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Acres of Fun Pet Resort carries on the legacy of Eaglecrest K-9 Resort which was founded by Tracy and Mike Reese in 2002. Tracy and Mike purchased the land in 1994 which they called their “heaven on earth” and built their dream home. They started a renowned German Shepherd Dog breeding program out of the pole barn on the property, with blood lines from Germany. Over time, many of their puppy buyers began asking them to watch their dogs while on vacation and the idea for Eaglecrest K-9 Resort was hatched with the state-of-the-art resort building opening in August of 2002. The resort was a family business, a labor of love for Tracy, Mike, and their four children.
In 2014, Stephanie Reymann wanted to make a career change. As the daughter of a veterinarian, Stephanie grew up working in veterinary clinics and taking care of a large menagerie of pets.
After careers in the hotel sector, retail industry, and technical writing field, she wanted to go back to what she loves best- taking care of pets and their owners. Stephanie was frustrated after two years of looking for the right pet care facility business to purchase. None of the facilities she looked at seemed to fit her vision of what she wanted for her guests- a safe, clean facility with plenty of outdoor space for exercise and play. In the spring of 2016, good fortune intervened and Stephanie learned that Tracy was selling her beloved home and business and purchased the business and property from Tracy on June 1, 2016.
In the winter of 2022, Andrew Helgerson, former police canine handler and owner of a successful dog board and train business, Minnesota Canine Consulting, was looking for space to grow and expand his business, as well as get into the dog boarding business. While searching listings, Andrew found Acres of Fun and immediately knew this was the place to grow! In May, 2022, Andrew purchased AOF and moved all training operations to the facility. If you visit today, you will find the same quality service and exceptional customer experience that AOF is known for, as well as the very best training in the region! We are committed to quality care and training and look forward to expanding our services from training, boarding and grooming to daycare, group play and other options. We hope to see you soon!