The Employees of Kingsmark Kennels in Flagstaff AZ.

Our Pet Care Certified Staff in Flagstaff Arizona

International Boarding & Pet Services Association

Kingsmark Kennels is a proud member of the International Boarding and Pet Care Services Association as well as the only kennel in Northern Arizona that is part of The American Kennel Club. Kingsmark employees go through vigorous training and Pet Care Certification. Our entire staff is independently certified for Advanced Pet Care Technician. Our employees are focused on exceptional service to our clients as well as our guests. Each staff member is an essential part of the Kingsmark team and serves to make our reputation even stronger.


John Kavanagh (Founder)John Kavanagh (Founder)

John Kavanagh was born March 3rd 1948 and passed away August 5th 2010. He attended ASU and graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Science degree. His love for dogs began in 1962 when he followed his passion for breeding collies, thus was the beginning of Kingsmark Kennels. He then went on to becoming a professional handler in 1975, where he traveled all over the country. He had successfully showed Kingsmark Collies for over 49 years. He has had over 50 champions and were still counting! John’s dedication to animals also turned into a career of caring for them. He was Northern Arizona’s most experienced kennel owner! He will forever be missed and never forgotten!


Shannon Gottschammer (Owner)Shannon Gottschammer (Owner)

John left an amazing legacy for his daughter Shannon Gottschammer to carry on. She was born and raised with animals her entire life. Shannon began Showing dogs at the age of 5 and had her first champion at 7.She is going to continue showing and breeding her father’s amazing line of  champion collies as well as mainting the distinctive mark on the collie breed. She is Passionate about four legged friends and could not be happier to take over the family business. With almost 30 years of life experience, you could say she is now Northern Arizona’s most experienced kennel owner!


Rich Gottschammer (Owner)Rich Gottschammer (Owner)

Rich Gottschammer has lived in Flagstaff, AZ since the year 2000. Shannon and Rich were married in 2007 and thus began his journey into the family business. He was originally a small town boy from Belleville, IL who went right into the Marine Corps at age 18. After accomplishing his goals as a marine, he became a hardware representive for a company out of Texas, which led him to Arizona in the year 2000. Rich has always been involved in the inner workings of the kennel and now has accompanied Shannon in making Kingsmark the finest pet facility Flagstaff has to offer.


TerryTerry

Terry attended Tulsa Jr. college in Oklahoma. Soon after studying Liberal arts he felt that he needed a change of pace, then found himself in Flagstaff, AZ. Terry has been in Flagstaff since 1980 and started at Kingsmark Kennels in 1995. He’s a well-rounded animal enthusiast who does an amazing job caring for our guest.


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Ria has worked with animals for the last seven years on ranches all throughout Northern Arizona. She has been an animal lover her whole life, having family pets since she was a young child. Ria loves spending time outdoors as well as with her loved ones. She adores all of our guests and is a fabulous addition to the Kingsmark team!


BrendiBrendi

Brendi was born and raised in Flagstaff, AZ and is a true country gal! She loves to spend all her extra time in the outdoors going fishing and camping. One of her true passion lies with animals and the rewards that come along with loving and caring for them. She not only enjoys pampering our four legged friends but also has an interest in financing as she studies to become an accountant. All the clients love her energetic charisma and all the guest’s enjoy her company!


rianBrian

Brian was born in Germany and raised in the U.S. He loves to spend time with close friends and family, as well as listening to music, cooking and BOWLING! He has spent the last 5 years working as a veterinary technician and looks forward to continuing his career with animals at Kingsmark Kennels. Currently Brian is studying Hotel and Restaurant management with an end goal of owning his own hotel. Though right now, our guest’s enjoy having him spend quality time with them!


PeterKim

Kim was born in Illinois and raised in Indiana where she studied Graphic Design. She moved to Arizona in 1999,then married the love of her life and had 5 children. Kim has always loved animals and has 6 dogs, 5 cats, 3 ferrets, and 3 bunnies. She’s excited to have a chance to work with animals and enjoys learning more and more about them every day. What a great addition to the team!


PeterPeter

Peter Casey was born in Albuquerque N. M. in June 1975 & came to Flagstaff in Oct 1981, where he resided until he passed on August 12th 2013. He attended St Mary's, Cromer elementary, Flagstaff middle school and graduated from Coconino high school. A good portion of his life was spent in the dog show business, riding horses and in the boarding kennel industry. He had also been engaged in construction and the heating and cooling industry in multiple commercial areas in Flagstaff. His sister and brother-in-law were fortunate to have him be a part of the family business and miss him more than he will ever know.

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