Some 150 family members, friends, dog enthusiasts, and those curious about rescue dogs and Kip's White Dog Inn arrived at the facility, 2400 E. Manogue Road, Aug. 26, to celebrate one year since the Burden family, including JoLynn and her children, Callie and Booker, purchased the long-standing kennel from Cindy and Steve Busch, who operated it as Manogue kennels for 20 years.
The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, facilitated through the Milton Area Chamber of Commerce and Forward Janesville, and offered opportunities for guests to learn about two dog rescue organizations: Paddy's Paws, of Fort Atkinson, and Albert's Dog Lounge Rescue from Whitewater. August 26 was also National Dog Day, which is meant to bring awareness to dogs in need of rescue.
Kip's White Dog Inn volunteers were on hand to give tours of the facility, which offers temperature-controlled kennels on a five-acre property. The family lives on the grounds and provides round-the-clock supervision and care, JoLynn said.
Following are photos from the open house and ribbon-cutting event.