My dogs stayed here for 8 days while we were out of town and they had a blast. They got a bath and got to play too. They were kept cool when it got really hot out. I would definitely recommend these guys if you need boarding at a great price, by people who genuinely care for animals.
Amy Schultz Larson
Kennels is an excellent location for superior pet care. I have
used Dover Kennels for over seven-years, and with three dogs,
I am a frequent user of Jill’s services. Her individualized
attention is fantastic. There is easy drop off and pick up hours;
clean accommodation’s; reasonable rates; and, quality
boarding. I highly recommend Dover Kennels to anyone who needs
pet boarding for a day or a week. Outstanding!
Dr. William C. Attridge
Dover Kennel is my home away from home !!
Auntie Jill takes great care of me, making sure I have my daily
runs, the right amount of food and water. If I'm lucky she'll
mix hamburger and rice just to make sure I'm eating.
I carry in leaves on my feet into her very clean kennel and
she never gets mad at me.
Auntie Jill gives me hugs especially if I'm missing my parents.
I recommend her to all of my friends.
Nakiska Jade Johnson
have been boarding our 11 year old black lab at Dover Kennels
in Andover, MN for 7 1/2 years. It is Buddy's home away from
home. Jill, the owner is great with Buddy's high spirited personality.
It is such a comfort to know that Buddy is being well taken
care of when he can't be with us. Sometimes, Jill will bathe
him for us when we haven't asked her to do that. And she also
trims his nails. Many times his blanket that he sleeps with
has been washed too.
He always comes home smelling fresh and he is always happy.
It is such a treat to pick him up knowing he has been well cared
I recommend Dover Kennel in Andover, MN highly to anyone who
has boarding needs for their dogs.
Jeff and Cheryl Goodman
LowRider just wanted to put in a few words
about his stays at Dover Kennels. He loves the spacious kennels
and how he gets free rein to go inside/outside. Jill is a very
nice human and sometimes gives me treats and loves. I believe
my mom likes Dover Kennels because Im alway well taken care
of when she goes away on trips,so that makes her not worry about
Thank you Jill and Dover Kennels.
Holly Zahn & LowRider
have an elderly, very vocal beagle named Daisy. We were
going town almost every weekend and it was difficult to take
Daisy with us. We made an appointment at Dover Kennels
and this soon came to be the Doggie Hotel in Daisy’s world.
She gets excited whenever we pull up to the office!
It was about 2 years ago that Daisy started coming to the “Hotel.”
Since then, we’ve added two new additions
to our family. Tyson and Coco; both are of the American
Pit Bull/Staffordshire Mix.
We went to California over the holidays for
an extended vacation with family. We had to figure out
what to do with our canine family members. Coco was due
to have pups at
the end of January and Tyson I firmly believe, suffers from
ADHD and Depression. I called Jill at Dover Kennels and we brought
the trio in. When we arrived, I explained to Jill about
Tyson and how I thought he would get depressed and not eat when
we left him there; especially if he was kenneled alone.
She listened to what I had to say, and suggested maybe we if
would be helpful if she kenneled Coco and he together.
That made me feel much better and it didn’t “weigh”
on my mind the entire time we were gone.
Our trip ended and it was off to Dover Kennels
anxious to see how the rest of our family was. When we
arrived, Jill told us we were so right on about Tyson and his
depression. He would not eat. The first day or so
he would not even come near Jill, she was lucky to get him to
take a biscuit, even with Coco right there. Now –
this is really going above and beyond and why I recommend Dover
Kennels so highly….. Jill explained to us that
she would get in the kennel with Coco and Tyson; trying to show
Tyson that Coco was not afraid and she was there as a friend.
Can you just imagine that? Tyson was stubborn but Jill’s
persistence finally paid off! Tyson accepted Jill and
once he did boy did the doggie hugs start. He constantly
wants hugs and he and Jill became fast friends. They
can’t wait to go back!!!!
I was very concerned about leaving my Malemute at a kennel
for the first time and verbalized that to Jill. She thoroughly
explained to me and reassured me how Chena would be handled.
After the first time of adjustment Chena does great as she often
stays at Dover Kennels when I'm out of town. She walks in with
her tail high and waggin' and the reports I get are that she
does very well. The location, cleanliness, service has been
exceptional for my 'doggie needs' and I believe this kennel
comes highly recommended. I can leave her there and enjoy my
times away knowing she is in very good hands.
Twyla Vander Weerdt
Thanks for taking such good care of my dogs, Hunter and Gus.
They have such a good time with you and I know they are getting
the best care possible in my absence. I can’t tell you
what a relieve it is to know my dogs are safe and happy while
I am gone. I have used other kennels in the past, but yours
are the cleanest I have ever seen. I especially appreciate the
times when I have picked them up and they have had a bath. Sometimes
I think my dogs are unhappy to see me after they have spent
a week with you. I know if Hunter and Gus could talk they would
say how wonderful you and your services are. Thanks again for
all of your service and care for the past four years.
"I readily recommend Dover Kennel to clients and friends who
ask. Jill Huston, the owner and manager, is someone I have known
for years. She is a knowledgeable dog person with years of experience
working at a veterinary clinic and she is very astute in reading
dog body language and behavior. I know my own dogs are in capable
hands when they stay with her."
Camille J. McArdle, DVM
might not think of using the term "professional" when referring
to a dog kennel, but in the
case of Jill at Dover Kennels
professional is what you get.
She absolutely knows and cares about dogs. Being herself a
breeder and trainer of Jack Russells
certainly helps in this department. Also, like a pro, she
runs a tight ship. Dover is the cleanest, best run place we've
ever boarded our dogs, and the only kennel we've used for the
last 8 years.
Whether we're leaving them for the weekend or an extended stay
we know that Ruby and Doug will be safe in Jill's care and
healthy and happy when we return.
Art and Maureen Dollase of Coon
looking for a place for my yellow lab Maggie to stay while
out of town, I was lucky to find Dover Kennels here in Andover.
I have looked at other kennels, and do not believe that the
quality and care is as well done as it is at Dover. Maggie
loves coming to this place when she needs to, and immediately
be-friends the staff. My little girl and boy calls this
place the “Doggie Hotel”. I think one of the
reasons for this is because not only are we leaving Maggie there
overnight, but Jill and her staff are always very friendly,
professional, and show a caring attitude for both my family
and my dog. Maggie has stayed at Dover
Kennels from one night up to almost three weeks in length many
different times. I leave her knowing she is completely
taken care of, and always happy to see she has been well taken
care of when I pick her up. Dover Kennels is a caring
and class act business, and
I would not take Maggie anywhere else.
After many years being disappointed by kenneling our dogs at
“expensive dog hotels” we finally found a kennel
that we, and our dogs absolutely love. Jill has taken care of
our two dachshunds Ernie and Tilly, and our lab Scooby for two
years now. The dogs love going to Dover Kennels, and actually
run to the door when we drive up to drop them off! It’s
very comforting knowing they are happy, and receive great care
and love while at Dover Kennels.
The staff at Dover Kennels are wonderful, professional, accommodating,
and caring people, and you can’t top the value you get
from the prices at Dover Kennels.
We would recommend Dover Kennels to anyone who would actually
like to enjoy their time away (without worrying) knowing their
best friends are being well cared for.
Jessica Studer & Dan Marudas
We've been boarding our dogs at Dover Kennel for over 5 years
and wouldn't go anywhere else. Jill is always happy to see us
and our dogs. The facility is clean and the staff is accommodating
and very friendly. We recommend Dover Kennels to our family
and friends with dog boarding needs. Our dogs are always well
cared for and happy at Dover Kennels.
Gary and Sue Carlson
We’ve been a customer of Dover Kennels for over 12 years.
We’d tried several kennels prior to Dover but none ever
matched the personal care offered by Dover. Through our dog
Sadie’s life from puppy to old and arthritic senior, Jill
always made sure Sadie had the best of care. As Sadie got older,
Jill always went out of her way to make her as comfortable as
possible. Jill’s background in veterinary science and
her warm heart added the extra’s you just can’t
find elsewhere. I think the most important comment on Dover
Kennel came from Sadie herself who could hardly be contained
whenever we showed up for a stay. She couldn’t get into
the kennel office fast enough and without obvious excitement.
She said it all. Thanks for everything, Jill. You’ve earned
a customer for life.
Dan and Susan Imhoff