Gypsy Glen K-9 Kastle McHenry, Illinois

30 reviews

Book an appointment

Online booking unavailable.

Please call

(815) 385-8585



*with JustAnswer

Reviews: Gypsy Glen K-9 Kastle (McHenry)

All reviews (30)

Yelp (11)

Google (19)

Newest First

Newest First

Oldest First

Highest Rated

Lowest Rated

Adam Zwicky

2 years ago

We love Gypsy Glen K-9 Kastle. Thank you Kathy for always taking great care of our dogs

Vicky Tusken

3 years ago

We as a rule do not like to kennel our dogs while away. However, with our Chesapeake Bay retrievers, we needed to board them, because we needed to be gone for two weeks. Kathy at Gypsy Glen K9 Castle provided for them a home away from home....plan to take them there again when we need to be away.

Jeff Lee

3 years ago

We have used them for a long time. I am happy and feel like she really cares about my dogs

Corrine Buddhawolf

4 years ago

I wish I could give more stars. It is wonderful to find a place that loves and protects dogs. Kathy the owner spent a lot of time with my dog, a big muscular pit bull type mix who did NOT want her long claws clipped, was afraid to be someplace new. Kathy was so patient and kind, my dog eventually realized she was being helped, but first put up a big fight. Kathy knows, understands, & loves dogs. Gypsy Glen was created for the mental, physical benefit of the dogs in her care. I trust them completely, and there is no higher recommendation than to be able to feel that way.

Scott Funk

4 years ago

We have a 8 year old shep/dane mix who can be quite a handful. Our pup has been full of anxiety as long as we can remember, but Kathy has always gone the extra mile to make him feel comfortable. She gives him an extra large kennel (when available), she puts up a sheet to make sure he can get worked up from seeing other dogs, she even notices things hot spots and tends to them if needed. Kathy is always willing to go above and beyond to make sure our boy has a happy stay. He is always excited to get to Gypsie Glen K9 Castle, but more excited to come home. Just the way we like it! Gypsie Glen K9 Castle is the ONLY boarding facility I would trust my dogs to.

Sally Sheahan

4 years ago

Thank you for taking good care of my dog!

Paulina Johnson

4 years ago

Kathy is top notch and takes excellent care of your dog. Super clean kennel area.


4 years ago

My experience with Kathy dates back almost 30 yrs ago. I purchased a black Lab from her. The dog was a beautiful & VERY HEALTHY pup, he just loved to run & had a big mind of his own. I had kids in diapers & this dog would sneak out all the time & just go run. Kathy worked with the dog & I for quite sometime, to try to get him to come to us. He literally would hear his name & run. We worked for months to no avail. She bought the dog back from me, spent 3 more years training him to sniff out Arsenic fires. The pup moved to Tx, to live his life with the Chief of the Fire Dept. Funny thing he’d still run, but all they had to do was start the car & he’d come back! Lol My point is..... How many breeders invest 3 years into training a dog that failed obedience classes 3x & give you your money back for the pup & the classes! Kathy was one of the most ETHICAL DOG BREEDERS around. I would not hesitate to bring my pup to her!!!

Elizabeth Davis

5 years ago

I am SO thankful I found Kathy - as are Max the GSD and Jack the Beagle. She has the calmest demeanor (important for this sometimes anxious mom with an anxious GSD!) and spent such a long time with us when she first met Jack and Max - there's a lot of love and good energy happening at the Kastle - if I could stay there, I would!

Jessica LoBue

5 years ago

Kathy was so wonderful with our dogs, both rescues with kennel anxiety. They were very much at ease when we dropped them off and picked them up. The facility is clean, and Kathy and her staff are very attentive. They don't just make sure the dogs are fed and let out - they truly care for your pet as if they were theirs. We will not take our dogs anywhere else!!

Sue Blackstone

5 years ago

Had a fantastic experience, my dogs spent a week there and they were well cared for. They truly care for and take great care of your pets.

Tim O'Hagan

5 years ago

very knowledgeable dog owner/trainer. very professional. They have more than 50 acres of land devoted to animal care and boarding. Kathy is very experienced with german shepherds, and has actually started "Police K-9" and "Search and Rescue" programs for a few different local cities/counties. Easy to work with and very accommodating.

Tom Vaclavek

5 years ago

Best place to take your loved pets. Kathy and her team are amazing.


5 years ago

Very friendly and knowledgeable owner

Ashlynn Brink

6 years ago

Our pitbull loved it there. Lots of room and friendly knowledgeable people working there. Very farm like vibe going on which i love, from diffusing essential oils to calm the dogs down to walks on their very large property. Although there was an extra training charge on our bill that we didn't ask for (they can also provide obedience training while boarding) our dog really needed it and it turned out to be very beneficial for her and not to high of a charge. Be sure to ask before leaving about how they will charge you. All in all a great place and we were very happy and so was our pup! Thanks gypsy glen k9 kastle.

Logan Weldon

6 years ago

We've been taking our dogs here for years. The best of care and attention for your dogs!

Michelle Riverdahl

6 years ago

We have been taking our fur baby to Gypsy Glen for 7 years since we adopted him. Kathy has given numerous tips to keep our dog happy and healthy - from natural dog treats, exercises to training instructions. Given Kathy's background of training K9 for police and fire, our dog is always better behaved when he comes home. We trust Kathy to keep up with the same level of discipline we give our dog. Kathy has been generous with samples of treats and food items so our dog can try different things before we purchase them. The staff is also very conscientious about making sure that the fur babies are in good health when they stay at Gypsy Glen so all other fur babies don't get sick. We always have to provide proof of yearly vaccinations, which gives us peace of mind that our dog is safe from potential life-threatening illnesses.

Thomas Vaclavek

6 years ago

My dogs love going there. You can tell everyone there loves animals and my dogs are well taken care of.

Abby Kwasigroch

11 years ago

the price was a little better than our usual place, but 2x now despite the vet's exam, the owner found something wrong with her; gave her something to help our dog, and then charged us for the product when we said we didn't want to take the product home. No call was placed to our emerg contact to ok the 'medicine' or to relay the "health issue". Two strikes your out! lower rate, but upcharges you can't control=no deal here and no confidence in this place anynore either--Our dog was soooooooo thirsty when she got home, never happens at other places.

show more reviews

Gypsy Glen K-9 Kastle, Illinois, McHenry

2412 S Lily Lake Rd

Is this your business?