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My babies spent Christmas at Wye River Kennel and as much as I missed them I know this is the only other place other than home that they will be loved and spoiled. They love coming. I think you should offer some cabin stays for humans.

Kathy M.

Queenstown, MD

Really nice to have a kennel where they remember your dogs name. They take great care of my dog Skippy and there prices are reasonable too.  Highly recommended!  All the staff are loving and caring and the grounds are very well kept. The owners are very friendly.

Nila H.


I'm not sure who loves this place the most, me or my dogs!  They are both very eager to go, NEVER refusing to get out or go inside the entrance.  You can tell they enjoy their stay there because when you pick them up they are happy and ALWAYS immaculate. There are outdoor runs so they can get fresh air and the entire place is well kept and clean. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone...

Gwen W.


We have been with this kennel since 1994 , caring for 4 of our Springer Spaniels. The kennel is staffed with caring individuals and a clean premises. We love the amount of outdoor time our dogs have in such a natural setting.   The care our almost 13 year old dog receives is like no other. I truly appreciate their communication!! Hands down, best kennel ever!!

Julie O.


I found this place on the recommendation from a friend. I drive from Annapolis and HIGHLY recommend this place. The staff is great, my dog I know is happy there. It's so we'll run and in a beautiful spot. 


For all you dog owners on the western shore it's convenient to drop your canine family member off on the way to the beach.  Pick them back up on your way home. (They can even plan for a bath so they smell sweet when you pick up your furry pal).  These folks are great. After many years of going here Tino still wags his tail as we drive in the gate. I have peice of mind.  Reasonable prices for excellent care.

Christine K.

Annapolis, MD

I have two rescue poodles who are rather skittish, and Rocky and David are wonderful with them.  I never have to worry when I am away, because I know Abby and Sophia are being pampered and well cared for, as if they were at home. My poodles come home well exercised and happy, but tired. A Big Thank You for the wonderful care you always give my poodles.

Vallerie S.

Stevensville, MD

If you are looking for a place to board your fur baby, Wye River Kennel is the place to go!! I have a 3 yo Yorkie and a 2 yo GSD that I have boarded with Wye River Kennel several times and will not go anywhere else!

My GSD had separation anxiety and I was nervous and anxious about leaving her the first time, but Rocky made me feel at ease. Rocky even took extra time with Baylee to calm her and to make her feel comfortable during her first couple of stays. Now when I drop my babies off they are so excited to see Rocky that I no longer worry.

Wye River isn't only for large dogs, they are great with the little ones too!!

Kimberly R.


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You many be asking, how far in advance should a dog receive a bordetella vaccine prior to boarding?


It depends on the vaccine that is used. The intranasal vaccine has a quick onset of protection (3-5 days). So, recommending it be given one week prior to boarding should be fine. The injectable vaccine requires longer, and I recommend getting the vaccine 2 weeks prior to boarding. If the animal is getting vaccinated for the first time, the injectable vaccine should be boostered 3 weeks later. Therefore, I would recommend a dog have the entire protocol prior to boarding. If they don't, I always tell the client there dog may not be protected well against bordetella. Too many people run in the day they need to drop their pet off at the kennel to get the vaccine.

Also, does a newly vaccinated dog "shed" symptoms of the virus?


Yes.  A newly vaccinated dog can have symptoms of kennel cough if the intranasal vaccine was used. Generally, these symptoms (cough/sneeze, runny nose) are seen about 3-5 days after vaccination, and resolve on their own over the course of the next week. This is not usually seen when injectable bordetella is given.




Question: My dog was recently boarding and now has a raw spot on her nose. Is this normal or do I have reason to believe that facility did something wrong?


Answer:  It is very common for dogs to get a red raw spot on their nose when boarding. It is so common that it is called “kennel nose”! This can happen at five-star doggie resorts.


Here is why:  Dogs live by instincts! The canine instinct mode kicks into high gear when they are away from home. They have instincts to hunt, bring their food to a safe place, hide the food they can’t eat immediately, and protect their stash. They also have instincts to protect their territory and protect their pack. Many dogs are escape artists and have a high instinct to return to their own territory.


Many dogs, happily playing at a boarding kennel all day, at dinnertime, immediately try to bury their food and dish under their bedding! In the process of pushing the dish over and nosing each kibble under their blanket they can bruise or injure their snouts!

Also, some dogs get sore noses from trying to get out by chewing at the doors of the kennel. They may also dig on concrete or tile floors until their nails are worn down to the sensitive quick. 


The best way to keep your dog happy and comfortable while boarding is to slowly get him conditioned to being separated from you. Take him to doggie daycare several times a week. Join a play group at a local dog club or dog park and let your dog get socialized and comfortable around other dogs. Teach him you will always come back and he can be safe and happy while you are gone!


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