Ric-Den Kennels is located in Duplin County NC just outside of the town of
Mount Olive, home of Mount Olive Pickles and the University of Mount Olive. We began the kennel
in 2021 with a vision of creating a facility that would provide a clean, safe, and comfortable
environment for the dogs in our care and that we would be proud to have potential future puppy
Our facilities consist of 3 climate-controlled buildings with each building having multiple bays
for the dogs. Each bay has its own access to outside covered runs on concrete. The buildings are
connected to an automatic generator that will come on in the event of a power failure, ensuring
uninterrupted cooling or heating for the dogs depending on the weather.
The buildings have a camera security system that will send alarms should any intrusion be detected.
We also have cameras on any bays that contain puppies so that we can monitor their status at any time.
Unlike some breeders that will not allow you to come to their facilities and want to meet you in
a location that is remote from their kennel, we welcome you to make an appointment and come visit
ours. We want you to see how our puppies and their moms and dads are taken care of. The only
requirement that we have, is that on the day of your visit, you agree to not visit any business,
kennel, vets office, etc. where dogs are allowed and you do not know their vaccination status.
We will in all cases allow you to see the puppy you are interested in but we may not allow you
to handle the puppy. That will be age dependent and may vary from puppy to puppy. The moms and
dads for our puppies will be onsite and you will be allowed to see them also.
Puppies are usually ready to leave at 8 weeks but, that again may vary from puppy to puppy.
Our puppies are put on a regular deworming schedule when they are 2 weeks old and will remain on
that schedule until they leave for their new homes. Vaccinations are started at 6 weeks of age and
should be given every 3 weeks through age 15 weeks or according to your veterinarian’s instructions.
We do have the dew claws removed on all of our puppies.
Most of our moms and dads are AKC registered, with several having Champion and Grand Champion
bloodlines, and we will offer “full” registration rights on most of the puppies that we sell.
If you are a breeder and would wish to purchase one of our puppies, then we may require that you
send us pictures and information on your facilities prior to agreeing to the sale. We do have a
contract, a copy of which can be found on this website.
In addition to the registration application, our puppies will come with a health record that
shows all deworming’s, vaccinations, and other medical information if any. Our contract contains
a Health Guarantee and all puppies will receive a veterinarian exam prior to leaving our kennel.
There will also be a small goody bag with blankets and toys the puppy has gotten used to playing
with, any additional information about the breed or puppies in general that we think you may find
beneficial, and a sample of the food we feed the puppy.
For further information on the kennel, any of our puppies, or to schedule an appointment to come
visit us, you will find our contact information on the Contact Us page. We welcome emails, text,
or phone calls.
We specialize in breeding Chihuahuas, Miniature Dachshunds, Boston Terriers and Pugs. The majority of our puppies are AKC
registered and come with full breeding rights unless otherwise specified.
Ricky and I understand that deciding to bring a puppy into your home to become a part of your family
requires a years long commitment of your time, your attention, your love, and your finances. And, in
exchange, you are going to get a best friend, a loyal companion, and a trusted confidant. We also
understand that you would really like to meet this little girl/guy before making that commitment. We
also know, that it is our job to care for and protect that little puppy for as long as he or she is
entrusted to us.
Parvo can be a deadly disease for unvaccinated puppies and dogs and is highly contagious. Fortunately,
Parvo is not an airborne virus but it is a hardy virus and can survive for months on surfaces. Parvo
is spread by contact. We work diligently to keep our kennel clean and disease free. We ask you to help
us as we endeavor to have a safe environment for our puppies.
With that said, we have the following guidelines for visiting our kennel. To help protect our puppies,
we ask that you please abide by them.
Would like to thank Rick-Den Kennels for the excellent service they gave us when we went to get our new puppy Bonnie. Their facilities are VERY neat and clean, you can absolutely tell that they love what they do. Highly recommend going to them if you are in search of a pup.
Dennis was honest and transparent throughout the adoption process...
His facility is clean and his dogs are well taken care of..
Ricky and Dennis and Ric-Den Kennels are wonderful. They answer all of our questions throughout the period before we picked up Olive and even after we picked her up. The goody bag we left with had everything we needed to welcome our new family member. The facility is top notch!
Ricky and Dennis were very helpful and accommodating when I went to pick up my Boston Terrier puppy. They made sure I had everything I need and gave me any information I needed for my little fur baby. They care about their animals and more importantly, care about their service. If you’re looking for a Boston terrier, chihuahuas, pugs or dachshunds, they are the place to go.
Getting our puppy from Ricky & Dennis was the easiest, most pleasant experience. Once we selected our puppy Dennis sent us new photos, kept us informed on vet checks, and answered my many, many questions. We lived 4 1/2 hours away and Dennis met us more than half way to get our baby to us. Our Vincent was very healthy and well loved. We have kept in touch with them since getting Vincent home and send them regular updates and photos of his progress. You can tell that their dogs are well loved and cared for. Thank you so much Ricky and Dennis (Thelma and Chester too!) for our sweet, smart, stubborn little man!
We’ve been looking for miniature dachshund puppy for me and my wife. I found RicDen kennels on line which I highly recommend. We purchased two puppies Ace & Daisy that are are bringing joy in our life every day. Again Highly recommend RicDen Kennels. Thank you
We’ve been looking for a Boston Terrier puppy to add to our family. We stumbled on RicDen kennels on puppies.com. They were close by. I sent them a message and heard back in 30 minutes. They were more than happy to let us come out and see all the puppies and the facilities. They were super conscious about the puppies’ safety and sanitation. Rick and Dennis love all the dogs and take excellent care of them. They were super patient with us and let us spend as much time as we wanted/needed with the pups to pick the perfect one. They were more than happy to show us mom and dad, as well as make sure the puppy was completely ready to come to her new home. We put down a deposit and came to pick up our pup the following week. She is the sweetest, most well behaved and smart puppy. I could not recommend this breeder more and have already referred friends to them. If I could give them more than 5 stars, I would. Highly, highly recommend RicDen kennels
I highly recomend Ric-Den Kennels. Ricky and Dennis really love their puppies and take their time with you to be sure their puppies going to a good and safe happy home. Their Kennels are very clean the puppies are clean and taken very good care of. I got a Mini-Dachshound and she is so sweet and pretty. They are so great to work with. Thank you Ricky and Dennis. I will keep in touch!
This is an awesome place. I got my puppy from them. She is perfect in every way. The owners care and truly love each and every dog. It is an extremely clean facility. They know what they are doing. Willing to answer any questions and help in any way. I plan to keep in touch and give them updates. Maybe even go for a visit now and then. Definitely recommend Ric-Den kennels. Not like any other kennel. MUCH MUCH BETTER
This was the best kennel; clean and kept. Ric and Den are awesome breeders and genuine caring for their dogs with love. Would give 5 stars on everything.
Fantastic kennel,very friendly ,professional service,they care very much for all their animals.Our puppy ,Bailey is happy ,healthy and our family couldnt be happier,thanks and appreciation to Ric-Den K!
We are so excited to start our new journey with our baby pug Turbo. From start to finish Ric an Den kennel was amazing to work with. Friendly, caring, extremely clean. We will be recommending then to all our friends looking to adopt a new furfamily member. Going further this will be the only place we work with to grow our fur babies. We want to thank them for all the hard work and love they have put into their facility.
This breeder is excellent, they are so nice and love every puppy they have. They were a pleasure to work with and the poppy I got from them was already sweet because of them. Thank you Ricky and Dennis.
I highly recommend Ric-Den Kennels. Rick and Dennis are not only outstandingly responsible breeders, but very kind and generous (not to mention patient) with those of us who haven't experienced puppy parenthood in a very long time. Ricky and Dennis truly love their dogs and want prospective owners who are as committed as they are to providing safe and happy homes for their puppies. The puppies are beautiful and obviously well cared for. I loved the fact that I was immediately invited to tour the kennels and meet the pup I was interested in. Ricky and Dennis not only answered all of my questions about my new pup, but also provided many helpful suggestions about training my pup and keeping him healthy. They also made sure I had all their contact information in case I have questions or need help with the pup as he grows up. Ricky and Dennis have made a lifetime commitment to provide the best care possible for all their dogs and puppies. My little guy is living proof of that.
Ric-Den Kennels is dedicated to raising healthy, happy puppies in a safe, comfortable, and clean environment.