People Tested, Dog Approved!

People Tested, Dog Approved!

About Us

Our mission is to provide a fun, safe, and interactive envirtonment dedicated to the health and happiness of our canine friends. A place you can feel comfortable bringing your dog every day, or leaving your faithful companion for overnight stays.

Howl-A-Dayz has been running with the pack since September of 2006. We provide a cage-free play area for activities and social interactions. The entire facility is climate controlled for year-round comfort. The boarding area features 26 safe and comfy kennels in varying sizes. The dogs also have access to an outdoor paved area for restroom breaks.

Kelly Neel & Tyler Wolfe

Kelly Neel & Tyler Wolfe

Kelly Neel opened Howl-a-Dayz Inn and Daycare in September 2006 after five years in the pet care industry. Working as both manager of a doggy daycare in Colorado Springs, CO and as a veterinary assistant for a local veterinary clinic. The first day started with one dog, Queenie the german shepherd. By the end of the first week, Kelly had five furry friends to watch over. Slowly, over the years, our play groups and team have grown. We now average 30-35 dogs per day and have a staff of seven wonderful, dedicated employees!

Tyler Wolfe joined the Howl-a-Dayz team in 2010. Kelly and Ty went to high school together in Colby, KS. After many years, miles, twists, and turns, fate brought them to love in the summer of 2010 and they knew instantly they were blessed to find each other after nearly 20 years! Ty's infinite love of dogs, corporate world experience and desire to provide the best possible care for our clients make him a valuable partner and asset to the company.

Their daughters, Willow (14) and Marley Blue (10), specialize in belly rubs and are often seen snuggling with the dogs in the small play area at Howl-a-Dayz! They share their home with two cats, Voodoo and Red and three canines: Keela, Scotty and Izzy.

Kelly and Ty enjoy spending time with their family and furthering their knowledge of canine health and behavior. They are proud of our reputation as the premier dog daycare, boarding, and training facility in the flint hills and look forward to many more years of showing their dedication to the care of your four legged family members!

Jillian Stauffer

Age: 23 Hometown: Manhattan, KS

Jillian Stauffer

What is your major, focus of study?

Family Studies and Human Services, Personal and Family Financial Planning

Expected graduation date?

Eventually, I hope!

Where do you plan to be in five years (future plans)?

I hope to be done with school but still working with dogs somehow; either at a daycare or some type of foster home.

When did you start working at Howl-A-Dayz?

May 2010

What is your favorite part about working at Howl-A-Dayz?

Every dog has its own individual personality so everyday is different. They are never lacking in love and affection and I love having a relationship with each and every one.

List of your pets and/or family members in your home.

I have 2 dogs, Barney, a Rottweiler/beagle mix, and Phoebe, a black lab mix. We live with my best friend, Chelsea and her cat, Kia.

Hobbies, Interests?

Being here at work with my dogs, watching movies, swimming and spending time with my dogs and friends.

Kaitlin Frye

Age: 22 Hometown: Chanute, KS

Kaitlin Frye

What is your major, focus of study?

Undecided, interested in Mass Comm/Writing.

Where do you plan to be in five years (future plans)?

Still in Manhattan. Working at Howl-A-Dayz and finishing school.

When did you start working at Howl-A-Dayz?

June 2010

What is your favorite part about working at Howl-A-Dayz?

I LOVE DOGS and I enjoy learning about them, plus the business side of things.

List of your pets?

"Hot Shot" is my black lab, he is a year old.

Henry Harmon

Age: 20 Hometown: Emmett, KS

Henry Harmon

Henry first came to Howl-A-Dayz Inn as an intern through Kansas State University's PROJECT SEARCH. Henry's natural ability to care for and understand dogs made this a perfect fit for him and upon completion of his program, he came to work for us on a part time basis. In the few months that he has been here, Henry has learned a lot about canine behavior and enjoys his time in the play areas. He also helps us with cleaning and setting up kennels and has many dog buddies. He has been a great addition to our team and we are glad he is here!

What is your major, focus of study?

Henry attended Kaw Valley High School

Expected graduation date?

Henry Graduated last May, 2011

Where do you plan to be in five years (future plans)?

Still working with and taking care of animals, especially dogs.

When did you start working at Howl-A-Dayz?

November 2011

What is your favorite part about working at Howl-A-Dayz?

Spending time with the dogs

List of your pets and/or family members in your home.

Henry has eleven siblings and a dog named Bella

Hobbies, Interests?

Henry enjoys playing with and taking care of Bella, babysitting for his siblings, and working part time at Manhattan Aquarium Company.

Teri Cunningham

Age: 19 Hometown: White City, KS

Teri Cunningham

What is your major, focus of study?

Elementary education with a focus on Special Education

Where do you plan to be in five years (future plans)?

Where ever life takes me. Hopefully living in a house in the country and starting my life as a special ed teacher.

When did you start working at Howl-A-Dayz?

May 2014

What is your favorite part about working at Howl-A-Dayz?

The Dogs!!!!! They cheer me up when I am down!

List of your pets and/or family members in your home.

Brownie my son/dog, a cocker spaniel mix

Hobbies, Interests?

Being out in the country, playing with my animals