Our family has always owned dogs but in 1976, something happened to our lives — we caught the dog bug in a BIG way — Labrador Retrievers in particular. One dog rapidly became two, two became five, five became many more — and Highland Kennel was born. In 1978, our family moved to a sleepy little town called Howell, New Jersey and began to build a world-class kennel for our dog breeding and show dog programs. We earned a reputation for excellence in the professional dog community and with dog enthusiasts throughout New Jersey and the world.

From Breeding to Boarding
As we have transitioned our focus from breeding and showing, it has allowed us to open our facility to all our four-legged friends. 30 years of experience allows us to provide professional supervision with TLC, treating each and every dog as if they are our own.

Longevity and Our Extra Touch
We have customers who have been with us since the 1980s and continue to bring us each new generation of their pets. We've worked long and hard to become a special facility with steadfast clients, some of whom come from very far away to take advantage of the extra attention and care we provide for animals. They think it's worth the trip for the peace of mind they have when forced to be away from their pets, knowing we're here having a blast together and caring for them should anything unexpected arise.


Three Generations by Daniel Mark Duffy graces Highland Kennel's
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Beautiful Location
We are located in a soothing beautiful country setting on the border of New Jersey's Monmouth and Ocean Counties, just minutes from Wall, Jackson, Brick, Freehold, Manasquan, Tom's River and Lakewood, convenient to the Parkway, Route 9, Route 195 and 547 (Squankum Rd). Get directions.


A ”bird's eye view” of our property