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Shores Kennels is committed to providing the best pet care available to its guests and their owners. We believe it is our job to make your pets stay with us pleasant and comfortable by following the basic principals of kindness, respect, understanding, compassion and empathy, while being fair and honest in our service as caretakers. We are committed to always responding positively to the requests of our customers and the needs of our guests

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My name is Gina Vesco-Fox, welcome to the Shores Kennels web site. 

Here you will find all the information you need to make an informed decision about boarding your pet. It may be a little verbose but I think you will learn that this was not something I just decided to make a career of when other jobs didn't work out.  This has been a lifelong dream come true from a very very young age.

The back story associated with how I ended up doing what I love is pretty unique. This was my first job. I started working here in 1973 at the age of 15. I fell in love with this place and I had always told the previous owner "If you ever sell this place let me know".  Well 13 years later, she remembered, and one day told me that she was ready to retire. 

I took the leap and have been the owner and operator of our little pet resort, since 1986.

At 53 years old I realize how lucky I had been to have that opportunity back then, which now translates to 38 years of dog handling experience.

Not many kennel operators can say that. 

The home is located on the same grounds as the kennel, that enables us to be only a few steps from our guests.

That means... We don't go home at the end of the day,

We are at home.

On this web site you will find our rates and you may also go on a virtual tour of our pet accommodations. You will see why we are different from some of the competition. As you read you will get a sense of the dedication that we have toward providing your family member with the best experience we possibly can. All at an affordable price. We are multiple pet owners ourselves. We know all too well how costly care can be. We do our best to enable you to be able to afford to leave your pets and get the best care in town. Ultimately that translates into a vacation with peace of mind.

There are several styles of pet lodging. So make sure you are choosing the best style for your pet. Many facilities are all INDOORS...if you pet is a flight risk, these are just fine. BUT, if your pet is a normal happy and well adjusted dog, he or she needs the fresh air, exercise our type of resort provides, which equates to a more personalized experience.

Come see our facility.

Here are just SOME of the features that differs us from other places.

Indoor/Outdoor Style Kennel Runs!

Huge outdoor play yards, dbl 6' foot fenced
Family owned and professionally operated
Combined experience of the 4 staff members is nearly 70 years!
Late evening "potty" 9 p.m.~ dusk in the summer
Plenty of fresh air & exercise, secure environment
Heated or Air Conditioned or at will in/out runs
State of Michigan Licensed Boarding Kennel- County of Macomb since 1972
Highly recommended by Veterinarians and countless happy clients
Emergency Veterinarian on call 24/7 
We do not discriminate against bully breeds, elderly dogs, unaltered dogs or puppies

Your pet will not have to submit to a 'personality test'


We are one of the original pet boarding facilities in the county and amongst the most professional and experienced in handling all breeds of dogs in all stages of their life. From puppies to geriatric guests and all those in between.


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Our charming estate is located on Harper Avenue, on 1.5  beautiful acres, it is dedicated to the comfort and care of dogs, cats and even the occasional bird & bunny.  We are in close proximity to major highways (I-94, I-696 & M-59) making us accessible from the northern suburbs of New Baltimore, Chesterfield or the Grosse Pointes within 10 minutes. 

Located 3/4 of a mile off of the Harper South exit 234A.

Your visit here is no doubt to learn more about how we operate, so peruse our pages. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your personal pet and his or her needs, please call or stop by during our tour hours! 

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"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives"

William A. Foster

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March 5, 2010

Seraphim and Oliver are our family pets and they are very loved and spoiled.  I would not think of leaving them in the care of someone that I knew was not going to care for them with the same kindness and love that I do.  So taking them to Shores Kennel is the perfect place for them to go and stay with Gina.  I feel very fortunate to have Shores Kennel to take care of my dogs while I am at work. 

If my dogs could talk they would tell you that they LOVE going there.  Everyday when leashes come out of the closet their little tails wag with excitement because they hope that they are going to see Gina and all their (dog) friends.  Sera and Oliver are well taken care while at the kennel. 

Gina has also groomed my dogs and they looked awesome. 

If my dogs could talk and they would tell everyone about a great day at Shores Kennel with Gina and her crew.

Kim Balogh, Clinton Tsp.

"Hi Gina
Thank you very much for taking care of Toby and Jackson. With it being my first time boarding the dogs I was nervous. You made me feel comfortable and very happy with the choice I made in your kennel. I was happy that your website was so helpful and showed me the kennel. It made me feel better. You were very friendly and warm when I met you. It was nice to know they were in the hands of someone who care and loved pets. I hope they were good for you. :) Thank you again to you and your crew for taking very good care of my dogs. It means a lot!
Thanks again
Amanda "

Message: Hi Gina and crew ~
Just wanted to thank you again!  Buster had such a nice time and what a cute
picture on the website (have you ever seen a tongue like that?)  We've been to
quite a few different kennels and I have to tell you, after meeting with all of
you we were very comfortable leaving him in your care!  We wouldn't hesitate to
board with you again.  Thanks so much for taking such good care of him!

 Heads and tails above the rest!




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Telephone: 586.293.1429
   FAX: 586.293.7815
Postal address: 33633 Harper Ave., Clinton Twp., MI 48035

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