Fall is here..

Posted By Otter


It looks like fall has come in with a real bang. For a few days it was beautiful, typical fall weather. Now, nothing but cold, damp and rainy days. This is day 2 of the rain and as dry as things have been I am eager for the rains to go.

Columbus day weekend is fast approaching. Have you made you pet’s reservations for that getaway weekend? On the subject of making your pet’s reservations… have you given thought to Thanksgiving and Christmas? We are filling those dates. Please, remember all dogs must be current on their vaccinations.

We have added to our  Fromm Dog Foods  inventory the most popular Four Star Nutritionals line. Check it out. Remember, we can try and special order any food you might need.

On that note, I wish you all a great day. stay dry! Until next time…..

Sep 30th, 2016

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Posted By Otter


The temps have been extremely hot the past couple of days. We had several dogs leave and now I can concentrate on the ones still here. Spending time with each one, inside where it is cool, and with cookies seems to be working best. The bees also seem really bad right now. I’ve been extremely careful with the dogs when walking them.

On a different note… I got a newsletter from my food distributor. Fromm, prices will go up August 1, 2016. I have tried getting the increase prices, but they will not relinquish them until August 1st. I will post the increase as soon as I am given them.

That’s it from here. Stay cool!


Jul 27th, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Posted By Otter


OK, here we go again.. three people already this morning called to board their dogs and their dogs are not vaccinated for Bordetella and Canine Influenza. I personally WILL NOT take any dogs without the proper vaccinations. I don’t give a hoot what other kennels do. Don’t preach to me. Dogs here are the priority and being irresponsible isn’t my thing. Being proactive, rather then reactive is the right thing. So do YOUR PART AND VACCINATE YOUR DOGS. Our required vaccines are Distemper combination, Rabies, Bordetella and Canine Influenza. If you don’t have these on your pet, call a kennel that doesn’t give a hoot! Off my soap box now.

Jul 20th, 2016

Saturday July 9, 2016

Posted By Otter

Morning all. It’s a rainy Saturday so the dogs will all have special in my office time.

This morning we welcomed back Nugget, the poodle mix. What a cutie he is. This photo was taken by his owner at his home. He was all packed, ready for camp.


Right now all the dogs are happy as they have fresh marrow bones. All are being enjoyed. It’s a great way to keep them happy on a rainy day.

Until next time, be well.



Jul 9th, 2016

Friday July 8, 2016

Posted By Otter

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Happy Friday all.

Today we welcomed back Cooper the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Molly the Corgi mix and one of our older gals Bailey the Siberian Husky. Tomorrow, little Nugget arrives.

The sun was really hot today and the dogs didn’t really want to play outside. The pool was utilized by the ACD gang as they love the water.  Please, remember to keep your dogs safe during these above temperture days. Heat stroke happens quickly in dogs.

I hope you all have a great day.

Until next time…….


Jul 8th, 2016

Friday July 1, 2016

Posted By Otter


The holiday weekend is here and I urge you all the please keep your pet’s safe.

We welcomed back some regulars…. Daisy, Percy, Abbey, Gonzo and Oliver and we are glad to have some newcomers as well… Lexie, Miles and Bella. Look for these kids on cam and photos in the days to come.

Please keep safe this weekend. Until next time….


Jul 1st, 2016

Sunday June 26, 2016

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What a busy day, we had here at the kennel yesterday. First we celebrated Cooper’s birthday party. All the dogs had Gingerbread men supplied by Cooper’s owners. I’d say all the dogs totally enjoyed the special treats.

Next we headed to the play yard for some pool time. I think the Cattle Dogs really had fun. They were in and out of the pool for hours.

Summer, is now in full swing. Anyone that needs those last minute reservations, please let me know. Remember dogs must be vaccinated fully to stay with us. Our vaccinated protocol is posted on the side bar.

Stay cool… until next time.



Jun 26th, 2016

Thursday June 16, 2016

Posted By Otter


Morning all, sadly it’s currently drizzling, so dogs will be inside unless it stops.

I wanted to remind everyone that if you are planning a summer vacation it’s smart to book your pet’s reservation now. My large and extra large runs seem to book very quickly. If you have a Labrador Retriever, Great Dane or other large breeds call early to ensure a large run for your pet.

Again, I need to stress the importance of properly vaccinating your pet in advance for his or her vacation with us. We, as most other facilities in our area require the Distemper combination vaccine, Rabies which is PA State Law, Bordetella(Kennel Cough) and the Canine Influenza(K9 Flu) vaccines. The Flu vaccine does require a booster if given for the first time. You will need to allow time in between the vaccine and then the incubation period. Please, we want to be proactive, not reactive.

Dogs must have a PA State dog license according to the Dept. of  Ag, Dog Law Enforcement. Please, make sure your pet is properly licensed.

I wish everyone a great weekend. Look for all our canine guests on our cams.

Be well.



Jun 16th, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

Posted By Otter



Going to rant….
As a kennel owner, I try and be responsible and reasonable. The past few days I have turned down several new potential clients due to the lack of vaccines our facility requires. I am not going to change my policy, so please do not ask me to. If another facility is willing to take your dog without vaccinations, then please use them. If your veterinarian says the vaccines are not valid that’s their opinion. It is the opinion of my personal veterinarian and others, that these vaccinations are necessary.

If you would like to board with us, your pet will need the following vaccinations.

Distemper combination , Rabies, Bordetella and Canine Influenza.

Rant over…..

Jun 13th, 2016

Thursday June 2, 2016

Posted By Otter


Cams are currently down. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Jun 2nd, 2016

Saturday May 28, 2016

Posted By Otter


It’s the official kick off to summer. The temperatures are well above normal, into the 90’s. Please, remember to keep all your pets safe in this heat. Also, remember there probably will be fireworks in the evening so again, keep your pets inside and safe.

This weekend we welcomed back, Percy, Gonzo, Oliver, Tank and Khloe. New campers.. JC, Reds and Misty.

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I hope you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

May 28th, 2016

Friday May 13, 2016

Posted By Otter

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It’s a very wet Friday. Dogs are in and will get time with me in the office.

We are welcoming back Nittany & Luna today. Hopefully, the weather will improve and all the dogs can get out this weekend.

Be well everyone.



May 13th, 2016

Thursday May 12, 2016

Posted By Otter

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Just a reminder, it is not our responsibility to acquire your pet’s vaccinations records from your veterinarian. It is also not our responsibility to make sure your pet is fully vaccinated for the vaccinations we require for boarding with us. As a pet owner, you must do your part. We do our part in making sure ALL pet’s entering our facility are vaccinated according to our protocol.

We also ask all pet’s be on a parasite control program for both internal and external parasites.

When boarding with us we ask you to provide emergency telephone numbers of people that actually can make decisions on your behalf, for your pet’s best interest. If you leave us a name and number and the person has no idea, that is not good. We need home numbers, cell numbers and names of all responsible parties.

Keep in mind, this is because we care about YOUR pet as if it was our own.

On a more pleasant note, we welcome back canine guests Isabella, Luna, Nittany and Chloe.


May 12th, 2016

Saturday April 8, 2016

Posted By Otter

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It is with great sadness we tell you Gracie, the Beagle crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. We send our deepest condolences to the entire Steward Family. Run free, Gracie.

Apr 9th, 2016

March 23, 2016

Posted By Otter

Just a head’s up for those people comng from RT 78. The bridge at RT 863 will be closing(the one running over 78) on April 21th. Please plan a alternative route here and allow for heavy truck traffic if coming Old RT 22.

Please see our directions for options of coming Exit 45(Krumsville RT 737) off RT 78

Mar 23rd, 2016

February 2, 2016

Posted By Otter


It is with a very heavy heart that I report Dylan the Shetland Sheepdog has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. I believe Dylan was the oldest dog we cared for. He was always a pleasure to have here. Bob and I send our condolences to the Lyter Family. Run free, Dylan. You’ll be missed.

Feb 2nd, 2016

Monday October 19, 2015 “Important Notice”

Posted By Otter


You will need to show proof that your pet is current on Rabies(Certificate of Vaccination), Distemper, Bordetella and Canine Influenza vaccinations.

We can not accept vaccination reminder notices, bills or tear off sheets as of October 19, 2015.

Under Rabies Prevention and Control Pg 5 Section G Crime Code 455.8
Any concerns regarding this policy for boarding, please contact me and I will give you the PA State Dog Warden telephone number to speak to directly.
We must now have a Certificate of Vaccination for Rabies on file. This must have date given, date expired and veterinarian’s name.
Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.

PA State Inspection Passed!

Oct 19th, 2015

Friday September 4, 2015

Posted By Otter

It has been a crazy few weeks. I apologize for not posting, sadly there are some personal things happening that have kept me extremely busy.

Labor Day weekend is here, where did the summer go? We have some many canine guest regulars and some new guest that we are welcoming. It has been very hot and humid and our canine guests health and welfare is always number one with us. Letting dogs out early in the morning before feeding and later in the evening after the sun goes down has been working well. In the heat of the day, I allow dogs to just rest and enjoy the music and cool air conditioning.

The kennel will change hours starting September 15th.  All drop offs and picks ups will need to be in by 5:00 PM. It gets very dark here and we like our guests to be in and settled before dark.

Please call for our hours and drop off and pick up times.

Stay safe and be well

Holiday Weekend Hours

Limited hours Thursday and Friday September 10th & 11th, Closed for arrivals and departures Saturday September 12th. We are always closed Sundays and Holidays. We will re-open Tuesday September 15th.

Thank you.




Sep 4th, 2015

Friday August 14, 2015

Posted By Otter

It’s been really busy around here, so I apologize for my lack of posting. We are adding a roof over to the driveway side of the kennel. When the snow and ice come this year, I’ll be able to get out the door unlike in years past.
Lots of new dogs are here and all doing really well.
If you happen to look at the cams and see a Beagle who walks into her kennel run, it is because she is blind. She has been boarding with us for several years so she is somewhat familiar with her surroundings. She is doing really well. We had to put two buckets in her outside run so she doesn’t get caught in the corner. I would say, she is doing better then many sighted dogs that come.
Today, we welcome back Skippy and Gracie… wow 3 Beagles in one week. Amazing.
Have a great weekend everyone.

Aug 14th, 2015

Monday August 3, 2015

Posted By Otter

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Hi everyone. I didn’t realize it has been that long since I’ve posted. I guess that means we are very busy with dogs.

We are in full summer mode and all our new canine guests have been great. Our regulars, what can I say I love them all.

We hope you quickly make your final summer reservations. Spots are booking quickly.

Remember, dogs must be completely vaccinated for Distemper Combination, Rabies, Bordetella and Canine Influenza(K9 Flu) with booster. All dogs must also be parasite free.

Thanks, for stopping by. Until next time….

Aug 3rd, 2015
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