Wakefield Kennel has been owned and operated by the Dofflemyer family since 1974. It is situated on the family's beautiful private acreage in Earlysville and is currently under the second generation family management of Andy Dofflemyer, son of Barry and Nancy Dofflemyer. Barry and Nancy purchased Wakefield in 1974, built their private residence close by and still reside there to this day. The Dofflemyer family takes pride in what they have established and many years of dedication and enthusiasm have developed a reputation for Wakefield as one of the community's favorite dog boarding destinations.
Wakefield Kennel is a unique boarding facility that provides both an indoor and an outdoor boarding experience. With many walking trails and large grass exercise yards in our vast country acreage, your dog will have an opportunity to enjoy themselves outdoors as well as retreating indoors to the comforts of their own individual temperature controlled space. At Wakefield we provide a clean, fresh air facility in an inviting private country setting.
The Dofflemyer family also owns and operates The Dogg House which was constructed in 1983 and operated under a different name in its Charlottesville location until 1993. In 1998 the facility was remodeled and officially opened as The Dogg House under the management of Barton Dofflemyer, another of Barry and Nancy's three sons.
My dog Thor must have had a great time while he was there this past week. Since I got him home he has spent almost the entire time sleeping on the floor next to me. This is not a complaint, I just want to know how they managed to exhaust a 9 month old lab puppy.
The family that runs this place genuinely seems to care. My dog has issues, and they handle everything with grace.
Staff are very friendly and attentive! I have been taking my two dogs here for about 2 years now and I've had nothing but good experiences. I really like the walk and hike options as well!
My dogs love coming here for grooming or boarding. They don't even say goodbye sometimes! I feel as though the staff knows them personally.
The staff at Wakefield are all exceptional. They always have given our dogs the best of care and their facility is so clean and welcoming. Our very old dog enjoyed the senior care and our new boy loves the walks and hikes and positive attention from the staff! We highly recommend Wakefield Kennel!