Breeder Kennel Property For Sale in Virginia

For Hobby Dog Breeder

With lovely home on 6 acres, 20x30 kennel attached

Huge fenced yards and in-ground swimming pool, dog friendly community

Louisa, Virginia - half way between Richmond and Charlottesville, close to I-64 access

Contact Jenny Mitchell at or 715-214-7958


Reduced to $325,000 - Quick sale and possession



Contract fell through, so reduced price to $325,000, need quick sale.   All inspections/tests have been done at my expense.

  1. Termites

  2. Radon (normally paid for by Buyer)

  3. Septic system (tank has also been pumped)

  4. Water sample

  5. Mold

  6. Roof

  7. HVAC equipment

  8. Foundation & crawl space


Over $400,000 invested in property.  Bought for $300K in December 2010.  Since then upgrades/improvements include:

  1. Clearing and fencing of land.

  2. 20'x30x kennel addition, with heat, A/C, water, lots of windows, and outside concrete runs.

  3. In-ground swimming pool 14'x30', with EcoSmarte sterilization system that uses copper and titanium instead of chlorine

  4. New heat pumps and back-up propane furnace, under warranty (dual-zoned system) - 6/15 to 11/16

  5. New kitchen appliances, SS refrigerator, gas range, microwave

  6. Whole-house water filtration system with separate reverse osmosis line into refrigerator -12/15

  7. Beautiful porcelain tile (looks like old-world quarry tile) in great room.  Other flooring is hardwood in main living areas.

  8. Antenna and amplifier system to improve cell signal ($900 system)

  9. Side walk door, landing, stairs and concrete patio off small bedroom.

  10. Miscellaneous painting, replacement of faucets, hardware, etc.

  11. Landscaping, including lawns and perennial gardens (see photos below)

  12. Professional power washing of home with hot water and bleach (11/16)


I know that it’s hard for small breeders to find property with the accommodations we need, and this is all set up.  When I moved there 6 years ago, I had land cleared and securely fenced (heavy duty wire, boards top and bottom), built a 20x30 kennel with access from the house through the garage.  Kennel has multiple indoor/outdoor runs with access to a huge dog yard, has heat, A/C, lots of windows, utility sink and dog shower.  I designed and put in a custom concrete and fiberglass inground pool, fenced separately from the fenced back yard and the big fenced dog yard.  My dogs LOVED swimming in the pool … has concrete steps and benches, copper/titanium sterilization system that puts no chlorine in the water.

It’s a private rural neighborhood that is very dog friendly, i.e. no restrictions on the number of dogs allowed, no complaining from neighbors if/when they hear dogs barking.  Back is wooded, so very private and quiet.  A huge plus is that you can get a “kennel license” for up to 20 dogs for $45, additional dogs licensed at additional rate.  No approvals required, you just show rabies certs and pay the fee.  Nice!

Although the weather is mild in central Virginia, it was great to have the kennel attached to the house.  It actually is attached via a breezeway to the garage, then the garage leads into the house.  So when it's pouring rain, or cold, you don't have to fight the elements to get to your dogs ... or let them in or out.

The house is great, my favorite house ever.  Loved the big covered porches on both front and back, and the layout of the house was so convenient … like everything was just a few steps away.  Everything is on the main level except a big “bonus room” on the second floor (which could be a 4th bedroom or huge office).  The front foyer and great room is vaulted to almost 20 feet, with French doors and windows looking out to the back yards and pool.  Flooring in main living areas is all hardwood or beautiful porcelain tile.  Great kitchen with newer appliances including gas range, great master suite with jetted tub, glass shower, double vanity.  This house has tons of storage inside the house, also an oversized double garage with heat and A/C  ductwork.  Lots of improvements, updated furnace, a/c, new whole-house water filtration system with reverse osmosis for refrigerator water, updated refrigerator and gas range, beautiful porcelain tile in the big family room that looks like quarry tile.  Home is wired for generator; generator will be negotiable.

Property is set in the woods, set back from the paved road.  Beautiful Azaleas surround the entire front porch, and numerous perennial gardens have been added in both front and back.  A huge 7-foot Rhododendron sits in a corner by the back porch, glorifying many weeks in the spring with color and scent. 

The property is also suitable for people that don't need a "kennel room", as the 20x30 kennel addition could easily be used as a large shop, a variety of hobbies or home businesses, a photography studio, a huge game room, etc.  And, the big fenced yard could accommodate a couple of horses.  Lots of possibilities.




Inside of kennel



(lots more photos below) 


  • 6 acres with lovely home, 3-4 bedrooms, 3122 sq. ft. above grade;  3 bedrooms on main level, bonus room (4th bedroom up)

  • Covered porches on both front and back

  • Private, surrounded by woods, set back from paved road

  • 14x30 foot in-ground concrete pool with fiberglass coating; steps and resting benches, securely fenced from other yard areas.  All pool equipment will go with the property including pole, nets, brush, EcoSmarte sterilization equipment, test kit, pool cover and water bags, and a Baracuda MX pool sweep ($300 item) and in-line debris canister.

  • Pool had sterilization system of copper and titanium that produces water without any chlorine or salt (EcoSmarte system)

  • Oversized double garage with lots of shelving, utility sink and heat/air ductwork for comfort in any weather

  • Breezeway leads to 20x30 kennel addition with heat, A/C, utility sink and dog shower; lots of windows, ceiling fans, multiple indoor/outdoor runs to 10' outdoor concrete runs.  Kennel is very energy efficient because of excellent insulation in attic and walls.

  • The 20x30 kennel addition could be used as a large shop, a variety of hobbies or home businesses, a photography studio, a huge game room, etc.

  • Home has beautiful vaulted foyer leading to great room with almost 20-foot ceilings and French doors and windows bringing in lots of light and views of the spacious back yards and swimming pool.

  • Open floor plan with great room open to kitchen, large enough to accommodate dining area in same room. 

  • Flooring on all main living areas is hardwood or beautiful porcelain tile that looks like quarry tile.

  • Formal dining room (but I used it for a large office)

  • Updated appliances in kitchen including refrigerator, gas range, mounted microwave and kitchen faucet.  Kitchen has nice bay window that could accommodate a breakfast table.  Also has a built-in breakfast bar.  Tons of storage in this kitchen, very efficient layout.  And, you can watch a TV in the family room while you cook!

  • Bonus room upstairs could be the 4th bedroom, is large, with two skylights that open, lovely arched window in front and a large walk-in closet.  It also could be used as an office, or a den.  (Plumbing is located directly below if one wanted to add a bathroom to this room.)

  • Main floor master suite is large with tray ceiling, ceiling fan and 4 windows.  Master bath offers a jetted tub, glass shower, double cherry vanity, custom tile work, a floor to ceiling linen closet and large walk-in bedroom closet with shelving and rails.

  • Second bedroom has French doors that open to front foyer and a walk door to the hallway by the bathroom.  Has two windows that open to the front porch and a large walk-in closet.

  • Third main-floor bedroom was adapted to a whelping room, adding vinyl flooring and a walk door (with doggy door) to the outside deck and fenced patio.  Has ceiling fan and double sliding glass door closets.

  • Huge dog yard in back was professionally fenced with heavy-duty welded wire and treated boards on top and bottom.  It could accommodate dogs or a couple of horses.  Shade is always available.

  •  Well was new in 2011.

  • Septic system was installed in 1999 and has never caused any problem.  There is also an alternate drain field identified and on file with the county. 

  • Dual zone, dual fuel heating and A/C with heat pumps and back-up propane furnaces; updated in 2015-2016.

  • Home is wired for generator.  Generator itself will be negotiable. 

  • Quality double-pane tilt windows for easy cleaning.

  • High-end equipment system to improve cell signal reception.  Antenna on 30' pole, amplifier in garage connects to repeater unit inside house.

  • Whole-house water filtration system installed in 2016; includes a reverse osmosis unit in the line to the refrigerator drinking water.  Drinking water is very good.

  • House has a closed gutter system to keep leaves from clogging the gutters.

  • Lovely garden areas with perennials that come back every year ... Azaleas all around the front porch, Rhododendrons, Asian Lilies, Day Lilies, Ferns, Clematis and Honeysuckle vines by the pool, a variety of shrubs and other flowers.  Behind the master bedroom was a great place for growing tomatoes and herbs.

  • Bird watchers need only to put out feeders to attract a nice variety of birds ... including Hummingbirds who love the feeders I put on the back porch.





Back of kennel with 10' concrete runs;  view of garage, breezeway door and kennel from front



The puppy area in the kennel with indoor/outdoor access was used for puppies over 5 weeks.

The second photo is the third bedroom in the house, used as a whelping room.  Vinyl flooring, walk door (with doggy door) to an outside deck and fenced patio for mama.



The family room is big enough for dining also, open to the great kitchen, and looking out to the expansive back yards and pool areas.

There is lots of natural light and almost 20-foot vaulted ceilings make the area even more spacious.



The unique architecture between the front foyer and family room;  The bay window just off the kitchen.



Cozy room with gas fireplace - Looking into kitchen and bay window



Master bedroom with tray ceiling, 4 windows, ceiling fan



Master bath with jetted tub, glass shower, double cherry vanity, custom tile, skylight.



Lot of storage in this master suite with large linen closet and big walk-in closet


Spare bedroom with French doors to front foyer and another door to hallway by bath, also large walk-in closet



Main floor laundry with large walk-in pantry/storage closet;  shows stairs leading to second floor bonus room

Bonus room has multiple sky lights, ceiling fans and big walk-in closet ... could easily be a 4th bedroom or huge office or den


Bonus Room (4th bedroom) upstairs with 2 ceiling fans and skylight windows 



Lovely bay window by kitchen looks out to back porch and back yards



Very functional kitchen with upgraded refrigerator, gas range, microwave and faucet.  Lots of storage and wood flooring



Hall bath with shower/tub combination, remodeled in 2014



Front porch, surrounded by beautiful Azaleas



View towards paved road from front porch; porch is wide enough for a small patio table and chairs



Perennial shade garden in front yard;  one of the stunning purple Rhododendrons in this garden



Back yard, view from back porch



Back porch and decorative pool gate



Back of house



Aerial view and original plat

(note that there is a lot more woods behind the cleared/fenced yard areas)



Whole-house water filtration system and gas water heater in garage

Cell signal amplifier; it is connected to an antenna on a 30' pole, and to a repeater unit bringing the amplified signal into the house.



Asian Lily - Garden by the pool







Huge Rhododendron by back porch



Nandinas by the pool gate are beautiful even in the winter  -  Pink Azaleas by front porch



Stunning purple Azalea in the front yard shade garden! 



Contact Jenny Mitchell at or 715-214-7958