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Best Places In Minnesota To Spoil Your Dog

Our dogs are just like family. And because they are family, we want them to have the best. Pampering your dog once in a while has health benefits. A day or weekend at a pet salon or pet spa resort could be a vacation for both of you.

The Canine Club & Spa
2910 - 82nd St.
Chanhassen, MN 55317

It's a dog's life at The Canine Club & Spa. Daycare is available every day. You can also board your pet overnight in a plush boarding room. Your pooch can swim in a heated indoor/outdoor pool, snack on delicious treats and chase other dogs (or be chased) on a manicured lawn. After a day of fun, your pet can watch TV and do some channel surfing.

Northern Stars K9 Resort & Spa
13681 80th St., South
Hastings, MN 55033

This lovely spa resort is near beautiful state parks, where people love to bring their pets. Northern Stars K9 welcomes dogs of all ages, giving extra care to dogs with special needs. The beautifully decorated cottages have soft lighting, gentle music and shared cable TV. The resort has a kitchen that serves up gourmet meals and organic treats. An indoor pool rounds out the plush interior, designed with state-of-the-art security systems. All is comfy and secure in a five-star K9 environment.

The Dog Spa
1018 2nd Ave., South
Virginia, MN 55792

If you don't want to take your dog to a full-tilt spa resort, The Dog Spa could be the answer. Your canine friend can get a mini-makeover, manicure/pedicure and a deluxe doggie facial. The spa also offers basic pet hygiene and chiropractic care. An animal healthcare clinic, in partnership with the spa, provides the chiropractic treatment. At the spa's canine community daycare facility, your pet will never be lonely.

Related: Ask A Minnesota Expert: Tips For Giving Your Pet A Quality Bath 

Animal Inn Pet Resort & Spa
8633 North 34th St.
Lake Elmo, MN  55042

Lake Elmo's downtown area has a beautiful pet resort in tranquil surroundings. Animal Inn Pet Resort & Spa has 13 acres of yard and play space. This overnight dog boarding facility near St. Paul has comfortable sleeping quarters. Your dog can stretch out on a plush cot and enjoy convenient room service. Overnight lodging also includes a daily wellness check. Days and evenings are filled with lively activities that include professional grooming. At night, your dog can fall asleep to bedtime stories the staff reads.

Sam & Danni's Pet Resort & Spa
955 40th Ave., N.E.
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

If your dog is barking for a change of pace, bring him or her to Sam & Danni's. At this resort, obedience training comes with room, board and grooming. There are several grooming and pampering packages to choose from. Sam & Danni's services the Twin Cities and Central Minnesota. Rates, services and accommodations are reasonably priced.

Related: Ask A Minnesota Expert: Tips For House Training Your Dog 

Lulu & Luigi
3699 Joppa Ave.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

A friendly neighborhood pet care and grooming salon, Lulu & Luigi has additional salons in Wayzata and White Bear Lake. The grooming parlor, or "pawlor," uses organic products whenever possible. The salon has attractive grooming packages and extra special care services. Your dog will be tickled pink to get a massage that improves circulation and relieves sore joints.

Related: Best Pet Groomers In Minnesota

Linda Cameron has written home design, home improvement and lifestyle articles for The Boston Globe and City Shopper Magazine. She has related interests in the building industry, travel, real estate and financing. She is a contributor to Examiner, House Spot, Techsling and Behance, covering topics on career, people, businesses, education and technology.

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