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Our PASS Suites are unique to Meadowpond. The PERFECT solution for after hours access.

Welcome to Meadowpond Pet Resort



About Us

There is nothing quite like Meadowpond Pet Resort in the area. We cater to dogs while their owners are on vacation, vacationing in the area with their pet, away for the day on a day trip, a few hours while Golfing, Skiing, Boating or any other activity enjoyed in beautiful Antrim County...or ANY reason you need someone to pet sit.

We have over 40 years experience handling dogs and this year we celebrated our 3rd Anniversary in October of 2013.

Our specialty is the comfort and happiness of every pet that crosses our threshold coupled with our dedication to customer service. Our spacious suites are comfortable while your pet is in them...and when they are not, they are enjoying a romp in our huge play yards under the watchful eye of expert staff. Our PASS suites allow access for local residents or travelers that need flexible hours.

This intimate little pet resort is the destination for the pet of the discriminating pet owner. Tour our web site or stop by and visit our facility any morning between the hours of 9AM-12 Noon. We would love to show you around.

Drop your pet at Meadowpond prior to checking in at your ultimate destination and be on your way to enjoy your vacation, we are conveniently located just South of Schuss Mtn. Road  on M-88 you will pass us on your way to the Shanty Creek Resorts or Torch Lake!

Gina is a professional All-Breed groomer and has skills learned from showing dogs since 1974. She is a specialist in breed standards and hand scissoring.  You will no doubt get the style you have always wanted on your pet! Just ask she will follow your directions to the hair!

Visitors to our area

Most home rentals and resorts are not pet friendly. Our Pet PASS (Pet Access Secure Suites) system enable you to drop off your pet "any time" not just during our business hours. You are given a unique code to enter the Suites area. Its safe and convenient! Our system insures your pet is safe and comfortable and will have a great time doing what dogs like to do, play and romp with Kennel Attendants or their canine friends. And you can enjoy peace of mind.






PASS are reserved for local residents and visitors who may be arriving or departing the area, and need access to the Pet Resort. Our PASS system generates a unique access code to our suites that is effective only for the time you have reserved for your pet to stay with us. For those who need the ultimate in convenience. All arrangements can made over the phone and prepaid. Rest assured we are available to assist you during our normal business hours, however if you need that late arrival or departure your arrival or departure schedule is flexible!

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  Why take your pet to Meadowpond?

  • If you are visiting the area, a stay at Meadowpond enables your pet to be near you during your visit, which is always convenient and comforting.
  • We are located minutes away from Bellaire, Alden, Torch Lake and many other popular destination spots!
  • Meadowpond provides excellent care and entertainment geared FOR pets.
  • You may have experienced that kennels near your home are closed when you arrive back in your home town, now, you won't have to pick up your pet the next day.
  • Your pet can travel home with you.
  • WE ARE OPEN regardless if you live in the area or outside it with our Pet Access Secure Suites .  PASS service. PASS suites give you access at any time.

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Our pet resort is located between Mancelona and Bellaire right on M-88. A short distance from Alden Hwy on your way to Torch Lake and just a few minutes from the Shanty Creek Resorts and other nearby recreational vacation destinations.

Meadowpond Pet Resort...  now your pet has a northern Michigan "vacation destination" too!

Stop by, call or email us to learn more about our decades of pet care experience and inquire about availability.

Thanks for visiting!

Gina Fox ~ My Qualifications

I have been a professional pet groomer since 1972, my first job as a kid of 15 was at Shores Kennels, in Clinton Township, MI. I owned and operated that all-breed pet resort since 1986 until March of 2012 when one of our employees took on that responsibility.

I have brought that same high quality service and experience to Northern Michigan!

As Certified Pet Care Technician., through the Pet Care Services Association (formerly the ABKA) and experienced trainer, breeder and handler of dogs and cats in all stages of their life, from the newborn to geriatric individuals I am uniquely qualified for the tremendous responsibility of taking care of your furry family member. I have handled tens of thousands of dogs in my long career. We know from experience what works and what it takes to keep pets happy and comfortable in their temporary "home away from home".

Pet accommodations, entertainment and all-breed grooming services are our core competency. We do not dabble in retail, health services or other side businesses. Our focus is on the safety, comfort and happiness of our guests and peace of mind for their owners while they are on vacation.

Meadowpond is a twist on a traditional kennel. Secure, clean, warm and homey all under the same roof!

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"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives"

William A. Foster


Contact Information

Telephone: 231.587.4071
7945 S. M-88, Mancelona, Michigan 49659
Electronic mail
General Information & customer support: reservations@meadowpondpetresort.com




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