Providing Premium Pet Care & Peace of Mind since 1997

Dogwood Acres began out of a desire by owners, Kurt and Audrey Reichardt to find a quality pet retreat for their beloved Black Lab, Casey. As young, accomplished professionals, they had the opportunity to travel extensively but hated leaving Casey somewhere they would not stay themselves. They wanted a place where Casey could get lots of outdoor exercise and tons of personal attention in a clean and comfortable setting.


Recognizing that their expectations for a pet care facility were high, but assuming there must be others that share the same desires for their pets, Kurt and Audrey began developing Dogwood Acres in  Davidsonville, MD and welcomed their first guests on September 9, 1997.

The business has improved and grown over the years, but the vision was clear and still remains. Kurt and Audrey wanted to create a fun and safe environment where pets love to come and play and pet owners feel confident in the superior care that their dogs and cats are enjoying.

Our Mission

Kurt and Audrey work at the retreat every day along with their dedicated staff of 40+ Pet Attendants and Guest Service Representatives. They remain focused on their commitment of providing an environment where pets are happy, healthy and engaged; and superior pet care is provided from a foundation of sound medical practices and positive behavioral methodology. They value the individuality of the pets in their care and share their love of animals through an active engagement with the community.