Hearthside Kennel Background

Hearthside has been boarding small numbers of dogs with an excellent repeat client base since 1980. All our staff are highly experienced in the field and share my philosophy of gentle animal handling.

My 30 years of experience include 20 years of nursing and emergency care at three veterinary hospitals; 30 years experience in show training dogs of many breeds, and the successful nutrition and conditioning of show animals; 18 years experience as a professor of equine studies, stable management and equine behavior; and a lifetime of devotion to studying animal behavior and improving the human-animal bond with training methods that are positive and loving.

Recent upgrades to the kennel facility mean I can now offer comfortable year-round boarding and grooming for your family member when he or she can't remain at your side.   

Hearthside is a home-based, full-service boarding facility offering:

  • Large indoor heated runs
  • Spacious, secure outdoor play yards
  • Personal attention and supervised playgroups
  • Limited reservations for a lower stress environment
  • In house boarding available for senior and special needs pets
  • Pick up and delivery available
  • Cats and exotics too!

Additional services available by appointment:

  • Grooming
  • In house personal training sessions
  • Day care