About Spokane’s Pet Center

The K9 Country Club Story

When it comes to caring for your best friend, we want what you want—the very best experience possible. This was the inspiration behind K9 Country Club. In 2013, Nick Lungu, owner of the award-winning German shepherd breeder and dog training company, I-Guard International, set out to raise the bar for what a pet center could be.

The result is a nearly 20,000 square foot location in Spokane Valley, Washington that places everything you and your pet need under one roof, from high-quality food and supplies to advanced training, professional grooming, boarding and daycare, veterinary services, and even canine hydrotherapy. Every square inch and detail has been carefully planned to pamper your pets, including finding the most experienced staff to care for the furry members of your family. It’s what we’d want for our pets.


You’ll love how clean, inviting and safe it is here.

We’re close to I-90 and Spokane International airport, making it easy for pet owners to reach us in Spokane, Liberty Lake, Coeur D’Alene, or anywhere you’re visiting from around the country.

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Our History


K9 Country Club expands to add a full-service veterinary and surgery center.


We added two new play yards to our facility, increasing our total to over 10,000 square feet. This means more clean, safe and comfortable play area for your pet. You’ll never find your dog laying in dirt or gravel at K9 Country Club.


Canine hydrotherapy was added to our list of services in 2014. We are committed to your dog’s health, and this gives us the opportunity to offer the best rehabilitation and weight loss programs.


K9 Country Club opens in December 2013 in Spokane, WA providing Spokane residents the first pet center to incorporate training, breeding, and supplies for dogs.


I-Guard International relocated from Pullman, WA to Spokane, WA in order to grow the business. I-Guard started producing 7-10 litters of German shepherd puppies per year and training even more dogs. By bringing on additional employees, I-Guard was able to extend its professional services.


I-Guard started attending national confirmation shows to legitimize the caliber of the breeding program. I-Guard was able to achieve this goal by bringing in more dogs from Germany to grow bloodlines and further develop the breed.


Learning more about training, I-Guard began training dogs for Schutzhund to advance the breeding program.


Nick Lungu founded I-Guard International, specializing in dog training for all needs and all breeds.