About us

Cindy was born and raised in St. Davids Ontario, where she demonstrated a love for animals at a very young age. Cindy's family gradually became used to the addition of cats, dogs and eventually a horse to their extended family.

She graduated from Brock University with an Honours degree in population genetics and animal behavior and began her family with the birth of her son Eric. Cindy began showing and breeding Dalmatians and operated her first dog kennel, Guardian Angel kennels, in Ridgeway. After the birth of her second son she began working for the Niagara Falls Humane Society as an animal control agent/OSPCA officer. Her children would ask on a daily basis "what did you bring home today Mom"; could be another dog, cat, raccoon, squirrel, goat, whatever animal was in need of her help that day. This job led into a position as an animal care attendant at the Fort Erie animal hospital. As a single parent, juggling full time work, children and pets became increasingly difficult so Cindy went back to her first love and opened a dog boarding kennel again in Stevensville, Second Home Pet Boarding.

After four years, Cindy and her family made a move to the Sarnia area. Cindy has been operating Second Home Pet Boarding there for the past 8 years but has decided it is time to come home. She jumped at the opportunity to purchase Farfingoogle kennels which operating under her management as Second Home Pet Boarding for the past 5 years. Her boys are grown and living on their own but Cindy returns with 10 golden retrievers, a shih tzu, a cat and several laying hens. Cindy is thrilled to have the chance to return home and be reunited with family and friends and offer the area her experience as an animal care taker.

She is looking forward to making her kennel your pet's Second Home.

Best place ever to take your dogs! My rescue TWC is nervous with new people but Loves dogs, Cindy truly knows how to handle any dog and my dogs love spending time with her. I try to not let my emotions get in the way when I drop my dogs off to stay so they can all have a fun time playing and I just let cindy do what she does best and let my dogs , just be dogs. They are so happy and tired when we pick them up and when I ask if they were any trouble she just says that they were no trouble, they ate all of the meals and were extremely well behaved. I have taken them to other boarding kennels where they follow another trainers perspective on dog training and have been really disappointed with how they handled my dogs. Cindy just gets it and know exactly how to get any dog to bond with her.

Tracy Sexton


You don't have to worry about your dog at all if you board them here. The owner has a true calling and love for taking care of dogs. She makes sure each dog gets the exercise, attention, love and socialization that they need. Pictures of all the dogs are posted on this page pretty much every day so you see your pup while you're away. She has been known to go above and beyond what's required to be sure the animals in her care are well looked after and happy. An awesome place for when you just can't take your dog with you. Thanks for all you do, Cindy!

Wendy Remington Jagiello



Daily: 7:00am-12:30pm



2363 Ridgemount Rd

Stevensville, ON L0S 1S0
T / 905-991-3647