If you need to leave your best friend behind, why not treat them to a holiday of their own. Springfield Kennels has been in the business of spoiling our canine guests with quality dog care since 1970. We’ve certainly had our fair share of satisfied customers throughout the years. Our business thrives on pleasing your pets with plenty of exercise and personalized attention. Read what some of our friends had to say about their time spent at our home near Cochrane.
" My Golden Retriever Buddy is 13 years old and he has been going to Springfield Kennels since he was a puppy.
When we pull up in the driveway, he jumps out of the van and runs right down to the kennel; he knows the way. When we pick him up, he is happy to see us and sleeps for 2 to 3 days but is fine and usually has lost a few pounds (they make sure he has exercise and don't over feed him). I would not hesitate to recommend Springfield Kennels to any of my friends for their dogs - and have done so. "
" A secluded spot, and as pretty as a park. The dogs are excited to get there and happy and tired when coming home. They've been busy!"
" We're very impressed with the large-size kennels and high standards of dog care you offer."
Jo & Mark R.
" I had a previous kennel booked and they canceled on me last minute and Sarah was able to get me in. I was so happy my kennel canceled as this was far better, Harley was well looked after and had a great time. Sarah posted pictures on Facebook and it was so great being able to see Harley having a great time it really made my trip more enjoyable knowing that she was in great hands and when I would comment or send a message I got a response so quickly. I will never use another kennel again; this was the second time I left her and the first time she got home she was stressed and this time she was tired from all the play but in great spirits. Thank you again for the amazing job you did but I shouldn't say job because you treat our furry babies as family and for that I am truly grateful. Look forward to the next time which is amazing as I always worry and for the first time I was at peace so again thank you from the bottom of my heart."
" I wanted to extend a big thank you to you and your staff for what a wonderful job you did with Herbie. I was so worried about him while I was away. When I picked him up he was so happy and calm and he really enjoyed himself at the kennel. I went to my vet's today and when I told him what kennel I brought him to he raved about it! I will always bring Herbie to Springfield and tell all my friends too."
Allison and Herbie
The Best Kennel Near Calgary
" We were referred to Springfield Kennels by a friend of ours and we feel it is the best kennel in the Calgary area. We always feel comfortable and secure having our dog Logan board there. Logan is very athletic and requires a lot of exercise. He always jumps out of the car with excitement upon arrival, and comes home in excellent spirits."
" I feel guilty bringing George back home to our boring old house after he's had days of fun at Springfield. It's a beautiful location. It's not too big. They remember George. They can accommodate his special feeding (small dishes of rice am and pm). They pair him up with other old dogs. They post pictures of the dogs on Facebook so you can see them while you are away and know they are having fun. Their prices are reasonable. Employees are very kind and friendly."
" They were so considerate of my dog's needs, even timing her anxiety meds to line up with her car trip home. Roxy had an amazing time and I would recommend Springfield kennels without hesitation!!"
" Great Camp for my pups!! I know they are in excellent care and I LOVE getting updated thru FB and seeing the pics posted of all the 'happy campers'! Thank you Springfield Kennels !! Well done!"
A Wonderful Time
" Springfield Kennels always takes such good care of our active Springer Spaniel, Cinnamon. She comes home healthy, happy, and exhausted from all the play time! We picked her up today from a 9 day stay and we could tell she had a wonderful time and was well cared for. They are our kennel of choice!"
" We would highly recommend this kennel to anyone. Small scale, clean, professional, and loads of personal care and attention to your pet - it's a dream. They are excited to stay, not stressed in the least, and come home so happy. Tula and Luka loved it, as did we."
" Our regular kennel was full so we thought we'd try SK out as I’ve heard great things about them. We booked very last minute & they were great at getting back to us quickly. Very friendly staff with my dog & others plus a fast & informative check-in & out. I love that our small Shih Tzu actually got to sleep with other small dogs. He was one happy & tired dog after his stay. Thank you!"
Comfortable and Fun
" I was so nervous at first to put my dog Bear in a kennel even though it was only for a couple of days. I was afraid because I didn't think he was good around other dogs. Springfield Kennels is the most amazing place. After picking Bear up after 2 days and hearing all of the great stories of him playing with other dogs made me feel so comfortable and so proud!! This is such a great place and I'm so glad I have somewhere to take my dog!! Whether its when I go on vacation or just for a couple of days for him just to go and have fun. I highly recommend this place to everyone. Thank you guys for everything, Bear and I will be back soon and I can't wait to see his pictures!!"
A Holiday for Dogs
"My dogs just spent 13 days here! They loved it. One has never been to a kennel and she had a blast playing with fellow kennel friends. My elderly dog loved it too. They are both tired and very sleepy! They too had a fabulous holiday! Thank you Springfield Kennels!"
"What an amazing experience for our senior Golden Retriever 'Jake' (and us)! To see the fabulous pictures of him playing so contently with other dogs is a small miracle as he is typically so nervous and aggressive around other dogs. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the top-notch care and experience! We will highly recommend Springfield to everyone and definitely be back!"
Spacious and Clean
"I have been kenneling my dog at Springfield Kennels 2 weeks a month for the past 4 years. You will not find a nicer kennel than Springfield. The grounds and kennels are spacious and clean, with ample room for the dogs to run and socialize with one another. The managers are kind and accommodating. The rates are fair and comparable to other kennels. When I am away, I know Mukwa will be happy and well looked after. Don't forget to check out their Facebook page!"
"My girls get so excited about getting there, they don't even say goodbye to me. That is saying a LOT."
Plenty of Exercise
"My dog Rocco totally loves this place! The dogs are well taken care of and exercised as well."
Dogs Being Dogs
"Thanks so much for taking care of Sophie for us! I love seeing the pictures of her being a goof."
"Recommended by my vet and very thankful! I've been bringing my dog here for almost 2 years and she loves it! She cannot wait to get out of the vehicle to see her friends! I feel so confident that she is being cared for. These people are real dog lovers and really care about their business and provide exceptional service. This really gives me peace of mind when I travel."
"We have used several different kennel locations and Springfield by far, is our favourite choice. Clean, quiet, calm and a beautiful setting for boarding. Our dog never appears stressed and anxious when we arrive at the facility, unlike other places we have been to. We make the trip from Calgary to this kennel. Highly recommend Springfield kennels. ;-)"
You Can Tell She Loves What She Does
" After being transferred to Calgary in 2011, we found Springfield Kennels’ website during an online search. We loved the fact we could do a viewing, and promptly made an appointment to see the facility. We were very impressed with the owner, the facilities, and the genuine interest in our dogs and their wellbeing. We were immediately put at ease with knowing our dogs would be well looked after here, and have been bringing our boys, Twister and Shaker here since then.
They are so excited when we arrive they could care less we are trying to say goodbye to them before we head off. They are only interested in seeing the other dogs. The exercise yard is huge, and they get to really socialize with other dogs on their own terms. It’s nice, too when all the little ones can mix together in the kennels. We absolutely love the photos posted on Facebook. Sara is great with dogs and a great photographer. It must be fun, and you can tell she loves what she does!
We've had to book in on short notice due to a death in the family out of town, and they were very accommodating. It was a positive experience in an otherwise difficult period of time. We never have a worry about the boys when we are going away as we know they are so well looked after. They do sleep for days after coming home as they are so pooped. We never hesitate to recommend Springfield Kennels whenever we are asked about a kennel, and are looking forward to our next visit in November.”
True Dog Lovers
"Recently, our 9 month Australian Shepherd mix Sam went to "camp", as we called Springfield Kennels, for a little over 2 weeks. Before we left we visited several other kennels to find the one we thought Sam would be most happy at.
Springfield was our choice - You could tell Sara and Haven (and John) absolutely love dogs, and when we got a tour, the barking was noticeably "happy" barks and faces! We liked that it is a small facility in the country, so to speak, and it is obvious every dog is personal to them. The playtime in a pack outdoors was really important to us - the dogs get to be dogs! Apparently the dogs are grouped for play according to their temperaments and needs. Something else they do is frequently post photos of all the dogs playing, even some videos. It was the first time we'd been away from Sam and we were suffering from separation anxiety and guilt (he was having no such issues, apparently).
When we emailed to see how Sam was doing, we got a prompt reply reassuring us, and we could check every few days for the latest pictures of him having fun. We also noticed that most of their dogs are regular and repeat "guests", so Sam is sure to meet some friends again!
Thank you all for taking such good care of our "boy" - he'll be back soon to see his people and dog friends!"
Heide and Jim C. (and Sam)