We are constantly updating, improving and adding to our facility with new, innovative and exciting ideas in an effort to ensure that your pets have the best experience possible! This page will help you keep up to date with our newest additions and upcoming projects.
As a new service we will be offering nature walks to our boarding dogs. These walks will be private, one on one sessions designed to provide extra mental and physical stimulation for the dogs in our care. These walks will be offered in addition to their usual activities at the kennel.
We are currently working to build a dog playground for each of our play yards! We can't wait to share this new and exciting feature with your canine friends!
Additional Outdoor Cat Playgrounds
Due to the popularity of our original cat playground we will be adding one for each cat room to ensure every feline has their own private play area!Fall 2021
Additional Raised Bedding Options
While we have some raised beds available at the kennel we will be building more soon!
New Security System
We are updating to a new, state of the art alarm system includes everything from temperature sensors to video cameras to an alarm system. With this new system we can moniter all vehicles entering our property, the dogs, temperature, Co2, smoke levels and more from both remote locations and on property. In addition the smoke/heat alarms are also monitered by the security company for additional safety.May 2021
Private Kennel Free Grooming/At Home Nail Trims
Two new service we added are private, kennel free grooming and at home nail trims. Both a great option for pets who are not used to, or comfortable with the grooming procedure or other dogs.January 2021
A Outdoor Cat Playground
We recently built large cat playgrounds designed to be outdoors. So far the cats in our care have been loving this new feature ane we plan to add more in the future!
Expanded Play Yards
During the summer of 2020 we spent a lot of time expanding and updating our play yards. We now have over 30,000 sq. ft. of play yards.
Repaired all buildings from Hail damage
The month of May was spent replacing roofs, siding and doors from due to damage from a hail storm late in the previous summer
Certified Veterinary Technical Assistant
Tiana graduated from Olds College as a certified veterinary assistant.December 2019
Pet First Aid Certified
This November Very Important Pets sent Laura, Tiana and Carla, all of our full time staff, to take their pet first aid course.
Redid Outdoor Roofs
To ensure the safety of your pets we replaced all of the wire roofs on the outdoor portion of our private kennels.June 2019
Luxury Suite #2
Due to the increasing demand for our luxury suite we decided to build a second one to further pamper your pets!January 2019
Luxury Suite #1
We built our first luxury suite in the fall of 2019 creating more deluxe options for our canine visitors.September 2019
Expanded Play Yards
Due to the newest kennel addition we felt it was the perfect time to expand our play yards!June 2018
Built our Newest Kennel
As a replacement for the kennel we removed we built a new one which included a new grooming area, cat room, family suite and a small dog daycare area!
Certified Cat Groomer
Very Important Pets sent Tiana to school where she became an internationally certified cat groomer.February 2018
Added Daycare as a New Service
We added this new service to ensure your dogs have the best time with us!May 2017
Removed our Original Kennel
While our first kennel was a great start for our business it was time to update!
Built New Outdoor Yards
With the new kennel we decided it was the perfect time to build another large play yard. This yard has a wire underlay and is dug into the ground to prevent digging out.
Built our 3rd Kennel
We decided it was time to retire our original building so we built a new one to replace it!
Redid and Expanded Outdoor Yards
We upgraded to 7ft fencing as well as expanded the play yards to create more space for the dogs to run and play!
Our First Fully Private Suite
The cottage is a welcoming, stand alone suite on the opposite side of the building from the rest of the dogs for those who do better with more privacy. It includes its own fireplace and furniture to create a cozy, living room feel.
Our first Open Concept Area
As a new service we started offering open concept boarding. This new service is great for friendly, outgoing dogs who enjoy playing!
Added security cameras
As an additional security feature we added security cameras so we are able to check on your pets at any time of the day no matter where we are!
Added outdoor Roof to all private, outdoor kennel runs.
As an additional security feature we added roofs to all outdoor runs to ensure that your pet is safe.July 2014
Built Our second Kennel
We decided to take a big leap of faith and convert our garage into a brand new kennel building. At this time we also expanded our outdoor play yards!
Built our first kennel
In 2009 we built our first kennel after receiving many requests from our grooming clients. Our first kennel was created in one of our existing buildings and had 5 indoor/outdoor runs.April 2009
Very Important Pets was Established
Laura first started Very Important Pets as a mobile grooming salon in 1992. Soon afterwards she bought a shop in Stettler where she continued with her grooming career.1992