About Us

Family-owned and operated company
for the last 39 years

   Founded in 1981, Stargate Kennel is known to many as the finest boarding facility in the St. Louis area.  The late Jan St. John opened the kennel in her backyard of her home in Arnold, MO.

   Since then, Stargate Kennel has gone through many renovations, adding a variety of services to accommodate our guests.  We are recommended by veterinarians and referred by the many of our previous, happy customers.  We have heated floors and central air that makes us the perfect place to board, train, and groom your pets. Most of the time you will see Jan’s children, Cherie and Terry continue to run the business.  The family’s long time friend, Eric, also help too.  

   On most days, Cherie is behind the counter checking in pets, while Eric is off training the dogs in our obedience room.  Terry is mostly helping folks at the Tesson Ferry Veterinary Clinic where he practices veterinary medicine.  Terry is also the the on-call vet for the kennel, if there is ever an emergency and your vet can’t be reached.

   We are conveniently located a mile from the intersection of Highway 21 and Hwy 141.  To make a reservation or to tour the facility, please contact us at 636-296-1905