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Welcome to Pet Lodge Pet Resort

Our History

Kenny with dogsOur superior pet care facility was founded by Ken Miller , who has been lovingly boarding dogs in the Atlanta area since 1978. Although Ken passed away in 2012, he will forever be remembered at Pet Lodge Pet Resort and to our customers for his generosity in the community, top notch pet care and cooking for his staff during the holidays. Iris, his wife, will ensure that Ken’s legacy of providing the best pet care in the Atlanta-area remains Pet Lodge Pet Resort’s primary focus.
Ken served the Atlanta area’s pet resort and obedience training needs since 1978. Ken trained dogs for 40 years and knew that he would make a profession of caring for and training dogs since his pre-school days.

Ken also volunteered his professional disc jockey skills and equipment to local animal related charities for many years. His favorite charities are Canine Assistants, Canine Companions for Independence, Noah’s Ark, Ahimsa House, Atlanta Humane Society, Humane Society of Forsyth County and Georgia SPCA.

During only two years of AKC obedience competition, Ken’s dogs were awarded 31 high-in-trial awards, over 100 first place awards, 5 Dog World Awards, 15 obedience titles, and an obedience trial championship. His dogs have competed in 24 states.

In search and rescue operations, Ken’s dogs have found missing people, two of whom would have died from their injuries had they not been discovered in time. In fugitive apprehension operations, Ken’s dogs were successful in bringing a number of lawbreakers into custody. In one case, his bloodhound, “Rufus,” backtracked from an arson scene to the work bench of the arsonist. In another, in Butts County, “Rufus” backtracked from a murder scene to the home of the alleged perpetrator.

Two of Ken’s dogs were trained drug detection dogs who made a number of drug-related arrests.

Ken started taking his dogs to Atlanta area schools in 1978 to both entertain and educate the children about alcohol and illegal drug abuse. This program has resulted in over 20,000 children being signed up to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Reserve Junior Deputies Against Drugs program.

Ken started training dogs in 1960 and began training dogs for law enforcement in 1978. Search and rescue, fugitive apprehension, and drug detection were his specialty, but he has also provided full service dogs to various law enforcement agencies.

Ken and his dogs were known as the Jim Dandy© Dogs and appeared in professional sports half-time shows, participated in parades, and worked with children, sponsored by Jim Dandy© Dog Foods. During this period, Ken was responsible for supplying the dogs for all of Jim Dandy©’s commercials and photographs for pictures on the dog food bags. As of 1995, three of these pictures are still on the Jim Dandy© bags. Ken’s golden, “Mambo,” was also known as “Duke,” the talking dog on the Bush Baked Beans© commercials. Ken has supplied dogs for over 120 TV commercials, plus approximately 35 still shots, for a wide variety of sponsors.

In 1988 Ken and “Magic” appeared on the David Letterman Show. Over 10,000 dogs have been through Ken’s various training programs.

Our senior team of pet care professionals have a combined 315 years in the pet care business. Of course that’s only 45 human years, but it’s enough to assure our pet owners that their pets will always get the best love and care that our team is known to give all of our pets.

Pet Lodge Pet Resort partners with non-profit organizations whose mission is to keep pets (and humans) happy, safe and healthy. Pet Lodge Pet Resort donates time, money and our boarding facility to help these incredible organizations thrive. Stop by or call Pet Lodge Pet Resort to learn how you can adopt a pet from or give support to one of these organizations.Adopt A Golden Great Pyrenees Rescue Atlanta Ahisma HouseHumane SocietyPrintPrint



Our Professional Staff

Manager Lives on Premise 100
Staff Over 5 years 75
Managers Pet CPR Certified 85

Meet Our Managers

Jeff - jeff@petlodge.us
Jeff - jeff@petlodge.usDirector of Training
My favorite part of my job is training disobedient puppies turn into well-trained dogs in a matter of weeks. Having been in this business for over 20 years, it is always very rewarding to see one happy customer after the next and continuously seeing the dogs I train.
Megan - megan@petlodge.us
Megan - megan@petlodge.usFront Office Manager

Pet Lodge Pet Resort is not just a job it is our life. Taking care of pets is one of the greatest things I can do and it puts a smile on my face every day!

Our Happy Clients

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Since 1978 we’ve been serving Atlanta’s pet community. Situated on 13 acres, Pet Lodge Pet Resort is a one of a kind pet resort with a swimming pool, nature trails, agility-training park and multiple play areas. We recognize the need for each dog, cat, and bird left in our care to receive as much personalized attention as possible. Our multiple daily exercising ensures that every dog is played with at least 3 times per day, and sometimes are handled as many as 9 times daily. Our ratio of pets to pet care providers is probably the most favorable among pet care facilities.

We invite you to stop by and meet the Pet Lodge Pet Resort family for a free tour. In many cases, our guests are handled more often at Pet Lodge Pet Resort than at home, due to the large staff of loving pet care providers. If you have never left a pet at Pet Lodge Pet Resort, ask to try us out by having your Pet(s) spend one free night with us. The free night includes a free playtime, flea treatment and, if desired, a free training evaluation. The single free night will give you and your pet(s) peace of mind when returning for longer stays.