Hyer Luv Hours

Visits By Appointment Only!


8 am - 11 am
2 pm - 7 pm


4 pm - 7 pm

Thanksgiving, Christmas and
New Year’s Day we are closed to the public. We celebrate with family and the fur
children in our care.

Other holiday hours vary.
Be sure to ask.

Why Hyer Luv?
Why Groom Your Pet?
Grooming faq

Proud to be referred by:

Michigan Veterinarians
Families just like yours!

American Boarding Kennel Association

Boarding / Day Care / Grooming

Give a Hyer Luv to your Best Friend!

Hyer Luv Kennel and Groomers is situated on five beautiful acres in Rockford . As impressive as the facilities are, it is the care and attention to detail that makes Hyer Luv stand out above the rest and earn a place in your pet’s heart. A family, not a staff, sees that your pet is LUV-ed, cared for, exercised and groomed. Sam and Fred consistently seek out industry seminars, competitions and training to maintain their cutting edge in companion care, training and styling. Fred is a successful dog show judge and handler. Sam, for over a decade, a professional speaker on pet care issues around the country. We are proud to be one of the few in the area to be Pet Care Services Association (formerly American Boarding Kennel Association) recognized when those organizations practiced. Hyer Luv is less than 30 minutes from Gerald R. Ford International Airport and Grand Rapids. We are located on Myers Lake Ave exactly half way between 9 and 10 mile roads.

Finest Feline Facility!

It has long been known in animal expert circles that cats enjoy visual activity and a home like surrounding. They acclimate better to the bedroom styled accommodations at Hyer Luv. Special attention to detail in creating just the right homey yet sanitary and safe environment for your PURRfect pet! We specialize in giving home like care and accept no more than 4 feline guests.

Our Philosophy

While your companion is vacationing with us s/he will be provided with our total care philosophy. Upon arrival, each fur child is inspected for parasites, coat condition and any apparent health concerns. Also a behavior fact sheet is completed. If any issues are noted the necessary corrective action is taken before the pet is allowed into the “bedroom” areas. This total care philosophy allows us to provide everyone’s companion a clean and healthy environment in which to stay and play. Feel comfortable calling to check on your best friend while you are away. We will give you his/her daily activities and characteristics during our operational hours!

If it isn’t home its Hyer Luv… more than containment we specialize in CONTENTMENT!

Play groups, walks, story time, and one on one time with Nana and Bampy always included for each “child” at no additional charge. Due to the many different health concerns that random treats can inspire, if you would like your child to have daily treats, please provide. We strive to ensure the health of each guest and will not feed anything without your approval.

Stay and Play

Each pet is housed in a freshly sanitized room and provided with suitable bedding and fresh filtered water changed several times daily. The companions are taken to play and relieve themselves many times during the day and night to large secure areas to RUN and PLAY by one of our family members. During this time each room will be washed and bedding and beverage changed.

The cats are offered indoor play and a window seat to watch the world go by. They also receive room service and litter change daily.

To give exceptional care we are an intimate facility (meaning fewer pets are cared for at one time). Advance reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment. We want to give your child the best just like you do.

Grooming and Spa Care

We have researched and purchased top of the line grooming equipment for your pets safety, pleasure and peak spa experience. Grooming is available during regular hours by appointment only. Pet Massage, Teeth brushing and Thera-Flow teeth cleansing, Hydro-Surge bathing, Aromatherapy, Blue Berry Facials, Paw-dicures, medicated and parasite removal services and selected products to enhance any coat and skin condition are available.

Hyer Luv

The Ritz of Rockford specializing in care by a Family like yours - not a staff!


Proud to be the only Pet Care Facility nominated for the Rockford Chamber of Commerce ROCKFORD BUSINESS OF DISTINCTION AWARDS 2009 Service Business of the Year.

Awarded the Lifetime Membership International Society of Canine Cosmetologists.

Honored with Lifetime Membership Pet Care Services Association (formerly American Boarding Kennel Association). (Both organizations have ceased operation)

K-9 and Feline CPR and First Aid Certified.

Specially designed indoor play area for too hot or too cold weather or to just relax with the gang in front of the TV.

Outdoor open and covered play area’s for everyone and never a charge for hours of play.

Honored to lecture for: The Pet Pro Classic ( Dallas ), The All American Grooming Show ( Chicago ) and The Atlanta Pet Fair ( Atlanta ).

Honored to write pet related articles for the Rockford Squire. (read past articles on line)

Proud to be on-site Owners to monitor your companions needs even after we close the doors to the public.

On-site behavior specialist and dog show handler/judge.

Admission Requirements

All companions must provide veterinary proof of current rabies, distemper and Bordetella faxed or emailed from your vet prior to any visit to the facility. Also important is a recent negative stool check for parasites (no older than 5 months prior to vacationing with us). Flea Preventative gets your pet a special treat. Have your vet fax records to 616-874-0144. To insure a safe and welcoming environment for all companions in our care, a getting to know you (No Charge) interview must take place before any Day Care or Boarding requests can be honored. Please call to set up your personal interview for you and your companion at least two weeks prior to your first pawcation needs. 616-874-3647

All guests may have a small personal item (toy or small blankie) to emotionally satisfy potential separation from home. If concerned about separation anxiety, please discuss with us several weeks prior to their stay. All companions will do best with a written outline of their routine (pets are creatures of habit and will take to us like they do you if we follow their routine). They prefer that you bring their meals so as not to give them a tummy ache from abrupt diet changes. Please label all of your children’s possessions and your child with full name. Medications dispensed at no additional cost, as long as not requiring grooming or injection. For those a fee is charged. Emergency contact numbers must be on file.

If your companion's nails are a danger to other pets, the facility, or us, they will be trimmed and a fee charged.

Any damages caused by your pet are your responsibility. If you have concerns please talk to Fred or Sam prior to leaving your child.

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