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1424 Maxim-Southard Road • Howell, NJ 07731 • Open 7 Days


Some nice things clients have said about Highland Kennel and our shared experiences.

I drive extra miles to Highland

“Very nice kennel. We’re surrounded by kennels in Middletown but still drive the extra miles to Highland Kennel. You can tell they care about the dogs they board and in our case, with two large dogs (one qualifies as a moose — 130 lbs. of American Boxer), we are extra careful choosing a place that will be attentive to their needs. We found their prices reasonable and would recommend them without hesitation.”

—   Craig D., Port Monmouth, NJ

The only kennel we recommend

“Highland Kennel is the only kennel that we recommend.”

— Dan Gentile,

The best!

“Thank you again Andre, Amanda. And all the rest of the girls. Toby and Jack love it there so much. I am happy and relaxed to leave them in such good hands. You guys are the best!!!”

— Gail Carroll Toscano

Excellent care

“I want to thank you and your staff for the excellent care that was given to Mo. I am happy that she behaved and that your staff liked her. I am glad that Pete recommended you to me. I am sure that Mo is looking forward to her next vacation at Highland. Thanks again.”

— Scott Lengyel

Trusting my dogs to Highland for 18 years

“I have been trusting my police dogs to Highland Kennel for the last 18 years… It is very important to me that when I go on vacation or need to leave my dogs for any reason that [when I pick them up] they are always the same way I left them. This means that they must be healthy, in good shape and ready to go back to work without me worrying about any injuries or them having [contracted] kennel cough…

”During every class I trained for the NJ State Police Canine Unit, I would bring them to Highland Kennel to show what a first class kennel should look and smell like… I have never been disappointed after boasting about the quality of the kennel.”

— Mike Daniele, Police Dog Owner and Trainer

Highland Kennel ROCKS!

“Thank you for your continued loving care for our pets. Our pets have a fantastic time being housed in your kennel. I speak the truth and they say “Ruff Ruff!” and “Meow, Meow and MMEEEOOOWWW!” And we enjoy our vacations more, knowing our beloved pets are in your capable hands! We send you postcards b/c we love the care given by you… and want you to see where we’ve been! Highland Kennel ROCKS!!!! Super thank you!”

— Ginger & Chet Mankowski
for Ginger, Abbott, and Costello

My dog loves it here

“Awesome people. They make you feel safe and secure leaving your dog. My dog loves it here.”

— Robin Pudlin Lapkin

Thorough and attentive

”I have boarded several dogs at Highland and one cat. I found the group at Highland very thorough and attentive to the fact that one of the dogs, an old Lab, needed a pill administered twice a day for his Epilepsy. None of my dogs seemed worse for wear, i.e. they were not shell shocked, distressed or even ill from the various things that a dog can catch at a kennel. I have had a lot of bad experiences with other Kennels. But never with Highland, so I would not only recommend them, but would board with them again.“

— Susan, Redd, Remy & Zeus

Fills our lives with warmth and wonder

“We located a yellow female through George and Lillian Knobloch of Highland Kennel in New Jersey… The people, places and experiences shared because of one little yellow Labrador puppy continue to fill our lives with such warmth and wonder, we’d never have imagined.”

— Daniel Mark Duffy, Fine Artist

Such good care

“Just a quick note to thank all of you for taking such good care of Golden Retriever Lily for the past two weeks. I am so glad I can go away knowing Lily is in great hands! Thanks again.”

— Carol Burke

Immaculate facilities and very caring staff

“My family met George & Lilian Knobloch 11 years ago, when we got our first chocolate lab puppy. Highland Kennel had come highly recommended by our vet. Our labs love to go and see everyone at Highland Kennel and I know that they will come home happy and healthy. The facilities are immaculate and the staff is very caring. We are thankful every day for the joy the Highland Labradors have brought to our lives, the knowledge shared so willingly by Lilian and the friendship we have developed over these years.”

— The Loveland Family

Toby loves Highland Kennel!

— Coreen Messina‎

Thrilled with Highland Kennel

“We visited so many kennels and were desperate. We were thrilled [with Highland Kennel] and continue to be so. The only drawback is that Zoe doesn’t seem too upset about being left there — makes us a bit sad.”

— Gale W., Ocean Grove, NJ

1424 Maxim-Southard Road • Howell, NJ 07731 Open 7 days by appointment

© Rescue Ridge at Highland Kennel | designed with love & fun by Katie @Embodyart

© Rescue Ridge at Highland Kennel
designed with love & fun by Katie @ Embod