We are proud to offer the finest facility in the area. We have uniquely designed dog kennels and cattery. The kennel floors have in-floor heat and the cats are in a custom built cattery. We are proud of our kennels and love to show them off. You are welcome to stop by during business hours to check us out.

Conveniently located just 10 miles west of downtown Spokane. Easy access off I-90. Near the Airport. A quick drive from Spokane. We are situated off the road on 55 acres and have a great area for pets. A beautiful yard and lots of room for exercise and walks.

West Wind Kennels

Hours & Directions

West Wind Kennels


  • Kennel is open 7 days a week
  • Mon. to Fri 7 am - 6 pm
  • Sat 7 am - 2 pm
  • Sundays Noon- 6pm

Spring Break

  • That can be a busy boarding time.
  • Make reservations early for 1st week of April and Summer Vacation times.

From I-90

  1. From I-90 take exit 272
  2. Go 2 miles towards Medical Lake on Hwy. 902
  3. Go to very first crossroad which is Craig
  4. Turn right on Craig
  5. Go 1/2 mile to the kennel driveway on left.

From Highway 2

  1. From Hwy 2 Craig road is at the west end of Airway Heights city limits at R&R RV
  2. Turn south on Craig and go 2 miles to the "T"which is Thorpe road.
  3. Turn right and go a couple hundred feet and turn left back onto Craig.
  4. Come down 1 mile to the kennel driveway on right.

From West Wind Kennels to Spokane Intl. Airport

  1. Left out of the driveway.
  2. Go to the stop sign (Thorpe Rd) turn right.
  3. Quick left back onto Craig. (Stay on the pavement)
  4. Go to first road at the railroad tracks (Mcfarlane Rd) turn right.
  5. Go to the stop sign. (Hayford Rd) turn left
  6. Go to the stop light (Highway 2) turn right
  7. Go past the movie theater to Flint Road and turn right.
  8. Go to the stop sign and turn right to terminals.

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We have been involved with dogs for over 40 years. We built and designed the dog kennels and cattery with our customers and their pets comfort in mind. We offer “houses” for the dogs which we feel give the dogs privacy and allows owners to bring bedding from home. We feel that this helps reduce stress and creates a comfortable environment.

We are built according to Spokane County regulations for dog kennels. The dogs always have access to a run area that is fully enclosed and protected from the weather. Our 100 runs are housed in 3 separate buildings, therefore reducing the dog density. We are licensed and inspected yearly by Spokane County Animal and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

We pride ourselves on our clean professionally run facility. We take pride in being family owned and operated. We offer reasonable rates. When thinking of boarding your pets, we encourage new customers to tour our kennels as well as others so you know you have made the right decision.

Gary & Vicki

Gary & Vicki

West Wind Kennels was opened in the fall of 1979 by Gary & Vicki Erickson. We started out with just twelve runs and trained working dogs. Gary traveled throughout the Northwest and Canada competing in field trials. As time went on, we did less training and more and more boarding. We have now expanded our facilities to over 100 dog kennels and 32 kitty condos and only train our personal pets.

Renovations and up dating have been ongoing since we opened. Our goal has always been to provide quality care in a safe environment for your pet. In keeping with that theme we feed Atta Boy to the dogs and Kirkland dry cat chow to the kitties. For those discriminating eaters you are more than welcome to bring your own food and there is no extra charge for special feeding.

We know that your pet is a valued member of your family. Rest assured that all of us here at West Wind Kennels are committed to doing everything we can to make your pet's stay as safe, comfortable and enjoyable as possible.