May, 2013
In This Issue
Featured Pet: Sofie
Topical Flea Preventatives
Max's Helpful Hint
Customer Referrals
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Guidelines & Policies

Reservation/ Cancellation Policies

Transportation Hours

Mission Statement
Partner Links
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Safe cleaning products for your home and your pet
Local trainer & radio show host 

Help your pet move better

Get your yard cleaned up with the Scoopers!
Discover all the dog-friendly spots,

transportation Transportation Hours

Monday - Saturday:
8:00 am - 11:00 am
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pets are not transported on major holidays or Sunday morning 

mission Mission Statement

To provide a premier pet boarding service in pre-screened private homes where your pet will get the love and attention it receives at home; thus providing the owner with a worry and guilt-free vacation.  Host families are chosen based upon the idiosyncrasies and habits of each pet.
calendarMark Your Calendar

Sunday, June 16th   Father's Day  
June 27th  - 
September 5th
High Season ^^
June 29th & 30th
Gay Pride Festival-Loring Park
Thursday, July 4th
Independence Day ***
Monday, September 2nd
Labor Day ***

  ^^  High Season at Pets Are Inn (deposit required for reservations and high season cancellation policy in effect) 

*** There will be no transporting of pets
Sofie Stake
Featured Pet: Sofie
Sofie is a 9 Year old Yellow lab. She lives in Edina with her Mom & Dad, Mimi and Jim.
Spring and summer have arrived.  I'm not sure if any of us, including our pets were ready for the 98 degree temps!  The golf courses are open, ice is out of the lakes anddocks being put in.  And we are probably getting more exercise with our dogs.

Memorial Day came out of nowhere and is gone leaving many of us saying "where is the sun and warm weather".  

With the warmer weather means that fleas and ticks are out.  I picked up a pet this morning and the owner mentioned that she has found numerous ticks on him and her daughter found one in her bed.  Below I have listed topical flea treatments that we recommend for your dog.
We would love to have you follow us on Facebook or Twitter.  We are also posting some pictures of our clients (4-legged ones) on social media.  We have launched a blog, and we hope you will participate!
Thanks,  the Staff at 
Pets Are Inn

Topical flea preventatives



Yes, hopefully spring is here and  the warm summer days are not far behind.  With warmer weather comes those pesky fleas & ticks.  We request that your pet be treated with a topical flea preventative starting in spring all the way through our first heavy frost.   What treatments are approved? flea cycle


The following are both recommended/approved and those products that are not:  (Sometimes big box warehouse stores offer the recommended products on sale...check the expiration date!  Last year my neighbor bought some and ended up with fleas.  She discovered that the product was beyond the expiration date!   So much for saving money!)


Approved Topical

Frontline                            Frontline Plus

Advantage                         K9Advantix

PetArmor                           Revolution     

ProMeris                            Vectra3D

First Shield                         Top Spot


Not Approved

Program                             Sentinel

Capstar (for emergency)      Bio Spot

Hartz                                  Spot On

Sentry Pro                          Trifexis


I just heard of a product called Shoo Tag!  It is a tag that you put on the collar that is all natural and will not harm your pet.  Some of the reviews are great so you may want to check out their website.


Recently a local TV news program had a feature on dogs getting sick from using Sergeants Gold Flea preventative.  Unfortunately this is not the only one that may be harmful to your pet.  Check here for more info as to which products are safe for your pet?  

pful hint:  
Our 2-legged parents are finally able to work in yards and get flowers planted.  
Just a reminder that cocoa bean mulch when ingested can be fatal to me and my 4-legged friends.  This mulch is made from cocoa beans ie: chocolate and can be very dangerous to us.  Of course we love the smell and therefore we want to eat it.
If you use this mulch, please put it in areas that I cannot get to or better yet, don't temp fate and not put it on your flower beds at all. 
Customer Referrals
Earn $$$ for referring clients to us.  
Thank you for telling your freinds and neighbors about our service.  It is truly appreciate.  About 40% of our new business is from referrals, whether it is clients, vets, groomers and friends.
If a new client uses Pets Are Inn and mentions your name, we will send you a referral coupon which can be applies to your pet's next stay. 
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Ann Platt, Owner    
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O: 952-837-1877 or

F: 952-837-1876
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Guidelines and Policies

  • Lodging and transportation rates are subject to change without notice.
  • A deposit is required during peak season, for new clients and for existing clients with a new pet.
  • Reservations are taken on a first come, first serve basis. It is to your advantage to book early.
  • Pets (both cats and dogs) must be on a topical flea preventative to be administered prior to lodging. (Required during flea season; check the office when making your reservation.)
  • Changes in reservations with less than three (3) business days notice will be assessed a $10 administrative charge. This includes time restrictions. Changes and/or new reservations with less than 24-hour notice will be assessed a $25 charge.
  • Medication instructions must be in writing and meds are to be clearly identified. Instructions for the easiest method of administering are greatly appreciated.
Reservation/Cancellation Policies

Non-Peak Reservations:

New customers and new pets (existing customer) will automatically forfeit their $50 deposit per pet. Notification three business days or less of scheduled pickup results in a charge of 50% of the total reservation charge.

Peak Time Reservations:

There is a $50.00 per pet non-refundable deposit for each reservation during peak times. You will lose your deposit if you cancel. If the reservation is canceled three business days or less of scheduled pickup, 100% of the total reservation cost will be assessed. Please check Mark Your Calendar for peak times.

Changes in Reservations:

There is a $10 administration charge if changes are made three business days or less from scheduled pickup or drop off. This also pertains to last minute time restrictions. If someone is not home when we pick up or drop off, or if we have to come back, an additional charge will be assessed. A change with less than 24 hours notice will be assessed a $25.00 charge.

This includes time restrictions placed on the pickup or drop-off.