The name Hillroad has a long history. It began in the 1930's when it was the name of a dairy farm called Hillroad Holstein Cattle. It was called that because the farm was at the top of a small hill on a dirt road. Over time, during the 1960's, the dairy farm phased out and the property changed hands. But, the Hillroad name carried on and was used in the breed registration for the family's Pinto show horses and later in the registration of their Cocker Spaniel and Pomeranian show dogs.
In 2000, construction of the boarding kennel began. When it opened in 2001, it too carried on the tradition and was named Hillroad Kennels.
Hillroad understands how concerned you are when you and your pet have to take separate vacations; that's why it was built. As a pet owner and animal lover myself, I wanted to create a place where you will have peace of mind knowing that your pets will be safe, enabling you to have a vacation free of worry for your fur-babies.
Kim has trained and competed in Obedience since she was 8 years old, putting several Obedience titles on her dogs. She has also competed in all breed Conformation Shows, handling many different breeds. During that time, she worked for and lived with several professional dog handlers; traveling with, grooming, and caring for the dogs in their kennels.
Kim's mom was a professional dog groomer for over 25 years. She was able to teach Kim a lot about the grooming trade along with many other valuable life lessons.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time training and riding her horses.