Friday, December 11, 2009

Buddy the Dog Survives 98 Days on a Deserted Island!! Amazing!

This is an amazing story about a Beagle, Buddy who survived three months alone on a desert island.  Story and photo are courtesy of

"Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale — a tail, really — about a brave beagle and a family's refusal to give up.

Buddy, a 4-year-old beagle, was reunited with his New Jersey family on Monday after 98 days spent on unihabited Gull Island in New Jersey's Manasquan Inlet. The Kelleys, of Eatontown, N.J., lost control of Buddy on Aug. 31 as the family attempted to switch the dog's leash while frolicking on Dog Beach in Manasquan.

Two months later, Buddy — who had lost so much weight he was little more than skin and bones — was spotted along railroad tracks near the deserted island.  "The Coast Guard said they had seen him digging in the sand," Edith Kelley told "He might've been looking for clams or sand crabs."

Exactly how the dog survived is unclear, but Kelley said Coast Guard officials told her the dog might have survived on dead seagulls found on the island. But by the time a local man, "Muskrat" Jack Neary, successfully trapped Buddy on Monday, the once-35-pound dog had dropped to just 19 pounds.  Kelley's husband, Charles, said he still can't fathom how Buddy made it back home.  "I'm still walking around in a funk, it's hard to believe," he told "I mean, is this true? It's hard to believe."

Edith Kelley, whose son Patrick cares for Buddy, said the family is simply "ecstatic" to be reunited with their "miracle" dog.  "I couldn't believe it — after 98 days," she said. "And he's behaving like he never left. He didn't go feral.""

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Gobble Gobble!!

We are serving up a homemade turkey feast this Thanksgiving holiday!  Treat your dog or cat to some of our turkey during their holiday boarding stay!!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


On Saturday we had over 40 pets (and their best friends) vistit our center and have the pictures taken for the fast approaching holidays. Some great pictures were taken and a good time was had by all!

Also, our indoor Dog Park is open every Saturday from 10am to 3pm. The cold winter weather is on the way and there is no better way to get your canine some winter-time exercise than coming to our spacious indoor park. Below are a few shots of our park guests from last Saturday. Call us at (215) 659-3441 for details.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


We were all sad about the Phillies loss last Thursday - Great effort by our Phillies and congratulations for being NL Champs 2 years in a row!

Our Fun and games still go on at Best Friends Willow are a few pictures of our happy guests (and associates).

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Special at Best Friends

Save some time AND some money on your Best Friend this Thanksgiving! The day before Thanksgiving is always so hectic and rushed - we can make it a bit easier when it comes to your pet this Thanksgiving. Bring your best friend in for their boarding stay on Tuesday November 24th and pay half price for that Tuesday.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Big Welcome to Benjamin - Our New Daycamper

Ben joined our doggy day camp this week and had a great time at yesterday's Halloween party!


Come join us!
Bring your Best Friend! Bring your costume! Bring your Best Friend's costume! Have some Howl-O-Ween fun at Best Friends Willow Grove!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


To make a reservation call (215) 659-3441.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Best Friends Jack-O-Lantern!!

Click below to see our Best Friends Jack-o-lantern!! We are very proud of Brandy from our Houston location for creating such a masterpiece!

Best Friends

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Puppy Playgroup at Best Friends this Saturday

Puppy playgroup will be held at the Best Friends Willow Grove indoor Dog Park this Saturday October 27th from 11 to noon. Bring your pups and have some fun!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Horsham Dog Park One Year Anniversary!

Photo courtesy of Horsham Dog Park web site

The Horsham Dog Park will be celebrating its first anniversay on Saturday October 24 at 10am.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Take a look at Boomer. If he ever visits Philly he can stay at our Dog Park!
Photo courtesy of AP via Yahoo News

Read all about Boomer

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Congratulations to our White Plains NY, West Berlin and Cinnaminson NJ centers for their support of service dogs!

Click here to read all about the donations to local service dogs.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

BARKTOBER FEST is coming to Willow Grove

Get out your best friends's halloween costume and come to Best Friends Willow Grove Sunday October 25th at 12 noon.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Kowabunga Kamp Was a Huge Splash!!

The dogs loved playing in the pool and splashing all their friends!

They also enjoyed their one on one snuggle time and photo shoot!

Let's not forget about nautical limbo!!

And at the end of the day, they were all splashed out.

Kowabunga Kamp is one of our many themed Doggy Day Camp Parties. The dogs love it, and it is a blast for everyone involved. Give us a call at 215-659-3441 if your dog is interested in camp, or visit our website for more information.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Get Ready for the Doggone Best Dog Party in Montgomery County!

Get the STAR WARS, HARRY POTTER and FOOTBALL Costumes out! BARKTOBER FEST is Coming to Best Friends Willow Grove on Sunday Oct. 25th!

Friday, September 18, 2009

This Thursday is our last of the season KOWABUNGA PARTY!

On Tuesday, Talaili won the limbo contest! Montana and Oliver tried to eat the limbo stick!
This Thursday's party is for current campers. If you would like your Best Friend to join camp please contact us at 215-659-3441 or visit our website for more information.

Monday, September 14, 2009

First Night is Free for all New Pet Guests!

This summer we had over 280 new customers! Thank you for choosing Best Friends - Willow Grove, and we look forward to our new best friends returning to us over and over. Now all new pets who stay with Best Friends receive their First Night is FREE ! Call 215-659-3441 for more information or visit our website!