Your pet's home away from home

You’ve heard the saying before— “dogs are a man’s best friend.”

Though we understand the sentiment, we think they are that and so much more! Our cats and dogs are also our pride and joy—our beloved family members. They bring so much happiness to our lives they deserve to be treated with the best care imaginable.

Centennial Kennels offers premier pet care that provides all-inclusive care that can fit any pet parent’s needs. We’re here to enhance your pet’s life by offering an exciting and safe environment for them to romp and play in!

Check out our paw partner timeline to see photos of our property and guests.

Our Services

Pet Boarding

Our spacious facility can meet all of your pet lodging needs. Our goal is for your pet’s experience while at Centennial Kennels to be one where they look forward to coming back.  We welcome all breeds of dogs and cats.

Our dog accommodations include comfortable areas for small breeds and spacious kennels for our larger guests. Each dog will have access to well-maintained sleeping, and elimination areas.

We recognize the different needs of our feline guests and have specifically designed individual accommodations to make your cat’s stay as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. Kitty City is a quiet area above our office away from any dogs. We have 3 specially designed accommodations to cater to all feline personality types. Each accommodation includes a large litter box and comfy cat lodging area with sleeping beds.


We have over 6 acres for your dog to roam while staying at Centennial Kennels. From a leisurely walk to an off leash game of fetch and everything in between we have an activity package that is perfect for your pet!

Every dog staying with us has a daily play yard included in their stay. This play time lasts for a minimum of 20 minutes and allows your dog a chance to play privately in one of our secure off leash areas. If your pet has tons of energy or needs extra activities we have several options to choose from. Dogs can enjoy either an individual play yard or share play time with their other family members.

Kitty Cuddle Time is great for cats who love attention. Our staff will cuddle and play with your kitty to make them feel more at home. 10+ Minutes of complete devotion to your cat.


Grooming is essential to ensure a long and healthy life for your pet. 

Pamper your pet with a full spa day in a stress free environment. Our professional groomer will send your pet home squeaky clean and smelling oh so fresh after a fun stay at Centennial Kennels. Appointments are available for non-boarding clients as well when booked in advance.

Our team

While our scenic location may be beautiful it is the dedicated staff that makes Centennial Kennels as amazing as it is.
All the staff here at the kennels truly love animals and it is their desire to have your pets’ stay with us be a happy, caring, and safe experience.



Centennial Kennels has been owned and operated by Barb Benson since 1989. Barb has extensive knowledge in the care of all kinds of animals. She uses this knowledge and applies it to Centennial Kennel.

Over the years Barb has always strived to provide a reasonably priced pet boarding facility while maintaining a safe and caring environment for your pets and the staff.



Lori is the heart, voice and face of Centennial Kennels. She has been with us since 2001. 

Lori loves animals and strives to provide a professional and caring experience for both the owners and their pets. She is persistent about upgrading her knowledge of the animal care industry.


Office & Marketing

Amanda joined the kennel in summer 2018.

Amanda moved to the Seattle area with her husband and dogs in 2012.  She currently has 2 dogs,  a 10 year old great dane named Bjorn, and a 3 year old giant malamute named Appa who thinks everyone is a friend he hasn’t met yet. 

Amanda enjoys being involved with multiple roles at the kennel. She enjoys being in charge of the website, and all aspects of marketing from social media to videography. Her favorite part is being hands on with your pets both in the office and throughout their stay. 


Office Staff

Shannon is our evening and weekend receptionist, though she does help tech with the dogs as well. Shannon has lived in Maple Valley her whole life and has a passion for pets of all sizes and types!

She started her career in college radio and at different dog daycares. She grew up with horses, goats, & American Bulldogs and loves Bully breeds. But, she also has a special place in her heart for the little guys, her first dog of her own was a Chihuahua named Sid. Shannon has 2 rescue cats, Bran & Osha, and a mini Dachshund, Theon, who rule her world! When she isn’t here you can usually find her at home with her furbabies, playing video games, concert going, or discovering new music online. She also enjoys training and working with Theon! #weensforever



Rebecca has worked with dogs and cats her entire life. She’s been a groomer for 3 years and in the industry for 6 years. Her dog Roxi is the center of her world, and she loves making her 4 legged clients look and feel their best whenever they visit.

For before and after photos check out her instagram


Office Staff & Kennel Tech

Sydney is one of our weekend receptionists and weekday techs. She grew up in Washington and has spent most of her life either outdoors, with animals, or both! Sydney has a spunky Pomeranian who knows he’s the king of the world and a black lab that begs to differ.  When she’s not at work, she prefers to be hanging out with her family and dogs, four wheeling through muddy trails, or experimenting in the kitchen. Sydney has a special place in her heart for dogs and cats that take longer to warm up and she won’t quit until they are best friends. 

Sydney is Pet CPR certified. 

Kennel Staff

The Backbone of the Kennel

It takes many dedicated hands to walk, feed, and provide the care your pet deserves.  Our Activities Team handles all playtime activities including, nature walks, potty breaks, and 1-on1- play. Our Kennel Technicians maintain your dogs living space, handle all feeding and medications, and prepare your pets belongings for their return home. 

Why us?

Over 50 Years of Experience

Centennial Kennels, and it's big red barn, has been a Maple Valley business since 1969!

We come Highly Recomended

Our hundreds of 5 star reviews and customer testimonials speak for themselves.

Passionate Staff

All of our staff members love pets, and focus on providing your furry family members a safe stay that is full of fun.

Where to Find Us

21120 236th Ave. SE
Maple Valley, WA 98038

Hours & Holidays

Monday-Friday 8am-1pm and 3pm-6:30pm
Saturday 8am-1pm only
Sunday 3-6:30pm

The office is closed the following Holidays:

Thanksgiving | Christmas | New Years Day | 4th of July | Labor Day | Memorial Day