Archives for July 2015

Purr’n Pooch Foundation Gala to Raise Funds for Animals in Need


The sixth annual Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals Sunset Summer Gala will take place Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Channel Club, 1 Channel Drive, Monmouth Beach, NJ. The gala is open to the public and is $100 per person. Dress is summer casual. The event raises funds to support the incredible work of the Foundation’s grantees, organizations and non-profits working for animal welfare.

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 raised from the sixth annual gala will help continue to support these heroic organizations.

The Sunset Summer Gala will be a night of dinner and dancing, with a raw bar provided by The Lusty Lobster. There will also be a silent auction, raffles and games. In-kind donations are being accepted for the silent auction.

The evening will feature music from Bobby Bandiera, a New Jersey rock guitarist, singer and songwriter, best known for playing the rhythm guitar for Bon Jovi in live performances.

There are a number of sponsorships available for the Sunset Summer Gala. Find out more information about becoming a sponsor. >

Register, become a sponsor, or give an in-kind donation. >

For more information or to inquire about volunteer opportunities, email

The Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals is a volunteer-run, grant-making organization dedicated to providing financial support and educational resources to animal rescue groups and organizations across the United States. The Foundation is committed to helping passionate organizations and non-profits working for animal welfare pursue their worthy missions. Regardless of species served, the Foundation supports those deserving organizations that do so much with so little.




Fun in the Sun with Your Pets in Monmouth County


At Purr’n Pooch, we know that summer is a busy time for pets and people alike. When your pets are not at home having fun in the sun with you, they’re enjoying the long list of summer activities here at Purr’n Pooch.

The freshwater pools let pets splash and play while staying cool, and the indoor pool at our Wall location lets your pet get aquatic exercise. After a long day of swimming, pups can relax in the shade at our playground or in the air-conditioned suites.

KONG® toys are also a big hit in the hot summer months with the pooches, especially when we fill them with frozen peanut butter and other treats! And the kitties are happily snoozing in the sun near the windows and playing on the jungle gym, rock walls and waterfalls.

Purr’n Pooch always celebrates birthdays and other special occasions with private and monthly parties, featuring Jodes Happy Tail yogurt treats for dessert! Pets that come in for daycare on Tuesdays can participate in Play ‘N Games –  fun activities centered around agility, puzzles, and scent work. There is an additional $35 fee for this service. And on Saturdays, we have our agility classes, which take place both inside and out.

Hurry, and book your pet’s summer fun with us! Our pools are open through mid-September and sometimes longer depending on the weather. Call us in Tinton Falls at 732-842-4949 or in Wall at 732-528-8100.

But when your pet isn’t hanging with us, make sure to take them out on the town to any of the pet friendly events in Monmouth County, NJ!

Wonder Bar Yappy Hour

Mom and Dad can cool off this summer with a cold drink while doggies get to romp and play in a safe, fenced in area at Yappy Hour at the Wonder Bar, 5th & Ocean Aves. in Asbury Park, NJ. Hours are Monday and Friday: 6-9 p.m. (small dogs only), and Saturday and Sunday: 1-7 p.m. (all size dogs). The area features doggie swimming pools, an agility area, and a ‘time out’ area for pooches who need to unwind. The fenced-in area is a place where dogs and owners can spend time getting used to Yappy Hour. Dogs must be neutered and have up-to-date rabies tag or dog license. Choke, prong and spike collars are not permitted, nor are toys or dog food. Owners are expected to pick up after their dogs. There is dog security at all times to keep human and canine guests safe and comfy. The Yappy Hour deck is restricted to customers 21 and over.

Red Bank Dog Days of Summer

Pooches and their people can enjoy an evening of shopping, dining and socializing this summer at Red Bank Dog Days of Summer on the third Tuesday of each month from 6-9 p.m. The last event of the season will take place Tuesday, September 1. Monmouth Street will be closed to traffic to accommodate dozens of vendors featuring clothing, toys, collars, leashes, jewelry, artwork and more. Pet rescues and charities will also be on site to promote pet adoptions and awareness, including ASPCA, Humane Society, Save US Pets, Paws for a Cause and Home Free Animal Rescue. Purr’n Pooch will be there too, so make sure to visit our table! Dogs must be on a leash.

Asbury Park and Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival

Let your pooch get his groove on at the two remaining Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation Summer Series of Festivals! Enjoy a day of live performances by talented jazz and blues musicians, food, crafter and sponsor exhibits, a wine and beer garden, and activities for the entire family, including pups! The Asbury Park event will take place Saturday, July 18 from noon to 8 p.m. at Bradley Park, located at 5th and Ocean Avenue. The Long Branch festival will take place Saturday, August 29 from noon to 10 p.m. followed by fireworks at The Great Lawn on the Boardwalk, located on Cooper Ave. The festival is rain or shine, dog friendly, free to the public, and all ages are welcome to attend.