Lanning's Willmar Doghouse

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Margaret L.

19 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Margaret's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
12 yr 3 mo old
Siberian Husky
0 yr 11 mo old

Margaret's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Margaret

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My family and I love dogs. They are our entertainment, our comforters, our exercise, and, in two cases, our family members. Oreo is our beautiful twelve year old Black Labrador Retriever. Kira (Keehrah) is our new Siberian Retriever puppy. Over a decade ago, we moved into a beautiful house with a large fenced in back yard perfect for canine camaraderie.

We've been keeping close friends' dogs overnight for years. We decided to continue to do the same thing for new friends through Dog Vacay.

We are a family of five with jobs, activities, school, and church, but we have found that the sweet animals we have hosted go with our crazy flow. We request that our guests are kennel trained, though this is open for discussion.

I (Margaret) work a few hours a few days a week. When I get home, I take frequent walks or trips to the dog park with my four-legged friends.

I'm so interested in dog training and care that I have read multiple books on the subject. I'm no expert, by any means, but I have a desire to benefit any creature with a beating heart that walks into my house.

So, come, check us out. If your four legged family member is at least two years old, potty trained, and has mastered basic commands, s/he is welcome here at Lanning's Willmar Doghouse!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Margaret L.

19 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Margaret's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
$15 /bath
19 Reviews
Margaret was a great host/care giver for Jack. She made sure we were kept up to date with photos and videos of what they were doing each day. We were very impressed with the ease of DogVacay service. Thank you!
From scheduling a drop-off time to pick-up it was a "paw-some" experience! Margaret was so flexible in a drop-off time and even let us come early so we wouldn't miss my grandson's out-of-town hockey game. Loved the photo they send me of Max during his time there too. I would highly recommend them to anyone and give them 5 "paws!"
Pawesome! Personal and friendly. Sent picture updates. Flexible pickup and drop off.
I think my dog was actually sad to come home! It was fun to think of him playing with other dogs and getting walks and visits to the park. Plus, he got to hang out with a family which he loves.
Margaret is always welcoming and so loving toward our girls. She took them to a dog park this past weekend which is something we have never done and sent us pictures to show us that they were loving it! Thanks Margaret!
Thank's Margaret and family! Chong had a great time on vacay at your house. Loved the pics you sent and the updates. So good to know he was well taken care of while we were gone. Highly recommend you to any dog lovers going on vacation. Will definitely use your services again!!!
Sue and Chris K.
Our local dog whisperer...loves our fur babies as her own. Loved the photo updates!
My terrier, Chloe, stayed ten days with Margaret when we were out of the country. I cannot say enough good things. She sent photos and updates where Chloe looked so happy! She figured out Chloe's habits and personality to help her feel more comfortable. Usually Chloe gets loose bowels after staying at the local boarders, but she has stayed healthy this time. When asked, Margaret also had really great advice on how I could reduce Chloe's barking. I would definitely choose Margaret to watch my pup again.
To be honest I was very hesitant to leave Chumley with another dog sitter, but once I got to meet Margaret I was much more as ease. If we are ever in need we will definitely contact her again. I also feel that Chumley had himself a good time while with Margaret and her family.
Margaret was great to work with. She sent pictures everyday to update us. She took him to the dog park and had a small pool for him to play in. We will definetly have Margaret watch Jack again!
Timely responses!

Drop off was amazing, very flexible as to when we could bring our dogs. Was great to let us know that she would be gone for a short time, and willing to work around it to make it work for us.

We didn't request photos, but we got them, it was a nice unexpected surprise.

With the walks, dog park, and backyard play we came home to two very happy, and very tired dogs.
Tucker had a great stay!! Thank you so much for taking care of our furry family member! He came home happy and never "punished" us for leaving him! Thank you thank you Thankyou!!
Our dog had an amazing time at DogVacay and we loved knowing she was in safe hands and that she would be loved! Plus she had plenty of canine friends to play with. It was a great stay!
Sonny(my dog) had a pawsome time at Margret's home! Margret did a great job caring for my dog and even sent me a text/photo of him enjoying playtime. I would highly recommend her!
Margaret and her family took great care of Luna while we were away for a weekend. It is so nice to have reliable dog care in their home setting. So much nicer than a crate style boarding situation where they are crated 80% of the time. Will be taking Luna to Margaret again in the future!
It really helps to know that when we have to leave our dogs behind they are cared for by Margaret and her family. Our dogs are given a ton of attention in the house and played with in their back yard. They treat our dogs as if they were there own. It is a relief to know they don't sit a kennel all day. We also are sent photos each day of how are dogs are doing and how our dogs are being loved and cared for. I would highly recommend DogVacay at Margarets home.
Frankie was very well taken care of and loved during his stay. He even had an "accident" in the crate when they were gone and Margaret had it all cleaned up when I picked him up. She and the family are very understanding of his "senior dog" special needs and issues. It is a great feeling to know we can leave him with someone who cares for him.
Margaret (and family) took excellent care of our dear Frankie. I had worries that because he is an older dog (14) and gets anxious and nervous with change (and my absence) that it might be difficult for him to stay somewhere other than in our home. Well, when I went to pick him up, he was cozily snuggled in blankets on the couch and I had to coax him to move. I think he was pretty happy. I am thankful that Margaret decided to do this business and we will definitely let Frankie stay there again!
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