Cold Nose Lodge

235 West Penn Avenue
Alburtis, PA 18011

Our founder, Rayne, noticed a trend while working in animal welfare and rescue. Many wonderful dogs end up in shelters because of behavioral issues. These issues could be eliminated with proper dog training and adequate exercise. Keeping more dogs in happy homes was Rayne’s vision when she established Cold Nose Lodge in 2008. It's what gets us to work every day.

We care deeply about animals. We aim to put you at ease while your dog is with us. We offer both full and half days of dog daycare and even have cameras so that you can check in on your furry friend! We also offer luxury dog boarding in spacious suites complete with toddler beds.

In every interaction we have with your dog, we operate on a relationship of trust. Cold Nose Lodge has wonderful trainers on staff that practice trust-based dog training. We also offer a variety of options including dog training classes and customized private training programs.

We are conveniently located in Alburtis at 235 W. Penn Ave., less than two miles from Route 100. Our facility is 8,000 square-feet of indoor space complete with a four zone heating and air conditioning system. We have an additional 2,500 square-feet of fenced outdoor play areas.

We are excited to announce that we are poised to expand at our current location. Exciting things are coming!

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At Cold Nose Lodge, dogs board in private and spacious luxury suites complete with toddler beds and cozy bedding.
Dog Boarding RequirementsOne of Cold Nose Lodge's guests enjoying a boarding stay at Cold Nose Lodge
In order to board:

New clients: Dogs must pass an evaluation showing that they are friendly.

Returning clients: If it has been longer than 12 months since your dog’s last visit, they must attend a half or full day of daycare prior to their stay. Call us at (610) 965-3647 to schedule.

  • Dogs over 6 months of age must be spayed or neutered.
  • Dogs must be current on Rabies, Distemper/Parvo and Bordetella vaccines.
  • Dogs under one year of age must have a negative fecal exam.
  • Dogs must be free of fleas and ticks.

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Dog Daycare is an excellent way to provide dogs with physical and mental stimulation in a secure environment supervised by trained professionals.

Dog Daycare at the Lodge provides an outlet for dogs to socialize and exercise with other healthy and friendly dogs. Our dog daycare program can be especially beneficial for dogs who exhibit destructive or inappropriate behavior. Many times, this behavior is due to inadequate exercise or anxiety experienced when left alone. Consistent behavior refreshers throughout the day help to maintain proper doggie manners both at daycare and at home. We also have wonderful dog trainers who provide classes and private dog training programs to help dogs be the best that they can be! 

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Our Training Philosophy:
We believe dog training should be based on a relationship of trust, not fear. For that reason, we use positive reinforcement, redirection and luring to train dogs at the Lodge. The use of physical corrections and other aversive training methods (choke chains, prong collars, etc.) are prohibited in our training programs.

Free half-hour dog training consults are available with our on staff certified dog trainer. These sessions are intended to assess your dog’s current training level and help you decide on the appropriate next step for you and your dog. We offer a variety of group training classes that span all ages and levels. If your schedule does not allow training classes, we offer custom dog training.

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Appointments for baths and nail trims are available with our staff every day.
You can schedule a grooming appointment at (610) 965-3647 or add these services to a dog daycare or dog boarding visit.
Dog safe nail polish is a fun way to add some glamour to a nail trim at Cold Nose Lodge!

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We work with a variety of rescue groups including SOS Beagle Rescue, Brindle Buddies & Friends, The Sanctuary at Haafsville, and Mostly Muttz Rescue.

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