About Us


ADOGO is the Twin Cities Premier dog hotel. Think 5 star hotel – only for dogs!

Think 5 star hotel – only for dogs!

Competitively priced, ADOGO is modeled after four- and five-star human hotels. We provide exceptional service levels and extra care for traveling and busy pet owners 365 days a year. ADOGO Pet Hotel was designed and created by lifelong dog lover and Twin Cities resident, John Sturgess, a leading hotel industry executive with 20-plus years working for quality, service-driven hospitality brands for companies like Carlson Hotels Worldwide, AmeriSuites (now Hyatt Place), and others.

We have an incredible team of front office, dog care specialists and cleaning staff. We worked with the best group of professionals including Shea, our design, branding and architecture company, Mason Company designed our state of the art dog room and used K9 Grass to create our specialized turf for dogs.

John Sturgess, President

John brings to ADOGO the same passion he's had for more than 23 years delivering impeccable lodging experiences in the human hotel business. That means your dog is going to get the red carpet treatment at the finest pet hotel and dog daycare facility in the Twin Cities.

John resides in Eden Prairie with his wife Stacey, their daughter Ellie, and their Golden Retriever Frankie. John has been an avid dog lover his entire life. As a leading executive of the hotel industry — including being named the Who's Who "Hotel Executive of the Year" in 2008 — John is committed to transforming the pet hotel industry by teaching it some new tricks with ADOGO. As Senior Vice President of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, John was responsible for the development of the Radisson, Park Plaza, Country Inns & Suites and Park Inn hotel brands in North and South America. It's this experience and passion for guest service that will take service and quality levels of pet care to new heights.

Mary Ann McCullough, General Manager

Mary Ann joined the ADOGO team in May of 2011. She transitioned from 20+ years of Retail Management to Hotel Management to fulfill a lifetime dream of working with dogs. The best part of her day is interacting with both the dogs and their families and getting to know each of them. She lives with her husband Dan, her two pugs Francis and Pearl and a little mutt named Petey. Though at times it breaks her heart she remains a loyal Vikings fan.

Our Staff 

We have an incredible team of front-office staff, dogcare specialists, grooming, training and cleaning personnel. We've worked with some of the best professional groups in the area including Shea, our design, branding and architecture company, Mason Company who assisted in creating our state-of-the-art dog rooms, and K9 Grass for our specialized turf - just for dogs!

Join the ADOGO Team

If you are a motivated, hard-working, reliable and have a desire to work in the dog industry, you may want to apply for a job on our ADOGO Team. We offer competitive compensation and training in addition to a fun work environment with great growth opportunity. Stop by ADOGO to pick up a job application and/or send your resume to www.info@adogopethotels.com and be sure to indicate what position you are interested in. 

Our employment opportunities may include: 

  • Dog Care Specialist - must be flexible to work shifts from 6am-9pm daily, duties include: overseeing group play, cleaning, feeding and working directly with individual as well as groups of dogs.
  • Front Desk Agent - must have strong customer service skills, duties include: making reservations, checking guests in and out of our different services (daycare, boarding, grooming), retail transactions, checking vaccinations, giving tours and other administrative duties. 
  • Groomer/Bather - must have 2+ years experience, duties include: baths, blow drying, brushing, clipping, teeth brushing, ear cleaning, anal expression and trimming per owner's instructions or breed standards, generate business by calling existing and new customers, book appointments and verify vaccinations.