Archives for April 2015

Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals Grantees and Spring Events

Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals Grantees and Spring Events

Spring has arrived and the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals has sprung into action awarding some very special friends grants that totaled over $25,000 to help their animal rescue and rehabilitation work from New Jersey to Florida. The 2014 grantees included All Critters Rescue from Spotswood, NJ, New Life Boxer Rescue from Kenilworth, NJ, American Rescue Dog Corporation from Howell, NJ, Cat Assistance Network from Allenhurst, NJ, All Fur Love Animal Rescue from Freehold, NJ, and Ayla’s Acres from Saint Augustine, Fl. Grants are used for day-to-day operations, emergency relief, spay/neuter efforts, veterinary care, equipment, construction, vehicle purchases, educational programs and special projects.

 “We are truly fortunate and honored to partner with the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals.  Most fortunate are the 225 animals that have found their forever homes and the many more animals that will find their forever homes as a result of this grant,” said Steve Charnick, Co-Founder, All Fur Love Rescue. “As an all-volunteer, no-kill organization, our expenses for food, supplies, and veterinary care are tens of thousands of dollars each year. Without the generosity of private donors and grants like this one, we would be unable to continue our lifesaving work.”

 As a New Jersey based organization, we are committed to helping our local heroes in animal welfare by supporting statewide organizations. Organizations like our recent grantees are run by dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly, day in and out, to rescue animals in need, provide veterinary care, spay/neuter/re-home animals, and provide humane education. Additionally, we are committed to helping charities outside of New Jersey that demonstrate the same commitment to serve their communities and help animals in need of love and rescue. Our work and hearts are blind to geography.

New to the Foundation this grant cycle, we are thrilled to support the work of Ayla’s Acres, a 45-acre sanctuary, with 24-hour around the clock care, located in Greenville, Florida. The sanctuary is a place where “unadoptable” domestic and farm animal, generally those who have been abused and abandoned, may live out the rest of their lives with love, dignity, and security.

In Northeast and North Central Florida, more than 30,000 animals are euthanized every year. Shelters and animal control facilities are over-crowded with homeless, abandoned and abused animals. And the task of remedying these concerns seems daunting at best. Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue is tackling the problem one animal at a time.

Since 2010, the Foundation has awarded over $150,000 as well as in-kind donations of pet supplies and food to non-profit, no-kill animal and marine mammal rescue and welfare organizations.

Funds for the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals’ grantmaking efforts are raised through special events organized for all ages, people and pets. Events include a canine run/walk, summer party and collection drives. See a list of upcoming events for people and pets here.

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees meets monthly and grants are reviewed on an on-going basis. Grantees are selected after careful review of applications and are distributed in February. For organizations interested in applying for a grant, visit the website for guidelines and an application.

Email with questions.


Join us for our upcoming fundraisers! Shop, Grab a Bite and Paint and Sip to Benefit Animals in Need of Love and Rescue

Monday, May 18 ~ 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Monmouth Mall ~ 186 Highway 35 ~ Eatontown, NJ 07724

Just come into the Monmouth Mall Chipotle and show the event flyer (printed or on on your smartphone )or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals. Download the event flyer 

Wednesday, June 3 ~ 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 pm
Purr’n Pooch Pet Resort, Tinton Falls, NJ 07701

Details to come

Wednesday, August 12 ~ 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Channel Club Marina, Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750

Details to come


Be With Your Dog When You Say I Do On Your Wedding Day

Be With Your Dog When You Say I Do On Your Wedding Day

Wedding season is in full swing, and this year you’re going to see more and more furry guests making appearances at ceremonies and receptions. You’ve probably already seen many engagement photos featuring pets – it’s definitely not uncommon these days! With 65% of households owning pets in the U.S., it’s no surprise that recently more couples are opting to include their best friends in their wedding ceremonies. Many people consider their pet to be their best friend or part of the family, so it only makes sense that more brides and grooms are taking part in this big day trend.

If you’re one of the lucky ones getting hitched this year or in the process of planning your wedding, consider inviting another member into your bridal party. It’s up to you how involved you’d like your pup to be. He can be a special guest of honor, walk down the aisle, and stand with the wedding party during the ceremony, or perhaps he could have a specific role, such as ring bearer or flower girl. Pictures with your pup is also something to consider – you’ll always want to remember those special moments!

Of course, there will be no need for you to worry about your pup’s agenda; we know you’ll have enough on your mind that day. You can put all worries aside about how your pup will look and who will assist him. The staff at Purr’n Pooch can handle, transport, groom and board your best friend for your special occasion. We’ll be prepping your pup before he makes his appearance and caring for him while you’re enjoying your first night as Mr. and Mrs., and also while you’re off on your honeymoon.

Purr’n Pooch offers several wedding packages to accommodate you and your pup for your special occasion.

Deluxe Wedding Package
Our newest great-room style suite with Direct TV, leather, memory foam couches (made for canines), classical music, daily daycare, pool time, a massage and a bath before the return home. Our guest will receive a berber sleeping blanket along with spring water.

This package is based on an either a one or two night stay and includes transportation to the location of your choice for pictures or just an appearance.

Standard Wedding Package
Our guest will enjoy their own sleeping quarters that has an adjoining indoor run. They will partake in our daycare, pool time, and will receive a bath before the return home.

This package is based on an either a one or two night stay and includes transportation to the location of your choice for pictures or just an appearance.

Honeymoon Package
With a choice of one of the above accommodations, this package is priced according to the length of your pets stay with us.

Celebration Package
Our Guest will be treated to a day of play, a bath and transportation to your desired location.

Wedding packages are done by our wedding concierge and are customized to your wedding party’s needs. To make an appointment, please call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall).

Some “Bunny” Loves Your Pets at Purr’n Pooch This April



At Purr’n Pooch, some “bunny” loves your pet! Visit us for fun with friends in daycare and pampering by our spa and grooming professionals. From Easter egg hunts to training classes, we have many good reasons to hop around Purr’n Pooch this month. We also look forward to our annual visits from friends during Spring Break. We hope to have you visit soon.


Wednesday, April 1 ~ 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tinton Falls & Wall Locations
Your pup is invited to join friends in boarding and daycare to hunt for eggs and enjoy treats and games on the playground. Pictures will be taken and posted on Purr’n Pooch’s Facebook page. Visit our website for daycare rates.

Tuesday, April 21 ~ Tinton Fall
Wednesday, April 22 ~ Wall
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Pups in boarding and daycare will enjoy treats and games on the playground as they celebrate the birthdays of their friends born in the month of April. Photos will be posted on our Facebook page.

Thursdays ~ 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 pm ~ Starts April 2
Classes run for six weeks; $200 + tax and are held at our Tinton Falls facility. An Easy Walk harness or Gentle Leader is given to Mind Your Manners Class participants. Our animal behavior training uses a reward-based curriculum that’s based on positive reinforcement. Best of all, basic dog training with Purr’n Pooch is fun because we enjoy helping your pooch learn and grow. Please make sure all vaccinations are up to date: rabies, dhlpp and bordatella. Contact to register or for more information.

Tuesday, April 14 ~ 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
You’re Invited to a Charmed by Charity event at Alex and Ani in Red Bank at 12 Broad Street! 15% of all sales will go directly to the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals. Enjoy Lite Bites and (+) Energy Punch. RSVP at


Sunday, April 26 ~ 12:00 noon
Join us for an American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Pet First Aid & CPR training session at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts in Tinton Falls. Cost to attend is $45. Payment must be in cash or check. Space is limited. Please call 732.842.4949 or email to register.


April 13-19 to celebrate National Pet ID Week





Indulge your pet in honey almond shampoo, sugar scrub, a teeth brushing, and choice of honey bunny or jelly bean cologne. Cost is $25 when added to grooming or bath visit. To make an appointment, call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall).


Sunday, April 5
The office is closed, but we are staffed 24 hours a day for the comfort and care of your pets.

April ~ National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
April 11 ~  National Pet Day
April 22 ~ Earth Day
April 26 ~ National Kids & Pets Day

For more information, call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) or email