Northwind Kennel’s Story

Northwind Kennels has been in the same Bedford location since it was established in 1921. It was built with the capacity to house 30 dogs, and there was a small grooming area as well. Jacob Feinberg bought the business in the 1970’s. Under the ownership of Mr. Feinberg, prominent local Samoyed breeder, businessman and stand-up comedian, Northwind grew enormously. He modernized the facility and expanded the boarding capacity. Northwind Kennels now boasts comfortable indoor-outdoor rooms for 180 dogs.

For several months before Mr. Feinberg’s death from cancer in 2006, he was negotiating with the kennels current owner, Penny Smith-Berk, to sell Northwind to her. She has upgraded the facility once more, and expanded Northwind’s offerings to include daycare and training while keeping the kennels rural charm and tradition of superb care in a happy atmosphere intact.

Walk into Northwind Kennels and you will feel the love immediately.

You and your furry friend are warmly received by a dedicated team of true pet professionals. Our goal is to make sure your best friend is happy, healthy and safe in our care. We’ve been at it for almost 100 years!