Acres of Fun Inc. was founded in 1986 by Bill and Jessica Phillips to serve Richmond, Chesterfield, Midlothian, North Chesterfield, Powhatan & Chester. Their dream was to offer even the most discerning pet owner a premier pet boarding facility in Central Virginia. From day one, we have been a family-owned and family-run business. Our values are built on the time-honored principles of hard work, integrity, and uncompromising desire for quality. After several years of operation, their two daughters Preston and Christine were proud to join them in carrying on their dream to the next generation! Acres of Fun Kennel has developed a reputation for providing a safe, clean and loving environment for all pets. We are dedicated to providing the Best pet care service available!
Dear Acres of Fun! We heard that you sent our Mommy and Poppy a letter asking them to write up a personal experience for your new testimonial page on your website. We are not really sure why… because last time we checked, they were not in our cage nor were they in any of the others that we pass when we go outside to potty! We thought we would be in a better position to give you our “personal experince” 🙂 Mommy and Poppy have rescued four dogs so far. The first was our beloved princess Baggy. Then came Axl and next for some reason Guinness. And the newest addition, Tucker! We have been coming to visit you at Acres of Fun for the past 8.5 years since they moved to Powhatan. You guys were fantastic with our angel Baggy who lived to be 16 years old. She came to visit you two months before she went to heaven and you treated her with love, care, and a kind heart. We will always remember and appreciate that:) Now, I (Axl the writer of the group) am getting old too, with my gray raccoon eyes. I don’t have a worry in the world that you will take as good of care of me as you did Baggy:) It does not matter if we are in an indoor run or an indoor/outdoor run…we love it! The runs are always clean (I think I heard my Mommy say she would eat in here it was so clean). The backyard is the best! How do you keep the grass so green (that’s what my Poppy wants to know since he can’t even keep our yard green and there is only three of us). You always make sure the three of us can be in the same run. We get cots and a mat everytime…and you even remind Mommy how many playtimes we need. You have given us baths, cut our nails, given us our pills (dang arthritis), and never yelled at us for barking and carrying on. If we had to have a place to go that was not home, we always want to come see you! Thank you for ALWAYS taking such good care of us (and being patient with my Mommy who feels guilty about leaving us….ha little does she know, right? Let’s keep it our secret!)! It is hard to get three of us in a picture…but we will try and email it to you. Lots of tails wags and doggy kisses, Axl, Guinness, Tucker (& Baggy in spirit)
Axl, Guinness & Tucker
I’ve been a veterinarian in the Richmond area and a client of Acres of Fun for [the same length of time]. I tell all my clients about you guys – it’s well worth the drive out to the “country.” My boys, Deuce and Jesse, always run right in. I know they are getting lots of personal attention and plenty of room to run. And they always look clean and happy when I pick them up. Samantha T., Veterinarian
Deuce and Jesse
We have been boarding with you for many, many years….perhaps back to 2001! We brought our two girls, Boo and Bean for several visits. Boo (first photo) was our Chesapeake Bay retriever who passed away in 2008. We miss her dearly. We knew she was always well taken care of at Acres of Fun. Bean (second photo), our coonhound mix, still enjoys the drive to Powhatan. She knows where she is going and is looking forward to being with you! Recently, we added Matilda to the family (third photo). She just turned 1, and is a wild little English Bulldog who also enjoys her time at Acres of Fun. I never worry when my girls are with you because I know they receive love and attention. The staff members we have met over the years truly demonstrate a love for animals, and they know the names of our pets and greet them enthusiastically. There are many choices of kennels, but we are a customer of Acres of Fun for life! Thank you for all you have done for us over the years! Enjoy a wonderful holiday season. Sincerely, Caryn and Brad H.
Boo, Bean & Matilda
We love having a second home for both of them at Acres of Fun!!! TC & Patti M.
Licorice and Pumpkin
Dear Christine and Preston, It is with great pleasure that we write this testimonial for the service we have received from your kennel for over 10 years. We feel we are able to leave our dog Abby,(and Emma before), in your care with complete confidence that she will receive excellent care and attention. She is a beloved member of our family and knowing we are able to travel and enjoy our time away without worry about her well being is a real comfort .She always comes home happy and healthy after her stay at Acers of Fun. We would recommend your services to anyone. Sincerely, Betty and Ken R.
Since 1996 are big dogs have vacationed at Acres of Fun while we have traveled here and abroad. We have boarded them for two week stints and have boarded them on a moment’s notice when called to the deathbed of a parent. Seeing the same friendly faces at pick-up and drop-off throughout the years is reassuring–they know us we know them and most importantly, they know our dogs!! Realizing the dogs will be safe, clean and well cared for lowers our worry and our guilt while traveling. Donna & Janet And over the years, Scout, Angel, Zippy and Pinto
Scout, Angel, Zippy and Pinto
We have been bringing our dogs to Acres of Fun for 13 years now. Our dogs are always well taken care of and I know they are in very good hands! Several of our friends have also brought their dogs to Acres of Fun and they have also been pleased with the care their dogs have received too! Fred & Chesley D
Pumpkin, Lilly & Little Brownie
Dear Acres of Fun Staff, We just wanted to let you know that Deebo passed away on June 17th after a long 13 ½ years of life. You were his “home away from home”, and we are grateful for the excellent care and attention that you gave him for over a decade! Your caring and professional staff made it a little easier to leave him behind when we had to travel. Everyone always knew him by name and treated him as though as he was their own. We never had to worry when he was with you, we knew he was in good hands! Thank you again for the quality service that you provide to your customers ( and their owners). We wish you continued success with your business. There is no finer kennel than Acres of Fun! Sincerely, Stacie & Jeff G.
Our Girls have been staying at Acres of Fun for thirteen years. Duchess was a puppy when we found Acres of Fun, and they (Duchess, Pepsi and Petunia) have never stayed anywhere else! They know where they are when we hit the driveway! They kennel is very clean and free of smells. Our girls are excited to go and everyone who works there remembers their names! We also like the large areas for exercise and also the option to have a bath. We travel quite a bit and we do not worry about the care our dogs are receiving. We know if there were an emergency that they are taken to the vet. Acres of Fun treats our girls as if they were their own. We couldn’t ask for anything more!! Ted & Claudia L.
Duchess, Pepsi and Petunia
We have been bringing our golden retriever, Samantha to Acres of Fun for almost six years. Before her first visit, we went to inspect the facility and found it to be immaculate inside and out with plenty of plush, green grass in which to play in a large, secure enclosure. Samantha’s vigorous, wagging tail upon arrival is a testament to how much she enjoys her “vacations”. We leave her knowing that she’s happy and receiving lots of TLC from the staff. Acres of Fun is definitely Samantha’s home away from home!! Lee & Peggy M.