Dog kennels at parks

Tuesday, May 2, 2006 9:58 AM
Has anyone ever used the dog kennels at parks? Are they typically clean and well-run?

Specifically, Holiday World (perhaps Raven Maven can help me out): Are the kennels ever full? How about on a Friday? Can you take your dog out for a walk and put him back in without paying another fee?

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Tuesday, May 2, 2006 10:11 AM
Our kennels open at 9:30 am CDT, so if you're concerned, it's a good idea to check your pooch in at the Holidog Inn first thing.

Yes, you may take your dog for a walk (outside of the park proper) during the day and return for no additional charge.

Just be sure to get doggie's paw stamped on the way out (just kidding).


Paula Werne
Holiday World

Tuesday, May 2, 2006 10:16 AM
matt.'s avatar Hershey's was just ok. There isn't a lot of grass right outside of the kennel, so there was not a lot of easy places to walk Dudley, and the entire facility seemed a little cramped and small. It seemed ok, and we'd leave him there again when we go back.

SFGAdv's, was actually excellent. It sits right at the base of Kingda Ka, and its the perfect area to walk your dog around a bit. It was nice enough we actually went back and walked him a couple of times. Very nice facility, and the folks there were very nice.

Tuesday, May 2, 2006 11:23 AM
eightdotthree's avatar I am still nervous about leaving our dog at a kennel we are not familiar with. Every one we have seen has looked nice enough.

Has anyone used Cedar Point's?

Tuesday, May 2, 2006 11:40 AM
rollergator's avatar

Raven Maven said:
Just be sure to get doggie's paw stamped on the way out (just kidding).

Sa-WEEEET! Thanks Paula! :)

Tuesday, May 2, 2006 12:22 PM
janfrederick's avatar No fair! How about some rides for the doggies? ;)

We left Chert at the Magic Mountain kennel. It seemed pretty clean, but I'll probably leave Chert and his new girlfriend Taffy with friends next time we go somewhere.

Be sure to bring a blanket or two and a bone or something. And definitely take advantage of being able to take them out for a walk. We brought a lunch with us and hung out for an hour or so.

That being said, I sure hope that issue of being charged for re-entry doesn't raise its ugly head again.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2006 12:35 PM
Gemini's avatar If it helps, here's an article on Cedar Point's Pet Chek (with pictures).

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Tuesday, May 2, 2006 12:45 PM
I actually helped out a day at the kennel at Epcot (WDW). It was pretty fun! It was large, clean and was the only kennel at WDW to offer a dog walking service. Imagine, me, never had a dog, cat lover having to walk 3 dogs!
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 4:52 PM
This is an interesting topic as I was looking at keeping my Jack Russell at the kennel at Carowinds. Anybody know anything about that particular place?
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 8:04 PM
Dollywood has 'Doggywood."

It was built a couple of years ago and offers standard kennels for $12 but they also have four themed "cottages" available for $30 a day. Additional $5 will be charged for each additional dog sharing a kennel or cottage.

It's clean. They have a retail shop etc. They do fill up especially on Saturdays in the summer so calling is a good idea.

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Friday, May 5, 2006 10:09 AM
I remember years ago, before I knew what ACE was, there was a picture in the local papers of an enthusiast who road coasters and his dog rode with him in the front seat of the Thunderbolt at KW.
Blue Streak Marathon Rider 2003 and 2004 KW Gor_y Park Team Member
Friday, May 5, 2006 10:45 AM
One of the reasons we go on vacation, is to get away from the dog and cat!

However my sis-in-law used HW's 2 years ago and was very pleased, said they did a great job taking care of her dog, and he even seemed happy.

So even animals love HW, how cool is that?

Now officially a Halloween Haunt Cornstalker for Fall '08!
Friday, May 5, 2006 12:47 PM
Frantic Ferret's avatar The first year SFStL was open the kennel was called "Park-A-Pet". I always liked the name, but we never brought our dog with us.

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