Awesome place to adopt your new family member .
Reasonable prices, good care, nice staff.
Isolina Sanchez- Doan
Best for rescuing animals.. they also groom. Great people work there ♥️
they have a great staff and do an awesome job!
People who dedicate their careers to the well being of dogs are the best people in my book! Thank you to Spencer Kennel for a beyond positive experience today and for going out of your way to help a sweet dog and a worried me!
LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! Such devoted, kind people ❤️
We got our dog peaches there , great place great people!
Incredibly kind and helpful staff. I walked in with a lost dog and they didn't hesitate to help find the owners within minutes. A true love for animals!
I never worry when I drop Rusty off because they treat him like their own.
Absolutely highly recommend. Very patient with my stubborn puppy. Made sure my dog was comfortable. Prices were amazing!
My pit bull has high anxiety and they take great care of him! This is the only place we’ll take him.
Peggy Owens Mullett
We had our dog Chief groomed today and he looks and feels so much better!! Thank you for taking good care of our Pup!! Great Job! ! Thanks again for getting us in today!! ❤️ More...
Adopted from them a few years ago. Boarded with them this year then had a grooming before I took my fur baby home . All was wonderful !
THANKS for the care of my blind puppy
We love Spencer Kennel and all they do for the animals in this community. We get our 2 big dogs groomed there regularly and even adopted our kitty from there last year. Great place.
Great place to take an animal people are loving and very caring
Very reasonably priced. Would use again
Its went to the dogs! Lol
Excellent care of pets, Dogs, Cats. The staff is friendly and helpful and loved by most all of their customers, which is of course the many Dogs and Cats that come whether for boarding, baths, or Safe Haven for others.
Spencer kennel has been just wonderful taking care of a sweet little mommy dog who just had puppies. She wondered onto our lot at work and, after several attempts to find her owners, needed a safe place. Turned out she was pregnant. Thanks so much! More...
Thank you all for the selfless work that you put in to help some of the ones who can’t help themselves! Spencer Kennel is a refuge for these animals, and you are all heroes to those animals. We adopted our Zoey from you several years ago. Sadly, she passed away the day before Thanksgiving last year. We love her and miss her dearly, and eventually, we will be back to give another of your rescues a forever home full of love! Thank you for for all you do! ❤️❤️❤️ More...
I would recommend spencer kennels to anyone they are all so loving and caring with all the pets. Recently had to give up one of our babies and they made sure I was able to get daily updates on our baby Jasmine and found her a wonderful new home.
Yes! I love this place! I got my baby boy Chico from there years ago. He's older now - alive and kicking it as our farms resident Bichon. He loves adventures and is a sweet boy. The owner was very helpful and kind. Everyone we talked too was awesome. My husband a few years ago adopted two black cats. They're both sweethearts too. I definitely ready Spencer for all of their services! More...
We get all our Fur Babies from here. Today we dropped off a donation from my Wife's preschool class!
Adopted my sweet pointer mix here, she is everything they said she would be and more!
We adopted two puppies from Spencer Kennel four years ago and we’re impressed with their organization as well as the helpful information they gave us about the pups. We would highly recommend Spencer Rescue to anyone. More...
Wonderful, caring people
"Outstanding customer service, they truly treat you like family!"
Michelle and her staff are absolutely the BEST ! I have been using her services for years and would not trust anyone else with the care of my fur-family.
Thank you Michelle for all that you do for the animals. You have such a big heart :) More...
I've just became a cat mommy.... I love her so much already..spencer kennel and her foster mom made everything effortless and a wonderful experiance
Thank you for taking such good care of me! Romeo
Marsha Sumner Jenkins
Adopted two kittens recently. Wonderful rescue.
Deborah Ware Carlson
They truly love the animals. We got out puggle from Spencer 6 years ago, she is now 12 and going strong.
Nikki Marlette Schmidt
Wonderful, very caring and love all the animals.
Dogs have stayed there twice now and enjoyed themselves...yes, they told me so!!
Kennel was clean, staff friendly, owner, Michelle was grooming a dog. She did a great job on her. Would come again
Margie Oesterle Greenwald
I have adopted several animals from Spencers. They are a fantastic facility that I will always support! I wish I had the time to volunteer taking care of the animals, but timing is bad. I have never known a shelter that shows so much love and care to their animals! Even if they have no room, they figure it out. There is nothing more to say except thank you for being so loving and caring! More...
They took in an amazing dog named Bella. And her pups. I used to have her couldn't keep her anymore. I now have one of her pups. I am so happy to see that she got adopted yesterday!! More...
Great prices, friendly staff!
Pound Pets Inc
Thank you Spencers for not adopting out a dog to Bud. :) Neither will any other responsible rescue.
Donna M Peterson
Our dog is always scared and unhappy to be left somewhere. This is the only place we can leave him and he is well cared for.
3 members of our family came from Spencer. They do right by the animals.
Sharon Connolly Layeski
Very kind people. I went to donate food and ended up bringing home a beautiful new addition to our family! Super care and saving lives.
My 2 Great Danes and 1 shiba inu just finished a 1 week stay here. They were all super excited to see us when we picked them up. All three looked very happy and healthy and their baths they had before coming home made them look great!! The staff was very friendly and helpful and you can tell they really care about their animals. I know they are happy to be home but we will definitely use their services again when we need a home away from home. Thank you again for a great experience for us and our dogs! Highly recommend!!! More...
I would recommend this place to anyone!. The owner is such a wonderful woman. She took in a rescue from me, provided medical care and shelter. I owe them big time!. Amazing caring staff. They love animals there. Check them out, for sure!. ❤ More...
Used them to babysit our pups many times over the years. Great care and service.
We took our 7 month old puppy to Spencer Kennel and we were so nervous and anxious about leaving our pet there for the first time. The staff was so kind and comforting and seemed to understand our anxiety. We called a few times to check on her and every time we called we were reassured that she was getting lots of love. When we went to pick her up, we were met with more kindness and praises of our dog. I would definitely bring our pet back here. The staff most definitely cares for the animals as if they were their very own. More...
Clean. Office kitty greeters put visitors at ease and offer a few purrs. Office dog greeters readily offer a belly for scratching. Office humans helpful and friendly. No bites from anyone. More...
Very nice people. Very reasonable rates.
Lotsa cats and dogs, great place to volunteer
Very friend, helpful, and understanding employees. I would recommend them to anyone. Extremely impressed.
We adopted our little cat recently from Spencer's.....everyone was so helpful and friendly.....we love our sweet girl...and are happy we have her ! ...
We've used multiple kennels in the past, changing either due to our work patterns or because the kennel wasn't a good fit. I can safely say that Spencer Kennel is the best one we have ever used. Our dogs were very well cared for (including one with diabetes that required 2x daily insulin injections) and looked great when we picked them up today. We'll be back in the future.The 2 things I liked the most were- Incredibly good customer service- A true love for the animals More...
I would give a million positive stars to Spencer Kennel. In order to save our little pug mix (Bella) we had no choice but to surrender her. Our other dog attacked her and they would not back down from each other and I could not find any where for the big dog. Angie and Brandie were true Angel's during this process. Angie has taken time out of her busy life to text and call to see how we were doing!!! This has been one of the hardest things I ever had to do. She even went home and boiled chicken because Bella was not eating well and was certain to text me to let me know that Bella ate and that she sat and loved on her. Angie has made the pain that I am enduring a bit more tollerable by knowing how amazing she and the other staff are with the animals at Spencer Kennel. I also want to thank Michele for accepting Bella. More...
Good place to get new fur baby family members, help in re-homing pets, grooming, etc.!
We just dropped off donations and I cannot say enough how wonderful it was. The owner is super sweet and you can tell she cares for the animals whole heartedly.
We've used multiple kennels in the past, changing either due to our work patterns or because the kennel wasn't a good fit. I can safely say that Spencer Kennel is the best one we have ever used. Our dogs were very well cared for (including one with diabetes that required 2x daily insulin injections) and looked great when we picked them up today. We'll be back in the future.The 2 things I liked the most were- Incredibly good customer service- A true love for the animals More...
Such kind people with a heart of gold. I've taken my pets here for kenneling and my dogs come home in great shape. I have nothing but respect for these people.
DeKkota Kota Pendegraft
They always take great care of my � animals and their grooming service and prices are hard to beat! Not to mention all my past pets have come from their shelter all where the best family ever.
My husband and I have been boarding our dogs here for over 6 years and love the personal attention we always receive! Our dogs are best buddies, and while they can’t be placed in the same kennel due to their size, the wonderful staff always does their best to make sure they can be placed across from each other so they can still see each other. I know they are receiving great care, including receiving medications and as much extra attention as the staff has the time to spare! Their prices are very reasonable for boarding, bathing, and grooming, and they even have a frequent-stayers rewards program! We � Spencer Kennel! ��� More...
Leah Thomalla Gregory
Spencer is great for boarding. They take great care of our fur babies when we have to go out of town!
I adopted Marly today. All the volunteers were saddened when he went home with me.
We have used Spencer Kennels a couple of times when we need to board our pup and have not been disappointed yet. Everyone there is awesome and very nice. This last time we used their grooming services as well as boarding and couldn’t believe how different he looked. Cleaned up very nicely!! Great place! More...
Debi Roberts Mitchell
Thank you for taking my dog when I called in a panic and bind. Kindhearted, wonderful folks!!
I adopted to new family members from Spencer kennel and it was an awesome experience and i could not ask for better fur babies than. Eli and Brody. Thanks so much to Michelle and everyone else that helped us !! More...
10/5/2017 I must say, I have not had a lot of contact with this Kennel but the little I have has been EXCELLENT. Last night a rather large dog wandered into our yard. Tired, older, dirty and hungry. The only tag was Spencer Kennel's tag. NO OWNER TAG!! Very irresponsible in my opinion. I called Spencer Kennel and within 10 minutes someone picked her up. They did not know who she belonged to at that time, or if she was micro chipped but they very kindly came for her since she had on one of their tags and they did not want anything to happen to her even though they were not boarding her. They located the owner as this has happened before and they were reunited. I thought it was really really decent of this Kennel to worry about a dog they were not even boarding and to come and get her! It would be great if the owner could get a tag for this sweet girl but I sure like how Spencer Kennel is looking out for animals in the Ofallon/Shiloh area. Really they went above and beyond. Donna M. Bauer, Shiloh, IL. More...
My dog is very touchy and difficult to groom. These guys were patient with him and did a great job getting him cleaned up. Excellent customer service, highly recommend More...
A great place to bring your dog or cat went on vacation friendly people and excellent service
We had such a great experience adopting from Spencer Kennel. We came in a few weeks in a row and the staff was incredibly patient with us and helped us find just the right cats for our home. They went above in beyond in making sure we could get our cats home safely. I couldn't be happier with our adoption process. Thanks! More...
love the staff, Michelle is great. Thank you for completing our family with our own fumanshu
5 stars for sure! Michelle and Jericha did a great job on my dogs! They gave me a discount for having multiple dogs. I have Australian shepherds, which are long haired dogs. They really took their time and were patient with two dogs, which gave them some problems. Their prices are reasonable. I would recommend them to anyone! Thank you, girls! More...
Amazing people and always take amazing care of your animals. Rescued my dog here and I would never take her to any other place for a bath or boarding while we're on vacation!
I adopted my baby from Spencer's a little over a year ago. Michelle was super helpful and had a lot of information about Loki's personality that was literally 100% accurate. That, to me, says how dedicated these people are about the rescues they are able to house. Loki has been back since for grooming and they have done a wonderful job, even taking into consideration his separation anxiety. 5 stars is not nearly a high enough rating for Spencers's. Thank you, Spencer's staff and Michelle for matching me up with a rescue who most of the time rescues me! More...
Both my pets are from here and they are the sweetest! I love being able to come in and cat cuddle and the staff are so friendly and courteous .
Incredible staff!! Very caring & helpful taking in dogs and cats that are in need.
We adopted Mollie almost 2 years ago after she was rescued from an abandoned, foreclosed house. Couldn't have asked for a better experience
Spence's was excellent. They deserve more than 5 stars. The staff was so helpful and attentive. Great phone manners. I had four dogs groomed. Prices are reasonable. Two of my dogs were a little difficult and the groomers, Michelle and Jericha were so patient with them. Thank you! The dogs looked so beautiful after the grooming and smelled wonderful! I would recommend them to anyone! I also board my dogs there! More...
Spencer gave our German Sheppard "Czar" and Sheppard/Malamute/Husky "Reign Beau" a bath and trim and did a great job while also caring for them. We will definitely be returning for boarding and baths. More...
Linda Rayborn Carroll
So, I am not sure where to even begin. With Michelle, the person or Michelle, the business owner. I have known Michelle since 1996. Before the time of the rescue now known as the kennel. Back then Michelle, as now, dedicated her life to helping and saving beings both the two legged and four legged species. I have seen her time and time again help a friend in need and in doing so always found the good in everyone she knows. I have been driving down the interstate in rush hour traffic on my 60 mile commute to work and what do I see some crazy lady running around on the highway helping a scared and frightened dog running at the highway medium wall. Anyone got any guesses who that lady was. The plates gave her away "yellow dog" . I adopted my first fur baby from Michelle in 2006 my first kitty cat whom I still have today. Since my first I have adopted another kitty and three dogs all of which remain with me. COSMO my third adoption was a runner. I had a fence but he would bolt out front door and never look back. It took training but he finally got it. I have seen Michelle search day after day to save a dog, cat, raccoon, on some other kind of critter. Her heart is golden and matches her compassion for those in need. I currently have my babies groomed with Spencer as I do not trust their well being to anyone other then the guardian angel that saved their lives to begin with. More...
Terri Graeff Hesse
Spencer Kennel is a wonderful facility for grooming and boarding. Their work to help animals in need should be commended. Daily they give a voice to those most vulnerable, providing opportunities for many 'happily ever afters' . I would highly recommend their services. Please keep them in mind for pet adoptions too...doing so will save a life, and the rewards of Rescue are endless....adopt, don't shop...Thank you, Michelle, and everyone at Spencer's for the important work you do every single day. Your efforts matter and are appreciated. Definitely a 5-star rating from me. More...
Liz Fogarty Compton
I have 3 dogs, one of which was adopted from Spencers. I can't say enough good things about this place. I know that the owner cares deeply about her animals, giving countless hours of her personal time to care for their welfare. All of my dogs are groomed here and I can honestly say I wouldn't take them anywhere else. Michelle goes over and above, particularly with my grumpy old man, to make them look perfect. Look no further than Spencers for adopting, boarding and grooming. More...
Definitely 5 stars!! Our family has done it all at Spencer's, adoption, boarding,and grooming. We love this place.
Ì took my fur baby there and. She did not want to come home.
We boarded our big boy GiGi here and they were awesome. He required meds and everything was handled very professionally. We will return.
Excellent place to board pets. She also did a fantastic job grooming. I highly recommend this animal loving facility.
I am so touched by how caring the staff is at Spencer kennel. Michelle and her staff are just incredible with each animal and make them feel special. Thank you so much for everything you do :-) More...
I don't normally have my dogs groomed, but considering that this has been a particularly hectic two months and my dogs had gotten filthy, I thought it was time for a change. Spencer Kennel did a fantastic job with my two dogs! They are cleaner than they have been in years! They were so friendly, and welcoming, and were great with my two dogs. You can always tell when someone genuinely cares about animals and I definitely got that feeling. Very reasonably priced, fantastic service, great communication. Will certainly use again! More...
The staff has such Heart �for the animals there. Truly dedicated to saving lives of those unfortunate little fur babies, and placing them in just the right home. They take their screening process seriously. ��Hopefully we will be adopting again from them soon. (Gotta convince hubby first. Lol) � More...
Sheri Dockins King
I had gotten my Crocker spaniel from Spencer's a few years ago. It was a smooth and good experience. She had come from a breeder that gave her and her sister up as small puppies due to their hair or something. She and her sister were very shy of everything and everyone. I chose her and tried working with her social skills. It was more traumatic on her, so we decided to just keep her in an environment she felt safe in. Over the years she has opened up just a little. Being a cocker, grooming is a must. I have taken her to many groomers and today was her first visit to Spencer's. I have never seen her act so care free and actually be accepting of the attention that they were giving her. I am so relieved to have found a groomer that took the time to get to know my baby before I left. I believe it made a world of difference in her experience. I am sold on Spencer's and will never go anywhere else. Love everything about them.Thank you, not just the grooming experience, but all that you do for the fur babies!!!!! More...
Matthew Slade Stanart
Spencer Kennel a great experience today adopting a little long hair chi wah wah. Staff was very kind and professional,knowledgeable. Highly recommended if you and your family are looking for a pet. Thank you so much Michele and staff for our little dog we love her to pieces! More...
We had an amazing experience at Spencer Kennel! Our family is complete after taking Elvis home! Thank you Spencer Kennel!
We have taken our dog to several kennels in the area for not only boarding but grooming too. Spencer Kennel is our number 1. All of the staff are so caring and nuturing towards our dog. They treat him as if he were one of their own. They have great hours as well. They are open on Sundays which makes it very convenient when boarding. More...
Always my #1 choice in Kennels to board my dog!!Friendly staff always very accommodating and helpful. Very professional staff members and facility. I have also used the grooming services that are available at the facility. Never have been disappointed!! Great grooming services and the prices are very reasonable. Would definitely recommend Spencer Kennels. More...
Must talk to curtis, this man is so compassionate, and caring and he truly cared for animals. He is Ann amazing link to help you what ever your need is. This place is amazing and could use donations and any help you can afford. More...
Love, Love, Love this place!! We adopted here and bring our doggies several times per year and are always treated wonderfully.
The best friendliest kennel in the area. I think our two dogs love that place as much as home. Their profession staff of employees and volunteers take care of our dogs like they were their own. We highly recommend them!!
This was our first time boarding our little dogs but the staff was excellent at calming our nerves and addressing any questions we had. Our dogs were well taken care of and we had no problems during their 5 day visit. They were welcoming and friendly to my mother-in-law who would regularly stop in and check on our little babies. You could easily tell that they love pets and love what they do. The pricing was beyond reasonable and Ms. Michelle made sure to give us any discount possible to ensure our return for any future needs. This was an excellent first experience and I can't imagine it gets better than this. More...
Great treatment of pets.
This is the best place for my patches . She just loved it there the staff are all wonderful . And they take care of all her special needs. This will be the only place I wil go to from now on. More...
Spencer kennel was awesome! They were able to accommodate my dog when we were going out of town, and they were able to add a day when we found out we had to leave a day earlier. They washed and him and clipped his nails and dos such a fantastic job! Definitely recommend More...
Love love love this place!! We take our chocolate lab for boarding and grooming. The welcoming crew (aka about 3-4 cats) are wonderful greeters and our Bella loves seeing them and the rest of the party for her occational weekend stays! Grooming is very reasonably priced and they always do a great job!! More...
We use Spencer Kennel for our furry family members when we need to go out of town. I was surprised that the second time we used them they remembered our pets names and temperament. They even recommended separate lodgings for our cats since our youngest was a little to aggressive for our laid back cat. And they noticed our laid back cat was not enjoying the living arrangements. We are very happy with Spencer Kennel and would recommend this caring local business to anyone who needs a kennel for their furry family members. More...
I adopted one of my dogs there about 10 years ago and had a great experience then. We have since moved from the area, but needed to pass through recently on vacation, and we wanted to meet some old friends for lunch. We made the plans, but forgot we would have the dogs with us. I called Spencer Kennel on our way and asked if they could board my dogs last minute for a couple hours, and the owner said, "Absolutely, no problem!" and was so friendly and understanding! I will definitely use them again if the opportunity arises. Very professional, accommodating, and so nice and friendly! More...
I just can not say enough good things about this company. They are awesome to my animals. They are always helpful and friendly. I feel like I am leaving my babies with family when I have to board them. I highly recommend Spencer Kennel for any grooming or boarding needs. More...
I have always been pleased with my experience and the prices here. The staff is friendly and very understanding regarding my dog's medications. They always take the time to write down her dosing schedule and review it with me. Although we do not board often, they remember my dogs by name when we come back. I will continue to give them my patronage. More...
Extremely friendly staff, very affordable rates, and they do a great job bathing and trimming my dog. Our dog was a rescue dog and was not use to getting bathed or getting her nails trimmed, I know she is a challenge and when I arrive to pick her up she is well groomed and well behaved because it is obvious they take great care and time to make her comfortable.
They were great ! My dogs can be crazy sometimes and they were so awesome with them .I am very picky and over protective about my dogs and I felt completely comfortable leaving them there . I will for sure continue to use their services in the future ! I will also let my friends know . More...
The staff at Spencers was very professional while caring for our little lady. She was very happy and even ate all of her food which is unusual while she is away from her people pack. We will chose Spencer Kennel the next time our little lady can't travel with the rest of her family. More...
We have been boarding our dogs at Spencer Kennel since we moved to the area 6 years ago. We are very excited about the grooming that they added! A few years ago when our dog Molly passed, they were very kind to our boys and helped us adopt two new dogs from Spencer's. They treat our dogs and us like family. I would recommend them to anyone. More...
Liz did a amazing job grooming my puppy.. Thank You
Spencer's Kennel is absolutely wonderful! My cat went missing for a week and we had reports of him being dropped off in the woods next to them. All of the employees took turns checking the traps, going out into the woods, and offering much needed moral support. One employee even came back at 9pm to check the trap for my cat. It turns out my cat was not in their woods but they went above and beyond and helped me so much more than they had to!! More...
I highly recommend Spencer's. I have adopted, fostered, boarded and groomed. They always treat my pets like family. My family, Lola, Jackpot and Sophie, loves it there.
Spencer is always available when we need them. They truly do care about animals and we have always had great experiences with them. Recently we had a small emergency and needed care immediately and Spencer's was there to help. More...
Monica Louise Gore
My dog Monty has gone to Spencer Kennel twice for dog grooming. Both times I have come back to pick him up he looked great. Also there customer service is excellent. This last time I was over an hour late for my appointment, and they still allowed my dog to be dropped off and taken care of. They were very nice saying it wasn't a problem (of course, I hope it never happens again)I absolutely love their environment. All the Cats are fun to pet and see when you walk in the door. More...
I have been boarding my Jack Russell (rescue) mix at Spencers for 7.5 yrs. She is a nervous, wacky difficult little thing that has struggled to overcome her first unhappy year of life. She is not my first JR so I know what they are like. The only thing I care about is how a dog acts when I get it home. This dog NEVER comes home stressed and that is the bottom line. I have had dogs come home from kennels in an agitated state and consequently found a different kennel. I don't care how new or fancy or trendy a kennel is. If my animal(s) is/are handled with firm gentleness I can tell when I get them home. I have always left Spencer with a happy, content animal. What more can I ask for. I don't know what has happen with the rescue, but people who let animal breed indiscriminately or don't look at pets as a life time commitment are responsible for that issue not everyone else. More...
I travel frequently and was looking for a kennel w/reasonable fees compared to the other kennels I had used in the area. Spencer Kennel met that need and the last 2 times I've kept my Great Dane, Bella, there it has been a good experience. Bella is a 20 month old rambunctious 120# "bundle of joy" and can be hard to handle. The staff gives her great attention...on a recent long trip, even though I didn't pay for a dog walk, they provided the service one day as a courtesy to allow Bella to stretch her legs. When I bring Bell, the staff is smiling and welcoming her back...and when I come to pick Bella up, she appears to be smiling. I have a new Kennel and Bella and I both are happy about it. The provide a bed for your dogs and wash frequently (I brought my own but they added add'l blankets to build a pallet since the bed was too small for her. The kennels allow the dogs to transition inside/outside w/in individual kennels. They offer grooming as well, which I like for Bella to get when she in the kennel for an extended period of time. More...
Been taking my dogs there for almost 3 years and have always had a pleasant experience. The staff is very friendly and the facility is always clean. My one dog is difficult to bathe and the staff there has no problems with him and they enjoy going there. More...
My dogs are always happy to go to Spencer Kennel when we travel. The people at Spencer take great care of our dogs! Tonka is a terror, but they have no problems with him. My dogs are like my kids, if I didn't have faith in the staffs ability then they wouldn't go there. My family will continue to be a loyal customer!! More...
We just adopted our pup, a Jack Russell mix, from Spencer! I was there to donate items after losing our dog to a terrible disease. I had no intention of adopting another animal. Michelle was wonderful and gave me a peek at that cute little girl to cheer me up. A few days later, I saw her photo on their fb page as an "Awesome Adoptable"-- I couldn't resist that sweet, little face. I picked her up that day for a home trial --Michelle knew I was hesitant to adopt so soon after our loss…but she felt certain that Bindi might help heal some hearts in our household. She certainly did and we officially adopted her a week later! Michelle and the Spencer staff have been nothing but kind and supportive to us! We couldn't be happier with our lovable little stinker, Bindi… and I would encourage anyone who is considering a pet to stop there and save a life! More...
I am so blessed to have found Spencer Kennels. Because of them, we have a new and treasured Family Member. Her name is Little Bit and we adore her. We have been looking for just the right fit since our beloved dog Kuma passed away three years ago. We took our time to find the right match. Little Bit is a loving, sweet, funny, laid back kind of girl, that was lucky enough to find Spencer Kennel who helped her find her forever home.The staff is knowledgeable, kind, caring and have the animals care and security upmost in their mind. I highly recommend this Kennel for the furry family member.God Bless,Konya Bloomquist More...
My dog Athena LOVES going to Spencer for her grooming!! Awesome friendly staff!! I feel 100% comfortable leaving her with them :)
My dogs love going to Spencer Kennels. They always come home tired and happy. Spencer Kennels is very accommodating. In July, we had to drop our dogs off last minute for 3 weeks. They let us drop our dogs off and took care of our babies while we dealt with a family death out of state. We will always bring our dogs to them. More...
My very first time boarding my pet and I walked away feeling like and knowing my dog had the best of care.She was bathed and even her bedding that I sent with her had been washed. I was indeed impressed with the overall experience and I will return each time I have to be out of town...... Thanks More...
Prior to moving to IL, we had the same boarders/ groomers for 14 years. When we used Spencer, we felt like we found another trustworthy company to keep our babies. They are friendly and very accommodating when we need them. More...
My german shepherd gets great care at Spencer Kennel! The staff is very friendly and has been there for unexpected emergencies showing great compassion.
My lab mix named Diesel boards here. Spencer took great care of him during his first stay last week and he's boarding again this week due to a business trip. He looked and smelled great after his boarding bath and seemed quite happy following his stay. I've used Spencer Kennel in the past for my little Yorkie and they took great care of him too. More...
Marilyn Barthel Lippold
I just adopted a beautiful cat named Bindy Sue. The people at Spencer Kennel were fabulous. Very caring and just a wonderful facility.
Jessica Smith Loucks
We just boarded our dog for the very first time. Butch went above and beyond with his care from the minute we walked in the door. He was very well taken care of. Butch even sent him home with a special toy that he hasn't stopped playing with. He was groomed his last day there and they did a great job. I would definitely recommend them and would use them again. More...
Let me start by saying I use to take my very important family member to a different groomer and had some very bad experiences. Brady is a shin tzu, so he has to be groomed or his hair will just grow till it matts up. After reading about many places and asking people about their personal experiences we ended up at Spencer's. What a great time my puppy had. He becomes very nervous when not with our family and freaks out if put in a kennel. The staff took extra time with him and made sure he felt safe and happy. This means the world to me, Brady is a much older dog. We have added a new member to the family that cam from a rescue and have now also trusted Spencer's with him. I would recommend them to anyone with a pet that is a family member. They truly love animals and want the best for them. More...
We adopted 2 brothers from Spencer Kennel in 2006. They have been the best dogs anyone could ask for.
I bought a cat from here and she is adorable :) :)
We adopted our puppies from Spencer last year. We just boarded them for the first time with them as well last week when we were on vacation. They are very reasonably priced, great facilities and very caring people. Our twins also received a bonus bath when they stayed. We will entrust our babies with them in the future for boardings. Thank you Spencer Kennels! More...
Michelle truly does have all the animals' best interests at heart. The kennel is much improved since the changes began a few months ago.
They always take care of my yorkie's grooming needs and pay close attention to the details I give them. They also always have him done in a timely manner unlike most places that take all day to groom. Thank you Spencer Kennel!
Donna J. Runyon Mooney
I adopted Lilly (Addie) 1 1/2 years ago from Spencer's and she is a great companion! She loves playing ball , frisbie, and chasing squirrels in our fenced in back yard. She loves going for car rides and to Pa-Pa's! She thinks the bed is hers! The staff at Spencer's were great during the adoption process, I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to adopt a pet! More...
I have been to several kennels in the area and, by far, this place has the most caring caretaker of animals I have ever seen!
Michelle and her staff has always been great to us. We board our frisky little dogs there at least three times a year. The dogs love it! The people have always gone out of their way for us. Thank you for your wonderful service More...
Elaine Wessels Turner
We adopted our dog Shooter from Spencer. We always board our dogs. I know that I do not have to worry about anything while I am on vacation or out of town. The staff is so caring and seem to love their job savings lives. Thank you for all you do! More...
I adopted my first dog here, rusti, years ago and everyone was so nice and helpful.
Allison McCabe Carroll
I adopted my dog from here as well as board her there when I travel for work. They are so caring and loving to my Dottie -- the moment we walk in the door they know her, and me, by name and I feel so confident in the care they give her when I'm gone. I cannot recommend Spencer enough, for adoption and boarding. They are professional, courteous and they genuinely love what they do and it shows. More...
I used to volunteer at Spencer's and I know it's ran by really great people. I also know they do their best to take care of these animals!
We adopted a rescue dog from Spencer. They are very caring and made sure she was a good fit for us by letting us keep her for a week to see how it worked. We are considering adopting another pet from Spencer again. More...
Our dog Dewey came from here.He's my daughters buddy!
Care about animals very much...
I adopted my dog Bear (previously known as Buddy) and found this to be an amazing place full of people who really loved and cared about their animals.
Tina Schofield Galloway
We adopted our dog Hunter (formerly Boots) from Spencer's. They let us bring the dog we already had down to meet Hunter to make sure they would get along. Hunter has been a great addition to our family. The staff was wonderful to work with and it is obvious they love the animals they rescue. More...
They love their animals
Dylan Clark at 2cintry crossing drive
Michele 'Renspurger' Toennies
Spencer kennel staff are so caring and just absolutely wonderful!! A true asset to the O'fallon community!! Thank you for all you do!!!
I have been working with the owner, Michelle, and she is such a wonderful person. I would be happy to take my pet to her anytime I was in the area. I recommend Spencer Kennel & Pet Rescue to everyone. More...
Thank you so much to the people at Spencer Kennel and Pet Rescue. They are awesome. It is so obvious how much the care for each and every animal there. They are so dedicated to their cause and thee welfare of the animals. Apparently my puppy and her brother were brought to tbem with worms, fleas and parvo (a parasite that usually kills puppies). They literally nursed them back to health. Their three siblings were taken to another shelter and none of them survived. If you're looking for a rescue pet, check with Spencer. More...
Great place. Adopted my dog from them a few years back. You could tell that they took great care of the animals. Adoption fee wasn't too much, and now my best buddy is with me! Adopt from them if possible!
I got a black lab mix from Spencers. He is the most loveable dog. They ARE overwhelmed because people fail to have their animals spayed or neutered. They do not charge an arm and leg for the pets or boarding. I think they are doing a great job. More...
I have taken my 8 year old GSD to Spencer Kennel several times, and each experience was excellent. The staff at Spencer Kennel is friendly, the facility is very clean and their love for all animals is evident in everything they do. Additionally, I greatly respect the significant effort they put forth in the name of homeless, abused and neglected animals. As an animal lover, I feel giving them my business is the right thing to do. More...
After reading these posts, i have to wonder if people can even READ. Spencer Kennels is not Spencer animal rescue. The boarding at Spencer is fantastic.
My pampered baby loves coming here and she is very picky.
As far as the Rescue goes, hey, they are keeping and loving unwanted and abused pets, not KILLING them. So they HAVE to be picky about who adopts them, or the pets end up right back there.
And, unless you didnt know, feeding and caring for about 100+ cats and dogs from all over St. Clair County gets pretty expensive. If you can do better, how about volunteering there? More...
I love Spencer Pet Rescue for the great work they do taking in homeless dogs and cats and finding them homes.I adopted my two dogs from Spencer. Spencer is very easy to work with, and adoption was a breeze. Of course, you need to submit an application and be chosen as a match to get your new pet. They post their available pets on PetFinder so you can look over the animals available for adoption before coming for a visit.I haven't used Spencer Kennel's boarding services yet, but I'll update if I do. More...
Great, friendly staff. They treated my 6 year old German Shepherd like he was a member of their family. Whenever we travel, we keep our dog at Spencer!
I just want to say, "thanks." We've recently adopted the most perfect pet for our family. He fits into our home like he's always been there. The staff at Spencer Pet Rescue was nothing less than stellar - so helpful, knowledgable and patient. I recommend this shelter to my friends and anyone who may read this review. Whether it was an application or questions asked (or answered), to me, the process was completely reasonable. So, thank you, again, for our new family member... we are so grateful to have him! More...
I recently boarded my rescue here and they were absolutely wonderful with her!! The place is super clean and the workers are very friendly!!
This kennel has been around for awhile, and is always wonderful. The building itself is big and they have a ton of dog runs for larger dogs. They also have a groomer on site and the staff take the animals out frequently for walks and play time. The prices are reasonable and we have never had a hard time getting our pets in for boarding even at the last minute. More...
I am surprised to read that someone thought the staff at Spencer was rude. They are always friendly and send our dog home w/a little bag of milk bones around the holidays.
When we call to schedule availability, they remember us before I say Libby's full name, Libby is our dog. We maybe kennel her 10 times a year.
Anyway, the kennel is a good size, they are attentive and I've never experienced rudeness there.
I highly recommend Spencer Kennels. More...
I don't think the staff is rude at all. I adopted a westie from them and they were nothing but helpful. If you adopt an animal it is your responsibility to train the animal and be patient. If they were frustrated with you, I can understand. Too many people adopt pets without being fully committed 100%. If you were expecting a baby, you probably shouldn't have adopted an animal until after you had the baby. More...
I am writting in response to the last posting.... did you purchase an extended warranty? We also adopted a dog from Spencers and he has behavior problems as do alot of stay pets. I don't expect them to pay for the trainer. Who adopts a pet and doesn't expect a cost to be associated? More...
Had dog in kennel 10 days and he was in good shape when picked up. Rates are reasonable and it's obvious the staff truely cares for pets. My dog was still wet from a bath I had requested, (at low price I might add), at the pickup time and they did their best make him ready. (He would "attack" the hair dryer making it difficult to dry him off). The Kennel waived the cost of the bath due my dog not being ready which was not really their fault. That's going beyond!! More...
I have boarded my dogs there a couple times this year and have had nothing but WONDERFUL service from the kennel staff. They treated my dogs like they are their own. As far as the Pet Rescue side, I adopted a dog from them last summer and they were great. I know they deal with a lot of ignorant people who come in looking for dogs to breed with their dogs and this is ridiculous with all of the already unwanted dogs out there. I go up and give towels to donate occasionally and have witnessed adoptions, (as well as adopting from them last year.) The small group of volunteers there are always very friendly and seem very laid back....I can't even imagine anyone being rude. They have been nothing but wonderful from what I have seen. More...
I really like it here. It is fun to visit and pet the animals. I am too young to work at the shelter but they let me visit and pet the cats and dogs that are around. I had a birthday party with my friends and they all donated gifts to the animals. Then I took them up to Spencer Kennel and gave it all to them. All the people that work there were really nice to me. I really want to adopt another dog if my mom will let me. More...
To the person that does not recommend this kennel....it is by NO means the animals fault!!! For you to advise others to not visit this kennel is irresponsible , rude and just plain mean. ALL animals need love and good homes....do not judge the staff, most of which are volunteers, for being over protective of these precious creatures. Do you not realize how bad animal abuse, neglect and dog fighting are in this day and age...and especially in the Midwest, where this kennel is located? Your comment is irresponsible....that is like blaming children for their parents behavior. BTW, I have taken my 2 precious dogs to board there and have been incredibly pleased. I also adopted a beautiful Dogue De Bordeaux 1 1/2 y/o that had been abused, neglected and found starving, freezing and had mange so bad he had open sores on his back...not to mention bite marks form possible dog fighting. This kennel gave him another change and now he is thriving as one of our precious family members....shame on you for not giving other animals this chance and encouraging others to skip such a beautiful and rewarding experience!!!!!!!!!! More...
We absolutely LOVE Spencer Kennels. We adopted our puppy, a puppy mill rescue, a little over a year ago and board her with Spencer anytime we have to go out of town. The staff is very loving and caring. They are friendly, helpful, and have a real passion for the animals they care for. I know my dog is in great hands and that she gets a lot of extra special attention when she comes for a visit. She is always excited to be there! I would highly recommend Spencer Kennels to anyone for adoption or boarding. More...
I am a volunter at the kennel. Please remember that the staff is just trying to protect the animals. We get animals brought in daily that have been abused, neglected, abandoned. People bring in animals that have been in their familyl for years and just don't want to take care of them anymore. They are a no kill shelter because every animal deserves a chance. Most are very loving and just don't understand why they have been abandoned. Please don't judge the staff, your best friend may just be behind the doors. I have 5 rescue dogs and they have made our lives so much more enjoyable. I could imagine life without them. The dogs are their main priority. More...
I read the reviews about Spencer Kennels. I think the worst part of the reviews is that it is obvious that someone had a bad experience at the kennel.
For whatever reason. But, it appears to be no more than the usual war between a rescue group and a disgruntled person. What I know about Spencers is from being stopped outside on the road in a construction zone. The building was in a nice location. The building and the parking lot were clean and well maintained. There were a lot of people coming and going. Dogs on leashes. Everyone appeared happy. I will be stopping by to see the inside next week. I hope they will be able to help me place a collie whose owner past away last week. I will keep you posted about the staff and the inside of the building. I expect that it will be as nice inside as outside. My final thought -- for those that are complaining -- are you willing to do the work that it takes to run a program like this? Or, are you disgruntled, because you did not get your way? Think before you speak -- it is a good practice. You have had your say, now drop it. Since, Spencer's is not the only adoption facility out there, find some place that makes you happy and go there.
Final thought from my Airedale "Arthur". After spending about $500.00 at the vet I found that Demodex mange (mites) although not cureable, is manageable. Demotox mange is denoted for red streaks so it is often refered to as red line mange. This will also help with other types of mange For $10.00 Add flax seed oil and cod liver oil to your dogs diet to help increase immune system (dog food does not have enough Omega for most breeds). Iver-on for about $14.00 Apply with cotton ball or tissue (use on hot spots) For $25.00 IVERMEC (a life time supply) injectable for cattle. 1cc mixed with 9 cc of sterile water. Then 1cc per 44/lbs of body weight given oral for cats or dogs apx every 6 months. (This will also take care of ear mites, ringworm, roundworms & provide some protection against heart worms). Bathe animal in Dawn dish soap (Dawn kills fleas and mites) take caution you will make mites mad and they will attack you. Rinse with baking soda rubbed in to animal and then use diluted vinegar. (smell will be gone). Wash bedding in scalding hot water once a week. High tempatures kill mites. Good luck -- no vet req'd -- just a farm and home store and a $50.00 investment. Final thought, most of the time Demodex mange in a shelter animal would be hard to know about in advance, since the dam would not be recorded. One last expense if it has gotten this far - $20.00 for a sulfer based eye ointment - order on the internet. Good luck! And, happy savings. Arthur the Airedale.....is enjoying life again. More...
If you are looking for an affordable kennel that will take great care of your pet, then Spencer Kennels is what you want. Their rates for board and baths are the best you will find . Everyone I have had the opportunity of talking with there seems to genuinely care for animals and their well-being. Anytime our pit/boxer/lab mix needs to be boarded they are the first place we call.For those of you upset with their selectiveness regarding pet adoptions, remember that they are only trying to be advocates for responsible pet ownership and are wanting to make sure that their animals are going to loving, caring homes and won't end up on the street or back in a shelter. More...
We got a dog from there about a year ago. It was the greatest thing I have ever done for my son. Cain (bull terrier) is a wonderful dog, who has brought so much joy to us.
The staff help us find the right dog for us. We have stopped by to see them in the past year and they are so happy to see Cain is with the right family.
I too had to move from our house but looked for about 3 mths to find a place that would let me have Cain. He is a part of the family and would never think about moving without him. More...
Do not listen to any of the terrible reviews!!!!!! This place is amazing.
They exercise the animals and really care about their animals. We got a dog there and he was strong, shiny, energetic a real lover. The others we looked at were all in top condition as well. As for the smells as you know animals stink (to humans) already and there are lots of them. Even if you are a smellaphobe (like me) deal with it. As for the "rude" lady she is trying to make sure the pets are happy and healthy. She is the owner and she wants to make sure your purposes for adopting are not faulty.
ADOPT FROM HERE!!!!! Go online and search puppy mills pics and they are horrific. ADOPT DON"T SHOP!!!! I loved Spencer and you will to!!!-A Happy Adoptee More...
I always leave my dog here when I go on vacation or have company. They treat her like royalty and I even get updates, occaisionally! The facility is clean and the animals are well-groomed...it doesn't smell like a kennel. They use high-quality dog beds. The staff is friendly, courteous, and very accomodating. They have a robust Facebook page. The staff is selective in who they allow to adopt animals. If they do not feel that the family is a good match, they care enough to say no. They have lots of people that try to dump their animals to avoid the responsibility of pet ownership--they do all they can to ensure these animals receive a better home than they were provided previously.I highly recommend this kennel/rescue. I started using this facility after my vet confirmed a case of kennel cough brought on by a stay at Country Estates. (He said that kennel is notorious for bordatella infections.) I have never had a problem with kennel cough or fleas using this facility. More...
I do some fostering for them and they are so caring and serious about finding the right home for the animals in their care. They are often trying to do more with less because there are so many in need. They are clean and work over time to make sure the kennel is the best it can be. More...
Everyone here is so nice and you can really tell that they love these animals. They are doing so much good work in the communities around them. We love Spencer.
WE have hadnothing but excellent service from SPR. They have kenneled our dogs for years now. Our dogs love it! They get so excited to be in their home away from home. The people there bend over backwards to make room for our two and has been nothing but nice. Keep up the good work!!ck More...
I rescued a little Boston Terrier/Maltese mix from Spencer Pet Rescue a little over a year ago... I dealt with Teresa at the time. .she was more then helpful and gave me all the information she had about my soon to be little girl..I had a six hour drive to O'Fallon and somone was nice enough to drive 2 hours up to make my trip shorter..Mia has been a blessing to me..she is in her first agility competition this weekend... Thank you Spencer for getting her out of the puppy mill and most of all for bringing her to me!! More...
I have been looking for Doberman for sometime. As luck would have it... I found "Jax" at Spencer Kennels. My daughter, our Golden "Ellie" and myself went to see Jax.
The staff was excellent and really helped out with the introduction. They knew the best way to get everyone familiar and everything went perfect. We've had Jax since Thanksgiving 2010 and he has been excellent - everything Spencer told us about Jax was spot on.
Great place to adopt! Great staff... with huge hearts! Go pay them a visit. More...
I LOVE Spencer Kennel and all that they do. THANK YOU sooo much, without you guys there would be a lot of homeless dogs and cats. I check there website everyday...lol.. but i luv it!! Keep uup the hard work.. Im only 14, but as soon as i turn 18 I will volunteer as much as i can. THANK YOU for everything youve done!! For anyone who has any bad reviews, i respect the reviews, but forget whatever they have done, just respect that they are helping the animals. The dogs and cats are why we love Spencer Kennel. More...
Spencer Kennel and Pet Rescue is absolutely wonderful! I found an abandoned dog at the mall. I wanted to take him home with me, but had business trips for a few weeks. I boarded my new baby at Spencer's and they took super care of him. They took care of getting him to the vet for shots, neutering and chipping. When it was time to fly him cross country, they took care of all the arrangements. They were so kind - found a kennel and got him on the plane! They are a super agency and do fabulous work! More...
My husband and I adopted a puppy mill rescue a couple of months ago from Spencer Rescue. She is a beautiful 6 1/2 year old Yorkie. We picked her out the first day and brought our puppy yorkie to meet her the next day. The staff was extremely helpful, caring, and professional. We filled out the application, and although the staff had some additional questions and concerns, they let us take her. I was actually impressed with the extra concern that Spencer Rescue employees have regarding the adoptees of the animals. Our little Sissy had been in a cage and who knows what else for almost 6 1/2 years of her life. I would want to make sure her next owners were going to take better care of her too as she deserves the best life possible!! Thank You Spencer Rescue. Also, we found the facility to be clean and sanitary! If we didn't, we wouldn't have brought our own puppy the next day to meet Sissy. More...
I am giving all five stars because I love what Spencer Stands for. I am also giving all five stars because I did adopt my dog Dexter from Spencer. What I would give 1 star for is the lady that works during the day. The later shift lady and guy were amazing to work with and so friendly and helpful. As for the day shift lady she was SO rude. If not for the love of the dog that I met I would have never come back and never have known that the one lady that lacks customer service is just one bad apple. The rest of the staff is amazing. More...
We boarded our 6 year old German Shepherd at Spencer Kennel and had a great experience. He stayed for several days, and when we picked him up he was relaxed and happy. We found the staff to be friendly, and they all seem to truly enjoy what they do. Additionally, I have volunteered a small amount of time to the Spencer Rescue, and I wish I could help 24/7! The staff and volunteers are dedicated to the well being of dogs and cats. I have read many of the reviews about the rescue organization, and I can only say that if someone encountered any rudeness from a staff member, keep this in mind: This team has dealt with puppies who have been thrown from cars, litters of kittens left on their doorstep, and pregnant cats locked in car trunks. If I had to deal with that kind of HORRID behavior coming from human beings, I'd be in a constant state of high alert. Remember...for every one or two times that they MAY have been short with a customer, there have been dozens of incidents where they have been pleasant and professional. I'd be stressed too if I had to deal with the constant displays of animal cruelty they endure daily. More...
I had been looking for a dog for a month or so, when a friend found Simba listed at Spencer Kennels. He was being fostered, and once I called to express an interest in him, everyone I dealt with, from the office person with whom I emailed to his foster "mother," bent over backwards to help me to get to meet, and then adopt, Simba.
He is an older dog (10-12 years old), I drove three hours to get him, his foster mother drove nearly an hour to meet me, and I could not be happier...he's perfect in every way.
I can't recommend Spencer Kennels highly enough. They clearly love taking care of the animals they have, and were great to adopt from. More...
We have a wonderful dog that was originally a stray that had been at Spencer Animal Network for about 4 months when we got her four years ago. Jeanette was very up front about what we were getting into and honestly, I can still say today that she is the best dog I have EVER had out of the four dogs we had growing up. And we had great dogs but this one is just awesome. Thanks for a great dog in Lady!!! More...
This place is the best, hands down! The people that work there are truely wonderful people. I have adopted two cats from them and also boarded and had my animals groomed at Spencer. I have even volunteered. I have never experienced any rudeness to anyone while I was there. In fact the times I have been there it seems there are people dropping donations and people stopping by to help. I will continue to bring my donations to them and will continue to volunteer when I can. They are 100% doing what is in the best interest of the animals. If you were turned down for an adoption it was for a good reason. More...
Not only did SPR take our cat when we had to give him up for adoption, they actually came to my house when I was in the hospital to pick up our dogs. We have fostered and adopted from SPR, and have kenneled with them for over 7 years now. I love the fact that my "dinner" loves to go to camp when we go out of town or have emergencies. They are well taken care of and played with. I recommend them to all of our friends and family. A few of our neighbors have ended up adopting from them. Yes they are stringent with who they let adopt, but rightfully so. They want their animals taken care of by other compassionate pet lovers! KUDOS Spencer More...
Spencer Kennel helped out our family greatly. We had a cousin pass away very sudden and he left behind a baby kitten. Nobody in the family could adopt her for one reason or another. Anyway I called Spencer and they took this baby kitten. They had her shots brought up to date, had her spayed and she is now adoptable. Thanks Spencer Kennel. More...