During a recent 2 wk vacation, my husband and I used Kindred Spirits (KS) several days to kennel Sadie (15 mo) & Rugby (13 yr). We often got off the Deschutes river too late from fishing
guide trips to pick them up.
Martina the owner, and her staff are great and very caring. Martina does a thorough interview with the owners/dogs prior to boarding a new dog. We appreciated this aspect as it gave us, our
dogs, and Martina a good idea of a positive fit.
Martina keeps some elderly or "more care" dogs in her house playing with toys, interacting, and getting attention. This was great for our small, older Rugby since he is deaf, partially blind, and
sometimes hesitant to socialize with other dogs. He benefited from the stimulation/engagement of play time and interacting with other dogs/staff. Rugby actually got to sleep with Martina
some nights, rewarding her with "kisses on her nose" in the morning!.
The other, younger, more active dogs get to run and play outside. Perfect for our pup Sadie as she loves to run, fetch, play, and roll around with other dogs until she drops. Our dogs were
obviously very happy with KS and looked forward to each visit. This was our first time boarding at KS, we're use them again, and highly recommend them. For dog owners new to KS with active
outside dogs, make bathing plans in advance for your best friend.