Beginning with Mary Rose and Norman Jepsky in 1973, the Tiger Mountain Kennel was established and has proudly served Seattle area pet owners. The Tiger Mountain Kennel is owned and operated by Norman Jepsky and daughter Jane Tierney. For over 40 years our small family operated boarding kennel has been in the business of caring for your four legged companions. Our family has a passion for providing exceptional care and we enjoy getting to know each and every visitor.  


We provide boarding services for dogs and cats of all types and work with everyone to provide tailored services that can accommodate special needs pets. Our dog boarding facilities have 18 covered runs with a heated sleeping area in every run.

Each run is 4 feet by 10 feet. Inside the facilities we have dedicated rooms that include 5 large play pens that allow us to take care of your cats as well. With 3 levels, these cat pens are 4 feet wide at the base and 5 feet high. The food preparation area has a refrigerator and freezer for storing perishable foods. 




Each dog is walked THREE times a day for 10-15 minutes around 20 acres of forests on Tiger Mountain. Walks typically are on our trails but can vary to walks down by the river or in the large grass field. With plenty of land to explore we can provide your pet a fun and outdoorsy experience during their time with us.  

Additionally, each dog is fed TWICE a day and given personal attention during this time. Whether playing with there favorite toy or bringing in their favorite treat, we work to ensure that every pet is enjoying there stay. We provide some popular dog foods however, we discourage changing foods from what they are used to eating. 




Each play pen has a variety of entertainment items for your cat and we encourage you to bring your cat's favorite toys as well. Each play pen can house up to two cat's. We all strive to give personal attention to each one of our cats and form friendly relationships with every pet we take care of.

When you come for a visit please bring your cat's normal food and we will continue with your usual feeding routine. A refrigerator in our feeding room allows for cold food to stay fresh during your pet's stay. We have a total capacity for six cats, so make sure to book well in advance for summer and holiday season.

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Introducing the Tiger Mountain Summit Club!

While you are away on your trip, why not let your dog go on a mountain adventure of their own? We will hike with your dog to the summit of Tiger Mountain on the Poo Poo Point Trailhead. For details please see our RATES page. To the top!



"My pup, Chevy and I love Tiger Mountain Kennel. It's so important to me to know that he is safe and happy when I'm out of town." - Lisa

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"You will not find a nicer guy than Norm. Nor will you find a better kennel, period! Quality service and very reasonable prices. Highly recommend." - Steve

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"We've been using Tiger Mountain Kennel for years and have always been very happy with the care our dog receives. Norm is wonderful and clearly cares about the animals and his business." - Erik

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"This is a wonderful place. Norm is our own dog whisperer. I take Max and Oliver there and they love it. Always happy to go and happy to come home. I give my highest recommendation." - Marc