We were fortunate to find Cathy’s new sign up by the highway just as we were needing a place to board our dogs while we went to warmer climes for a week. We followed the signs and found a warm, enthusiastic and dog-loving woman with terrific, brand-new facilities. Although she was in the middle of having her hair done, she immediately jumped up and showed us around. We were sold! (We’re also sold on her preserves and baking at Christmas, but that’s another story.) One thing that we particularly liked was that the dogs stay in the house with the family, and each boarder has his or her own “room”–our dogs would become family pets while they stayed there. The house had been recently renovated to make this possible.When Theodore and Punkers came for “their” vacation, Cathy didn’t blink once as we went over all of the peculiarities of how we spoil them. We went off on our trip without any worrying about them, except perhaps to wonder if they missed us a little bit. When we picked them up 9 days later, it was clear that they had been in good hands, and had been havingway too much fun to be wondering where we were.We continue to take them out “to the farm” three afternoons a week so that they can run around off-leash in the VERY BIG fenced-in yard and play with other dogs. This has done a great deal for Punker’s socialization skills (he was a rescue), and Theodore has completely fallen in love with Cathy. We think that he’d be happy if we just left him there all the time. He’s also become much better at dropping the ball when he plays fetch with us.Cathy can also groom your dog. We’ve been very happy with the dog’s “do’s”.If you are looking for a safe, homey and very reasonably priced place to leave your dog or dogs, you have found it. Don’t go anywhere else. Calling CJ’s a kennel would be an insult–this is your best friend’s home away from home.