Door County Go Guide — 2010
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Your dog will be a lot happier on vacation if he/she continues to get regular exercise.

There are plenty of public roads suitable for a long walk, but sometimes you need a park for serious running and rambling. Your dog is allowed in all Door County state parks as long as he/she is leashed, attended to at all times and all waste is cleaned-up.

However, dogs are not allowed on state park beaches or in designated picnic areas. Throughout the Peninsula, dogs are allowed in select county parks as long as they are on a leash and you clean up all waste.

More information is available at, but here is a brief list of parks and their doggie attributes.

DOOR COUNTY KENNELS, Inc. 4860 Court Rd., a former dairy farm, is nestled in the Egg Harbor countryside, minutes from Hwy 42. Boarders of dogs, cats and other small animals. Grooming services.

All pet guests receive daily personal attention, exercise three times each day with walks. Open daily, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. 920-868-3804,,

PENINSULA VETERINARY SERVICE 5654 County Road T (intersection of T and Hwy 57) , Sturgeon Bay. Dr. Sherry Billett and Dr. Jennifer Kerley. Small animal veterinary care.

A family-friendly, loving environment with a small town, comfortable feel. The most upto- date medicine and technology for your pet! (920) 743-7789.

PET EXPRESSIONS Two locations: 5781 Hwy 42, Downtown Carlsville & 9922 Water St. (Hwy 42), Shorewood Village Shops, Ephraim. Gifts for your pet include fashion collars, coats, dishes, toys, natural treats, gifts for pet lovers include unique breed-specific items: ornaments, stationery, frames, tees, mugs, rugs, figurines.

Carlsville location open daily 9:30 am to 5 pm, 920-743-2228; Ephraim location open mid-May thru Oct., 10 a. m.–5 p.m., 920-854-5445,,

pet-friendly lodging

As boomers age and the kids leave the house, the family pet begins to seem even more like a member of the family.

As a result, vacationing with pets has become increasingly popular. If you’re a dog lover who can’t bear to leave Brewster or Sadie with a kennel, you still have the problem of finding lodging that will accept pets. Individual lodging facilities have a wide range of policies regarding pets, so check ahead to find out if there are restrictions, deposits, rules-of-behavior. The following partial list of pet-friendly lodging is courtesy of the Door County Visitor Bureau; for the full list, go to: stay/pets.aspx

Baileys Harbor

Beantown Campground, 920.839.1439, 866. 471.8696 Baileys Woods Campground, 262. 470.7091 Baileys Grove Travel Park, 920.839.2559

* Baileys Harbor Ridges Resort , 920.839.2127

* Baileys Sunset Motel , 920.839.2218

* Journey’s End Motel , 920.839.2887 Sunset Shores Resort , 920.370.2702

Egg Harbor

Egg Harbor Campground & RV, 920.868.3278 Erickson Vacation Home & Cottages ,

800. 257.1560 or 920.868.3458

* Feathered Star Bed & Breakfast, 877.743.4066 Frontier Wilderness Camp, 920.868.3349 Shallows Resort, 920.868.3458

Ellison Bay

* Birch Haven Cottage, 480.239.3903 Emma’s Guest House LLC, 920.854.6633 Rademacher Rentals, 920.854.9857

* Frenchalet, 414.218.7742 Wagon Trail Campground, 920.854.4818


Alfon Jensen Cottages, 920.854.2655 or

218. 547.3068 Beetle and Poker, 920.868.1142 Cedar Hills Cottage, 262.251.8440 Park Haven, 540.347.9794

Fish Creek

Julie’s Park Motel, 920.868.2999 Studio Vacation Home, 920.868.3458 and
800. 257.1560

* The Juniper House, 920.868.3846

Gills Rock

Harbor House Inn, 920.854.5196

* On the Rocks Cliffside Lodge, 888.840.4162


LeClair Cottages, 920.823.2241

Sister Bay

Aqualand Camp Resort, 920.854.4573

* Edge of Town Motel, 920.854.2012 Trillium House, 920.421.1452

* Villa Villekula, 847.674.7647

Sturgeon Bay

Comfort Inn (pets in smoking rooms only),

920. 743.7846 Harbour Village Resort, 920.743.0274 Snug Harbor Inn, 920.743.2337 or 800. 231.5767 Super 8 Motel, 920.743.9211

Washington Island

* Dor Cros Inn, 920.847.2126

* Gibson’s West Harbor Resort, 920.847.2225 Jackson Harbor Inn, 920.847.2454 Viking Village Motel, 920.847.2551 Washington Island Camping Retreat,
920. 847.2622

PET PLEASURES 10322 Townline Road (one mile east of Hwy 57), Sister Bay. Day care and/or overnight care provided. Pet Pleasures is a small open kennel with a romper room and fenced-in play area. It’s like going to Doggie Camp!

Full Grooming Services, too.(920) 854-4786.

PETPOURRI, LTD. 6727 Hwy. 42, between Egg Harbor and Carlsville. Certified professional pet grooming. Serving Door County since 1994. Big & Small We Groom Them All! Cat grooming available.

Natural Balance Dog Food.


Easy access. Open yearround, Tues.–Sat., 8 a.m.–5 p. m. Fully insured. David & Kathy Franke, 920-868-1615.

STOVE DOG BAKERY 230 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay. All-natural dog treats, unique and unusual pet merchandise, plus a great selection of dog foods, collars, tags, leashes, beds, grooming accessories, crates, dog clothes, toys, vitamins, supplements and health care items.

Stove Dog’s Self-Service Dog Wash. Full grooming services. Doggy Day Care bythe- hour. Open year-round. 920-746-9000,


A scary thought: you’re on vacation and your pet gets sick or night! What to do?

Simple: call the Animal Emergency Center in Green Bay.

Almost every Door County veterinarian, when reached off-hours, simply refers emergency care situations to the Center, open week nights from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., with 24-hour care on weekends and holidays.

The Center cares for thousands of pet patients every year and is a fullyequipped medical facility with highlytrained staff. Its hospital has a modern surgical suite and complete ICU with state-of-the-art diagnostic and monitoring capabilities.

The Center is located at 933 Anderson Drive, Suite F, Green Bay, WI—call 920. 494.9400 for directions.


APPLETREE KENNELS, 5451 Utah St., Sturgeon Bay, 920.743.8587

BIRCHWOOD KENNELS, 6552 Emerald Dr., Sturgeon Bay, 920.743.WOOF

DOOR COUNTY KENNELS, 4860 Court Rd., Egg Harbor, 920.868.3804,

IDLEWILD KENNEL, 3886 County Road M, Sturgeon Bay, 920.746.4416,920. 559.2247,

PET PLEASURES, 10322 Townline Road, Sister Bay, WI 54234, 920.854.4786