Where dogs and cats are kids!
About Us
About Us
Alissa and Teddy Janelle and Ruby Dani with Calliope and Loki Brynn and Paz Zoe & Gus

About Us

DogWood Kennel offers individualized, premier care for your family pet.  We have created an environment where dogs and cats feel as if they have a second home.  DWK is a place pets pull their owners back into our lobby.  We want you and your pets to be excited—every time they come. DWK's staff is exceptional. They are compassionate, fun-loving and animal-centered. Meet the 2022 staff and their pets in our Gallery DWK Staff 2022 collection.

Get to know Pat & Ann

Pat Brettnacher is an animal enthusiast: her dogs make her life fun and furry! She and her husband, Chuck, are farmers who enjoy camping and spending time with their family.  Pat taught English at Delphi Community High School before retiring to build and manage DWK.  Her master's degree from Purdue University is in English Education, so along with her love of animals, she brings an understanding of learning, communication, and organization to the business.

Ann Shallenberger is busy with five dogs, a cat, and three children. Ann's husband, Bill, created the waterwall feature in our lobby—come see it!  When you visit, you are likely to find one of their offspring greeting guests.  They are Brynn, Will, and Lanie.  Ann's master's degree from the University of Chicago is in Social Services Administration, and she is a local healthcare administrator.  Along with her enthusiasm for animals and people, Ann adds leadership, training, and management skills to the DWK mix. 

STAFF PHOTOS (starting top left)
Alissa & Teddy
Janelle & Ruby
Dani with Calliope & Loki
Brynn & Paz
Zoe & Murphy

Visit our Gallery Staff page to meet the DogWood team who care for your pets.

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