Don and Mary Lynn Gagnon are owners of Pet Estates, a revolutionary facility that focuses on cage-free boarding, pet estate planning – lifetime care for pets and custom kennel design and conversion.

Pet Estates Inc. is located in the hills of Rensselaer County, which is only 20 minutes from downtown Albany, New York and Albany International Airport. Merry Lynn Kennels was established as a successful boarding and grooming facility in 1991, offering quality pet care and services for both clients and their pets. Founders Don and Mary Lynn Gagnon’s homestead is located on the property that consists of 7 acres surrounded by a private farmland and a private sports club. This maintains security and safety and 24 hour supervision.

Their professional credentials include Mary Lynn working in the health care profession as a registered nurse for twenty years. She applies the same sanitation and health care to the facility. Her husband Don is a retired police officer with twenty years of experience, which he has applied to the security and safety aspects of the facility.

Our pets are cared for by professionals. We feel that it is important for pets in our care to be consistently cared for by the same people. This creates a family atmosphere for the pets in our care. Our smaller facility allows a close bond between pets and staff.

Pet Estates is inspected annually and must meet or exceed the critique designed and enforced by the local town kennel laws. We are also governed by the New York State Agriculture and Markets law. Area veterinarians use our facility and also refer their clients to us; references are available upon request.