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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 […]

April 1, 2014

Voted Best Doggy Daycare/ Kennel/ Boarding in 2014

In this special edition of 2014, you’ll get to know the people, places and things you have deemed to be in the swim of things: your top picks in a whopping 50 categories, from restaurants and clinics to new shops and teachers. Speaking of large numbers, we are thrilled that you, dear readers, showed up […]

August 1, 2012

75 Years of Professional Dog Sitting

Goldwood Kennels, run by four generations of Hiltons, celebrated its 75th anniversary recently, earning it a feature in the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society newsletter. Read the full story at The White Bear Press