Hello! My name is Molly Onken, and I am the owner of Happy Dog Country Clips and Kennels in Round Lake, MN.
The idea for Happy Dog Country Clips and Kennels was first realized in part because I had nowhere to take my precious babies where I thought were appropriate and what they would feel most comfortable at. I first started the Clips portion of the business in the basement of my home because I was tired of seeing neglected farm dogs, so I began taking on local dogs that other grooming businesses refused to take. I then began to groom with more specialized needs in mind, such as fancy hair cuts for Poodles, Bichons, and Shih Tzu’s, etc.
Next came the Kennels portion of the business. My husband and I thought it was time to expand when so many of my grooming clients mentioned how nice it would be to have a place where they felt comfortable leaving their family members at that wasn’t scary or stressful. With my husband’s help, we designed a floor plan and an overall goal to create a home-away-from-home for others four-legged family members. The building is bright, airy and open with heating coming from under the floor, so even those dogs who refuse to lay on blankets won’t be laying on a cold floor. There are plants, stuffed animals, and a radio going at all times and the boarders are taken (by hand no less) out to outdoor kennels for potty time, or walked around a spacious backyard area if going potty in kennels isn’t their thing.
If you’re looking for a place to have your dog groomed or kenneled, but don’t want to do so without seeing the facilities, please give me a call. I love to give tours and am happy to show you around the facilities, no strings attached!