Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Harlingen Texas
Kennel services dedicated to LE community?
Morning, I have 17 years with the DHS and recently relocated to South Texas. We ran into issues finding a good kennel for our male DDR. Wife and I are in the process of starting our own kennel. We have our LLC, bought a couple acres next to our home and we will start boarding in the near future to the general public. We recently toured the local kennel that houses (contract), the local Feds K9s. We almost lost our lunch after viewing the facility. Our end game is to provide a service to the Local State, County and possibly Federal LE community that we have not seen. We want to strictly board working K9s. After that wake up call, my wife and I decided that we can do much better and plan to offer this service. My question is, do you Officers have trouble finding a trusted professional kenneling service? I understand that lots of K9s live with the handlers, but some do not and some agencies contract out. Everyone goes on vacation, training, has in house kennel issues etc. I'm about 6 miles from the Mexican border and every PD in my area, Sherriffs Dept, and CBP, BP has a ton of K9s. We would also like to provide an area for Handlers to conduct nose work and bite work. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I'm located in Cameron County, outside of Harlingen TX.