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About Wakefield Kennel

About Our Facility


Wakefield Kennel has been owned and operated by the Dofflemyer family since 1974. It is situated on the family’s beautiful private acreage in Earlysville and is currently under the second generation family management of Andy Dofflemyer, son of Barry and Nancy Dofflemyer. Barry and Nancy purchased Wakefield in 1974, built their private residence close by and still reside there to this day. The Dofflemyer family takes pride in what they have established and many years of dedication and enthusiasm have developed a reputation for Wakefield as one of the community’s favorite dog boarding destinations.  

Wakefield Kennel is a unique boarding facility that provides both an indoor and an outdoor boarding experience. With many walking trails and large grass exercise yards in our vast country acreage, your dog will have an opportunity to enjoy themselves outdoors as well as retreating indoors to the comforts of their own individual temperature controlled space. At Wakefield we provide a clean, fresh air facility in an inviting private country setting.

The Dofflemyer family also owns and operates The Dogg House which was constructed in 1983 and operated under a different name in its Charlottesville location until 1993. In 1998 the facility was remodeled and officially opened as The Dogg House under the management of Barton Dofflemyer, another of Barry and Nancy’s three sons.

Wakefield Kennel is located 2 miles past the Charlottesville/Albemarle airport off of route 743 in Earlysville. We encourage you to come take a tour of our facility, meet our staff and discover what makes Wakefield Kennel the areas premier destination for dog boarding.