Woodbine Hill Kennel’s mission is to serve people by caring for their pets. We are located in a beautiful rural setting just west of Crystal Lake and north of Huntley and have been tending to the needs of family, friends, neighbors, and their pets in northeast Illinois for over 20 years.
We are open to people 8 am until noon and again 3 pm until 5 pm Monday through Saturday. Our Sunday people hours are 3 pm until 5 pm. Our closed time is really naptime for the pets. Our dogs have been very active all morning, and we have found that a little quiet time in the middle of the day keeps them better rested and healthier. We try very hard not to disturb them so please don’t ask.
People leave their pets in our care for a few hours (Day Care), a few days, or a few weeks. We will work with you on emergencies (delivery of baby, death or illness in family, etc.) regarding arrival time outside of normal business hours.
We also have special rates for Day Care and Long Term Boarding. Please ask.
We don’t believe in “storing” your best friends until your return. Instead, we give them many opportunities each day to get off the concrete and out of the building and run around and play in our ten large play yards. Well socialized pets are allowed to play together in small groups while some owners and/or pets prefer a yard to themselves.
“Stuff” is welcome: beds, toys, stuffed animals, old sweatshirts that smell of you, etc. You may even bring your own food, although we feed a very high quality diet of the best human grade dry and canned foods, supplemented with vitamins and minerals. Nutrition is a whole topic onto itself, and I do love to discuss it. Another time, perhaps when you visit us....
We require the usual rabies, distemper, and kennel cough inoculations, but if your pet has ever negatively reacted to something and you really don’t want to subject him to it again, please discuss it with us.
We have a full service grooming facility, but most of our customers just want a nice clean dog at pick-up, so our $20 bath, if requested, suits nicely.
Cats have their own room with large, walk-in units with several benches up the walls. Again, your own things, or ours; whatever makes you most comfortable in leaving your pets with us is fine. Cats need only current rabies inoculations.
We have frozen raw bones available for your pets to enjoy at very reasonable prices. We also sell several top of the line dry, canned, and dehydrated foods, supplements, and treats. We try to keep costs down on these products because our goal is to help you understand the poor quality of most of the brand names you recognize and the superior quality of many unfamiliar brands. We have handouts to help compare good ingredients lists and poor ingredients lists, which is about the only legality on a bag or can. The rest is marketing.
We have a lending library of books and CDs on behavior, training, animal psychology, health care, nutrition, etc.
We have a heated, indoor pool, too. Currently we swim every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3 pm to 5 pm. Most of our swimmers are dogs coming in just to swim. Some have had surgery and need non-weight bearing exercise to strengthen weaken muscles. Some are just old or out of shape. One of our staff is in the pool with each dog either working or playing.
Please call or stop by and visit. We love to show people around and talk about pets, yours and ours.
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