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July 12, 2021

Voted Best Doggy Daycare/Kennel in 2021

Anchors aweigh! A nautical nod to the 2021 Best of White Bear Lake. Ahoy, mateys! It’s time to celebrate. Once again, we asked, and you weighed in on your  favorite restaurants, shops, doctors, salons, designers, builders and much more in our annual Readers’ Choice Best of White Bear Lake Contest. View the results in The […]

October 21, 2020

Voted Best Dog Groomer in 2020

From best hamburger to best teacher, there are hundreds of winners and finalists named by readers as tops in their field in the 2020 Best of the Press Readers’ Choice special section. Local voters also embraced the Best of the Press contest. More than 25,000 votes were cast by readers in five Best of the […]

October 7, 2020

Voted Best Doggy Daycare/Kennel in 2020

We reveal your top picks for the people, places and things that make the White Bear Lake area such a great place to live, work and visit. View the results in The 2020 Best of White Bear Lake

May 12, 2020

Pet Groomers Working At A Clip To Catch Up

  Many dogs are long overdue for their grooming appointment before the summer heat hits. However, it may take a while to secure an appointment. Minnesota groomers were able to get back to work after being closed down amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that they are open, groomers have had make some changes to how […]

May 23, 2018

Voted Best Doggy Daycare/Kennel in 2018

Just as flower-lovers have their favorite blooms—whether it’s elegant roses, whimsical daisies, fragrant peonies or awe-inspiring hydrangeas—so, too, do you have your own cherished people, places and businesses in the White Bear Lake area. A few months ago, we planted the seed and asked you to vote on your favorite go-tos, your crème de la […]

July 27, 2016

Goldwood Kennels Pampers Your Pets

For four generations, the Hilton family of Grant has been caring for pets while their owners travel, and loving every minute of it. Owners Cliff and Joan Hilton are joined by their son Tony and his wife Erin Hilton in running this pet legacy. The kennel was originally started in 1936 by Tony’s great grandparents […]

May 27, 2016

Voted Best Doggy Daycare/Kennel in 2016

It’s the annual Best of White Bear Lake. For the fourth year, we asked our readers to vote for their favorite restaurants, shops, services, professionals, etc. And, boy, did we get a turn out! You definitely weighed in on who you thought to be the bees’ knees in 38 curated categories. View the results in […]

May 4, 2015

Voted Best Best Doggy Day Care/Kennel in 2015

Yep, you guessed it: It’s the Best of under the Big Top! For the third consecutive year, White Bear Lake Magazine asked readers to vote for the best our fair city has to offer. With hundreds of readers weighing in and thousands of votes cast, we are proud to reveal your top picks, from restaurants and shops […]

December 1, 2014

The Gold Standard

Peggy Hilton’s parents started Goldwood Kennels in Dellwood as a breeding facility for their golden retrievers. While they were known for years as the breeder of one of the top golden retriever bloodlines in the world, the couple became inactive in the 1950s. This didn’t last long, as Peggy and her husband, Frank, caught the […]