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.

View of the lake on the property of Little Lake Pet Lodge

We take pride in keeping your pet happy and healthy; we pressure wash 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 Caring Team

Sonja
Owner
Hello, My name is Sonja Schedin and I am the owner of Little Lake Pet Lodge. My very first job was at a dog kennel. That is when the dream was born. I am from Michigan and worked for General Motors for over 24 years. During this time I was extremely active showing AKC Shetland Sheepdogs becoming one of the top breeders and show winners in Michigan. The dream never died! In 2002 I quit GM and gave up my pension because I had the opportunity to purchase Little Lake Pet Lodge. I 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.

Will
Manager
My name is Will, I am the manager and maintenance tech here at Little Lake Pet Lodge. I was born in Clinton but moved to Florida with my family when I was young. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to move back and start a new career here in East Tennessee. I have 3 dogs and a cat at home and have recently added 10 chickens to my ever growing family. I have over 5 years of experience caring for animals professionally, I started out by bathing dogs for my wife at her grooming shop. I also have over 3 years of home remodeling and maintenance experience which made me a good fit to take care of our beautiful 10+ acre facility. My pets are like my children and I look forward to showing your pets the same love and care mine receive at home!

Cristina
Assistant Manager
My name is Cristina and I am the assistant manager here at Little Lake Pet Lodge, I've been a part of the team since 2016. I'm married to my high school sweetheart who I grew up with in New York. I started volunteering at animal shelters when I was a teenager and have worked at many shelters across the country. I have 1 cat at home and have recently fostered kittens for S.A.R.G. I have decided to adopt my most recent foster to add to my family. When I'm not giving my love to the fur babies here at the kennel, I'm either reading a book or hiking in the woods. I love all the pets that come to stay with us here at Little Lake and I can't wait to meet yours too!

Kristen
Kennel Technician
My name is Kristen and I recently moved back to Tennessee after being a teacher in Florida for 10 years, I also have over 4 years of experience working for the Humane Society. I was born and raised in Michigan, but I have always considered Knoxville my home. I currently live on a horse ranch in West Knoxville where we train English style riding. We have about 30 horses, a potbellied pig, a sweet 15 year old Conure, 2 cats, a dog and a koi pond. I have always been passionate about caring for animals at home and can't wait for the opportunity to take care of yours!

Shannon
Owner of Shannon's Pet Grooming
My Name is Shannon and I am the owner of Shannon's Pet Grooming, I work out of the Little Lake Pet Lodge boarding facility. I have over 23 years of grooming experience, I have owned my own business for over 5 years now. I have experience grooming every breed of dog, from household pets to show dogs. I also spent 10 years as a trainer, teaching hundreds of future groomers. I recently moved to the Clinton/Oak Ridge area from Tampa, Florida with my husband, 12 year old son, our 3 rescue dogs and our recently adopted kitty cat. I love what I do, I love my clients and their fur babies who are like family to me! I feel very blessed to be able to care for the animals that I do, I would love to meet you and your pets as well!