Prairielands Kennel is owned and operated by myself Kristin Sapinski. I was born and raised in Portage la Prairie and although I never started my boarding facility or breeding/showing Shepherds until 2003, I have always loved all kinds of animals. As a kid growing up on a farm we always had cats and dogs; I even had a pet racoon and numerous rabbits my dad would bring home from the fields. Every stray dog always seemed to find there way to our house where of course they had to stay!
I enjoy working with all kinds of animals. I strive to provide a safe, clean, healthy, fun, loving environment for all the wonderful wonderful animals that visit and stay with us here.
Here at Prairelands we offer boarding, grooming, and daycare services. We ensure all of our team members are as much of an animal lover as myself and that they will provide the utmost care and attention to all of our clients.
There is always someone on site for the safety and well being of all the animals in our care.
Sincerely, Kristin Sapinski
My name is Ayse and I recently moved to portage La Prairie from Edmonton where I grew up. I have always loved to be around animals as they all have so much love to give. It has been almost a year since I adopted a 6 year old Boston terrier named Bucky who I love dearly. I also live in a house with 5 cats and 2 more dogs. I enjoy trying new things and being outdoors. I have over 4 years previous experience working at a kennel in Edmonton before I moved. I also attended Dealing with Difficult Dogs 3D Workshop and Trainer Workshop Education with Heather Beck.
I look forward to working with all the wonderful dogs here and help run the daycare program.
Hi my name is Caitlyn. I have lived in Portage my whole life. I’ve been lucky enough to grow up surrounded by wonderful family and friends and of course lovely pets too! I’m in my last year of high school and hope to continue to have animals play a role in my life. I currently have two Havanese pups, Harley and Coco; who can be trouble but I wouldn’t trade them for anything. I enjoy camping, reading and driving around with my friends. I’m grateful to know my fantastic coworkers and have a chance to work with all the great animals at the kennel. Caitlyn
Hi My name is Sasha and I have been at Prairielands Kennel for 2 years now. My first year was volunteering and I loved it so much I decided to stay! I have lived in Portage my whole life but I love to travel and do new things. I have many pets at home, but my two dogs are my favorites. Peanut is a 9yr old Chihuahua who has become quite cranky in his old age, but we love him anyway. Scarlet is a playful and energetic 3yr old lab/corgi. I grew up surrounded by animals and have always loved dogs. I enjoy the outdoors, learning new things, and spending time with friends and family. I hope to stay at the kennel in the years to come and look forward to working with all the wonderful cats and dogs that come in. Sasha
Established in 2006, Prairielands Kennel Home of Prairieside German Shepherds is owned and operated by Kristin Sapinski. Our facility is located just outside of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Kristin and her family live on site so someone is always on the property for the safety of all the animals staying with us. Prairielands Kennel is situated on a beautiful 10acre property. Our facility consists of the main building housing our Office and Retail Area, Grooming Room, Daycare Room, Food Prep Area as well as two separate dog rooms. As well we have 2 a large fenced in area for exercises, agility equipment and a outdoor kiddie pools to cool off on the summer months.
We currently have 4 team members who work along side of myself. All of our team members are well trained and will ensure your wonderful pets will get the care and love they deserve. As pet owners ourselves we understand how hard it can be to leave your pet in an unfamiliar environment but we do our best to make both you and your pet’s boarding experience with us as enjoyable and comfortable as possible! We strive to be of the utmost service to those we serve and to respond to our clients and their pet’s needs in a loving, caring, fun and professional manner.
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