Pet Paradise

Rochester, MN Dog Parks, Boarders, Groomers & More

The furry members of your family are welcome in Minnesota's Rochester! Rochester, MN is home to multiple pet-friendly hotels, a dog treat food truck (Bone Appetit Canine Bakery), and a large collection of boarders, groomers and dog parks that will have your dogs and cats putting their best paws forward. 

Rochester, MN Dog Boarding & Day Care

Just 10 minutes west of downtown Rochester lies Leashes & Leads, which provides your dogs with a three-acre park filled with dog-friendly amenities like an obstacle course, hiking paths and a swimming pond complete with a dock. Drop your dog off for the day (or get a pass to spend time with your dog in the park) or board them overnight. Bonus: Leashes & Leads offers a Barky Bus if your dog needs a lift to playcare; pick up and drop off in the Rochester area includes the Mayo Clinic campus.

Play area at Leashes & Leads in Rochester, MNLeashes & Leads' 3-acre play area | TJ Turner

Good Dog Camp offers day care and boarding (with the promise of plenty of belly scratches and ear rubs!) in a convenient location less than a mile from the main downtown Mayo Clinic campus as well as the Saint Marys campus. Bear Creek Kennels LLC is another pet paradise just seven minutes southeast of downtown Rochester; if you drop your dog off for the day or choose to board them, it's all play all the time. And in a pinch, you can't go wrong with Petco North, Petco SouthPetSmart North or PetSmart South--while these are nationwide chains, they have employees with all the heart and hospitality Rochester is known for.

P-K Pet Resort in Byron s a blend of passion and dedication. Founded by Alex Polikowsky, a skilled professional who used her knowledge in dog handling, grooming and running dog boarding facilities into designing this project.  P-K Pet Resort & Spa’s chauffeur service, the Pet-Kab, provides rides for your pup to and from the Rochester, Byron, Oronoco and Stewartville area.

Dog-Friendly Events

During the warm summer months, Rochester MN hosts many outdoor festivals and events that welcome you and your furry friend such as Dogs Downtown, Thursdays, and Movies in the Park

Rochester, MN Dog Parks

Get your pooch out and about with these nearby dog parks. For an off-leash spot, check out the Jean and Carl Frank Canine Park, in southeast Rochester. With walking trails and multiple fenced-in areas, your dog will find the perfect spot (and some four-footed playmates) to get its tail wagging. River Road Canine Park, in northwest Rochester, also offers an off-leash area for your dog to explore, play and socialize with furry friends.

Rochester, MN is a pet-friendly communityVisit Rochester, MN with your pet | AB-PHOTOGRAPHY.US


The relationship between a pet and a groomer is an important one if your dog is going to feel comfortable, and places like Fluff N Buff Dog Grooming and Clip & Dip Grooming and Boarding understand that--the latter also offers boarding services. The Rochester Pet & Country Store can treat your dog to a bath and brush, partial groom, or full groom. And for pets small or large, Vanity Fur grooms them all. Though they specialize in canines and felines, they offer services like baths, nail care and flea dips to any pet who needs them. Central Bark is a local hub for “whole dog care” providing a spa + salon, daycare, boarding, and more.

Find more information about planning your trip to Rochester, MN. And if you're a dog lover, discover the Caring Tails program at Rochester International Airport.