image-aboutAbout Us

Lakeview Kennels is owned and operated by Jim and Wynell Rippe. We’ve been continuously serving the metro Atlanta area since 1976. Jim is a life-long animal lover who has always had dogs and cats in his life … even the occasional “other” pet. After graduating Concordia Lutheran College, Jim spent a year teaching science in Illinois. Two years of operating a small boarding and grooming kennel near a vet clinic led Jim to pursue a kennel of his own stating, “[I wanted] a satisfying career where I always want to go to work and [I] enjoy what I do”.

Wynell Rippe has always had a great love and compassion for all animals. She left her corporate career as a lab technician in special chemistry with GlaxoSmithKline after 13 years. Wynell’s medical background allows her to serve Lakeview Kennels by providing excellent care for all the animals we board. She loves her career change and all that comes with it!

Lakeview Kennels takes pride in providing loving care for our client’s pets. We treat each animal like members of our own family, learning their names, needs, and their likes and dislikes. It is important to us that your pet enjoy their stay with us and even more important, that you enjoy their stay with us!

Give your pet the gift of playtime and yourself the gift of a healthy, calm and socialized family member. Take advantage of short or long-term boarding for those times you can’t be with your pet. Lakeview Kennels is a full-service kennel offering the following services:

  • All Breed Professional Grooming, Boarding and Training
  • Spacious, Indoor and Outdoor Runs
  • Music Throughout
  • Paddle Fans
  • Separate Cattery
  • Individual Play Time
  • Short and Long-Term Boarding
  • Bathing Services
  • Grooming Services
  • 10-acre Nature Walks
  • Quiet Boarding Area for Pups and Special Needs Dogs

Why drive way out? Enjoy country boarding close to the city. Lakeview Kennels is located on a lavish 10-acre wooded property that lets you leave the hustle and bustle of the big city and enter our forested, park-like setting. You and your best friend will find scenic nature trails surrounded by old hardwoods. We even have a large play area for the energetic dog that likes to chase and retrieve. Our protected outdoor exercise runs provide additional outside time.

Whether you drop your dog or cat off for a fun-filled day of play or short or long-term boarding or training, Lakeview Kennels will take good care of your family pet. Call us today at 770-993-2224 to make your reservation!

We board:

Small, Medium and Large Dogs

Cats – In Our Separate Cattery