46 Winery Rd., Proctorsville, Vt. 05153
Debra and David Norton have owned and operated Cavendish Canine Camp for 13 ½ years. “For years and years I had wanted to open a dog kennel – either everything was way too expensive or wasn’t quite the right spot,” said Debra Norton. “Then I saw this piece of land, we could afford it” … and the rest was history.
Norton said she was mentored by Nancee Schaffner, former owner of Wundrland Pet Lodge in North Clarendon.
Cavendish Canine Camp offers boarding, exercise yards, indoor-outdoor kennels, and day care. There are 20 indoor-outdoor runs, modern bathing and drying equipment, and a cat room. “I love taking care of cats, we can take up to five at a time,” Norton said. She grows catnip in summer for the cats and send it home with them. The facility averages 25-40 dogs per day between boarding and day care.
The business offers site visits, Monday-Friday, 3-4 p.m.
Hours for daytime pickup and drop-off are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Reservations are required, as are up-to-date rabies/distemper/bordetella shots.