733 Elliott Family Pkwy - Dawsonville, GA 30534

(706) 265-1002

5 Star Dog boarding kennel in Dawsonville, Georgia


Welcome to happy dog retreat!


Happy Dog Retreat is a dog's paradise and a home-away-from-home for your beloved companions.

  1. Definition  [happy dog]   Personable one-on-one attention, plenty of play time, delicious food and water, clean and healthy accommodations.
  2. Definition  [retreat]  A quiet or secluded place in which one can rest, relax and rejuvenate.
  3. Definition  [Laura's Passion] My lifelong passion for animals developed into a full time career many years ago. I had no idea how rewarding this career would be. I understand what a huge responsibility it is to have your family’s pet in my care and how important it is to meet your family’s needs, as well as your furry family member’s needs. This is why I try to bond with your pet individually due to their unique personalities, sensitivities and special needs. Your pet should know that they have my undivided attention, even with so many other pets present. I want you and your family to be just as excited to bring your pets, as your pets are about coming. I could not be more thankful for the opportunity to be a part of your family’s lives and to be the caretaker of such special members of your family. I am very excited about the future and I want you to be just as excited as I am about Happy Dog Retreat.


Kennel Services Available

* Daily and Extended-Stay boarding for your canine companion.

* Light Grooming and Bathing.

* Premium Kennel Suite available upon evaluation.

* All kennel prices available upon request.

* Pet Taxi Service available for Metro Atlanta & North GA.

*All Companions must have age appropriate vaccinations prior to their stay.


Laura Manner - Onsite Owner Operator

Laura is living her dream as owner-operator of Happy Dog Retreat in Dawsonville, Georgia. She loves spending time with animals and getting to know them personally. With over 15 years of experience in kennel care and animal training, Laura is eager to welcome you and your furry companion into her extended family!

*For more information please give us a call today!

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Danielle McFarland

Dani is an enthusiastic veteran in the animal care industry. She has a great eye for detail and provides exceptional care for our canine friends. Her expertise and outgoing personality are a major asset as she earnestly strives to provide a home-away-from-home for your beloved companions.

Normal Business Hours - reservation request - get directions

We love new customers! Please visit us for a walk-through during normal business hours.

Happy Dog Retreat Inc

733 Elliott Family Pkwy - Dawsonville, GA 30534

Phone - (706) 265-1002 Email - LauraManner@HappyDogRetreat.com

Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 7:00pm

Open today

08:00 am – 07:00 pm

Sunday  - Open for pick-up only 4:00pm-7:00pm (or by special appointment only)

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