October 29, 2015 Jane Eveland
"This kennel is top notch. If you are looking for a place that is caring, professional, clean, and friendly, this is the place for your 4 legged friend! The kennels are good size and comfortable. They learn the personality of your dog and let them play together in the big closed in yards. No fights here. They have indoor and outdoor kennels. The dogs are happy, healthy, energetic, and tired at the end of the day from all the interaction they receive. I have used Cooper's since she opened up over 30 years ago. I've used them for long term as well as short term boarding. When my dog needed specialized care, there was no hesitation. In my opinion, there is no better place to care for my third "child.""
October 25, 2015 Ulli Minelga
"When looking for a boarding facility for your pet in the greater Kenai/Soldotna area Cooper's Wounded Bear Farm and Kennels should always be your first choice. Kacey offers first class care, expert animal training - and medical knowledge. Her facility is always clean. She gives individual attention to your pet., and best of all: she cares for the animals with the heart of a true animal lover."
September 30, 2015 Kristi and Roy Wilson - Cordova
"Hi Kacey,I just visited your website (well done btw!) and wanted to share with everyone my own experiences with you and your great kennel. First, thank you so much for caring for our dogs over the last 19 years. I remember the first time we boarded Buddy who had separation issues. You took him into your home with your young children to alleviate his anxiety. From that first visit I had such tremendous relief and peace of mind regarding the kenneling of our dogs. Over the years I feel we have developed a great friendship. Your knowledge of animal behavior has helped us to be better dog owners. There have been short stays and 3-5 month stays that would have been terrible at any other kennel. Upon picking up our dogs, every time, they have been happy, socialized, well-adjusted, well behaved, clean, and obviously very well cared for.That makes it so much easier to plan a trip to your place, arranging a 12 hour round trip ferry ride, and a 4 hr round trip drive to get there. We will never consider another place to kennel our dogs. From our first dog with separation issues 19 years ago, to our current three dogs (one of whom is unpredictably aggressive and chronically bothered with ear problems), we are grateful for your flexibility, unfailing good nature, sincere love of the animals and uncompromising care of our pets.We will always be here to recommend Coopers Wounded Bear Farm for anyone wishing to kennel their pet.Thanks again Kacey- See you next time!!!"
September 30, 2015 Karen Ruebsamen
"I have been taking my dog(s) to Wounded Bear Kennels since my arrival to Kenai in 1993. I think I was into my second year living here when my mom unexpectantly died. My golden retriever, Max, had stayed only one time at Wounded Bear Kennels; however I was treated as if I had frequented the kennels for a life time. I called Kacey to see if there was space for my dog and she didn’t hesitate to confirm. She must have sensed my despair over my loss and perhaps my inability to plan a quick departure to the Lower 48. She arrived at my apartment and picked up Max! I’ll never forget how appreciative I felt. I was gone for 5 long days which felt like forever; she never charged me for that time.Of course, I am not promoting that she provides kennel service for free; however, Kacey’s kindness speaks for the great care that she has extended to my many dogs, five of them, who have come to stay with her over the last 21 years! I know my dogs are well looked after, are safe from harm, and they will sleep in a clean, sanitary environment. As her “animal care facility” has expanded over the years, she has carefully hired additional staff to help her. Each of these employees have extended the same expert animal knowledge, good common “dog” sense, loving attitude and responsible care that Kacey has shown to my dogs over the years.I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Wounded Bear Kennels to anyone who has pets they truly love. Max, of course, is long gone but that act of kindness in 1994 will always live with me forever. Thank you, Kacey."
September 30, 2015 Sheffany Poage, and Babybear
"Cooper's Kennels was my first (and thus far my only) choice in leaving my precious toy poodle, Babybear. I was so worried, nervous and anxious the first time I had to leave my baby. Upon arrival, Kacey did a lot of reassuring to me. She took Babybear in her arms and held him and assured me that he could feel my anxiousness and would feel the same. She was so patient and encouraged me that I could call and check on him as often as I liked. That did it, a few calls in and I believed every word she said about the contentedness and happiness of my baby without me. She explained all of the right things and when I picked him up 12 days later, he was healthy, happy and waggin that tail! Kacey's kennel operation is top-notch, clean, organized, intimate and trust worthy. I'm most impressed with the space that the dogs have while in the kennel. It gives them plenty of room to get up and walk around. Kacey is so incredibly knowledgeable about dogs and as an RN she just adds to the care in so many ways! Babybear has stayed several times since and I am so incredibly comfortable. I actually think it's good for him, so he can have lots of positive dog interaction and be in a dog-filled environment. It's become a little vacation for me as a "mom." Thanks TONS Kacey for all you do and being "there" when I can't be."