Tenaker Pet Care Center has been a family owned an operated facility since 1986. Owners Dave and Dick Schutt grew up in Iowa and moved to Colorado over 40 years ago. When they first moved to Colorado they were involved with land development and construction. In their search for land to develop, they came across 10 acres of land that was also home to a boarding kennel that had been built in 1950. The original owners had created the name Tenaker as a play on the 10 acres where the boarding kennel resided. Dave and Dick were originally only interested in the land behind the boarding facility, but the owners were only willing to sell the complete 10 acres and the dog and cat boarding facility. The brothers decided to purchase the land and the boarding kennel with the intentions of selling the kennel and developing the rest of the land. Once they owned the boarding facility and got to know the business, they fell in love with it.  They have gone on to grow the business to include a veterinary clinic, dog training, grooming, and daycare in addition to the boarding services.

Taking Care of Pets in Aurora, Colorado

Tenaker is now a state-of-the-art animal care facility that boasts over 23,000 square feet of luxurious amenities, making it a dog lover’s paradise. Tenaker is a fully enclosed, climate controlled boarding facility that can house up to 200 dogs and 14 cats at any given time. On average, Tenaker boards more than 22,000 pets annually. Tenaker also furnishes 11,000 square feet of play yards which includes a large heated seasonal pool equipped with its own waterfall, a grass area for dogs to lounge in, and toys galore.

Original Swimming Pool

Original Building