Lara and I have been married for 40 years, we have three adult daughters, and seven grand children. As the owners/operators of Smith Lake Kennels (SLK) we, would like to thank you for considering boarding your Dogs with us. We each have 41 years of pet ownership experience, mostly with large breed dogs, a few exotic birds, goats, pigs, snakes, lizards, Shetland Pony, and even a Caiman Alligator, named Wally. During the last 10 years, we have constantly worried about whom or where we were going to board our dogs every time we've gone on vacation. Needless to say, the thought of leaving our Fur Babies with perfect strangers, has always been a major concern, and a has hugely impacted our vacations. We have always been dog lovers, and our concerns for our pets, along with our own insecurities of leaving them behind, became a major force in our ambition of opening up and running a kennel.
Smith Lake Kennels is located directly behind our house, which is located on two acres approximately 1/4 mile away from the Country Mall in Crane Hill, Al. The kennel area comprises approximately 1/2 acre of land, and includes five completely fenced and separated grass yards for exercise/play. The kennel itself, is a fully enclosed 30'x50' heated and cooled building, which incorporates sixteen 5'x10' indoor runs, each connected by means of a doggie door to an additional 5'x10' covered outdoor run. The front office includes a public restroom, and a separate shower area.
We're committed to providing our guests, with a safe, clean and enjoyable stay while at our facility, with plenty of physical activities. Of course, they will be treated just like our own, with an abundance of LOVE while in our care. Many customers ask us: "How many times per day, will you let our dog out to play in one of the yards"? Seriously, we don't have a specific number, because we treat all our guests as if they were our own. We can honestly say, that your Furbabies, will get out to play more than 8 times during any day.
We offer Doggie Daycare to those individuals that don't want to leave their Furry Family members alone during the week while at work. Additionally, we offer Weekend Daycare for those that are planning a day on Smith Lake with family or friends. Smith Lake Kennels is a GREAT IDEA, for those out of town guests that bring their Furry Companions with them, but don't want to leave them alone while out with their hosts on the lake. Please plan ahead, since available kennels fill up quickly during the boating season.
Whether you're heading out of town on vacation, or just for a weekend, Smith Lake Kennels can provide you with peace of mind for your Fur Babies. We're a Family Run business, with over 41 years experience of Pet ownership. Our two Weimaraner's, Athena and Syrus, are not only our Dogs, they are part of the family. Our commitment to providing the upmost care for your dog is our number one priority. Enjoy your vacation, while we pamper your Fur Babies with love and care.
The Health & Safety of all our guests is our number one priority, therefor, all shot records have to be up to date, including a Bordetella vaccine(Kennel cough) and a copy either emailed or dropped of at our facility prior to their stay. We also require a "Meet & Greet" of all our future guest, in order to assess temperament and any other characteristic, to ensure the safety of all.
Daily care for your Fur Babies, while you're at work, or just cruising the lake with family and friends. Up to 10 hours, no overnight stay included at the Day Care rate. Mostly by appoinment, since the available space is limited. Food and treats to be provided by the owner, since dog's digestive system is extremely senisitive to change.
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Going on a weekend getaway or longer vacation? Smith Lake Kennels offers competitive rates, especially if you have more than one Fur Child staying with us in the same kennel. Food and treats to be provided by the owner, since dog's digestive system is extremely senisitive to change.
95, County Road 925, Crane Hill, AL 35053, US
Monday - Friday