DogWood Kennel

Social Boarding With Room To Run!

DogWood Kennel—the next best thing to home for your pet! DWK is a safe, clean, happy and healthy place for your family pets to stay and play when they cannot be with you. We are located on 26 beautiful acres near Lafayette, Indiana. At DWK, your four-legged loved one is our guest!

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it was peace. ~ Milan Kundera

Why DogWood

DogWood Kennel provides personalized, exceptional care for pets, creating a home away from home. The dedicated staff, including Pat Brettnacher and Ann Shallenberger, are passionate about animals and bring expertise in education, communication, organization, leadership, and management to ensure an enriching and satisfying experience for both owners and pets.

What we do


Best-quality care for pets in clean and spacious accommodation by our highly trained and pet-loving staff.


Baths and nails, styles and trims, potty patches, teeth brushing, and more, all paced at your pup’s comfort level. 


Run wild and free like the wind, with canine friends under our supervision, or privately, under your supervision.

Day Play

From individual sessions with staff to vigorous romps with new pet friends in our indoor and outdoor yards.

Day Board

Perfect for the pet who needs some daytime monitoring or extra potty walks. Available Monday – Friday.

Day Lessons

Improve communication, performance, skills, or relationships. Available only as an on campus opportunity.

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Pets (and Their Owners) Love Us!

Nathan Snyder and Tyler Johnson

“Our dog Amelia has been coming to Dogwood for 8 years now! The staff is incredibly caring, the facility is clean and spacious, and they go above and beyond to make Amelia’s experience fun and memorable. We are so grateful for Dogwood Kennel.”

Jacqueline K. Dog Mom

“I love this place! The staff is wonderful and so friendly. My pooch gets excited when we arrive! There is no other place I would bring my dog. They have multiple outdoor areas, and they place the dogs in groups based on temperament, not like other places that just have one area for all dogs. I trust the staff and I know my pooch is in good hands. This is truly a home away from home for my pooch.”