But at Paradise Pet Hotel and Day Spa there's a different kind of dog, and it isn't from the Twin Cities.
Those like stratford bull terrier, Madison are from New Orleans, Louisiana.
"She's been a God send," said owner Mike Maffett.
Crews found Maffett's dog after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.
She was one of many animals living without a home.
"They were pretty much left behind to care for themselves and unfortunately many of them didn't make it," said Maffett. "She was lucky enough to be somewhere like the rest of the dogs. They were lucky enough with Kathy's help to find new homes."
"There were hundreds and hundreds of dogs there," said Kathy Sieraski.
Sieraski is the owner of Paradise Pet.
She rescued nearly 15 Katrina dogs after they were flown to Illinois.
"We got them into intensive care right away and they all survived," said Sieraski.
In recent years she's found all of them new homes.
That is, except for one.
Her name is Princess.
"She's my last Katrina dog," said Sieraski. "She's a doll, an absolute doll of a dog."
After being nursed back to health, the pooch is still in need of a loving family to call her own.
While those people have yet to walk through the door, in the meantime, Princess is teaching an important lesson about what it means to be left a stray.
"No matter how bad off they are because of their situation give them some love, and attention, and training and you can totally turn them around," said Sieraski.
Paradise Pet Hotel and Day Spa is expanding its operation to care for more rescue dogs.
If you're interested in adoption call: (309) 662-0880.