Dear Spot:

I wanted to say thanks for providing so much well thought-out information that helps me care for my dog, Akela. While I was planning a trip to Hawaii recently I was very concerned with who could care for him while I was away. Fortunately, I picked up Spot Magazine (May 2009, pg 19) and learned about Laurel Acres Kennel in Hillsboro. I checked out their Website and, after calling them to speak in person, I was convinced that they would be perfect to look after Akela.

I was right; he was so happy when I picked him up. And after I read his "report card" I knew I had made the right choice in getting the V.I.P. package that gave him lots of walks, snuggles, and romping with other dogs. Thanks again Spot! It’s comforting to know that the next time I am looking for answers about caring for my dog I know I can turn to you!

Chris Andersen and Akela, NE Portland
Dear Laurel Acres Staff,

Thanks for taking such good care of our boy, Ivan. He was so happy when he came home. He usually sulks for 2 weeks and totally sulks and ignores us so this was a first!
Thanks for letting us get a relaxing vacation!

Keith and Lottie
Thank you most kindly for taking such good care of our 2 good friends, companions, lap warmers and humor providers, etc. during our recent travels. They were, of course, very glad to get home and back to the routine but seemed to be in great spirits and not bummed our or anything which was great to see. Thanks again and we will see you next trip.


Just a quick note to say thank you for taking such good care of Leyna & Freyja while we were gone. We really appreciate you adjusting Leyna’s play yard schedule to walks when you realized she wasn’t enjoying the play yard and trying different things to get her to eat. They were both very happy when we got them home, so we know they were well cared for.

Thanks to all the staff for providing a great environment for them.

We really appreciate it.
Christine & Tom
We were so impressed with our entire experience at Laurel Acres Kennels from Maddie’s stay over the Easter weekend. From the moment we arrived to picking Maddie up, everything was both professional and comforting. Even your advice about her sleeping more when she got home! We don’t know what you did, but it’s taken her a couple days to rest up from her fun! Thank you. The way you do business would be a great model for any business.

Sincerely yours,
Mike and Judy
I was so comfortable with leaving my 11 year old Springer Spaniel in your care that I didn’t even worry about he the whole time I was gone. You were highly recommended by three different co-workers who have all left their dogs there. I couldn’t be happier with the care and attention you gave my old dog. I could tell when I picked her up, she was happy and content, relaxed and had been well taken care of. I was impressed with the facility and the professionalism of your staff at the front desk. They took their time checking Lady in and made sure they had all of the information they needed on her.

Sammy was boarded at your facility last month. It was a very good experience for both of us. We can tell because he was happy when he got home. I also called daily to inquire about him and the staff was very patient and polite. I appreciated it.

We were very pleased when we picked Licorice up and found him a happy and well-cared-for fellow. I had a good feeling when I dropped him off, and an even better one when I returned.

Thank you so much,
To the staff at Laurel Acres,

...I am thankful for the additional activities you provide – perfect for a high energy dog like ours....I know your staff loves animals and treat them all like one of their own.

Thank you again...
Brian, Robyn and Crash