3100 Granger Rd.

Ortonville MI 48462

Boarding & Grooming: 248-627-2929

Training & Counseling: 248-627-5533

Fax: 248-627-5197

steve & dianne with some guests

Common Scents is your center of excellence in Michigan for puppy training and adult dog training, dog behavior counseling and dog aggression counseling, pet boarding, and pet grooming. Our professional service is incomparable. A certified animal behaviorist and licensed veterinary technician live on the premises. We are most recommended and most preferred by veterinarians. Common Scents is located 10 minutes from Clarkston, 15 minutes from Oxford, 20 minutes from Lake Orion, and 30 minutes from Rochester and the Troy/Birmingham area. We also service Genesee and Lapeer counties.


Effective the end of August, there will be a change in ownership at Common Scents. After 20 years of dedicated 24/7 service, we are ready for a change. This decision has not been easy, and has not been made without mixed feelings. We have a lot of pride in what we have built, but feel that it is time to move on to another aspect of our lives.

The new owner, Sue Osterland, is a woman with decades of experience in the pet services industry. She has managed a boarding kennel, and most recently owned a grooming business. She is also a professional breeder. She feels perfectly comfortable stepping into the role we are leaving behind.

Other than Sue, most of the faces you are familiar with seeing will still be here. While there will be some new employees, the core of our boarding, grooming and training center will remain in place. Please also be aware that we will be available to consult with the new owner on any issues that may arise during or after transition of ownership.

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your patronage and loyalty over the last 20 years. Many of you have become personal friends. We will carry these positive experiences and memories with us. We hope and trust that the change in ownership will be seamless, and the excellent level of service you are accustomed to receiving will be unchanged.

We wish everyone our very best, with health and happiness to you and your canine companions. Steve & Dianne


All classes now forming! Our next sessions are nearly full, call now! 248-627-5533

We accept these major credit cards Authorize.Net

Puppy Training

It's never too early to start! Our puppy training classes will teach your puppy life skills in the critical period of their life. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to train a dog.