Pet industry brokerage moves into downtown property

Tieja Heikkila
Lory Sansinena

A Grand Junction-based business brokerage focused on the pet care industry has moved into new offices to accommodate its growing operation.

National Kennel Sales & Appraisals bought the historic house at 951 Main St. The company will share the space with Wag Resort, which operates two dog boarding, grooming and training facilities in Grand Junction.

“As leaders in our space, our business has been fortunate to realize steady growth as more pet care business owners learn about the benefits of our services, extensive experience in the industry and high success rate of successfully selling their business and realizing their financial dreams,” said Teija Heikkila, founder and principal broker at National Kennel Sales & Appraisals.

National Kennel Sales & Appraisals focuses on selling businesses and real estate in the pet care industry and helps clients nationwide. The company sells pet resorts to corporate buyers as well as private individuals. The company coordinates all aspects of transactions, including negotiating offers for sellers, helping buyers secure financing, conducting due diligence, preparing documents and assisting with post-sale transitions.

Heikkila said Lory Sansinena was hired as national business development manager to better serve clients. “Adding Lory to our exceptional team has been another motivator for facility expansion.”

“No other brokerage offers the comprehensive suite of services that we do, and now we’ll be doing it from a truly special Grand Junction location and one that has ample room to accommodate our continued growth,” Heikkila said.

For more information about National Kennel Sales & Appraisals, call 773-7672 or visit