In The Dog House

We are a dog grooming salon, retail store, doggy daycare, and dog training center in the heart of downtown Northfield, Minnesota. We are a family owned business and proud to have such great co-workers and customers who make this job so enjoyable. You will find a clean and friendly atmosphere in which we take pride in caring for your furry family member(s) like they are our own.



All of our bath and grooms include teeth brushing, nail trimming, and ear cleaning. We work with big, small, long, and short haired dogs of all breeds. Your friend is then professionally groomed to look their best. A pretty bow or stylish bandanna is also included.

We sell and favor España SILK, an all natural shampoo and conditioning brand that gives your dog a healthy coat while maintaining its natural luster. We also have  several other quality products available.

Our priority is the safety of your dog and to ensure that their grooming experience is a positive one. Please let us know if there's anything we can do to make your furry friend more comfortable during the grooming process.


  • $10 Nail Trims (call ahead)

  • $12 Nail Dremel (call ahead)

  • $5 Nail Polish (appointment needed)


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Thrifty Dog

We are now buying NEW or GENTLY USED dog gear and related items to add to our retail shop.

A percentage of our up cycled sales will be donated to local rescue shelters and therapy dog organizations.


We have NEW and GENTLY USED pet supplies! Whether you’re looking for dog gear, toys, or any dog related items, stop in and browse our boutique every day Monday-Saturday.


Looking to SELL your NEW or GENTLY USED dog gear? Just stop in and we’ll provide cash for your items, no appointment necessary.


We gladly accept NEW and GENTLY USED donations.

All items have to be clean, washed, and in good condition.



We offer playtime, nap time, potty breaks, and daycare discounts. Our Doggy Daycare is supervised by Dog Trainer Margit Lovoll and the staff at In The Dog House. Dogs are grouped according to size and temperament (puppies, small, large, and senior). It's a dog gone fun way to give your pup exercise, mental stimulation and socialization with both dogs and people.


Doggy Daycare Details:

Daycare hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:00-5:00 pm
Early drop off available

We offer both half day and full day sessions.

Please read and fill out the form below and bring it into In The Dog House.  Each dog must go through an evaluation to be allowed into daycare.

Doggy Daycare Form


Dog Training

Our trainer, Margit Lovoll is now part of Paws Abilities Dog Training and will continue teaching classes at In the Dog House. We look forward to offering more training opportunities for you and your dog. To view and register for classes, please visit Paws Abilities Classes and look for In the Dog House.

Super friendly staff! My pup looked cuter than ever. Pricing is great too!!
— Durton Koble
Best dog place in town!
— Tim Freeland
Absolutely the best, friendly staff, owner is wonderful, I know both of my dogs are in great hands when I leave them there.
— Dianna Younger


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Meet The Pack

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Front Desk:



Margit (Daycare Manager)


Meet the Shop Dogs!


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Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, you can call us at:


Or you can email us below.


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Our Store

518 Divison Street South
Northfield, MN, 55057


Store Hours:

Monday: 8:00-7:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00-5:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00-5:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00-7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00-5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00-Last Appt.