I have visited this facility to inquire about boarding for my pets over the holidays. This facility not only SMELLED VERY CLEAN, but also looked clean. Animals looked very happy in their runs. I witnessed the owner of this kennel actually out in the yard playing with them and throwing toys for them. This isn't a place where your dog is just locked in a cage for the weekend. The owner was very knowledgeable about each dog there. He was introducing me to each animal by name, breed, age, favorite toy. It was so comforting to see how much he cared for each animal that he was responsible for. I will def be using Champion Kennels in Carthage for any boarding I will need.