Why Clients (and their owners) Love Us


Ever since our first fur baby, Guinness, came into our lives on April 1, 2005, we started looking for ways to keep him entertained while we worked our full time jobs. Guinness was and is a very “selective” pup – he was a rescue dog, and there are only a few people he feels comfortable being around. The first visit we had to DDG back in July 2005 (when Guinness had turned 7 months), we knew we had to sign him up for daily visits. We met both owners – Carey and Nicole, and we knew immediately this would be the perfect fit for our boy. Right away he felt comfortable with both of them, and they got to see the sweet, lovable side of Guinness. He became the test for all new employees of DDG because of his selective nature.

Four months later we added our second rescued fur baby to our family – Bailey. He has never met a person he didn’t love, and vice versa. He joined Guinness on the daily visits to DDG, and became one of the “orientation” dogs to help screen new pups during their first visit. Bailey loves all the attention he gets from Carey, Nicole, and the entire staff at Dog Day Getaway; and Guinness has found his home away from home.

We can’t say enough great things about the staff, and we have no reservations referring anyone (and obviously, their dogs) to Dog Day Getaway.  They are the best for taking care of your pups.

~ Cathy Moore, Rosemount, MN


After visiting almost every doggy day care in the south metro, I finally found “the one”. The staff at Dog Day Getaway is AMAZING! I love watching on the webcams and seeing all the staff interact with dogs. They are not just there just to clean up after them. They know the dogs by name. My dog is always ecstatic to be dropped off, and starts to get excited the second we turn down the street. He comes home calm and tired. You could not ask for a better facility or a more caring staff.
-Jean Kringstad

tobey1Tobey has been a client of DDG’s for since he was 6 months old. Going to daycare helped with his socialization skills and his puppy energy! Six years later we still are customers for daycare, boarding and classes. Not only does DDG monitor any of his special needs (i.e., bathing, dietary, etc.) they love him like he is one of their own. Whether it is for a day of play or boarding, I wouldn’t trust anyone else to watch him while I am away!
-Kathyrn Baugher

gus2Gus Gus has been going to DDG since he was a puppy and all of our experiences have been excellent! Both owners and staff are all very involved with their customers and furry companions and demonstrate exceptional professionalism and a genuine love for the dogs. Gus has special medical issues and DDG has always been supportive and interactive about his status and have provided us with necessary updates. They continuously go above and beyond our expectations with care and communication. I can’t say enough good things about the owners and staff at DDG…you can tell they are passionate about what they do and this is why they are successful and reputable. Not only do we love them but Gus loves them as well! They have set the standard high for us and I will continue to recommend them to our friends and family.
-Melissa Kamm


My Sadie (Malti-Poo)and I have been coming to DDG for almost 10 years. Sadie comes during the work week so she is not home along for 10 hours as well as when I travel for business and personal. She absolutely LOVES to go to DDG. All I have to do is say Dog Day Getaway and she is at the door ready with a wagging tail. I feel comfortable and confident that Sadie is given the utmost of care while she is here right down to hugs and. It is clear that Carrie and Nicole and all the wonderful staff have a passion for dogs. It is nice to always be greeted with a smile and hear stories of the adventures of what Sadie does while she is in their care (like snuggle up with a dog 3 times her size or chase shadows all day). It provides me with a sense of peace knowing that Sadie is in a safe and loving place. Thank you DDG!
-Sue Baer

kiwi2Dog Day Getaway is far and away the best boarding experience our dog Kiwi has had.  Their new facility is beautiful and offers lots of room for the pups to play inside and out.  The wash room resembles a real spa and is so easy to get dogs in and out of.  We take comfort in knowing that when it’s time for bed, Kiwi is sleeping in a spacious kennel on a comfortable cot and not looked away in a small cage.  The staff at DDG is fabulous.  They’re friendly, know all of us by our first names, and best of all they are great with Kiwi!   As an active Apple Valley Chamber Member, we know the owners at DDG take pride in giving back to their community, which is important to us as residents of Apple Valley.  We would not go anywhere else!-Kristy Barse

Jack Lee WallinWe love absolutely love Dog day Getaway!  Jack is so excited when he arrives he can’t wait to get out of the car, and he is always nice and tired when he leaves.  One of my favorite parts of DDG is the Spa-like feel you have when you walk in the facility.  It truly does not feel like a kennel.  This facility is large and super clean.  I can’t rave enough about the friendly and professional employees.  They truly care about the animals.  We love that DDG offers self wash, training, and playgroups.  It is really a one stop shop for us.  DDG is a must for daycare in the south metro.
-Melissa Wallin

daisy1We have been taking our Maltese to DDG for over 6 years. We have been so pleased since the very first time. The staff are always extremely friendly and helpful. They have been very accommodating with our dog’s unique health issues. Most of all, they treat all of the dogs as their own. They seem to know and understand each dog’s personality.

DDG has been invaluable to our family. We feel comfortable leaving our pup for daycare and for extended vacations, knowing that she will be well cared for. She is always excited to go. In fact, we take her to DDG some days just for her to be able to spend a few hours with the other dogs & the amazing staff. I think that speaks for itself. In short, we couldn’t be happier with our experience with DDG.

-Mike & Judy Shreve

murphy madigan3We have been using Dog Day Getaway for 2 years now, and we could not be happier. The staff are amazing, and the facility is beautiful! We use daycare twice a week and board pretty frequently. The owners and staff truly seem to love what they do.  We never have to worry about Murphy, because we know the staff love him and he loves going! I would, without hesitation, recommend DDG to anyone looking for daycare or boarding. You will NOT regret it.
-Jenny Madigan

stoli burrill (6)
Dog Day Getaway’s (DDG) owners, Carey and Nicole, along with their wonderful staff, have cared for my dog “Stoli” for over a decade! Caring, Energetic, Trusting & Responsible are just a few ways to describe the environment Stoli experiences during each visit. Dog Day Getaway continues to provide Stoli a loving “home away from home”, along with the reassurance for ME that Stoli is safe, cared for, and exhausted when I pick him up! DDG not only cares for your dog(s), but takes great pride in providing clean, organized & well-maintained facilities. We love DDG!!!

-Amie Burrill