Dan and Louise with Tulip and Buddy

Dan and Louise Yates


We love animals, but love is not enough! We focus exclusively on pet care - helping pets stay safe and happy when their people are on vacation. We don’t breed pets. We don’t train pets. We don't groom pets. We don't even clip nails. We don’t show pets. We don’t have other jobs. And, we don’t farm. We’re passionate about health and safety best practices, and it shows in our kennel building and operating practices. We only board dogs - so we are very, very good at it!

Pets have always been a part of our lives, so we absolutely understand how important it is that your dog is well taken care of while you are away.


Our inspiration

Our philosophy is simple. Every decision we make, we ask ourselves, "what would we do if this was our dog?"

Daisy was the inspiration for our kennel. She came to live with us when she was just eight weeks old in 2001. We bought the kennel after boarding her that summer, so we aptly referred to her as the "Queen of our kennel". We loved that dog so very much. Very suddenly and very sadly, she passed away in September 2011.

 We adopted Buddy in March 2003. His original family had to find a new home for him, and he chose us. After Daisy's passing, Buddy picked out six-year old Tulip from the Regina Humane Society. Buddy loved his big beautiful Tulip's from day one. We joked that he went from having a beautiful big sister to a having a real girlfriend. She passed away in September 2013. Our dear gentle Buddy passed away in the summer of 2014 after living with leukemia for more than a year. (Our gratitude to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and Airport Animal Hospital for helping him live comfortably and happily through that period.)

Late in 2014, we adopted five-year old spectacular Speckles from the Regina Humane Society. He's handsome in looks, spirit and attitude.

We want our dogs to be safe, healthy and happy, and that’s the way we run our kennels. Your dog is an important part of your family and you want the peace of mind that comes from knowing that he or she is with people who really care.

We are members of the International Boarding and Pet Services Association (IBPSA). We are Certified Pet Care Technicians through the American Boarding Kennels Association. Louise has been involved with the provincial Agriculture Ministry’s Animal Welfare Stakeholder Consultation process since 2015, and taught Pet First Aid Instructor through Walks N Wags from 2002 to 2018. Louise was the Board President of the Regina Humane Society between 2006 and 2018, and served on the board two years prior to that. She has also volunteered during the 2014 Northern Saskatchewan Fire Evacuation, and with Canine Action Project’s Sweetgrass First Nation spay/neuter clinic. Louise is also a member of World Vets and has volunteered on a large-scale spay/neuter project in Cuzco, Peru.  They are also members of the Regina and District Chamber of Commerce and the Regina and District Bee Club (where Louise also served on that board between 2017 and 2019.)  

K-Lane Kennels has a decades-long proven track-record of providing quality boarding services. K-Lane opening on February 3, 1992, and we purchased it from the original owners on March 15, 2002. We run our small family business ethically.