Elkhound Ranch Kennels

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  • 9205 N Brooklyn Ave

    Kansas City, MO 64155

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  • 816-734-2526

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  • 1983

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I worked at Elkhound Ranch Kennels a year ago because one of my friends was the previous owners daughter, and I must say it is the cleanest and most well-kept facility I have ever seen. However the owner at the time was borderline abusive to the animals when training and handling them, and quite obviously abusive to his family, and frequently embarrassed them in front of the other employees. I was fired as soon as my training ended for reasons that are still a little unclear to me. However since then, my family has gotten a dog and left him with the new owners and I have been told by them about the remarkable attitude and care the new owners have shown the animals left in their care. I've seen a lot of reviews from others saying that they will never return to Elkhound Ranch Kennels because of the negligent and abusive care their animals received at the hands of the previous owner, but I would recommend trying it once again with these new owners because it really does have some of the best facilities for dog care.

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I worked at Elkhound Ranch Kennels a year ago because one of my friends was the previous owners daughter, and I must say it is the cleanest and most well-kept facility I have ever seen. However the owner at the time was borderline abusive to the animals when training and handling them, and quite obviously abusive to his family, and frequently embarrassed them in front of the other employees. I was fired as soon as my training ended for reasons that are still a little unclear to me. However since then, my family has gotten a dog and left him with the new owners and I have been told by them about the remarkable attitude and care the new owners have shown the animals left in their care. I've seen a lot of reviews from others saying that they will never return to Elkhound Ranch Kennels because of the negligent and abusive care their animals received at the hands of the previous owner, but I would recommend trying it once again with these new owners because it really does have some of the best facilities for dog care.

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While my home was being remodeled I thought it wold be perfect time tot put my Doberman in a training program. Some commands he already had down pat, others he would do only when it suited him. He would take me for a walk not vice versa. Now I can say he is so well behaved and obey all basic commands when told. I feel comfortable walking him anywhere without worrying about distractions. Best of all I will now be able to take him to doggie daycare once a week to socialize with other dogs. The staff are friendly and professional. you could tell they really give your pet lots of attention. They worked with me on a flexable schedule at the last minute which was a great help to me and I appreciated it very much. I would recommend Elkhound for training, boarding, or just a place to take your dog for the day if you need to.

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While my home was being remodeled I thought it wold be perfect time tot put my Doberman in a training program. Some commands he already had down pat, others he would do only when it suited him. He would take me for a walk not vice versa. Now I can say he is so well behaved and obey all basic commands when told. I feel comfortable walking him anywhere without worrying about distractions. Best of all I will now be able to take him to doggie daycare once a week to socialize with other dogs. The staff are friendly and professional. you could tell they really give your pet lots of attention. They worked with me on a flexable schedule at the last minute which was a great help to me and I appreciated it very much. I would recommend Elkhound for training, boarding, or just a place to take your dog for the day if you need to.

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Excellent! What a difference in Zoey! She has learned all of her commands and Elk Hound Ranch did a wonderful job!

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Excellent! What a difference in Zoey! She has learned all of her commands and Elk Hound Ranch did a wonderful job!

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Everyone is always so kind and helpful. Your staff is great. Thank you for taking good care of our dog.

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Everyone is always so kind and helpful. Your staff is great. Thank you for taking good care of our dog.

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Our dog is always happy to go inside. I love the fact that the employees are so friendly and caring.

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Our dog is always happy to go inside. I love the fact that the employees are so friendly and caring.

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They cared for our cat and dog over a period of 9 days. Including walking the dog and allowing her time out in a yard. I felt it went well. Both cat and dog appeared healthy and well cared for. The dog had been bathed before coming home, too, which was a plus for worn-out travelers who had a lot of other things to do.

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They cared for our cat and dog over a period of 9 days. Including walking the dog and allowing her time out in a yard. I felt it went well. Both cat and dog appeared healthy and well cared for. The dog had been bathed before coming home, too, which was a plus for worn-out travelers who had a lot of other things to do.

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When we called about our agining Greyhound, who could not be boarded by our regular vet any longer, the Elkhound staff person assured me of everything they would do for an elderly dog to make his visit as nice as possible. I really appreciated the time she took to explain everything to me. As it turned out, our dog did not live long enough to be boarded there again, but knowing that they cared enough to put my mind at ease is worth a great deal.

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When we called about our agining Greyhound, who could not be boarded by our regular vet any longer, the Elkhound staff person assured me of everything they would do for an elderly dog to make his visit as nice as possible. I really appreciated the time she took to explain everything to me. As it turned out, our dog did not live long enough to be boarded there again, but knowing that they cared enough to put my mind at ease is worth a great deal.

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Elkhound is the best - Our dogs seem happy to go inside and facily is clean and spacious. Such a great outside yard and wonderful service. We always see dogs outside playing, which is certainly a nicer image to take on vacation than that of our dogs in cages. What really keeps us coming back is the terrific attitude of everyone there. You can tell they love what they do and they take care of your pets as if they were their own. And it doesn't cost more than our standard vet boarding rates!

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Elkhound is the best - Our dogs seem happy to go inside and facily is clean and spacious. Such a great outside yard and wonderful service. We always see dogs outside playing, which is certainly a nicer image to take on vacation than that of our dogs in cages. What really keeps us coming back is the terrific attitude of everyone there. You can tell they love what they do and they take care of your pets as if they were their own. And it doesn't cost more than our standard vet boarding rates!

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Trained my 5 month old puppy. My puppy stayed at the kennel for two weeks for obedience training and house training. My little dog came back a new puppy. He is obedient, he has not had an accident in the house since returning home. I used another trainer that came to my house that had a different approach to dog training, after spending over 500.00, my dog was still totally out-of-control. The only place to get results is Elkhound Kennel. This is the second dog I have sent there and have received great results. David is a great trainer.

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Trained my 5 month old puppy. My puppy stayed at the kennel for two weeks for obedience training and house training. My little dog came back a new puppy. He is obedient, he has not had an accident in the house since returning home. I used another trainer that came to my house that had a different approach to dog training, after spending over 500.00, my dog was still totally out-of-control. The only place to get results is Elkhound Kennel. This is the second dog I have sent there and have received great results. David is a great trainer.

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We recently had our dog here for several days. He was happy when we picked him up and very clean. Much appreciated that fact. The facility was very clean as well.

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We recently had our dog here for several days. He was happy when we picked him up and very clean. Much appreciated that fact. The facility was very clean as well.

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Wilbur (my Great Dane) always has such a great time playing with the other dogs. Now, that he is 6 years old his time at Elkhound makes him sleep for at least 2 days. Thanks for the great service.

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Wilbur (my Great Dane) always has such a great time playing with the other dogs. Now, that he is 6 years old his time at Elkhound makes him sleep for at least 2 days. Thanks for the great service.

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As a first time customer my experience was very pleasant. The staff was helpful and informative. My dog was well cared for. Thanks to your staff he came out better looking than going in.

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As a first time customer my experience was very pleasant. The staff was helpful and informative. My dog was well cared for. Thanks to your staff he came out better looking than going in.

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Outstanding, my labs have been trained, groomed, and love boarding here. Our cat is also groomed here and enjoys boarding here.

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Outstanding, my labs have been trained, groomed, and love boarding here. Our cat is also groomed here and enjoys boarding here.

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Thank you all so much for being so kind and generous while my pets stayed with you so long. My transition is complete and they're all settled in comfortably in their new home!

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Thank you all so much for being so kind and generous while my pets stayed with you so long. My transition is complete and they're all settled in comfortably in their new home!

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Everything is always great. Doges are always happy!

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Everything is always great. Doges are always happy!

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Very good friendly staff, Our dog loves to come here and happy to go back. All my dogs and all my family's dogs like to come here.

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Very good friendly staff, Our dog loves to come here and happy to go back. All my dogs and all my family's dogs like to come here.

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Rome always is in great shape when I pick him up. I am pleased to continue my business.

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Rome always is in great shape when I pick him up. I am pleased to continue my business.

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As always, wonderful, friendly and hospitable. I am always at ease and so are my pet.

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As always, wonderful, friendly and hospitable. I am always at ease and so are my pet.

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My dog got groomed while boarding. It is very convenient for me. She is shy and likes the in/out runs so they dont have to over handle her.

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My dog got groomed while boarding. It is very convenient for me. She is shy and likes the in/out runs so they dont have to over handle her.

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I know that Frannie gets great treatment and a lot of exercise. Thank you for taking great care our energetic dog.

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I know that Frannie gets great treatment and a lot of exercise. Thank you for taking great care our energetic dog.

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Very informative, encouraging and has changed the attitude of the dog for the better.

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Very informative, encouraging and has changed the attitude of the dog for the better.

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We were very pleased with the time & care our dog & ourselves recieved.

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We were very pleased with the time & care our dog & ourselves recieved.

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Over the years, David has trained 8 dogs for me. They all behave better after going to the board and train program.

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Over the years, David has trained 8 dogs for me. They all behave better after going to the board and train program.

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My dog was furminated for the first time, it was great. I was a day late, no problems. They are very customer service oriented.

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My dog was furminated for the first time, it was great. I was a day late, no problems. They are very customer service oriented.

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It was great. I am very satisfied with the services provided and know that my pet is getting great care while I am out of town.

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It was great. I am very satisfied with the services provided and know that my pet is getting great care while I am out of town.

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We wanted to let you know that our dog ""Johnson"" has shown significant improvement in his every day behavior! We still have quite a bit of work to do with him but we no longer have to struggle getting him in the house, the car or his kennel each day! He is much more cooperative! We thank you for this. You have given us the ability to take control (or guide) of many of his actions! We appreciate your hard work! Thanks again!.

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We wanted to let you know that our dog ""Johnson"" has shown significant improvement in his every day behavior! We still have quite a bit of work to do with him but we no longer have to struggle getting him in the house, the car or his kennel each day! He is much more cooperative! We thank you for this. You have given us the ability to take control (or guide) of many of his actions! We appreciate your hard work! Thanks again!.

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I couldn't ask or expect anymore from Elkhound Ranch Kennels. Your facility along with the staff is top knotch. I've put over 11 dogs there through training. I never have to worry about the safety and well being of my pets under their care. You guys are definately my dogs second family. Thanks for your dedication and love for the animals. It takes a huge relief of my shoulders when I travel knowing they're are receiving the best quality care that can be given. Thanks again to the TEAM at Elkhound Ranch Kennels.

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I couldn't ask or expect anymore from Elkhound Ranch Kennels. Your facility along with the staff is top knotch. I've put over 11 dogs there through training. I never have to worry about the safety and well being of my pets under their care. You guys are definately my dogs second family. Thanks for your dedication and love for the animals. It takes a huge relief of my shoulders when I travel knowing they're are receiving the best quality care that can be given. Thanks again to the TEAM at Elkhound Ranch Kennels.

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Very pleasant, the dog park is great and my dogs like the walking trails and in/out runs.

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Very pleasant, the dog park is great and my dogs like the walking trails and in/out runs.

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We have used other kennels before that were not as acommodating as Janice. Knows what we want and our dog and cat are always well cared for.

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We have used other kennels before that were not as acommodating as Janice. Knows what we want and our dog and cat are always well cared for.

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Elkhound always takes good care of Levi during his stay. Wouldn't go anywhere else. Thank you!

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Elkhound always takes good care of Levi during his stay. Wouldn't go anywhere else. Thank you!

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I am a business traveler and I'm happy that the kennel is accommodating to my travel schedule. My dog is happy and well taken care of.

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I am a business traveler and I'm happy that the kennel is accommodating to my travel schedule. My dog is happy and well taken care of.

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think this is a great place , I had my dobie trained here , worked out great , staff was very kind , had my dog for two weeks , he was in better condition then when i brought him ( due to the vets i had him at) they treated my dog for a skin condition , (: my dog was happy and healthy when I got him back ----- I wouldnt think twice about leaving my dog here.... if I didnt live 3- 4 hours away ..

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think this is a great place , I had my dobie trained here , worked out great , staff was very kind , had my dog for two weeks , he was in better condition then when i brought him ( due to the vets i had him at) they treated my dog for a skin condition , (: my dog was happy and healthy when I got him back ----- I wouldnt think twice about leaving my dog here.... if I didnt live 3- 4 hours away ..

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My vacations is usually 1-2 weeks long and I'm glad my dog has an outdoor exercise run to go outside when he wants.

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My vacations is usually 1-2 weeks long and I'm glad my dog has an outdoor exercise run to go outside when he wants.

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My dogs have been trained, boarded and roomed here for years.

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My dogs have been trained, boarded and roomed here for years.

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Easy in/ Easy out. Grooming looks great. I have been coming here for 8 years and happy to have my pets board and groomed here.

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Easy in/ Easy out. Grooming looks great. I have been coming here for 8 years and happy to have my pets board and groomed here.

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Great. Our two big dogs have been coming here for a couple of years + enjoy coming there and bike the in/out runs and dog park

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Great. Our two big dogs have been coming here for a couple of years + enjoy coming there and bike the in/out runs and dog park

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Excellent Grooming my dog has been coming here for seven years to be groomed.

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Excellent Grooming my dog has been coming here for seven years to be groomed.

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Awesome (duh!) I am a business traverler my dog comes here practically every week and gets excited to come.

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Awesome (duh!) I am a business traverler my dog comes here practically every week and gets excited to come.

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It was great My dog was in another training program that did not work for our dog. Now he is trained.

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It was great My dog was in another training program that did not work for our dog. Now he is trained.

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way pleasant, the dog park is great and my dogs like the walking trails and in/out runs

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way pleasant, the dog park is great and my dogs like the walking trails and in/out runs

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We know our dogs like coming here. We enjoy the staff. We keep coming back.

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We know our dogs like coming here. We enjoy the staff. We keep coming back.

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We love knowing we can leave on vacation and trist major loves it here.

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We love knowing we can leave on vacation and trist major loves it here.

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Great!! I have been coming here for years.\n

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Great!! I have been coming here for years.\n

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Wonderful! My dog has come five times this year and enjoys coming here\n

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Wonderful! My dog has come five times this year and enjoys coming here\n

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I brought my two dogs in to be groomed. When they called to say they were done I asked what the total was and they said that one of the dogs was ""out of control"". I have brought this dog to other groomers and they have all loved her and said that she did great! She is very social and friendly and they said that she was aggressive with the groomer. Said that she jumped off the table several times and broke part of the table (they never said how she broke it). On my other dog (the good one) they didn't trim the fur on her paws between the pads (but they were able to on the aggressive one). There is also an area where the ""aggressive"" dog has some matted fur on her tummy from licking and they didn't comb it or cut it out. The only time my dogs have problems with people is when they aren't being treated proper. I don't know what happen but they couldn't get out of there fast enough and usually when I arrive they are very playful with me and the groomer, NOT HERE! So that leads me to suspect some kind of aggression from the groomer toward my dog.\n\nI was also excited to hear about their off leash dog park, which I was told was on a couple acres. There isn't an off leash dog park north of the river and it is about 45 mins to Shawnee Mission's park. When I saw it (unless there is another one in back) it is smaller than my back yard (I'm only on 1/2 an acre).\n\nNeedless to say, my girls will NOT be going back to Elkhound Ranch Kennels!

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I brought my two dogs in to be groomed. When they called to say they were done I asked what the total was and they said that one of the dogs was ""out of control"". I have brought this dog to other groomers and they have all loved her and said that she did great! She is very social and friendly and they said that she was aggressive with the groomer. Said that she jumped off the table several times and broke part of the table (they never said how she broke it). On my other dog (the good one) they didn't trim the fur on her paws between the pads (but they were able to on the aggressive one). There is also an area where the ""aggressive"" dog has some matted fur on her tummy from licking and they didn't comb it or cut it out. The only time my dogs have problems with people is when they aren't being treated proper. I don't know what happen but they couldn't get out of there fast enough and usually when I arrive they are very playful with me and the groomer, NOT HERE! So that leads me to suspect some kind of aggression from the groomer toward my dog.\n\nI was also excited to hear about their off leash dog park, which I was told was on a couple acres. There isn't an off leash dog park north of the river and it is about 45 mins to Shawnee Mission's park. When I saw it (unless there is another one in back) it is smaller than my back yard (I'm only on 1/2 an acre).\n\nNeedless to say, my girls will NOT be going back to Elkhound Ranch Kennels!

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Great our dog comes for day care, boarding and grooming it is very convenient\n

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Great our dog comes for day care, boarding and grooming it is very convenient\n

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always great- so good to know she is well cared for\n

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always great- so good to know she is well cared for\n

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very good, my dog likes to come and is not a bad dog to take care of \n

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very good, my dog likes to come and is not a bad dog to take care of \n

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guest services and facilities were well kept. We will keep coming back\n

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guest services and facilities were well kept. We will keep coming back\n

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We have boarded our dogs here for years and enjoy the country like setting with indoor and outdoor runs (very clean). Everyone always knows my dos names

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We have boarded our dogs here for years and enjoy the country like setting with indoor and outdoor runs (very clean). Everyone always knows my dos names

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*Closed Holidays

*Boarding, Grooming and Training by Staff Who Really Cares

*29 Years of Dependable Service

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