Letter from the Founders
In September 2012, a simple random occurrence became the catalyst for our journey. We, Lisa and Michael Larson, were about to embark on a 2-week, luxurious tropical vacation and were looking for a place to board our small dog while away. We asked friends and family for referrals, and we made a reservation at a local kennel that came highly recommended.
On the day of our departure, we dropped our pet off and asked the front desk staff at the dog boarding facility if we could have a brief tour of the property. What we found when we went “behind the door” made our hearts sink. Cages were crammed 3-high into a small, busy room, which included food preparation space, washing stations, and employee lockers. Utter chaos.
The guilt that we felt upon seeing where our beloved pet would be staying while we were off enjoying a lavish island vacation overwhelmed us.
A thought occurred to us on that drive to the airport, “If these are the conditions of a well-respected dog boarding facility, what must some of the others look like?” We knew at that point that we could do better, much better…and we have.
Simply put, the Woofington offers a full-service, luxury boarding, daycare and grooming experience for Small Dog guests only (25 lbs and under) and their discerning pet parents. This is the first and only location of its kind in the Twin Cities area, and we are located in the beautiful Lake Minnetonka community of Navarre. We hope you enjoy!
Lisa and Michael Larson
We look forward to serving the Lake Minnetonka area for many years to come. Welcome to the Woofington. The Experience of Opulence over Ordinary.
Facility Overview & Tours
Overnight boarding guests of the Woofington are treated to a variety of opulent suites, complete with plush bedding, oriental rugs, and chandelier lighting. With an array of room sizes ranging from cozy Comfort suites that instill a feeling of safety and comfort, to the lavish Presidential Suite featuring a queen-sized bed with down bedding, flat panel television, and in-suite webcam, the Woofington has a suite that is the perfect fit for each of our clients’ needs.
The Spa Woofington offers a complete menu of indulgent grooming services that include bathing, hair styling, paw-dicures, and blueberry facial treatments. We even offer a MiniPacer treadmill, for those pet guests who want to take a nice long walk within the cozy confines of our climate controlled building.
Our indoor play space is the ideal location for our pet guests to frolic and play. Daycare is the perfect way for your pet to exercise and socialize with all of their four-pawed friends, all on a padded rubberized floor specifically designed to minimize impact and stress to little canine paws.
We invite anyone considering using our services to come in for a complimentary tour of our facility, anytime during lobby hours. In fact, we insist on it. We’re happy to show you all that the Woofington has to offer!