New Mexican Kennels, Inc. BBB Business Review

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About Us


Vern & Kiku0001 Over Six decades ago, while on a on a trip to the United States after emigrating from Salzburg, Austria, Kiku and Vernon Kennedy arrived in New Mexico for a short visit.  As they drove over La Bajada hill down to Albuquerque, they were captivated by the area, and decided to call New Mexico home. 

Upon arrival in 1951, New Mexican Kennels, Inc. was established and the kennel was built next to their home, an old sheep herders shack, now on the hilltop where it resides today.  In 1970, the business was passed down to their daughter, Juxi, and son-in-law Dan; they enhanced the operation to one of the Top Rated Businesses in Albuquerque and set the standard for the industry within the state of New Mexico.  Through these efforts that continue today the kennel has expanded and remains today the oldest and one of the most respected pet boarding facilities in New Mexico.

Catering to dogs, cats, birds, pigs and some reptiles, every pampered canine enjoys a climate controlled indoor suite with an outdoor veranda, while our feline friends lounge in a separate cattery with condo style accommodations.  A 3,000 square foot exercise area known as Pavlov’s Garden, individual playtime sessions and late-night bed checks for all lodgers, are but a few of the reasons pet owners choose New Mexican Kennels.

Other services include a full service Grooming Salon where a standard grooming includes  bath, brush out, blow dry, toe nail trim, ear cleaning, and anal gland expression. A breed specific haircut may be added upon request.  Our newly revamped Retail Store features super-premium pet foods, toys, treats, supplements, collars, leashes and a variety of other pet related products.  For our busy customers a pick-up and delivery service for boarding, trips to the veterinarian or delivery of retail products is available in our safe, secure Shuttle bus.   

Open 7 days a week we encourage you to visit us for a tour or to check out our newly stocked retail section.  

After all, we are “a hotel so unique we don’t accept people.”

Please call or come by to learn more about our top quality services.

We look forward in hearing from you.

Thank you,

~The Burr Family