Blue Willow Haven is a family owned & operated business. James & Sandy Ahrens moved to Loma Rica in June of 2013 to fulfill their life long dreams of living in the country and owning a kennel and horses. Previously owned by Yvonne Reddig, she gave the Ahrens family the stamp of approval and graciously handed over the reins. Sandy is the main person in charge of the kennel. She worked as an animal care attendant at a veterinary hospital for 2 years where she took care of boarding dogs & cats. She has had dogs her whole life and raises, trains & shows German Shepherd Dogs. She graduated in 2016 from The Academy for Dog Trainers where she is studied for 2 years to be a reward based force-free dog trainer. She is very experienced with dogs and it really shows. James works for Sacramento County and is a part of the Yuba County Mounted Sheriff's Posse. He is always “behind the scenes” maintaining and repairing the property and buildings. 

James & Sandy live on the same property as the kennel so someone is always around to keep an eye on things. We always give lots of attention and praise along with regular exercise and thorough cleanliness. Our dogs and our boarding dogs are our lives…24/7, 365 days a year! Every day begins and ends with the dogs and we truly wouldn't have it any other way. You can be rest assured that your dog will be treated with kind loving care while staying at Blue Willow Haven.

Sandy and UKC Chamption Sprague's Sherman Tank

Sandy and UKC Chamption Sprague's Sherman Tank