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What We Do

Your dog will enjoy staying here at our countryside kennels.

You will have peace of mind while you're away knowing that your dog is well cared for and happy.


Clean-Sanitary facilities with indoor/outdoor runs, heat and air-conditioning, soft music and access to fresh spring water at all times. Being a small kennel, each dog gets plenty of love, attention, and handling. The dogs have lots of human company and are checked on often. We welcome your inspection.

Less Pet Stress

We work hard to make your dogs' visits here enjoyable with those extra comforts not ordinarily found in boarding kennels.

Play Area

You've probably seen dogs romping in the woods, chewing sticks, digging, chasing and rolling… having fun! This is why we designed our mountainside play yard. Shady, natural and safely fenced. Kiddie pool provided in the summer. The daily freedom to run releases any tension created by boarding and makes for a very enjoyable stay.


We encourage you to bring your dog's bones, treats, toys, medicines, etc., for making him feel at home away from home. We require you to bring your dogs regular diet, this can be in a bin, or large resealable bag, or individual meal baggies. We will administer oral medicines and also administer Insulin injections to our diabetic guests. We are not responsible for lost or chewed items.

Health Records

All new clients must bring veterinarian health records upon their first stay here. All dogs must be up-to-date on the following vaccines: DHLP, Parvovirus and Rabies. No Exceptions!

Kennel cough vaccines and Heartworm Preventative are required. Please seek your veterinarian’s advise on this. Please keep in mind that “Kennel Cough” protection is provided by Bordatella vaccine, there are many strains and the vaccines are not effective against all of them (similar to the flu shot for people).Sadly, most of the dogs that may get “kennel cough” at Country Air are our new clients dogs….not a wonderful first impression, but it happens-just like the new kid at daycare who gets sick. Our “regulars” rarely get sick as their immune systems have adjusted. To make matters more difficult, a dog is the most contagious prior to showing any symptoms.

The name of your dog’s vet is kept on record. In case of illness every effort will be made to contract him/her. If not available, our regular vet will be contacted. You will be billed upon your return.


We offer grooming, always done according to the owner's instructions. Your dog will be handled in a gentle manner and groomed with a personal touch. We are available for grooming and bathing by appointment for dogs that are not current guests at the kennel.

Many people have their dogs groomed at the end of a stay here so that he/she is extra fresh and clean upon returning home. When done with a gentle, caring approach, and on a regular basis, most dogs enjoy being groomed. An added benefit of routine grooming is that it takes less time. This translates to a lower cost for you per visit. Most dogs require grooming every 6-8 weeks.

Dogs are bathed in mild products that discourage fleas, but are safe to us, your dog and the environment. We only use insecticides (flea shampoo) on stubborn flea infestation, never routinely.

Helpful Hints

To maximize your pet's vacation and help reduce stress you may want to bring the following:

Please remember to bring all shot records or you may fax them to 540-427-0449.


For your dog's good health we highly recommend various worm and parasite preventatives as well as flea and tick protection.

About Us

About the Owner

An introduction to the new owner of Country Air Vacation Kennels: Ann-Marie Transue grew up in Pennsylvania and Charlottesville, Va. but has called the Roanoke area home after graduating from Virginia Tech with a bachelor's degree in Wildlife Management.  After doing her time in corporate America, Ann-Marie made the decision to return to her love of animals as a career and went back to school to become a professional dog trainer.  She has been a supervisor in a local dog daycare, taught many hours of training classes for pets and their caretakers, and has provided boarding for her clients for the past several years. She took additional training and went through an apprenticeship to become a certified dog groomer as well.

Ann-Marie is active in the local dog rescue world as a foster and has especially enjoyed teaching a Train to Adopt class for shelter dogs to help them learn the skills they need to be adopted into a loving family. Her life has fully "gone to the dogs" since leaving her office job and she loves it!

On Site Manager

We value the trust you have placed in us to care for your VIP, therefore we provide an onsite manager. The onsite manager is there in case of any unforeseen emergencies, bad weather and your peace of mind.


  • $21/day
  • $14 each additional pet (co-boarding)
  • $17/day additional pet in separate run
  • Dogs picked up after 11:00 am will be charged for another day


  • 4 periods of playtime
  • Bedtime potty break
  • mats and blankets
  • unlimited TLC, ear rubs, back scratches & body massages!
  • Bookings will be cancelled after 24hrs of scheduled drop off date/time if no contact for adjustment/no show.

Bath fee varies depending on size (includes nails and ear cleaning)


We are conveniently located about 10 minutes from any of these starting points:

  • From Tanglewood Mall take U.S. 220 South past Clearbrook. Turn left on to Yellow Mountain Road (668). Turn right on to Maryland Road (667). Go to stop sign and turn left on to Bandy Road. Turn right on to Old Virginia Springs Road. We are ½ mile on your left-see sign.
  • From Route 116 in Mount Pleasant, ¼ mile past Parkway Underpass, turn right on to Sterling Road, left at stop sign on Bandy Road (666), go 2 ½ miles and turn left of Old Virginia Springs Road (667). We are ½ mile on your left-see sign.
  • From Vinton (allow 15 minutes) follow Route 24, turn left on Bennington Street (Advance Auto). Turn left on Route 116 (at Food Lion), right on Sterling, left on Bandy Road and left on Old Virginia Springs Road. We are ½ mile on your left-see sign.
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