5 stars

Wonderful place. Carmen is awesome. My dog was well cared for and wouldn't hesitate to return. Thank you Carmen.  Tammy S.

5 stars

Absolutely loved the whole experience. We were going on a trip for the whole week and didn't know where to leave our baby cat. Most of the places offer a small or 2-3 level overpriced cages for cats and no attention whatsoever. Dogs & katz luxury pet boarding gives cat a whole room with cat tower, toys, and even a bird feeder outside. Carmen took such a great care of our cat and I could see his pictures on Instagram. We felt good about him being in such a good place and we enjoyed our vacation without stressing. Definitely will be returning for future stays and highly recommend this place!  Alyona Z.

 

5 stars

Great place! Clean, nice facility, great staff, multiple large fenced dog runs. Would 100% recommend. We have a large black lab and Carmen took great care of him.  Will R.

 

 

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Our black lab is so happy at this place. The big yards are a big plus with lots of room to run and play. The boarding house is spotless. Carmen is wonderful!!  Terry P.

 

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All of the suites (dogs and cats) are very nice and comfortable. Extremely clean place and safe environment. The dogs playgrounds are large and very secure. Carmen is a true animal lover and spends the entire day playing with and caring for all of her guests. Definitely recommend this place!!!  Xiolmarie V.

 

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First time boarding here. Enjoyed viewing my pup in action via their social media videos. Great facility, caring, knowledgeable. Picked up my pup and she had no signs of stress. Will return and recommend. Deborah H.

5 stars

Carmen has watched my ESA cat a couple times now and has done an amazing job with her! Freyja is she’ always relaxed and happy when she comes home and I enjoy being able to see her on Instagram a few times while she’s away from me! Carmen always makes sure she understands our needs so she can meet expectations and isn’t afraid to ask questions if she doesn’t understand something. Thanks Carmen! I will still come to you even though we’re in St. Paul now!  Tracy C.

 

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Ginger had a great experience here! We'll definitely be back!  LaRae L.

 

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Dogz & Katz Luxury Pet Boarding was an wonderful, welcoming place!  Debbie D.

 

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Dogz & Katz has a new climate controlled facility with individual apartments, plenty of room to run, and a low dog-to-human ratio (usually 1 to 5-8). Carmen take care of details, and really cares about the pups.  Mark H.

 

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Our dog loved playing with the other dogs. I liked that the rooms had windows, and Carmen posted on Instagram so we could see what he was doing! Great experience! Lori K.

We've had great experiences with this kennel.  Carmen is very attentive and takes our high energy Brittany out to play regularly.  He comes home exhausted which we love as it tells us he got a lot of activity and playtime which she is also very good about posting video clips of.  Facility is beautiful with a lot of open area would highly recommend!  David & Julie N.

 

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Carmen does an awesome job giving each of the dogs individual attention and making sure even pokey old girls like mine get in on the action. The set-up is fabulous and gives each dog room to run around and explore at their own pace. And being able to see the videos each day is such fun. Definitely recommend! Jennie Z.

 

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Dogz & Katz Luxury Pet Boarding facility owner/operator Carmen Brinkman is the kindest careing [sic] pet boarder we have ever known. We have two small doggies, a small Yorkie named Foxey and a small Silky Terrier named Muscles. Carmen will take time out of her pet boarding workday to spend quality time with your pet. She provides [a] large seperate [sic] fenced in grassy play areas [sic] for small dog, medium dog and large dog outdoor play areas and clean large private boarding rooms. Carmen will go beyond to care for your Dogz & Katz. Peter S.

 

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5 stars

We can’t say enough about the positive experience that our two dogs, Bailey and Paco, are had at Dogz & Katz. Carmen provides an immaculately clean, extremely roomy, and extraordinarily comfortable facility for both dogs and cats. The doggy playground is like going to a park with lots of room to run and sniff. She also takes lots of videos of our sweeties and posts them on Facebook and Instagram for our viewing pleasure. What a great vacation experience for them: running, sniffing, and playing well with others! Without a doubt, this is an awesome luxury pet boarding facility you created, Carmen! We will absolutely recommend it! Nickolette C.

5 stars

We boarded our cat for 9 days and loved the care she received.  A week prior she had some teeth removed and had issues throughout the week.  Carmen took care of Sophie to full recovery and cleaned her mouth.  This meant a lot to us and went above expectations.  We were also pleased with the spacious room that is provided.  Definitely will use Dogz & Katz again!  Nicole S.

5 stars

Carmen was great with our dogs!  She was in communication with me [during] their stay the past weekend!  She posted pictures and videos of them playing ~ Highly recommend anyone from this area to use this facility! Jennifer T.

 

 

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Amazing private rooms for pets and the care is superb. Really reasonably priced as well! Thank you so much, Carmen!  Stacy M.

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5 stars

Carmen has done a wonderful job of giving Cooper a “home away from home” experience. The dog suites are cozy and roomy for any size dog. Dogz and Catz is in a beautiful country setting with a large fenced area for dogs to run an play. She is so kind and truly loves animals. We will definitely be bringing Cooper back! Kathryn H.

5 stars

Carmen is the absolute BEST for cat boarding!! She watched my Miso for 6 days and I cannot recommend her enough. The cat rooms are spacious, clean, and perfect for keeping kitties entertained!! Carmen is super responsive, great at sending updates/photos, and wonderful at caring for cats. I was nervous at first (about pet boarding in general) but Carmen was so welcoming and took the time to ask and answer questions while we watched Miso settle in. Overall, an absolutely amazing cat boarding experience and I wish I could give Carmen more than 5 stars!! :) Somi Y.

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We loved how Carmen posted several videos and pictures for us to view of our puppy while we were out of town! You can certainly tell she loves her job and takes great care of your pets! Feels good to have a trusted place when we travel and can't take our dog with us!! Christina D.

5 stars

After touring a bunch of boarding facilities we chose to bring our dog to Dogz & Katz. Since our dog is still young we are starting to bring her for a day here and there as a test run.  The first stay was great.  Carmen took great care of our dog and our dog was happy during her stay.  Carmen (owner) keeps you up to date with posts on social media (if you allow the posts of course).  The facilities are over the top!  Super Clean!  Your dog will get a room (yes an actual room) with a view a hammock bed, with bedding and the option to have a kennel/crate if needed.  Your pups will not be in a cold chain link kennel like other boarding facilities.   Our dog had a great time and received the loving care we were looking for when boarding our dog.  Lots of love and room to roam indoors and outdoors.  Which of course meant plenty of exercise for our dog.  I would highly recommend Dogz & Katz for anyone looking to board their dog (or cat).  Jason F.

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At the time of this posting, there are 23 other 5 star reviews of this pet boarding facility, and there are zero reviews that are less than 5 stars. There is absolutely a reason for such a high rating. Carmen is GREAT to work with. She is very welcoming, and clearly has a fantastic connection with animals. She is responsive to texts, emails, phone calls, etc. The facilities themselves are beautifully kept and are in a continuous state of improvement. Our cats stayed here for multiple weeks and probably enjoyed the views of the yard, the birds, and the other visitors. If you take your pets anywhere else, you've made a huge mistake. Definitely check out Dogz & Katz Luxury Pet Boarding!  Jason K.

5 stars

Our cats spent several weeks here and they loved it. We chose Carmen's place because cats get a whole room and don't have to sit in a little kennel all day. The cat rooms are big, with a cat tree, toys and a window. Carmen is super nice and awesome to work with! Just looking at the boarding facilities and meeting Carmen for the first time, we knew right away that she genuinely cares about animals. Carmen took great care of our kitties! It's so nice to be able to go on a vacation and knowing that my cats are cared for and they get love and attention!  Laura K.

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They were very accommodating to our needs and have so much love for pets! They shared several videos on social media for us to see what our dog was up to throughout her stay! We will be going back!  Miranda C.

5 stars

Close and reliable, highly recommended!  Bradley K.

5 stars

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Carmen was wonderful with our fur babies. It was their first time at a kennel. The facility was well cared for and very comfortable for our babies. We can't wait to have them say again.  Toby P.

5 stars

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We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Dogz and Katz. The place is easily the cleanest dog kennel I've ever seen (or smelled) and our dog was treated with compassion during a thunderstorm--he has a lot of anxiety about lightning and thunder. Service was very professional and friendly. We will be back.  Hayley T.

5 stars

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First time we have ever boarded our pups who are now 19 months old. Carmen & Dan are wonderful, the accommodations are new and very well done along with the stunning countryside fenced in puppy playtime areas. Sophie & Lizzy were so happy when we picked them up and well cared for; we will be bringing them back for further “vacations” with Carmen soon!!  Dawn T.

5 stars

Max had a great 4 days at Dogz and Katz, and I appreciated the photos of him on Instagram.  Linda O.

5 stars

I boarded my two cats 9 days here. Carmen is very responsive and careful and definitely understands cats. She shared photos and videos several times during the stay and detailed description about how my cats are doing. I wanted to help one of my cat control weight recently and gave Carmen the feeding instructions that my vet shared with me, such as times, grams etc. Carmen followed the instructions well and did help my cat control his weight. My cats enjoyed the stay there and this is also a great experience for me since I can enjoy the trip and didn’t need to worry my cats.  Muyao L.

5 stars

I've boarded my cats several times. I would recommend. I3B

5 stars

The room my cat occupied contained lots for her to do, and the owner loves and understands cats. Nancy B.

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Carmen is amazing. She cared for Batgirl as if she was her own pet and Batgirl LOVED being there! She was well cared for, happy, played a lot, and I wasn’t worried one bit about her! We will be using her again for sure! Janelle S.

5 stars

My two cats spent a contented week end away from home at Dogz & Katz Luxury Pet Boarding. Carmen played with them and made sure they were enjoying their stay.  What a gift for someone on the go to know your pet is well looked after and happy.🙂 Karen M.

6 out of 5 stars

Great place to board your dog or cat when you have to leave town for a spell. Every dog is like family. 6 out of 5 stars.  Michael O.

 

5 stars

I choose Carmen's boarding facility because it was one of the only ones I found that did not keep the cats in cages all day. I was so thrilled that I found somewhere where they got a whole room to themselves! Especially since it included a cat tree and a nice view of outside/birds. I was still anxious before dropping off my two cats because I had never been away from them before I was was going away for well over a week to Europe. Meeting Carmen the first day really put my mind at ease! It was obvious she took the time to read the paperwork I filled out and got to know my cats before she brought them. All throughout my trip she left daily updates. You could tell from the way she wrote them that she really cared about them like they were her own. They definitely received individualized attention, and a lot of it too! There's no place I would recommend more than Carmen's when it comes to boarding your cats. I can't express how grateful I am that I had someone like her to look over my babies while I was away! I would recommend her 100%!!! My cats had such a good time they didn't even want to leave.  Sam G.

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Our precious Miss Kitty has stayed with Carmen for two visits (20 days & 4 days). We couldn’t be happier with the care she received. The daily updates on how she was doing were awesome and set my daughter’s mind at ease. The space is gorgeous and clean. Carmen played with Miss Kitty and clearly got to know her personality well. Thank you for taking great care of our Miss Kitty! 🐱 Joanne.G.

 

5 stars

Luxury boarding for your kitty! I highly recommend Dogz & Katz for your kitty. My Kitty stayed 3 days with Carmen in the camping room. Knowing Kitty was safe and well cared for made my time away relaxing. I even received pictures and comments daily on Kitty's stay. Your kitty will love it!  Cindy A.

5 stars

This place rocks!!! My kiddos love it. Filtered personal air just for kitties. Birds to watch in the feeder. They get their hair combed, toe nail painted.. or trimmed... Such a life.  Patty A.

5 stars

Carmen is wonderful with our kitty! She has worked hard to establish a rapport with our cat, Yuki. She is great about sending texts and pics to let us know how our furbaby is doing, even though I know Yuki's being well taken care of! Julie H.

 

5 stars

EXCEPTIONAL CAT BOARDING FACILITY Found Dogz & Katz online when I was looking for an "out of the box" type boarding facility for my two cats (pun intended), where they would be... 1. Looked after 24/7 2. In a cat only environment 3. Cared for by a true cat person 4. Given lots of vertical space and mental stimulation Carmen checked all my necessary boxes, and then some. She even sent me pictures of them throughout their stay!!! I was SO pleased to see their furry little faces, relaxed and having a blast. I have brought my cats to other cat boarding facilities in the surrounding Minneapolis area and none come close to Carmen's facility. NONE. Trusting someone to take care of your cats is a big deal, but with Carmen I was never worried. Her passion for felines is clear from the moment you first meet her and see her well designed cat rooms (see attached photos, they are amazing!!!). Anyone looking to board their cat(s) in a facility where you can leave your fur babies and know that they are in good hands, look no further.  Misha S.

 

5 stars

Carmen loved up our cat Sammy while we were away. Very clean and we left confident he would be well cared for; we even got a few update pics...and he looked like a happy cat. I would definitely recommend. Molly W.

 

5 stars 

We are so blessed to have found Carmen and her husband at Dogz & Katz Luxury boarding. We were very anxious about leaving Grizz in a new surrounding for 10 days because he was just 9 months old and had never been away from us or our home. To our relief, he enjoyed his stay more than we enjoyed our vacation! She texted and emailed with us daily to give us updates. She sent photos and even went WAY out of her way to accommodate our cat's needs. She is truly an angel from heaven. To tell you how much our cat enjoyed his stay...he didn't want to come home when my husband picked him up! :( We are so excited to have found Dogz & Katz, because now we can go on many more getaways and feel totally at ease that our cat is in good hands and happy! ~Penny J.

5 stars

My cat spent 3 days in the lakeside room. He is very active and I could never board him in a small cage. The rooms are private with climbing trees, toys and other amenities to keep your cat happy. When I picked up my cat he was content and happy. He will definitely stay there in the future when I'm on vacation. Rob L.

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