"Thank you for taking extra special care of Roscoe. We appreciate your
"home-like" setting."


"Thank you for taking such good care of Rex. We always have a wonderful time because we know Rex is in the best place there is.."


"Thank you so much for temperment testing our Hospice Pet Dogs. You do a great job and we appreciate your generosity of time and talent!"

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We provide your pet the next best thing to being home with you.

Located in rural Jo Daviess County in the midst of rolling hills and wooded acres, the dog guests at
Moon Valley Pet Lodge are greeted by the owners, Larry Carmichael and Sue Nicolini, dog friends
and the scent and sounds of nature.Sue walking dogs down the lane

It's all about the dogs at Moon Valley Pet Lodge.

•   Licensed in the State of Illinois
•   Insured
•   State-of-the-art boarding facility
•   5 acre fenced dog park with trees, pond, agility
    equipment, outdoor dog bath and benches
•   All levels of obedience and gun dog training
•   Grooming for all dogs
•   Quality food and toys available for purchase
•   Member of the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce

Over the years we have owned dogs, horses, cats and birds. Our love of animals and our quiet and secluded location allowed us to create a special place for dogs to stay when their owners are away. Moon Valley Pet Lodge was founded in 2001. To enhance our services Moon Valley Dogland Dog Park was opened in June 2010. Our current animal family consists of five dogs — four Labradors and a rescued Shephard mix. We couldn't imagine our life without them and we treat your dog(s) like a member of our family. Many of our longtime clients are like family to us. We look forward to their visits (dog and human) at Moon Valley.

We built our facility with safety and the comfort of your dog in mind. We offer a variety of extra activities for your dog(s) so they can have fun: playtime, ATV rides, swims, pampered pet packages, socialization in our Dogland Dog Park and walks in the country. We have never met a dog that doesn't love a walk. Our base rate allows you to pick the extra activities to ensure your dog(s) have fun while they are at Moon Valley.

We look forward to continuing quality care for dogs like yours. Call Moon Valley now to ask questions or schedule an appointment. Moon Valley accepts cash, checks, money orders or traveler's checks. We do not accept debit or credit cards.

Moon Valley Pet Lodge   4757 N. Hammer Road   Scales Mound, IL 61075   815.845.2379