Lone Star Retrievers was born on family land in 2016, with 12 kennels; Expanding in 2018, to 26 kennels with 2 trainers. In 2020 Tom and Samantha purchased the land, and a new enclosed kennel was built. Today we are a 30+ dog facility with 3 trainers and 3 kennel care employees on staff, and multiple training ponds. Currently an additional 20 dog kennel is in the works which will be exclusively for the Hunt Test dogs.
Toms’ main role around the kennel is Hunt Test / Advanced Retriever Training. Samantha is a full time Veterinarian that graduated from Texas A&M in 2018. Around the kennel she takes care of administrative work, medication, and giving checkups to the dogs.
Emily Head has been with us since the Summer of 2020. Her primary role is the Office Manager, but she still plays a key role assisting with the training of the advanced retrievers, and care of dogs in the kennel. Ernest Cole is our Obedience Program trainer, and Cade Dollase is our Gun Dog Program trainer.
We all work together as a team with each dog as they go through their specific program. This helps ensure we get the most potential out of your pup for your adventures ahead.
The Lone Star Retriever Family