24hr Airport Pet Kennel


A 24 hour a day pet kennel will be opening adjacent to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport to serve travelers and their pets. It won’t matter when your flight leaves or gets in—you’ll be able to drop off or pick up your pet anytime. And best of all, it will be owned and operated by the Animal Humane Society (for Minneapolis/St. Paul).

It will be a full service facility with training, grooming, and massage available. There will also be a therapy pool, heated floors, and TVs for the cats. In addition, travelers boarding their pets at the facility will be able to park their car there and take a shuttle to the airport. The Animal Humane Society will benefit from boarding fees and parking fees and will be better able to serve animals in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

I like the idea of the Animal Humane Society running the business rather than some corporation who may be less concerned with the safety and comfort of the animals. I know a common complaint about kennels is there are too many dogs with too few people, which can lead to fights, medications not given, special diets not followed, little or no time out of a crate, and over-stressed dogs. I would feel much safer leaving our dog Saffron at a kennel run by our local Humane Society than some kennel that’s part of a chain.