Gochenauer Kennels, established in 1971, is a family owned and operated pet care facility built on a strong work ethic and a commitment to providing the highest quality care for pets. We specialize in caring for pets that have never been away from home or those that have boarded with us many times. We are a quality care kennel, caring for your pets the same way we'd want our own pets to be treated.
Our professional staff is dedicated to giving your pet the individual care and attention it needs, not only to its physical well-being, but to its overall adjustment to its "temporary home." The staff continually updates their knowledge through study and attending pet care seminars. Our staff members are pet CPR and first aid certified.
Gochenauer Kennels is inspected twice per year by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement. Gochenauer Kennels is also a member of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce. Our groomers are also part of the National Dog Groomer Association. Lastly, we are part of the Pet Care Services Association.
Kennel tours are available from mid-September to mid-May, by appointment, on Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. This is usually our slowest time of the year, allowing you to view our pet boarding facilities, while providing minimal disruption to the pets in our care. Please call, (717) 569-6151 to set up an appointment for a tour.
What happens if my pet needs medical attention?
If your pet should require medical attention while in our care, our customary procedure will be to call your veterinarian and go by their instructions. Should the nature of your pet's illness require an office visit, we reserve the right to utilize our on-call veterinarian depending on the illness and travel required to reach your veterinarian. Please read and complete an emergency care contract at time of check in and provide contact phone numbers in the event of an emergency.
I would like my dog bathed and/or groomed before he or she comes home?
Most dogs leave the kennel just as clean as when they arrive. A limited amount of grooming appointments are available Monday through Friday. If you want your dog bathed or groomed, arrangements must be made in advance, especially during our peak seasons.