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Companies like Dogwood Farm Kennels make me love small business. Before finding Dogwood Farm, we were very hesitant to board our boxer (he can be hyper, play rough, etc). A few minutes after being at DFK, we were at ease. Josh is great with the initial meet, a very calm presence for a usually hyper dog. The kennels are very clean and the attached fenced lots are done very well. After introducing our pup to the pack, he gave us a tour and showed us what the weekend would look like for our dog.
Josh is quick to respond to texts checking up on your dog and we couldn't have asked for any more. The price is super reasonable and we (finally) had complete peace of mind on a vacation knowing our dog was in good hands.
If you're looking for an honest, hard working family to give you peace of mind and take great care of your dog - look no farther than Dogwood Farm Kennels!
Dogwood Farms was Luna's first time away from me. She is only 1 so I was super worried about leaving her. I can't stress enough that this is literally heaven for your pup. Josh and his team take such good care of the dogs - I know this because Luna feels right at home! She gets to play the whole day and is so exhausted when she comes home. I wish I could give Josh and Dogwood Farms 10 stars. He is so professional and friendly. The dogs love him and they just have such a blast. This isn't an ordinary kennel - this is a doggy resort! Since then I have taken Luna back for another week stay and she had a blast. She gets to be her social self, play the whole day, get loved on, and have a comfy place to sleep. Luna and I have found her home away from home!
I would highly recommended Dogwood Farm Kennels to everyone. Josh is very knowledgeable about dogs, and I felt at ease leaving my baby, Sadie, there. It is a great environment for the dogs with plenty of room to play. I love how they have the facility set up. I will definitely be back. Thanks to everyone at Dogwood Farm Kennels!
Dogwood Farm Kennels is an amazing place. It's truly the Hilton for canines. Not only does my canine friend love this state-of-the-art retreat, but the owners are intuitive dog whisperers, as well. When I drop off my dog, I know that he'll be loved and cared for as if he were at home. It never feels like work having to communicate with Josh and company, and it's super easy dropping off and picking up there. The dogs get extremely well-treated and loved. They get the best of everything, including playtime with each other. If you know what good vibes are, then you'll get them at Dogwood Farm, and your dog friends will love you all the more for sending them there. If you've got to board your dog for any amount of time, there's only one great option for you: It's Dogwood Farm!
I can't say enough great things about Josh and his team at Dogwood Farm Kennels. I simply refused to board our dogs before finding Josh. He is the only person I trust enough to care for them when we are out of town and can't take them with us. Our dogs are well cared for while in his care. They are always excited to see him, which tells me that he spends quality time with them and they know he is someone they can trust. The kennels are always clean and well maintained. He is great at responding quickly to texts when I check in on the dogs. He has even been so thoughtful as to send me pictures of them having fun. If you are looking for a kennel or grooming service for your dog - I highly recommend Dogwood Farm Kennels. I assure you that you will not be disappointed.
I would highly recommend this kennel to any dog owner! I have left my German Shepherd Koda at Dogwood Farms on a few occasions when I have traveled out of state or out of the country and not been able to bring him. I was very nervous at first, as Koda is like my child and leaving him behind is difficult. Josh and Astrid put my mind at ease by showing me around the facility and sending me pictures of Koda playing with the other dogs a couple days into my trip! Knowing he is outside running around with other dogs for most of the day is a great feeling, considering most kennels keep the dogs in a small (but pricey) cage all day. Thanks again Josh and Astrid for taking such great care of Koda!
My husband and I along with our 2 dogs, Hank and Willy, visited Dogwood Farm Kennels to tour the facility and meet Josh. Right off the bat, we knew we had found our kennel. Josh was very professional and you could tell he actually loved doing what he does. We were told by a previous kennel that Hank wasn't "ready" to be around other dogs. We knew Hank was a love bug and couldn't believe that he would have to be pinned up away from everyone every time we kenneled him. So I went on a search and found Josh. Josh was willing to help Hank to get to where he would comingle. He was pretty optimistic that Hank would be fine around other dogs. A week later we scheduled a sleep over and in the same day Hank was playing with a lot of other dogs and of all different breeds! He comingled!! We were over the moon when we heard the news! I would recommend Josh and Dogwood Farm Kennels to everyone! I will not take our dogs anywhere else!! Thanks Dogwood Farm Kennels for easing our conscience about leaving Hank at the kennel.
The Dogwood Farms team is amazing with my 2 boxers, Laila and Lucy, and I always feel completely comfortable leaving my girls with them. They get all of the exercise they can handle, and then have a 4 star suite to relax in. Not to mention, it is a great environment to socialize dogs. So happy to have found Dogwood Farms - We drive an hour each time we drop the dogs off, and it's well worth it! Would give 6 stars if I could!!
In the last week We have been using Josh and Astrid as long as they have been open. It is always a great experience. Our dog, Roscoe loves going there and spending his vacations socializing with other big dogs. The wide open spaces appeal to us since he lives on a farm and we didn't want him kenneled all day. Little did we know this would be his home away from home. Literally. After leaving Roscoe at Dogwood Farms a few times, he would leave our farm making the three mile hike on a whim to return to Dogwood farm to be with his friends. As embarrassing as it is that our dog would run away from home to the kennel speaks highly for the personal care that Dogwood Farms provides. Most recently was in response to the fireworks occurring too close to home. Roscoe left his lot and made his way back to his safe place at Dogwood Farms. Thank you Josh and Astrid for taking such good care of him. Sandy Brooks
It's always worrisome when you have to leave your dogs somewhere when you need to travel without them. But, it's never a problem at Dogwood Farm Kennels. The dogs are well cared for, have their own outdoor run, and also have tons of outdoor time to run and play with other dogs. My dogs are tired when they get home from so much fun. Joshua and his team are the best. And we love the pictures of the dogs that they send to us
We are so happy to have found Josh and his team! We were able to enjoy a much needed vacation without any worries at all about our "babies" Cannot recommend Dogwood Farm Kennels highly enough! Will use them again, and refer all of our family, friends and co-workers! Thanks guys! You are awesome!!!!!
Your dogs should stay here. It has the well loved appearance of a favorite teddy bear, and is a slice of dogie heaven. My doberman had a huuuuge yard to herself and a very cozy kennel with run...You will notice immediately two things, there is no frantic unhappy barking from the residents, as they are all happily outside, romping. There is no pervasive smell of dog pee or poop, again the dogs are out pottying in the yards not where they will sleep and eat( what a concept!) Even in bad weather they are let outside to do their business. 5 times a day i was told, just like at my home. Josh and his family are very sweet and easy to deal with, allowing my dog to have her own bed, toys and food. I would board here again in a heart beat.
Our Izzybelle loves going to Daycare. My husband says to her "you wanna go to the spa today" and she jumps up and wags her whole body! When we get there, she can't wait to get to the play area. Josh and Astrid have been wonderful to work with. Izzy is so full of energy that this has helped us tremendously. She is happy, socialized, and when we get her home her energy level is at a point that it a pleasure for us to have a puppy again. THANKS to Dogwood Farm Kennels!
Josh and the DFK-Team are awesome. It seems like our two dogs were playing the whole day with the other dogs. Both were totally exhausted and slept the rest of the day after we picked them up in the morning. We received photos of them playing, as promised. The dog apartments are clean and do not smell at all. Thanks to Josh and Astrid. We will come back.
jnsdemilt - October 18, 2013
Great choice for boarding and grooming!
We were new to the neighborhood and decided to try Dogwood Farm Kennels to keep our dogs for a couple days. The facility a great, laid back place for the dogs and the family is very caring. They had a "suite" to share and plenty of area to play! We will be using them again for our next trip!
When I was leaving, Josh mentioned his mom, Wendy does grooming. I recently called her for help with our Goldendoodle and her constant matting. She gave me some great tips and tricks and trimmed my girl right up! She looks great and I am sure feels better, too! Thank you, Dogwood Farm Kennels!
Josh & Astrid (and all of the other family at Dogwood Farm Kennels) are awesome. I don't board my dogs anywhere else. The first time I took my dogs to Dogwood Farm, I knew my vet's suggestion was right. The Kennels are clean and more than spacious, well heated in the winter and well ventilated. I don't think I've ever smelled that "typical kennel smell" while I've been there - which I think is important for dogs who have been to other kennels and potentially had a bad experience. The outside "yard" for dogs is HUGE. The dogs have the better part of (my estimation) an acre to play on all day and always come home happy and exhausted, but reinvigorated as any good vacation will do! My dogs know the drive to Dogwood Farm by heart, and as soon as we turn off Route 9, my Husky mix starts talking and telling me how excited he is to be going back. I'm sure yours will too.
I cannot say enough good things about Dogwood Farm Kennels. I feel completely at ease leaving my two "kids" with Josh and family. The dogs come home happy, healthy and full of energy. Everything about this facility is top-rate and it's squeaky clean too. I am forever grateful that I followed a hunch and called them the first time. They've now boarded my dogs four separate times and I will always use them in the future. Thank you Family!!!
I would absolutely recommend Dogwood Farms Kennel. My dog is young and has lots of energy she needs to burn off. She is able to do that at Dogwood. They take pictures of her while she's playing and emails them afterwards. Afte looking at the photos I have no doubt that she has a blast while she's there. Astrid and Josh have a great place and my dog loves spending time there. I'm so happy I was able to find such a great place for my dog.
We love Dogwood Farms Kennel! ! Soft-spoken and kind Josh has shown the ultimate patience in helping our somewhat headstrong dog Spanky to walk with us, not drag us. Also, Spanky's socialization skills are much improved as a result of puppy day care. He always finds friends there and comes home totally tired from a day of play. An added bonus is that he also comes home CLEAN, thanks to the fabu grooming service. We feel good about leaving our dog there and highly recommend the facility. We concur that Dogwood Kennel is a great accommodation for a great price. Oh! Lucky dog, lucky dog...and lucky parents
I love Dogwood Farms Kennel and I highly recommend it to everyone. My dog is blind and sometimes had trouble getting to know other dogs and people, but she is doing great at Dogwood. She runs right up to Josh so I know she trusts him and is happy there. I can't have her in my current living situation for a few months, but I do get to visit her weekly and Josh is great about accommodating me. He really knows the dogs and their personalities, he is like the dog-whisperer. Dogwood is a great environment for a great price!
A super boarding facility! I drive well out of my way to bring Artie to Dogwood when I'm out of town. He loves it! In fact, he's the self-appointed captain of the swim team. I love that he's out most of the day, romping around (and swimming!) with his canine buds. Josh understands the pack dynamic and knows which dogs get along well with each other. I appreciate that. The dogs like and respect him. The kennels are spacious and comfortable in summer and winter and the price is excellent. I feel totally confident leaving Artie at Dogwood. Wendy has given him the "spa" treatment. She's patient and caring. It's evident that she and Josh love their jobs. One more recommendation: from Artie! He starts wagging his tail as soon as he realizes where we're going.
Nov 15, 2010
Terrific grooming facility Wendy grooms both my dogs and they look great!! My standard poodle is well behaved but my little one is hard to deal with.Wendy is very patient with her and tho she will never enjoy being groomed, she is unafraid and calm when I pick her up. I have recommended Dogwood to my friends and family, both for grooming and day/overnight care. Everyone who has tried their services is as pleased as I am.
Nov 10, 2010
Great Grooming Facility. Wendy regularly grooms my two Poodles and does a wonderful job! One is fairly difficult, but Wendy patiently works with her until she looks great. The other one happily jumps in place by the grooming table asking to be lifted onto it. I take this as a good sign that they are unstressed, and happy, while in the care of Dogwood Kennels. I wholeheartedly recommend them for your grooming needs.
Dogwood Farm Kennels Dogwood Farm Kennels provides the absolute best care for dogs. You could not ask for greater peace of mind regarding the well being of your animals. Knowing that someone is on the property 24/7 ensures that you will pick up a happy, well cared for animal at the end of the stay. Josh takes time up front to understand your dog, its needs, personality, as well as what you, the owner expect. There are three fenced fields where dogs can play or just rest in the sun. Josh sends photos of the dog's stay - so you know what a great time he/she is having. Dogwood Farm should be first on your list when you need a place that is almost like "home".