Our History

Established in 1989

For more than 34 years, Happy Run Kennel has provided dogs and cats in the DelMarVa region with quality boarding and doggie daycare. Our mission is to provide quality care for your pet in a safe, clean and comfortable environment while you are away. Our staff is specially trained to give your pets the highest quality care. We know that your pets are part of the family, and we make them feel like they are part of our family while they're here. We are proud of our success and we look forward to adding you to our long history of happy customers. 

Meet the Owners

Lois and her sister Diane, are thoroughly experienced pet trainers and handlers with a lifelong passion of caring for animals. After years of raising Rottweilers, Lois and Diane decided to welcome other families' pups into the pack, and Happy Run Kennel was born. They enjoy being able to serve the public at Happy Run Kennel, where treating your pet like their own is the driving force of the business. Lois and Diane hope to provide you such a positive experience you'll remember to return to Happy Run Kennel for all of your pet boarding needs.

Why Happy Run?

  • Owners live on the grounds
  • Lifetime ownership of dogs, cats, horses, and dairy goats
  • Accept all sizes and breeds of dogs & cats
  • Large exercise area
  • We handle all medications
  • Bring your own toys, blankets, etc., if you wish
  • Valuable service, personalized care
  • Open 7 days a week - convenient pick-up & drop off
  • Close to Rt. 301 corridor

Open 7 days a week: 8am-6pm
Closed - Tuesdays & Fridays from 10am - 4pm
Closed for pick-up/drop-off on Christmas & Thanksgiving


301 Hoffecker Road
Chestertown, MD 21620
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(410) 778-5158    info@happyrunkennel.com make a reservation