About A Pet Villa

Meet the Owner Malka Nagel

Malka A Pet Villa Kennel OwnerMalka Nagel has owned dogs for over 35 years. She has extensive experience in dog training, breeding and showing. She has trained numerous dogs in obedience and schutzhund and used to compete. Even with her small breeding program, she rose to become one of USA’s top 10 breeders for German Shepherd dogs.

Pictures of A Pet Villa Near San Jose

A Pet Villa Located in Santa Clara right near the San Jose Airport.

The Story of Our Building Project

History of A Pet Villa

A Pet Villa is currently standing on the former JeNeill Kennels site. JeNeill kennels was built over 50 years ago before Hwy #101 was in existence and before Santa Clara became the Silicon Valley hub. The former kennel served many hundreds of families and their dogs and cats. The first owner, June O’Neill bred poodles and Boston Terriers and was a professional dog handler. She then passed on the business to Mike and Karen Kurtzner. The Kurtzner’s were also professional dog handlers.

Original kennel site circa 1950. Note the East Foothills in the background

“The “old” kennel building circa 1970”

Aerial view of the old kennel circa 1960

Former Dog Kennel Owners, Mike and Karen Kurtzner

CH Willwods Toast of Manhattan (with professional dog show handlers, Karen Kurtzner) being awarded Best of Winners at Blossom Valley Beagle Club.


Mike Kurtzner and Champion Kowtown's High Speed Chase is the #1 Hound in the Country
May / 2004


Scenes from the 66th RRCUS National Specialty Show
A Pet Villa


1205 Laurelwood Rd
Santa Clara, CA
(408) 988-3118

Business Hours

Monday - Friday, 7-7
Saturday - Sunday, 9-4:30
Holidays, 8AM-4:30PM
*Check Out by 12:00PM (Noon)- after noon, an additional boarding day will be charged.

Extended Hours By Appointment