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Get to Know the Breeds: Miniature Schnauzer

History The miniature schnauzer is a German breed of the schnauzer variety that came to be in the late 19th century. Originally intended as farm dogs, for their ability to easily run the fields catching all types of vermin, the miniature was created by crossing small standard schnauzers with affenpinschers (and possibly poodles) to create […]

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Get to Know the Breeds: Doberman Pinscher

History Bred in the late 1800s as a guard dog, the Doberman pinscher was created in Apolda, Germany by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann. Dobermann was a tax collector and often had run-ins with bandits, so he decided to create a dog that would serve as his guard and watch dog. He crossed several different breeds […]

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Get to Know the Breeds: Shih Tzu

History The Shih Tzu descended from a cross between the Tibetan mountain dog and Pekingese, in Peking, China during the 17th century. The dogs were the esteemed pets of Chinese royalty, who refused to sell, trade or part with the dogs in any way. The name Shih Tzu comes from the Chinese word for “lion” […]

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Shelly’s In The News!

We made the Associated Humane Societies’ Humane News! Below, check out the article on how Shelly helped Molly, a 6-year-old Australian Shepherd, find a new home. Or go here to read the full newsletter.

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Gearing Up for Launch!

The entrance to the all new Green Leaf Pet Resort & Spa in Millstone, NJ.

We’ve been working diligently building our new facility, The Green Leaf Pet Resort & Spa. After nearly two years of planning we’re over 80% complete. The new facility, located in Millstone, NJ, will include training facilities, long and short term pet boarding, a luxury pet hotel, a large grooming ‘spa’ facility, an indoor canine aquatic center, […]

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A sneak picture of our new facility!


Nestled on 56.5 acres within a former blueberry farm, the new facility will be filled with natural light and lush landscaping.  Check out an artist’s rendering of the entryway…

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A few secret details…

In case you were wondering, the new facility we’re building in Millstone does not skimp on any detail: The resort will offer longterm and short term pet boarding, doggy day care (for the working owner!), obedience training, grooming and spa treatments. Special pick-up and drop-off arrangements will be available for even the most complex schedules. […]

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Why Obedience Train My Dog?

Most people think of obedience training as something reserved for people who are novice dog owners or for dogs who have “issues” that need to be resolved. The truth is that there is no better way to improve communication and “bonding” between a dog and owner. Whether the training class is held as a “group […]

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And the Building Begins!

Shelly’ s School for Dogs has finally broken ground on our new pet boarding & training facility located in Millstone, NJ on a 55 acre Blueberry Farm. The new, as yet unnamed, facility will feature an outdoor training field, an indoor training room, a dog obedience day school, an expanded grooming facility, an indoor and outdoor dog playground, […]

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