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Sauvie Island Kennels was the first boarding and training kennels established on beautiful Sauvie Island, which is surrounded by the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and Multnomah Channel, in the northwest corner of Oregon. Sauvie Island and the surrounding wetland areas are a major part of the Pacific flyway for wintering waterfowl and nationally known for the outstanding birdwatching and hunting opportunities that exist here.


Here at Sauvie Island Kennels we offer several different training programs for companion and working dogs. We feel the high success rate of our program is because of our dedication…

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We offer deluxe dog and cat boarding facilities for all breeds, large and small. All dogs are boarded in a beautiful country atmosphere, shaded by trees in the summer, most…

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We offer deluxe shampoo baths and nail trimmings for all breeds large and small as an optional service for our boarding guests. We have a variety of high quality professional shampoos…

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About Us

OPEN: M – F (9am – 5pm), Sat & Sun (10am – 4pm). Closed all major holidays.

In the early 1950s, the property was better known as Lake Tree Kennels and housed working retrievers. Over the many years, the kennels and its ownership changed hands many times. In 1988, Tim and Angela Schillereff acquired the property from their relatives, Elden “Red” and Marguerette Persinger and began a total renovation and remodeling of the buildings. Still located across from Sturgeon lake and surrounded by trees, Sauvie Island Kennels today is nationally known as a premier boarding and training facility serving the greater Portland metropolitan area and beyond.

Tim and Angela Schillereff, together with their sons, Nick and Tyler, and their experienced and attentive staff strive to provide a warm and caring environment for their boarding and training guests.

You are invited to come by and visit us for a tour!


Customer Testimonials

This place takes great care of our puppy when we need to go somewhere overnight. It's very clean, professional, and the staff love what they do. Liza Jane knows this is her "camp" and loves to go here.

Linda V.

My pup stayed at Sauvie Island Kennel for about 10 days and I would highly recommend their services. Their kennel is top notch as are their employees. My pup was well taken care of. I will board my pup there again.

Grant W.

My dog has been there 3 times and she loves it. Nice property, reasonable rates, friendly staff.

Yogi Jr.

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