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At the end of a driveway at 241 South 100 East in Wellsville, eight miles south of Logan, UT, a black sign will greet you with bright orange letters reading “Furry Friends Pet Boarding and Grooming services”, and a little down the road a gentle reminder for those who are not the best parents is a small pile of rocks with a tombstone like rock reading: “Here lies the dude who abused his pet”. So it’s not hard to see that Darwin and Larraine Hill really love their furry friends. The couple has owned the Boarding and Grooming Service for eighteen years. The 1,500 square-foot facility and additional property supports up to 30 furry friends. The Hill’s do all the feeding, grooming and medication for the animals that stay here–some of them for months at a time.

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The place stays busy; last year the kennel only had three days without a single pet. “They’re a man’s best friend.” said Darwin. He is a retired Superintendent of Lazy-Boy furniture manufacturing plant in Tremonton, Utah. Larraine is a former ATK employee turned Cosmetologist. So how did they start up Furry Friends? It was in 1989 when Larraine had an idea. “I thought I would be able to groom dogs because I knew how to cut hair. By watching videos tape and using my friends dogs along with my own, I learned how to groom dogs. The boarding started two years later in 1991, after the Hill’s heard about the concept through friends. It sounded like a good idea, and would bring in more revenue for the retired couple. “Its a lot of work: and not as fun as it looks,” said Larraine. “But it is worth it. I enjoy animals and working with them.” Darwin chimes.

In 2009, they realized they needed a bigger facility, and began construction of the new facility that would house thirty animals and a groom room with climate control heating/AC. Since 1991 the Hills have seen their share of animals come through their facility; cats, dogs, birds, ferrets and even a bearded dragon and a pet rat. “It’s all about the Furry Friends. I’ve always loved animals. I was always picking up strays and bringing them home, but I always had to take them back which was always sad. I fell in love with them so fast.” Larraine said, “People are very particular about the kind of treatment that their furry friends get. Over the years we have built up a pretty good clientele. We do our best to be on top of things at all times. This year we added an exercise yard. We love our job and we go beyond to make sure your furry friend is a happy camper.”

The place stays busy; last year the kennel only had three days without a single pet. “They’re a man’s best friend.” said Darwin. He is a retired Superintendent of La-Boy furniture manufacturing plant in Tremonton, Utah Larraine is a former ATK employee turned Cosmetologist. So how did they start up Furry Friends? It was in 1989 when Larraine had an idea. “I thought I would be able to groom dogs because I knew how to cut hair. By watching videos tape and using my friends dogs along with my own, I learned how to groom dogs. The boarding started two years later in 1991, after the Hill’s heard about the concept through friends. It sounded like a good idea, and would bring in more revenue for the retired couple. “Its a lot of work: and not as fun as it looks,” said Larraine. “But it is worth it. I enjoy animals and working with them.” Darwin chimes.

The place stays busy; last year the kennel only had three days without a single pet. “They’re a man’s best friend.” said Darwin. He is a retired Superintendent of La-Boy furniture manufacturing plant in Tremonton, Utah Larraine is a former ATK employee turned Cosmetologist. So how did they start up Furry Friends? It was in 1989 when Larraine had an idea. “I thought I would be able to groom dogs because I knew how to cut hair. By watching videos tape and using my friends dogs along with my own, I learned how to groom dogs. The boarding started two years later in 1991, after the Hill’s heard about the concept through friends. It sounded like a good idea, and would bring in more revenue for the retired couple. “Its a lot of work: and not as fun as it looks,” said Larraine. “But it is worth it. I enjoy animals and working with them.” Darwin chimes.

Contact us at 435-245-4304 for more information.

CONTACT INFO

241 S 100 E
Wellsville, UT  84339
Phone: 435-245-4304

HOURS OF OPERATION

Hours: 8am – 9pm
(Flexible Schedule; Special Accommodations if you call to set up a scheduled drop off or pick up)

MEMBER OF

The Cache Chamber of Commerce