Love, attention, plenty of exercise and practicing “good behaviors” are the standard at Varian Kennels. Play and socialization are emphasized as all dogs get to play and run together! Boarding is available to all my previous training clients and “regular” boarding pack members. New dogs have to come in for at least one training session prior to staying here to introduce them to the  pack, teach them enough obedience to come off leash on our runs, not jump on me, and not blast through gates as well as make sure they are not aggressive! (We are a pack here, so all the members must behave reasonably, if your dog needs additional training to get along, we can book a training stay instead of a boarding stay, but training stays book out usually a month or two, so get ahold of me early if you are not already a regular member.)

We also offer grooming so when you get home you can cross washing the dog off of your list of things to do! Nothing too fancy, just a hot shampoo, condition rinse bath, blowout, and solid brushing. Labrador Retrievers are just $35.00, heavy coated dogs like German Shepherds run about $50 to $60.


  • Boarding is $50/night for first dog ($35 each additional dog),   or monthly rates are $1250
  • Training sessions are sometimes available at  $100  a session.
  • Holiday rates, add $10 per kennel. (not per dog, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter Vacation.)

One last note: Just as space is limited occasionally, so is my time! Make reservations early!

See our happy campers on the kennel blog!
Check out some of our training videos on youtube!

Or Hear what other clients had to say about their boarding experience here at Varian Kennels:

Thanks so much for taking such good care of Honalei (female German shepherd mix) while we were gone. You did a great job of shaving her belly!

Thank you so much for taking care of Hayley (female Golden Retriever.) In all her 12 years she has never been boarded and we were a little nervous about how she would do . The card you sent home with pictures of her hiking, exploring, swimming and romping with her new dog buddies were so cute and totally priceless. We are thrilled she did so well and are so glad to know there is such a great place for her to stay when we go out of town again!

Photos of boarding: