 2020

Vickie took wonderful care of my dogs, including one little guy with anxiety; sent me daily updates on their activities; and took the best photos of the pups I’ve ever seen! I will definitely rebook with Vickie & Scott the next time I travel and would recommend to other pup parents.

Terrie
(91)

Melissa's review on Mar 22, 2020

Flexible, kind and the whole family took the best care of our dog. We are so appreciative that we didnt have to worry about her being loved while away. Thank you for everything!

Elizabeth
(148)

Catherine's review on Feb 22, 2019

Marley had a wonderful time with Elizabeth during our 3-week vacation. We knew she was in good hands with Elizabeth’s loving and caring family. Elizabeth sent frequent updates which we treasured. ❤️

Dr. Terra
(88)

Shari's review on Mar 02, 2020

We have used Dr Terra for the past year and our pup always has a great experience! Fenced in backyard to play in, and loving care all day long. Definitely recommended!

Katrina
(168)

Tony's review on Sep 11, 2019

Tucker had a great time.

Don’t think he even missed us.

Katrina sent a photo every day.

Vickie & Scott
(117)

Sara's review on Mar 13, 2020

Vickie took wonderful care of my dogs, including one little guy with anxiety; sent me daily updates on their activities; and took the best photos of the pups I’ve ever seen! I will definitely rebook with Vickie & Scott the next time I travel and would recommend to other pup parents.

Anna
(108)

Zach's review on Oct 08, 2019

Sunny always loves to stay with Anna. She has a great time and Anna sends plenty of pictures of Sunny throughout her stay. When Sunny comes home she is always happy and relaxed. We really appreciate Anna's flexibility and her skills with Sunny and we highly recommend her. Thank you!

Michelle
(146)

Elizabeth's review on Mar 20, 2020

Michelle was great! This was our first time using Rover I was worried leaving a puppy overnight, but Deuce did great. We loved the photo updates and the socializing our pup got at Michelle’s. We will for sure consider Michelle for future sitting.

Nicole
(101)

Stephen's review on Feb 07, 2020

Thanks for taking such good care of Wally while I was away! I wish I could rate you higher than five stars!

Terrie
(91)

Melissa's review on Mar 22, 2020

Flexible, kind and the whole family took the best care of our dog. We are so appreciative that we didnt have to worry about her being loved while away. Thank you for everything!

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