While Top Dog Country Club has earned the unofficial title of the “un-kennel,” boasting Club Med-style digs for dogs when their owners are away, behind the hotel lies a cause that’s close to the owner’s heart
For folks in Excelsior, Fido’s Pantry has been the boutique of choice for puppies, kittens and every pet in between.
This purrfect black-and-white smile belongs to Moana of Motunui, a foster kitten from the Carver Scott Humane Society. Moana was found when she was 10 months old in an overcrowded barn and rescued along with her four babies, Hei Hei, Pua, Tomatoa and Meow-ie, all names inspired by characters from the 2016 Disney film Moana.
As the holiday season approaches, don’t forget to include the four-legged members of your family on your shopping list. Dogs like presents just as much as the rest of us, and given how much joy they provide all year, isn’t it right to show our love and appreciation? Whether it’s some extra TLC at home, a trip to the doggy salon or a fun new toy, we’ve got you covered: Everything your canine companion could want or need this winter is right here around Lake Minnetonka.
Gina and Scott Davis launched their family business, Dog Threads, in late 2014, and had their first retailer, Lucy & Co., even before their line had officially been released. Based in Long Lake, Dog Threads offers cute and fun clothing for dogs of all shapes and sizes.
If you’re a pet owner, you know how tough it is to leave your furry family member at home when you go out to grab dinner or run errands. You’re in luck! Turns out there’s a plethora of pet-friendly establishments in the lake area, so you don’t have to spend one more second apart. We talked with some of the pet-friendly businesses in town so you can grab a leash and make a list of places to visit this spring.
Leaving pets behind can be one of the worst parts of vacation. While boarding the plane, embarking on the road trip, or heading up north to the cabin, guilt tends to sink in.
Step into Woof-N-Whisker pet salon and you’ll not only find shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and cleaning products that are 100 percent organic, chemical-free and eco-friendly, but you’ll also find a welcoming open floorplan.
Behind the reception desk, animals can watch other pets being trimmed, bathed and dried, so they aren’t as anxious about getting pampered themselves. “We seem to have a reduction of stressed-out dogs,” says owner and groomer NanSea Hall.
Thomas Strand has always had an instinctive passion for photography. As a child he remembers the enjoyment of taking photos during family vacations. “I just always knew I wanted to do it,” says Strand.
Who hasn’t dreamed about quitting their job to spend more time with their family or to pursue a personal passion? Two local entrepreneurs did just that, leaving the office behind to start their own dog-walking services. Now, they get to spend more time with their own pets while providing a service that helps others’ dogs lead happy, healthy lives.