Roy and Vivian Estabrook are the proud owners of Dogwood Acres Boarding Kennels, Inc, in Sylva, NC, since October 3, 1993 to the current date, a total of 23 years.

Dogwood Acres Boarding Kennels, built in 1980, is a small facility providing eighteen indoor/outdoor, and 7 indoor kennels for canine boarding and ten-condo facility for feline boarding.

Dogwood Acres Boarding Kennels is Licensed and Regulated by the North Carolina Agriculture Department –Veterinarian Division. Unannounced Inspections are conducted twice a year.  To review results: Go to NCDA&CS-Veterinary Div.  Click on Animal Shelter Inspections & go to Jackson County.

Our mission is simple.
We want to make a difference.

Roy & Vivian Estabrook

Our Mission is Simple

Bark and Go…

About Us
Dogwood Acres Boarding Kennels was established after we identified a real need for quality pet care.


Roy Estabrook
Married Vivian Estabrook March 8, 1969.  We are the proud parents of two children and four grand Children.

Graduated from Husson University (Bangor Maine) with an Accounting Degree in 1973.  During this time worked four years as an accountant for a prestigious Law Firm.

Corporate Senior Staff Auditor from June 1973 and retired in September 1992 from Mobil Oil Corporation.

President and Treasurer of Dogwood Acres Boarding Kennels.  Responsible to ensure that quality care of all pets is maintained by staff members.

Vivian Estabrook
1970 to 1973 Secretary for an Accounting Firm in Bangor, Maine.

1979 earned a professional pet grooming certificate and was certified as a Master Groomer by one of the original founders of the National Dog Groomers Association.

1980 Vivian established her business, A Cut Above Dog Grooming, as a Cottage Industry in Chester County, Pennsylvania.  In 1993 the business was closed to purchase Dogwood Acres Boarding Kennels.

Vice President/Secretary of Dogwood Acres Boarding Kennels.  In addition trains all Staff Members to perform all duties associated with caring for pets in our care.

Seasonal Staff Members assist Roy and Vivian during peak periods. After detailed training Staff Members are responsible to provide quality care in areas assigned.

Roy and Vivian Estabrook are the proud owners of Dogwood Acres Boarding Kennels, Inc, in Sylva, NC, since October 3, 1993 to the current date, a total of 23 years.

Dogwood Acres Boarding Kennels, built in 1980, is a small facility providing eighteen indoor/outdoor, and 7 indoor kennels for canine boarding and ten-condo facility for feline boarding.

Dogwood Acres Boarding Kennels is Licensed and Regulated by the North Carolina Agriculture Department –Veterinarian Division. Unannounced Inspections are conducted twice a year.  To review results: Go to NCDA&CS-Veterinary Div.  Click on Animal Shelter Inspections & go to Jackson County.

Our mission is simple.
We want to make a difference.