Get To Know Us
Bonita Boarding Kennel and Pet Camp (BBK) has been serving the Bonita Springs, Naples, and Fort Myers area since 2008. A family-owned and operated business, co-owners George and Debi Braendle and Lisa Happle, together with our dedicated staff, are proud to provide high quality and personalized pet care services.
Our clean, modern, bright, and airy facility features 5,000 square feet of air-conditioned indoor living and play area, outdoor play areas, an agility course, and many other places to play and rest. Situated near a beautiful lake, our canine guests enjoy individual lakeside walks. Our facility is under 24/7 video surveillance and has full-time monitored security and alarm systems, so you can rest assured that your pet's safety is our number one priority. We maintain a low dog to employee ratio in order to provide your pet with personalized care in a clean and safe environment.
Our team is trained and certified in Pet First Aid and CPR. In fact, two of our employees are Certified Instructors in Pet First Aid & CPR.
George Braendle is a retired corporate executive. Before his retirement, he was President and CEO of Essex Specialty Products Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company. Since then he has helped several start-up businesses with structuring, planning, and merger and acquisition strategies. In the nineties George's hobby was to breed, raise, and train Morgan horses on his horse farm in Michigan. Now, his focus is on supporting the BBK family business and to his great enjoyment working with animals again.
Debi Braendle is a retired executive of the Dow Chemical Company. At Dow she was responsible for several administrative departments including Human Resources, Purchasing, and Facility Management to name a few. In 1998, she and George retired and moved to Florida. Although you will see Debi in the office at times, she mostly handles the administrative and financial aspects of the business. When the opportunity arose to purchase BBK, she jumped at the chance to create a family-owned and operated business with her daughter.
Lisa Happle is a Certified Pet Care Technician. Lisa has been involved with animals for many years and has worked with rescue organizations. After receiving her degree as a Medical Assistant and working for a local cardiac group she followed her dream to work alongside animals.
Cheryl Harrison has been working at Bonita Boarding Kennel since mid 2009. Previously she was involved with greyhounds for over 40 years, and has worked in vet hospitals, kennels, and wildlife rehabilitation centers. She has a passion for all dogs, especially ones that are "misunderstood." She enjoys taking time out of her life to enrich the lives of those furry friends around her. Cheryl is very compassionate and loves all who come to BBK like family.