Academy Boarding Kennels has established a loving and loyal clientele since opening in 1983 with generations of families and pets returning for boarding and grooming services. Our professional staff strives to build relationships with pet owners and their pets – enhancing the experience for all by providing a customized carefree loving experience for each pet. Ensuring their sense of security, well being and happiness while at their home away from home is always our goal.
Academy Boarding Kennels is a locally owned and operated kennel. Owners, Carolee and John, are present to assist you along with their passionate staff. Carolee holds a Master Degree in Animal Nutrition from Texas A & M University. Previous to the kennel’s opening she worked for many years as a volunteer at Albuquerque Animal Humane Association and served on their board for five years. She was also a very active member of the Sandia Dog Obedience Club here in Albuquerque, volunteering as an instructor in puppy and adult obedience classes. John holds a Master Degree in Health Physics from Texas A & M university. Previous to the kennel’s opening he worked for the Department of Defense and Department of Energy here in Albuquerque and various other states. John now works behind the scenes doing the daily bookkeeping and business.
We are fortunate to have two very experienced kennel supervisors – Erin and Justin, Erin is a Veterinarian Technician and has been a kennel supervisor with us for several years. Justin mentored under our retired kennel supervisor of 30 years and is back from military service as our other kennel supervisor. We are also fortunate to have a combined 110 years of grooming experience among our 4 groomers in the grooming department. You will be greeted by either one of our experienced and caring receptionists.