Providing quality care for your dogs since 1978



Nestled among tall pine trees, grassy hills and along Limestone Creek sits this area’s most experienced and professionally run dog boarding facility. 

Founded in 1978 by Bob and Kathy Knight, Shadowbrook is currently owned by Jennifer Andrews, and assisted by her husband Jeff. Jennifer has over 25 years of experience showing, training and breeding Flat-Coated Retrievers and Field Spaniels. Her HuntLane Kennel name is well known throughout the Flat-Coated Retriever breed.  She is the past President of the National Flat-Coated Retriever Society (AKC) and has judged at a national level.  She is very knowledgeable about most breeds, the most important being your family pet!

The staff at Shadowbrook has over 20 years of tenure, and over 50 years of experience working with dogs. This tenure is reflected in the professionalism, compassion and enthusiasm of the staff. The experienced staff has backgrounds in veterinary care, grooming and animal care. As a result, most all dog related issues can be handled efficiently and professionally at the facility. The staff also has experience with older/geriatric dogs, and dogs with special needs, but can also help with your energetic puppy.

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Jennifer and her family live on the premises, always providing 24 hour supervision. Shadowbrook prides itself on cleanliness.  The pets in their care stay in individual, indoor, heated runs (family runs are available for owners with multiple dogs). Each individual runs has its own outside patio area.  The entire facility is then fenced, providing both added security, as well as three large individual exercise play areas. This added security provides owners with that extra peace of mind.

Since 1978, Shadowbrook has been refining its procedures and routine. This constancy allows owners and their pets to receive consistent and quality care, every visit. Procedures that include departure brushes, regular exercise and your bedding cleaned,  insures that your dog is as happy to stay at Shadowbrook, as they will be, going home with you.

Shadowbrook’s philosophy is to provide a clean, safe and happy environment for your dog.  We understand we can not replace your home and your care, but we can provide your pet with a safe, secure and healthy environment when you can not be with them. 

Our fees are simple. We charge by the number of pets you have. There is never an extra charge for outside exercise, administration of standard medications, type of bedding, personal attention or feeding (whether it is your food or ours). Other facilities charge extra for these services. Like a hotel, we have an 11:00AM Check-out time. Dogs picked up before 11:00 are not charged for that days stay.

Our Office Hours are convenient, but designed with your dog in mind.  Dogs sleep 14 – 18 hours a day, with large and older dogs requiring more.  By closing our doors at 5:00, we insure that dogs can rest, without the distraction of arrivals and departures. Even though our office is closed, staff is available to attend to our guests as needed.

Our Building is located next to our home on 40+ wooded acres along Limestone Creek.  We offer individual runs, with chain link enclosed outdoor patios, accessed by individual dog doors. Our different run sizes can accommodate small dogs and families of large dogs. We also offer walk-out runs, for dogs with special needs. Our facility is surrounded by grass exercise areas and a security fence. We are conveniently located southeast of Syracuse.