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Serving Louisville Since 1988

After being active in the medical field in New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA, Hal and Ellen Kapen retired to Louisville, KY to open Royalton Kennels in 1988. Our family and locally owned five-acre dog paradise in Fern Creek has been in business for over 30 years.


The Kapens have had family pets since 1970, acquiring their first show dog in 1982. Since 1983, their family has shown Rhodesian Ridgebacks in AKC conformation and obedience events. In 1990, one of their dogs was the #1 Ridgeback in United States conformation events!


We’re active members of the Louisville Kennel Club, the Pet Care Services Association, the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States, and the American Boarding Kennel Association. We are also a member in good standing of the Louisville Better Business Bureau.


Hal has passed away some years ago, but Ellen has thrown herself into caring for all the animals in Royalton Kennels herself. She resides on the boarding kennel premises, so you can rest assured your pets will receive the love and attentive care they deserve. As retired nurse we can provide insulin to dogs that require it for a small additional fee.


Contact us today to schedule services or to learn more about our policies! Tours are available anytime after 10:00 am Monday through Saturday. Drop-offs are available all day.

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