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All Breed Dog Boarding


Walnut Ridge Kennels is family-owned/operated boarding kennel, nestled in a quiet country setting in Huron County, Michigan. Located outside the city of Bad Axe in the "heart" of the Thumb, we have been in existence since 1999. The kennel started with 10 runs but we quickly added 30 more. After expanding yet again, we now have the capacity to house 60 dogs. We have spacious 4'x8' chain link runs inside for larger dogs and 3'x6' runs for the smaller dogs. For the optimal comfort of our guests, the building is climate controlled. Soft music is played throughout the day and night, having a calming effect on the dogs. Outside we have 2 large fenced areas where the dogs are able to exercise and play several times a day. You may bring toys, blankets, treats, etc for your poochie to have during their stay with us. Dogs’ must be up to date on 3 vaccinations, Bordetella, Rabies & Distemper. Give us a call if you have any questions or want to schedule a stay for your dog!

Our Staff:

Missy Forster-Rooney, Kelsey Connors 

Kayla Parrish, Leah Stringer & London Glass.





Boarding is $15.00 per day.

$10.00 per additional dog.

You are charged the day of drop-off regardless of time, & pickup by Noon, not charged for that day.

Dog must be up to date on 3 Vaccinations prior to boarding - Bordetella, Rabies & Distemper.

Proof must be given to us prior to boarding to ensure shots are current. 

We suggest booking reservations at least TWO WEEKS in advance, as we book up fast!

You may bring along toys, blankets, treats, etc..along with your dog to have during their stay.

If dog is on medication, please bring along, as we will ensure the dog receives whatever it needs.

Food is included, but if on special diet/formula, we suggest bringing along as well.

Water/Food Dishes are provided by us. 


1st DOG: $350/month 

Additional DOG(S): $250/month

Please call us to set up monthly boarding. 

Nail Trims - $10.00 

Please call in advance to set up an appointment. 

Obedience Classes - $150.00

10 week class. Spring & Fall Sessions. Dog must be up to date on all vaccinations.

Learn basic commands; sit, stay, come when called, no jumping, down, distractions, etc. 

Will help with other behavioral issues when addressed. Call us to get on our waiting list.

Check Facebook for our event post in May & August to know when classes begin. 


Easter- 7:30am - 11:00am

Fourth of July- 7:30am - 1:00pm 

Thanksgiving- 7:30am - 11:00am

Christmas Eve- 7:30am - 3:00pm

Christmas Day- CLOSED