Your 1-stop source for boarding, grooming, daycare and training
Located on the east hill of Kent, WA, Soos Creek Kennels is located on 7 wooded acres that are nestled next to a county park and stream. Sounds good? It is! While we are a traditional boarding facility, we're not an ordinary facility. When staying with us, pets have a chance to step outside and see daylight, listen to the birds and breathe fresh air.
All staff at SCK share a very important quality--we are completely devoted animal lovers! Our single goal is to provide your Pet Family with a safe, comfortable and healthy environment. Whether visiting us for Boarding, Grooming, Daycare or Training, every effort will be made to make your VIP (Very Important Pet) comfortable and their stay enjoyable.
Our promise to you is our commitment to them.
Where to begin? Easy! I was 2 years old with a poodle named Mitzi (my Sister's) and a cat (whose name escapes me) but I was the only one the cat would allow to handle him. I'd carry him around in a child-like choke hold and he never once thought ill of me.
Isn't that part of the magic of pets? No grudges, no boundaries and no limitations on their love for you. That's how it began and with every stray dog that came through our house and backyard, the feeling grew until I knew I could never be without a best friend.
As I grew up and my Dog Showing was at its peak, I looked for a business with pets that would fulfill a childhood promise to myself that "if I could ever make a living doing something with dogs, I would."
So, I purchased and took over operation of Soos Creek Kennels in 1997 with the help of my Mom and the one remaining employee from the previous owner; Danielle. Many years later, Danielle and I now have two beautiful daughters and a life and a home filled and surrounded with animals and many happy memories!
Dan Overstreet, Owner and Top Dog
Danielle has worked at Soos Creek Kennels for 20 years, the only employee carried over from the previous owner Danielle is truly Soos Creek Kennels first employee. Danielle's love for animals knows no boundaries; well not entirely true no insects, no reptiles!
She literally has done every job imaginable at Soos Creek Kennels, these days Danielle has found an outlet for her creativity in taking charge of the Grooming at SCK and established herself as a very sought after Groomer. Still she makes time to take care of all aspects of bookkeeping in her spare time (Nil) and still puts a smile on her face when working the reception desk.
Danielle and Dan created their own little Love Story here at SCK and have two Beautiful daughters that have grown up playing, working and creating memories with all the pets that have graced our doorstep.
Lori has been a groomer at SCK since early 2014. Born in Montana, many moons ago, Lori has had various jobs over the years. Lori has been working since age 11 and although she has had many endeavors in her life, she has enjoyed grooming most of all. Lori graduated Dog Grooming School in Great Falls, MT in the summer of 1985 and opened her own mobile dog grooming business at the age of 28.
The business named "Tail Waggin Mobile Dog Grooming" was a success and she worked until her daughter was born in 1990. Lori then transitioned to a stationary shop when her daughter was 8 months old where she worked for 4 years. After grooming for years, Lori moved onto different careers such as loan officer, bartending and such.
She worked in the food/beverage industry at many levels until her husband died 9/11/2008. After his death, she found she was most happy working with pets again. Lori enjoys working with her client's pets to make them look beautiful or handsome. She loves the kisses and the look in their eyes most of all.
Andrew started working at SCK back in 2019. He’s always loved working with animals and he can thank his childhood dog Kai for that. He cares for the well being of all of the animals that stay here at SCK and just has the most fun cleaning up after them. He also has a heart for maintenance work. No one can get the job done like Andrew! If anything needs fixing he is there on the spot to do the job.
Andrew currently has 2 dogs. Fridge (supermutt) and Cash (Cane Corso Mix). He spends most of his free time walking these two and playing with them. They can be a handful sometimes! They couldn’t have a better dad than Andrew!
Jessica started her journey grooming here at Soos Creek 5 years ago. She’s always had a passion for hair and that led her to dogs. She also loves doing her kids' hair, which she has four of. She raised them here in Renton, which is where she also grew up. She currently lives in her childhood home having the most fun in her full house.
She currently has 2 dogs, Petrie the Chihuahua and Athena the Newfie. She also has 4 cats and 4 chickens. Petrie is a bundle of love. She loves to dress up in the cutest of sweaters and hats. She loves her family and is their great protector. Athena, on the other hand, is a big lazy love. She absolutely loves her beds and takes naps as often as she can. She also really enjoys her routine grooms and loves it here at Soos Creek.
No matter how chaotic her home life can be, she will always enjoy and make time for her passion of grooming dogs.
Kelsey has always gravitated towards working with dogs, from learning how to provide medical care working at an animal hospital to playing with dogs and observing them socializing at a doggie daycare, Kelsey has over ten years of dog handling experience. She absolutely loves that her career path has taken her to Soos Creek Kennels.
Kelsey is happily married with 2 beautiful kids. She loves to spend her weekends hiking the beautiful PNW with her Rottweiler Maggie, going for drives in the country and baking with her daughter Cora.
I am Natalie Hagen. A proud mother of a 13 year old young man, We have lived in the area for about 8 years. In that time we have raised over 200 chickens, 30 ducks, 25 quail, 15 turkeys, 50 rabbits, 3 pigs and a goose. Also 4 dogs, 6 cats, and 2 snakes. I am passionate about animals and luckily I have a job that allows me to care for them every day. Not too many people can say that they love their jobs!
Kaitlyn Keele is our new kennel assistant with 10 years of experience working with animals of all kinds; she takes their well-being seriously and is dedicated to ensuring their comfort and happiness. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to help care for the pets at Soos Creek Kennels, and cant wait to meet all the fur babies who'll pay a visit!
SCK takes great pride in hiring local high school students who love animals to work in the summer. We are often their 1st job and we take that responsibility very seriously as we want them to have a great experience. Their training is a top priority and your pet will benefit from their enthusiasm for their job.