A Pet Vacation at Dumplin Creek Critter Care


Sevierville is blessed with several pet boarding services—and I like them all. However, this one is a little special. Come with me as I boarded my dog for a few days at Dumplin Creek Critter Care. This is a great pet vacation place!


To begin,  Dumplin Creek Critter Care is convenient to the interstate, only half mile or so from I-40 and Exit 407. Located at 315 East Mount Road in Kodak, this location is convenient to locals and visitors alike. The phone number is (865) 414-3979.


Diedra Williams is the owner and operator of Dumplin Creek Critter Care. She is a Sevier County native. She always had a dream of working with animals. She worked worked for 11 years helping in kennels, then as a vet-tech, then as an assistant. In 2016, Diedra realized that she was ready to start her own venture. She wanted to open her own business. In this capacity, she can continue working with animals by providing a safe, fun, supervised environment for pets while owners are away.

Diedra has given me permission to use some pictures in this story that come from her business Facebook page. Here is a link to her page https://www.facebook.com/Dumplincreekcrittercare/


She boards dogs, cats, and ‘other critters’ such as birds, snakes, rabbits, and more. Contact her with questions about other family pets that don’t fit in those categories.


There are several things that make Dumplin Creek Critter Care special, in my opinion. First, pets have access to a fenced in back yard with grass and natural ground. Other places tend to have concrete because of cleaning necessities, etc. This is good for dogs who need to romp and exercise with a blue sky over their heads.

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Another nice thing about this business is that the owner may have fewer animals so she can spend more time with them. It is obvious that she loves animals and enjoys being with them. The pictures above are my dog, Little Dolly.

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When I pick up my dog from Dumplin Creek Critter Care, I notice that she is not as ‘stressed’ from the noise of other dogs and probably gets some extra attention during the day due to the smaller numbers of animals requiring care. My dog is 13 years old so that is becoming more important to us. The love and care is obvious in Diedra’s pictures.

I have noticed a really nice room for cats too in this business. Take a peek if you visit.

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Finally, Diedra has a very active Facebook page during the day—and it is enchanting. I started following her Facebook page long before I boarded my dog because I just loved looking at her pictures. She will post photos during her day. You can see dogs exercising or getting groomed and it is fun. You will start noticing animal facial expressions.

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With Diedra’s photo captions, you start noticing the personalities of the animals, particularly the dogs. Also, their personality quirks. What fun!

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I am convinced that she makes some the best animal /human selfies on the internet. Love them!

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Some dogs are clowns and some are athletes. There is always something fun going on at Dumplin Creek Critter Care.

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Best pet Christmas photos ever!

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Are these photos not enchanting? How did she get them to smile?


A happy chihuahua (and owner) after vacationing at Dumplin Creek Critter Care.

If you need pet boarding services, this is one of the great places in Sevierville. My dog gives her highest recommendation. Two paws up!


2 thoughts on “A Pet Vacation at Dumplin Creek Critter Care

  1. Melinda A Derrick January 30, 2018 / 5:51 pm

    I love all the pictures and will use Dumplin Creek Critter Care when I need to kennel a cat!

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