Smitty's Kennels Middle Island, New York

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Reviews: Smitty's Kennels (Middle Island)

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Michael C Fleschner

2 years ago

A little expensive and the owner needs a attitude adjustment by the way he talks to his customers. But they do take very good care of the ????.

Derrick Fulton

2 years ago

great people, GREAT SERIVICE..ILL BE BAK!!!!

Steve Gocinski

2 years ago

Been a client for over 7 years and I can't speak more highly of Smitty or Sandy. Our Bichon is diabetic and elderly and the care he receives allows us to go away without worry. We have used them for a day to over a weeks stay and never an issue or concern. If you are the type of person that needs your hand held constantly or need hourly reassurances I will tell you that you will find their response after a short while to be abrupt and matter of fact and they may not be your cup of tea, BUT if you want people that know dogs, the have been in the business of dogs for longer than you have probably ever owned dogs and want your dog to be returned safe and healthy then this is YOUR place. As I said it's been my place for 7 years and my fur baby is diabetic, elderly and they administer his meds, feed him, keep his diabetes in check and return him safe and healthy EVERYTIME, without fail! I don't need a company blowing smoke and making me all warm and fuzzy, I need them to do the job I ask properly and professionally, care for my fur baby, and return him safe and healthy and thats EXACTLY what they do EVERYTIME and it's EXACTLY what you should want them to do. If you still need warm and fuzzy after reading my review go find another place and let me tell you before finding them I went to those other places. The ones where they are all cute, tell you all amazing stuff their marketing people tell them to say, the ones that give you a report card, a ribbon, and blah blah blah everything else. I did and I would never go back to those places. Smittys is the only place if you truly care about your fur baby.

Mlb God

2 years ago

First of all they quoted one price over the phone then when it was time to drop off my dogs they over charge me and when I pick the dogs up the wreaked in pee it was like as if they was were laying in pee for duration of there stay

Kevin Boland

2 years ago

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PET HERE. This is a kennel riddled with abuse and neglect. They are cons on top of it. Again, do not leave your pet here! Edit 6/3/2021: @Smittys - Don’t even have me on file? That just shows you have terrible customer service. Two of my family dogs boarded there (regretfully), and I have many friends with similarly scary experiences. I care about animals and want other pet owners to know what’s going on here! You’re too concerned with google ratings to worry about caring for the animals... Pretty sad. I hope all of the pet owners reading this decide to take their family members somewhere that will care for them instead of abuse them!

Michael Y.

3 years ago

I leave my dogs here on the regular. They know what they’re doing and I’m glad I found them.

Lorraine Liguori

3 years ago

Just picked up our dog from Smitty’s and as usual he’s clean and happy! We’ve been using Smitty’s for 20 years and have always had a great experience. Our current dog requires daily meds and his own food, no problem! Smitty checks to make sure his vaccinations are up to date and that he’s flea free before boarding. Highly recommended!!

Emily LaMarca

3 years ago

We left our dog here and could not be happier with the service. We felt like we could be at peace and harmony when we were away. Will be back and would definitely recommend!

GK26

4 years ago

They provide excellent care for my dogs and rabbit. I have been bringing my dogs here for years and they have never been frightened when going here.

Amazon com

4 years ago

Leaving my dog, Darla, in someone else's care was not easy for me, especially since she held onto my ankles when I tried to go but Sandy and Smitty were so kind that after the first couple of stays, Darla wagged her tail to greet them when we arrived. If they are OK with Darla, they are OK with me.

Josh Pesapane

4 years ago

Smitty is a gentleman. I left my 2 big German shepherds there for 5 days one is 9 the other is 11 and he took great care of them. I’ll be back to drop them off in July

Lorraine Liguori

4 years ago

We have been using Smitty’s Kennel for over 20 years. we’ve boarded our high maintenance dogs (1 who was an escape artist) and now (1 who needs daily meds) without hesitation knowing they would be in safe hands. Smitty ensures that all the animals boarded are up to date on shots and free from fleas which further puts our minds at ease. The kennel is clean and spacious. My dogs have always come home happy, healthy and squeaky clean! We will continue to use Smitty’s and highly recommend them to anyone who wants to board their pet with peace of mind.

Sine Matt

4 years ago

Smitty has always taken such good care of our Great Dane, Sven Diesel. We have tried other boarding facilities in the past. We drop off a happy go lucky dog and always returned back with him underweight and stressed out from other boarding places. A friend who has a Great Dane recommended Smitty as they have used them as well. We have boarded with Smitty now multiple times over the years and travel approx. 40 miles to get there. We always dropped off a happy healthy dog and he was returned in the same way as if we never left. Extremely grateful to have come across this boarding facility. We wouldn't use anyone else.

Terrance Brennan

4 years ago

They have bordered my dog Baxter on numerous occasions and I've never had anything but good experiences.

S N

5 years ago

I have had 9 dogs in my lifetime and finding a kennel has always been a major stress for me. Well, I have finally found one that is safe and well run by owners who not only live on premise, but are extremely knowledgeable in their profession of "dogs". Read their bio on their website. My large dog was deemed "barrier aggressive" (as in throws himself at his kennel door and growling) by many kennels. I brought him to Smitty's because their website said they accept aggressive dogs. After 3 short stayovers to get him accustomed to their kennel, I literally got choked up when they said he was FINE and not showing this behavior. The ONLY reason for this is because the owners at Smitty's are phenomenal in what they do. This is also the first time that he did not come home with severe stress colitis from a kennel. My smaller dog was abused by humans and is afraid of them. It has taken me a year for her to trust me. When I picked her up, she came out with her tail wagging a mile a minute! My egos says she was happy to see me, but my brain knows it was because she felt comfortable and secure in an unknown place. That is because of Smitty's. Another thing I love about this kennel is that they have rules that not only keep the dogs safe, but staying in an environment that is as stress free as possible. The drop off/pick up and tour hours mean commotion is at a minimum all day long. Their entrance door is locked and you are buzzed in. That means while you are checking in your dog, no one else can enter. I suggest you tour their kennels to see how immaculate and securely constructed they are. THIS is the place you want to leave your dog.

Anasandra Tango

5 years ago

I have been using Smitty’s kennels since November 1996. I have boarded three dogs from puppyhood to their natural death of old age. The kennels are very large and they Live on the premises so there was 24 seven care for your pets. I find Smitty and Sandy both to be kind loving people. They have the utmost love and care for animals. I now board my 12-year-old bichapoo with them often as my work requires that I travel. I i’m never worried or concerned with the level of care she will receive there. She’s always happy and healthy and clean when she returns home. I know there were negative reviews posted on this establishment, however I have never ever had any problems Smitty or Sandy or their facility And will continue to use their services and recommend them highly.

Brad Walters

5 years ago

My dog recently stayed at Smitty's for the first time. At best, he is a handful due to emotional and aggressive issues. I could not be more pleased with the care he received at Smitty's. It is obvious the folks there know what they are doing and do it well. I highly recommend Smitty's.

jessica fernandez

5 years ago

For eight years they are taking care of my boy (boxer). I tried with other places before. But my dog has a lot of energy, with them my Rocky has the opportunity to run an exercise when they are cleaning his apace because is connected with the yard. So we dont need to pay extra. Also, alway have suggestion or trick for my dog. But for sure, seeing my dog so happy when we get there is a plus. Love this people

Lesly Gonzalez

5 years ago

I've been using their services for several years now and never had an issue, my dog Pancho is skittish and doesn't react well with strangers so it is important to me to drop him at a place where I know they can handle him, I'll totally recommend this place to others.

Scott Willard

5 years ago

This is the only place to go for tricky dogs. My Chesapeake Bay Retriever is no problem at all for Smitty’s. He has been rejected from other kennels not as experienced with the guarding behavior of this gun dog breed, but we have had perfect experiences over the last four years with Smitty’s and very happily travel the 30 miles to get there.

Ted Katsoulis

5 years ago

My Wiemeriner Baloo ❤ going there when a vacation is much needed.

LOVER BABE

6 years ago

I am not happy with their services and not happy with the way I was treated and I love my dog too much to trust those who can't treat people respectfully. I can only imagine how our pets are being treated.

Enrico Crocetti

6 years ago

This professional kennel is where caring owners take their dogs. I have used Smitty's for over 20 years and have always found these "dog" people to be knowledgeable and truly compassionate in their love of dogs. I unreservedly use their service with complete confidence.

John DeSantis

6 years ago

Excellent facility they watched my dog 4 days. I would highly recommend to any body boarding there dog. Thank you so much Smittys Kennel.

Srt E

6 years ago

These guys should not be a thousand yards near and animal. They had my dog run around on hard scrappy concret all day for six days straight to a point were paws were bleeding when we picked him up. For your dogs safety I advise you to stay away from this kennel.

Luke Mclaughlin

6 years ago

I was just reading the reviews which I never go by because some people just can't be made happy. But then I read the owners responses and found them to be as arrogant and rude as he was given credit for multiple times. And for this reason alone I'll go elsewhere. Good luck smitty, I hope your business does well.

Martie Vitaliano

6 years ago

Excellent care for our dog.

Stacy Guarrasi

6 years ago

Crankiest business owners I've ever met. I would never leave my dog here again. ZERO trust in this place.

Susan Carey

7 years ago

My husband and I have been happily using Smitty's Kennels for over 7 years. We live 30 miles away and wouldn't consider taking our 2 dogs to any closer place. The staff is very knowledgeable about dogs which makes us feel VERY at ease whenever we go on vacation. We have left them for just a quick weekend as well as trips out of the country. One of our dogs is fearful and the ONLY 4 people in the world she allows to touch her are Sandy, Smitty, my husband and me. The kennel is clean and comfortable in warm or cold weather. I have never been dissatisfied with my dogs' grooming. At the drop off, my dogs leave me without shaking or pulling and when I pick them up - while very happy to see me, they also are not nervous, disheveled or hoarse from barking. This is an excellent service that I highly recommend!

Michael Parker

7 years ago

The owner is rude and arrogant. My Cockapoo stayed there for a week and when I picked her up she was disheveled, as opposed to when I drop her off clean, and she was shaking uncontrollable. When I got home and inspected her and found several ticks on her. I will never take my dog there again.

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Smitty's Kennels, New York, Middle Island

103 Currans Rd

Business Hours

Monday

8 AM - 11 AM

Tuesday

5 PM - 7 PM

Wednesday

8 AM - 11 AM

Thursday

5 PM - 7 PM

Friday

8 AM - 11 AM

Saturday

5 PM - 7 PM

Sunday

8 AM - 11 AM

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