Summer Fun Continues at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts

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Summer is going by so quickly, but there is still enough time for your pet to come, stay, and play with their friends in our spacious turfed backyards and fresh water pools. Remember while you are beachside your pet can be poolside at Purr’n Pooch.

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

AGILITY FOR FUN TRAINING CAMP FOR KIDS  
Wondering if your dog would like agility? Looking for something fun and different for your kids to do this summer? Agility for Fun Kids Camp will teach the fundamentals of agility to your children and pet. Camp will be held August 7 through August 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The camp is for children between the ages of 7 and 14 and the cost is $150 plus tax. Parent or guardian must remain with student during the camp. Please email info@purrnpooch.com or call 732-842-4949 for more information.

AUGUST BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, August 15 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, August 16 ~ Wall  
Join us for games on the playground and in our fresh water pools as we celebrate our daycare friends born in August. Photos will be posted to Facebook the following day.

 

8TH ANNUAL PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS SUMMER GALA
Wednesday, August 16, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Channel Club ~ 1 Channel Drive ~ Monmouth Beach, NJ
Music by the Billy Walton Band
Raw Bar by The Lusty Lobster
Dinner ~ Dancing ~ Raffles ~ Games
Tickets ~ $175 per person
Purchase tickets now >

SEPTEMBER BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO TRAINING
Our Certified Pet and Dog Trainers (CPDT) specialize in household manners, everyday commands and prepare your dog to obey instructions at home, in public and around other dogs. Our 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! Our classes run for six or seven weeks in our Tinton Falls Resort.  Call 732-842-4949 or email info@purrnpooch.com for more information.

Sunday, September 10 ~ 2 p.m.  
MIND YOUR MANNERS
(No class on September 17)

Sunday, September 10 ~ 3:15 p.m.  
AGILITY FOR FUN
(no class on September 17)

Sunday, September 10 ~ 4:30 p.m.
PUPPY BASIC    
(No class on September 17th)

Monday, September 11 ~ 6 p.m.
MIND YOUR MANNERS

Tuesday, September 12 ~ 6 p.m.
AGILITY FOR FUN

Thursday, September 14 ~ 6 p.m.  
CANINE GOOD CITIZENSHIP PREP CLASS

 

PROMOTIONS

SPA SPECIAL: BARK FOR BLUEBERRIES
A brighter coat and relaxing spa bath are just what your pet needs this summer. Our spa package includes blueberry shampoo, blueberry conditioner, blueberry facial, teeth brushing, and long lasting blueberry cologne. Cost is $25 plus cost of bath or grooming.

 

 

RESORT SPOTLIGHT: RELAXATION MASSAGE
Looking to treat your best friend to something special? Massages can decrease stress and anxiety, ease muscle tension and soreness, increase circulation, and contribute to healthy coat and skin. Massages can be added to any daycare or boarding stay for $30.

 

INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE WEEK
International Assistance Week was created to recognize all the hard working dogs who assist their owners in their daily lives. These pets allow their companions to live fuller lives and help their owners with medical, mental, and physical problems. In honor of International Assistance Week (August 6 to 12) Purr’n Pooch will give 15% off all baths for certified service dogs.

 

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

Tuesday, August 1 ~ Universal Birthday for All Shelter Dogs
Tuesday, August 8 ~ International Cat Day
Tuesday, August 15 ~ National Check the Chip Day
Thursday, August 17 ~ National Black Cat Appreciation Day
Saturday, August 19 ~ International Homeless Animals Day
Tuesday, August 22 ~ National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
Saturday, August 26 ~ Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
Wednesday, August 30 ~ National Holistic Pet 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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Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer at Purr’n Pooch

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Summer is in full swing and hopefully the weather will be gorgeous for all our furry guests.  Our fresh water pools are opened and ready for business.  Please remember that the summer is a busy time of year, so make your pet’s reservation in advance.

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

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY
Tuesday, July 4
Our office hours will be 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All boarding guests still supervised 24 hours, 365 days a year.

 

 

JULY BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, June 11 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, June 12 ~ Wall
Join us for games on the playground and in our fresh water pools as we celebrate our daycare friends born in July. Photos will be posted to Facebook the following day.

 

AGILITY FOR FUN TRAINING CAMP FOR KIDS  
Wondering if your dog would like agility? Looking for something fun and different for your kids to do this summer? Agility for Fun Kids Camp will teach the fundamentals of agility to your children and pet. Camp will be held July 17 through July 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The camp is for children between the ages of 7 and 14 and the cost is $150 plus tax. Parent or guardian must remain with student during the camp. Please email info@purrnpooch.com or call 732-842-4949 for more information.

8TH ANNUAL PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS SUMMER GALA
Wednesday, August 16, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Channel Club ~ 1 Channel Drive ~ Monmouth Beach, NJ
Music by the Billy Walton Band
Raw Bar by The Lusty Lobster
Open Bar ~ Dinner ~ Dancing ~ Raffles ~ Games
Tickets ~ $150 per person until June 15
($175 after August 1 and at the door)
Purchase tickets now >

PROMOTIONS

FACEBOOK SUMMER PHOTO CONTEST
In honor of All American Pet Photo Day we are having a photo contest on Facebook. Submit your pet’s summer fun photos to info@purrnpooch.com between Monday, July 10 and Friday, July 14. We will create an album of all entries and post it on Monday, July 17. The pet with the most likes as of Monday, July 24 at 9 a.m. will win a two night complimentary stay in our luxury guest room including playtime.

SPA SPECIAL: BARK FOR BLUEBERRIES
A brighter coat and relaxing spa bath are just what your pet needs this summer. Our spa package includes blueberry shampoo, blueberry conditioner, blueberry facial, teeth brushing, and long lasting blueberry cologne. Cost is $25 plus cost of bath or grooming.

 

 

RESORT SPOTLIGHT: YUMMY ORGANIC FROZEN YOGURT DESSERT
After a day of play, guests can enjoy a healthy, organic frozen yogurt sandwich homemade by Jodes Happy Tails. Cost is $5 per treat.

 

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

July ~ Lost Pet Prevention Month
July 11 ~ All American Pet Photo Day
July 15 ~ National Pet Fire Safety Day (Sticker Giveaway)
July 31 ~ National Mutt 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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Summer Fun Begins at Purr’n Pooch

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Summer is finally here and our pools are open! Our daycare and boarding dogs will be enjoying their time outdoors with their friends in our shaded playgrounds and fresh water pools. Check out all the events and promotions that are happening this 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).

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EVENTS

JUNE BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, June 13 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, June 14 ~ Wall
Join us for games and treats on the Purr’n Pooch playground as we celebrate our daycare friends born in the month of June.

 

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY
Sunday, June 18
Starting on Thursday, June 15 fathers will receive a special gift when dropping off or picking up their pets.

 

 

TRAINING CLASSES
Group classes are a great way to bond with your pet while teaching them manners.
Agility 4 Fun: Tuesday, June 20 (6 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
Puppy Class: Thursday, June 22 (6 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
Mind Your Manners (Basic I): Monday, June 26 (6 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
Email info@purrnpooch.com for more information.

PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS
SUMMER GALA
Wednesday, August 16, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Channel Club
1 Channel Drive ~ Monmouth Beach , NJ 07750
Music by the Billy Walton Band
Raw Bar by The Lusty Lobster
Dinner ~ Dancing ~ Raffles ~ Games
Tickets ~ $125 per person until June 15
($150 after June 15 ~ $175 after August 1 and at the door)
Purchase tickets now >

PROMOTIONS

SPA SPECIAL: TROPICAL ESCAPE   
Indulge your pet in a relaxing moisturizing coconut lime verbena shampoo, kiwi coconut conditioner, tropical spritz, and teeth brushing. $18 when added to a grooming or bath visit. Call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) to make an appointment.

 

 

RESORT SPOTLIGHT: PLAY’N GAMES
Give your pet an added bonus to any boarding or daycare visit.  Dogs will try their paws at agility, puzzle games, or scent work. Cost of this fun service is an additional $35.
Visit our YouTube page for past videos >

 

 

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

June ~ Adopt a Cat Month
June ~ National Pet Preparedness Month
June 4 ~ Hug Your Cat Day
June 9 ~ Pet Memorial Day
June 18 ~ Father’s Day
June 20 ~ National Dog Party Day
June 21 ~ First Day of Summer

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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April Showers Bring May Flowers and Fun at Purr’n Pooch

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May is National Pet Month and at Purr’n Pooch we have tons of fun in store for your best friend. Our outdoor pools are open and we have a host of spa and resort parties and promotions celebrating the arrival of warmer weather. It’s also wedding season and our pet care team is attending ceremonies and receptions across the region. It’s a month blooming with fun of all kinds for people and pets.

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

CELEBRATING CINCO DE MAYO
Friday, May 5 ~ 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Parties in Tinton Falls and Wall.

 

 

MAY BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, May 16 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, May 17 ~ Wall
Join us for games and treats on the Purr’n Pooch playground as we celebrate our daycare friends born in the month of May.

 

 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
Starting May 11 all visiting pets will get a gift to bring home to their moms in honor of Mother’s Day.

 

 

 

HONORING MEMORIAL DAY
Monday, May 29
Office Hours ~ 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
24-hour supervised care for visiting pets.

PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS EVENTS

SHOP TO DONATE AT ALEX AND ANI
Wednesday, May 3 ~ 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
12 Broad Street, Red Bank
We invite you to join us for an Alex and Ani Charmed by Charity Event. 15% of all sales will go directly to the Purr’n Pooch Foundation. Enjoy Lite Bites and (+) Energy Punch. RSVP to savelives@purrnpoochfoundation.org.

KICK’N IT FOR ANIMALS
Saturday, May 20
CKO Kickboxing
Two Locations:
745 Route 24, Suite 1, Matawan, NJ 07747 ~ 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
315 Route 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724 ~ 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m
Learn more >

SUMMER GALA
Wednesday, August 16, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Channel Club
1 Channel Drive ~ Monmouth Beach , NJ 07750
Raw Bar by The Lusty Lobster
Music ~ Dinner ~ Dancing ~ Raffles ~ Games
Tickets ~ $125 per person until June 15_
($150 after June 15 ~ $175 after August 1 and at the door)
Purchase tickets now >

PROMOTIONS

SPA SPECIAL: RELAXING LAVENDER
Indulge your pet in a relaxing lavender shampoo, paw and leg massage, teeth brushing, and lavender cologne. Shampoo, deep cleans and soothes the skin without stripping natural oils. Price is $25 plus price of bath or grooming. Call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) to make an appointment.

 

RESORT SPOTLIGHT: INTRO TO SWIM
Purr’n Pooch’s aquatic exercise sessions are located in our indoor spa pool in Wall Township. Our experienced pet care technicians will care and comfort your dog with ease and patience. Swimming, games, and other exercise routines are part of the fun as your friend learns to move and play gently in our warm, spa waters. All pets are sized and supplied with a canine life preserver. The pool setting is calm and quiet -ideal for relaxation and rejuvenation. All sessions are private and done by appointment. They can be held individually or combined with boarding, daycare, grooming or other amenities. Pricing starts at $65. Call 732.528.8100 (Wall) for more information or to schedule and appointment.
Learn more >

WEDDING DAY PET CARE
Include your best friend on your wedding day for a walk down the aisle, pictures and more. We will handle, transport, groom and board your pup for the special occasion.
Learn more >

POSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

May ~ National Pet Month
May ~ Pet Cancer Awareness Month
May ~ Chip Your Pet Month
May 3 ~ National Specially-Abled Pets Day
May 5 ~ Cinco de Mayo (Parties in both resorts)
May 7-13 ~ Be Kind to Animals Week
May 14 ~ Happy Mother’s Day
May 20 ~ Endangered Species Day
May 29 ~ Memorial Day (Office Hours 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

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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From Racer to Couch Potato: The Retired Greyhound Will Win Your Heart

Have you ever loved a Greyhound? There is so much to admire about this incredible breed of dog. Greyhounds are calm, quiet, peaceful, loving and affectionate. They give unconditional love, which you really feel when they climb up onto the couch with you and drop their head into your lap. Nicknamed the 40-mph-couch potato, they’re the fastest of dog breeds, yet they love to lounge.

Greyhounds are racing dogs, and also participate in other dog sports, including lure coursing, conformation, obedience, and agility. But while they may be bred to race, they’re born for much more. Most of all, they just love to play, sleep, cuddle and be loved.

Yes, they are large (weighing 60 – 88 lbs.) but they have a slender build and move lightly and gracefully. Despite their size, they’re very space-efficient – actually one of the best breeds for apartment living.

If you’re longing to bring a Greyhound into your life, now is the perfect time because April is Greyhound Adoption Month. We suggest you check out Greyhound Friends of NJ, a wonderful organization located in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Greyhound Friends of NJ (GFNJ) is a non-profit organization dedicated to placing retired racing greyhounds into responsible, loving homes. These Greyhounds come from the racetracks in Florida, as their being retired simply because they’re not winning races anymore. Though Greyhound racing has been in decline for decades, Florida is one of the last places where it’s still hanging on. Only 19 dog tracks remain in the U.S., and twelve of them are in Florida. Most of the dogs that come to the GFNJ are 2 – 4 years of age.

Linda Lyman, President of Greyhound Friends of NJ, is quite fond of Greyhounds, and has welcomed many into her own family throughout her life.

“I find that Greyhounds are generally very gentle dogs and adapt well to home life,” says Linda. “They are quite different from shelter dogs, as they’ve never had to fend for themselves. They’re very trusting of human beings. Trust establishes very easily with a greyhound.”

Linda has noticed that Greyhounds have no issues making themselves right at home. “People who’ve adopted Greyhounds from us will tell me they walked right into the house, laid down on a pillow and acted like they’ve been there forever.”

Although most of the Greyhounds at GFNJ haven’t been around children much at the racetrack, they are very accepting of little ones and make great family pets.

While GFNJ is predominantly a greyhound adoption group, it will also help some non-greyhounds in need of rescue from high-risk situations by providing them monetary support and/or a safe haven.

Greyhound Friends of NJ has been working to place pets with families, and offer experience and support since 1986.

“We’re very proud of the support we give to our adopters,” says Linda. “We never deny taking a dog into our organization and if someone has a question, we’ll be there to answer. And we always welcome our dogs back when those who take them in can no longer care for them.”

Unfortunately, there is a misconception about these incredible dogs and part of GFNJ’s mission is to educate the public. Since Greyhounds are racers, people think they are going to be too active at home, but really they are just couch potatoes.

In celebration of Greyhound Adoption Month, GFNJ will have an Adoption Day on Sunday, April 9th, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Pineland Country Kennel in Tabernacle, NJ. The organization will be welcoming 12 new Greyhounds coming from Florida. You can meet these dogs and also foster greys all looking for their forever homes. Get pre-approved to adopt by completing an application here.

Greyhound Friends of New Jersey also holds many “Meet and Greets” throughout NJ where those interested in Greyhounds can meet them in person. You can visit the events page on the GFNJ’s website to see where they’ll be next.

Launching this month are the GFNJ podcasts. They’ll have celebrities, adopters, and staff on the show discussing Greyhounds. Tune into the show via their website.

The Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals is very proud to have been able to award this wonderful organization with grants in 2010, 2015 and 2016. To learn more about Greyhound Friends of New Jersey, visit http://www.greyhoundfriendsnj.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Has Sprung at Purr’n Pooch this April

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Spring has officially sprung even if the weather isn’t cooperating. At Purr’n Pooch we’re celebrating with lots of exciting events and promotions, rain or shine. 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).

View the full menu of rates and services. >

EVENTS

APRIL BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, April 4 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, April 5 ~ Wall
Join us for an egg hunt for treats on the Purr’n Pooch playground as we celebrate our daycare friends born in the month of April.

PET FIRST AID & CPR CLASS
Sunday, April 23 ~ 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tinton Falls Training Hall
The Pet First Aid & Pet CPR course is a certification course through the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI). Each participant will receive a student manual, basic first aid training kit, information on evacuation, poisoning, a bookmark, a quick reference card, breathing barrier device and much more. Upon successful completion of the course each student will receive a wallet size certification card and a certificate suitable for framing. Cost is $55. Partial proceeds benefit the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals. Email info@purrnpooch.com with any questions.
Get class details and register now >

SHOP TO DONATE AT ALEX AND ANI
Wednesday, May 3 ~ 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
12 Broad Street, Red Bank
We invite you to join us for an Alex and Ani Charmed by Charity Event. 15% of all sales will go directly to the Purr’n Pooch Foundation. Enjoy Lite Bites and (+) Energy Punch. RSVP to savelives@purrnpoochfoundation.org.

PROMOTIONS

SPA SPECIAL: HONEY BUNNY
Treat your friend to a honey almond shampoo, sugar scrub (for tummy, elbows, groin, inner thighs), teeth brushing and your choice of Honey Bunny or Jelly Bean cologne. Price is $25 plus price of bath or grooming. Call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) to make an appointment.

 

RESORT SPOTLIGHT: AQUATIC EXERCISE
Purr’n Pooch’s aquatic exercise sessions are located in our indoor spa pool in Wall Township. Our experienced pet care technicians will care and comfort your dog with ease and patience. Swimming, games, and other exercise routines are part of the fun as your friend learns to move and play gently in our warm, spa waters. All pets are sized and supplied with a canine life preserver. The pool setting is calm and quiet -ideal for relaxation and rejuvenation. All sessions are private and done by appointment. They can be held individually or combined with boarding, daycare, grooming or other amenities. Pricing starts at $65. Call 732.528.8100 (Wall) for more information or to schedule and appointment.

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

April ~ National Greyhound Adoption Month ~ Read our Blog!
April ~ National Heartworm Awareness Month
April ~ National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
April ~ Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
April 10 ~ Hug Your Dog Day
April 11 ~  National Pet Day
April 17-23 ~  National Pet ID Week
April 21 ~  Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
April 22 ~  Earth Day
April 29 ~  National Kids and Pets Day
April 30 ~  Adopt a Shelter Dog 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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Congratulations on Your New Puppy! What’s Next?

Layla, after a so-chic continental clip by her Purr’n Pooch groomer, Lynda.

Last month we blogged about “Puppy Love” and how the right daycare experience can be good for your puppy love’s social development. We know that many of us welcome new puppies during the holidays or in the spring and we want to encourage everyone with a new puppy to get off to the best start possible in their new life together. This includes good health and hygiene as well as good social development.

In addition to frequent and appropriate socialization experiences, good grooming, nutrition and basic commands training are all essential to a puppy’s best health and happiness. Just like human puppies!

Miki pampering Duke with a bath – prep for his total grooming experience.

Miki is a senior groomer at both the Tinton Falls and the Wall locations. She provides a range of grooming services to daycare and boarding guests from routine bathing, hair cuts and nail clipping, to more elaborate services like creative grooming (link to other blog post) and spa treatments that add a higher level of luxury to the grooming experience.

After more than 20 years grooming dogs of all breeds, there’s almost no grooming challenge she hasn’t tackled. “It’s important to start our puppies with a professional groomer as soon as puppy shots are completed,” says Miki. “Even though he/she is not ready for a haircut he/she does need to get used to being touched from nose to tail. The groomer can do simple things such as cleaning out pads and eyes to help him/her become accustomed to the clipper and scissors.”

Brushing is not only good for removing dandruff and dead hair, it also distributes healthy oils throughout the dog’s entire skin and coat. It allows the groomer to identify any issues with skin and coat early on when intervention is likely to be easier and more effective. “You can find lumps and bumps early before there is any discomfort. You can stop a flea infestation in its tracks.” says Miki.

And as many people know who have dogs with long hair, preventing matting problems is definitely worth it. A knot free pup is a happy pup. Small knots become big knots and big knots become  mats. “Grooming is a big part of our four legged babies lives, she affirms. “The cleaner they are the healthier they are. Whether you have a Lab or Old English Sheepdog, coat up keep is very important.” She continues, “Mats are very hard for a groomer to get out and the process is time consuming and the mats pull at the dog’s skin which can be very uncomfortable.”

Miki recommends that owners take the time to brush their dogs at home between grooming appointments. “At home brushing and combing is also very important,” she says. “It’s a great way to build trust between dog and human companion — it’s great bonding.”

Brushing and hair cuts are only one important aspect of good grooming. Nail and ear care are also important. Miki states, “Other benefits to frequent grooming is that the nails are maintained so it’s comfortable when the dog walks. “Ears are cleaned to help prevent infections.”

Bottom line, having a puppy is certainly a joy. We can look forward to sharing many years of unconditional love and fun with our four-legged companions, but it’s up to us to start early and help them develop into healthy, happy dogs.

Spring Into Fun at Purr’n Pooch This March

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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).

View the full menu of rates and services. >

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).

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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
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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).

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