Testimonials

I just want to say thanks to you guys for helping our much beloved (and spoiled) dog feel so loved and happy. Andy and I think all the folks who work there are great, professional and knowledgeable, and their experience shows in the handling of the dogs. Sometimes folks in business hear only the bad stuff that people have to say and we wanted to share our happy thoughts with you!  – Melissa, Andy and Hunter

Thanks so much for taking care of Duncan this weekend!  The love and care he gets with you is just wonderful. I know I can leave Duncan with you and he will be safe, happy, and tired when I pick him up! Everytime we pull up outside of Hounds on the Hudson, his head pops up and he gets very excited. He literally runs up the stairs in anticipation. Duncan just loves you, Kim and Matt, and is always so happy to see you! Your love of dogs is so obvious and the care with which you deal with the dogs left in your charge is so professional and loving. We wish you all the best and we look forward to being your clients for many, many years to come. You are all a Godsend and I wholeheartedly recommend your services to everyone I know who owns a dog. Thanks for all you do for Duncan and me. We can't wait to bring our new puppy, Molly, to you as well!  – Betti Cuomo

Hugo loves visiting with you and making new friends. Every time we pull up in front of the building, he starts bouncing around trying to get out of the car because he knows he's going to "the fun place"...he practically drags me up the stairs to your door because he can't wait for his adventure to begin! I feel more than comfortable leaving him with you because it's obvious that everyone who works with you is a dog lover and you take your responsibility seriously. I know he'll be safe and I know he'll be happy and that gives me peace of mind when I have to leave town. And then when I pick him up again, it's always obvious that he had loads of fun and excitement because he falls asleep the minute we get home!  If he could speak English, he'd say "thank you, Auntie Kim, and I can't wait to see you again!" I thank you too, and you'll definitely see us often!  – Athena

Bob and I would like to thank you very much for taking good care of our Tiki for the Memorial Day Weekend. Everyone we met, seemed to have a genuine love for pets! Tiki came home very happy and relaxed; we know he misses all of you and the dog friends he made this weekend! While we were away, we had peace of mind that Tiki was being cared for in a loving, clean, and safe environment. We were very happy that we could call at anytime to see how Tiki was adjusting.  – Gale & Bob

Riley and we were very happy with Hounds on the Hudson. Per Hounds on the Hudson website, “At the end of the day you will retrieve a well-entertained, relaxed and happy dog.”  This statement is so true; he was very tired and relaxed when he came home and even part of the next day. We were thrilled to hear he was a good boy and got along with the other dogs. When we need to go out of town, we will not hesitate to leave Riley in your care.  – Chris & Brian

It looks like Fudge had a wonderful time with you. As you can probably understand, Fudge is my baby and I only want the best for her always. I feel confident when I leave her at Hounds. Whenever she needs day care or boarding weìll be sure to bring her over. Thanks again for taking such good care of her. Iìm so glad you like having her around  – Isabel

We were very nervous with leaving Buddy for the first time for an extensive stay. We looked all over the net and asked for recommendations. Then we found Hounds on the Hudson on the net and had to come and see it for ourselves. We were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived for our first visit. Buddy seemed to like it there too. So we made arrangements for Buddy to stay for six days and hoped for the best. We called from our vacation and the staff told us that Buddy was doing great. He was socializing great and playing with his new friends. One of the most important things for us was that Buddy would not be locked away in a cage all day and at Hounds on the Hudson, they play with other dogs and make new friends. I can't express just how happy we were with Hounds on the Hudson. It is immaculately clean and the staff is wonderful. I highly recommend Hounds to everyone!!! This place is FANTASTIC!!!  – Rachel Alvarez

Your place is fantastic! Clean, Spacious, & Friendly. Honestly, I am usually against leaving my dog at a boarding facility, but after seeing your place, I have already recommended it to a friend of mine.  – Jared, Beth and Bauer

About Us

Established in 2006, Hounds on the Hudson has the most experience and compassionate staff around! Our seasoned team have been with us for years and most have previous experience in animal care; either at a vets office, doggie daycare, or at an animal shelter. They are absolutely devoted to the detailed care of your 4-legged friend.

On Television

Hounds on the Hudson was featured as the training facility in an episode of Underdog to Wonderdog on Animal Planet. Watch the video here.

About the Owner

Kim Pamperin left corporate America and became a dog-walker and pet-sitter for two years. Always having a passion for dogs, her goal became to create a one-stop dog care utopia. Hounds on the Hudson was conceived!

After being certified by the New Jersey's Entrepreneur Training Institute in Fall 2004, she received funding from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and UCEDC and construction commenced. She attended a seminar with the ABKA in Fall 2005. She worked extensively with engineers and architects to create a safe and clean dog-friendly environment. Walt Morris, owner of Morris Animal Inn in Morristown, NJ was kind enough to consult her on the various aspects and details of the business and caring for dogs & cats.

Her former career experience has been in advertising, with 14 years in the field of Graphic Design under her belt. Her last job in corporate America was at Toys 'R' Us as a Senior Designer where responsibilities included project management of catalog and advertising design.

Kim is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor's degree in English Literature and minor in Psychology. She also attended the Parsons School of Design where she studied Graphic Design.

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Kim Pamperin

Owner

Kim left corporate America and became a dog-walker and pet-sitter for two years. Always having a passion for dogs, her goal became to create a one-stop dog care utopia. Hounds on the Hudson was conceived!

After being certified by the New Jersey's Entrepreneur Training Institute in Fall 2004, she received funding from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and UCEDC and construction commenced. She attended a seminar with the ABKA in Fall 2005. She worked extensively with engineers and architects to create a safe and clean dog-friendly environment. Walt Morris, owner of Morris Animal Inn in Morristown, NJ was kind enough to consult her on the various aspects and details of the business and caring for dogs & cats.

Her former career experience has been in advertising, with 14 years in the field of Graphic Design under her belt. Her last job in corporate America was at Toys 'R' Us as a Senior Designer where responsibilities included project management of catalog and advertising design.

Kim is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor's degree in English Literature and minor in Psychology. She also attended the Parsons School of Design where she studied Graphic Design.

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Danays Rodriguez

Dog Handler & Pet Taxi Driver

I have been working with Hounds on the Hudson since 2012, but I have worked with dogs since 2004.  I have previously studied in the Veterinary Technician field but received both an A.A.S and B.S in Health Science (Community Health), I want to hopefully work in a Zoo with exotic animals in the near future. I used to foster a Pit Bull about 4 years ago, but haven't owned another dog since then. My responsibilities at Hounds on the Hudson are including but not limited to, taking dogs on relief walks, preparing meals, administering medications, setting up and breaking down play runs/suites and during pet taxi, I pick up/drop off dogs from/to their respective homes during the weekdays.

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Shanna Ruiz

Assistant Manager

I’ve been working with Hounds on the Hudson since 2007. I’ve been a daycare attendant, over night staff, groomer, pet taxi driver, and a manager here. I have a thorough read of our daycare dog’s temperaments and personalities! I own a 7 year old cocker spaniel and a 5 year old Chihuahua mix, and they are the best! In the future I’d like to work in financing, and/or open my own business.

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