• About Us | McKinney Dog Services

    Kim Vitale – Owner

    I owned my first German Shepherd Dog in 1990 and have been in love with this breed ever since. I owe my love of dogs and wanting to help families enjoy their companions for life, to my first GSD, VIVALDI. I taught myself how to train Vivaldi through reading training books and watching video tapes. He helped open new doors of interest in my life. I have owned up to 7 German Shepherds at one time. Many of my dogs have now passed on to Rainbows Bridge leaving an everlasting impression in my heart. My current dogs are Savannah a cattle dog, Joey a border collie/lab mix, Sedona a GSD, Cyrus a pocket pit, Maxwell a terrier mix and Pepper a terrier mix adopted in 2021 from Royce City Animal Shelter. Most all my dogs have earned their CGC and graduated from intermediate obedience at minimum. I have competed professionally in the Conformation Ring and at Obedience Trials earning various awards.

    Since 1992, I have participated in rescue work in both California and Texas working with the Humane Society, local shelters, veterinarians, and rescue groups. I assisted in evaluating & training for suitable placement of these lovable dogs into permanent homes. I have published articles in the WGSDC Texas Metro Newsletter. I was also a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Inc. (APDT), American Dog Owners Association, Inc. (ADOA) and White German Shepherd Dog Club International. I have trained hundreds of dogs over the years, from severely aggressive to the timidness of dogs. With a heavy heart in 2022 I retired all my training services along with rescue work.

    I have owned and operated Companion K-9 Dog Services since 1997 in Texas. My goal is to keep things small scale, cage free and a home environment. Dogs are less stressed then in a typical kennel environment. Our main services are dog daycare and boarding both short term and long term. Keeping the business smaller gives us the advantage of having more one on one time with dogs that are here. We want your pets to feel as if they are part of our family and getting the attention they deserve.