New dog kennel opens in Red Oak


Red Oak Country Kennels opened in June on Moore Road in Red Oak.


From Contributed Reports

Monday, September 17, 2018

Dog lovers in the Twin Counties have a new local option for boarding their four-legged friends.

Red Oak Country Kennels opened in June 2018. Located on a farm on Moore Road in Red Oak, the K-9 country retreat is specifically designed with dog owners’ and pets’ best interest in mind.

Owner Greta Small spent nearly a decade training horses in Tennessee.

“That taught me a lot about patience, trust and how every animal relies on you to be the one to love them and care for them,” she said.

The kennels provide a new, modern facility located in a comfortable, rural setting.

“Our suites are all indoors in a climate-controlled environment with private walls and slip-proof epoxy floors for added privacy and protection,” Small said.

Dog owners can enjoy time away from home with peace of mind knowing their fur baby is safe and comfortable. Each suite is furnished with an elevated Kuranda dog bed and all accommodations have their own run and outdoor space, fully covered to shelter pets from any type of weather.

“Pets also have access to a large indoor play yard, but we never put pets together unless they come to the kennel together,” Small said.

For $25 per day, boarding includes feeding, daily kennel cleaning, administration of medications if needed, turnout time and play time. For a small fee, dogs can have a bath, too. Small recommends that dog owners bring their pet’s preferred food, however, the kennel will provide dog food if needed. All dog breeds and sizes are welcome.

“I try to give every dog one-on-one attention during their stay in order to make their experience here as close as I can to them being at home. I even try to send photos and videos updating the owners of how their baby is doing,” Small said.

Red Oak Country Kennels requires proof of vaccinations prior to boarding to ensure the safety of all pets. The kennel is open seven days a week.

“My husband and I always wanted to live in North Carolina,” Small said. “I moved to Red Oak about a year ago when he lost his life in a tractor accident. We were in the process of selling our farm in Tennessee at the time and were looking forward to moving to North Carolina, so that is what I still wanted to do.”

Small said  her own dogs have helped her through the hardest times in her life and therefore she knows firsthand the role they play in a family’s life.

“My dogs are my world. They go everywhere with me, but I know if I were to go out of town I would want someone I trust with my life to watch them for me,” she said. “With that in mind, I want to provide a place where people can trust that their babies will be taken care of just as I care for my dogs; with love and compassion 100 percent of the time. I strive to create an atmosphere where they feel more like family than guests.”

For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.redoakcountrykennels.com or call 252-443-4054.