To let our staff enjoy the Christmas holiday with friends and family, we will be closed Monday Dec. 24th and Tuesday Dec. 25. We will resume our regular hours on Wednesday Dec. 26th.
Countryside Kennels Hours will have drop offs and pick ups on Dec. 24th from 7:30am to 12pm and will be closed on Dec. 25th.
Wishing all of our clients and patients a very Merry Christmas!
We are excited to be a part of the Grand Opening for the new location of Canine Design and will be having an Open House at the same time to meet current and new clients and patients! Come and take a tour, meet your Veterinarians, Reception Staff and Certified Veterinary Technicians! We will be serving hot drinks and cookies!
With 2011 coming to a close we would like to thank you for trusting us with your pets health and well being. We look forward to serving you and your pets throughout 2012 and wishing you a happy and healthy NEW YEAR from Countryside Animal Hospital and Kennels!
The wooshing sound of air escaping the pressurized can could be heard, felt, and smelled. The can held 3 optic green tennis balls. Each ball had a name, Roy, Saul, and Mel. They were rolled out of the can and plopped happily onto the court. Each ball took their turn being hit back and forth, then back again. Life was good for Roy, Saul, and Mel. After a few weeks, these optic spheres were left alone in a bucket in a cool damp garage. Days turned to months, and months turned to years. What a sad existence. The only joy they received was the clatter of an occasional garage sale or spring cleaning. Each time, the boys were left untouched and unloved. When things appeared most bleek, Roy, Saul, and Mel got the chance they had been waiting for. The entire bucket in which they had lived so sadly, had been donated to Countryside Animal Hosptal & Kennels. From day one, Roy was carried about in the mouths of many dogs. Saul loved being thrown about and chased after. Mel never grew old of all the attention he received by the pups. Their only complaint was the occassional “bad breath” of a Springer Spaniel named Julius, and the feeling of dampness on their bodies at the end of the day. These were small sacrifices for Roy, Saul, and Mel.
At this time of Thanksgiving, all of us at Countryside Animal Hospital and Kennels would like to thank all of our clients for providing us with a fun and rewarding way to make a living.
Last year when we heard the Northfield Countryside Kennels facility on Baldwin Avenue was closing we were saddened. That facility opened shortly after we did ten years ago. Deb, the previous owner of Countryside Kennels, and I joked about picking the same name (Countryside) and having to deal with getting confused all the time. That facility was great and the service was great.
In an effort to fulfill the most common request we receive at the clinic, “When will you start boarding?” we are happy to say we acquired the Countryside Kennels facility in June of this year and are now offering boarding and doggy daycare.
We made some changes at the kennel by adding a large outside play areas for the boarding dogs, we added a cat room with a wonderful play area for feline boarding, and started a doggy day care, with its own outdoor play area.
The only thing I can say is go out there and take a tour with our manager Michael Gunderson; it is awesome.
We have also started training classes with a larger facility at the kennel. My wife Virginia has been taking our dog Sophie to our new obedience class in the hopes that Sophie will get her Canine Good Citizenship Certificate and become a pet therapy dog. Pet Therapy dogs are allowed to visit residents of long term care and retirement communities where pets are not always an option. See the inside of the newsletter for details on our class offerings.
Whether it’s here in Dundas, at the clinic, or out in the country, at the kennel we enjoy being part of you and your pet’s life experience. We will be here to prevent them from getting sick, make them feel better if they do have a health problem, and house them when you can’t take them with you. Thanks again for letting us care for your furriest family member.
Dog daycare benefits both the dog and you the owner. The benefit for the owner is that while your doing human stuff, your furry child is having a great time doing dog stuff. No more guilt when you pick up your keys and have to watch their excitement turn to disappointment as you walk out the door and go to work. It benefits the dog in that instead of sitting at home alone waiting for you, they are playing, being socialized, and having a great time. After a fun day of playing you pick up a calm and relaxed pet. Come out to Countryside Kennels and see what we have to offer.
Be the first to reserve a spot at Countryside Kennels NEW doggy daycare opening Oct. 31!
You need to work and they need to play!
Heated floors, Big play yard and lots of playmates!
Get ready for the doggy daycare portion of our kennel facility to soon be open and the joyful barks and patter of furry feet to fill the countryside! The outdoor play area for daycare is now fenced. Just a few finishing touches by, Grace’s dad, carpenter Matt Viken and we will be ready to go!
The Northfield dog park will soon be open for all to enjoy once again! The posts are going up and soon the fence will follow. Also, keep an eye out for the possible expansion and how you can help!
Come and see Kathy Flynn demonstrate how she uses her dogs to herd sheep at our client appreciation/open house!
Saturday September 24th from 12-3pm
Countryside Animal Hospital and Kennels at our NEW kennel facility!
8300 Baldwin Ave
Northfield, MN 55057
Also great food, prizes and fun! Bring your pet and family!