NW Kennels expands space, plans open house

NW Kennels, located at 4796 Northwest Drive, will celebrate the expansion of indoor and outdoor space for dog daycare, training and boarding with an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.

Owners Jane and Dale Jensen, who purchased the 40-year-old facility in 2006, have been upgrading the kennels, kitty condos, grooming area, computer system and outdoor spaces. The most recent remodel reconfigured the 6,400-square-foot kennel space and expanded the fenced outdoor recreation areas to 8,000 square feet.

“We were inspired to move toward being a full-service kennel when we hired certified professional dog trainer Michelle Edmondson,” Jane said in a press release.  “We wanted to expand as we had the right people in the right places.”

With 30 years of experience with dogs, Edmondson plans to offer daycare programs with opportunities for socializing and exercising with a bit of training. 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.

The kennel accepts dogs of all breeds and ages and will work with geriatric or dogs with special health needs. Cat boarding is available in the kitty condo room, which featuring a TV aquarium and bird sounds. Up to 10 cats can stay in the individual spaces and 65 dogs may be boarded.

“We’re happy to be able to offer this excellent facility to pet lovers around Whatcom County,” Jane said in the press release. “We’ve taken the time to create a clean, safe place that will serve for years to come.”

For more information, visit www.nwkennels.com or call (360) 384-6578.

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