Kelter K9 Lodge

Kelter K9 Lodge


Thank you so much for taking such good care of Decan and Tugg!!!!!
Hey are you at your new place? You should change the address on this page? Excited for the boys and us to see the new place!

Luxury, private home, family style lodging for your canine social and friendly furbaby.

The Pines K9 Lodge offers family style lodging for your beloved canine that is a stress and worry free alternative to industrial facility boarding. Fully insured and security protected, we offer a safe and dog friendly environment, with personal attention and care. More than 5 years of veterinary clinic experience on hand ensuring the health and wellbeing of your pet makes The Pines K9 Lodge the ideal place for those canines with injuries and / or medical or health concerns. You can be confident that your companion is receiving competent care. That’s not all! The Pines K9 Lodge also offers: • Acres of sprawling meadow, forestry and river flowage. • A fun, calming experience in a natural, canine friendly environment with family style comfort • Safety, convenience, experience. • Exclusive, personalized care and flexible scheduling. • Easy access from Hwy 41, minutes from Green Bay, Howard and Pulaski. • No hidden fees or complicated rules. • Play for the day or stay for the night options and more • Military, Senior and Medical stay discounts. • Basic grooming services. Call to schedule your meet and greet today! Your dog will thank you. :)

[12/25/18]   Merry Christmas!

[08/15/18]   Its been a very busy few months for Kelter K9s. We said good bye to our house resident Spotter. RIP big guy. Kelter K9 lodge has now become Kelter K9s, in home pet sitting service. Same great care just in your home instead of mine. Ill also be offering all pets sitting (not just dogs) including horse care. Pass it on!

Ragamuffin: A Full Service Grooming Salon

An Open Letter to Doodle Owners

There’s a conversation going on in the grooming world, and it’s one that I think our clients should be privy to. The topic? Doodles. And I’m talking labradoodles, goldendoodles, sheepadoodles, bernedoodles – anything that has been mixed with a standard (sometimes mini) poodle or already existing doodle. The truth is, the popularity of these dogs is on the rise but the education that potential owners are getting regarding them is dropping. This can be attributed to a few factors, ranging from a breeder spreading lies to sell a puppy, to a family so entranced by the cuteness of a fluffy puppy that they overlook the potential high maintenance of what they’re getting into.

So what I want to do is address these issues, include these owners in the conversation that’s happening in grooming salons all over the globe because as groomers we are frustrated! We are frustrated because so often we have to shave doodles due to matting, and those owners are frustrated because they don’t know what they’re doing wrong and like their dogs fluffy, and in turn get upset with the groomers, who are upset with the breeders for not giving out proper information to the owners when they take home a puppy! This can really hurt the rapport between a groomer and their clients, something we’d all like to avoid.

The BIG untruth I’d like to address about these dogs is that they are low maintenance. This could not be further from the truth. If you are getting a doodle, you need to expect and prepare for daily home maintenance. This includes brushing AND combing, everyday. (With a slicker brush and metal greyhound comb). The end result should be the ability to get the comb from the root to tip of the hair. You always want to start with the slicker brush, as this will help break up any knots, and finish with the comb. Now, because doodles are not purebred (meaning they do not breed true, which is the characteristic of being able to predict and expect how the puppies will turn out) you may end up with a doodle that has a very thin and easily manageable coat, but you should always go in expecting the alternative. With all that being said, and this may seem counterintuitive, but what this routine should NOT include is baths at home. Without the proper tools, baths at home will only cause and expedite matting. Long coats need to be blow dried completely, and if they are towel dried and left to air dry and not brushed out, they will mat up. I will attach some pictures to show some examples of matting, because when you don’t use a comb and go all the way from the root to the tip, the top coat may seem mat-free while the root of the coat is completely matted.

In addition to this point, if you want your doodle to have that well-known long and fluffy coat, they should be at the groomer every 4-6 weeks. This is in addition to the daily home maintenance. Bringing them to the groomer will ensure that they are clean and thoroughly brushed/combed. You can get them full haircuts or just trim ups – the possibilities are many if the coat is well-maintained. The cost of grooming a doodle is not small. That’s the plain and simple truth of it. Doodle baths/grooms can range anywhere from $50 to upwards of $200. There are many things that are factored into this price. The type of coat the dog has, the condition of the coat, his/her behavior during grooming, and the time spent on the service. Many groomers have a base price for the breed, but this price will increase based on all of these factors.

The last thing I want to address is when breeders say that doodles should not/do not need to be groomed before they are a year old. When this happens, their first groom is almost always a shavedown, right to the skin. Introducing grooming at an early age is imperative! Most groomers will have a puppy special of some sort, which is offered as early as 8 weeks. This will typically include nail clipping, ear cleaning, a bath, and a trim around their face, paws, and potty areas. If you don’t want your puppy to have a full haircut, you don’t have to! But you will still need to bring them in every 4-6 weeks both to get them acclimated to the grooming process and to keep them in the best shape possible. Their coat changes around six months of age and transitions from light, fluffy puppy hair to their adult coats. Their adult coats can have a variety of thicknesses and textures, but this transition can often lead to matting which is another reason to establish a regular home grooming routine and to be in to see your groomer every 4-6 weeks.

The last thing a groomer wants to do is disappoint their client, we want you to love the work we do as much as we love it! That is why it is crucial to be fully educated about the maintenance of the puppy you are getting, to find a groomer with great reviews and have a conversation with them, learn from them, and take your pooch to see them often!

Attached you will see a variety of pictures, volunteered from my peers around the country, demonstrating different types of matting. Many of them don’t look matted in the before pictures, but as you can see, their coats come off in complete sheets. It is DIRE to add that when dogs are in this shape it is EXTREMELY painful for them. Quite often underneath the matting we find bruising, hematomas, skin infections, etc. There is no option other than shaving to the skin in those cases. Please note that this is fully avoidable with proper and regular maintenance!

I have also added pictures of a few of my doodles clients in longer coats, so you can see the other side of things.

*****Please note! I am in no way saying that you must or should keep your dogs in longer lengths. If your dog is active or you prefer them short for easy maintenance, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! I am just trying to avoid any animal from becoming so matted that they face severe skin problems and injuries. And trying to prevent heartbroken or angry owners from vilifying their groomer for shaving what can only be shaved.

*** This information is not isolated to doodles! Any dog with a longer coat needs regular maintenance! Dogs with shorter coats that shed need maintenance! All dogs need their nails clipped/filed. Every breed and every dog has its own requirements, so please, do your research!***


These are his let me sit ON your lap eyes 😍 Gunner baby has been guesting with me for 5 years i think....

The Canine Centre

Certainly something to take into account.

Oconto Area Humane Society



Percisely why I'm not letting my pups know. What they don't know, can't hurt 'em. '-) ~ LD

Planet Paws

Over-vaccinating and the overdosing of pet vaccines has become a global issue. 5 lbs dogs are receiving the same dose of the rabies vaccine as 150 lbs Great Danes, and vets are now witnessing terrible side effects.

I Love My German Shepherd Dog

Every moment with you is a precious one ❤️

Awesome Animal Videos

Buddy Mercury Sings! Funny and cute beagle who plays piano!

We've been busy here at the lodge! Just a few friends who have been to visit recently 😍

This girl is super excited to stay at "aunties" house for a couple of days. ❤ Bella

Hashem Al-Ghaili

Dogs are as intelligent as two-year-old children.

The Pet Collective


Good comical read 😉

More to come!
Don't bother to send me hate mail. It's all a joke. I own and love many of these breeds. Angry comments who don't get the joke will be laughed at mercilessly.

Dog designs from Sims 4. Don't give me your criticisms of how the Dachshund is too tall and the haircuts are terrible. I KNOW lol

Happy New Year! It's been a pawsitively crazy year but I couldn't be happier with where we are now. Thank You K9 family for the support ❤ I'm looking forward to an amazing year with all of you.

How many of you will be spending New Year's Eve at home with your pets?

Every dog I know ❤

This is Mouse ❤ the sweetest boy with the BIGGEST ears 😍

[12/25/17]   Merry Christmas!

Diesel had it pretty ruff while his parents were on vacation..❤

[11/23/17]   Happy Thanksgiving K9 family!!! 🦃 Enjoy them turkey legs...and remember...only little "tastes" for the pups ❤ I am thankful for each and every one of you for enriching my life and allowing me to love your dog 🐕❤

[11/19/17]   Great news! We will be offering daycare service on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

[11/14/17]   Hey K9 family! Don't forget to leave a review ❤

Kelter K9 Lodge

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Kelter K9 Lodge

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[11/14/17]   The schedule is filling!! I am so excited to see our furry friends!!!!

New photo added to shared album

Found dog. Comes to the name "Tracker" which is on the back of his Oconto county license tag. No other identification. Currently safe in my back yard.

Kelter K9 Lodge's cover photo

Kelter K9 Lodge

Kelter K9 Lodge's cover photo

[10/15/17]   Guess what?!?!? We are moving! And reopening!!!! Taking reservations for Nov 1, 2017. Still working on the new name 😉
I can't wait to see my dog families again! Miss all those pooches! Don't forget new ph# is 9203665055. I'll be booking up fast so don't wait!!! Get your dates scheduled!!!

[08/25/17]   Hello canine family. I hope you are all safe and well and looking forward to Autumn as much as I am I am still looking for a new building I miss you all and wanted to remind you that I am still offering in-home care until a new building is found and reopened my contact number is 920-366-5055 keep watching the page for new updates.

[06/29/17]   Hello K9 family!!!! So we have made a few changes to this you can leave a review!!! Also, please take note that Heather's contact # has changed. Thank You and hoping to see you all soon! Keep checking for updates on the new name and location and open house date💞🐺🐕

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6676 Geano Beach Rd
Abrams, WI

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 18:00
Thursday 07:00 - 18:00
Friday 07:00 - 18:00
Saturday 07:00 - 18:00
Sunday 07:00 - 18:00
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