Archives for February 2017

Spring Into Fun at Purr’n Pooch This March

SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS

At Purr’n Pooch we’re celebrating spring’s arrival with lots of exciting events and promotions. Visit us for fun with friends in daycare, boarding and pampering by our spa and grooming professionals. We also look forward to seeing new and old friends during Spring Break.

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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EVENTS

MARCH BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, March 7 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, March 8 ~ Wall
Celebrating the luck of the Irish with games and treats on the Purr’n Pooch playgrounds as we celebrate our daycare friends born in the month of March!

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY FUN  
Wednesday, March 15 ~ Tinton Falls & Wall
Bring your pup by for our lucky scent games! Your little leprechaun will explore the Purr’n Pooch playground searching for pots of gold, filled with treats.

 

SEMINAR: DON’T BRUSH OFF THE BENEFITS OF GROOMING YOUR DOG
Wednesday, March 22 ~ 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tinton Falls Training Hall
Learn the right brushing techniques for a happier and healthier dog. Purr’n Pooch’s award-winnning groomers will show attendees the benefits and proper way to keep a pet’s coat healthy followed by a Q&A. The groomers will show different techniques and have tools available for purchase. Cost $10 per family. Email info@purrnpooch.com to register.

 

PAINT AND SIP FOR ANIMAL CHARITY
Thursday, March 30 ~ 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tinton Falls Training Hall
Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals is helping raise money to support animal rescue organizations with a special Paint and Sip event. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. The cost is $45 per painter. Bring your own beverage. Guests will paint their favorite pet on glass. Beginners are welcome and no art experience is required as the art director will walk you through the painting process, step by step.

To register, call 732.546.6875, or prepay online. After purchasing your ticket, please email a close-up photo of your pet to info@mycreativecanvas.net before March 23.
Plan to arrive before 6:15 p.m. to check in and set up.

Get more information and register >

PROMOTIONS

SPA SPECIAL: LUCKY DOG 
Add shine and luster to your lucky dog’s coat with our Green Tea shampoo. Package also includes a spritz of Green Tea cologne and teeth brushing. Cost $18, plus price of grooming. Call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) to make an appointment.

 

RESORT SPECIAL: MARCH MADNESS
$5 off your pet’s room rate for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights through the end of March.

 

 

SERVICE SPOTLIGHT:
TWILIGHT WALKS AND TUMMY RUBS
Treat your dog to his or her very own twilight walk with our Purr’n Pooch staff. Cost is $10 when added to boarding. Also, soothing evening tummy rubs are available for $10 when added to boarding.

 

CELEBRATING NATIONAL PUPPY DAY:
PHOTO CONTEST  
Wednesday, March 23
Enter your pup in our Facebook and Instagram contest running for one-day only on March 23, National Puppy Day! One winner will be chosen from all the entries. For Instagram, use the hashtag #PNPPuppy2017 to enter and tag@PurrNPooch on Instagram. To enter on Facebook, post your pictures on our wall and all pics will be added to an album. Purr’n Pooch will announce the winner on March 24. Winner will receive one night luxury boarding and playtime.

POSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

March ~ Poison Prevention Awareness Month, Be Aware and Be Safe
March 13 ~ K-9 Veterans Day
March 17 ~ St. Patrick’s Day
March 20 ~ First Day of Spring
March 23 ~ National Puppy Day

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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Puppy Love: Your Puppy’s Social Development Can Benefit From the Right Daycare Experience

 

 

 

Spring is on it’s way and as we prepare to welcome longer and longer and warmer and warmer days –we are also excited to get out there more with our puppies. Yes… puppies!

It’s no secret that puppies are one of the most popular gifts people give to each other (or get for themselves!) for the winter holidays like Christmas and Hanukah. If a puppy wasn’t part of the winter celebrations, Spring is a popular time of year for families to welcome a puppy into the home as we cheer for the leaves appearing on the trees and the crocuses and daffodils blooming.

Whether the little furry bundle of energy and love is adopted from a shelter or purchased from a reputable breeder, all puppies are adorable… and seriously supercharged with energy! Human companions are well advised to consider socializing their new family member with other humans and dogs — early. The first year of a dog’s development is a crucial period for puppies to learn how to interpret and respond to social cues from other canines as well as humans. Good experiences will encourage and reinforce positive behavior while negative or limited experience will likely result in problem behaviors that make life together more stressful for both human and canine.

This time of year, Purr’n Pooch’s Wall and Tinton Falls locations enjoy an influx of puppies looking for the right daycare experience. Some are with families that are familiar to us thanks to other pet guests. Some come to us with their human families for the first time. In either case, we are delighted to greet each and every potential new guest – and of course we have a special place in our hearts for the puppies.

Daycare as a great way to help socialize and exercise your puppy – if the facility you’re working with has the right experience and a philosophy of care that creates the best camp experience for the dogs they care for. At Purr’n Pooch, we’re fortunate to have a staff members like Connor Kelly, a specialist in canine temperament at Purr’n Pooch.

Connor Kelly joined Purr’n Pooch two and a half years ago. Connor’s primary role is conducting the intake and evaluation assessment for first time clients. This includes documenting all the necessary background to make sure we are able to provide superior care and service as well as a thorough evaluation of the dog’s personality and developmental stage. It’s an intensive process, but necessary for each pet to be placed in the best group for them —– one that complements their personality and engages them in a positive, constructive manner.

“Dogs are happiest when they have opportunities to successfully socialize with other dogs,” Connor says. “And the key here is ‘successfully’. I work with each and every new daycare guest to make sure we are setting them up for success. This may mean I try them out first with one, even tempered dog to see how they interact and then slowly introduce them to larger and larger groups that seem to be a good fit. This can take several visits – but it’s worth it to make sure the dog is actually having the best experience.”

Connor actually uses his dog, Speedy, to help determine a new dog’s temperament and comfort level with other dogs. “Speedy’s an English bulldog with a pretty laid back personality – a great dog for a new camper to meet and interact with. Especially puppies. He’s great with puppies. They chew on him, and he just sits there like nothing’s going on.”

Assessing new dogs and introducing them to their play groups takes time and requires an intense focus on each and every dog, but Connor wouldn’t trade his job for any other. “Last summer alone, I must have done over 500 intakes in the Wall location,” says Connor. “It’s one of the most rewarding feelings to watch a dog you helped integrate having the time of their life playing and bonding with their group.”

Connor says that the socialization process at day care is especially important for puppies. “Puppies don’t usually have a great grasp on social skills,” he says. “They are prone to making a lot of mistakes with how they approach older dogs. They don’t have tons of experience interpreting body language and other cues that help them moderate their behavior which means it’s easy for them to get into trouble if they aren’t properly introduced to their play group. A great daycare experience can make the socialization process lot easier and a not-so-great experience can mean they’re going to start imitating the worst behavior in other dogs.”

The Palazzo family, which includes Dick, Mary, Koren and Betsy, owns and operates Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts. Opening there doors over 45 years ago, Dick has established a reputation of being one of the foremost behaviorists and trainers in the pet industry. His experience and education has led to training and assessing thousands of pups each year. Dick has always taught the importance of a thorough, conscientious, initial evaluation – especially for puppies.

“Connor is doing a tremendous job of understanding our guests that come through our doors. When puppies come to visit us, we allow each pup to demonstrate his own behavior. We then take notes on their communication skills, energy level, and their personality when presented with different situations and changes in their environment. I want to see what his comfort zone is with other dogs and humans. When my staff and I feel we have a good understanding of a pup, then  – and only then – do we move forward with integrating that pup into the day camp community at a pace the pup is most comfortable with.”

Interested to know more about Purr’n Pooch’s daycare program for puppies (and older!)? Call today: Tinton Falls Location – 732.842-4949, or the Wall Location – 732.528.8100.

 

 

Fall in Love with Purr’n Pooch this February

SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS

Each month we plan new and exciting events to socialize and entertain visiting pets. February is an especially fun time! At our annual Puppy Bowl dogs of all ages play on our playgrounds in a game of ball. Pups wear their favorite team jerseys and have a blast. We also look forward to honoring our heroes in animal welfare and rescue at the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals breakfast. It’s a heartfelt morning where Foundation supporters and grantees come together to celebrate one another’s important work and friendship. And so much more! See below.

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).

View the full menu of rates and services. >

EVENTS

ANNUAL PUPPY BOWL
Friday, February 3
Tinton Falls & Wall
Is your pup ready for some football? Join us for our Annual Puppy Bowl, a day of supervised games of catch with friends in our training halls. Fun for all ages and dress in your favorite team’s jersey.

HONORING HEROES IN ANIMAL WELFARE
PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS ANNUAL GRANTEE BREAKFAST
Thursday, February 9 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Tinton Falls Training Hall
We also look forward to honoring our heroes in animal welfare and rescue at the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals breakfast. It’s a heartfelt morning where Foundation supporters and grantees come together to celebrate one another’s important work and friendship. Grants will also be presented to charities All Critters Rescue, American Rescue Dog Corporation, Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, Animal Care Sanctuary, Arabian Rescue Mission, Cat Assistance Network, Central Ohio Sheltie Rescue, Greyhound Friends of New Jersey, MEOW Inc, MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue, New Life Boxer Rescue, Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, and Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary To the Rescue.

WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW
February 13 -14
Photos from Wall and Tinton Falls will be posted on Facebook as we learn about the breeds showing at the Westminster Dog Show. The small and the tall, we’ll talk about them all as we introduce you to our friends in doggie daycare and learn about their breed types and personalities. Mixed breeds included!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
SWEETHEART BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, February 14
Tinton Falls & Wall
Photos from Wall and Tinton Falls will be posted on Facebook of our adorable pups and kitties in their best hearts and kisses wear as they celebrate the birthdays of their friends born in February. Kisses and cuddles on the playground will be caught on camera all day long!

HAPPY MARDI GRAS PARTIES!
Tuesday, February 28
Tinton Falls & Wall
Pups in boarding and daycare will enjoy treats and games on the playground. Our theme is Mardi Gras. Dogs will bob for bones and dress in feathers, boas, masks and the colors of the popular Mardi Gras celebrations right here on the Jersey Shore! Photos will be posted on our Facebook page.

PAINT AND SIP TO BENEFIT THE PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS
Thursday, March 30 ~ 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tinton Falls Training Hall
Paint Your Pet on Glass
$45 per painter ~ BYOB
Get more information and register >

PROMOTIONS

SPA SPECIAL: STRAWBERRIES & CREAM
Moisturize your pet’s fur and skin with shampoo enriched with milk proteins for healthier skin and coats. Package includes shampoo, vanilla spritz, paw pad cream and teeth brushing. Cost is $25, plus price of grooming or bath. Call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) to make an appointment.

 

 

ENTER THE LOVE YOUR PET DAY PHOTO CONTEST
Monday, February 20
Enter your pics using #PNPLoveYourPet by 10 p.m., February 20 on Facebook and Instagram. The photo with the most likes wins one free night luxury boarding.

 

 

CELEBRATE WALKING THE DOG DAY AND HELP AN ANIMAL IN NEED
Wednesday, February 22
Support the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals by using the Walk a Dog app. Walk for a Dog is a simple, year-round fundraising app! It promotes healthy interaction between dogs and their owners, and raises money every day to support the mission of your animal shelter or rescue. It also gives people a reason to think about their local animal organization every time they take their dogs for a walk. Download the app, choose Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals, and start walking. Your steps will save lives. Lean more >

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DOG BISCUIT DAY
Thursday, February 23
20% off all cookies

 

 

CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY AND HELP AN ANIMAL IN NEED
Buy wine through Benefit Wines and support the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals. A portion of your purchase will support the Foundation. Learn more >

 

 

POSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

February ~ National Cat Health Month
February ~ Pet Dental Health Month
February ~ Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
February ~ Dog Training Education Month
February 28 ~ World Spay Day

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).

View the full menu of rates and services. >