About

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Welcome to Golden Retreat Kennels! We are excited to get to know you and add you to our family!

In 1985, Wes and Nadine Trch founded Golden Retreal Kennels. For the past 30 years, they have established long lasting friendships, both human and doggy! Treating each furry friend as if they were their own, they developed a long lasting relationship with clients from all over the area.

Wes and Nadine made the difficult decision to retire a few years ago, but they were extremely discerning over who they would trust to take over the business they had worked tirelessly at for so long.  Their expectations were exceeded when they met Greg and Christina Niels in 2016.

Greg,Christina & Ryker are eager to fill the shoes left behind by the Trch’s, and are excited to introduce themselves.

Christina Niels has been surrounded by animals her entire life. She began working at a pet store at the age of 11! She owned her own pet store for a long time before moving on and now manages the best pet store in Pasadena, CA. She handles all operations at this pet store from day care, to boarding, to grooming, to pet nutrition, so the transition to Golden Retreat Kennels will be seamless for her. Christina also owns Mixed Mutts Animal Rescue, a 6 year old rescue that has helped to find permanent homes for over 400 animals. She is a certified pet groomer who specializes in gentle and comforting care, and is extremely well versed in pet nutrition.

Greg Niels has been an avid pet lover for as long as he can remember. Co-running the animal rescue with Christina means he has seen and handled more dogs than he can count. Greg is involved in every aspect of Golden Retreat Kennels. His immense creativity not only allows him to make modern changes to Golden Retreat such as their logo and website, but allows him to come up with creative solutions to any situation that may arise. Greg handles everything from physical labor(he is a very capable handyman) to feeding and providing special care to those animals that may need it.

Ryker Niels is a toddler in training.

The Niels are looking forward to meeting you, if you have any other questions, please email or call them.