I'm glad my pets can go to Waltham's Skipton Kennels when we can't take them with us. As I walked into the entrance, pet's cubbys and an industrial washer and dryer greeted me. Pets have their own spot for their food, their toys and leashes, things to remind my pet of his home. The kennels are clean, fans are run to keep animals cool and comfortable and when I was there, there was music playing to soothe the animals. Staff were friendly and caring to the animals. In the kitchen there is a large white board where animals and everything that's important to the animal's well being is recorded there; each time they eat, what food they eat, if they have to take medicine, when they go to the bathroom, . Dogs can exercise in the yard pens which are cleaned after each animal has been in it. Bedding is changed and washed daily. Duffy's stomach is very touchy if his food is changed, so I pack the food he is used to and he has never had an accident at the kennels. If he were to get sick, the vet's is right next door, and though the facility is older, it is clean and the vet is very caring. Cats may greet you or be laying on a table when you come in to the house, but these are happy animals. I've seen the rooms and the kennels where pets are housed. My dog (and cats) are provided with a safe and clean environment. Though my dog would rather be with me, he is happy and well adjusted when I pick him up from Skipton Kennels.