About Us

Fully Insured | Family Owned | Professional Pet Care


We Know How to Spoil Your Fur Kids!

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Every dog that visits our home is considered family. We do our best to treat your pup like the king or queen they are! Our past pets range from a 130lb Rottweiler (with a heart of gold), to a German Shepherd to more recently our very own Shetland Sheepdog; Siri.

When we say we treat your pet like our own, we mean it. Our own dog and House of Dogs mascot; Siri used to be a frequent boarder within our home before we adopted her! 

We can guarantee your pets will be treated like royalty from the start of their stay to the end. They will have a minimum of 4 playtime sessions outside everyday, ranging from 30-45 minutes each in the yard and their own room to rest in at night. If your pup is tired from playing all day when you arrive to pick them up then we’ve done our job!


From Our Owner

” Your pup’s safety is our top priority at House of Dogs. In our small group environment within our home, all dogs have been properly vetted. We look forward to meeting you and your pup!

– Kevin Oliva

Our Pet Care Family


Kevin Oliva

Founder and Pet Sitter

Kevin started the dog boarding and daycare business in 2018 while pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Economics at Seton Hall University. After consistently ranking as the #1 Rover.com dog sitter in the Short Hills, Springfield, and Summit area for 3+ years in a row, he founded House of Dogs with the goal of providing the highest quality, small group boarding experience for dogs in New Jersey.

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Irma Oliva

Pharmaceutical Veteran and Pet Sitter

Irma is a pharmaceutical regulatory specialist and U.S. Army Veteran by day and passionate pet sitter by night! She provides the tender care and warmth that your fur baby needs while you’re away on vacation. Need a groomer after your pup’s stay? Ask Irma and she’ll refer you to some of the best local groomers!

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Melanie Oliva

Cybersecurity Wiz and Pet Sitter

Melanie graduated from Seton Hall in 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and soon after started her career in cybersecurity. In her free time she works at House of Dogs and volunteers at Girls on the Run, a non-profit organization that strengthens girls’ emotional and behavioral skills. Whether you need a life coach or someone to care for your fur baby, she’s your gal!

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