The holidays are approaching and with that comes the hustle and bustle of travel, shopping, family gatherings and an overall busy time of year. Holiday trips are tough, but leaving your pet can be even tougher. If you’re headed out of town for the holidays, looking for a place to have your dog groomed for family photos or seeking a spot to fill up your fur baby’s Christmas stocking, you’ll find everything Hunterdon County has to offer for your pup in the Dog Owner’s Guide. Check out the following categories below: Boarding/Daycare, Dog parks, Vets & Clinics, Groomers, Training Services and Pet Stores & Boutiques.

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Plateau Kennels2021 Happenings List Winner for Boarding!

497 Byram Kingwood Road, Frenchtown, NJ
(908) 996-4209
Plateau Kennels, located in Frenchtown, NJ has a highly trained staff on premises 24/7. The dog guests stay in a private, spacious indoor/outdoor run. Guests are offered nature walks and play sessions, one-on-one time and lots of TLC.

The Confident Canine2021 Happenings List Winner for Daycare!

299 S Main Street, Flemington, NJ
The Confident Canine offers daycare, grooming, training, overnight lodging and more. For overnight stays, every dog will receive a daily wellness check, a clean suite and play throughout the day. Learn more on the website.

Featherbed Farm & Kennel2021 Happenings List Finalist  for Boarding!

96 Featherbed Lane, Flemington, NJ
(908) 782-8886
Featherbed Kennel offers dog boarding, extra large indoor/outdoor runs, air conditioning and heating, daily walks available and special care for senior dogs and puppies. They’re located just minutes from downtown Flemington.

Puppy Patch2021 Happenings List Finalist  for Daycare!

1481 US-22, Annandale, NJ
(908) 236-0748
The Puppy Patch provides a safe and fun doggy day care for your pets. They also offer grooming services and a retail area.

In-Home & Online Pet Care Services


Book trusted, local pet sitters and walkers who will care for your pets like you would. Services include boarding, house sitting, dog walking, doggy day care and drop-in visits. All sitters pass a background check and provide a detailed profile with personal information. All sitters are approved by the Rover team of sitter specialists.

Jen’s Happy Pets – 2021 Happening List Winner for Pet Walker/Sitter!

Clinton, NJ & Surrounding Areas
(908) 528-6253
Jen’s Happy Pets offers dog walking, cat sitting, small farm animal care, vacation care and more. All services can be found on the website.

Hunterdon’s Best Pet Care – 2021 Happening List Finalist for Pet Walker/Sitter!

1134 Croton Road, Flemington, NJ
(908) 884-5324
Hunterdon’s Best Pet Care offers professional pet sitting tailored to your needs. They are a full service kennel alternative that provides loving care and attention when you can’t be there. They offer dog walking/playtime, pet sitting, large animal/farm care, special needs care, overnight care, limited boarding and pet taxi services.

Jade & Karma – 2021 Happening List Finalist for Pet Walker/Sitter!

(908) 303-1366
Jade & Karma is a small, locally owned dog walking and pet service based in Hunterdon County, NJ. They offer dog walking and puppy services, dog behavior advice and more. They have been providing trusted pet care since 2007.

Happy Pet Tales – 2021 Happening List Finalist for Pet Walker/Sitter!

(908) 323-5273
Happy Pet Tales has been serving pets and families of the Flemington, NJ area for over 20 years. They provide care for your fur baby as if they were their own and ensure they receive the highest quality care. They are pet first aid/cpr certified. Services offered include regular visits for potty breaks, play, feeding or walking, quick visits or overnight care in your home.

Hilcrest Park2021 Happenings List Winner  for Dog Park!

Whitehouse Station, NJ

Hunterdon County Off-Leash Dog Area

310 NJ-12, Flemington, NJ

Bundt Park

8 Red School House Road, Lebanon, NJ

Horseshoe Bend Park

Horseshoe Bend Road, Frenchtown, NJ

High Bridge Dog Park

79 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ

Flemington Veterinary Hospital – 2021 Happening List Winner for Vet!

54 Vorhees Corner Road, Flemington, NJ

Flemington Veterinary Hospital has been serving the Hunterdon County area for more than 50 years. The hospital occupies a newly-renovated and constructed building. Advanced diagnostic and surgical equipment, a clean, comfortable environment and a team of skilled veterinarians ensure the highest quality of care for your pet.

West Hunterdon Animal Hospital – 2021 Happening List Finalist for Vet!

631 NJ-12, Flemington, NJ

West Hunterdon Animal Hospital was founded in 2017 to provide your pet with the most caring and professional environment. Services include pet wellness exams, veterinary diagnostic labs, preventative care, surgical procedures and dentistry.

Stockton Vet Hospital – 2021 Happening List Finalist for Vet!

56 S Main Street, Stockton, NJ

Stockton Veterinary Hospital provides diagnostic and therapeutic care, including, but not limited to promoting health and well being, both physically and behaviorally, and alleviating illness, pain and suffering. Services range widely from prophylactic pet wellness and behavior, to elective and emergency surgical procedures.

Paw Prints Vet Hospital – 2021 Happening List Finalist for Vet!

121 US-202, Ringoes, NJ

Paw Prints Vet Hospital provides quality care for all pets. They provide compassionate, state-of-the-art veterinary care for you dog, cat, rabbit, or even your cow.

Pristine Pups- 2021 Happening List Winner for Grooming!

1271 US-22E, Lebanon, NJ

(908) 328-7629
Pristine Pups is a professional and quality all breed dog groomer with flexible hours. Booking an appointment is required! Call to schedule an appointment.

It’s a Miracle Dog Spa – 2021 Happening List Finalist for Grooming!

1360 US-22, Lebanon, NJ
(908) 236-8855
Combined with the shop’s background in behavioral training, the highly-skilled, experienced groomers are educated in hand-scissored, breed-specific cuts. Standard groom is available for booking, along with additional add-ons. Read all of the information on the website.

Frenchtown Dog Wash – 2021 Happening List Finalist for Grooming!

1000 Frenchtown Road, Milford, NJ
(908) 628-0440
Frenchtown Dog Wash is family owned and operated and features self-service stalls that are eco-friendly and provide everything you need to wash your dog, including shampoo, towels, brushes, blow dryers and sprays. They also offer drop off services, that include professional bathing and grooming with their pet CPR and First Aid certified staff. All services include professional nail cutting and ear cleaning. Call today to schedule an appointment.

The Confident Canine – 2021 Happening List Finalist for Grooming!

299 S Main Street, Flemington, NJ
Proper grooming is more than just a hairstyle, but it’s important for your dog’s overall health. Bathing is an excellent way to check your dog’s health. During a bath, your dog will be checked for ticks, fleas, or any other abnormalities. Call to schedule a grooming appointment today.

Plateau Kennels – 2021 Happening List Finalist for Grooming!

497 Byram Kingwood Road, Frenchtown, NJ
(908) 996-4209

Plateau Kennels offers boarding and daycare, but also offers grooming. Guests can be groomed during their stay or you can make a stand alone appointment as well. They will groom to the owner’s specific style or desire.

PupScouts of Hunterdon – 2021 Happening List Winner for Pet Training!

308 Sidney Road, Pittstown, NJ
PupScouts of Hunterdon owner and lead trainer Kelly Fahey is highly experienced in helping fellow dog lovers enjoy the best in their dogs through positive training. There are multiple options listed on the website to choose from, depending on what is the right program for your dog. There is a puppy daycare & train program, private puppy training, puppy social club, dog training and more.

Up n Over Agility – 2021 Happening List Finalist for Pet Training!

607 Warren Glen Road, Bloomsbury, NJ
(908) 229-4477
Up n Over Agility offers classes designed to suit all students looking to learn the game and then to perfect it. The classes are structured in a levels format. There are many options to choose from. Visit their website to learn more.

Training with Kindness

780 Frenchtown Road, Milford, NJ
Training with Kindness has been serving Central NJ and Eastern PA for over 25 years. The school’s philosophy is based on treating dogs with respect and kindness. They provide a casual, low-stress atmosphere for students and their dogs. Private lessons are available if you cannot attend one of the regular 8-week classes.

Hunterdon K-9 Center

631 NJ-12, Flemington, NJ
Hunterdon K-9 Center offers classes for agility, obedience, scent work and more. The facility is fully covered with shock absorbent flooring, includes a 40 ft. mirrored wall, heating and air conditioning, plenty of easy access parking and so much more.

Barkley’s Marketplace – 2021 Happening List Winner for Pet Shop!

79 Main Street, Flemington, NJ
Barkley’s Marketplace is a pet food and supplies store that provides high quality food, treats, chews, toys and other supplies for dogs and cats. The family owned store prides itself in providing the best products, competitive prices and unparalleled service. Shop online or in stores.

The Purrfect Pet – 2021 Happening List Finalist for Pet Shop!

57 Bridge Street, Milford, NJ
(908) 995-8995
The Purrfect Pet is dedicated to animals and provides a balance of quality, convenience, selection, value and service that you won’t find anywhere else. Stop in to check out their amazing selection for both dogs and cats.

Well Bred – 2021 Happening List Finalist for Pet Shop!

1802 State Route 31, Grayrock Road, Clinton, NJ
(908) 617-5692
You’ll find over 8,000 different items at your local Well Bred store, including healthy and organic foods and treats, natural chews, supplements and better, safer products for our pets. The boutique section is wonderful. Shop fun toys, super comfy beds that last forever or comfortable high quality dog clothing.

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By: Sophia DeWald

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