At Canine Acres your pet will discover a second home, and you will discover a friendly family for your pet.

Who We Are

Canine Acres is a pet boarding and grooming facility located on a rolling 40-acre hobby farm just outside of Fergus Falls, MN. Having undergone a complete renovation in 2012, our state-of-the art facility is often referred to the “Taj Mahal for Pets” by our customers. In addition to offering a clean, comfortable,  safe environment for your pet, our facility has in-floor heating, central air conditioning, and a convenient check-in/check-out lobby.

Upon arriving at Canine Acres, you  will appreciate the warm, welcoming atmosphere. We strive to be attentive not only to our visiting pets but also to their owners’ unique and sometimes unpredictable life situations. Though we run a professional pet care business, we regard our pet owners as familiar friends whose names we will remember after the very first visit. Before long, you and your pet will come to know and trust our capable, friendly staff.

At this scenic rural setting, we offer dog boarding, cat boarding, grooming, and daycare. (hyperlinks to each of the four services)

Our Story

Our History

In May 2008, Greg and Lynn Permann acquired a dog kennel where the existing facility is currently located. Anticipating their daughter Hope would one day manage the facility, the Permanns broke ground on Canine Acres. Hope, guided by her parents’ wisdom and supported by a caring staff, transformed Canine Acres into what it is today. While today the business is owned by Hope and her husband Seth Dagoberg, the Permann’s original vision for quality and integrity continues to be reflected in the business’s policies and daily operations.

Seth & Hope Dagoberg


Hope has been with Canine Acres since its founding in 2008.  In addition to managing the business operations of the facility, Hope oversees community outreach, marketing, and quality assurance. Hope also brings to the business useful experience and expertise in dog obedience training. Prior to taking on co-owner and managerial responsibilities, Hope served as the main groomer at Canine Acres. She has attended several national groomer training workshops and has certified two dogs through therapy dog training.

Amy Sund

General Manager

As General Manager of Canine Acres, Amy oversees daily operations, supervises staff, and monitors pet health, wellness, and safety. While studying for a degree in Veterinary Science at The University of Minnesota – Morris in 2012, Amy discovered an opportunity to work (and play) with pets at Canine Acres. After completing her coursework and gaining valuable experience job shadowing veterinarians, Amy obtained her Veterinary Science degree in 2016 and assumed managerial responsibilities at Canine Acres. Amy also has worked at The Humane Society of Otter Tail County and since 2002 has worked as an LPN.