Here at TrailsEnd Kennel, we provide things that most kennels don't provide
without adding on extra charges. We pride ourselves on having one of the cleanest, most efficient kennels in Northern
Michigan. We are a very small kennel with only 10 runs, so your pets get more individualized attention and care.
If your pets are on any medications (including insulin injections), special diets, etc. then we're happy to
give whatever care is required at "no extra charge".
We have radiant heat floors so our kennel stays cozy warm for
your pets in the colder months but we also have air conditioning to keep them cool in the warmer months.
As you can see by the above photos, our runs are all concrete so most dogs that
are housebroken do not want to use their kennel as a bathroom (which is how we like it too) so all dogs are let out to one of our exercise yards or taken for a walk 4 times a day to stretch their legs and "read
the paper". This helps ensure that they don't come home with bad habits and they get lots of
individual time and attention. It is also our hope that your pet will actually enjoy their stay with us as much as we
enjoy having them. We like to refer to our place as "puppy camp" and as many of our customers have said, "dogs
love it here".
We also offer day care services from 9am-6pm through out the year.
However, we do not have "group" day care. Pets are still housed individually. We typically
let dogs out to exercise individually unless they have a housemate that is sharing their kennel.
You can bring toys if they can be sanitized with hot soapy water (rubber or hard plastic). No cloth
items please. Rooms are equipped with Kuranda Beds, which will keep your pet elevated off the floor. We have plenty
of food and water bowls here so you can leave those at home. We are currently asking that you not brings any beds or blankets
at this time due to the possibility of contamination.
We do recommend that
you bring whatever food your pet normally eats when at home. We ask that you bring only the amount of food your pet will need
while in our care and have it in a container that can be wiped clean with sanitizer. We have no problem feeding
them on whatever schedule they are used to. We certainly understand how pets can make us feel guilty but we will ask
that you not feed your pet(s) a bunch of "guilt food or treats" prior to bringing them to us. This
will only disrupt your pets normal routine and may cause unneccesary diarrhea. Your pet will be much happier without that and so will we.