Monkeyshine Kennels | Dog Boarding

KENNEL ADDRESS: 17085 12 Mile Road, Big Rapids, MI 49307 | PHONE: (231) 301-3290 

Grand Opening May 2021

Our Boarding Facility is: Brand New, Private, Clean, and Safe

Welcome to “Our Home” and your pet's new “Home Away From Home”. We are loving, caring, and extremely knowledgeable on pet care, health, and safety. Please rest assured that your pet is in the best hands possible while you are on a family trip, business trip, or wherever else you need to be. There is no need to worry about Fido or FeFe while you are away.

Reservations are required for dog boarding or training. During the holidays we tend to fill up quickly so please try and plan ahead. We would hate to turn away one of our canine friends when you need us. Arrangements can be made at drop-off for your pet to be bathed if needed during his or her stay. 

Upon your arrival we will make filling out any paperwork quick and easy. Remember for your pets and our other pet guests safety please make sure to have a copy of required vaccinations with you or your veterinarian may email it to us beforehand.

Vaccines required for Dog Boarding:


  • Bordetella -"kennel cough" (must be within the last six months) 

  • Distemper/Parvo (usually given annually) 

  • Rabies (given every three years)

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  • Cage-free - all dogs boarded will have a private, individual, full-sized indoor kennel or suite. 

  • We supply all pets with our house cuisine which is Purina Pro Plan chicken and rice.. 

  • We always have fresh, crisp, clean water available for your pet while in his or her suite. 

  • You may bring your own food (at no additional charge), please mark clearly on the bag or container the name of the pet and date range of stay. 

  • We do provide bedding for your pet while with us. Please feel free to bring your pet's bedding or familiar toy or treat with you. 

  • We are diligent with the sanitary conditions of our kennel and pet suites. We use a broad-spectrum kennel disinfectant that is safe yet effective to disinfect our kennels and bedding for your pet's health and safety. 

  • All kennels are private and never shared with another border. We do offer Ultimate Suites which are double in size to accommodate two pets in a family. 

  • The inside section of our pet suites is air-conditioned in the warm weather to a happy 75 degrees for the comfort of your pet. 

  • Never worry about the outside elements because all kennels are covered and indoors.

  • Our kennel facilities also have radiant overhead heat during the winter or colder months for your pet's comfort. 

  • We have playtime available in our fenced-in yard. 

  • Our indoor facilities also offer skylights to allow for natural lighting when pets are inside.

  • Our Cancellation Policy is 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid a charge for a one night stay*

Drop Off & Pick up Hours – 7 days a week 9 am – 5 pm

(special arrangements may be made for after-hours)


  • $38.00 per day - Double runs

  • $20.00 per day - Double runs 2nd dog 

  • $30.00 per day  - Single run 


  • $25.00 per day - Double runs Daycare 

  • $20.00 per day - Double runs Daycare 2nd dog 

  • $20.00 per day - Single run 

  • $17.00 per day - Single run 2nd dog 



  • $8.50 per 20 minutes - Exercise and Playtime 

  • $1.50 per day - Medications 





For over 50 years and three generations of family ownership, training and developing all pointing breed dogs from the field trial competitor to the hunting companion. Our staff  is skilled at handling dogs of all levels including: puppy development, obedience, basic gun dog training, field trial training and more.


Monkeyshine Kennels has been an industry leader in gun and bird dog training, for over 50 years, in Michigan. Headquartered in Leroy, we offer excellent training grounds and are proud to be the only gun and bird dog training facility that offers two training trips per year, one to North Dakota and one to Georgia.




Ready to have your pointing dog trained? Only limited space is available. Simply fill out our online form to reserve a spot. 


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Monkeyshine Kennels schedule is tentative and subject to change. 

2021 Tentative Spring Schedule


  • January - Winter Training Camp - Georgia 

  • February - South Georgia GSPC, GA​

  • February - Savannah River and Region 16 Championships

  • March 10 - NGPDA All Breed - Pinckneyville, IL

  • March - Region 5 Championship - Pinckneyville, IL

  • April - NGSPA Nationals, Grovespring, MO

  • April - Region 2 Championship, OH

  • April - Bucheye Field Trial - OH

  • April - Ohio Championship - OH

  • April - GSP of Ohio - OH

  • May - Lansing AKC Field Trial - Ionia, MI

  • May - Region 4 Championship - Ionia, MI

  • May - GSPC of MI - Ionia, MI

  • May - Michigan Brittany Club - Ionia, MI

  • June-August: Summer Camp - North Dakota - Reserve Now


Grand Opening May 2021. Brand new boarding kennel. Private, safe, and clean. 

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From time to time we offer GSP puppies or broke German Shorthaired Pointers for sale. Please follow us on Facebook or contact us for details regarding any upcoming planned litters.

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