Why You Should Adopt an Older Dog

Raising a dog from its very first weeks or months is a fulfilling experience, and there’s no denying that puppies are adorable. But if you stop for a moment to consider adopting an older or senior dog, you’ll find that their companionship is just as satisfying—and they’re just as cute — as a puppy! Giving… Read more »

Do Dogs Remember Us After Time Apart?

If you’ve ever been a dog owner, you know how difficult it is to spend time away from your pup. Routine separation as a result of everyday life is inevitable and becomes manageable over time. You may be wondering, however, about the effects a lengthy separation might have on your relationship with your dog. Sometimes,… Read more »

3 Reasons the Countryside is the Best Place for a Dog

For humans, the decision between urban and rural life often comes down to preference and lifestyle. Some people thrive in the fast-paced thrills of city life, while others feel more comfortable with the laidback ways of country living. Unfortunately for our four-legged friends, dogs don’t often get to make that choice for themselves. It’s up… Read more »

The Benefits of Long-Term Boarding at Silver Streak Kennels

At Silver Streak Kennels we provide long-term boarding options and a gorgeous country retirement home for dogs of all kind. Our goal is to make every dog feel at home and give them the love and care they need to prosper at any age! We know that dog owners understand how important it is for… Read more »

How Your Dog’s Needs Change as They Age

Dogs are just like humans in that they experience different stages throughout their life, and with each stage their needs will change. How so? Senior dogs go through some normal health and behavioral changes that come with age— sore joints and muscles, vision problems, slower movements, and more. The most important thing you can do… Read more »

Introducing Your Dog to a New Baby: Tips for an Easy Transition

You love your dog unconditionally—he’s the furriest member of your family, after all. However, when you bring home a new little (different) bundle of joy, the transition from receiving mom and dad’s unwavering attention, to now being an older sibling, can create a bit of confusion in your pup. Never fear, though! We have a… Read more »

Planning for the Future of Your Pets (With or Without You)

No one ever plans to leave their pet unexpectedly—tragedies and illnesses can happen with no warning, and when they do occur, your pet will be left without a caregiver. However, you can make a plan for your pet’s future without you. You can ensure your dog’s safety in a time of need, and a loving… Read more »

Adopting vs. Buying: 4 Reasons to Save a Rescue or Shelter Animal

If you’re thinking about adding a dog to your home, then you have a lot of serious decision-making ahead of you. Most importantly, figuring out if you should buy or adopt. We’ve made the decision easy on you—of course you should adopt! Here are just a few of many reasons why you should adopt a… Read more »

Meet the Guests of Silver Streak Kennels: Part Three

Whether they are enjoying retirement here with us, or are just enjoying a nice, relaxing stay while their owner is away, our Silver Streak guests are the best. We love all of the dogs that have come our way, but it would be selfish of us not to share a few of these friendly faces!… Read more »

Meet the Guests of Silver Streak Kennels: Part Two

At our long-term dog sitting and retirement home in Upstate New York, we have the most loving and playful companions. Instead of keeping them all to ourselves, we wanted to share some of the senior dogs that have given our 150 acres of green pasture a true purpose! Here are some of our beloved dogs… Read more »