Reynolds Kennels has grown to be a family business that is lucky to have a big group of dog lovers.
Derek and I moved to Oregon in 2000 and love it! We have lived in Tualatin for 14 years.
We have 5 children.
Madelyn 19, Ella 16, Spencer 14, Olivia 7 and Samantha 4. (Sam will be 5 next week)
When we moved to our property 7 years ago, we had no plans to build a kennel to care for our furry friends.
We had 2 dogs of our own. Zoe and Preston. Schnoodles
Our oldest, Madelyn, was 14 at the time. She was asked to care for a couple dogs while their parents were on an extended business trip (37 days). Those two king cavalier spaniels moved right in our house. We had so much fun! Everyone in the house participated in their care.
That was the day Reynolds Kennels was born. From our house, to our old barn, to an upgraded building…soon to our new kennel (January 2015)
Our kennel story is truly the American dream.
I will share more of our kennel stories later…but I want to make sure I include our wonderful staff today.
We are grateful to have Julie, our only other (almost full time) staff member. Along with 12 other teenage dog lovers.
We could not keep our dogs happy without our wonderful “almost adults”.
There is something about spending time with these young adults, that really makes life special at our kennel. Our canine friends really feel a love from them that is different from adults. Teenagers are out there to have fun!
We have lots of talent on our staff as well. Taylor is one of our current staff members. He not only is great with our dogs but he enjoys filming them. I am in awe of what these kids can to with the technology out there.
Frankly, it often goes over my head.
But when Taylor brought this in to me…I just had to share it with all of you.
I call it…..”A Day at Reynolds Kennels” That is not very creative but that is exactly what Taylor has captured.
I hope Taylor will keep sharing his talents with us….so I can share them with you!