Jackie reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
We read so many reviews of kennels in/near Calgary before entrusting our two much-loved dogs to anyone and it was obvious from the reviews that Paradise Kennels is very special. It's now the only place we'd want our pups to stay when we're away - they've been regular visitors for the last couple of years and always come back healthy, clean and happily exhausted from all the playtime!
Diana reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
Thanks Jennifer for taking such good care of Charlie! We were a bit nervous leaving him in a kennel, but once we went out and saw the facility and met you we knew we made the right choice! We are so happy we found a great place for Charlie to go to when we have to go out of town! He's already looking forward to his next stay in May!!
Victoria reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
Paradise kennels is like no other place we researched. The staff are wonderful with our dogs and the dogs love going. The last couple times peter and lily were picked up they ran to the Paradise van! Our minds are at ease when the dogs are at "camp", we love watching the videos on Facebook, and the dogs come home happy (maybe a bit sad to be home) & exhausted. You can't put a price on that. Jennifer and team are a great addition to our lives!
Lindsey reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
My boxer, Winston, goes here all the time and loves it - he always comes home and sleeps for a couple days from so much play (and trust me - he is impossible to tire out)! Everytime the van comes to pick him up he gets so excited to go - have tried many daycares and kennels in the past and nothing compares - highly recommended!!!
Anne-Marie reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
We've taken our pup Rowdy here twice now, and both times he came home happy, healthy, and tired. We love the video updates - it's clear he loves it there just from watching him. He also really benefits from all the socialization - his dog manners after coming back have definitely improved. Thank you Paradise for taking such good care of him! It's a relief knowing he's in good hands while we're away.
Chris reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
I just got back from vacation and received my two dogs Molly & Max back from Paradise Kennels. I can't express how happy I am with the great service I received from the staff at Paradise Kennels. My two dogs (both Cocker-Spaniels) came back from their mini-vacation happy and freshly bathed. The best part about Paradise Kennels is the fact that they picked-up and dropped-off the dogs at my house, no other kennel in Alberta offers that kind of service. Jennifer and her staff do a wonderful job at Paradise Kennels and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a safe and well-kept kennel facility.
Lori reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
In the last couple of months our Bernedoodle, Opie, has been to PK 3 times. He loves it and comes home very happy! The staff are so good with him and we love the fact he runs free and is not confined.... barking his head off all day long. The transportation pick up is absolutely the best and we feel fortunate to have found this kennel where he can run free and swim in the pond with his new-found friends several times a day. It's really nice to watch the Facebook posts too. Thanks Jennifer
Lisa reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
Our dog Simon absolutely loves this place!! I have very high standards for our dog and was so relieved to find paradise kennels after relocating here to Calgary and having other bad experiences with kennels. Their taxi is a huge convenience and knowing how much exercise he gets is amazing! Simon goes crazy when they come to pick him up so I know how happy he is to return. The Facebook videos are great when I'm away and see how much fun he is having!! Jennifer and her team are the best I've ever met!
Jacqueline reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
Our dog comes back happy and the activity is great for her. The videos that are posted are great...especially for our kids who miss Mugs when she's not with them. Very happy with Paradise Kennels.
Barb reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
March 5 ·
My dogs love to get picked up and play at Paradise Kennels! They love to romp and are so happy and tired when they come home!
Cathy reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
Honestly, can't even remember when our two went anywhere else! Once I get their food ready......Pete parks himself at the window until the van arrives. Both he and Archie absolutely love their time at Paradise Kennels! They come home clean (thank you!), exhausted and content. No anxiety, no reluctance - they are at home at Paradise and that gives us such a sense of comfort, too! Jennifer and the team absolutely know their stuff and it shows. The addition of videos is so much fun and so appreciated. We never even knew Archie was such a water dog. Thank you so much for creating a home away for the boys whenever we jet off to our own adventures. Without you, we wouldn't enjoy our time away near as much! Pete usually waits at the window for at least 10 minutes after being dropped off - he's pretty certain you'll be back for him! Thank you!
Purdy reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
Can't say enough good things. Our dogs love it. the care and attention they receive is fantastic. We almost think they are more excited than we are, too go on vacation. We would never think of sending them anywhere else.
Yvette reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
April 19 · The absolute best!!! I feel so confident in leaving my two teeny fur-babies with Paradise, I know that they absolutely love them and do the very best for them 💖
Krista reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
We are very cautious about where we have Randi stay while we are away. We researched many places and wanted to make sure our active dog was well taken care of. We visited Paradise Kennels and liked what we saw. Randi has stayed there a couple of weeks each year for the past four years. She's happy when the van pulls up to take her to doggie camp. All the staff there do a terrific job -- she's tuckered out when she comes home!
Michelle reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
When entrusting the care of our fur family member to a kennel, we would not go anywhere else! Animals are well cared for, socialized and exercised. Just the peace of mind you want when you travel!
Patti reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
Our dog Sadie is high energy and needs tons of entertainment. She comes home from here happy and tired. Used to take her to another popular kennel and she came home smelling stressed and the last time she went she came home hoarse from barking. Broke my heart. Paradise is perfect for her. Thanks Jennifer
Yvonne reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
My dog Pippa feels safe here. (In another place she was shaking when going back) At Paradise, Pippa is put into a play group that suits her. She gets lots of space and time to play outside with her new friends during the day. She can go swimming in a pond. At night she has her own space so she can sleep. Pippa will continue coming back.
Rebecca reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
Can't thank you enough for the wonderful care you have given Gordo & Fred over the last 2 weeks. They look a lot fitter than when I dropped them off from all the walks they have been getting. It was lovely to be able to see them on the videos too while we were away. Thanks!
Lauren reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
My dog, Sox, just got home from Paradise and was excited to see me for all of 5 minutes (ok, maybe 2). She then spent 10 minutes crying at the front door for them to come back for her before finally giving in to the exhaustion that always results after a stay with them. I can't say enough good things about Paradise Kennels! Sox comes home clean, happy and exhausted! Thank you!!!
Melanie reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
Thank you to the team at Paradise Kennels. Bourbon came home from his first trip to a kennel and is happy, tired and barely seemed to notice we had been away. We will recommend your kennel to others and it will be our first choice on any upcoming vacations. Thank you so much for taking excellent care of our dog!
Heather reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
It was so wonderful to feel that Conan was in great hands while I was away. And so wonderful to see a video of him running and playing with other dogs! I'm sure he's wondering why he doesn't get to go every weekend.
Plus, I love that he came back bathed!
Tammy reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
My family were at ease knowing Sam was being kept busy and socialised while we were away. This was his first time away from us since we adopted him almost a year ago. I will definitely recommend Paradise Kennels. Day 3 being home and Sam is still sorting him self being back. He is probably looking for all of his puppy friends. 🙂
Marguerite reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
Paradise Kennels is an absolutely fabulous place to leave your dog when you travel and you can't take them with you. They have a fabulous facility that has highly trained staff that allows your dog to have plenty of exercise, fresh air, socialization and playtime.
My dog has stayed at Paradise Kennels periodically over the past few years and each time I pick him up he has come home relaxed and stress free!
Many, many thanks to Jennifer and her staff!!!
Donna reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
Thank you , thank you so much for those fantastic pictures. Makes my heart so happy to see what fun Ted and Maggie are having. It is so good to see them running and playing with their new friends. Posting the pictures is such a good idea. Paradise Kennels is the best place for Ted and Maggie to have a vacation too. It is so nice when we go on a trip to send them to such a great place. I have recommended Paradise many, many times.
Susan reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
To Jennifer and her team, Jett had an amazing time with his pack. They were a joyous bunch of dogs to watch on your videos. You know when he's had a great time, when you dropped him off and he watched out the window till you were gone, and he is still waiting for your return. Now he's stuck with just us, and we are not near as much fun as he had with you and the dogs.
Olia reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
I am so glad that I finally found the place where my dog was happy and taken care of. When my dog got back he was clean, healthy, happy and exhausted. Thank you so much for your job!
Tannis reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
This was our first kennel experience. My son and I visited 2 weeks before our vacation. We both agreed Paradise was a lovely place to leave our dog. We appreciated being able to communicate through email while on vacation and knowing that Baxter was doing well. Thank you! We will visit again I am sure. Tannis Scheuerman
Melissa reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
Thank you so much for the videos and pictures of Laycee and Trooper. It is always so nice to see your "babies" when you have to be away. You guys are awesome!
Dianne reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
Love it here great place for my dog. I can go away and be comfortable that he is happy. Thanks Dianne and flash. 🙂
Jeremy reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
Been here once. My boxer loved it. Doing it again.
Lisa reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
Great kennel. My dogs love it there and they get so excited about going. They're happy and exhausted when I get them back !
Crystal reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
I would never leave my pup anywhere else! Paradise Kennels is hands down the BEST kennels in the Calgary area!
Jade reviewed Paradise Kennels — 5 star
Our pup loves it here! He came home completely happy and tired from all the playtime outside:) Would definitely recommended to anyone looking for a safe and friendly place to board their pet!
“Thanks Jennifer…..I forgot to let you know that last time Molly came home she was excited to see me for all of about 2 minutes then she went to the front door and sat there whining to go back to you guys. It’s a good sign she is so happy with you she doesn’t want to come home!”
-Diane and David
“Hi Jennifer, I cannot figure out how to add the following review to your website regarding your wonderful care of Wallace during our “situation” in August. Hopefully you can add it for us. David is slowly recovering and Wallace is by his side to help him every step of the way. Thank you again for all you and your staff did during that time. We have Wallace booked in with you for Christmas so he’ll be back soon for more fun and frolic.”
“Wallace our Border Collie had visited Paradise Kennels 3 times over the past year and we were always happy with the love, care, attention and exercise he received, then we had an emergency situation arise where my husband suffered a heart attack and needed heart bypass surgery soon after. We called Jennifer at Paradise Kennels and they stepped right up to the plate. With almost no notice they came and collected Wallace and made him comfortable and happy in Paradise while we dealt with our frightening situation. Wallace ended up staying at Paradise Kennels for 3 weeks and it was a God send, Jennifer and everyone at Paradise Kennels were endlessly patient and kind with us in our situation and gave Wallace the very, very best of reassurance and care, not to mention lots of exercise and love.
We can only very highly recommend Paradise Kennels. Jennifer, her family and her superb staff are 5 Star!!! The Best!!! Top Notch!!!!!!!!!!!!”
-Vet Inspection by Animal Care Centre
On June 20, 2014 I performed a veterinary examination of the Paradise Kennels facility owned and operated by Jennifer and Les Fraser. This facility is quite exceptional, and well above the norm in terms of exercise, socialization, and organization. The facility was clean and has an adequate cleaning schedule in place. The outdoor spaces all have adequate shade and water and dog appropriate toys. The dogs receive more than adequate outdoor time and socialization in size and age appropriate groups. Dogs are monitored at all times when outdoors. The indoor aspects of the facility are clean and well maintained with a large indoor socialization area available. There is more than adequate ventilation, heating, and cooling, and appropriate emergency precautions are in place (fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, etc). There are areas where non-social or aggressive dogs can be appropriately contained and still receive adequate outdoor time. Overall, this is an exceptional facility and I am happy to recommend this facility to my clients! If there are any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Laura Beckerton.
Laura Beckerton, DVM
“Thank you for the hospitality today. It was a pleasure to see your facilities, the happy dogs and your passion for the kennels. It was particularly enlightening after looking at the ‘Chasing Tails’ operation in Calgary yesterday. We were both depressed when we left there. It was great to actually enjoy the visit to your place. We had great kennels for Violet in Bahrain and in the North and South of England – we are comfortable that Paradise Kennels is going to be her second home in Calgary.
As you have already seen, we have made the first booking for Violet for our June vacation and will be looking at the calendar to make more for the year.
When we made the booking, we only asked for a standard den. Would it be possible for us to change that booking to a themed room for her? She actually sleeps on her own sofa in our bedroom and although we know we are being soft, think that she would be happier with her own calm space.”
“Just a quick note to say thank you for your attention to Chilli in late November. From the time of his return, I believe that he had a very positive experience there.
The care, the routine, the time outdoors and mix of other dogs seems to lend to that for my guy. So thank you, and hope to be able to provide Chilli Dog another adventure there again soon! Cheers”
“Thank you for the availability and having Maverick with you again this summer. He is still the quiet, easy going, Golden he has been for you each time. We truly appreciate the care and amazing service you provide and have the utmost confidence when we leave him with you. Thanks again and we’ll see you at pick up August 1st.”
“Thank you Jennifer for the wonderful care you provided for Gypsy! I could tell by Gypsy’s response how much she loves you guys. It’s such a great feeling knowing we can get away and that Gypsy is having fun! Thanks for sharing that video clip with us, that was really nice of you. We’ll see you again in January.”
-Twyla and Robin
“I am absolutely blown away by this kennel. I have found it is a doggie day care, an off leash dog park and a kennel all in one. First let me say I am thoroughly impressed with the owner and kennel operator who is an award winning trainer who goes above and beyond what I would ever expect out of a kennel.
They offer FREE pick up and drop off from your house, your dog will never sit in a kennel all day as they get anywhere from 8-12 hours of walks, swimming and playing as well as a bath before they get dropped off back at your house — all at no extra charge. I have sent my 2 dogs to other kennels and pay so much money for what Paradise offers for free. Or at the other kennels I have sent my dogs to they are kept in a chain link box all day and they are either sick from stress of not being able to run and play and they are crazy insane dogs with all this pent up energy as they have been neglected. This other kennel has over 300 dogs (Paradise only takes 50!) and when I called to check up on my dogs at the other kennels nobody had any idea who my dogs were or how they were doing.
Jennifer at Paradise knows all her dogs — who they are, their breeds, ages, energy level, temperament, etc. Jennifer knew my dogs better then I did after only one stay and we have been there plenty of other times since then. This kennel is a gem among cement pad, chain link nightmares of other kennels out there and I would never send my dogs to any other kennel as this is truly Paradise.”
“We recently had to board our dog for the first time. We researched a couple kennels in the Calgary area and this one was the winner. It was not in the city but this shouldn’t be a deterrent for using their services – they offer pick-up and drop off at no extra charge!
Since we had never boarded a dog before, we wanted to go visit the location. It is located out in the country with large fields and a pond for swimming – there is NO traffic for dogs to run into.
Jennifer assured us that our dog would only be in the kennel during meal times, nap time and at night for sleeping. The rest of the time, the dogs are either outside in size appropriate pens (separated based on dog size & temperament) or if it’s too cold or wet to be outside, Jennifer has a fully heated very large hanger with rubber flooring where the dogs can play inside.
The dogs are also provided with off-leash walks in the field and pond during the day. Jennifer loves her job and it shows in how she cares for your dog.”
“We’ve used Paradise about six times in the past year for stays between 4 and 10 days for our small dog. The proof is in his response to going with Les or Jennifer at pick-up, he loves it!
We know our dog is playing with other dogs most of the day, not cooped up in a kennel and ignored. That’s really important.
And the service … they drop off and pick up at the times promised. We have visited the kennel out in the country and are very impressed with the facilities and how it’s operated. Our dog is in good hands.”