1153 Plank Road
Averill Park, NY 12018

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Mon - Sat
8:00 - 11:00 AM or 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Check-out only. No Check-ins.
3:00 - 6:00 PM
Proudly serving
Rensselaer County & beyond
for 23 years!

About Us

Creekside KennelHISTORY

Creekside Kennel, nestled in the scenic hills of Poestenkill, NY is just 20 minutes north east of Troy. Established in 1990 by Dawn Niebuhr, Creekside Kennel Ltd provides pet owners with a variety of quality boarding options and services including boarding, grooming and obedience.

Growing so successful in its first 3 years, expansion of the facility became necessary. Starting with 13 indoor/outdoor kennel runs, there are now 30, all heated, covered, and shaded for your pets comfort. Additionally, cat boarding condos are offered away from the bustle of dog activity on the second floor and a training room for one-on-one or small dog obedience classes have since been made available. In the summer of 2000 a swimming pond was added to the Creekside property.


Owner Dawn Niebuhr unquestionably has a deep connection with dogs from all walks of life. In addition to managing Creekside Kennel, she has bred, trained and competed in field, obedience and conformation trials at American Kennel Club (AKC) events with her Golden Retrievers and Chinese Shar Pei under the Trialfast prefix. To date she has well over 70 titled dogs from all aspects of competition. Dawn also has a long history of rescuing strays, working to reunite them with their owners or, when that isn’t possible, working in conjunction with rescue groups to re-home them.

Creekside accepts employment application and resumes continuously offering opportunities to work with and manage animal care under guided direction. Download the application. (Open the link and print the PDF or save it to your  hard drive.)