Who We Are

Canine Cabana’s owners, Kendall Duncan and Angie Pickren, first met at Busch Gardens in 1997, as Zookeepers. After having the privilege of working with giraffes, lions, rhinos, hippos, dolphins, and great apes, they now have over 30 years of animal care expertise. Their knowledge of animal behavior, training, and animal care were used to start a new chapter in their lives. They chose to go back to the animal that started the passion, dogs! After years of designing and developing, they opened Canine Cabana on May 1, 2008. They now provide the highest quality care for every guest at every visit!




Our Mission

To provide a safe, active and healthy recreational environment that meets canine physical and behavioral needs, while improving the quality of life for both dogs and the owners who love them.

We are passionate about what we do and care deeply for the health and well-being of all dogs. This is not a business, this is our lifestyle, and dogs ARE our life. While at Canine Cabana, you can rest easy knowing your dog is getting plenty of care, attention and exercise while you are at work or away from home. We are proud to be part of you and your dog’s life and strive to contribute to the long-term wellness of your best friend. Canine Cabana will keep tails wagging and owners smiling.

Why We’re Different

We know you have other choices for pet training and care, here’s why you should choose us:

  • Book Service 24/7 Through Our Online Reservation System
  • Highly Qualified, Leadership Staff with Animal Focused Degrees
  • Free training consultation with first scheduled daycare visit
  • Centrally Located with the most Extensive Hours
  • Staff lives and works in our community
  • Dog-Centric Monthly Events
  • High Caregiver to Dog Ratio
  • We feel like you do about dogs, we’ll treat them like our own
  • Our fully staffed facility is open 365 days a year

The Owners


Angela Pickren

Owner

I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology from The University of Florida (Go Gators!) and over 20 years of experience in the animal care industry. I started my career as an animal care specialist and trainer at Busch Gardens, Tampa working with exotic animals. That knowledge of animal behavior and training allowed me to expand into the pet care industry, co-founding Canine Cabana in 2008.
I have two amazing children and strongly believes in the importance of being actively involved in my community. From providing education about dog bite prevention and business development at local schools, to my involvement with many animal-focused groups in our area, the health, safety and well-being of pets is my number one concern!

Kara

Customer Care Manager

I have worked in the pet care industry for over 10 years. My heart belongs to dogs especially my own Yorkie, Baby Blue. NO AUTOGRAPHS PLEASE! I love meeting new clients that come into our facility skeptical and leave with a happy heart. Knowing we won the hearts of our clients especially their furry babies with the outstanding and superior care we provide, truly makes me happy. One visit with us, we have a lifelong new family member to the Cabana Family.

Kristin

Trainer

I’m one of the dog trainers here at Canine Cabana. My background includes working with dolphins, sea lions, penguins and primates. While my passion may be animals, I love helping people build a better relationship with their pets!

Kendall Duncan

Owner

I’m one of the co-founders of Canine Cabana. My love of animals, family and community is what prompted me to open Canine Cabana in 2008. Before that, I was an animal care specialist at Busch Gardens Tampa starting in 1995. I got to travel the country caring for exotic species like black rhinos, lions, hyenas, hippos, tigers, several large cats, and dolphins. I love animals of all types, but I especially LOVE DOGS! I’m proud to bring that experience and passion to the best doggie day care in Central Florida!
My biggest love and passion are my husband Jay (who says that I am the ``Purveyor of Fun``, ha ha ha), two children (Grady & Lily), and our three fur babies (Deuce, Gabby and Mae Lin). I'm so happy that you've found Canine Cabana! Your pets are very special to me and I want you to know that they are in the most careful, capable and loving hands while they are with us!

Jason

Supervisor

I’m a native from Boston and truly love coming to work every day. It’s a great feeling to work with such an awesome team and I get to take care of the happiest and healthiest dogs. The pets and staff here truly are like a family. Go Patriots!



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