We are excited to let you know we are re-opening our daycare, grooming & boarding services effective May 11th

This is consistent with guidance from the State of Ohio.  Meegan Kennels is still here to serve you.  We will be operating with a smaller staff and on limited hours, and we will be scheduling drop-offs and pick-ups on an appointment basis.  We are only scheduling a small number of pets each day to minimize contact between staff, clients, and pets.

To maintain a safe environment, we will be meeting all clients outside in the parking lot.  We will call you the day before to discuss any specifics needs to care for your pet while with us and to clarify our procedures.  To help with hygiene, we will bring your pet into the kennel on our cotton leash.  We are asking you to only bring the basics needed for boarding:  food and medicine.  If your pet needs a cot or soft bedding, we will provide it from our stock of clean, sanitized bedding.

When we meet you, we will be masked, and we ask the same of our customers when you arrive, please plan to wear a mask.  If you are sick or have been exposed to anyone sick, please do not bring your pet in for services.  We will be happy to reschedule.

We will be operating with new procedures to keep our staff, clients, and pets safe.  Due to the coronavirus, we will be asking our clients to complete the attached Shared Responsibility Agreement and return it prior to your next stay.

Thank you for the confidence you have placed with us over the years.   This has been a difficult time for all, and our prayers continue to be with everyone affected by the coronavirus.  Hold on to the belief that sunny days are ahead, and we look forward to seeing each of you and your pets again!


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On rolling, grassy acreage just outside Pataskala – close to Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, Blacklick, New Albany, Granville, Newark and Columbus – sits Meegan Kennels, a boarding, grooming and day-boarding destination for pet parents who consider their dogs and cats to be part of the family.

Peaceful Surroundings, Compassionate Care

Our peaceful and secure home away from home for dogs and cats is owned and operated by Debbie Gutman and Doug Fratus, breeders of champion Airedale Terriers for more than three decades. Deb and Doug have a compassionate dedication to companion-pet well being that’s evident in their many years of involvement with pet rescue, health and safety.

What our clients say…


  • Secure, sparkling-clean, roomy boarding kennels for dogs
    Comfortable accommodations keep your dog calm and relaxed
  • Safe, comfortable boarding for cats
    Kitties are free to play indoors or enjoy quiet naps
  • Dogs have full access to indoor / outdoor kennel area
    Separate areas for seniors dogs, puppys and cats
  • Professional grooming services
    Our experienced, caring groomer makes the process stress free


  • Accessible location just off SR 16
    20 minutes from New Albany, Columbus, Granville and Newark
  • Owners live on-site 24/7. Trained, attentive support staff
    You have peace of mind knowing someone is always near
  • Established relationships with nearby Animal Hospitals
    Animal Hospital of Pataskala and Village Veterinary Care are minutes away should there ever be a health issue with your pet

Meegan Kennels Office Hours
Weekdays 9:00-11:00 a.m. 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00-11:00 a.m. only
Sundays/Holidays 7:00-9:00 p.m. only
Holidays Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Closed
New Year’s Day: Open 7-9 PM

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Does your pet need an exercise outlet? We can help!


  • Get access to over 35 videos teaching over 15 different behaviors
  • Online video access for 1 year
  • Watch online on any tablet, computer, or phone
  • The whole family can watch and train
  • Taught by Robin Bennett, CPDT-KA using positive methods