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About Us

Salt Mission Kennels opened in April of 1989 as Country Canine Boarding, the name change came several years later. Salt Mission is highly thought of and recommended by East Mountain area veterinarians and several Albuquerque veterinarians. Clients also highly recommend us and come from all over the state and Arizona and Colorado.

Thanks for taking the time to explore the Salt Mission Difference.  I started my career with dogs and cats when I was 16 and over the last 38 years I have been lucky enough to have learned from some of the most accomplished dog people in the country that expanded my world view and education every step of the way. Working for veterinarians, boarding kennels, groomers, trainers and other dog professionals inspired what is now the Salt Mission Difference.  My understanding of the WHY I do what I do comes from having learned it’s all about understanding  dogs and cats for who they are, how they experience the world, and what invites a meaningful relationship.  At the kennel or my home everything is geared to meet their needs and the needs of my own Champion collies and cardigan welsh corgi’s.

I have been successfully raising and showing Champion rough and smooth collies forc  40 years and more recently Cardigan Welsh Corgi’s. Check out some of our dog by clicking Rebel Collies.

It hasn’t always been easy it’s a lot more work and education than many people realize but the relationships and happy dogs what a gift! Thank you for considering if the Salt Mission Difference is right for you.

Debbie Yarbrough-Owner Salt Mission Kennels

“Anyone can force a pet to do what they want but when you can enter into a relationship with your pet where they want to work with and for you then you have achieved something special. Each day in the kennel we are offered the 0ppertunity to achieve something special helping pets get the most out of their stay with us through expertise understanding and relationship.” Debbie

Karen began her involvement with  collies in 1988 and has bred and owned several Champions. She has been involved with Salt Mission from its beginning. She is now retired from active involvement but says,

“I still find time to visit with our pet parents and I always have a treat in my pocket for the pets we care for. Together we have over 50 years of combined experience in all areas of pet care.”  Karen


About our staff: Each staff member cares for 5 to 7 pets to ensure that each pet gets all the individual attention they deserve. Staff members are loving pet owners themselves who demonstrate a good work ethic and a genuine interest in high quality pet care. They are fully trained to handle any pet care need that may arise and fully supervised by Debbie.

“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe him to be worthy of such devotion.

– Author Unknown”


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