Our Story

Rivermist Pet Lodge is the area’s most picturesque dog and cat boarding facility– our 37 grassy acres are so pretty, you’ll want to stay here too! Rivermist Pet Lodge has been a trusted name in dog and cat lodging since its establishment in 1969.

Over 50 Years of Premium Pet Care

Located in Brinklow, MD right off Route 650, just minutes from Silver Spring, Rockville, Bethesda, Columbia, Gaithersburg and Olney, we’re convenient to pet lovers in Montgomery and Howard Counties, and a scenic drive from Frederick and Carroll Counties and Washington D.C. We also offer home pick-up and delivery services to Howard and Montgomery Counties for your convenience.

Family Owned & Operated

Rivermist Pet Lodge was established by Washington D.C. native Barry Goodman in 1969. Goodman chose the property for its pristine, yet convenient country location. An avid dog lover, Goodman built a lodging facility where the choosiest of pet owners can leave their beloved companions and trust they’ll be given the best of care.

Today, Rivermist Pet Lodge is owned by Melissa and Scott Simon. Together they carry on the tradition of premium care as they look toward an even brighter future.

Our Team

Our passionate and caring team members are dedicated to providing the loving, attentive care pets need for a healthy and happy stay. Our trained team provides the professional care your pets deserve so you can have better peace of mind while you’re away.

Our staff is trained through highly-respected educational programs to ensure each member truly understands how to best care for cats and dogs. Not only do they love each guest as if it were their own, they observe each guest’s wellness and health every day of their stay.

Our Facilities

All of our buildings are equipped with electric air purifiers and climate control systems for year-round comfort. Our pet care team cleans and disinfects all indoor and outdoor spaces twice a day to ensure a healthy and clean space for your pets.

Your pets are safe with us! In addition to the security afforded by our peaceful country location on 37 acres, all outdoor elimination areas are covered, we have double secure perimeter fencing, and 24/7 monitoring.

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Contact Us

Call Us

Phone: (301) 774-3100
Fax: (301) 774-2746

Email Us

info@rivermistpetlodge.com

Our Address

19515 New Hampshire Ave.
Brinklow, MD 20862

Hours

Mon. – Fri.: 9AM – 6PM
Sat.: 9AM – 5PM
Sun.: 11AM – 3PM

With many changes in our lives due to the Coronavirus (COVID -19), our pets can be such a comfort to us as we learn to enjoy and endure the circumstances of staying at home and practicing social distancing.

We want you to know that Rivermist Pet Lodge is committed to being here for you during this time. We are ready to pamper your four-legged family members in whatever ways will help make this a safe and comfortable time for you and your pet. 

At Rivermist, the health and well-being of your pet and family are our top priority. We have taken every possible measure to keep our facilities operating in a safe manner and have continually evolved our procedures based on current circumstances. Pet care staff will be here to care for your pets and are eager to accommodate you, our client, as much as we can. 

Rivermist Pet Lodge will continue to actively monitor the news and guidance from various public agencies about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and will abide by the recommendations put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. State Department, and city and county officials. Again, our goal is to remain open while continuing to provide a safe environment for our staff, clients, and guests.

Please review the article link below from the AKC regarding COVID-19 and pets: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/can-dogs-get-coronavirus/   

We wish you all health and safety and loving snuggles for your pets!