Our Story

The Tully’s Kennels Story

History  -  The Tully family has been involved in the dog industry since 1962.  Tully’s Kennel founders, Allen and Betsey Tully, started with breeding Poodles and Dachshunds, and then Scotties, Borzois, Salukis and Afghan Hounds.  They were active in showing all of these breeds, as well as being consistent participants and leaders in the Nebraska and Council Bluffs Kennel clubs during the late 60s, 70s and 80s.  Their Afghans were sold all over the world as beautiful beloved pets and for the show world.  Many of them were the foundation dogs for people starting their own showing/breeding careers.  The most well known of all, Ch. Khayam’s Apollo was the Afghan Hound group winner at the 1973 Westminster Dog Show, as well as being one of the top producers of champion offspring.  Allen and Betsey still live in Omaha.

Pet Cremation  -  We understand it is difficult to know what to do when your pet passes away, we all want to know where our pets end up.  Allen realized this void with our own dogs in the late 60s.  We offer pet cremation where each pet is cared for like our own.  You will receive your pet’s remains in a complimentary urn within 48 hours.

Puppies  -  The most enjoyable part of our business is the puppies.  Everyone who visits the puppy room leaves with a smile.  We know owning a puppy is time consuming – and for some – a lifestyle change.  10 days is a great amount of time to try it on for size.  The 10-day money-back trial period is a comfort to our customers and to us; this helps to assure nobody feels “stuck” with a pup that does not fit in.  Know that when a puppy is returned, it thinks it is coming “home.”  All of our puppies eventually find the right family.

The pups are at least eight (8) weeks of age and are up to date on all necessary puppy vaccinations and wormings.  Each puppy comes with limited free vet care that is donated by specified veterinarians in the Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln and Columbus areas.  The puppies are from local breeders who are in compliance with all Local, State and Federal agencies.  All of our pups are sold with the hope that they are a good representative of their breed and more importantly, are healthy and have great temperaments.  We want them to fulfill your expectations, make loving pets and bring pleasure to your lives.

Our Code of Ethics

Tully’s Kennels Will Always…

  • maintain a safe, clean, and sanitary facility for all animals in our care
  • not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed, nor falsely advertise, or mislead any person
  • comply with all federal, state or provincial and local government laws and regulations concerning the keeping of dogs
  • inform the buyer of Kennel Club registration information in writing
  • not sell any puppy before it is eight (8) weeks old
  • not euthanize any animal unless medically necessary
  • keep accurate records and retain those records for a minimum of five years
  • not knowingly purchase puppies from “Puppy Mills” or any “breeder” who is not in compliance with the USDA, Humane Society and applicable kennel clubs
  • provide a health record including inoculation and deworming record, and health guarantee at the time of purchase
  • provide a 10-day period for customers to return their puppy and receive back all money paid for the puppy
  • provide the name and address of a Veterinarian who will provide a free initial check-up within 10 days from the date of purchase
  • take back any unwanted dog purchased from Tully’s Kennels to relocate it to a new home

The Tully Family

Julie Tully

Julie Tully

Owner/Operator

Julie has been the face of Tully's Kennels for 35 years. Julie is a real dog lover.

Angela O'Connor

Angela O'Connor

Manager

Angela began work at Tully’s Kennels in 1998. Angela likes developing relationships with customers and of course their dogs.

Kara Clark

Kara Clark

Manager

Kara has worked for Tully’s Kennels for more than 20 years now. She supervises the puppy room and works as an onsite Veterinarian’s assistant.

Denise LeVan

Denise LeVan

Puppy Sales

Denise works in the Puppy Room answering customer questions and expertly explaining how to care for your new puppy. You will often see Denise arrive with her three dogs.

Click here to meet our Staff and their dogs!