These are just a few of the wonderful reviews and bits of client love that Troy's Stay and Play Boarding Kennel and Doggie Day Care have received from our satisfied pet parents. They love the way we take care of their puppies and dogs. You will too!

Kudos for Troy’s from Petey,

From the first moment I walked in, it was apparent that Nick and his staff provide an exceptional level of care. They are professional, friendly and the place is immaculate.

However, what most sets them apart is the calm and loving manner with which they handle each pet; taking into account their individual personalities and needs. Petey is a rescued Boxer who spent the first two and a half years of his life in a crate, never exposed to other dogs, stairs, cars…you name it. He was fearful of just about everything.

Spending time at Troy’s Stay and Play provides him with new experiences and socialization with other dogs in a safe, caring & happy environment. I have the utmost trust in the staff at Troy’s and leave Petey there with total peace of mind. I highly recommend Troy’s Stay & Play to every pet owner. The only regret is that I did not find Troy’s sooner!

Susan E.

“Simply put:

For the past three years, Nick and the Troy’s family are the second ‘owner’ family of our 3 kids (Pearlie, Domino, and Coco). We have three English Bulldogs and the Troy’s family has taken care of each of them since puppies. It all started with our oldest, Pearlie, three years ago, and Troy’s has been a Godsend for us every since.

We live bi-coastal and our work travel schedule just adds to the complexity of our time at home and with the kids. Troys has made each transition from each trip smoother for all involved. There is practically no re-acclimation time (an hour at the most) when they get home, and they are always happy to see the staff at Troy’s when being being picked up.

There are so many stories to share but the one that impacted us the most is how Troy’s was so supportive during the two puppies eye and spaying surgeries. The ‘over the top’ support and assistance given during this time was unexpected but truly welcomed and appreciated.

Aside from this to say that they are accommodating with schedules and allowing us to do play visits on sites in between business trips. We don’t trust their care for overnight and extended stays to anyone else and are a bit selfish of Nick so to say we love Troy’s is an understatement.”

Talk to you soon, Lekishia

I am so glad to have found Troy’s Stay and Play Boarding and Grooming facility; they are now a very important part of our family. My little Princess Sasha receives the care and attention she loves and being there is like a home away from home for her.

When arriving at the Troy’s, Sasha does not hesitate to enter and is totally in love with Nick. Upon her return home she is no longer nervous or out of sorts and she was at other facilities. The kennel is meticulous about hygiene issues and the entire staff truly love animals.

As a working woman, I must also mention the pickup and drop off service, I would be lost without it. Nick and Sophia are the best. I recommend this facility without reservation!

WE LOVE TROY’S! Lynda and Sasha Ruff

“We have been bringing our spaniel-mix Foxy to Troy’s for the past 2 years. She has always been well-cared for and we can tell she always has fun when she is there because the next time we bring her, she recognizes all the friendly faces at Troys.

She is also always groomed and bathed well after a stay at Troy’s. Nick has always been a pleasure to work with, going out of his way to help us when we work odd hours to ensure we can pick up Foxy at sometimes inconvenient hours, and when are travel plans are unexpectedly changed, he is extremely accommodating.

I definitely trust Nick and all the other great people at Troy’s to care for our baby Foxy.”

Foxy's Mom

Troy’s stay and play is a great place to board your pet while you are away. They have the cleanest facilities and Nick and the crew are genuine animal lovers. I have been taking my dog there for 3 years and never had any problems.

Nick has been accommodating and I really like the pick up and drop off service that is not offered by other places. I know my dog is in good hands and I give them 5 STARS!!

Cynthia Abbott

Troys Stay and Play is a very clean environment. While my 8 year old cockapoo Rozey would prefer to be by my side at all times …. she does not mind staying at Troys. She comes home with a bounce in her step, always looking and smelling clean and a bit tired.

I am happy that she is taken out and walked 2 to 3 times a day. She likes playing in the playroom with one of the staff as well. I would highly recommend Troys to any fellow dog lover.

Melanie Zingler

I had my boxer stay with Nick for 5 days and he took great care of TYSON. Looking into going on vacation with no worries. Thanks Nick

Puertorican Hit Man

I’ve been bringing my shepherd mix here for the last two years and I have always been impressed with the cleanliness and service. The owner, Nick, is a real dog lover and he goes out of his way to make sure an owner is at ease while on vacation.

I had a family emergency once and had to travel on short notice and Nick even met me at the car ten minutes before he opened to make sure I wasn’t late for my flight.

Honestly, you won’t find a place that cares more about you and your pet. Pros: Safe, caring, excellent service.


The best! My dog has been staying with Nick at Troy’s for two years when I am out of town. The facility is spotless and the care that the pets get is phenomenal! I have been to many places, but this takes the cake. It’s worth every penny every time!

Andrea in New York, NY

5 star facility! I can’t say enough good things about Troy’s. They are great with my dog. Facility is super clean. Definitely worth the experience.

Mark Paluzzio Fort Lee, NJ

We’ve been bringing our shepherd mix to Troy’s for the last two years and I have always been impressed with the cleanliness and service. The owner, Nick, is a real dog lover and he’s been great with Rocky.

I’ve missed my plane before and had to leave Rocky for an extra night and Nick has always gone out of his way to return calls and make sure we aren’t worried. This is a facility that cares about the animals and their owners.

Rocky’s Parents

Troy’s was wonderful! I found it through Google and was a little worried only b/c I didn’t know anyone personally who’d been there. When I called, Nick encouraged me to come check it out before committing to bring my new little baby, Kat, for the weekend. I did, and it looked great.

Spacious “townhouses” for the cats, fresh water and food, a four-poster bed, and a fishtank. What more could a kitty want? Kat was there for 5 nights, and I couldn’t be happier. Nick was very gracious about my separation anxiety and didn’t mind my calls to check on her. He also kept an eye on her and reported back to me when I came to pick her up.

Prices are a little higher than the PetSmart Pet Hotel (my other option), but Kat will be going back to Troy’s. I think the personalized service and the care that Nick and his staff take with the animals is well worth it.


Great facility & caring staff: My dog stayed at Troy’s Stay & Play for one week while I was on Christmas vacation. The manager there called me everyday & gave me news about my pet. The place is very clean & run very profesionally. I highly recommend this kennel.

Local Yahoo User

Terrific people and an excellent facility: We had to go to Europe for a wedding and had to leave our 8 mos. standard poodle behind. We researched intensely for over two months for the best boarding kennel we could find in the tristate (NY-NJ-CT) area. Luckily, only a week before leaving, we were referred to Troy’s Stay and Play by a friend who had great experiences with Troy’s in the past.

The owner/caretaker, Nick Lygnos is a super person. He really went the extra mile in all aspects, including status updates (calling and returning calls to me in Greece), daily walks, daily playtime, arranging for grooming, even pictures over email. Furthermore, their facility is impeccably clean, with variably spacious rooms, air conditioning, an air purifier/filtration, and their food/nutrition is of the highest quality.

I inspected their boarding/kennel area closely while I was there, and left assured that she was in the best care. There were over a dozen other happy, healthy dogs already there. Our little girl came back happy, healthy and clean. I really couldn’t be happier with their work, and their facility. Truly 5 stars.

Raffi C

OUTSTANDING!: My dog Shadow (a Cocker Spaniel) came to me at 1yr+ 2 months from what was described as a big family where he nipped one of the girls 3 times. He seemed aggressive with other dogs. In the 4 months I had him he seemed very loving and kind but aggressive with other dogs so when vacation time drew near I was terrified I wouldn’t find a kennel for him. I was going to cancel my vacations unless I found the proper place. Let me tell you what Troy’s did for Shadow. I’ll state it like this “My dog had such a great time that I would consider reserving for myself!”

The place is impeccable. There is an air purifier. The building has it’s own filtration unit so all the water in the “Resort” in filtered! The pens are specially designed so the dogs can’t see each other on the sides and you can choose the size pen you want for your dog to stay in all day and all night. In addition, the pens have a partition to allow dogs to walk etc. The pens are power washed and dried if necessary.

My dog Shadow even had his own TV. The attention is personal with much care and interest. The staff is highly knowledgeable and skilled. My dog was treated as if he belonged to them. I spoke to Nick every day once or twice a day and got a detailed informative report on Shadows progress. He had plenty of walks and play time and got his daily requirement of hugs and kisses.

When I came back I thought I was getting another dog! Shadow was doing great and was just fine with the other dogs. They even told me that they couldn’t believe the history I got on him from his previous owners.

Here comes the icing on the cake. The special treat at the end of his stay was a bath. Shadow didn’t only get a bath he was treated to a cut at my request at Troy’s grooming salon in Englewood, NJ.

That is another story. I was afraid of putting him on a table next to another dog getting groomed since he doesn’t like other dogs. Well the groomer who has many clients that come from far and has years of experience said that ”Shadow is the best Cocker Spaniel she has ever groomed!”

OK, I could go on and on and on! I’m going away again in Sept.2005 for one week. I will be leaving Shadow at his vacation home with his extended family again.

NICK thank you so much for taking such wonderful care of our baby Shadow. I can’t wait to tell everyone about you!!!!!!!!!


Honesty and First Class!!: Troy and Nick (Troy’s legal guardian and parent) are both two of the nicest “people” I have ever known. Troy is Nick’s dog, and Nick officially owns this business.

Nick is very open and honest about his interest in providing the best of care for your pet. He certainly makes good on his promises and honesty. The most important virtue is trust, and then you work your way from there. Nick has it all covered with sincere efficiency and gentle courtesy.

Thank You my dear friends Nick and Troy!! Buster and I are looking forward to visiting You both very soon! Good-day!!!

Your Pal, Eric Michaels

I had a dog named Patch and for the 13 years I owned him, he always stayed with family when I went away. I have a new puppy now and wanted to train him on going to a kennel when I’m on vacation. Nick was wonderful with my pup, Chance, and I will use Troy’s stay and Play again the next time I go away.

FYI – this place is not close to me, it’s a good 15-18 miles from my home. Distance doesn’t matter to me because I know that Nick & his staff will care for my dog like I would. My aunt used this facility as well and she was pleased too.

Great job Nick! See you in the summer of 2011!

A Google User

I took my small shitzhu and a shelter rescue beagle/terrier with heartworms we just adopted. Nick was great with both of them. He took my instructions carefully, and showed genuine love and concern for both dogs.

It was great to show up after 3 days to two happy tails wagging. I’ve never had a better experience than the one I had at Troy’s Stay & Play. And you can’t beat the price!!

A Google User

I needed to board my pets before moving across the country and Nick was very helpful and professional. My schedule changed and I had to change the original reservation- no problem. I finally had to cancel completely. Again, not a problem. Such courtesy was appreciated.

A Google User