Indoor Zoomies Gives Pups the Runaround

by | Jun 2024

Two Cheerful And Lively dogs Playing With Ball


It might not be a bad idea to give your dog the runaround. Thanks to Indoor Zoomies, an indoor dog park in Minnetonka, there’s a local option that provides smaller dogs a chance to exercise in a safe, designated space.

Indoor Zoomies opens its doors to vaccinated, small-breed dogs under 30 pounds. (Dogs over 1 year old must be spayed or neutered.) A daily pass costs $10, or five passes are available for $45 and 10 passes for $80.

The 3,600-square-foot venue, owned by Annelise Brown, contains more than an open space for dogs to expend energy. It also offers a variety of toys, a dog treadmill and a bridge for dogs to run across to stimulate agility.

Per the business’s name, most dog owners are quite familiar with zoomies or Frenetic Random Activity Periods as the American Kennel Club (AKC) refers to them. They can be caused by a buildup of energy, certain times of day (first thing in the morning or in the evening after being cooped up), after a bath or during stressful situations, according to the AKC website. “Zoomies are a natural dog behavior that is most often no cause for alarm, so long as your pup has room to run without injuring themselves,” it says.

In addition to exercise, Brown also acknowledges the importance of routine for dogs. Indoor Zoomies stays open on holidays, allowing dogs to maintain their regular exercise schedule. The venue also hosts events, including dog birthday parties (during open or after hours), spa days (for nail trimming) and adoption events (partnered with local animal shelters).

As a dog owner, Brown understands the important role pets play in a person’s life. “I believe when I meet a dog, I’m meeting someone’s best friend,” Brown says, adding, “I make dogs happy for a living. That gives me so much pride.”

Indoor Zoomies
10924 Greenbrier Road, Minnetonka
Facebook: Indoor Zoomies
Instagram: @indoor_zoomies


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