About Us

Prestige Kennel & Pet Services

Why Choose Prestige

As dog owners and lovers, we understand the importance of finding a quality home away from home for your best friend. Prestige Kennel is committed to the quality of care we provide you and your dog.

What sets us apart from other kennels is the truly outstanding level of care we give to our clients’ dogs. We are not “doggy-storage”- we go way above and beyond just giving your dog a place to stay. We see to it that your pet is as comfortable as possible while in our care. Of course, there’s no place like home, but we make it our goal to be the next best thing.


Who we are

Jerett Martin

Patience, combined with a passion for helping others is the foundation of Jerett’s experience. Growing up in Chicago, Jerett knew that he wanted to follow a path that would allow him to help others. After playing football in college and obtaining a degree in Criminal Justice, the decision was made to relocate to Lynchburg, Virginia. Immediately Jerett started to coach football and has experience at the college, semi-pro, and high school level. Each coaching position has improved his ability to put solid plans in place and make adjustments quickly.

As an adult, Jerett has been best friends with 2 rescue dogs and 2 Cane Corso’s. Being an owner of larger, often misunderstood dog breeds, Jerett has taken his learnings on the field of consistency and structure, into the backyard. Understanding that socialization provides multiple benefits for dogs, he has looked for ways to engage his dogs including field trips to various locations in town and successful road trips.

There are times, however, that taking the dogs isn’t feasible. Jerett struggled to find a place for his best friends to stay when he wanted to go out of town that could provide them a safe and stimulating environment. So, after 8 years in the education field, he decided to continue his passion for helping people and Presitge Kennel and Pet Services was born. Whether your dog is small or large, shy, or the life of the party, Jerett’s mission is for each dog to have its individual personality celebrated and each dog owner to know, there is a place for your best friend at Prestige.

Bryan Lightner

As a child, Bryan’s love for dogs began at an early age.  From the 2 beagle mix puppies adopted as a youngster to his family’s current German Shepherd and Cavalier King Charles, there has not been a time in his life without a dog.  Bryan has owned breeds large and small which taught him that no two dogs are alike.  All dogs have their own personalities and need to be cared for on an individual basis but the one thing they all need is love and affection. 

After graduating from the University of Lynchburg he began a career in sales and is currently a medical device representative for a global company.  This career choice provides him with the freedom to manage his own schedule and that flexibility opened the door to following his dream of working with his first love, dogs. 

As a partner in Prestige Kennel and Pet Services, Bryan will devote the same level of responsibility and service required in his medical field profession to ensure Prestige is the top choice for pet owners in central Virginia.  Bryan is most excited about the opportunity to provide dogs at Prestige with space and amenities he feels his dogs when boarded, were not over the years.  The multiple indoor and outdoor play areas, the 3-acre wooded property, and first-class amenities at Prestige are just a few of the advantages that made Bryan eager to be a partner in Prestige.  “This is a place where dogs can feel like dogs!”