Some nice things clients and friends have said about Highland Kennel, our people, our animals and the experiences that our intereactions have led to over the years.  
    “Highland Kennel is the only kennel that we recommend.”

— Dan Gentile


Thank you for your continued loving care for our pets. Highland Kennel ROCKS! 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

    “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 of the quality of the kennel.”

— Mike Daniele
Police Dog Owner and Trainer

      We had been boarding our precious dogs at Highland, and then were so distressed when they were unavilable for a period of time a few years back. We did find one faciity that was satisfactory but then that deteriorated badly. We visited so many kennels and were desperate when we learned that Highland was again open for boarding. We were thrilled 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

      ”I have boarded several dogs at Highlands and one cat. I found the group at Highlands 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 Highlands, so I would not only recommend them, but would board with them again.“

— Susan, Redd, Remy & Zeus

    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

      “My family met George & Lilian Knobloch 11 years ago, when we got our first chocolate lab puppy. Highland Kennels had come highly recommended by our veterinarian. 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

  "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


      “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