Kennels

Our kennel building has the ability to house more than 100 dogs at one time, with two dogs housed in each per kennel. Generally, we board about 50 dogs, but our numbers do fluctuate with the season and the training schedule. One half of our kennel building is designated for the dogs currently in Training. The other half is for boarding dogs in our program or guide dogs.

Dogs come in for boarding for a variety of reasons. We house dogs who require medical attention, such as spaying or neutering. We also keep dogs who are in heat in this area, provided they are not needed in our breeding facility. Occasionally, a guide dog will need to be boarded for a short time.

It is also important for GDA’s puppies to become accustomed to the kennel environment before coming in for Training. Building a familiarity with our kennels and staff makes the adjustment easier for them.

Kennel Staff

While boarding, our dogs enjoy regular walks, grooming sessions and group play time. Each of our Kennel Techs is dedicated to providing the dogs with quality care and attention. The dogs are carefully monitored each day and our kennel staff works closely with our veterinary and training departments to address any issues.

Dogs truly enjoy coming here. In fact a number of our Puppy Raisers refer to us as “Camp GDA”!

For boarding reservations, please contact boarding@guidedogsofamerica.org

Our kennels are open to GDA Puppy Raisers Mondays through Sundays, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Evening hours (4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.) are reserved for pick-ups and drop-offs only. Our kennels are closed on all major holidays.

All other visitors are requested to contact (818) 362-5834 or visit the Tours page for more information.

For other kennel services, contact GDA Kennel Manager Larry Borbon at (818) 833-6448 or LTBorbon@guidedogsofamerica.org
or GDA Lead Kennel Technician Chris Medina at CJMedina@guidedogsofamerica.org
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