About Abbeywood Kennels

Abbeywood Kennels is the fulfillment of a dream that started over 40 years ago.

The Early Years

After we moved to Concord in 1972, we acquired our first Boxer, Rebel. Who knew that Rebel would be the start of a whole new life. After purchasing our fifth show dog, we left our small condo and purchased a piece of property on one acre of land.

In 1980, looking for a safe place to care for our four-legged family, we arrived in Sonoma County with 23 four-legged children including 5 Welsh Springers, 1 Welsh Terrier, 2 Sussex Spaniels, 1 Irish Water Spamel, and 14 Boxers.

Sonoma County

In our new home In Sonoma County, we knew we had fulfilled our dreams. Our dogs had large exercise areas and did not have to be caged up. Over the years the boxers taught us everything about dog care. Tom’s participation in the show dog world augmented our understanding of our four-legged friends. At the same time, Joyce used her intuitive nature to learn, and care for dogs of all different breeds.

The Kennel

What started out as a search for the perfect place for our family of dogs has turned into Abbeywood Kennels. Abbeywood, from the start was designed to be a “home away from home” for other dogs. Our dogs have large exercise areas, with plenty of room to play (or not, for those dogs who don't want to socialize with others). They are not caged up, and their individual temperaments and personalities are taken into consideration in their boarding. Over 30 years later, we think that Abbeywood is the perfect place to board your dog!