2116 Main St, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040534.005781 -118.488010
Neighborhoods: West LA, Ocean Park
Excellent Place to Board Cats! – I STRONGLY recommend Santa Monica Kennels for boarding if you have a cat. I have a three year old siamese cat who is my baby and never been boarded. I boarded him for a week and I was nervous the whole time. The manager was a delight. She didn’t mind that I called every other day to check on my cat. And even returned my call when I called after hours. The area where the cats stay is an entire apartment! The cats have cupboards and closets and drawers to hide and play in. They even have an enclosed outdoor balcony where they can see the ocean. When I picked up my cat, I was so pleased. My cat was calm and relaxed. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this kennel!
RECOMMEND - SANTA MONICA KENNELS IS EXCELLENT
I have boarded my dog at Santa Monica Kennels for years. They are an excellent facility. Anyone that says otherwise is wrong. I travel frequently and have always found my dog to be excited to arrive at the kennel and excited to see me when I pick him up. This means “my dog is happy there”. The staff is knowledgeable, kind and there 24 hours a day. The kennel is safe and clean and the dogs are walked and played with constantly. My next trip will take me out of the country for three weeks. I know my dog will be loved, safe and happy at Santa Monica Kennels.
Wonderful Kennel – I had a death in the family and had to find a place to board my king charles puppy asap. I was lucky to find this kennel. The owner and staff were so kind. The place was very clean and they feed an all natural dog food. I liked that they walk the dogs around the dog park next door several times a days. And they use leather leashes strong enough so your dog is safe and secure. It was also great they give bathes to each dog before they go home. My dog smelled great.
The Dog Training is Great! – The Dog Training is GREAT!
I have a six month old yellow lab named Fresh who stayed at the kennel and was trained by Ira at Santa Monica Kennels.
Ira did an amazing job!
Fresh came home completely potty trained, walks on a leash without pulling me and listens to me! I opted for the 4 week training, which at first seemed long, but was perfect. My dog still has her same playful personality. Fresh and I both learned the commands and it is a pleasure to have a trained dog. If your dog needs training, it is worth every penny to use Ira. His staff is nice too.
I have used the kennels many times. – Cannot comment on training which is very expensive. They are next door to a dog park and walk each dog 5 times a day around the park. To my way of thinking those 5 walks are more important to a dog than the prettiness of the facilities. Sit outside and you will see people walkiing the dogs all day long. All the rest matters to people but not to dogs.
response to westside cutie – you say you get charged for two days even if you picke up at 8 am well your dog is being cared for from midnight to 8 am. so your not supposed to pay for that. also your dogs only gets per your instuctions 2 1/2 cups in th am you said she nibbles throught the day. Also when you drop off you are asked what time will you be picking up because the get a complimentary bath. you should have said you didnt want a bath. and you were the one very rude.
RIP OFF – They rip you off by charging you for the day you pick up your dog even if it is EXACTLY WHEN THEY OPEN THEIR DOORS at 8:00 a.m.! They then tell you they gave the dog a complimentary bath & fed your dog! I brought my own food, which they told me she didn't even et the morning I picked her up. My dog has hyper sensitive skin & allergies. I did NOT ask or want their bath. Now my dog has had an allergic reaction to their shampoo! They totally rip you off!
Dont bring your animals here for training. – I paid $5000 to have my two dogs trained. Specifically I sent them in to learn the "no" command which the trainer assured me would take care of their barking. I was very specific about this being the main problem.
A month later I got my dogs back and all they had learned was how to sit....and only when they were on the leash.
I was told I could bring them back for re-training, which I did. When I got them back there was still no change and all the trainer said was "Well, some dogs are more stubborn then others".
Dont use them - honestly. Its a year later and Im still upset over how much money I wasted.
if I could give zero stars I would. – I am not sure why this kennel still shows up with so many stars after all of these negative reviews. It's dirty, they staff is rude and the dogs are all terribly upset by the time they come home. Don't send any animal here.
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