Apolda Kennels

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Apolda Kennels
  • 2380 E New York St

    Aurora, IL 60502

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I have been using Apolda Kennel in Aurora when a foster home is not available for our rescue dogs for over a year now. It is a great "no frills" kennel. Yes, they have concrete floors but the place is clean, warm in the winter and cool

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I have been using Apolda Kennel in Aurora when a foster home is not available for our rescue dogs for over a year now. It is a great "no frills" kennel. Yes, they have concrete floors but the place is clean, warm in the winter and cool

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They have really nice adoption service for cats and dogs. First off its mostly boutique pet store. If you want sometime unique or fun and of high quality. Its a great place. The staff was very nice and extremely knowledgeable about animals and how to keep them healthy.

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They have really nice adoption service for cats and dogs. First off its mostly boutique pet store. If you want sometime unique or fun and of high quality. Its a great place. The staff was very nice and extremely knowledgeable about animals and how to keep them healthy.

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I have taken my dog to several different places to be groomed. I am not going to mention the names of these places but I will say that they didn't do near as good a job as John (the owner) and the price doesn't compare. This is where I will be taking my dog from now on.

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I have taken my dog to several different places to be groomed. I am not going to mention the names of these places but I will say that they didn't do near as good a job as John (the owner) and the price doesn't compare. This is where I will be taking my dog from now on.

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Apolda provides a personal, backyard experience for my dogs. I like that it is literally in a guy's backyard, and Ken (the owner) is really nice. When we moved to the area, I was worried about finding another kennel that had what I wanted (indoor/outdoor runs, AC) and that I could trust. I've had previous bad experience with kennels where my dogs have come back acting weird/drugged. This has never happened at Apolda and my dogs actually like going there. In response to "Jennifer", no, it's not a pampered palace, but fancy promises are not always better. One time I boarded my dog at a place where a "dog limo" came and picked them up. When they brought them back, my lab was so wacked out he tried to jump on the hood of the car (he is arthritic and has to be helped into my own car!) It was completely out of character. Also, many places do not have an outdoor space and dogs are left at the mercy of whoever to let them out for bathroom breaks. As a high school teacher, I also learned from one of my students who worked at different kennel that dogs do not always get the "extra play time" you pay for. That was an eye opener. So, as for Apolda, the outdoor space, peaceful backyard feel, and customer service has been key for my dogs. I bring my own dog beds, give them a bath when they get home, and know that Ken will take good care of my dogs while I'm away.

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Apolda provides a personal, backyard experience for my dogs. I like that it is literally in a guy's backyard, and Ken (the owner) is really nice. When we moved to the area, I was worried about finding another kennel that had what I wanted (indoor/outdoor runs, AC) and that I could trust. I've had previous bad experience with kennels where my dogs have come back acting weird/drugged. This has never happened at Apolda and my dogs actually like going there. In response to "Jennifer", no, it's not a pampered palace, but fancy promises are not always better. One time I boarded my dog at a place where a "dog limo" came and picked them up. When they brought them back, my lab was so wacked out he tried to jump on the hood of the car (he is arthritic and has to be helped into my own car!) It was completely out of character. Also, many places do not have an outdoor space and dogs are left at the mercy of whoever to let them out for bathroom breaks. As a high school teacher, I also learned from one of my students who worked at different kennel that dogs do not always get the "extra play time" you pay for. That was an eye opener. So, as for Apolda, the outdoor space, peaceful backyard feel, and customer service has been key for my dogs. I bring my own dog beds, give them a bath when they get home, and know that Ken will take good care of my dogs while I'm away.

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We have boarded our twelve year old beagle, Cloe, at Apolda since she was four, and the service and attention has been first-class at every visit. In fact, there have been times, such as last month, when she came out of the kennel looking better and acting younger than when we dropped her off! Highly recommended.

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We have boarded our twelve year old beagle, Cloe, at Apolda since she was four, and the service and attention has been first-class at every visit. In fact, there have been times, such as last month, when she came out of the kennel looking better and acting younger than when we dropped her off! Highly recommended.

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I have taken my doggies for grooming for years, and have boarded my dog here also. I always price shop, and want great sevice. I ALWAYS support the ""small"" business owners as well! I always recommend Apolda to my friends.

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I have taken my doggies for grooming for years, and have boarded my dog here also. I always price shop, and want great sevice. I ALWAYS support the ""small"" business owners as well! I always recommend Apolda to my friends.

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I have used Apoloda Kennels twice in this calendar year, and have to give my compliments to their stellar serivce. I have two very finicky dogs, each with special dietary needs, and the folks at Apolda addressed their needs with great care. In fact, the dogs were so relaxed and at ease when I picked them up that they seemed content to stay longer! Their facility is clean, inviting for customers as well as dogs, and the owner, John, is one of the most pleasent people I have dealt weith in a long time. If you live in either Kane or Dupage counties, and need a place to board your pet for a short long vacation/business trip, look no further.

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I have used Apoloda Kennels twice in this calendar year, and have to give my compliments to their stellar serivce. I have two very finicky dogs, each with special dietary needs, and the folks at Apolda addressed their needs with great care. In fact, the dogs were so relaxed and at ease when I picked them up that they seemed content to stay longer! Their facility is clean, inviting for customers as well as dogs, and the owner, John, is one of the most pleasent people I have dealt weith in a long time. If you live in either Kane or Dupage counties, and need a place to board your pet for a short long vacation/business trip, look no further.

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Prior to this year I had neer boarded my dogs anywhere. I always had a relative watch them.With no one avaialble to help out with a last minute business trip, I picked Apolda from the yellow pages. This is a really great find. I have used Apoloda Kennels twice in this calendar year, and have to give my compliments to their stellar serivce. I have two very finicky dogs, each with special dietary needs, and the folks at Apolda addressed their needs with great care. In fact, the dogs were so relaxed and at ease when I picked them up that they seemed content to stay longer! Their facility is clean, inviting for customers as well as dogs, and the owner, John, is one of the most pleasent people I have dealt weith in a long time. If you live in either Kane or Dupage counties, and need a place to board your pet for a short long vacation/business trip, look no further.

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Prior to this year I had neer boarded my dogs anywhere. I always had a relative watch them.With no one avaialble to help out with a last minute business trip, I picked Apolda from the yellow pages. This is a really great find. I have used Apoloda Kennels twice in this calendar year, and have to give my compliments to their stellar serivce. I have two very finicky dogs, each with special dietary needs, and the folks at Apolda addressed their needs with great care. In fact, the dogs were so relaxed and at ease when I picked them up that they seemed content to stay longer! Their facility is clean, inviting for customers as well as dogs, and the owner, John, is one of the most pleasent people I have dealt weith in a long time. If you live in either Kane or Dupage counties, and need a place to board your pet for a short long vacation/business trip, look no further.

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We chose to leave our dog at Apolda for a week based on the strong reviews we read. After our experience I question the authenticity of many of the positive reviews on this kennel. Before you leave your dog at this kennel PLEASE inspect the actual pen your dog will be kept and ask questions.

You will see the building and the pens are filthy miserable tiny concrete cells (I would imagine comparable to a jail cell) with an access door to another tiny external concrete space. There is nothing for your dog to play with, no dog bed to sleep on and no grass to play on or do its business. Your dog will not have the opportunity to run outside or play with other dogs as all dogs are isolated from eachother and not allowed out. They are just locked up in the tiny concrete cell until you bail them out. Unfortunately I was in a rush when I dropped off my dog and did not learn all this until I picked her up.

The owner seems nice enough and the grooming service was satisfactory at best. However, as far as the kennel goes, this is comparable to locking up your dog in your garage, except your garage would be much bigger.

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We chose to leave our dog at Apolda for a week based on the strong reviews we read. After our experience I question the authenticity of many of the positive reviews on this kennel. Before you leave your dog at this kennel PLEASE inspect the actual pen your dog will be kept and ask questions.

You will see the building and the pens are filthy miserable tiny concrete cells (I would imagine comparable to a jail cell) with an access door to another tiny external concrete space. There is nothing for your dog to play with, no dog bed to sleep on and no grass to play on or do its business. Your dog will not have the opportunity to run outside or play with other dogs as all dogs are isolated from eachother and not allowed out. They are just locked up in the tiny concrete cell until you bail them out. Unfortunately I was in a rush when I dropped off my dog and did not learn all this until I picked her up.

The owner seems nice enough and the grooming service was satisfactory at best. However, as far as the kennel goes, this is comparable to locking up your dog in your garage, except your garage would be much bigger.

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I am very happy with the services provided here. I have been taking my pit-bull and terrier here for a few years now and I am very pleased.

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I am very happy with the services provided here. I have been taking my pit-bull and terrier here for a few years now and I am very pleased.

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I absolutely love Apolda Kennels. John grooms all three of my dogs. I just had a grooming emergency with my Yorkie (he got stuck in a patch of burrs) and John made time for my pet. I highly recommend Apolda Kennels.

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I absolutely love Apolda Kennels. John grooms all three of my dogs. I just had a grooming emergency with my Yorkie (he got stuck in a patch of burrs) and John made time for my pet. I highly recommend Apolda Kennels.

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Apolda Kennels is a great place to take your dog and I don't think there is a better person to care of them then John. He has been taking care of our pets for over twenty years including boarding, grooming and training. We even had a dog that was blind and John took her into his house to take care of her while we were away on vacation!!!....Thanks for all the great years of excellent service John

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Apolda Kennels is a great place to take your dog and I don't think there is a better person to care of them then John. He has been taking care of our pets for over twenty years including boarding, grooming and training. We even had a dog that was blind and John took her into his house to take care of her while we were away on vacation!!!....Thanks for all the great years of excellent service John

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I have been going to Apolda kennels for over a year now and my dog simply loves it there! She runs to the door dragging me behind and is very excited to be with such nice people. When I come to pick her up she looks beautiful! Two thumbs up and Great service!

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I have been going to Apolda kennels for over a year now and my dog simply loves it there! She runs to the door dragging me behind and is very excited to be with such nice people. When I come to pick her up she looks beautiful! Two thumbs up and Great service!

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I have been taking my golden retriever to Apolda Kennels for several years now and have never been happier with his grooming and treatment. I have nothing but praise for the handling he receives there. I receive a dog that has enjoyed his day out and comes home looking well cared for. I have never seen any upset animals there in all of our visits - a true testament to their care.

We will continue to bring our dog there and I encourage everyone to do the same - you will not be disappointed! John is not only very caring to the animals, he is very reasonably priced which is a bonus!

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I have been taking my golden retriever to Apolda Kennels for several years now and have never been happier with his grooming and treatment. I have nothing but praise for the handling he receives there. I receive a dog that has enjoyed his day out and comes home looking well cared for. I have never seen any upset animals there in all of our visits - a true testament to their care.

We will continue to bring our dog there and I encourage everyone to do the same - you will not be disappointed! John is not only very caring to the animals, he is very reasonably priced which is a bonus!

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Apolda Kennels is AWESOME! We have been take Indy there for 7years now for everything from boarding to bathing. John and the rest of Apolda Family truly care about the pets that visit. We felt lucky to have found a good kennel and such wonderful people!
Cor M

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Apolda Kennels is AWESOME! We have been take Indy there for 7years now for everything from boarding to bathing. John and the rest of Apolda Family truly care about the pets that visit. We felt lucky to have found a good kennel and such wonderful people!
Cor M

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Love them. Professional and caring. My dogs have always looked great after grooming. Never concerning about boarding them. Okay, I love my babies, but Apolda always took care of them. I would recommend them to anyone.

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Love them. Professional and caring. My dogs have always looked great after grooming. Never concerning about boarding them. Okay, I love my babies, but Apolda always took care of them. I would recommend them to anyone.

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Took my dog there for a grooming a few years ago and he jumped off the table with leash around neck causing him to hang momentarily until the groomer came back to him. Broke blood vessels in eye and caused a lot of pain. Groomer didn't apologize and didn't pay vet bill either. Major jerk about it. This place is not good!

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Took my dog there for a grooming a few years ago and he jumped off the table with leash around neck causing him to hang momentarily until the groomer came back to him. Broke blood vessels in eye and caused a lot of pain. Groomer didn't apologize and didn't pay vet bill either. Major jerk about it. This place is not good!

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Over the last 10 years I have boarded my 3 dogs at Alpolda kennels and am very pleased with their service. My dogs have always come back to me clean and healthy and in good spirits. They were especially careful with my older dog of 16 years who was arthritic and almost blind. My dogs always liked the owners and would come up to them. I will continue to bring my dog to Apolda kennels.

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Over the last 10 years I have boarded my 3 dogs at Alpolda kennels and am very pleased with their service. My dogs have always come back to me clean and healthy and in good spirits. They were especially careful with my older dog of 16 years who was arthritic and almost blind. My dogs always liked the owners and would come up to them. I will continue to bring my dog to Apolda kennels.

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I've used this business for years for our yorkshire terrier, Lacey. Lacey is always healthy and happy when we pick her up, and since she's so small and can fit through the enclosure that he keeps all the other dogs in, he has kept her in the main office. Where he says, she is so cute, that she's a distraction to his employees. I highly recommend Apolda Kennels.

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I've used this business for years for our yorkshire terrier, Lacey. Lacey is always healthy and happy when we pick her up, and since she's so small and can fit through the enclosure that he keeps all the other dogs in, he has kept her in the main office. Where he says, she is so cute, that she's a distraction to his employees. I highly recommend Apolda Kennels.

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I would highly recommend taking your dog to Apolda Kennels. When ever we go out of town we know we can trust John to take care of our 3 year old Huskie, Skyler. Wether its for just the weekend or as long as 5 days, Skyler is always clean and just as we dropped her off. John is also very easy to get a hold of, friendly, and very reasonably price. He has also went outside his normal hours to meet my schedule. For these reasons, we recommend Apolda Kennels to anyone looking to kennel their dog.

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I would highly recommend taking your dog to Apolda Kennels. When ever we go out of town we know we can trust John to take care of our 3 year old Huskie, Skyler. Wether its for just the weekend or as long as 5 days, Skyler is always clean and just as we dropped her off. John is also very easy to get a hold of, friendly, and very reasonably price. He has also went outside his normal hours to meet my schedule. For these reasons, we recommend Apolda Kennels to anyone looking to kennel their dog.

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My uncle referred me to Apolda. He has been boarding with them for 12 years and now I see why. My dog actually gets excited to see John when I drop him off. Great kennel!

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My uncle referred me to Apolda. He has been boarding with them for 12 years and now I see why. My dog actually gets excited to see John when I drop him off. Great kennel!

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Wow I think my dogs like John better than me. We have two poodles that we had groomed here for two years. They LOVE coming here. We left for 3 great weeks in Mexico and had to drag the girls out.

Thanks John

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Wow I think my dogs like John better than me. We have two poodles that we had groomed here for two years. They LOVE coming here. We left for 3 great weeks in Mexico and had to drag the girls out.

Thanks John

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I have worked in vet and kennels for 15 years. We just moved here and were referred to Apolda. Top notch care. Our dogs jump out of the car and run to the door to se Mr. John!

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I have worked in vet and kennels for 15 years. We just moved here and were referred to Apolda. Top notch care. Our dogs jump out of the car and run to the door to se Mr. John!

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I have been taking my dog CD there for about 10 years. CD was an abused dog that I adopted and he could be very skittish about people. Have never had a problem at Apolda - when we pull in, CD starts getting excited and runs right to the door. If anything negative had ever happened, CD would never have gone in the door.

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I have been taking my dog CD there for about 10 years. CD was an abused dog that I adopted and he could be very skittish about people. Have never had a problem at Apolda - when we pull in, CD starts getting excited and runs right to the door. If anything negative had ever happened, CD would never have gone in the door.

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We have been taking our dogs to John for over 20 years for grooming and boarding. Every experience, without exception, has been positive for both us and our animals. They come home from their "vacation" happy and all cleaned up. I would recommend them to anyone who needs their services, and according to a recent conversation I had with John they have added many new convenience services.

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We have been taking our dogs to John for over 20 years for grooming and boarding. Every experience, without exception, has been positive for both us and our animals. They come home from their "vacation" happy and all cleaned up. I would recommend them to anyone who needs their services, and according to a recent conversation I had with John they have added many new convenience services.

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Over Thanksgiving, we left our dog, Cocoa, at Apolda Kennels for
a two night stay. We also left instructions for Cocoa to be
groomed.

When we picked up Cocoa, he was ready on time and he was BEAUTIFUL!

We were also pleased that we could pay a little extra($5/15 min) and have our dog walked on Thanksgiving day.

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Over Thanksgiving, we left our dog, Cocoa, at Apolda Kennels for
a two night stay. We also left instructions for Cocoa to be
groomed.

When we picked up Cocoa, he was ready on time and he was BEAUTIFUL!

We were also pleased that we could pay a little extra($5/15 min) and have our dog walked on Thanksgiving day.

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Three years ago, I began taking my pet poodle Schnazzy there. I can always count on this place to give Schnazzy a nice, clean place to stay. We pick him up and hes had a great haircut and has a bow on his collar. Plus, we can bring our food from home, which is something I worry about so Im glad were given the option.

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Three years ago, I began taking my pet poodle Schnazzy there. I can always count on this place to give Schnazzy a nice, clean place to stay. We pick him up and hes had a great haircut and has a bow on his collar. Plus, we can bring our food from home, which is something I worry about so Im glad were given the option.

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I have boarded two dogs at Apolda Kennels for the last 10 years and I have never been disappointed with the results. Thundarr (who was an older dog) stayed at Johns facility for several months while we lived in Chicago looking for a house in the suburbs and now our 6 year old black lab has a home away from home also.

Excellent facility!!!

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I have boarded two dogs at Apolda Kennels for the last 10 years and I have never been disappointed with the results. Thundarr (who was an older dog) stayed at Johns facility for several months while we lived in Chicago looking for a house in the suburbs and now our 6 year old black lab has a home away from home also.

Excellent facility!!!

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