For the Ultimate in Dog & Cat Care
In Northern New Jersey

(973) 256-0694


Hal Wheeler's Pet Resort
Michael V. Marchese, Owner & Operator
1126 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
(973) 256-0694
Fax - (973) 785-4943
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A premium facility for dog & cat boarding, grooming and training was founded by Hal and Fritz Wheeler in 1947.  Hal Wheeler was a well known dog trainer, professional dog show handler, author, dog breeder, and all breed pet groomer. 

Michael V. Marchese, the current owner of the facility since 1980, worked under Hal and Fritz Wheeler starting in 1965 until their retirement.  Mike purchased the business and is still operating it actively to this date. 

Since 1980, Hal Wheeler's continues to provide the same standards of excellence The Wheeler Family adhered to.  Many of our staff have been with the kennel twenty years plus years, attesting to the commitment and experience we offer for your pet.

Certified Master Groomer, Loretta Vogt.  She is a multi contest winner including the
coveted International Groomer of the Year

Most of our employees have dogs or cats of their own and many of them are breeders in their own right competing in obedience and conformation shows.  This personal involvement by our staff offers you the assurance that your pet is in the hands of people who truly know and love animals.  Our dedicated staff and commitment to uncompromising quality is what we are proud of.  It is part of what makes us special.

Hal Wheeler's Pet Resort Offers:

  • Climate controlled environment

  • Central air-conditioning

  • Commercial Size Generator so all of our services can be maintained during any power outages or electrical problems.

  • Radiant heated floors

  • Skylights

  • Entire facility monitored on closed-circuit TV

  • Classical music 24 hours a day

  • 24 hours ventilation system

  • Biscuits & treats

  • We supply Iams & Eukanuba food products




Dog & Cat Boarding Kennel - Doggy Day Care - Dog Grooming
K-9 Dog Obedience Training Classes - Puppy Kindergarten
Dog Training School - Private & Inboard Dog Training

Hal Wheeler's is Central and Conveniently Located for access from the "Interstate Circle" located in the center between the Garden State Parkway, I-80 & I-280  with easy access from the following New Jersey cities ringing the "Interstate Circle" to the city of Cedar Grove with Wayne to the North, Paterson to the Northeast, Clifton to the East, Bloomfield to the Southeast, West Orange to the Southwest and  Parsippany to the Northwest.  Cedar Grove is very close and convenient to the neighborhoods of  Montclair, Little Falls and Verona, New Jersey.