Welcome to Kingsmark Kennels!

Your cherished pet is in good hands at Kingsmark Kennels, Northern Arizona's premier boarding resort. Let us pamper your family member to a spa day, luxury boarding or fun filled activities that will keep your pal busy! We offer it all from VIP packages, supervised socialization, one on one play time & doggie day camp. You won’t find another boarding resort that will do what we do!

Safe Summer Fun With Your Dog

Written by Shannon Gottschammer.

Ah, those lazy days of summer—or not! Even though the weather has become a lot warmer, don’t allow your dog to become a couch potato. He still needs exercise, although it’s essential to take some extra precautions to keep him healthy and safe no matter how high the mercury rises.

Don’t overdo it: During the summer months, it’s especially important to take things slowly with your dog to prevent him from overheating. Keep exercise sessions short and sweet—a shorter walk outdoors followed by a break and then a play session indoors may be just the right mix. And on especially hot days, try to exercise indoors as much as possible to keep your dog cool and comfortable.

Avoid the hottest part of the day: In general, the sun is at its peak between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., so it’s best to exercise your dog in the early morning or evening, when temperatures are cooler.

Provide lots of water: Did you know that your dog’s body comprises approximately 70 percent water? Water is an essential nutrient that keeps his cells functioning properly; without it, his body will shut down. While exercising, a dog sweats primarily through his paw pads, so it’s crucial that he have access to cool, fresh water at all times to replace what he’s expending. If he’s playing outdoors, place a water bowl in a shady area to ensure easy access.

Respect your dog’s breed: Certain breeds, like the Pug and Bulldog, are considered “brachycephalic,” which means that they have flattened heads and shortened muzzles. How does this affect exercise in warm weather? The structure of their faces makes it harder for these types of breeds to breathe, so they are extra sensitive to prolonged, strenuous activity and more prone to heatstroke.

Pet of the Month - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Written by Shannon Gottschammer.

Chow Chow

Country of Origin: Great Britain
Height: 12–13 in
Weight: 11–18 lb
Coat: Long, silky, straight or slight wave; feathering
Colors: Blenheim (chestnut markings on white background), tricolor (black markings on white background and tan markings), ruby (rich red), black and tan (black with bright tan markings)
Registries (With Group): AKC (Toy); UKC (Companion)

Origin and History

Toy spaniels were developed in Great Britain circa CE 1016, and their first function was that of a hunter. By the 1500s, their hunting days long gone, these dogs were companions to the wealthy, as only the rich could afford a dog who didn’t earn his keep by ratting or hunting. In the 1600s, both King Charles I and King Charles II adored the breed, and it was from the latter that they were eventually named the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. During the Victorian era, the breed was crossed with Pugs and the Japanese Chin and became what is now called the King Charles Spaniel (“Charlies”) in the United Kingdom and the English Toy Spaniel in the United States. By this time, the “old type” of toy spaniel was almost extinct, as the Victorians preferred the domed skull of the Charlies.

In the 1920s, curious as to whether any of the longer-headed Cavalier toy spaniels often depicted in paintings still existed, American Roswell Eldridge began offering prize money to exhibitors at the Crufts dog show in England who could bring him “Blenheim Spaniels of the Old World type.” The offer of cash was tempting enough that several breeders worked to bring back the old style. These dogs became what is known today as the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Since its recognition by the Kennel Club (KC) in 1944, the Cavalier has achieved notable popularity, counting among his admirers such high-powered people as Princess Margaret and President Ronald Reagan.

Personality Profile

While some can be reserved, it is the rare Cavalier who does not greet everyone and everything with great joy. Still, he is not a hyper dog at all; rather, he is naturally well-behaved and downright adoring, with big expressive eyes and a tail that seems to be constantly wagging. Large enough to be able to handle romps in the great outdoors but small enough to fit snugly in a lap, he is a versatile, endearing dog. Because Cavaliers are so people-oriented, they are not content to spend a lot of time alone. They get along well with children and other animals.

What Set's Kingsmark Kennels in Flagstaff Apart?

What Set's Kingsmark Kennels in Flagstaff Apart?What sets Kingsmark apart is the fact that we focus 110% on every client and guest that walks through our door. We march to the beat of our own drummer instead of paying attention to what every other Flagstaff kennel does or doesn’t do. Our business has proven to be very successful with over thousands of satisfied guests.

Our mission is to be Northern Arizona’s premier boarding resort providing excellent service with exceptional care in a clean and comfortable environment. We promise to treat your pet like a part of the family and ensure that they will have a safe home away from home. Thank you for entrusting us with your animals!

Customer Testimonials

  • We love bringing our dogs here. There are (other) kennels closer to our house but we choose to drive 15 miles out of way to bring the dogs here.

    -- Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Both dogs seem happy and "at home" here. I am particulary happy with Shannon's grooming, she is one of the few people who does Blue's feet correctly.

    Elna Manges, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • He loves his holiday turkey (with mashed potatoes too) menu!

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • I love how friendly, helpful & caring the staff is. I always feel good leaving my dogs at Kingsmark!

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Loki loves it here and that's all that matters - clean and very nice staff.

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Always great staff and my dogs love coming here!

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Everything was handled very professionally & the service was upbeat, friendly & welcome.

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Zoe has enjoyed her stays here for the past 3 years. She will miss you when she relocates back to CA next week. Best wishes for the coming new year.

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • A little pricey over the holidays but peace of mind in knowing (my pet is) taken care of.

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • I'm very impressed with the services and care my cat and I received. She appears to be a healthy, happy camper with makes me equally happy!

    Randi Colbert, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • I like the fact that when I call, I am always greeted with such friendly service. Lucy loves coming. Thanks!

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • He always seems to smile when we go down the lane!

    Kathy Schuster & Bindi, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • You guys always have a friendly, positive attitude and a high level of performance -- and you obvious love our pets. Thank you!

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Always very friendly and I feel completely comfortable leaving my dogs here. They love coming too!

    Michelle Wilks, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Our dogs are happy to come and we like the service and dedication of your staff.

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Everything was great! Staff obviously cares about the animals. We are excited to start using Kingsmark from now on!

    Singer, Arnold, Daisy & Owner Natasha Harrison, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • We are happy that our dog Hank likes it here!

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Great! Thanks. Always a good experience.

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • I love how nice you all are and how much Jasper love to see you guys!

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • We (Vic and I) and our dogs, Bailey and Hannah, LOVE Kingsmark. We feel so lucky that we were referred to you when we got Bailey from Second Chance. And, we would have not have our gorgeous collie Hannah if it was not for Kingsmark. Thank you all so much for everything!

    The Smiths, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Grooming was awesome! Loved the Halloween Bandanas!

    Mrs. Spencer, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • My dog loves being there and I appreciate that he gets to play with other dogs in a safe environment!

    Mrs. Noble, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Jasper loves the staff at Kingsmark Kennels. They treat him like a royal King!

    Nola Haynes, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • We have used other kennels in the Flagstaff area and have found you folks to be the best, helpful, friendly, caring and our dogs don't complain! We are and have been repeat customers!

    Kristine and Bill Hunt, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • I have used your kennel for over 30 years. You always cater to my pets every needs and you love them too! I drive hundreds of miles out of my way to have my dogs and cats stay with you! When they are at Kingsmark I can relax and enjoy my trip!

    Vicki Numkena, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Love you guys!!! Thank you so much for all the good work you do!

    Jim & Rebecca Stodd, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Awesome Staff & and thank you for being so sweet about my husband calling a couple of times to find out how Winston was doing.

    Suzzanne Vargas, Flagstaff, AZ.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can my animal get sick by staying at the resort?

    Even though they had all their shots, despite your best effort they still can catch a cold.

  • Do you socialize cats?

    We do not socialize cats. We have found that they prefer to have their own personal space.

  • What accommodations do you have for cats?

    Each condo is a triple deck kitty palace that gives access to a play room galore!

  • Do my pets need to be spayed or neutered to stay at your facility?

    No - not at all. We do not require your pets to be spayed or neutered to be at our facility.

  • Is your facility climate controlled?

    But of course. We maintain a current temperature from 70 to 72 Degrees throughout day and night.

  • Do you offer grooming?

    Yes we do! Allow us to pamper your pets to a bath, brush and nails or even a new hair doo.

  • Do you have doggie day care?

    Of course we do! Our day care offers a variety of activities to keep your dog busy all day!

  • How many times does my dog get exercised?

    Our facility is indoor/ outdoor which allows them to have access to the outside during the day.

  • How many yards do you have?

    We have the most exercise yards of Northern Arizona. We have 25 heavily treed and shaded play areas.

  • Do you offer executive suites?

    Absolutly! Our luxurious accommodations offer an 8 x 10 room with dog furniture, flat screen HD TVS, and Direct TV