Welcome To Roaring Brook Kennels

“A home away from home for the beloved pets
of Farmington Valley, Connecticut!”

Roaring Brook Kennels provides a loving home for pets across Farmington Valley, whether you’re going on an extended vacation or simply want to indulge your pet with a well-deserved treat. Conveniently located adjacent to Roaring Brook veterinary hospital, Roaring Brook Kennels offers same comprehensive care and oversight.

We’ve been honored to host thousands of pets over the years, and pets love the spacious accommodations and personalized care delivered at Roaring Brook Kennels.

Pets who stay with us can enjoy our daycare program, one-on-one play sessions, a scheduled grooming and a level of warm, compassionate care that pet owners have come to expect from Roaring Brook.

If you’d like to learn more about Roaring Brook Kennels, our policies, prices, discounted packages or any other details, we welcome you to contact us! Before your next trip, be sure to get in touch to ensure your pet receives a vacation too!

We can’t wait to hear from you and know your pet will love their stay with us!

Roaring Brook Kennels is a proud member of the
International Boarding & Pet Services Association

Video: Roaring Brook Veterinary Kennels meets all of your pet’s needs providing a full-service boarding option as well as doggy daycare to supply a home away from home for your pets.

New Clients

Please use the link below to create your new Pet Portal account. For those that already have an account you can login here as well. Please contact us with any questions that you might have.

Why board with Roaring Brook Kennels?

Dogs are social by nature, which is important to keep in mind if you’re leaving home for an extended duration. When you leave the home, certain behavioral issues can occur, such as separation anxiety, stress, excessive barking or other issues.

During their stay at Roaring Brook Kennels, your dog can enjoy a level of comfort and socialization that goes beyond simply alleviating stress, but adds enjoyment and pleasure to the life of your pet. Our kennels provide both indoor and outdoor play areas, and a safe environment for your beloved dog to enjoy.

This level of care and personalized attention can make all the difference and allow you to enjoy your next vacation with the peace of mind that your dog is enjoying their vacation too!

Career Opportunities

Full time staff are eligible for health insurance (medical, dental, and eye), 401k, PTO, free boarding/daycare for personal pets, and discounted grooming.

Please contact us with any questions or for additional information.

Boarding accommodations

Your dog will enjoy some of the following benefits while staying with us.

• Personalized attention and play time with highly-trained staff.
Safety; our veterinary professionals are trained in CPR and first aid to ensure your pet is completely safe while under our care.
• Comprehensive and convenient care; Roaring Brook Kennels are located adjacent to our veterinary hospital so you can schedule a grooming, routine check-up or procedure while you’re away!
• Incredible value; our “Leader of the Pack” boarding package bundles daycare and bath services into one package, saving you 45%!
• Relationships! We’ll work hard to develop a personalized rapport with your beloved dog and they’ll grow to love us too!

In order to keep Roaring Brook Kennels safe and secure at all times, we maintain a few requirements that must be met before we can admit your dog for an extended visit or stay.

• We require that all guests be at least 12 weeks of age before their stay.
• Town license paperwork is required to be valid by the State of Connecticut (new laws in place since 2022).

Dogs are also required to be up-to-date with the following vaccinations:

• Rabies
• Bordetella (required every 6 months)
• Distemper
• Parvovirus
• Canine Influenza
• Negative Fecal Exam

* Please note that dogs older than six months must be spayed or neutered to participate in daycare.

We’ll give you a questionnaire before your stay, to check on behavior, temperament and to ensure that these requirements are met. Since Roaring Brook Kennel provides a social experience to all types of dogs, we use these medical precautions and behavioral requirements to ensure the safety of every pet who enters.

By staying up-to-date on vaccinations and by disclosing all information before admitting your dog to our kennel, we’ll ensure that everyone has a safe time, and give you the confidence that your dog is also surrounded by other pets who have met the same credentials! We know that your dog will absolutely love their time at our kennels and are delighted to provide such a rewarding and healthy experience to your beloved dog while you’re away!

While socialization is a wonderful way for your dog to learn and grow, we also know that playtime experience can lend itself to accidents when dogs are chasing one another, jumping and enjoying each other’s company.

We provide constant supervision to ensure that play remains safe at all times, and if injuries do occur, we have our veterinarians prepared to offer any care necessary.

If your dog gets messy during playtime, we also offer bathing as an option to ensure that your dog can play hard, and still come out of Roaring Brook Kennels clean as a whistle!


We know that while you’re away, it may not just be your dog that’s left alone! That’s why we also offer a cattery, to provide safe, clean and comforting accommodations to your beloved cat while you’re away.

Since your cat has a different set of needs as dogs do, we provide different accommodations accordingly. Our cattery provides sound proofing, temperature control and creature comforts to ensure that you cat isn’t just passing the time, but is truly enjoying themselves!

Our kitty-condos can also be customized to fit the needs of your individual cat, since we know that sometimes little kittens have big personalities!

If you’d like to secure extra space for your cat while you’re away, we’re also proud to offer double and triple cat condos upon request. These areas come equipped with shelving and plenty of space for your cat to feel completely at home.

Cats will also enjoy a high-quality diet, plenty of play time, climbing poles, toys, cushioned chairs and other treats to ensure that their time with us is an absolute treat!

Cats are required to be up-to-date with the following vaccinations:

• Rabies
• Feline Distemper
• Intestinal Parasite Exam

Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital | Canton, CT

Grooming services

A grooming session with the professional groomer at Roaring Brook Kennels will leave your pet looking and feeling great. No matter what your pet’s individual needs are, our grooming staff will give your pet plenty of personalized, one-on-one attention. We work closely with our clients to understand the needs of each pet, and our highly trained staff can work with any pet.

Roaring Brook Kennels offers an extensive range of grooming services, from breed clipping and styling and cat grooming to specialty shampoo and condition treatments to dental maintenance. Our groomer frequently attends seminars, trade shows and continuing education classes, and is at the cutting edge of the latest pet grooming styles and trends.

Please call us at (860) 693-0603 for more information about our grooming services or to set up an appointment for your pet.

Doggy Daycare

Dogs love lots of playtime, attention and companionship—they are man’s best friend, after all.  But leaving your dog home alone for long periods of time may result in separation anxiety and behavioral problems.  Your dog may destroy furniture, have accidents in the house, bark excessively, or become stressed.  Doggy daycare is a safe, fun way for your dog to relieve separation anxiety and make new friends as it is a great tool for socialization.  At Roaring Brook Kennels’ Doggy Daycare, dogs can play, wrestle and romp with lots of other friendly dogs in our indoor/outdoor play areas.

How can daycare help your dog?  Interacting with other dogs helps your dog develop important socialization skills.  Energetic play means your dog gets plenty of exercise and burns off some of that excess energy.  When your dog has activities to keep him or her engaged, destructive behavior is curbed. 

About Doggy Daycare

Our Doggy Daycare program is a safe, structured, and most of all, fun environment for your dog.  Each dog has his or her own private “room” with a bed and water bowl.  We provide breakfast or lunch for dogs that need it.  All of our daycare guests settle down for a midday nap at about lunch time.  Our trained staff of two members constantly monitor the play area while paying close attention to each dog’s behavior and physical ability.

Why choose Roaring Brook Kennels Doggy Daycare?

The quality of our care begins with the kindness and compassion of the people who work with your pets. Our doggie daycare is staffed by animal lovers who are trained by an experienced obedience trainer on the finer points of making Daycare a fun AND safe experience for your pet.

Roaring Brook Kennels offers large inside AND outside play areas. Your best friend can get some sun and fresh air while playing king of the mountain outside, and when the weather isn’t cooperating they can play in our large, clean, and comfortable indoor play area with rubber flooring. All of this exercise and stimulation makes for a happier, healthier dog who has better social skills, fewer problems with weight and general health, a stronger immune system, less anxiety, and less trouble sleeping!

Our relationship with Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital means that if the need arises, your pet will have instant access to the highest quality veterinary care. In addition, our Kennel staff is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid. We require that all animals in our care have current Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella, and Canine Influenza vaccinations. In addition we also require a clean stool sample annually. This helps ensure that your pet returns to you in the same state of good health they were in when you dropped them off.

Roaring Brook Kennels is the most complete pet care institution in the state. While your four-legged friend is in our care, they can relax for a weekend stay, attend doggie daycare, or even have a spa day with our professional groomer! Where else can you do all of this in one place?

We know you want the best care for your pet at the best price. That’s why we offer you several different ways to customize your time with us. For example, our “Leader of the Pack” boarding package bundles boarding, daycare, and a bath, saving you up to 45% on our services. We also offer multi-day and monthly doggie daycare packages that can bring your costs to just over 19 dollars per day! We work hard to make it easy to provide your pet with the fun, socialization, and stimulation they crave!

At Roaring Brook Kennels, we are looking for a long term relationship with you and your pet. We make it a point to know what your dog LOVES, and what they don’t. We take the time to get to know your dog’s personality, because we believe it’s the best way to help them get the most out of their time with us. The more time we spend with your trusted companion, the more our friendship with them grows, which is why Roaring Brook is the next best place to home!


All Doggy Daycare guests must be at least 12 weeks of age, and dogs older than six months must be spayed or neutered.  All dogs Town license paperwork is required to be valid by the State of Connecticut (new laws in place since 2022), and be up to date on the following vaccines:  Rabies, Bordetella (every 6 months), Distemper, Parvovirus, Canine Influenza, including a current negative Fecal Exam.

Before joining our Doggy Daycare Program, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire about your dog’s behavior and temperament.  On your dog’s first day, a staff member will meet and evaluate your dog.  Upon successful completion of evaluation, your dog will be introduced to other dogs in the program.  If your dog does not get along with other dogs or has trouble socializing, there are other daycare options available.  Your dog may be permitted to stay with us, but not allowed to play with other dogs.  Instead, your dog will receive one-on-one attention from our staff members.  We also have a trainer on staff to help with any problem areas.

Daycare safety

Playtime can be a fun, positive experience for your dog.  However, play can be rough and accidents can happen when dogs roughhouse, chase and jump on each other.  Trained staff members monitor all playtime activity, though we cannot control every dog individually.  Scratches, torn nails, sprains and strains are all hazards of the play room.  We have licensed veterinarians on the premises at all times and any injuries will be treated by our veterinarians.

It’s not uncommon for dogs to get messy during playtime.  Play can get dirty, especially due to weather conditions.  Dogs drool and mouth each other during play, as well as romp around in the pools and puddles.  If your dog gets dirty during daycare, we may recommend a bath for your dog.  Please ask a staff member for more information about bathing options.  We’d love to have you visit our Doggy Daycare group-please call us at (860) 693-0603 to arrange a tour.

Contact Roaring Brook Kennels

Roaring Brook Kennels | Canton, CT

Roaring Brook Kennels is conveniently located off of (our aptly named) Lovely Street, approximately ¼ miles off of Route 44 in Canton, Connecticut. Both our veterinary hospital and our kennels can be conveniently found in the same location and are housed in adjoining buildings.

Send us an email

    Roaring Brook Kennels

    60 Lovely Street
    Canton, Connecticut 06019
    Phone: (860) 693-0603
    Email: roaringbrookkennels@gmail.com

    Hours of operation

    Monday–Friday: 7am-6pm
    Saturday: 8am-4pm
    Sunday: 11am-4pm