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

Sunday July 19, 2015

Posted By Otter

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I am going to make this post short and sweet. It is 1:57 P.M. and 93 degrees. I am not allowing dogs out to play, it is just to hot and humid. I always state safety first and foremost. I do what I feel is in the best interest for all our canine guests. Having one dog out in the play yard as the others run in and out of the air conditioning is not wise. Please, don’t question my integrity and choices I make for your fur babies when they are my canine guests. I will continue to stand by my best judgment and do what I would do for my own dogs. It’s called common sense.
Enough said!

Jul 19th, 2015

Friday July 17, 2015

Posted By Otter

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Above is Willy the Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier. Willy is a new canine guest.

Good afternoon and happy Friday. It’s been a interesting day to say the least. Our Mennonite neighbor had his air cannon going off most of the afternoon. I had little Daisy out in the play yard and then it happened…. BOOM. Poor girl jumped out of her own skin and headed right to the back door. I am sure they have a good reason for using it, however the dogs HATE it. It seems to have stopped for now, which is a good thing. If it wasn’t so close to feeding time, I would get dogs out.

Today, we got our delivery of K9 Granola USA made dog treats in. New flavors… Pumpkin Sweet Potato, Soft Bakes Snickerdoodle which is a limited edition and Cinnamon Roll. These cookies smell amazing. Also in, are the Fruit and Veggies… banana chips, carrot chips and string beans for a healthy alternative to baked treats. Get them while they last. Also, We are fully stocked with Fromm Dog Food the Adult Gold line which includes Prarie Grain Free, Adult Gold Puppy and the Four Star line. We are stocking the most popular flavors… Duck and Sweet Potato, Chicken ala Veg, Whitefish and Potato, Salmon ala Veg and Game Bird. Others flavors available by special order.

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I had a interesting call today from a lady who in the end hung up on me. I proceeded to explain our vaccination protocol. I was told her dog had all its vaccinations. I asked about the Canine Influenza and I was told yes the dog had it…. she said yes it says yada yada yada… I said what about the canine Flu.. the phone went dead. I don’t care that she hung up, what I do care about is that dogs coming to our facility are vaccinated according to our protocol. I don’t care what other kennels do, this is OUR POLICY. So please, make sure your dog is vaccinated properly to stay with us.

Have a great weekend.

Jul 17th, 2015

Saturday July 11, 2015

Posted By Otter

Good morning all. I have had a few voicemail messages saying my phone is giving a strange busy signal. If you call back, it then goes to my voicemail which I can retrieve. If you need to get me, try calling. If you get the busy signal, please call back and leave a voicemail message and I will return the call.

Back to the dogs… enjoy your day.

Jul 11th, 2015

Wednesday July 8, 2015

Posted By Otter

Here are some photos from this past weekend. I will upload more, as soon as time permits. So in between all the rain, here they are.

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Jul 8th, 2015

Sunday July 5, 2015

Posted By Otter

It’s been a rough night. I am going on very little sleep. We had two people on the street setting off big commercial type fireworks last evening. Sadly, when confronted asking where their permits were they resorted to nasty comments. The State Police, did nothing. Bob, is going to the barracks tomorrow morning to deal with that. Enough said.

I wanted to give you all a tiny taste of how I view the kennel in the house. These views are actual and you can pretty much see all the dogs. I will post 8 views. You can see all the same views on the camera link posted in the banner above.

More photos of the dogs, later. Breakfast is fed, water buckets changed. I am waiting to let them out, since they just ate awhile ago.

Until later……

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Jul 5th, 2015

Monday June 29, 2015

Posted By Otter

I am pleased to announce our cameras are back up and running again, yeapieeeee.
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We still have a few openings for this weekend, if anyone makes last minute plans.

Enjoy, your day.


Jun 29th, 2015

Tuesday June 23, 2015

Posted By Otter

Summer is finally here and we are in peak season. Please, make your pet’s summer reservations now. I don’t want to have to turn anyone away.

I must sound like a broken record here but please make sure your dog has the correct required vaccines before calling us. I have posted it here on this blog and it is currently also on the website.
I can not make acceptations.  Vaccinations are there to protect your dog and the other canine guests staying with us. I have turned probably 20 people away because their dogs were not vaccinated properly to be kenneled. I have a protocol which I stand by. What other kennels do, is not my concern. You take the risk, if you like. We have higher standards here.

I still have not heard from the electrician about the new surveillance unit. I am waiting, as most of you are for that replacement unit. It can’t arrive soon enough. We are still using the old system which offers just one camera. I have been rotating views on dogs every few hours.

It’s hot and humid so stay safe.


Jun 23rd, 2015
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