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49 Years of Premium Pet Care

The area’s most picturesque dog and cat boarding facility, Rivermist Pet Lodge is located on 37 grassy acres 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.

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 pickup and delivery service for your convenience.

Rivermist Pet Lodge is a fabulous boarding facility and the only place I would take my dog, Copper, to when I had to travel for business or pleasure (10-15 times). I have very strict standards for boarding facilities and Rivermist was the only one that passed my test in the Greater DC Area. I live in Arlington, VA and would drive an hour each way because Rivermist was the only facility I would trust to take good care of Copper. – Sarah S., Arlington, VA


Family Owned and Operated

staff_birthdayRivermist 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 boarding facility where the choosiest of pet owners can leave their beloved companions and trust they will be given the best of care.

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


Our Team

staff_birthdayOur passionate and caring team members are dedicated to providing the TLC pets need for a healthy and happy stay. By giving our guests personal attention, they get to know each pet in our care and form bonds that last from one stay to the next.

Our staff is trained through highly respected educational programs to ensure each member truly knows dogs and cats.


Our Facilities

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

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, the entire lodging complex is fenced, and we have 24/7 monitoring.