Elkin Kennels

★★★☆☆
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281-353-4835

19402 Kuykendahl Rd

Spring, TX

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Worst place EVER!! Please ask them to take you on a full tour before you leave your dog. I was there last September checking on a rescue dog and the place was filthy each day that I was there. One of the staff confirmed that no one walks the dogs nor gets them out to play in the 'rock yard' so the dogs are literally kept in the small runs 24/7. There is no air conditioning, just a fan so the inside of the kennels are stinky hot in the summer. I was told a volunteer finally invested in a heater for them but up until a few months ago they didnt have that. So the dogs were hot in the summer and freezing in the winter. All the staff does is hose out the kennels each morning to get the poop and pee out and they leave the dogs in the kennel when they spray it down. No place for the dog to go. There are no beds so they sleep on the concrete. The whole place is really sad and depressing. You don't have to believe my post as I know others praise the place. All I am saying is go by for a tour. And I beg you to not leave your animals there.

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Worst place EVER!! Please ask them to take you on a full tour before you leave your dog. I was there last September checking on a rescue dog and the place was filthy each day that I was there. One of the staff confirmed that no one walks the dogs nor gets them out to play in the 'rock yard' so the dogs are literally kept in the small runs 24/7. There is no air conditioning, just a fan so the inside of the kennels are stinky hot in the summer. I was told a volunteer finally invested in a heater for them but up until a few months ago they didnt have that. So the dogs were hot in the summer and freezing in the winter. All the staff does is hose out the kennels each morning to get the poop and pee out and they leave the dogs in the kennel when they spray it down. No place for the dog to go. There are no beds so they sleep on the concrete. The whole place is really sad and depressing. You don't have to believe my post as I know others praise the place. All I am saying is go by for a tour. And I beg you to not leave your animals there.

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Horrible! Our 3 yr old boxer was sent here for training. They said we shouldn't visit so they could really focus for 5 weeks. We went to pick him up and he was loaded with fleas and ticks. They told us they had a few rescues come in but this infestation was HORRIBLE and had been building from day one. Bloody ears, scars on his back legs that weren't there before, and they had no idea what we wanted them to work on for training when we picked him up. He was suppose to know how to jump in a vehicle and they were suppose to help with commands to make him less aggressive towards strangers. He is now much much worse, depressed, and 10 X more agressive towards strangers. He lost 6 pounds while there and will have so much scaring from his ears being eaten up by ticks that we just want to cry. He still won't jump in a vehicle. Horrible waste of money and the damage they did to our dog is awful!

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Horrible! Our 3 yr old boxer was sent here for training. They said we shouldn't visit so they could really focus for 5 weeks. We went to pick him up and he was loaded with fleas and ticks. They told us they had a few rescues come in but this infestation was HORRIBLE and had been building from day one. Bloody ears, scars on his back legs that weren't there before, and they had no idea what we wanted them to work on for training when we picked him up. He was suppose to know how to jump in a vehicle and they were suppose to help with commands to make him less aggressive towards strangers. He is now much much worse, depressed, and 10 X more agressive towards strangers. He lost 6 pounds while there and will have so much scaring from his ears being eaten up by ticks that we just want to cry. He still won't jump in a vehicle. Horrible waste of money and the damage they did to our dog is awful!

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My wife and I rescued 2 dogs from BARC. We found out Lucy Heyman at Elkin Kennel offered special rates for rescues. Ultimately, we found the 2 dogs a great forever home. The two dogs were neutered at BARC before going to Elkin. The workers at Elkin made sure the 2 dogs got their meds everyday. They also dressed their incisions to help prevent infection. The two dogs would not potty in their run in the kennel so the workers at Elkin would take them out for a potty break everyday. The people at Elkin were wonderful to us and the two dogs we rescued. It is obvious they truly care for the animals!

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★★★★★

My wife and I rescued 2 dogs from BARC. We found out Lucy Heyman at Elkin Kennel offered special rates for rescues. Ultimately, we found the 2 dogs a great forever home. The two dogs were neutered at BARC before going to Elkin. The workers at Elkin made sure the 2 dogs got their meds everyday. They also dressed their incisions to help prevent infection. The two dogs would not potty in their run in the kennel so the workers at Elkin would take them out for a potty break everyday. The people at Elkin were wonderful to us and the two dogs we rescued. It is obvious they truly care for the animals!

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Elkin Pet Care in Spring TX. is far from pet care. In fact, they are absolutely the worst kennel I have ever been to. This place is absolutely infested with ticks and fleas. I left my dog there for 1 week and they groomed and "dipped" him prior to going into the kennel and "bathed" once we picked up. I picked up my dog today and he was absolutely infested with ticks. When I mean infested, I mean we have picked of roughly 80 ticks from him so far. The owner blames everyone but themselves. Does not take any responsibility for the care of my animal and I am sure of others. In fact, while I was there, another gentleman was overheard our conversation and started to check his dog. To no amazement, his dog too was infested with ticks. If you care for your animal, I do not suggest this facility. I would run as far as I possibly can. This facility needs to be thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated. I have spent a lot of money at this kennel in the past years and when there is a problem, it is my fault???? I am apawled at this and I will never go here again and will never recommend then to anyone!

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Elkin Pet Care in Spring TX. is far from pet care. In fact, they are absolutely the worst kennel I have ever been to. This place is absolutely infested with ticks and fleas. I left my dog there for 1 week and they groomed and "dipped" him prior to going into the kennel and "bathed" once we picked up. I picked up my dog today and he was absolutely infested with ticks. When I mean infested, I mean we have picked of roughly 80 ticks from him so far. The owner blames everyone but themselves. Does not take any responsibility for the care of my animal and I am sure of others. In fact, while I was there, another gentleman was overheard our conversation and started to check his dog. To no amazement, his dog too was infested with ticks. If you care for your animal, I do not suggest this facility. I would run as far as I possibly can. This facility needs to be thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated. I have spent a lot of money at this kennel in the past years and when there is a problem, it is my fault???? I am apawled at this and I will never go here again and will never recommend then to anyone!

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I cannot believe we wasted our money! We boarded our two dogs here for a week and the day that we were supposed to pick them up, the kennel called to say that our dogs had TICKS!! They said they would give them a dip that would eliminate them... Needless to say, when we picked them up the next day, they made us wait an hour before they handed us our dogs (We could see them through the grooming window STILL picking them off!)
After I had asked if the girl if they were all gone, she told me yes... Let me tell you, they were EVERYWHERE when we got them in the car!!! It was like an infestation!!! I just wanted to get away from that horrible place! After $100 in products, and 4 days, we finally got rid of them!! They were between their toes, in their ears, all over their body!!! (The girl also said that it was our fault, and the products that we used... Yeah, we've used these products for almost 5 years, and have two very different dogs and have never had a problem)
DO NOT BRING YOUR ANIMAL HERE!!!!!

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I cannot believe we wasted our money! We boarded our two dogs here for a week and the day that we were supposed to pick them up, the kennel called to say that our dogs had TICKS!! They said they would give them a dip that would eliminate them... Needless to say, when we picked them up the next day, they made us wait an hour before they handed us our dogs (We could see them through the grooming window STILL picking them off!)
After I had asked if the girl if they were all gone, she told me yes... Let me tell you, they were EVERYWHERE when we got them in the car!!! It was like an infestation!!! I just wanted to get away from that horrible place! After $100 in products, and 4 days, we finally got rid of them!! They were between their toes, in their ears, all over their body!!! (The girl also said that it was our fault, and the products that we used... Yeah, we've used these products for almost 5 years, and have two very different dogs and have never had a problem)
DO NOT BRING YOUR ANIMAL HERE!!!!!

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I have been working at Elkin Pet Care since Sept. 2010 and can honestly say it's a great place to bring your pets. I have boarded my own dogs here. We enjoy continuing to serve our loyal, long-time clients as well as meeting and getting to know new clients. All of our groomers as well as our kennel staff are excellent about alerting management or the owner if a pet appears injured, sick or has an issue the owner needs to be told about. I don't know about the past employees that have posted here, but Lucy Heyman is by far the best employer I've ever had.

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★★★★★

I have been working at Elkin Pet Care since Sept. 2010 and can honestly say it's a great place to bring your pets. I have boarded my own dogs here. We enjoy continuing to serve our loyal, long-time clients as well as meeting and getting to know new clients. All of our groomers as well as our kennel staff are excellent about alerting management or the owner if a pet appears injured, sick or has an issue the owner needs to be told about. I don't know about the past employees that have posted here, but Lucy Heyman is by far the best employer I've ever had.

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When I picked up my dog after having stayed the weekend, she was injured.. and they didn't know anything about it. I understand they are not WITH the dogs at all times, but the injury was VERY noticeable, on her face, and to not recieve a phone call, or an apology, or even any concern or regard for her safety was negliegent, in my eyes. I am so disappointed. It was recommended by our groomer. I've asked our groomer to stop recommending this place, and I ask you to consider another boarder!!

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When I picked up my dog after having stayed the weekend, she was injured.. and they didn't know anything about it. I understand they are not WITH the dogs at all times, but the injury was VERY noticeable, on her face, and to not recieve a phone call, or an apology, or even any concern or regard for her safety was negliegent, in my eyes. I am so disappointed. It was recommended by our groomer. I've asked our groomer to stop recommending this place, and I ask you to consider another boarder!!

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i boarded my 2 dogs here for the first time over the 4th of july weekend. my new neighbors reccomended elkin kennel to me and said they were a great place but i was still nervous that my dogs would be scared of the new place and new people but it seemed i was more scared to leave them then they were to stay. we were greated by the nicest girl (jessica) and the dogs warmed right up to her this mae my time away from them easier. after checking them out of the kennel and loading them into the car my small dog jumped out of the car and ran straight back to the door of the kennel. guess she wasnt ready to leave! this gave me a comforting feeling. this place has friendly staff and great rates. i will be back.

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★★★★★

i boarded my 2 dogs here for the first time over the 4th of july weekend. my new neighbors reccomended elkin kennel to me and said they were a great place but i was still nervous that my dogs would be scared of the new place and new people but it seemed i was more scared to leave them then they were to stay. we were greated by the nicest girl (jessica) and the dogs warmed right up to her this mae my time away from them easier. after checking them out of the kennel and loading them into the car my small dog jumped out of the car and ran straight back to the door of the kennel. guess she wasnt ready to leave! this gave me a comforting feeling. this place has friendly staff and great rates. i will be back.

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I recently boarded my 2 beagles at Elkins and I had a wonderful experience. My older dog is a diabetic and on insulin and has to get injections every 8 hours the manager and staff was very knowledgable on how to give the injections and went out of there way ever after hours to accomidate my dogs needs. My younger dog is on a strict diet that requires yogurt to me mixed with an all natural food and again the staff went out of there way to mix the food and feed my baby properly. When I picked them up they were clean and happy. What more could I ask for. Thank you Elkins. I will be back again and again.

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I recently boarded my 2 beagles at Elkins and I had a wonderful experience. My older dog is a diabetic and on insulin and has to get injections every 8 hours the manager and staff was very knowledgable on how to give the injections and went out of there way ever after hours to accomidate my dogs needs. My younger dog is on a strict diet that requires yogurt to me mixed with an all natural food and again the staff went out of there way to mix the food and feed my baby properly. When I picked them up they were clean and happy. What more could I ask for. Thank you Elkins. I will be back again and again.

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I moved here from Maryland in October. After taking my little Georgie, (maltipoo) to the vet for his yearly shots, this and nother kennel was recommended for grooming. I SHOULD HAVE GONE TO THE OTHER KENNEL! He has always been faithfully groomed every two weeks; he went in with long, curly hair. HE CAME OUT LOOKING LIKE A POODLE AFTER WE SPECIFICALLY ASKED THEM NOT TO DO A POODLE CUT! We continued to take him back there with the instructions not to cut any hair at all - just bath him. Today we picked him up from his appointment and his hair, especially on his face, had been cut! When I called to complain, Lucy told me, "Bottom line, we cannot put the hair back".
GOOD RIDDENS TO BAD RUBBISH!

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I moved here from Maryland in October. After taking my little Georgie, (maltipoo) to the vet for his yearly shots, this and nother kennel was recommended for grooming. I SHOULD HAVE GONE TO THE OTHER KENNEL! He has always been faithfully groomed every two weeks; he went in with long, curly hair. HE CAME OUT LOOKING LIKE A POODLE AFTER WE SPECIFICALLY ASKED THEM NOT TO DO A POODLE CUT! We continued to take him back there with the instructions not to cut any hair at all - just bath him. Today we picked him up from his appointment and his hair, especially on his face, had been cut! When I called to complain, Lucy told me, "Bottom line, we cannot put the hair back".
GOOD RIDDENS TO BAD RUBBISH!

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Elkin Kennel is a great place. All of their staff is qualified and knowledgable when it somes to cats and dogs. They are a haven for rescue organizations which says alot about the owner. Its not about the money its about the pets. The owner lives on premises so there is constant supervision. It is always clean and dosent smell like most kennels. You always see the same smiling faces when you go in and they are always willing to go that extra mile to help you out. They have been in the same location for 40 years. I refuse to go anywhere else.

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★★★★★

Elkin Kennel is a great place. All of their staff is qualified and knowledgable when it somes to cats and dogs. They are a haven for rescue organizations which says alot about the owner. Its not about the money its about the pets. The owner lives on premises so there is constant supervision. It is always clean and dosent smell like most kennels. You always see the same smiling faces when you go in and they are always willing to go that extra mile to help you out. They have been in the same location for 40 years. I refuse to go anywhere else.

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I've been an employee of Elkin Kennels for nearly 4 years. My older brother worked here about 10 years ago. The owners have always treated me with respect
and they are caring and concerned about the pets here. They know a lot about dogs. For some reason, disgruntled ex-employees who can't do the work like to post on this site. I would be more than happy to give any customers a tour of the kennel so they can see how good and clean it is. I work 6 days a week in the afternoon. My mother and I kept our dogs and cats here many times and we have so many customers that have been bringing their dogs here for 10+ years and they have always been happy with the service. If you have any questions, feel free to call
(281)353-4835. Ask for Jesse.

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★★★★★

I've been an employee of Elkin Kennels for nearly 4 years. My older brother worked here about 10 years ago. The owners have always treated me with respect
and they are caring and concerned about the pets here. They know a lot about dogs. For some reason, disgruntled ex-employees who can't do the work like to post on this site. I would be more than happy to give any customers a tour of the kennel so they can see how good and clean it is. I work 6 days a week in the afternoon. My mother and I kept our dogs and cats here many times and we have so many customers that have been bringing their dogs here for 10+ years and they have always been happy with the service. If you have any questions, feel free to call
(281)353-4835. Ask for Jesse.

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I worked at elkins kennel for two months, at the end of my short time there I hated this place more than any other job ever. The dogs are stuffed in tiny kennel areas all day, hardly enough room to exercise. When you pay for the ac cooled kennels you are being robbed, the ac's had been broken for almost a year from when I started. The dogs are not played with and get no exercise even if you pay for it. The owner is probably the most stuck up person I had ever met and all she cares about is her dogs not yours. There is a major rat problem there, we were told to clean the poop every morning which would take me a good hour and a half. Lots of poop. If you take your dogs there during the summer you should be slapped, overcrowded kennels, no ac, little water, and the only shade comes from the tiny cubby inside the kennels, which does not help on account of the swelltering tempetures inside the run. Take the edvice from a former employee do not go here. I have seen escaped dogs run across kuykendal, legs broken from a careless handler and horrible groomers. The only good thing about this place was sweet sweet miss carrie I think her name was. I hope she got out. Do not take your dogs here.

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I worked at elkins kennel for two months, at the end of my short time there I hated this place more than any other job ever. The dogs are stuffed in tiny kennel areas all day, hardly enough room to exercise. When you pay for the ac cooled kennels you are being robbed, the ac's had been broken for almost a year from when I started. The dogs are not played with and get no exercise even if you pay for it. The owner is probably the most stuck up person I had ever met and all she cares about is her dogs not yours. There is a major rat problem there, we were told to clean the poop every morning which would take me a good hour and a half. Lots of poop. If you take your dogs there during the summer you should be slapped, overcrowded kennels, no ac, little water, and the only shade comes from the tiny cubby inside the kennels, which does not help on account of the swelltering tempetures inside the run. Take the edvice from a former employee do not go here. I have seen escaped dogs run across kuykendal, legs broken from a careless handler and horrible groomers. The only good thing about this place was sweet sweet miss carrie I think her name was. I hope she got out. Do not take your dogs here.

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Elkin Kennel is the most outstanding haven for pets that we have ever experienced! We have frequently boarded our Lab with Elkin for both short and extended (2 months) time periods in the 11 years we have lived in Spring, TX. Customer and pet care at Elkin is completely honest, trustworthy and exemplary. The owners are extremely knowledgeable regarding all aspects of pet care and health. Their high values and professionalism are reflected in the employees that work with them. Elkin is a safe, clean, healthy heavenly haven for pets of all types. The prices are fair and actually lower than other kennels. As soon as Sammie (our Lab) sees her leash come out she knows that we are going to Elkin and her tail begins to wag! We and our pets are always treated respectfully and with great love at Elkin. We highly recommend Elkin! Chuck and Penny Yost, Spring, TX. ph. 281-389-4565

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★★★★★

Elkin Kennel is the most outstanding haven for pets that we have ever experienced! We have frequently boarded our Lab with Elkin for both short and extended (2 months) time periods in the 11 years we have lived in Spring, TX. Customer and pet care at Elkin is completely honest, trustworthy and exemplary. The owners are extremely knowledgeable regarding all aspects of pet care and health. Their high values and professionalism are reflected in the employees that work with them. Elkin is a safe, clean, healthy heavenly haven for pets of all types. The prices are fair and actually lower than other kennels. As soon as Sammie (our Lab) sees her leash come out she knows that we are going to Elkin and her tail begins to wag! We and our pets are always treated respectfully and with great love at Elkin. We highly recommend Elkin! Chuck and Penny Yost, Spring, TX. ph. 281-389-4565

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There is no way I would ever leave my dogs here. The teenagers that work here after school and on weekends have no clue about what's going on there. They are always text messaging or visiting with each other. The "play area" isn't even enough room for decent excercise and when you do pay for the time for your dog to be let out of his cage I honestly don't think they get the play time. Whenever I picked up my dog he urinated like he hadn't in days. It's like a prison for dogs and the owner is so snooty she could care less about the dogs being boarded here. It's pretty horrible!!

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There is no way I would ever leave my dogs here. The teenagers that work here after school and on weekends have no clue about what's going on there. They are always text messaging or visiting with each other. The "play area" isn't even enough room for decent excercise and when you do pay for the time for your dog to be let out of his cage I honestly don't think they get the play time. Whenever I picked up my dog he urinated like he hadn't in days. It's like a prison for dogs and the owner is so snooty she could care less about the dogs being boarded here. It's pretty horrible!!

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I have worked part time at Elkins for over twenty years, first for the Elkin Family and then the second owners, who have been there for 16 years. The new owners have made many improvements in the kennel and maintain it very well. It seems like someone is out there every week installing an improvement or maintaining the establishment. There are several of us who have worked here for more than 10 years. I am here on a weekly basis and have never seen any of the things described by ex-employees. It just isn't true. I've never seen a critter in or around the kennel that I haven't seen in my own back yard here in Spring. These people making the comments must be very envious of the success and financial security of the owners.I tried to get information from the Houston SPCA like described in the one post. They told me that they never give any information whatsoever to the public about their investigations. They said the statement must be a fabrication. Anyone who wants to use this kennel should do so without hesitation, and by all means drop by for a tour. Marie H.

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★★★★★

I have worked part time at Elkins for over twenty years, first for the Elkin Family and then the second owners, who have been there for 16 years. The new owners have made many improvements in the kennel and maintain it very well. It seems like someone is out there every week installing an improvement or maintaining the establishment. There are several of us who have worked here for more than 10 years. I am here on a weekly basis and have never seen any of the things described by ex-employees. It just isn't true. I've never seen a critter in or around the kennel that I haven't seen in my own back yard here in Spring. These people making the comments must be very envious of the success and financial security of the owners.I tried to get information from the Houston SPCA like described in the one post. They told me that they never give any information whatsoever to the public about their investigations. They said the statement must be a fabrication. Anyone who wants to use this kennel should do so without hesitation, and by all means drop by for a tour. Marie H.

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I have been working for Elkin for over 10 years showing and grooming the Elkin/Carillon Bedlington Terriers. I also drive 4 hours to groom customer dogs. I have never seen any of the issues that are being spoken about in the other reviews. I am going to address the issues. The AC/Heat is definitely working in fact there are 2 window units and a central heat and air unit and they have been working for as long as I have been with the kennels. When customers pay for this service, they receive it. Playtime, WOW! The employees at times argue about who is going to play with whom. The animals who pay for playtime are exhausted and need a good nap when the employees are done playing with the dogs. I periodically bring my show Airedale Terrier with me and when we are there the staff play with him. No there isn't one person hired to do playtime, everyone plays with the animals. Even the cats get played with; they too have to play. Elkin Kennels is never without a groomer when there are dogs booked for grooming. They are probably one of the only Boarding Kennels who groom on Sunday. When I am at the kennel, all the employees are very happy to be at the kennel and do take pride in their jobs. I don't know why someone would think the owner would make things uncomfortable for an employee especially in front of customers. The owners are great people to work for and I think most of the negative comments are from a disgruntled employee. That just tells me they enjoyed their job, but had done something wrong and was asked to leave. The pets are Elkins are very well taken care of and are the kennels main concern.

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★★★★★

I have been working for Elkin for over 10 years showing and grooming the Elkin/Carillon Bedlington Terriers. I also drive 4 hours to groom customer dogs. I have never seen any of the issues that are being spoken about in the other reviews. I am going to address the issues. The AC/Heat is definitely working in fact there are 2 window units and a central heat and air unit and they have been working for as long as I have been with the kennels. When customers pay for this service, they receive it. Playtime, WOW! The employees at times argue about who is going to play with whom. The animals who pay for playtime are exhausted and need a good nap when the employees are done playing with the dogs. I periodically bring my show Airedale Terrier with me and when we are there the staff play with him. No there isn't one person hired to do playtime, everyone plays with the animals. Even the cats get played with; they too have to play. Elkin Kennels is never without a groomer when there are dogs booked for grooming. They are probably one of the only Boarding Kennels who groom on Sunday. When I am at the kennel, all the employees are very happy to be at the kennel and do take pride in their jobs. I don't know why someone would think the owner would make things uncomfortable for an employee especially in front of customers. The owners are great people to work for and I think most of the negative comments are from a disgruntled employee. That just tells me they enjoyed their job, but had done something wrong and was asked to leave. The pets are Elkins are very well taken care of and are the kennels main concern.

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Elkin Kennels is infested with rats, ticks, not to mention the occasional snake or possum that shows up. There is no climate control...the AC and heater have been broken for a few years now. Playtime for your pet does not exist...the owner doesn't want to pay the kennel help for the time it takes to provide this service. When they have no water it means the sewers have backed up because of excessive rain. Raw sewage can be standing in the troughs in front of the kennel runs for weeks, resulting in dysentery for your pets. During the holidays, the kennel will overbook. The drop door in kennel runs will be closed, allowing a small dog to be placed on the inside, and a large dog, which cannot receive any warmth during Christmas holidays specifically, will be confined to the outside. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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Elkin Kennels is infested with rats, ticks, not to mention the occasional snake or possum that shows up. There is no climate control...the AC and heater have been broken for a few years now. Playtime for your pet does not exist...the owner doesn't want to pay the kennel help for the time it takes to provide this service. When they have no water it means the sewers have backed up because of excessive rain. Raw sewage can be standing in the troughs in front of the kennel runs for weeks, resulting in dysentery for your pets. During the holidays, the kennel will overbook. The drop door in kennel runs will be closed, allowing a small dog to be placed on the inside, and a large dog, which cannot receive any warmth during Christmas holidays specifically, will be confined to the outside. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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I never post to these sites, but I see so many bad postings here, I feel the need to defend Elkins. My dog is groomed there about every 6 weeks, for about 7 years now. This is the only place she will go that she seems calm and relaxed instead of shaking the whole time. The people are always pleasant and I have never seen them without water or staff. I have no experience with boarding here, but what I have seen is great!

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I never post to these sites, but I see so many bad postings here, I feel the need to defend Elkins. My dog is groomed there about every 6 weeks, for about 7 years now. This is the only place she will go that she seems calm and relaxed instead of shaking the whole time. The people are always pleasant and I have never seen them without water or staff. I have no experience with boarding here, but what I have seen is great!

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I encourage anyone reviewing this facility to do a full tour before and on the day you arrive. Request to walk not only around the outside of the kennels...but on the inside of them as well.
Be wary over holidays. After boarding have someone local pop in after a few days to check on your pet.
I will advise...you should also do this anywhere your pet stays at. They dont have a voice....so you really never know how their stay went.

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I encourage anyone reviewing this facility to do a full tour before and on the day you arrive. Request to walk not only around the outside of the kennels...but on the inside of them as well.
Be wary over holidays. After boarding have someone local pop in after a few days to check on your pet.
I will advise...you should also do this anywhere your pet stays at. They dont have a voice....so you really never know how their stay went.

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I would not recommend this place at all! The last two times I have scheduled a grooming appt. I have had to bring my dog home without being groomed. The first time I drove all the way down there only to be told they had no water. That is fine, stuff happens, but the second time it happened I was told none of their groomers were coming in that day. They never bothered to pick up the phone and let me know these things. I had to drag my scared dog into the place only to be sent home. Bad customer service!

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I would not recommend this place at all! The last two times I have scheduled a grooming appt. I have had to bring my dog home without being groomed. The first time I drove all the way down there only to be told they had no water. That is fine, stuff happens, but the second time it happened I was told none of their groomers were coming in that day. They never bothered to pick up the phone and let me know these things. I had to drag my scared dog into the place only to be sent home. Bad customer service!

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Please I beg everyone not to ever board here! I boarded my dog here and I will never do it agian. I saw a posionous snake in the actual kennels with the dogs when I went to pick up my dog and it was not even close to being dead!! There were rat droppings everywhere back in the kennels. I only know this because my dog is old and does not like new people so I was able to pick up my dog straight from where he stayed. They claim to have the option for people to spend more money on a AC area for your pet to stay. That is a total lie!!! There is no such thing there. The employees there that I met were not happy to be working there either. You could tell they hated their job. When the boss came into the office, it became very uncomfortable. All the boss did was mess up things for the poor girl that was at the front desk. I felt so sorry for her and the other employees there. When I left with my dog I noticed that another small dog was outside. I went back in and told them about his dog. Apparently it was one that they were supppose to be keeping in a kennel!!! I couldn't believe it! I called the SPCA on the establishment and they said that they had many complaints and reports on the owners. They told me that every time they went out there or tried to build a case, someone had warned the owners ahead of time!! I couldn't believe it. I hope to God that people read this and do NOT take their animals there. Lord knows what the owners do illegally when no one is looking.

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Please I beg everyone not to ever board here! I boarded my dog here and I will never do it agian. I saw a posionous snake in the actual kennels with the dogs when I went to pick up my dog and it was not even close to being dead!! There were rat droppings everywhere back in the kennels. I only know this because my dog is old and does not like new people so I was able to pick up my dog straight from where he stayed. They claim to have the option for people to spend more money on a AC area for your pet to stay. That is a total lie!!! There is no such thing there. The employees there that I met were not happy to be working there either. You could tell they hated their job. When the boss came into the office, it became very uncomfortable. All the boss did was mess up things for the poor girl that was at the front desk. I felt so sorry for her and the other employees there. When I left with my dog I noticed that another small dog was outside. I went back in and told them about his dog. Apparently it was one that they were supppose to be keeping in a kennel!!! I couldn't believe it! I called the SPCA on the establishment and they said that they had many complaints and reports on the owners. They told me that every time they went out there or tried to build a case, someone had warned the owners ahead of time!! I couldn't believe it. I hope to God that people read this and do NOT take their animals there. Lord knows what the owners do illegally when no one is looking.

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I swear my dogs want to go back to the kennel. I guess they had a great time. They came home worn out, but if you ask them if they want " to go the kennel" they get excited. They don't act the same way if you ask them to go to the vet!!!! I am very please with Elkin Kennels. I have never had anything bad happen. I would refer them in a heartbeat.

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I swear my dogs want to go back to the kennel. I guess they had a great time. They came home worn out, but if you ask them if they want " to go the kennel" they get excited. They don't act the same way if you ask them to go to the vet!!!! I am very please with Elkin Kennels. I have never had anything bad happen. I would refer them in a heartbeat.

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I RECENTLY BOARDED MY PRECIOUS MALTESE AT ELKINS. SHE DIDN'T WANT TO COME HOME!!!! SHE WAS WELL CARED FOR AND IT SHOWED. I HAD HER GROOMED BEFORE I PICKED HER UP& SHE WAS A LIVING DOLL. I WOULD NOT HESITATE TO LEAVE HER IN THEIR CARE.

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I RECENTLY BOARDED MY PRECIOUS MALTESE AT ELKINS. SHE DIDN'T WANT TO COME HOME!!!! SHE WAS WELL CARED FOR AND IT SHOWED. I HAD HER GROOMED BEFORE I PICKED HER UP& SHE WAS A LIVING DOLL. I WOULD NOT HESITATE TO LEAVE HER IN THEIR CARE.

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We left our 2 mini schnauzers at the kennel for a spring break trip to New York. Three days into our trip we got a call from our Vet that another family had turned in our youngest dog to another Vet clinic to have it scanned. Luckily, we had the dog chipped and they called our vet who went and rescued him. Elkin Kennels acted like they didn't know the dog had been MISSING FOR 3 DAYS! They were apologetic and allowed our vet to remove our other dog etc. at no charge. BUT THIS IS SO SCARY - we almost lost our puppy!

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We left our 2 mini schnauzers at the kennel for a spring break trip to New York. Three days into our trip we got a call from our Vet that another family had turned in our youngest dog to another Vet clinic to have it scanned. Luckily, we had the dog chipped and they called our vet who went and rescued him. Elkin Kennels acted like they didn't know the dog had been MISSING FOR 3 DAYS! They were apologetic and allowed our vet to remove our other dog etc. at no charge. BUT THIS IS SO SCARY - we almost lost our puppy!

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I take my maltese to have her groomed at Elkin Kennels. They are always booked on Saturday, so call ahead for an appointment. They are very gentle with my dog and do a fine job on grooming her. I always enjoy the little bandana they tie around my dog's neck. It is so cute. The price is right and the staff are very helpful.

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I take my maltese to have her groomed at Elkin Kennels. They are always booked on Saturday, so call ahead for an appointment. They are very gentle with my dog and do a fine job on grooming her. I always enjoy the little bandana they tie around my dog's neck. It is so cute. The price is right and the staff are very helpful.

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We've boarded our dogs 3 times here. The first time we had all 4 here and didn't suspect anything. The time before this last time our German Shepherd came back to us with his face distorted with hives and was swollen. We figured he had an allergic reaction to the shampoo that was used on him for a bath. This last time he stayed by himself at Elkin Kennels for one night. When we picked him up, he acted strangely and seemed scared. The owner said to us ""He's a headcase, you know."" When we got him home we saw two marks on his front legs after we noticed he was limping, like he was struck with a thin stick or something. We don't know what happened to him there, but we do suspect some foul actions. Our dogs will not be returning to Elkin ever again.

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