I've been taking my dog to this kennel for over 4 years. And he LOVES it there. I have driven by and seen him out side playing (This was before they had daycare). And they never know what time I will be showing up to get him...I have to leave him there for 2 weeks at a time, three times a year and he is always happy and healthy when I come back. He is a high energy dog and if he was cooped up for two weeks, he would be whacked out. I also leave him for shorter periods of time through out the year. I love my dog and would not take him here if there was any chance of cruelty, mistreatment or neglect! I"m glad I was lucky enough to find a really good kennel close to where I live. I highly recommend this kennel.
13. Fido's Farm
9829 Evergreen Valley Rd SEOlympia, WA 98513
From Business: We offer dog sports and training as well as play-based boarding and daycare on a working farm just 8 miles off I-5 between Olympia and Tacoma. Our passion is prov…
I'm a bit distressed to see the two bad reviews of McKenna Kennels, as my experience over the last 5 years has been nothing but excellent. I've been boarding my dog, a Springer Spaniel, at McKenna Kennels for the last 5 years. He is always excited to go there and likes the people who care for him. From my observations, the kennels are always clean, there is plenty of fresh clean water available at all times and his feeding schedule matches what he has at home. It is true that he doesn't get to roam the large field that can be seen from the road. That is used for bird dog training. The exercise/play yard is near the kennels, has plenty of sun and shade and fresh water. I have driven past the kennel when I got home early and have seen my dog, and others, in the play yard with a staff member having a great time. Just to be sure, I haven't been promised anything, nor do I expect anything for this review. I just hate to see a good business and people I trust with my best friends health and welfare get a bad reputation.
Caution: McKenna Kennels advertises discounted boarding fees in exchange for a positive business review, so I would take the positive reviews on this site with a huge grain of salt. First you see beautiful and manicured fenced areas when you drive in that you think your dog will be playing in, but I have yet to see ANY dog out of the kennel or being exercised for that matter. Dogs are let into an "exercise kennel" while their space is being cleaned, but that is it. We've boarded there a few times, there is only ever one employee for 30 + dogs. They don't exercise your dog at all, unless you ask for it and then they charge you but there's no guarantee - how would you know? Dog are not allowed to roam in the fenced fields, and are kept cooped up in their kennel spaces 23.5 hours a day. They advertise that they will "pamper" your dog, but in reality it's just cooped up. It's very affordable and they give a military discount, but your dog will be alone all day.
I have been bringing my dog and cat to McKenna Kennels for years and I have nothing but good things to say. Their service and attention to my pets' needs are above and beyond my expectations! My dog is always out in one of their large yards running around when I come to pick him up and my cat is usually the 'office cat' when she stays there, which is a nice treat to be greeted by your own pet. Trust me, you won't find a better place!
With how both myself and my pets (2 dogs, 1 cat) have been treated at McKenna Kennels the several times I have had to board them over the last few years, I know I will never consider taking them anywhere else. I always get the feeling that the staff there understands how hard it is for me to leave them when I have to, but when I pick them up they have always obviously been well-cared for.