Celebrating 50 Years of Exceptional Pet Care

Welcome to Kennelwood Pet Resorts:

Half a Century of Unparalleled Pet Care

Since 1974, Kennelwood has been more than just a pet care facility. It’s a place where pets are family. Founded by Donald Danforth Jr., we’ve upheld a tradition of excellence in pet care, rooted in the legacy that began with William H. Danforth’s founding of Ralston Purina in 1894.

You're Invited!

You are invited to join us in celebrating a significant milestone in Kennelwood Pet Resorts’ history – our 50th Birthday Party! We want to share this special occasion with our wonderful customers. Please join us at your favorite Kennelwood location! We are grateful for the trust and support you have given us over the years. This celebration is our way of saying thank you and honor the incredible bond we share with our furry companions.

Highlights of the Celebration:

  1. DayCamp Howliday Party:
    Pups will enjoy a special DayCamp Howliday party! Pets in attendance will receive a complimentary toy to take home, adding a bit of extra joy to their day. Reserve your pet’s spot now !
  2. Treats for our Customers:
    Kick off the celebration with complimentary treat from a surprise food truck each month!
  3. Fun Giveaways:
    During our parties we will be playing games with fun giveaways for our customers. Don’t miss the chance to take home some exciting surprises!

Event Dates


January 26, 2024


February 23, 2024


April 19, 2024

St. Peters

June 28, 2024


July 26, 2024


August 30, 2024


September 27, 2024


October 11, 2024


November 15, 2024

Join Kennelwood in Celebrating 50 Years by

Giving 50 Dogs a Forever Home

For five decades, Kennelwood has been more than just a pet care company; we’ve been a community of animal lovers. This year, as we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we’re embarking on a heartfelt mission: to find loving homes for 50 dogs, including those who have waited the longest for a family. Join us in partnership with local shelters to make a difference.


Meet Munchie

Munchie is a beautiful young dog who loves to run and play! She is looking for an active home where she can get lots of toys and all the cuddles!
APA Olivette


Meet Saphire

A 6-month-old cream-colored girl, full of puppy energy. She enjoys playing and seeks attention. Crate trained, spayed, car-friendly, leash-trained, and understands basic commands. Treat-motivated and learning quickly. Gets along well with other dogs and is social at her foster mom’s workplace. High energy but settles down after play.
Love A Golden Rescue


Meet Rosie

Rosie is a young, goofy, energetic dog with a knack for making everyone around her smile! Her antics are sure to lighten up even the dullest of days! Her boundless energy and loving nature make her the perfect companion for an active home.
Foster/ Olivette APA

Celebrating Our Community and Partnerships

Our story is enriched by deep connections with our community and partners. As we mark our 50th year, we reflect on these relationships that have been integral to our success.

Our Team:

The Heart of Kennelwood

Meet our passionate team members, whose dedication has been a cornerstone of our success. From seasoned professionals to leaders who’ve grown up within Kennelwood, their stories embody our spirit.

Looking Ahead:

The Next 50 Years

Read a special message from Chris Danforth, reflecting on our journey and outlining our vision for the future of pet care.

Dear Kennelwood Community,

I am delighted to share the news that Kennelwood is gearing up for its momentous 50th anniversary in 2024. As we approach this significant milestone, I am filled with gratitude for the incredible journey that has brought us here, a journey enriched by our dedicated employees, the pet parents we proudly serve, and the cherished pets who have become extended members of the Kennelwood family.

Today, Kennelwood stands proudly with nine locations across the vibrant St. Louis Metro Area. Our core services, including Training, Day Camp, Grooming, and Boarding, have evolved to meet the dynamic needs of our community. Notably, Training and Day Camp services have soared to the forefront of our offerings, highlighted by the recent addition of our Train ‘n’ Play location in Kirkwood, MO.

In celebration of our 50th anniversary, we’re thrilled to unveil a series of exciting promotions and events throughout 2024 at each Kennelwood location. For our valued pet parents, we are excited to introduce Kennelwood Rewards—a token of our appreciation for your unwavering support. Our loyalty program is thoughtfully designed to enhance your experience with us. For every dollar spent, accumulate points that unlock exclusive rewards and services. Whether you’re planning a stay for your pet or dropping off for day camp and a groom, every interaction becomes more rewarding. Join us on this exciting journey by signing up today [Sign-Up Link].

We invite you to visit any of our locations and be part of the celebration as we commemorate 50 years of shared joy, companionship, and unparalleled pet care.

Warm regards,

Chris Danforth
CEO – Kennelwood Pet Resorts

Our Services:

Tailored for Every Pet

From our Kennelwood Training Academy to the innovative Train & Play program, we offer a wide range of services to meet the evolving needs of pets and their parents.

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