Below is a press release from NW Kennels, which is planning to have an open house in early October to show off its latest renovations/expansion:
NW Kennels will celebrate the expansion of indoor and outdoor space for dog daycare, training and boarding with an open house 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8.
Jane and Dale Jensen, who purchased the 40 year-old facility 5 years ago, have been upgrading the kennels, kitty condos, grooming area, computer system and outdoor spaces, with the most recent remodel reconfiguring the 6,400 square foot kennel space and expanding the fenced outdoor recreation areas to 8,000 square feet. 1,800 square feet are available for indoor dog daycare. Included in the addition is a mirrored multi-purpose room, new kennels, new fenced areas with dog park quality equipment and grooming spa packages. More than 1,500 clients currently use their facility.
“We were inspired to move toward being a full-service kennel when we hired Certified Professional Dog Trainer Michelle Edmondson,” said Jane Jensen. “We wanted to expand as we had the right people in the right places.”
With 30 years experience with dogs, Edmondson plans to offer daycare programs with opportunities for socializing and exercising with “a bit of training thrown in.” In addition, she will work with dogs who need special attention and cannot yet play in a social group setting, and all dogs will be temperament-tested. Puppy training, obedience and agility will also be offered by Laura Berger of “Thinking Dog”. Other staff include handler Ken Mathews and Katie Hall, groomer and veterinary assistant.
The kennel accepts dogs of all breeds and ages and will work with geriatric or dogs with special health needs. In addition, cat boarding is available in their “kitty condo” room, featuring a TV aquarium and bird sounds. Up to 10 cats can stay in the individual spaces and 65 dogs may be boarded. NW Kennels also has been known to board pet birds and even goats. The Jensens, who live on the 10 acre property and raise champion Golden Retrievers, have been dog lovers for many years and the kennel is the culmination of a dream.
“We’re happy to be able to offer this excellent facility to pet lovers around Whatcom County,” said Jane Jensen. “We’ve taken the time to create a clean, safe place that will serve for years to come.”
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4796 Northwest Drive, Just off Slater Rd I-5 Exit to Northwest Dr.