If you read survivor accounts, most people kept their dogs in their cabins with them- and not in the kennels. The opening of the kennels is just a myth- which people who believe the kennels were on the boatdeck use to try and back up their claim.
Hey Mike, thanks for your comments! I would refer you to another thread from 2000 when you raised similar points yourself! I am aware that dogs were kept in cabins (I would have had mine with me) but if as you suggest the kennel opening was a myth then its one of the nicer stories which I would like to believe. So sit on that mon ami