IMG_9728Choosing comfortable quarters for your cat or dog while you are away can be a difficult process. Please know that we consider your pet part of our family and fully understand your concerns. We want to provide the best possible care for your pet in a safe, clean, and loving environment.  Your pet will enjoy our large spacious and luxurious accommodations, our fun Activities, and just pampering all offered your pet at The Animal Tender Pet Resort.

We, at The Animal Tender Pet Resort are all knowledgeable pet care professionals who love pets and enjoy caring for them. The Animal Tender Pet Resort is a veterinarian owned premier pet resort, providing a safe and healthy environment for our pet guests in the St. George, Utah area.

We offer not only boarding; but also All-Breed Professional Dog & Cat Grooming, and high quality pet foods and supplies.

We strive to be the stress-free option for times when you have to be separated from your four-legged family member.

Owners & Management Team – Our Story


Bruce and Lynne Jacobson

Bruce and Lynne Jacobson, owners of The Animal Tender, saw a need for a boarding facility in the area and built the Animal Tender Pet Resort in 1997. They are very proud of this facility and the comfort and ease of mind that it provides for their clients.


Bruce L Jacobson, DVM

Bruce L Jacobson, DVM., oversees the quality care provided to all guests of The Animal Tender.   Dr. Jacobson is the co-owner of St. George Veterinary Hospital in Southern Utah and is excited to offer The Animal Tender; a complete pet boarding, grooming, and training facility, dedicated to the health and safety of the pets of our community.

The Animal Tender has several highly qualified veterinarians available for emergencies.

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