About Truckee-Tahoe Pet Lodge

Truckee-Tahoe Pet Lodge History

Truckee-Tahoe Pet Lodge is a luxury pet care provider with a 15,000 square foot facility located in the mountains of Truckee, CA. We’re a licensed and approved Truckee-Tahoe BBB business  committed to exceeding expectations of our furry guests and their humans.

Truckee-Tahoe Pet Lodge has been owned and operated by Steve Sewell since 2010. Steve’s goal is providing a fun, safe and comfortable place where pets love to come and play. Equally important, he wanted to provide a superior level of individual care and attention that pet owners could trust and rely on whether they were dropping off their four-legged friend just for the day or for an extended stay. The Pet Lodge has grown steadily since then, with an increasing number of loyal locals as well as visitors to the beautiful Lake Tahoe area who don’t want to leave their pets at home.

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Our Mission

Our mission at Truckee-Tahoe Pet Lodge will always be to have an exceptional facility and a professional, caring staff providing the individualized care and attention that truly make us the next best thing to being home for your pet. Below are five reasons why local pet owners, as well as traveling visitors up and down the West Coast, choose Truckee-Tahoe Pet Lodge for their pet care needs.

  • We’ve won multiple awards and are consistently recommended by leading local veterinarians
  • We provide safe, clean, private, and spacious overnight accommodations
  • Our guests receive care and attention from friendly, experienced Outstanding Pet Care Learning Center and American Red Cross Dog First Aid/CPR certified staff members
  • We offer thousands of square feet of fun indoor and outdoor play areas
  • Plus, we’re conveniently located in downtown Truckee with easy access to both Northstar and Palisades Tahoe/Alpine Meadows Ski Resorts, half a mile from I-80

Our pack loves this place for stays/vacays as well as just play dates. The entire staff is attentive, caring and loving towards them. Our red & white one had some socialization issues at first but they were able to figure him out and get him to engage and play well with others. More and more progress each visit. Additionally, they now have a groomer on staff so our pack got all dazzled up over their stay this weekend … amazing job! Highly recommend this place and the wonderful employees.

— Amy Jane Small

Professional Affiliations & Awards

Truckee-Tahoe Pet Lodge is a proud member of the following organizations and certifying bodies:

  • Outstanding Pet Care Learning Center (OPCLC)
  • Truckee Chamber of Commerce
  • Northeast California Better Business Bureau

Additionally, most staff at the Truckee-Tahoe Pet Lodge are certified on the Level 1 courses offered by Outstanding Pet Care Learning Center (OPCLC), whose comprehensive curriculum for pet care facility training courses are dedicated to helping pet care facility owners, managers, and staff deliver the highest quality pet care.

Read about our ongoing business partnership with the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe in their Spring 2023 newsletter.

Located in downtown Truckee with easy access to both Northstar and Palisades Tahoe Ski Resorts half a mile from I-80. See Our Location →

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Frequently Asked Questions

Each dog is unique. At Truckee-Tahoe Pet Lodge, we understand that our guests may require different accommodations or care based on breed, age, personality or special needs. Please review our Frequently Asked Questions page and discuss any special requests with us when you make your reservation and we’ll be happy to make your pet’s stay exceptional.