About our Kennel & Store!

Sturgeon County Kennels is a family owned & operated luxury dog boarding facility and pet supply store. Since June 2005 we’ve provided premium pet hospitality services and are the go-to pet resort north of Edmonton. Our customers know we bring our love of animals to offer the highest standards of care & commitment for you and your fur babies. If you have not yet been to the acreage and toured the kennel – then please feel free to swing by during business hours to check out our facility. No appointment necessary!

What are the Kennels like?

We feature spacious, custom built kennels with indoor and outdoor runs for dogs to either lounge in the sun or come inside to unwind. Our heated floors stay warm throughout Alberta’s cold months and are cleaned every day. We want your dog to have a safe, hygienic, and fun stay!

Will my dog be socialized?

We have 4 play areas of various sizes for dogs to explore, exercise, and enjoy. With permission, we socialize dogs of similar size and temperament to play & enjoy one another’s company. And of course safety is our #1 priority, so socializing is always supervised.

We welcome all dogs to be our guest so visit us today and tour the kennel – no appointment necessary!

About the Pet Supply Store

We've always had a passion for animals and finding ways to make them happy. In 2020 we had to introduce the pet store to try and survive the global pandemic. Our awesome SCK family supported the local store from its humble beginnings and it has developed into a fully stocked premium pet supply store in the heart of Sturgeon County!

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AFFA Member

About AFFA

DAY CARE/KENNEL/DOG WALKER

  • You and your staff have completed the half day Why Force Free seminar with the AFFA
  • All staff are instructed on and expected to adhere to the use of force free handling with dogs
  • Redirection and positive attention are always applied first. Spray bottles, loud sounds (cans of pennies, air horns), and forceful techniques are only used in the case of immediate danger.
  • You do not sell or recommend aversive devices such as: air correctors; vibration, prong, or shock collars; shock mats; or any devices which emit citronella, ultrasonic or high pitched sounds, or shock to deter behaviours.
  • You and your staff do not recommend aversive or dominance based approaches to training, including: yelling, pushing, scruffing, flooding, yanking, or anything that causes the dog to learn by being uncomfortable.

RETAIL

  • You and your staff have a good understanding of how dogs learn (science based)
  • Management staff have completed the half day Why Force Free seminar with the AFFA
  • You do not sell or recommend aversive devices such as: air correctors; vibration, prong, or shock collars; shock mats; or any devices which emit citronella, ultrasonic or high pitched sounds, or shock to deter behaviours.
  • You and your staff do not recommend aversive or dominance based approaches to training or trainers, behaviour specialists, boarders, or groomers who use these methods to your clients
  • Devices such as head halters, harnesses, muzzles, and martingales are sold with instructions for proper fitting so as to create a positive relationship with the equipment

Our team

CHIEF BARK OFFICER

Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens is the owner of Sturgeon County Kennels. Mark grew up with dogs of all sorts and sizes and has been a part of Sturgeon County Kennels since its beginning in the summer of 2005. One of his favorite things about the kennel is walking dogs around the acreage and capturing a memorable action shot along the way. Check out our Instagram page for some of our favorites!

Mark Stevens

Founder | Chief Bark Officer

stacey nordin
ASSISTANT MANAGER

Stacey Nordin

Stacey Nordin, Assistant Manager at Sturgeon County Kennels, embodies a love for animals, nurtured from her Nova Scotian roots. Since moving to Alberta in 2007, her life—richly filled with family, including three boys and a lively mix of three dogs and a cat—mirrors her dedication at work. Stacey is passionate about ensuring every pet feels at home, striving daily to make both animals and their owners happy.

Stacey Nordin

Assistant Manager

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