Dog Days of Summer

IMG_2633Bye-bye Summer! Hello Fall!!

Sorry that we have been absent from our blog for so long! We were kept on our toes (paws?) all summer keeping up with all the vacation hot spots, memorable moments, and celebrations that our wonderful clients experienced this season. Our days started early in the morning, and ended late at night making sure all of our pups were well taken care of, and stayed cool in the hot summer sun.

We had some wonderful experiences walking, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors with a bunch of our special pals who chose to partake in our S&E  and our At-Home Care programs. Take a look at some of these sweet faces that we were able to capture while with our canine companions.

Take a peek at the Dog Days of Summer: Slideshow

Spotlight on: Meet Benjamin and Levi!


To ring in the 2014 New Year, we bring you a very special, affectionate, and humorous pair of canine companions from a very special home near the South Branch of the Raritan River!

Benjamin (7yr old Golden Retriever) and Levi (5yr old Goldendoodle) are two very adored and incredibly loved pups who have been ‘brothers from another mother’ since 2008. This athletic doggie duo will take you for a wild ride through the backwoods of New Jersey, through the rivers and streams, and around every public park and hiking trail they can lay their paws on! Watch out everyone, Ben and Levi are out on the town!

Their mom takes them for daily early morning daily walks and jogs in all weather conditions- what fun!  They love and enjoy every minute of their exercise time, and afterwards they settle into the home office where they are able to spend additional time with their favorite parents through the week. How lucky for the both of them!


Walking on nearby country roads in Chester and Flanders, sometimes on the Columbia Trail, and parks in Netcong is such a special time for them. They know their cue- as soon as mom has that second cup of coffee, its a stare-off with her until she grabs the leashes to hit the road!  On the weekends they take longer walks in the woods, especially in winter where the boys frolic and jump in the mounds of snow. They are so full of life and expression- just two happy boys who are living a great life together with their family.

The boys love the outdoors, but also enjoy relaxing by the warm fire in winter (especially Ben). As much as Ben loves the cold and snow, he also loves a warm fire.  In the Spring and Summer, both of them will cool off and play ball in the South Branch of the Raritan River.

Ben and Levi are such sweet and gentle boys, and we love having them stay with us at The Dog House Kennel! They are such a great family, and we appreciate all the years of fun and affection they have shared with us! Thank you for being a part of our DHK family! Big hugs for the New Year!DSC01239 photo 3 DSC00554 DSC01237

November Book Giveaway: Lost and Found, by Jacqueline Sheehan

Stop into the kennel anytime during November and enter your name for our monthly book giveaway! This month we are featuring, “Lost and Found,” by Jacqueline Sheehan.

Lost & FoundAbout the Book

A poignant and unforgettable tale of love, loss, and moving on . . . with the help of one not-so-little dog

Rocky’s husband Bob was just forty-two when she discovered him lying cold and lifeless on the bathroom floor . . . and Rocky’s world changed forever. Quitting her job, chopping off all her hair, she leaves Massachusetts—reinventing her past and taking a job as Animal Control Warden on Peak’s Island, a tiny speck off the coast of Maine and a million miles away from everything she’s lost. She leaves her career as a psychologist behind, only to find friendship with a woman whose brain misfires in the most wonderful way and a young girl who is trying to disappear. Rocky, a quirky and fallible character, discovers the healing process to be agonizingly slow.

But then she meets Lloyd.

A large black Labrador retriever, Lloyd enters Rocky’s world with a primitive arrow sticking out of his shoulder. And so begins a remarkable friendship between a wounded woman and a wounded, lovable beast. As the unraveling mystery of Lloyd’s accident and missing owner leads Rocky to an archery instructor who draws her in even as she finds every reason to mistrust him, she discovers the life-altering revelation that grief can be transformed . . . and joy does exist in unexpected places.

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