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Grand Opening 

Boarding Kennel Address

 17088 12 Mile Road, Big Rapids, MI 49307

Phone: (231) 660-1139 

Brand New, Private, Clean, and Safe Boarding Facility

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" Yearly vaccine required (6-month booster recommend) 

  • Distemper/Parvo (usually given annually) 

  • Rabies (given every three years)

Customer Reviews

"Dan and April always take exceptional care of our boy Woody. I think he loves them more than us."

"Monkeyshine Kennel has been training my GSP for many years. Once they opened boarding I wouldn't trust my dogs with anyone else."

"Professional, Loving and Caring Staff and exceptionally Clean Boarding kennels"

"Monkeyshine Kennels trains, boards, and takes care of my dog like it was their own."

"Dan has been training and field trialing since a very young age. Dan and April are great people and give back to the sport of field trialing.

Two dogs

Boarding Drop-Off & Pick-Up Hours

Monday to Saturday: 9am - 11am and 4pm - 6pm

Sundays: Pick-up only - 4pm - 5pm
(special arrangements may be made for after-hours)


  • $30.00 per night - Single dog run

  • $45.00 per night - 2 dog sharing run


  • $10.00 per 30 minutes - Exercise and Playtime 

  • $10.00 bath

  • $5.00 per feeding (kennel food only)



  • 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. Mark the bag or container with the name of the pet and the date of stay. 

  • We provide bedding for your pet but feel free to bring your pet's bedding or a familiar toy or treat with you. 

  • We are diligent with the sanitary conditions of our kennel and pet suites.

  • For your pet's health and safety, we use a broad-spectrum kennel disinfectant that is safe, yet effective.

  • All kennels are private and never shared with another boarded dog.

  • We do offer Ultimate Suites which are double in size to accommodate two pets in a family. 

  • The inside section of our kennels is climate controlled for the comfort of your pet. 

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

  • Our kennel facility is equipped with radiant overhead heat during the 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*

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