The entrance road to Little Lake Pet Lodge near Oak Ridge and Knoxville TN

About Us

Little Lake Pet Lodge has 100 spacious indoor/outdoor guest kennels. All of our kennels are climate controlled, and have covered outdoor runs, designed to protect your dog from contact with other guests, while giving your cherished pet plenty of fresh air in our beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Your pet will have plenty of room to play and stretch in his outdoor run, and he can go back into his large private indoor space for rest and eating.

We take pride in keeping your pet happy and healthy; we clean and disinfect every day, and our automatic watering system ensures cold fresh water for your companion. The manager of the property also lives on site. The facility is protected by a fire alarm and 24 hour indoor/outdoor video surveillance, to ensure security and protection for your best friend.

Meet Our Team

Rick and Katie Sterling
We are embarking on our dream to work fulltime with the animals that we love, purchasing Little Lake Pet Lodge has allowed this dream to become a reality. Both of us have worked on numerous Department of Energy sites. We found Little Lake Pet Lodge and instantly fell in love. Meeting the staff, clients and their pets is the icing on the cake, we couldn't be more happy. We and everyone working here love their job and the animals. Your best friend will be cared for as if they were one of our own. Come see our beautiful and modern facility. I am sure you will agree it will be your pets favorite vacation destination. You may stumble across our daughter Kennedy when picking up or dropping off your pet. She loves helping our team and we cherish watching her love on our pet guests and interact with the owners.

Terri Gunter
Terri has been with Little Lake Pet Lodge for over three years, she is the glue that holds everything together. Without Terri there would be no Little Lake Pet Lodge. Terri's dedication to our pet guests is beyond reproach as she regularly shows up on her days off to ensure everything is running smoothly.

Max and Kitty Meow Meow Sterling
Kennel Playmates
Max and Kitty Meow Meow are our resident playmates. Max is a Goldendoodle (more golden than doodle). The day we adopted our little ball of fur, a scared kitten was found cornered in our neighbors woodpile. They asked if we wanted a kitten and we said yes. Originally Kitty Meow Meow was an outdoor cat, but within weeks she was sleeping next to Max at the foot of our bed. Max is known to melt at the touch of a hand and may nose your hand to encourage pets.