Family owned and family-run!
Wagmore Kennels was opened in 2012 by Keth, a native Vermonter, whose goal was to create a fun, loving, active daycare and boarding facility for dogs in southern Vermont, which was lacking in the area at the time. In 2018, Keth handed his business off to the Cassidys for 2+ years, where they did a fantastic job of continuing the Wagmore principles. In 2021 it was then handed to the current owners Rachel-Leah and Kevin, and managed by their son Damian. Rachel-Leah and Damian were both employees of Wagmore during the ownership of the Cassidys.
Wagmore Kennels has remained the leading boarding and daycare facility in the Stratton/Manchester area. With over 30 years of experience in animal care, and over 18 years experience in rescue, we are honored to continue the Wagmore tradition of safe, fun, and active dog play. For us, Wagmore is more than an income, it’s more than a job, and it never qualifies as “work”. What Wagmore is to us is life at its finest. We are blessed to be able to spend our days with your beloved pet, and when your dog stays with us, they’re family. Give us a call to see what sets Wagmore apart from the pack!
Rachel-Leah has spent more than 30 years on and off in the animal care field, working in boarding and breeding kennels, as well as assisting in training facilities. She previously worked for 18 years with Siberian Husky rescue, turning her love over to Hybrids. As a mother of 3 sons, she devoted herself to raising her children around animals of all species, and spent a number of years raising Jacob sheep, ducks and chickens with them. Rachel-Leah and her husband currently have 2 rescued English Bulldogs, 1 with Spina Bifida, (which allows both the ability to care for special needs dogs for boarding at Wagmore) a rescued Frenchton and a rescued Hybred. Rachel-Leah became an employee of Wagmore Kennels in 2019 and has been a Vermont resident and local since 1996.
Kevin – Owner
Kevin is a native of Birmingham England, and has been a resident of Vermont since 2013. He is a highly trained high-end painter and decorator and works out of Manchester VT,
Kevin is Wagmores handyman extraordinaire. He maintains the safety and inspection of the entire facility, and keeps the kennel running as a well oiled machine. Kevin and his wife share their home with their wolf hybrid Wiley, 1 special needs rescue bulldog (Pierogi) 1 rescued Frenchton (Pudge), a rescued bulldog (Gertrude the grump) 3 cats, 3 turtles and a mini pig named Applesauce.
Damian- Kennel Manager
Damian is the middle son of Rachel-Leah and Kevin, and is the live in kennel manager. He is currently working towards his degree in Business Management, and has been around animals his entire life. Damian did an internship in Highschool for a year with a dog training facility and continues to put the knowledge he has learned into his everyday practices. Damian became an employee of Wagmore Kennels in 2019. He shares his on-premises home with his rescue dog Willow and was born and raised here in Vermont.