Our love for pups runs in the family.
Inspired by their pup, Roxy, a Bernese Mountain dog (passed away in the summer of 2018 at almost 13 years old), Keith and Patrycia Miller opened Pampered Pooch Playground on April 20th, 2008 in St. Louis Park, MN, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and Edina. Pampered Pooch Playground was one of the original dog daycares in the Twin Cities, and has helped to set standards of care in Minnesota.
keith and Patrycia's goal was to provide outstanding customer service and the care of each dog above anything else. Since opening the dog daycare in 2008 they have loved becoming a part of the lives of so many community members and their pups. Pampered Pooch Playground is known nationally for being an industry leader with their strong pack management skills. Keith and Patrycia realize that they can't be at the doggy daycare every minute of the day, and have an amazing team that works hard everyday to make their dream come true. In 2018 Pampered Pooch Playground was reconized as one of the best dog daycares and kennels to work at in regards to how employees are treated and valued.
Keith and Patrycia also work closely with many local rescues, including Good Karma Animal Rescue, People and Pets Together, Second Hand Hounds and many more. Because there are very few regulations for doggy daycares in Minnesota, Pampered Pooch Playground is a founding member of the Twin Cities Dog Daycare Association, which helps to set standards of care in the state of Minnesota.
Finally, Pampered Pooch Playground is 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), at their local CrossFit gym or checking out the newest resturants with their son.
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 with a degree in Animal Science and has been part of the Pampered Pooch Playground team since 2010. Before working at Pampered Pooch Playground 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.
Assistant General Manager
Lia has been working at Pampered Pooch Playground since 2013. She loves building relationships with all of our clients (2 and 4 legged!). She recently finished her degree in Psychology and is working toward a Certificate in Human Resource Management. When not working, she enjoys hiking with her dog Chego, camping, and kayaking.
Allison has been working at Pampered Pooch Playground since 2017. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in River Falls with a degree in Animal Science. She’s also a huge Vikings fan, which may put her at odds with some of the other managing staff. Skol!
Allie first worked for Pampered Pooch Playground in 2015 before moving out of state for her husbands job. In 2018 Allie and her husband moved back and she returned to Pampered Pooch Playground. Allie lives with her husband, son, and 2 dogs and loves visiting the dog park and camping when not working.