Shady Oaks Boarding Kennel

"The Ultimate Pet Resort of Northeast Georgia"




Candice Harden Hillier - Owner

Candice Harden Hillier is the owner of Shady Oaks Boarding Kennel. She was raised in Rabun County and moved to Shady Oaks Farm in 1995. She established the business in 2001 out of her love of dogs and cats and the need to be at home for her small children. Today, her children are grown but often visit their mom and the Shady Oaks guests.

Ursula Delaney - Kennel Manager

Ursula lives close by in Habersham County but is originally from Germany. She has a unique bond with the furry guests and is often seen playing ball with the dogs outdoors. When Ursula is not at Shady Oaks, she's often hiking or exploring waterfalls with Karl.


Tamara Bryson - Kennel Tech/Dog Handler

Tamara is a native of Rabun County and loves all creatures big and small, especially her pet gecko and fish. Her southern accent and her love of animals make her a blessing to Shady Oaks guests and their owners. 


Shannon Selby - Groomer

Shannon is our Master groomer from Texas. She has made her home in the North Georgia mountains with 3 "fur babies" of her own. Shannon has been grooming for 6 years and grooms all sizes and breeds.


Ronnie Harden - Dog Handler/Kennel Maintenance

Ronnie tried to retire a few years ago but soon found his second career at Shady Oaks. He loves taking care of the dogs and waiting on customers. He is the one who keeps our gates, fences and plumbing working. And the dogs love him too....he is also Candice's dad. 

"Sadie", Our Volunteer Greeter

"Peanut", The Unofficial Secretary

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Contact Information           



Hours of Operation:

Monday thru Saturday:

            8:00am-12:00pm & 3:30-6:00 pm


Postal address
         42 Lincoln Lane Tiger, GA 30576
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