We are excited to be the new owner’s of BnB Pet Retreat. This has been a dream of ours for a long time. We love spending time with the pets and enjoy meeting their parents. We have done some changes such as suites and painting. We have ideas and look forward to more changes.
As you are entrusting us with your family members, we thought you would like to know a little about us. We moved here from the Sunnyside area where we lived for 14 years (Sybren almost 20 years).
We have been raising dogs since 2004, early years Yorkies but later Min Pins and Bouvier des Flandres. Feel free to check out the Mensonides Kennels Facebook group page.
Before coming to the valley, Michelle worked at JELD-WEN as an administrative assistant to the Sr. Vice President of Financial Services. Her interest in 4-H gave her the opportunity to be involved in a dog 4-H club and she was the Livestock Director at the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo for several years.
Sybren has had a dairy cow hoof trimming business in the valley since 2002. He grew up on a dairy in The Netherlands and immigrated here with the hopes of owning a dairy.
Cameron is studying business at Columbia Basin College. He works on projects and helps with the kennel. He helped Michelle with the dogs and puppies through the years and has a love for the dogs.
Josh is a local ER nurse. He rents the single wide on the property which gives another person watching over things.
Located on 8.5 private acres in the country but minutes from the city. Neighbors are horses, cows, and alpacas.
Owner's live in home on the property. Everyone visiting facilities must drive past home to reach the kennels. Son lives in single wide on property.
Main building has 4' x 4' and 4' x 8' indoor kennels with 4' X 12' outdoor runs. When weather allows doors to runs are left open. All kennels have solid dividers between dogs.
Large indoor chain link runs with Kuranda beds. This has been used as an over flow building during busy times. We look forward to converting to modern HDPE kennels with glass doors and possibly indoor play area.
4 large play yards where dogs are rotated out for potty breaks and play time. Time varies according to weather, dogs personalities, number of dogs, etc. but range from 10 minutes to over an hour.
Indoor only area available. After potty breaks outside, indoor area for more play time.