River Run Kennels provides quality dog boarding and daycare in a lush 37-acre environment. Guests at our property enjoy all-inclusive leash-free play in a safe environment and nature walks through the woods.
Our custom-built dog kennel facility is clean, safe and climate-controlled year round. We offer your pet spacious indoor/outdoor suites, each with a raised bed and covered patio for private time when not socializing and exercising.
Owner – Eddy Benavidez and his family have years of experience in the care and ownership of dogs, but their dogs - Welly and Cadence are the true hosts of the facility and love to open their home to guests.
We are licensed, insured and members of the International Pet Boarding and Pet Services Association (IPBPSA). We are also Pet First Aid Certified and proud supporters of Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary.
Boarding and Daycare
Dogs are social animals and we believe in providing opportunities for socialization and group play in a safe, rural setting. Guests enjoy all-inclusive dog boarding with leash-free play and nature walks. Read on to learn more about a typical day boarding with us.
Our day starts around 6:30 AM when all dogs are let out for a bathroom break. Breakfast starts at 7:00 AM and after a brief digest period, rotations into the play yard begin. We are very mindful of the unique personalities, sizes and ages of the dogs that we group together for playtime. The exercise needs of each dog is unique, "playtime" can involve spending some time cuddling with an older dog, or for our more energetic dogs, some fetch. We'll also take walks through the nature trails for those that need a little bit of "one on one" time.
During exercise time, the staff is busy cleaning where runs are swept, mopped and wiped down. Water is refilled as required.
After a busy morning, the dogs enjoy some quiet time to relax and recharge before the afternoon exercise rotations begin. The dogs enjoy "playtime" through until dinner time at 5 PM.
Dinner starts around 5:30 PM and the rest of the evening is spent tidying up blankets, refilling water. By 10 PM, all dogs have been well exercised, water refilled, blankets dry and available, and are ready for their final potty break before lights out.
We require the following canine vaccinations:
- Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus (DHPP/DAPP)
- Bordetella (at owner's option)
Bordetella (commonly known as 'Kennel Cough') is an airborne upper respiratory infection similar to the common cold in humans. This vaccination should be administered at least 72 hours prior to arrival. There are numerous strains of this disease and due to its airborne qualities, even the most current vaccination does not 100% protect your pet against them all. Therefore we understand and appreciate pet owner's concerns regarding this vaccine and suggest this only as a preventative measure but NOT a strict requirement; you assume the responsibility for your pet whether they are vaccinated or not.
River Run staff evaluate the health of all our guests upon arrival and make every effort to protect the health of your pet by going above industry standards to ensure our guests leave as happy as we are to care for them.
Veterinary certificates will be required upon arrival. In order to maintain the overall health and safety of all our guests, we will be unable to provide accommodations without proof of vaccinations.
To help prevent any gastrointestinal issues, please bring your pet's own food, preferably in a sealable container. We do also offer all natural, Canadian made, locally sourced food formulas! Have a look at our dog food formulas including raw options here!
Have questions? Visit our FAQ page for more info.
"River Run Kennels is an excellent home away from home for our dog. It is clean, neat, and well organized. Each dog has their own area to themselves, both inside and out, plus lots of chances to socialize with other dogs on acres and acres of trails. It is both heated and air conditioned. Our dog had such a good time he was reluctant to come home. We will definitely have him stay at River Run Kennels again - probably not soon enough to suit him!"
“Our dog is a very sweet senior yellow Labrador Retriever. On short notice, River Run worked it out so she could spend five wonderful days with other dogs of like mind and temper. The facility is immaculate, well run and a splendid place for a doggie vacation. We will be returning again and again as the needs arise.”
Rev. Stephen Shay
“My dogs, Charlie and Jake love going to River Run Kennels! I love the fact they post pictures and I can see their happy faces playing with other dogs and being active. They are always excited to arrive and tired but happy on their return! Great caring people! Highly recommend!!"
Services and Rates
Rates for dog boarding and daycare are all inclusive of a full day of activities including leash-free play and nature walks. When it comes time to rest, each dog has their own private indoor/outdoor space in a fully climate-controlled environment. We accept payment by cash, cheque, debit and E-transfers. Please note, all rates are subject to HST.
Have questions about boarding? Visit our FAQ page for more information.