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, training, and daycare.

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.

In 2021, Canine Acres added a large outdoor play yard for our daycare guests. The nearby play yard is easily accessible from the main facility. During the summer of 2021, Canine Acres broke ground on the old on-site barn to transform it into a state-of-the-art grooming and boarding facility.  The Spa provides a comfortable, spacious environment for our groomers and the dogs they groom. By distancing the grooming space away from the activity of the boarding and daycare facility, dogs can comfortably ease into their grooming sessions in a more serene environment. In addition to retrofitting the barn to accommodate more grooming space, we added boarding space to the barn’s west wing. This addition of new boarding suites helps us meet the increased customer demand generated by our reputation of providing quality boarding services.

Seth & Hope Dagoberg


Canine Acres is owned by Seth and Hope Dagoberg. While Seth and Hope manage the business operations of the facility, Hope oversees community outreach, marketing, and quality assurance. Hope, who has been with Canine Acres since its founding in 2008, also brings to the business relevant 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. Seth is a former board member of The Humane Society of Otter Tail. With a degree in agronomy and agribusiness from The University of Minnesota – Crookston, he is employed as a Field Supervisor with The Minnesota Crop Improvement Association.

Together, Seth and Hope enjoy strategic planning for Canine Acres while maintaining the standard of excellence that pet owners and their pets have come to know and expect.

The Dagobergs are the proud and busy parents of Gideon, Viv, and Hudson as well as the owners of a menagerie of animals which includes dogs, cats, chickens, peacocks, sheep, and alpacas.

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.