About Us

Reisterstown Pet Resort & Spa

In 1990 Reisterstown Boarding Kennels, Inc. was purchased by the partnership of Dr. Eddie Molesworth, his wife Josie Molesworth, and Josie’s parents Bob and Velma Gakenheimer with a goal to provide safe and enjoyable pet care to the Guests left in their care. In the year 2000 RBK was able to build a million dollar installation that included a dedicated grooming salon, office space, an indoor heated Endless Laps pool for non-weight bearing rehabilitation work and exercise, on of the very first in the area at that time, Luxury Suites and an upgraded version of what was called the Bunkhouse Rooms at that time.


Around 2005 Bob and Velma began to transition out of the day to day management of the company with Josie Molesworth and her brother Bobby Gakenheimer stepping in. Over the next 11 years RBK invested over half a million dollars into Suite upgrades, an outdoor in-ground pool, creating over 50,000 square feet of outdoor fenced in play areas, specially designed pet play equipment, building upgrades, and equipment upgrades, all with the single goal of providing the safest and most enjoyable stay possible for our Guests. Some of our upgrades set area standards, others were the product of industry research, but all were based on our company’s mission and with over 40 years of pet handling experience.


In 2017 Bobby concluded that it was time for him to do the traveling he had always wanted to do and after various discussions, it was decided that Jason Molesworth, Dr. Eddie Molesworth, and Josie Molesworth’s son would take over the day to day operations of the company. By the end of January the transition was completed and now RBK is proud to say that it is a third generation company, now with the name Reisterstown Pet Resort & Spa, that will continue with its Guests First mission at its core as it continues forward in the industry.

Reisterstown Pet Resort & Spa provides award winning pet lodging, grooming, daycare, and swimming services to the Baltimore (Baltimore County, and Baltimore City) area, Carroll County, and Howard County. With over 7 acres of country property, wide open fenced in play areas, an indoor heated pool, an outdoor in-ground pool, seasonal activities, and much more, your pet will love their time with us.


Our “Award Winning Services” have been designated as such by Baltimore Magazine’s “Best of Baltimore” publication and Angie’s List by being a multiple time winner of both the “Best of Baltimore” Pet Hotel award and the Angie’s List Super Service Award. A member of RPRS’s Full-Time Grooming staff, Kerrie Grudziecki, has also been a recipient of the “Best of Baltimore” Groomer Award.


RPRS owner’s and staff have over 50 years of pet handling experience, 27 years of pet lodging and grooming business experience, and champion continued education for all staff members.


Let Reisterstown Pet Resort & Spa give your beloved four-legged fur monster the time of their life because here at RPRS, We Are Sensitive to Your Pet’s Needs.