Pets in Minnetonka

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Featherbrook Farm's head trainer and instructor Lisa Avaloz draws upon a lifetime of equine experience and an international network of colleagues. The farm fosters interspecies cooperation through lessons, camps, and birthday parties. Riding lessons instill in young riders the importance of grooming, form, and confidence, rewarding proper handling skills with positive reinforcement. Beginning students start on a lunge line to improve their positioning, strengthen their seat, and gain a feel for their horse. Safety remains of utmost importance throughout the lesson. All students must wear helmets while riding and avoid giving horses celebratory piggyback rides after completing a session.

Featherbrook Farm conducts weekly camps from June to August for 6–14 youngsters at a time. Campers ride twice each day and establish a solid foundation of horsemanship through grooming, first aid, and studying horse anatomy. In addition to education, fun and excitement abound as children play games and make crafts with new friends.

20603 County Road 50
Hamel,
MN
US

Ollu's long list of services has something to primp and pamper every pup. Owners can choose to bathe their own pup with all supplies and cleanup provided ($15 for dogs less than 10 lbs, $20 for dogs 11 to 90 lbs, and $25 for dogs more than 90 lbs). Boasting waist-high stainless-steel tubs and a variety of eco-friendly supplies, the grooming center aims to deliver an effortless washing environment for you to clean your pet. Or tail waggers can be passed off, by appointment, to Ollu's friendly cleansing pros for a full-service bath and brush that includes nail trimming, ear cleaning, and optional fashionable bandana accessorizing (dogs less than 10 lbs cost $30, dogs weighing more than 10 lbs start at $40). Full-service grooming with breed-specific haircuts and specialty add-ons such as a de-shedding treatment are also available.

221 Main St
Minneapolis,
MN
US

• For $12, you get $25 worth of locally brewed beer, soda, or water. • For $12, you get an Uptown Art Fair commemorative print (a $25 value).

3131 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US

The doggy dietitians at White's Premium incorporate only natural, wholesome ingredients in their dog food, giving pets the proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals they need for a long, healthy life. Each recipe get its protein from real human-grade chicken, lamb, and fish and is always free of wheat gluten. Fill your pup's plate with Original Chicken ($9.99, 5 lb; $38.99, 30 lb)— packed with rice, barley, and a slew of minerals—or help older dogs age gracefully by giving them Senior Lite ($11.99, 5lb; $44.99, 30 lb) for help with weight management and reading small print. Other specialized cuisine includes Sensitive ($11.99, 5 lb; $44.99, 30 lb) for dogs who suffer from digestive intolerances or allergies, and Puppy (5lb $11.99, 30lb $44.99) for future dog presidents.

13008 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka,
MN
US

With seven play areas, walking trails in a nature preserve, and a 24,000-square-foot luxury hotel, it's a wonder that any dog would want to leave Adogo Pet Hotel. Canines at daycare romp in one of two indoor and five outdoor play areas, each with umbrellas, water fountains, and specialized turf designed just for dogs. Meanwhile, trainer Cassia Drake calls on more than 20 years of experience to lead group classes ranging from puppy socialization to agility training in order to maintain manners and teach that mail carriers are the glue that binds any democratic nation. But overnight boarders may have the best treat of all—they get to spend the night in one of 93 upscale rooms and private suites overseen by a service-oriented staff. Before heading to bed, residents might visit the spa for a mani-pedi and a blueberry facial—an ideal way to forget the day's stresses. Webcams allow pet parents to watch what's going on inside, and a cutting-edge centralized cleaning system keeps the place tidy.

This highly sophisticated pet hotel is the vision of president and lifelong dog lover John Sturgess. Having spent more than 20 years as a leading hotel-industry executive, Sturgess knows a thing or two about giving guests the red-carpet treatment. As reported on KARE 11 News, Sturgess "grew the Country Inn & Suites brand by more than 300%," and now offers canines the same service and quality "you would expect at a four- and five-star hotel for humans." His combined passion for people and their four-legged friends earned him the Twin West Chamber Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2012, and also inspired him to work with Make-A-Wish Minnesota to provide a lifetime of complimentary boarding services for the new golden retriever of a boy with epilepsy, according to Minnetonka Patch.

6133 Baker Rd
Minnetonka,
MN
US

At Edina Pet Hospital, Dr. Jill Eversman and Dr. Jean Jarvis and their staff welcome furry friends for a bevy of hospital, boarding, and bathing services. Within a large, clean setting, they offer diagnostic checkups, x-rays, dental, lab, and pharmaceutical services for dogs and cats. They also offer dietary and behavioral counseling, boarding, and emergency care.

7701 Cahill Rd
Minneapolis,
MN
US