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Jonathon Brostowitz throws a tennis ball for Bella the golden retriever while Chelsea Berger watches Friday at Countryside Boarding Kennels in Solon Springs. Brostowitz and Berger have built up a loyal client base since opening in November. Customers appreciate their attention to detail and love of animals. (Maria Lockwood)

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From the hoarse coughs of excited Pomeranians and the wag of a Beagle’s tail to the lighting dash of a golden retriever pursuing a ball, Friday morning was a mass of activity at Countryside Boarding Kennels in Solon Springs. In a suite near the front door, a pair of felines and a Dutch rabbit named Franklin relaxed as new arrivals walked past.


Lois Whitmer’s three dogs are regulars at Countryside.

“I wouldn’t take them anywhere else for boarding,” the Gordon woman said.

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