Welcome to Stonehill Estates Kennel...
We would like to introduce ourselves and give you some general information about the kennel and the care your "fur kid" will be receiving.
This facility has been a boarding kennel for approximately 40 years. I became acquainted with "Stonehill Kennel" around 1990. My first golden retriever "Holiday" came from "Stonehill" and I've been hooked on them ever since. I presently have 8 golden retrievers ranging in age from 12 years to 1 year old. They rotate sleeping on the couch, sometimes there is even room for me.
My love of animals had drawn me into the kennel life which has put a twinkle in my eye and a smile on my face. In August of 2003, we purchased the kennel formally known as Stonehill Farm Kennel. The kennel has been very fulfilling. I enjoy my duties here. I can not call it work because work is never this enjoyable.
Since I have owned the kennel, I have learned a great deal thru various training courses including behavior, health, animal first aid and multiple club meetings with various guest speakers. I am Animal CPR certified.
The kennel has 41 separate dog runs. The average size is 4'x6' with a pully type door going to a 4'x15' outside area for your dog. We have larger runs for 2 dogs from the same household staying together. Each run is separate from the other runs. Your dog will only have "dog to dog" contact if they live together for the safety of all guests. Lite FM is kept on 24 hours per day to make it feel like home. We are well supplied in washable bedding and various treats to keep them comfortable. The building is heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer.
My home is onsite, so I can easily keep an eye on the borders. I usually come down between 9:00-10:00 for last outs and night time biscuits. I've been down in the wee hours of the morning, if I've heard a little noise, to check on them.
The feeding schedule is followed as directed by you. We do serve regular food, for no additional charge. You are welcome, if you prefer, to bring your own from home. All vitamins and medications will be dispensed as you have directed. Each dog must have an updated shots record for Bordatella, DPHL, Rabies and Canine Influenza before booking for your pet's safety as well as the other borders. We recommend having the shots 2 weeks before boarding.
We also have a full service grooming slaon here for your dogs.
The cat room is separate from the dog area. Again each cat is housed separately. The shot record must be up to date to board. We always have plenty of food on hand. Again, you are welcome to bring yours if you choose.
Please inform us of any food allergies at the time of boarding. Please bring to our attention anything we should be advised of concerning your pet.
I am proud to say we receive numerous referrals from various Veterinarians, animal shelters and clients.
Our hours are:
Monday thru Friday 8:00-1:00 reopening 4:00-7:00
We are closed Sunday and Major Holidays.
Please call 973-697-8480 if you have any questions. You are welcome to stop by during working hours for a quick walkthru.