Our love for pups runs in the family.
Inspired by their pup, Roxy, a Bernese Mountain dog, Keith and Patrycia Miller opened Pampered Pooch Playground on April 20th, 2008 in St. Louis Park, MN, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and Edina.
With outstanding customer service and the care of each dog put above anything else, we have loved becoming a part of the lives of so many community members and their pups. We are known nationally for being a leader in using technology and our strong pack management skills.
We also work closely with many local rescues, including The Pet Project, Homeward Bound, Pet Project Rescue and many more. Because there are very few regulations for doggy daycares in Minnesota, we’re a founding member of the Twin Cities Dog Daycare Association, which helps to set standards of care.
We're proud to be one of the few 100% family owned and operated facilities in the Twin Cities.
We work like dogs — and love every minute.
Keith and Patrycia are very involved in the day-to-day operations of Pampered Pooch Playground. When not at the doggy daycare they can be found at Bubbly Paws Dog Wash (their other business) or around Minneapolis with their dog, Roxy.
Say hello to our fantastic managers.
our managers go the extra mile to make sure your pup has a blast.
Melissa is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. Before coming here, she worked for a doggy daycare and boarding kennel in Green Bay for 3 years. Watch out Viking fans, Melissa LOVES the Packers and you definitely won’t see her working on game day.
Stephanie is a graduate of UW–Madison with a B.S. in Zoology. She previously worked at a dog daycare for 2.5 years and interned at a dog training company in Madison, WI. When not at work, she loves to run around the lakes and cheer on the Packers. She’s also the proud owner of Graham.
Vanessa was one of our original staff members. She also works as a Certified Veterinary Technician in the Twin Cities area. Vanessa is excited to have room in her schedule to accommodate her love for dog-wrangling alongside her love for veterinary medicine. She also owns a little black cockapoo named “Mr. Boo.”
Lia has been a member of our team since April of 2013 and is the parent to Chego a lab/shepherd mix. When not working, she loves to go camping, fishing and snowboarding, and to spend time at the dog park with Chego.
Lisa has been a part of our team since June of 2014 and is a doggy momma to Daisy (beagle), Chance (pug) and a rabbit named Stewart. Lisa loves getting to know all of the dogs and owners that come through our doors.
Here’s who plays with your pups.
We have a great group of people who can’t believe
they get paid to hang out with your awesome pups.
A part of our team since May 2015, Ellie loves coming into work and instantly being in a better mood because of all the dogs and people she gets to work with every day. Ellie loves to read, be outside, and spend time with her welsh corgi named Shia and two cats.
Jordan joined our team in May 2015 and enjoys getting so much love from all the dogs — they can help brighten anyone’s day. Jordan loves to read, hang out with friends, play hockey and explore the outdoors.
Since March 2015, Eryn has enjoys learning all of the different personalities of the dogs, and playing outside with them in the kiddie pools. Eryn loves to play guitar, read, make dream catchers, walk around, and go hiking with her cocker spaniel named Luna.
A part of our team since February 2015, Kaitlyn’s favorite moments at work are watching the dogs sunbathe and play in the water outside. When not at work, she loves to go camping, fishing with family and friends, and of course hanging out with Charlie (Shiba Inu/American Eskimo mix).
Emily has been working here since December 2014. She has two dachshunds named Moose and Bubba. They’re brothers but from different litters; Moose is 10 and Bubba is 8. She enjoys playing soccer, golfing, spending time with family, and loves watching NCIS.
Since October 2014, Sarah has loved being greeted by all her furry friends every morning who are always so excited to come in. When not working, she enjosy camping, rock collecting and canoeing. She also has a Catahoula Leopard Dog named Murphy.
A part of our team since August 2014, Rachel loves seeing how excited the dogs get when they come in. She also enjoys being able to bond with all the dogs and learn more about their breeds. Rachel has two cats named Koda and Dallas along with 2 chinchillas named Snickers and Roo.
Leah has been on the team since August 2014. She finds learning about the different dog breeds to be really interesting. She has had her cat, Comet, for 15 years. Leah enjoys playing video games, reading, writing, drawing, going to concerts and being outside.
Lauren joined our team in June 2014 and loves getting to hang out with dogs all day. She has a dog, Brody, who is a long-haired chihuahua, and enjoys cooking, hiking, yoga, knitting, going to concerts, exploring the Twin Cities, and volunteering for a local animal rescue, Wags and Whiskers.
Since August 2015, Anissa loves that every day is spent hanging out with a bunch of furry friends. She loves going to converts, traveling and watching the timid pups come out of their shells!