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boarding | grooming | supplies


Monday:  8:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Tuesday:  8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday-Friday:  8:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday:  8:00am-12:00pm
Sunday:  4:00pm-6:00pm

We look forward to serving you and your pets needs

Just minutes from the Central Wisconsin Airport, Animal House is located in Kronenwetter between Wausau and Mosinee. Animal House has been a family run business for 30 years. Since 2007, Mary Van Ert and her team have been committed to making the Animal House your pet's home away from home.

The comfort and safety of your pets is as important to us as it is to you. Our experienced staff is here to care for your pets so you can relax and enjoy your time away. But, if you need a little "pet fix", please check our Facebook page for our daily videos and pictures. Your pet may be the "star" that day.

We Provide These Services with Experience and Care

Dog Boarding

Cat Boarding


Pet Supplies

Nutritious Pet Foods

Our Experienced Team

Owner, Mary Van Ert, has been an animal lover from day one, owning and caring for dogs all of her life, and also a variety of non-canine pets: cats, horses, geese, chickens, cows and pigs. She has the perfect background for animal care with a BS in Animal Science from the University of Madison and has graduated from the Tom Rose School of Professional Dog Trainers. Mary trains her staff (all of whom are graduates from vet tech programs) to be conscientious, meticulous, and attentive in all areas of care. This staff truly cares; every visitor has come to know them well and looks forward to their return.

For reviews of our services, click here to check out our Facebook Page!


Our facility is temperature controlled for the ultimate comfort of your pet. Our large, grassy outdoor exercise areas give your pet plenty of room to play and expend some energy. We will not turn your pets out in the same area with another visitor but they do get plenty of interaction between the fences.

Cleanliness is a top priority at Animal House. We follow a strict cleaning protocol approved by our consulting veterinarian. We encourage you to tour our building any time we are open and have all of your questions answered.

Dog Accommodations

  • Indoor runs with privacy partitions
  • Large, grassy outdoor pens for play/relief 4 times a day (included in cost)
  • Daily treats
  • Abundant natural light from sky lights
  • Heated floors (winter)
  • Air conditioned (summer)
  • Soft music 24/7
  • Fresh Air exchangers
  • Sanitary surroundings that are monitored continuously
  • Experienced staff who treat your pet as they would their own
  • Grooming services available

Cat Accommodations

The Cattery is a separate area designed for our feline friends.
Our condos have two rooms with a kitty hole they use to move from room to room.
The kitty condos provide your cat with a feeling of security

  • Separate room away from dogs
  • Soft beds
  • Litter box monitored continuously


Pamper your pet in Animal House’s pet spa, where our staff takes pride in how your pet looks.

Essential to the well being of your pet is a regular grooming routine. Our trained staff can coach you in terms of daily home care, plus they are available for the periodic clipping and "styling" your pet's coat will need.

The Importance of Grooming

Every dog and cat, regardless of age, size, breed or coat type, needs to be groomed on a regular basis. Grooming is more than just a ‘beauty session’ for your pet. Grooming is an essential part of your dog's health and physical well being. Dogs which are groomed on a regular basis tend to have a better and shinier coat because the act of combing and brushing the dog’s hair stimulates the blood supply to the skin, thus making it healthier.

Regular grooming can prevent problems such as excessive shedding, painful mats, skin and paw disorders, and bad breath, as well as help you identify other problems that might go unnoticed without the extra attention

Different Grooming Needs based on breed

The care of the coat varies and depends on the breed. Short-haired dogs require brushing while Terriers coats are plucked to remove dead hair. They may need some combing and brushing in between the plucking.

Longhaired dogs are combed and then brushed. Mats are common and sometimes can be removed by teasing or picking apart with one or two teeth of a comb. A lot of times they must be cut out but this must be done carefully so the skin is not cut.

At Animal House, we provide grooming for cats and dogs, as well as free pet grooming consultation services! Our pet products include pet toys, pet treats, pet food, and other pet-related products.

To book a grooming appointment, call Julie  at (715) 574-2813

(Frequently Asked Questions)

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Find Us

The Animal House
1174 Gardner Park Road
Mosinee, WI 54455
Phone: 715.355.1117

Have more questions? Call 715.355.1117 or Email Us today!