Downtown Dogs

★★★★☆
  • 821 2nd Ave N

    Minneapolis, MN 55405

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  • 612-374-3647

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Hours
Mon-Fri 6:45am-9pm; Sat-Sun 9am-9pm
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We adopted our dog from the humane society in January, 2011, and have bring him here 1-2x/week since. Our dog had some socialization/behavior issues that the downtown dogs staff have been WONDERFUL about! They have worked with us to

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We adopted our dog from the humane society in January, 2011, and have bring him here 1-2x/week since. Our dog had some socialization/behavior issues that the downtown dogs staff have been WONDERFUL about! They have worked with us to

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I have been bringing our dog to Downtown Dogs for two years at least once per week if not more. We have also had him boarded no less than 6x (at one point for a full week). Its always hard to leave him, but he tells us when he likes something and doesn't like it. I've never seen him so happy or excited to be anywhere than he is to be at Downtown Dogs. I can tell he loves it and the staff genuinely love and care for him. I sincerely recommend this business to any dog owner.

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I have been bringing our dog to Downtown Dogs for two years at least once per week if not more. We have also had him boarded no less than 6x (at one point for a full week). Its always hard to leave him, but he tells us when he likes something and doesn't like it. I've never seen him so happy or excited to be anywhere than he is to be at Downtown Dogs. I can tell he loves it and the staff genuinely love and care for him. I sincerely recommend this business to any dog owner.

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My sister Tina was going out of town for a week last month and she needed soeone to watche her dog for her. So of course the good brother that I am I agreed to watch Garey for a week. But while she was gone, I had gotten a call to go out to eat with someone that is very special to me, and Gary doesn't like to be alone for more than a couple of hours or else he would start to chew on things and I couldn't have that in my house. So I heard of this place and dropped him off. He must of loved it there and took to the people very quick. My day had to end quick with Ashley because the dog daycare doesn't take them all night long so until next time I told her. i went to pick up Gary and he was more than happy to see me. this place was great, because Gray really don't like strangers.

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My sister Tina was going out of town for a week last month and she needed soeone to watche her dog for her. So of course the good brother that I am I agreed to watch Garey for a week. But while she was gone, I had gotten a call to go out to eat with someone that is very special to me, and Gary doesn't like to be alone for more than a couple of hours or else he would start to chew on things and I couldn't have that in my house. So I heard of this place and dropped him off. He must of loved it there and took to the people very quick. My day had to end quick with Ashley because the dog daycare doesn't take them all night long so until next time I told her. i went to pick up Gary and he was more than happy to see me. this place was great, because Gray really don't like strangers.

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Downtown Dogs is a great space, with wonderful employees, Sandy especially, she is always so pleasent and happy to see your pet. The only negative I would have to say besides it's a bit pricey, is the strong odor of Lysol. Everytime I am there, it is very obnoxious. I know you have to keep the place disinfected, but there has to be a better way. I can barely handle it, never mind the poor dogs that are smelling it all day long. When i pick up my dog, I have to air him out when i get home it;s so strong. I would recommended a green solution like the other daycares use.......

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Downtown Dogs is a great space, with wonderful employees, Sandy especially, she is always so pleasent and happy to see your pet. The only negative I would have to say besides it's a bit pricey, is the strong odor of Lysol. Everytime I am there, it is very obnoxious. I know you have to keep the place disinfected, but there has to be a better way. I can barely handle it, never mind the poor dogs that are smelling it all day long. When i pick up my dog, I have to air him out when i get home it;s so strong. I would recommended a green solution like the other daycares use.......

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My dog LOVES it there. Sure He comes home dirty and exhausted but happy! When we first brought him he was shy and not very well socialized. Now he is more self confident and not so shy. I also love that I can watch his progress while I work and know he is in good hands.

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★★★★★

My dog LOVES it there. Sure He comes home dirty and exhausted but happy! When we first brought him he was shy and not very well socialized. Now he is more self confident and not so shy. I also love that I can watch his progress while I work and know he is in good hands.

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everytime my dog comes home, it always smells and it is sad to see the dogs going to the bathroom inside. There are too many dogs and not enough people. it looks like there are 50 dogs in 1 room with 1 person watching them. They always bark and the staff yells at them. We pick up our dog and the bed smelled like urine. i will never go here again.

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everytime my dog comes home, it always smells and it is sad to see the dogs going to the bathroom inside. There are too many dogs and not enough people. it looks like there are 50 dogs in 1 room with 1 person watching them. They always bark and the staff yells at them. We pick up our dog and the bed smelled like urine. i will never go here again.

Pros: good location

Cons: it is just a dog factory

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Downtown Dogs has by far the most friendliest staff. I would recommend this place to EVERYONE I know because of its great location, great staff and great prices. I have read some of the other reviews and these people are nuts. Downtown Dogs is the BEST and I would bring my dog to no other place. Have a great day.

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Downtown Dogs has by far the most friendliest staff. I would recommend this place to EVERYONE I know because of its great location, great staff and great prices. I have read some of the other reviews and these people are nuts. Downtown Dogs is the BEST and I would bring my dog to no other place. Have a great day.

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?As a contractor I have done several projects for Downtown Dogs. They put quality of work and safety of the dog?s far head of the price to the business in any work they do. I also get to see how they handle the dogs when no customers are present. They are extremely patient and skilled. It?s really a fun place to work. I love watching the dogs play and interacting with them too. It is great working around all of the different dog types and I have definitely developed a group of favorites. If I had a dog I would bring them in a heartbeat.?

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?As a contractor I have done several projects for Downtown Dogs. They put quality of work and safety of the dog?s far head of the price to the business in any work they do. I also get to see how they handle the dogs when no customers are present. They are extremely patient and skilled. It?s really a fun place to work. I love watching the dogs play and interacting with them too. It is great working around all of the different dog types and I have definitely developed a group of favorites. If I had a dog I would bring them in a heartbeat.?

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I have taken our dog there twice and have only had good interactions with the staff and facility. While it is in a warehouse (no grass), it is very clean and fun for the dogs.

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I have taken our dog there twice and have only had good interactions with the staff and facility. While it is in a warehouse (no grass), it is very clean and fun for the dogs.

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H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E!!
This doggy daycare was by far the worst that I have come by. I just moved here from NY and I must say Minnesota Nice was not what the employees here are! They were rude to me and never returned my calls or e-mails that I had about the place. They need a lesson in common courtesy. Please go somewhere else and don't waste your time (or your dogs)!

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H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E!!
This doggy daycare was by far the worst that I have come by. I just moved here from NY and I must say Minnesota Nice was not what the employees here are! They were rude to me and never returned my calls or e-mails that I had about the place. They need a lesson in common courtesy. Please go somewhere else and don't waste your time (or your dogs)!

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I have been taking my dog to this day care ever since he was a puppy and we have absolutely loved it! Two years have passed and I have not one complaint! The staff members are always helpful and very friendly. The facility is very clean considering 100+ dogs are running around there a day which must be a hard task to keep up. A few of my co-workers also take their dogs there and they love it as well! I could not think of a better place to leave my dog for a few hours or a weekends stay. He has so much fun there with all the other dogs! A+ !!!!!!

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I have been taking my dog to this day care ever since he was a puppy and we have absolutely loved it! Two years have passed and I have not one complaint! The staff members are always helpful and very friendly. The facility is very clean considering 100+ dogs are running around there a day which must be a hard task to keep up. A few of my co-workers also take their dogs there and they love it as well! I could not think of a better place to leave my dog for a few hours or a weekends stay. He has so much fun there with all the other dogs! A+ !!!!!!

Pros: Great service, a wonderful place for your pooch!

Cons: not sure about the owner, I have never seen him/or her. No other issues.

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I dropped my 10 month old puppy off for a weekend stay instead of letting her stay with friends who wouldnt have charged me, because these people are supposed to be professionals. Also, my dog is still a puppy so I dont trust her with a lot of people. I got her back after 2.5 days and she was so sick she could barely breathe and had green discharge coming out of her eyes and nose.

At first I gave this place the benefit of the doubt, but when I asked for a refund due to the fact that they had never even alerted me to her condition, they refused to do that. If this really were such a "rare" thing for this kennel, I would think that they wouldnt hesitate to be as helpful as possible and refund the $117 I spent for her stay there. I have now spent $400 between boarding fees and vet bills, as well as missed time from work to take my dog in for appointments.

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I dropped my 10 month old puppy off for a weekend stay instead of letting her stay with friends who wouldnt have charged me, because these people are supposed to be professionals. Also, my dog is still a puppy so I dont trust her with a lot of people. I got her back after 2.5 days and she was so sick she could barely breathe and had green discharge coming out of her eyes and nose.

At first I gave this place the benefit of the doubt, but when I asked for a refund due to the fact that they had never even alerted me to her condition, they refused to do that. If this really were such a "rare" thing for this kennel, I would think that they wouldnt hesitate to be as helpful as possible and refund the $117 I spent for her stay there. I have now spent $400 between boarding fees and vet bills, as well as missed time from work to take my dog in for appointments.

Cons: sick dog, no alert as to her illness, expensive, poor customer service when brought to their attention

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