Archives for October 2016

Love Celebrating the Holidays with Your Pet? Let Purr’n Pooch’s Groomers Introduce You To The Fun, Happy World of Creative Grooming


Ready or not… the holiday season is here. A string of celebrations is upon us from the tongue-in-cheek ghoulishness of Halloween to the warmth of family and community-centered Thanksgiving gatherings. Then we jump right into the heart of winter when peace, goodwill and renewal are welcomed during Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and New Years. At Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts, we love to celebrate them all. And, if you’re like us, your celebrations always include the pets.

Many of us honor long-held traditions, while scouring Pinterest and Instagram for ideas to add something new and distinctive – something that distinguishes this year’s holidays from years’ past. At Purr’n Pooch, our groomers make the holidays unique for their own dogs and for clients thanks to the relatively new art of Creative Grooming.

Creative Grooming is a specialized service that transforms a pet’s natural look into a highly personalized style that brings out their “WOW” factor.  And it’s much easier than squeezing them into those uncomfortable, sequined costumes.

Creative Grooming is the perfect solution for families that want to give their pets the chance to engage with us in a very special way. Tattoos (using stencil designs shaved right into a pet’s coat then dyed) are popular choices for pet makeovers with some of the most requested designs representing pop-culture tastes and trends. According to Dana Dougherty, senior groomer at Purr’n Pooch for the past 15 years, Captain America’s shield and any of the iconic Star Wars images are in high demand right now.

“For the holidays,” Dana says, “We get a lot of families asking for both traditional and more personalized designs.  Lots of designs simply recall favorite colors and images from family celebrations, say – browns, golds and oranges for Thanksgiving, and reds, greens, blues and silver for the winter. Other people want to see Darth Vader wearing an elf hat!”

Whether you choose a tattoo design or a stunning hair style, cut and dyed in fantastic, eye-popping shades and shapes to elicit exclamations – this amazing makeover for your fur-baby is possible in a pampering spa experience that is specifically designed to be reassuring and low-stress for the dog or cat.

In addition to holiday and celebration looks designed to celebrate a specific event, other popular looks include mohawks and tri-color patterns. Dye designs typically last for 10-15 washings. All of the dyes used at Purr’n Pooch are guaranteed not to bleed or run onto fabric or clothes. On average, clients should allow from 3-4 hours for a Creative Grooming appointment as it is typically combined with other spa and grooming services.

“During a grooming consultation, we talk with the owners about their vision and any special considerations that are important to making the experience as fun and relaxing as possible for both pet and their family.  We make sure to ask about any allergies or sensitivities – either for the pet or for their human family members.” Dana says.  “Yes, we absolutely ask about human allergies and sensitivities, too. At Purr’n Pooch, we use only the highest quality, organic and most gentle products, and we always take our clients, both four-legged and two-legged, as a package.”

Purr’n Pooch offers Creative Grooming for clients in both our Tinton Falls and Wall locations. Clients are encouraged to come in for a consultation, but if you’re thinking Halloween — make plans for next year.

“We fill our bookings several weeks in advance of any holiday,” says Dougherty.  “Anyone interested in this service for Thanksgiving and the winter season should contact us right away to schedule a consultation and make sure we can fit them in.”

To schedule a creative grooming consultation or to learn more about any of our pet care and grooming services call:
Tinton Falls 732-842-4949
Wall: 732-528-8100

Autumn is Pawesome at Purr’n Pooch



Autumn is “pawesome” at Purr’n Pooch! This month, our guests will enjoy the cooler weather playing with friends on our dozens of playground. It’s also a month full of Halloween costume contests and parties, a pumpkin spice spa special and a First Aid Class in honor of National Animal Safety and Protection Month.

To book your dog or cat’s boarding, daycare, training or spa and grooming visit, call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall).

Call us in Tinton Falls at 732-842-4949 or in Wall at 732-528-8100 to make your pet’s reservation. Be sure to also reserve your pet’s stay now for the holidays.


pnp-cc-october-birhdayOCTOBER BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, October 11 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, October 12 ~ Wall
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Pups in boarding and daycare will enjoy treats and games on our playgrounds as they celebrate the birthdays of their friends born in October.

pnp-cc-october-halloween-partyHALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY
Tuesday, October 25 ~ 7:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
Tinton Falls and Wall Locations
Our guests have a howling good time at our annual Halloween party! They will bob for bones, chase ghosts on the playground, and play with friends. We also host a costume contest and the winner is awarded a day of daycare.

pnp-cc-october-halloween-photoHALLOWEEN PHOTO CONTEST
Enter your pet’s pic in Purr’n Pooch’s Halloween Facebook Photo Contest! Submit your pet’s best costume photo October 10 – 19 to We will post all entries in an album on Purr’n Pooch’s Facebook page. Invite your friends to like your photo on Purr’n Pooch’s Facebook page through November 1 at 10 p.m. Photo with the most “likes” wins a one-night stay with personal playtime.



Sunday, October 23 ~ 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Join our staff for a First Aid Class with First Aid & CPR, LLC in honor of National Animal Safety and Protection Month. Cost is $45. Email to register.



Sunday, October 9 ~ 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Join us at the Monmouth County SPCA, 260 Wall Street in Eatontown, for the annual Blessing of the Animals event featuring all animals, faiths, food trucks, entertainment and over 40 vendors including Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts.


Saturday, October 29 ~ 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hosted by RFH Paws and Claws Club
Join us at a fundraiser and costume contest for Wag On Inn at the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School baseball fields. Vendors, music and food.


pnp-cc-october-spaSPA SPECIAL: PUMPKIN SPICE
Our gentle, conditioning Pumpkin Spice Shampoo gently cuts through dirt without stripping natural oils and infusing your pet’s coat with aloe and sunflower oil. Special also includes Pumpkin Spice spray and teeth brushing. $18.00 plus cost of grooming or bath.



October ~ Adopt A Dog Month
October ~ Pit Bull Awareness Month
October ~ National Animal Safety and Protection Month
October ~ National Service Dog Month
October 1-7 ~ National Walk Your Dog Week
October 4 ~ World Animal Day
October 16 ~ National Feral Cat Day
October 24 ~ National Pit Bull Appreciation Day
October 23 ~ First Aid Class
October 29 ~ National Cat Day
October 31 ~ Happy Halloween

To book your dog or cat’s boarding, daycare, training or spa and grooming visit, call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall).

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