Glen’s Dog Inn is a licensed dog kennel serving the Los Angeles community. We are very conveniently located directly off the 405 freeway a few minutes north of LAX. It is a beautiful tree-shaded facility. We are not a “cage-free warehouse” for dogs. We do, however, allow the dogs to play cage-free and we have multiple secure and separate play yards. We have ample space — the dogs are not crammed in together. This is important. Dogs are social animals, but they also need their space to feel relaxed. They can play around, roam around, or lounge around — it’s their choice. The grounds are mostly pebbled, not concrete. Pebbles are better for the dogs’ joints and are easily washed down.
The upper part of the property, where we board the large dogs, is up a flight of stairs on a hilltop, enabling the dogs to see out and into the distance. This has a calming effect on most dogs — they don’t feel pent up or penned in. The lower part of the property is for the small dogs, and we have an area for the very small dogs as well. The fences are ten to twelve feet in height, moored in concrete. There are multiple gates to get into the property and multiple gates separating the upper property from the lower property.
At night, the dogs sleep indoors. We separate out the dogs at night – some of the small dogs, however, we allow to sleep communally. The rooms are fully ventilated; fresh air is constantly brought in and there are powerful out vents. We have the very best Friedrich air conditioning units. Although we are relatively close to the beach, global warming has been ushering in longer and longer summer heat waves.
We also schedule a nap time. We have found that this works better than endless play. Not unlike little children, canines need stress-free downtime. We also sleep indoors, but in our own beds.
Glen’s Dog Inn has been in business for over twelve years. Glen, the owner, worked around dogs and in other facilities many years before opening his own place. He has an Intermediate Handler’s license with the USDA and has a sister company, Glen’s Pet Travel, which is a member of IPATA, the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association. Armando and Genaro work at the facility. Genaro stays up top with the big dogs, and Armando lives in the lower house with the small dogs. We are made to feel special by the dogs who board with us and have become our friends.
Feeding: We feed the dogs kibble and add tuna-fish packed in water. We feel that adding tuna (human-grade wet food) is safer and better for the dog. We have a very low instance of doggie diarrhea. You are welcome to bring your own food; however, we find that a huge percentage of dogs love the tuna and do very well on it.
All male dogs must be neutered and we reject certain breeds. We reserve the right to separate out a dog if needed.
All visitations and stays are by appointment only.
Vaccinations must be current.
“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.” — Mark Twain