Silversmith Farm Boarding Kennel in Charleston, SC

Silversmith Farm
Boarding Kennel, LLC
A Country Resort for Dogs on Johns Island, SC

The Most Fun Your Dog Will Have Away From Home!















Robert Nicholson, Farm Manager
Appreciation to our outstanding kennel assistants
Riley Wade  & Andrea Chandler

                 watch MANY PLAY videos on our facebook page!

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Robert Nicholson - Manager -

Elena Lamberson - owner


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Silversmith Farm Boarding Kennel, LLC is a small (20 indoor/outdoor runs), private, upscale, unique, family owned and operated kennel on Silversmith Farm, Johns Island, SC.  It is located 15 min from Charleston on a 28 acre farm, protected by an electric gate. 

The owners and Manager both live on the premises, which is gated with video survellience.  It is heated and air conditioned.

It is basically a small kennel in a doggy park!  We are open 365 days a year from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM. We are open on all Holidays as well. Since we are not open to the public, prospective clients are required to make an appointment for a visit & tour so that they  may become familiar with the services we offer. 

Our kennel is unique - because it is a show kennel!  We want our show dogs to exercise and never feel anxious about being confined or locked up.  And, this is how our boarding clients are treated - like our show dogs!

The kennel building is a charming little cottage next to our home. 


PLAY DAY CARE!  We offer Play Day Care on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. If your dog likes to play, we will find a compatible play group for him/her. We let our compatible groups outside in large fenced in paddocks and supervise their play four times a day. Some play groups go to the pond for some great running, swimming and retrieving.

Here are some happy dogs during their swimming sessions or playing in the snow:  February 2010  Snow!  April 2009  May 2009

Long Term Boarding: We offer long term boarding (1 month or more) for owners who are building homes, moving or on extended vacations.  There is a reduced fee for monthly boarding (see Fees & Services page)

Day Care - a number of our clients work long hours and don't have time to exercise their dogs during the week.  So they bring them over here for us to play and exercise.  Some are once a week and others come 2-3 days a week.  Some clients have us exercise their dogs all week days so they will be more "laid back" on weekends while they are at home!

Out of Town Owners: Many vacationers use our facilities when they are renting at Kiawah or Seabrook Islands (most rentals do not allow dogs) because they can come see their dogs daily - some even come over and have a picnic lunch and play with their dogs here on our grounds . Or, they come pick up their dogs, take them to the beach for the day and bring them back in the evening.

We have a 3 acre, double fenced exercise area with a pond where dogs can really go on leg stretching romps! 

We take payment by cash, check, PayPal, Venmo and Zelle (no credit cards)


Our Mission    
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Our mission is to provide the very best boarding facility possible so that our clients will be happy while away from home. We accomplish this by giving them lots of individual attention, care and, of course, .....exercise!         


Kennel History      

The kennel was originally built in 1995 as a new show kennel for Silversmith Weimaraners (est. 1978) by Elena Smith Lamberson. In 1999, Elena retired from Medical University of South Carolina where she served on the Faculty teaching and worked in clinical microbiology.  She then developed the boarding facility from her existing show kennel building.  Gary retired from his law practice and loves dogs, so he is a great helper!