The History of Kingsmark Kennels
Our Boarding Facilities in Flagstaff, AZ.
Kingsmark was established in 1962. It began with the passion and love for the collie breed and was founded by John J. Kavanagh. After finishing college and becoming the youngest real-estate broker in Flagstaff and the “Founding Father” of Coconino Community College, he wanted to put his distinct mark on the rough collie as well as boarding facilities in Northern Arizona, so he decided to offer Flagstaff an alternative to the same old idea of dog boarding. Thus began Kingsmark Kennels as a pet resort. The business paved the way for a higher standard of what a pet care should be like.
Kingsmark Kennels is the only 2nd Generation boarding kennel in Flagstaff, AZ. Never being sold or turned over to new owners. Over the last 55 years our entire family helped make Kingsmark the Best pet care facility available in Northern Arizona.
We are the only kennel in Flagstaff, AZ that is a part of American Kennel Club as well as International Boarding and Pet Care Service Association. Our entire staff goes through independent certification. We stay up to date with current events as well as taking pride in sponsoring a lot of Northern Arizona’s adoption and rescue events. We work very closely with Paws for Placement, Rescue Round Up, Rez Rescue and High Country Puppy Rescue helping homeless animals find forever homes.
John J. Kavanagh unexpectedly passed away on August 5th 2010. We miss him beyond words and know that he is forever smiling down upon us. His daughter Shannon and son in law Rich have now taken over the family business and look forward to continuing the high standards that john had set forth. He definitely put his mark on boarding facilities in Flagstaff Arizona and has now given his family a chance to do the same. Thank You to everyone in the community for voting Kingsmark Kennels “The Best Kennel"!
The Employees of Kingsmark Kennels in Northern Arizona
Our Pet Care Certified Staff in Flagstaff Arizona
Kingsmark employees go through vigorous training and Pet Care Certification. Our entire staff is Pet CPR and First Aide Certified and focuses on exceptional service to our clients as well as our guest's! Each staff member is an essential part of the Kingsmark team and serves to make our reputation even stronger.