Choosing 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 Lodging, Doggie Day Camp, 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, owners of The Animal Tender, saw a need for a lodging resort 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., oversees the quality care provided to all guests of The Animal Tender. Dr. Jacobson has been President of the Utah Veterinary Association and in 1993 was Utah’s Veterinariarn of the Year. He is the founding director and CFO for the Southwest Animal Emergency clinic. The Animal Tender is a complete pet lodging, doggie day care, grooming, and training facility; dedicated to the health and safety of the pets of our community.

If a health concern arrises The Animal Tender will make every effort to have your pet seen by your Veterinarian. If your Veterinarian is not available, or none is listed, we will contact St. George Veterinary Hospital. Southwest Animal Emergency Clinic is always available for after hour emergencies.