We are two sisters who have a shared passion for caring for dogs. We have over 10 years of experience in the pet industry and are beyond excited to welcome your dog as part of our family!
I have enjoyed being around dogs throughout my life and am privileged to be able to expand that fondness into a business. I truly enjoy forming lasting relationships with our two-legged and four-legged clients and am always excited to welcome new clients to our facility.
While originally from Madison, WI, I have lived in Iowa for almost 7 years and now live locally in West Branch with my family. My husband and I have two wonderful kids, a dog named Kona, and our newest addition a cat named Ebby.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, taking trips to Lake MacBride with my dog, and drinking good beer with friends. I hope you come to love Two Sisters Kennels!
Amber grew up always having pets and loving animals. She knew she wanted to work with them as soon as she graduated. She has previous experience working in a vet’s office and at doggy daycare. In her free time, she is busy with her one-year-old corgi, Bean. She also enjoys reading and spending time with family, especially her niece and nephew. She is so excited to help care for the pets at Two Sisters!
Darlene became interested in dog training in 2008 when she fostered dogs for the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center. She saw how a positive relationship, patience, consistency and reward-based training methods gained trust and formed a positive bond with the dogs. She enrolled in the Animal Behavior College training program in 2009.
In addition to Certification from the Animal Behavior College (ABC-DT), Darlene is a certified Family Dog Mediator (FDM), a member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG), a supporting member of the International Assocation of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). Darlene is a graduate of Trish McMillan’s Shelter Behavior Hub Course. She recently completed Dr. Kathy Murphy’s extensive “The Brain and Behavior through Life Stages” course and the Karen Pryor Academy Puppy Start Right Program. She believes you can never stop learning and takes every opportunity to attend training and behavior conferences and seminars.
She strives to incorporate the most progressive, science-based, and ethical practices into her work. Darlene is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago (BSN, RN). She is also a Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), and a Medicolegal Death Investigator (MDI).
Cybill has been a part of our team since the Fall of 2022 and she loves spending quality time with the dogs at Two Sisters.
Cybill grew up helping her mom rescue and foster all types of animals. She is currently enrolled to go back to school this Fall to get her Vet Technician degree. She enjoys taking her own dogs on nature walks and out to the lake where they love to swim, and spending time with her fiancée and two young kids.
Clare joined our team at the end of this summer. She is a junior at the University of Iowa, majoring in Anthropology.
Clare spends her free time with her friends, family, and her pup, Thorn, who she goes on hikes and plays serious games of fetch or soccer with.
She has been working with dogs for almost two years now and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon!
Danielle joined the Two Sisters Kennels team in September 2022. She is a junior at the University of Iowa, majoring in Biology on the Pre-Veterinary track with a minor in Chemistry.
Danielle enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, especially with her two dogs, Bruno and Timber, when she is home in Chicago, Illinois. She has always grown up with dogs in her life, which is where her passion for the caretaking of animals really began.
Danielle is planning on going to Veterinary school after she graduates and looks forward to gain even more experience by working with the wonderful dogs and staff at Two Sisters Kennels!
Belle has loved animals since she was a kid. Since she can remember she’s always had dogs and cats in the house. She loves spending her free time with her friends and family, and taking her puppy Creed on walks and playing fetch. She loves to try new things and look for adventures.
Two Sisters Kennels is located in West Branch, IA, just 5 miles outside of Iowa City. At Two Sisters Kennels we strive to provide our clients with the best service possible. During your dog’s stay, we offer small groups of socialized dog care, as well as individual, non-socialized dog care, depending on your dogs individual personality and needs. Check out some of our add-on services to give your pup some extra TLC during their stay!
Two Sisters Kennels is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year so you can board your dog with us anytime you like! Our drop-off and pick-up times are 6-8am and 4-6pm every day. Contact us now for availability!
If you’d like to schedule a tour to come out and see the facility, please call us at 319-371-3200 and we can set up a date and time to meet you! *Please note that we are currently only offering tours Monday – Wednesdays at 6pm*
Pick-Up & Drop-Off Times
6-8 am & 4-6 pm every day
Our lobby is open and we are no longer requiring masks for clients who are vaccinated for COVID-19. If you are unvaccinated we strongly encourage you to wear a mask while you are in our lobby. Thank you!
At Two Sisters Kennels your dogs happiness, safety, and well-being is our top priority. Your dog will have plenty of exercise in our (2,000 sq. ft yard) during their 3-5 let outs during the day. You have the option of choosing from two boarding spots in our facility. Standard Kennel rooms are a cozy option for your pup and each kennel has access to an outdoor run. You can also treat your dog to ultimate comfort in one of our four luxury suites.
We keep you in the loop – We understand that you miss your pup while you’re away. We offer daily “Report Cards” with pictures, so you always know how your fur baby is doing.
Contact Two Sisters Kennels for availability!
Quality care for your dogs needs, puts your mind at ease.