When Dave Larson, a mechanical engineer, decided to build Stone Mountain Pet Lodge, he had no doubt as to where he’d get his guillotine doors and gates. He turned to his own company, Larson Systems, to produce the 250 sets of anodized aluminum gates and doors that have been in use since Minnesota’s premier pet lodging facility opened in 2005. Dave also designed the cat condos.
In 2008, an article in Pet Services Journal featured Stone Mountain Pet Lodge, and Dave got a call from a kennel owner in Florida who wanted to know where he could get the guillotine doors in the photos.
Suddenly, a product line was born. When Dave decided to offer doggy day care at Stone Mountain Pet Lodge in 2009, he designed the room dividers. Agility equipment soon followed.
Stone Mountain Pet Products are crafted by a skilled group of machinists at Larson Systems Inc. and are thoroughly tested by the dogs that visit and play at Stone Mountain Pet Lodge. Our canine guests put everything to the test on a daily basis, whether they’re relaxing in their own “suite” or playing in Doggy Day Care. Their little quirks and idiosyncracies often spark product revisions.
Stone Mountain Pet Lodge has rapidly gained a reputation for excellence. In 2008, Mpls./St. Paul Magazine named it the "Twin Cities’ Best Pet Lodge." The staff at SMPL truly cares for their charges. Cats get equally loving attention; the Stone Mountain cattery features climbing equipment and a water fountain to amuse feline guests.
From lodging to grooming, training to pet toys and doggy day care, Dave wants nothing but the best in his kennel operation. As a result, you get nothing but the best from Stone Mountain Pet Products. And, because you deal directly with the manufacturer, there’s no middleman markup!
Focus on Engineering
Our products are manufactured by Larson Systems Inc., an engineering driven company that has been in business since 1979. LSI is the world leader in precision manufactured spring testing and gaging equipment. The same attention to quaility, durability, affordability and detail we put into our industrial equipment goes into our attractive and easy-to-use pet products!
Our Testing Ground
Our products are tested daily by the dogs that stay at Stone Mountain Pet Lodge, the largest pet boarding facility in Minnesota. Endearing as they are, dogs are tough customers. They chew, they scratch things with their claws, they jump. They don’t always make it outside in time. Our equipment is made to withstand the abuse they unintentionally dish out, just by being dogs.