The building of our kennel has been a long and (at times) painful process. But I don’t think any of us would appreciate the good things in our lives…if life was always easy.
Years ago, we had dogs living in our house with us. We graduated to our old barn. Then we finished out half of our shop…but now…We are in a building that we can be proud of!
We can see the light at the end of this construction tunnel.
We are not 100% but I wanted to share with you the “almost” pictures. So you can appreciate the new phase in our life.
This is our drop off area. The famous outdoor tent.
I know many of you are going to miss watching us run from the tent down to the kennel to retrieve your furry family member.
Julie is already worried that her lack of sprints down to the kennel is going to force her to up her fitness regiment to compensate for the lack of calorie burning.
She is going to have to cut back on her Red Vines!
The drop off tent has become a Reynolds Kennels landmark. But when the rains and winds are in full force…this tent struggles to do it’s job. But for the most part..we will miss it.
This is Derek in our (soon to be) reception area.
He built this nice desk with a friend of ours, Randy Trost. Painting is almost finished and the counter tops will be installed this weekend. We look forward to all of our clients to be able to drop their dogs off with no worries about the rain.
We plan to have Items available to purchase if you happen to have forgotten something at home. Food, blankets, treats etc. Anything to help your dog to have a great stay.
We want to give you a glimpse of the kennel rooms.
Their is four of them. We separate the bigger dogs from the smaller ones, but all the rooms are generally the same way. Derek and I had a tough time agreeing on a color…I’m sure the dogs don’t care but I wanted the dogs to feel cozy. Even if I am the only one that feel cozy. I guess that is all right.
The floors are polished and stained concrete. Every room is heated and has air conditioning.
My house doesn’t even have air conditioning!
Sometimes in the summer, it crosses our minds to go “sleep out with the dogs” because they have it better than we do.
We have our food prep areas…an of course the LAUNDRY ROOM!!!
(BIG PICTURE BECAUSE I AM SO PROUD)
I am the most excited about the Laundry room. You have no idea how much dog hair and dirt would go through my machines. It would take me a couple empty washes and a vacuum to get the machines ready for human laundry.
It doesn’t take much to make me happy! :0)
Actually, Just looking at this picture makes my eyes swell up with tears of joy! (I’m not just saying that either. )
Our signs are still being ordered and we have a few more fences to rearrange….but we are happy to be ALMOST done.
I will take a video with a kennel tour….when we are officially moved in.
A sneak peak will have to do for now.
I’m heading towards the light….to finish painting. :0)