Five Star Dog Resort Five Star Dog Resort

Meet the Pack



Owner and Certified Dog Trainer

He started schooling in 1996 at the New England K-9 Academy. With two and a half years of schooling Daren graduated with honors in search and rescue, obedience, tracking and personal protection. Daren worked at this facility for 2 years furthering his education and hands on experience.

Daren proceeded to establish a kennel in Vermont-New England Kingston K-9 Academy. There he bred and trained a number of dogs, specializing in Dobermans, Mastiffs, German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Labradors and Jack Russell Terriers.

Daren moved to Atlanta in 2003 and started a mobile training business, 911 K-9 Academy. Daren specialized in problem dogs and training people how to properly handle their dogs. The mobile training business was very successful, but it was not until 2008 that Daren’s dream was finally realized, that being the owner of a boarding, training, and grooming facility.

This dream became the Five Star Dog Resort!


What Our Clients Are Saying

  • Kelly Cook

    Our fur babies are ALWAYS excited when we pull up to Five Star!! They run straight to the door. We've been coming here for 8 yrs and it's the first place we've found that we are as comfortable as the dogs are. People are very attentive and caring to our pups. They handle any special, meds, etc with great care as well. Highly recommend!

    Kelly Cook
  • Kim Brown

    I feel confident and comfort leaving my dogs. Today when I dropped them off, they were so excited to get back to the kennel area. They ran right to the door and didn’t give me a second thought. The staff does a great job with the dogs.

    Kim Brown