About Us

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Our Puppy Parents

Meet Our Dogs

Puppy parents

We invest heavily in our parent dogs, and breed for lineage, aesthetics, temperament and health. Our dogs are all genetically health-tested and OFA certified for Hips and Elbows. Our parent dogs are like family members to us. They each have their own personalities, and we enjoy each of them as individual intelligent beings.

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Owners & Employees

Meet Our Staff

Kristine

Kristine

Owner

Kristine is a nurse by trade, but decided to put her nursing career aside after becoming pregnant with her 4th child. Her husband, Ryan, started Island Grove Kennels in 2013. After working alongside one another, Ryan turned the reins over to Kristine therefore allowing her to be with their dogs and children full time. Kristine has been the manager of Island Grove Kennels for over four years, but has been breeding for a total of 9 years. Now, Ryan and Kristine have four beautiful children who love helping at the kennels and spending time with the dogs. Life on their farm is always crazy but full of fun and love.

Jenna

Jenna

Owner

Jenna has worked at Island Grove Kennels for three years. After high school, Jenna knew that being a breeder was her career of choice. Instead of starting her own kennels, Kristine and Jenna thought a partnership would be the best choice for both. Jenna loves dogs and has a passion for placing their puppies with the best families possible. Jenna is currently going to college for a business degree and working at the kennels full time.

Chloe

Chloe

Full Time Kennel Caretaker

Chloe is our full time kennel caretaker. She has been with us for two years and was a great addition to our family here at Island Grove Kennels. Chloe has a passion for dogs that is like no other. She loves each dog like they are her own, and she does an amazing job at keeping the kennels clean.

Kourtney

Kourtney

Part Time Kennel Caretaker

Kourtney is our part time kennel caretaker. She just joined our team but feels like she has been around for years. She has a love for dogs and providing them the best care. She does an amazing job helping Chloe keep the kennels clean and disinfected, while loving on each one of the dogs along the way.

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Testimonials

From Our
Family to Yours

Best friends are made here.

“We got our Goldendoodle here and couldn’t be happier. From the time we put a deposit down, to the time of pick up (and beyond). Kristine and the team were very responsive and accommodating! We were able to visit the kennel, see the facilities and spend time with the puppies as well! Our puppy has brought us so much joy and it was the best addition to our family! We will always recommend this breeder family to others and will definitely come back should we get a sibling for our dog.”

- Jessica V.

“Happy Holidays!! Just sharing with you this photo we got of our two pups KC and Andie. They are both so spoiled and I thought you would enjoy this. Thank you again for all of the hard work you put into doing this. Our family wouldn’t be complete without them.”

- Taylor T.

“I wanted to share a recent picture of Finnegan. I cannot believe he will be 17 weeks tomorrow!! He brings pure joy to our home and we are so grateful to you and your family for giving him so much love and care for his first 8 weeks.  We also so appreciate all of your guidance and support along the way.”

- Kathy P.

“We can’t believe Lexi is about to turn 5 months old.  She is doing so well!  She graduated from Puppy PreSchool yesterday, a ten-day 9 to 5 program where they helped us teach her basic commands, loose leash walking, etc.  She also had an opportunity to interact with other puppies each day.  She loved it!  They said she is sweet and incredibly smart and full of puppy energy…which we knew.  She loved her trainer.  The same facility also boards, grooms and offers other opportunities for training. We are thrilled with how things are going.  She is sooo loved by all of us and everyone who meets her.

Hope all is well with both of you and your family! “

- Patty S.

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Get in Touch

Kristine Probst | 812.639.9855
Jenna Goebel | 618.707.1802

12542 N. 300th St. | Wheeler, IL