September 27, 2020

Grant County Herald

Community news from the prairie to the lakes

Dog boarding kennel opens in Elbow Lake

Connie and Darby Bullock in front of Roxy's kennel.

Roxy’s Golden Bed and Biscuits is a new dog boarding kennel that has opened in Elbow Lake. The kennel is across the street from the Elbow Lake Post Office and is owned and operated by Connie Bullock and her 15-year-old daughter, Darby.

“We have five 5×5 foot kennels that can comfortably hold two dogs each, and one smaller kennel for the little guys,” said Bullock. 

There is also a large fenced in dog run, play area outside.

“We encourage outdoor play and socializing with other dogs,” said Bullock.

Bullock purchased the building awhile ago but was in no hurry to open because of the COVID-19 pandemic, people were staying home. Now, more and more people are taking vacations and Roxy’s had their first border just last weekend.

The Bullocks own two dogs themselves, one a two-and-one-half year-old Golden Retriever the business is named after.

“We have always been dog people, and plan to enjoy coming down here and hanging out with the dogs.”

Recently, Roxy’s installed air conditioning to keep the dogs from getting too hot.

“We don’t have air conditioning at home, so we may be down here quite often.”

Interestingly, the upstairs space contains the Grant County Foster Closet, where foster parents from Grant, Stevens, Traverse, Pope, or Douglas counties can get emergency supplies for young foster children.

The Bullocks do not do dog grooming, yet, and despite being asked, do not board cats.

All in all, Connie and Darby are happy with the way Roxy’s Golden Bed and Biscuits turned out. There is plenty of parking, the business is close to downtown, and the interior is as comfortable as a home living room.

“Having my own dogs, I would want them to stay at a place like this,” concluded Bullock.

The Bullocks had planned to have an open house for Roxy’s but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are unable to at this time.

“We are looking forward to hosting an open house, post-COVID,” she said.

For more information, or to reserve a kennel for your dog, call 218-685-5339.