Adam Gene Munsterman was born in Clinton MO on September 2nd 1980. Raised in a small farming community in Appleton City MO, he had the pleasure of caring for cattle, pigs, dogs, horses and cats all throughout his childhood. He especially loved to work the cattle herd with his father and brother. After graduating high school he began his college career at the University of Central Missouri in 1999. Graduating College in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, he was able to secure a position with a National Drywall Subcontractor as a Project Manager. He traveled to various projects around the country for a year then moved to New Mexico to manage portions of construction at Intel’s Micro-Processing Facility. Adam continued his career with the same company and went on to manage multi-million dollar drywall projects in New Mexico from 2005-2011. In 2012 he left his employer to pursue a career with a New Mexico Painting Contractor as a Project Manager/ Estimator. This career change provided him with more time with his family and a happier & healthier lifestyle. However, he continued to yearn for the same satisfaction that the farming lifestyle provided for him as a child.
Sara Jean (Roberts) Munsterman was born in Dayton Ohio on June 13, 1981. She moved to Albuquerque New Mexico that same year and resided there until 2013. Becoming a young lady and at the age Sixteen, her first two job applications were for her love of animals at a local veterinary clinic and Pet Smart. Anxious to work she settled for a position at a local restaurant. Sara’s dream of becoming a Zoologist was redirected due to the birth of her eldest son, Jason Caleb. Four and a half years later she would have a second son, Ethan Gray. With various positions in the Retail and Restaurant Industries, her need to provide for her two young boys had drifted her further away from any such passion of working with animals. As a single mother she continued to support her two young boys. In 2004 she accepted a position at Laugh’s Comedy Club in Albuquerque, where she would meet her husband in 2006.
In 2009 Sara Jean Roberts married Adam Gene Munsterman. That same year Sara and Adam gave birth to their first daughter, Ella Jean. Sara became a full-time stay-at-home mother and gave birth to their last child, Christian Patrick, in 2011. In 2012 Sara would reengaged her love and passion for animals.
Sharing a common interest with animals and particularly with dogs, Adam and Sara began exploring opportunities within the pet industry. After inquiring about a Dog Boarding Facility in Santa Fe, New Mexico and even venturing out into negotiations regarding the business, the Munsterman’s new career path became very evident and realistic to them. They expanded their business search to include Adam’s home state of Missouri. In early 2013, they began negotiations to purchase Elkhound Ranch Kennels in Kansas City. By August of 2013, they had relocated to the Kansas City Area, started The Munsterman Ranch, Corp, closed the purchasing deal of Elkhound Ranch and began living their dream of owning and operating a small business within the pet industry. Currently Adam, Sara, the four kids and four dogs reside in Kearney, Missouri. They love and enjoy caring for animals as a family.
Lea Mitchell heads up our training and brings years of dedication and experience to training your beloved family member!
Staff is attentive and take good care of the pets. I don’t worry about people showing up and giving them enough play time. Thank you for all you do! 5/5!
Ryker has been going to "the ranch" for about a year and a half (basically his whole life), and he virtually drags my husband there every day now! He's not happy unless he gets to go play with his friends, and he comes home exhausted.
We've used them for training, and Lea was a lifesaver! We've also taken advantage of boarding, grooming, and now daycare almost every day of the week! We'd be lost without Elkhound Ranch.
Astro has been going here since he was 3 months! And he loves it! I would never take my dog anywhere else, this place has become his second home. They are those most helpful and kind people, they treat you and your dog like family.
They did great on our Pomeranian. Got her bathed, deshed, and trimmed up. She came out extra floofy and silky soft. Friendly staff and reasonable prices. We will be back.
We did the board and train option with Bosco (8yr old German Shepherd) and Rico (11yr old Yorkie). Bosco was there for 3 weeks, Rico 2 weeks. The dogs we got back are very well behaved and live great together now. Bosco had never really been socialized with any other dog than my dog that I had before him and would try to attack Rico if he got too close. I am AMAZED at the awesome job Lea did for us! I will forever recommend this kennel for boarding and training they are the best! Thank you Lea and Elkhound Ranch for making life so much easier!