Owner's since September 2019. Enjoy living on site and working in the kennel with the pets.
Cameron, son, came home to help with the kennel and go to school. He has always had a love for animals.
Bella, has a special love for animals especially her Cupcake that she occasionally brings to work. She joined us spring of 2020.
Kennel is behind owner's home, sitting in the middle of 8.5 acres. Surrounded by cows, horses, alpacas and the railroad tracks.
In September 2018 we purchased BnB Kennels, formally Happy Camp.
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 indoor only that is chain link runs with Kuranda beds. This has been used as an over flow building during busy times but we have also found that some dogs prefer this room.
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 areas including a room specifically for smaller dogs with music playing and warmer than the rest of the kennel. We have 2' X 3' wire crates all the way up to 3' X 5' kennels. We also use our grooming room for small dogs and that is wire crates like home, X-pens set up as 4' X 4' or even the grooming banks. Grooming/vet kennels only if dogs prefer them.