Animal Motel


13175 W. Silver Spring Road Butler Wisconsin 53007 Butler United States

Serviced Airports

  • Dane Co Rgnl Truax Fld - MSN
  • General Mitchell Intl - MKE
  • Chicago Ohare Intl - ORD

Services provided

  • Oiseaux
  • Toilettage
  • Chenils personalisés

Services arranged

  • Transport terrestre uniquement
  • Transport à long distance

Animals types

  • Chiens et Chats


Animal Motel was founded by Don and Diana Gutknecht in 1960 and was located in Milwaukee for 27 years. In 1987, we designed and built our present facility in Butler, WI. We relocated to this facility in March 1988. Don and Diana are still the owners and operators of Animal Motel. Their daughter, Dawn, and son, Daryl, are also actively involved in the business. Dawn is a professional groomer and Daryl is a pet travel agent. In 1946, Don started his training career, along with working with people and their dogs. In 1952, he entered military service, serving in the K-9 Corps. His responsibilities included training sentry and scout dogs, along with managing the dog kennels in the Far East during the Korean Conflict. He served on the Army Dog Training Center's demonstration team, working and training silent scout dogs, sentry dogs, messenger dogs, and casualty dogs. Don also trained U.S. Army personnel for scout and sentry work in Korea, serving in Korea with the 39th Infantry Scout Dog Platoon. He was NCO in charge of the Far East Sentry Dog Training Center in Japan.Don was one of 12 kennel operators from across the country to serve on the original Board of Directors of the American Boarding Kennels Association. The American Boarding Kennels Association was established in 1977 and today has members throughout the country, as well as many foreign countries. Don served as regional director for seven years, treasurer, chairman of the ethics committee, and was a member of the oral examining board for the certification of kennel operators. Diana also served as regional director for three years.Don became a Certified Kennel Operator in 1979, after being in the boarding kennel industry for 19 years. The American Boarding Kennels Association awards the prestigious CKO designation. To qualify for CKO certification, an individual must complete a two-year educational program, must exemplify high ethical standards as outlined by the ABKA ethics committee, and must demonstrate a high degree of competence in animal care and kennel management through a combination of written examinations and oral interviews. Don and Daryl Gutknecht are the only CKOs in the Milwaukee area.Don and Diana remain active members of the ABKA, for whom they have served on various committees and continue to participate on panel discussions and as meeting planner/coordinators. Since they are considered “veterans” in the industry, they also help other kennel operators who call upon them for advice. They also regularly attend conventions, workshops, and seminars, which are offered to keep pet care professionals current in all aspects of pet care services and business management.Don and Diana Gutknecht are professional people, and this is their business, not their hobby. They require the Animal Motel staff to be professional, as well. The staff currently includes several employees who are certified by the ABKA as Ken-techs II, as well as other staff who are currently studying to earn this honor. Don and Diana maintain very high standards at Animal Motel, and are proud of their staff, who work hard to provide quality customer service and pet care.

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