Our Story

Stone Mountain Pet Lodge was built in 2005 on Radisson Road in Blaine, MN. The 23,000 square foot lodge building is situated on a 10-acre site surrounded by woods and wetlands, which gives it an “up north” feel in an urban location. Stone Mountain is the largest boarding kennel in the state of Minnesota, offering quality, personalized care for all of its guests. Lodging is available 365 days a year. Our lodging business cycles in a way that is similar to a hotel, with our busiest times occurring on weekends, holidays, spring vacation and the summer months.

Doggy Day Care was added to Stone Mountain’s offerings in 2009. Doggy Day Care is a great option to give dogs some socialization, care, and exercise while their owners are at work. Doggy Day Care can also be added to a dog’s overnight stay for variety and socialization for the dog. We now offer Doggy Day Care seven days per week.

We now have a second facility in Brooklyn Park, MN offering a state-of-the-art building.

About Us

Stone Mountain Pet Lodge Our Mission

Our goal is to provide a safe, clean, supervised environment for family pets while their owners are away.

Our focus is on the safety, care, and comfort of dogs and cats staying with us, to offer our clients’ pets a home away from home.

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Our Brands

Stone Mountain Pet Lodge

Premier Dog, Cat & Exotic Pet Lodging
Stone Mountain Pet Lodge is a premier dog, cat, and exotic animal boarding facility serving the Minneapolis and St. Paul area in Minnesota (MN). Holding to a high standard of pet boarding, Stone Mountain Pet Lodge can meet all of your boarding needs. If you need a place to board your dog, cat or exotic pet, Stone Mountain Pet Lodge is Minnesota's boarding destination.

Hot Springs Grooming Salon

Professional Dog Grooming at Stone Mountain
At Hot Springs Grooming Salon, we are driven to offer your dog the best grooming facility in the area! Our professional pet stylists and bathers are committed to providing you and your dog with outstanding service by using top-quality products and knowing the latest styles. Our facility has the latest equipment and the safety of your pet is our primary concern.

Hot Springs Grooming Salon

Cattery and Cat Grooming Salon at Stone Mountain
Whisker Ridge is an exclusive Cattery and Cat Grooming Salon to pamper your favorite feline with love and care. As members of the National Cat Groomer Institute of America (NCGIA), we strive to offer outstanding service. We provide luxury lodging options including our exclusive Penthouse Suites for your feline favorites. Our experienced grooming staff offers bath and nail packages to turn even the most finicky into a happy and healthy cat.

Headwater Canine Training

Training Classes Offered at Stone Mountain
We hold a wide variety of training classes that will suit any dog's need. From Puppy Kindergarten, which will get you pointed in the right direction to raising a well-rounded friend, to Fungility: Agility + Fun, which offers a casual introduction to canine agility, we have a class that's right for you. Other classes offered range from different levels of Obedience to Dog Tricks 101, and more.
Please visit our Training sections for each of our location page for more information.

Pet Supply Outfitters

Premier Food, Treats & Bakery and Pet Supplies
Pet Supply Outfitters carries a wide variety of premium dog and cat food at competitive prices, as well as many different kinds of treats, ranging from our hand-decorated baked cookies to specially designed dog food rolls commonly used to assist in training. In addition to our food and treat offerings, we carry a variety of day-to-day necessities for your pet, such as collars, beds, leashes, crates and much more. We are your premier pet supply destination!

Stone Mountain Pet Lodge About Our Facilities

  • We employ a professional and knowledgeable staff. We seek out people with Animal Behavior degrees or Veterinary Technician certificates.
  • Dogs like structure. We offer a structured environment for them. We keep their play and sleeping areas separate, unlike daycare operations that allow animals to run freely all the time and to sleep on the furniture. (We don’t want them to learn bad behaviors at Stone Mountain and try them at home!)
  • Grooming and bathing services are available on site. We hope this is a great convenience to people working in the area.
  • Each pet receives individual attention and care.
  • The on-site manager lives in an apartment located on site and is available to secure the building and handle any emergencies.
  • Suites will be hosed down and mopped. Pets will always be kept dry during our cleaning process.
  • Our facility is completely air conditioned, heated and properly ventilated to keep pets comfortable in any season.
  • All areas well maintainied and kept free of waste and other litter. Waste is removed immediately to maintain an attractive appearance and smell.

Our goal is to have a spotless, nice-smelling facility where pet owners can feel comfortable leaving their pets. People can tour our facility anytime – it will always be in “showable” condition. No appointment necessary. Enjoy a tour with your dog. Experience our site from their perspective.

We employ a full-time staff of pet technicians to keep the cat condos, dog suites, and other areas clean. Suites and condos are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized daily and spot cleaned throughout the day. In addition, canine and feline areas will be separate and will have their own air filtration systems.

  • Each pet is checked for injuries, ticks, and fleas. We have a thorough check-in and check-out process for our pet guests.
  • All pets must have verification of up-to-date vaccinations. We work closely with our guests’ veterinarians to make sure vaccinations are current. We do not accept pets without up-to-date immunizations.
  • Doggy Day Care is always supervised.
  • Only one dog will be housed in each suite, unless an owner requests that two dogs from the same home be housed together. Only predefined suite styles are used for family pets.
  • Staff participate in ongoing training so they are prepared to respond to emergencies.
  • We do not offer on-site veterinary care, but we foster good relationships with local veterinarians and emergency services. In fact, veterinarians send us some of our best referral business!

Although Stone Mountain Pet Lodge is not open 24 hours a day, there will be someone on the premises at all times. The on-site manager lives in an apartment at Stone Mountain and will be available to secure the building and handle any emergencies.