Providing Pets With Comfort, Safety, & Love Since 1988
Backed by decades of experience, our owners turned their passion for animals into a successful business that’s here to help you care for your pets.
Owners Hal and Ellen Kapen are from the New York City area. They were both active in the medical field in New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA. In 1988, they retired to Louisville, KY area to open Royalton Kennels, a five-acre dog paradise in Fern Creek.
The Kapens have had family pets since 1970 and acquired their first “show dog” in 1982. They have been showing their Rhodesian Ridgebacks since 1983 in AKC conformation and obedience events.
One of their dogs was the #1 Ridgeback in conformation events in the United States in 1990. They are active members of the Louisville Kennel Club, the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States and the American Boarding Kennel Association.
Hal and Ellen live on the premises of the boarding kennel, so you can trust that your family’s pets are always under close and loving supervision!
We provide imitation sheepskin bedding for all guests but welcome you to bring your favorite food, toys, and treats. Missing something? Purchase some scrumptious goodies from our boutique!
Our kennel requires documented proof of the following vaccinations upon check-in: