Decision and Order
Supervisor Munoz’s testimony that since the dogs were removed, they have
received care at the kennels including grooming, food, potable water, indoor and
outdoor housing, access to outdoors to relieve themselves, exercise, socialization,
enrichment, run time, and play time. Regional Supervisor Munoz, however, also
testified that she had no information when AWS had last inspected any of the
kennels that dogs were boarded at and provided no evidence as to when, or if, she
had ever attended at any of the locations.
 Additionally, several, but not all, kennels invoiced separate amounts in addition to
daily boarding rates for grooming,34 food,35 collars,36 blankets, toys, and bones.37
Country Paws Boarding Inc. also charged a separate rate to provide “one-on-one”
time for one of the dogs boarded at that facility.38 The respondent failed to provide
34 Animal Care Centre Lobo charged $20.00 or $30.00 per dog once for “bath and nails” services from
September 24, 2021 to January 27, 2022, whereas Kennel Club Boarding charged $50.00 per dog for
“bath and brush” services on at least two occasions, and for 3 dogs three occasions, between September
24, 2021 and January 31, 2022. Wenrick Kennels Inc. charged anywhere from $40.00 to $60.00 per dog
for grooming, brush outs, nails, and flea baths and the only information provided on the Wenrick Kennels
Inc. invoices as to why the rates varied was that the rates were based on “breed and coat condition.”
Indeed, some kennels listed no fees on the invoices for grooming and bathing services.
35 For those that did invoice separate amounts for food, no evidence was led as to why the food amounts
varied for each kennel over the various months while the dogs were in their care when the number of
dogs housed at the kennel did not change. For example:
Brooklin Kennel invoiced for “Food X 5” in the amount of $342.15 on its October 14, 2021
invoice which was for “8 pets for 30 nights” but invoiced for “Food X 6” in the amount of $410.58
for the same number of pets and nights on its November 15, 2021 invoice. The amount invoiced
for food rose to $662.53 on Brooklin Kennel’s invoice dated January 12, 2022 which was again
for the same number of dogs and nights as the previous invoices that I have referred to;
The invoices at City Limits Dog Boarding Inc. show an invoiced amount of $439.95 for “our food
charge” for 10 dogs for 29 days on the October 22, 2021 invoice and $791.91 for 9 bags of food
for 10 dogs for 31 nights on its November 22, 2021 Invoice.; and
Kennel Club Boarding also had an increase of 10 Hills Sensitive Stomach Dog Food for 18 dogs
for 31 days in its October 31, 2021 invoice to 20 Hills Sensitive Stomach Dog Food for the same
number of dogs for 30 days in its November 30, 2021 invoice.
Additionally, no evidence was led as to why the food amounts varied for each kennel over the various
months while the dogs were in their care when the number of dogs housed at the kennel did not change.
Where there was an increase in dogs at the kennels, such increase was not proportionate to the increase
in the amount of food that was invoiced for. For example, the amount of the food invoiced by Country
Paws Boarding went from 6 bags of food for 30 dogs for 9 nights in the October 19, 2021 invoice for a
total of $392.68, to 20 bags of food and 5 cases of canned food for a total of $1,709.75 for 56 dogs for 8
nights in the November 3, 2021 invoice. While there was an increase in dogs between these two invoices,
the number of dogs did not double but the amount invoiced for food more than quadrupled with no
36 Kennel Club Baording October 31, 2021 invoice for $386.28 and the Rainbow District Animal Services
October 27, 2021 invoice for $143.88.
37 Kennel Club Boarding November 30, 2021 invoice in the amount of $384.77.
38 Supra note 20 at at tab 5G.