OAKHURST, NJ:  The Colts Neck Business Association (CNBA), along with the Eatontown Industrial Park Association (EIPA), the Navesink Business Group (NBG), and  Monmouth Health and Life Magazine, joined together last Thursday, from 5:30-7:30 pm, for a dynamic regional networking event. Green Leaf Pet Resort hosted the evening at their 2nd location, a new 35,000 square foot facility located in Oakhurst, NJ.

Green Leaf, referred to by many at the event as a pet paradise, offers 'tail wagging luxury' with state of the art technology and innovative comfort and care for pet guests, translating into 'peace of mind' for pet owners.  Offerings include Boarding, Training, Daycare, Grooming, Swimming and more.  Green Leaf's facility includes among many other offerings; thousands of square feet of indoor and outdoor play space, 100% glass boarding suites with adjacent prep kitchens (room service), an enclosed outdoor play space with canine-grade grass, a two story waterfall in a temperate saltwater pool, low impact cushioned floors, an antimicrobial air filtration system and experienced team members who cuddle, play and care for their furry pampered guests. 

The new location is a partnership between businessman Shelly Leibowitz and Real Estate Developer Vito F. Cardinale, founder of Cardinale Enterprises.  Leibowitz with his wife Donna opened the first Green Leaf Pet Resort almost 7 years ago, on 56 acres of natural property in Millstone Township. Cardinale says, "We are proud to bring the proven excellence of Green Leaf Pet Resort and Hotel to the shore area, and we look forward to serving our furry friends and their owners." 

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Shelly Leibowitz brings 40 years of experience as an expert behaviorist and animal trainer.  According to the Green Leaf website, Leibowitz is one of the most sought after dog trainers in the country, working with a wide array of corporate and private client. Click here to see Leibowitz's interesting background and extensive experience with caring for pets.

Tom Sirico, Executive Business Director at Family First Funding, LLC commented, "We are very satisfied long time customers of Green Leaf. Shelly trained our dog Bentley ten years ago and we've been bringing him to Green Leaf since they first opened in Millstone. We only want the best care for Bentley, so we can truly relax and not worry about him while we are away on vacation. We say that 'our dog gets to go to a spa while we are on vacation,' and truly that's what it is. Green Leaf provides a luxury experience with great attentiveness to care and detail. Everything is so clean and that's so important to us. They bathe and groom him, so when we return from vacation we pick up a clean happy healthy dog. The new Oakhurst facility offers another location option for us, especially if we are going for a shore getaway, it's right on the way." 

Guests of the event mingled and networked while enjoying tasty human treats from Tuscany Italian Specialties and sipping wine from Grape Beginnings Hands on Winery and fresh hot coffee from Eagle Specialty Coffee.  Various businesses had tables set up such as Roden + Field, Caring Tree, and Atlantic Medical Associates.

President of the CNBA, Glen Dalakian commented, "This was a great event to network with EIPA and NBG. Congratulations to our friend Vito Cardinale on his newest venture, Green Leaf Pet Resort. Special thanks to Anna Mayer for inviting us once again to partner with EIPA in sponsoring another successful event for our members.  The CNBA community reaches throughout Central Jersey as we do our best to serve our 215 + business members."

For more information about both Green Leaf Pet Resort and Hotel locations click here