Tin Woof Inn is a boutique boarding facility with 75 square-foot indoor/outdoor runs and upgraded suites, as well as dedicated cat boarding. Your pet will be in climate-controlled comfort during their stay and romp in one of six large play yards in the mornings and afternoons.

The facility has 24-hour monitored alarm service and cameras with ensure every pet is safe and secure. All units have raised beds for your pet’s comfort. We also have both music and TV available in all kennel areas. These are designed to help minimize stress with ambient noise and create more of a home-like atmosphere.


Sara has been with TWI since its beginning in March 2014. You will find her at any one of our three facilities, as she frequents them weekly, but she considers Ashland her home. Sara has two children, Katlyn and Gianni. She has three pets — Tillie the schnauzer and two cats, Azrael and Finley. Sara has an extensive background in retail, administration and clerical duties. Before working in the animal industry, Sara worked as a student registered nurse anesthetist for almost 10 years. She spends her downtime with her fiancée Cory and can be found snuggled in her bed with the animals reading a good book, watching TV or cooking something delicious!

Taylor has been with TWI since June 2017. She has worked professionally with animals since 2015 and graduated from Morehead State University with a Veterinary Technology degree. She has two fur babies, Cooper and Apollo. Cooper, a Chihuahua mix, enjoys running and playing, but can also be a lap dog while protecting the house. She adopted her cat Apollo in early 2019 when he was born at TWI. Apollo is very active and enjoys pouncing on Cooper and playing with his toys. All three enjoy watching TV and relaxing during their downtime. Taylor’s favorite thing about working at the facility is providing comfort to pets while their owners are away.

Ashley has been with TWI since November 2016. She is engaged to Chad, and they have three children together: Brooklyn, Bentley and Brenna. She has a true passion for animals. She has one dog, Nevaeh, whom she rescued. Ashley would love to travel the world someday, but she loves reading, cooking and baking in her spare time, and spending time at home with her family never fails to make her smile.

Dakota has been with TWI since May 2018. She has two dogs, a pitbull boxer mix named Gustav and a red heeler named Gunter. She also has a white cat named Griffith and is a proud rat owner! She enjoys planting things and spending time with her animals outdoors.

Tori has been with TWI since January 2019. She has three dogs, a beagle mix named Pauley, an Australian Shepherd named Tucker and an Australian Shepherd mix named Molly. She spent her childhood on a farm in Boyd County caring for pets and livestock. This upbringing has instilled in her a lifelong passion and respect for animals. During her spare time she can be found hiking, at concerts or lounging at home with her dogs.

Brooke has been with TWI since May of 2018. After that summer she took a break from TWI to enjoy some traveling and came back to work with us in June 2019. She has three dogs; Sadie (Siberian Husky), Chewy (Shih Tzu), and Hank (Saint Bernard/Boxer mix). She grew up in a small area where strays were always dropped off near her home, from which she quickly developed a love for taking care of animals. She is currently in progress of completely a Bachelors in Psychology through Eastern Kentucky University and is certified in Personal Training. In her spare time she can be found doing anything that keeps her active including running, hiking, traveling, or babysitting her nephew.

Alicia has been with TWI since March 2019. She has years of experience working with many animals. Alicia moved to Franklin, Tennessee in 1997, attended Fred Page High School and was extremely active in their agricultural programs. Alicia relocated to Ashland in 2006. Before TWI, she was a heavy equipment operator for Local 181. She has a strong love for horses and presented her talent at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress at the age of 9. Alicia recently lost her precious blue heeler, Smokie, due to Cushing’s. She plans on having another heeler baby one day. She has two young children, Lillian Kay and Colton Ray. Alicia enjoys riding four-wheelers and spending time with family.

Kylie has been with TWI since June 2019. She has had a passion for animals since she was a child, having a weakness for animals in need and helping rehabilitate and rehome several homeless dogs and cats. She has an Associate’s Degree in Science and has experience working in veterinarian clinics. She has a 6 year old son, Maddox; and 2 fur children, a Corgi named Hambone and a 14 year old cat named Zbug. In her spare time she enjoys going to the lake with her family, fishing, gardening and baking.

Amber has been with TWI since February 2017. She has been grooming for three years, but she has loved working with animals since she was a little girl. She fostered and cared for squirrels, possums and baby calves. She lives on a 1,000-acre farm with her husband of four years, Scotty, and their three Rottweilers, Rocky, Ringo and Georgia, as well as many cattle, two horses, and a guinea pig, George. They enjoy fishing, riding Rzrs, listening to bluegrass music, going to festivals and quiet time spent with each other.


Pets are kept in one of three main kennel areas.

We have built this facility with state-of-the-art design and materials with your pet’s comfort and safety in mind. We have used only Priefert brand kennel panels, the best in the industry with no chain-link fences. The two-acre premises are enclosed by a six-foot-tall security fence and have more than 2,600 feet of fencing to protect and secure your pet. Unlike many home-based boarding facilities, our 4,300-square-foot building was approved by the state of Kentucky and is finished with USDA-approved materials with three separate heating and cooling zones. Pets are kept in one of three main kennel areas. While most of our units are the same 75 square feet (25 indoors, 50 outdoors), we have units with larger doors to the outside, privacy panels, and top enclosures to accommodate a variety of special needs.

Based on customer requests, this facility includes four pet suites. These units are almost twice the size of our regular units (six feet by eght feet inside) and feature themed pictures, accessories and pet-friendly furniture to create a home-like environment. This area has fewer runs and is generally quieter, better accommodating older pets or pets with special needs. The suites are almost always reserved, so if you want your pooch to be in the total lap of luxury during their stay, be sure to reserve your dates quickly!

We have a dedicated cattery with a living-room-like environment. Cats are kept in large enclosures with a view outdoors and are far enough away from the dogs so they won’t be disturbed or stressed by any doggie noises or smells. They can enjoy play time outside their units and lounge on the cat tree or numerous windowsills. A TV in the room also provides ambient noise, and they can keep up on their favorite shows!

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Day Care

Many people with active dogs or puppies like to give them the opportunity to play with other dogs and have socialization experiences beyond the home. Day care is an ideal environment to teach social etiquette and give an energetic pet a real play workout with other dogs. In day care, dogs have several opportunities to interact with other dogs, play ball, swim, climb, fetch, play Frisbee, or whatever they like … assuming it is legal. We guarantee your pet will go home tired after a day care session.

Dogs should be dropped off between 7:30-9:30 a.m. in order to ensure they get ample time to play during morning play-time sessions. Day care dogs should be picked up prior to closing (6 p.m.).

We have a Premium Day Care Program where you can purchase five day care days at the regular price and get a sixth day free (these cards cannot be used for overnight stays). Dogs can swim in our official DockDogs training pool at no additional charge.


Our indoor training center.

Classes are limited to eight to 10 owner/pet teams. Proof of immunizations is required. Classes are four weeks long, one hour per week, and are $99 per class in Ashland. Classes are held outdoors if weather permits and also can be held in our 1,000-square-foot training center. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions for your training day. A variety of different classes may be offered at our separate locations; please always call for more information.

Want a great dog? Get him or her in training class! These classes are positive-reinforcement based that allows all dogs to learn with no stress, so learning and obeying becomes fun and rewarding. Bring a four-foot leash and some yummy bite-size treats.

Puppy Kindergarten

Puppy classes are designed for the whole family. Puppies learn important socialization skills with other dogs and people. Commands such as sit, down and come and walking on a loose leash are taught. Also, behavior issues such as, quit biting everyone, no jumping on visitors, housebreaking, digging, chewing, etc. will be covered in class. Just for fun, shake hands and roll over are also taught.

Beginner Obedience

Beginner Obedience classes are designed for the whole family. Your dog will learn important socialization skills with other dogs and people. Commands like sit, down, come and leave it and walking on a loose leash are taught. Also, behavior issues such as, no jumping on visitors, digging, chewing, etc. will be covered in class. Just for fun, we will do a few tricks and try a little agility.

Basic and Advanced Agility

Class is held on request. Please call for more information!

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available by appointment. Many owners prefer to have a private lesson to focus on specific behavioral issues. Please call for more information!


TWI carries a variety of treats and toys and many items typically used in puppy and obedience classes.

We offer an extensive line of super premium all-natural pet foods from Fromm, Zignature, and more.

We carry a number of high-quality dog and cat food, including Fromm, some Freeze Dried, Dehydrated, and we can order from our suppliers just about anything you might want.


We offer full grooming services. Our groomers have a wide array of breed and style experience. There are several reasons why we have been voted Best Grooming on different occasions: we have great groomers who know dogs’ breeds, breed cuts and behavior and take the time to groom your pet properly, and you meet with the groomer when you drop off your pet so you can communicate directly with them on how you want your pet trimmed. As an owner, you get exactly what you want.

Our basic grooming price includes a bath, nail work, checking anal glands, sanitary trim and overall body trim/cut. Our prices are based on breed and your individual dog’s condition. Call for a quote and an appointment today!

Aqua Therapy

Gale Templeton, our co-owner at TWI, believes in staying active and staying current in some of the new therapies available for pet owners. Keeping our pets healthy for as long as possible is something everyone wants for their pets, so Gale decided to continue her training and to become a certified Aqua Therapist in 2016.

Assisted Hydrotherapy (Aqua Therapy) sessions are beneficial for ANY dog, but especially ideal for dogs who are:

  • Seven years or older
  • Struggling to climb into the car or up the stairs
  • Arthritic, handicapped or with chronic degenerative disease
  • Overweight or obese
  • Preparing for/recovering from surgery
  • Injured or suffering from other non-surgical conditions
  • Experiencing behavioral issues
  • Puppies
  • Dogs who haven’t learned to swim yet

In our assisted canine aqua therapy sessions, a trained and certified hydro therapist is always with your dog, guiding the session, monitoring your dog’s health, and ensuring maximum benefit from every session.

The widening use of Aqua Therapy for dogs is evident in the proliferation of new canine therapy facilities that have opened throughout the country. It is being used for chronic pain management programs, weight loss and management, cardiac rehabilitation and recovery from injury and surgery.

The body’s reaction to warm water causes the nerves at the surface of the skin to carry impulses deep into the body. This has been found to lessen pain and sensitivity, stimulate the immune system, aid lymphatic drainage and aid in blood circulation. It is also likely to leave your dog both physically and mentally relaxed.

Benefits of Warm Aqua Therapy include:

  • Enhanced range of motion/flexibility
  • Strengthen muscles
  • Relieve muscle spasm
  • Maintain and improve mobility
  • Improve respiratory and cardiovascular function
  • Reduce weight bearing stresses on painful joints
  • Assist weight loss and management
  • Promote general fitness
  • Calm anxiety

Newer studies have shown dogs that have been in shelters or in disadvantaged living conditions respond incredibly well to aqua therapy. They are less anxious and fearful, and this increases the chances of them being adopted into a permanent and caring home.

Assisted-swim therapy is also ideal for performance and sports dogs, or any dog who needs to maintain peak fitness. It is a safe, low-impact workout for total body conditioning; in fact, a five-minute swim is equivalent to a five-mile run.


If your dog loves to run, jump and swim, then DockDogs is definitely the right place for you. We welcome any breed, any mix, any size to come out and join our Dock Diving family! DockDogs is the fastest growing sport on four legs. The Ashland and Frankfort TWI locations are the only officially sanctioned DockDogs affiliated facilities in the state of Kentucky.

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7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

3-6 p.m.


(Plus applicable sales tax)

Regular boarding (one dog, one run)

Second dog, same run

Day boarding (per dog, cutoff time is 10 a.m.)

Second dog, same suite

Suites (one dog)

Long-term boarding (per dog, 30 days)
Call for rates

Day care (per dog, per day)

Day care cards (6 days)

Cat boarding (one cat, one enclosure)

Second cat, same enclosure

Aqua therapy per hour

Aqua therapy per half hour

Aqua therapy for three half-hour sessions

Aqua therapy for three one-hour sessions

Nail grind

Bath (depending on size)