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

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).

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).

View the full menu of rates and services. >

 

 

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. >

 

A New Fun-Filled Year with Friends at Purr’n Pooch!

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SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

This January we celebrate the start of a New Year with many exciting events and promotions for Purr’n Pooch’s friends, new and old. Lots of fun in the works to keep our guests entertained and happy! January is also Walk Your Pet Month so get out and enjoy the fresh air and time with your special friend. Happy New Year’s from all of us and please note that on January 1st our office will be closed yet we are staffed and supervising all guests staying with us

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

pnp-cc-january-birthdayJANUARY BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, January 10 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday,  January 11 ~ Wall
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Pups in boarding and daycare will enjoy an ugly sweater contest, treats and games on our playgrounds as they celebrate the birthdays of their friends born in January.

pnp-cc-january-dress-pet-1DRESS UP YOUR PET DAY
Saturday, January 14
It’s National Dress Up Your Pet Day and at Purr’n Pooch we invite visiting pets in daycare and boarding to dress in their best doggie digs. To celebrate National Dress up Your Pet Day, sweaters will be 20% off on the 13, 14and 15 in both Wall and Tinton Falls retail locations.

pnp-cc-january-puppy-bowlANNUAL PUPPY BOWL
Friday, February 3
Register for this year’s Puppy Bowl! All puppies are welcome to register for daycare to play games with other puppy friends.  It’s always a fun day with tons of adorable pictures shared on our Facebook page.

 

 

pnp-cc-january-pet-drivePET FOOD AND SUPPLIES HOLIDAY DRIVE
Thank you for your generosity during our holiday drive for animal charities across the region. We collected hundreds of items and supported many organizations saving lives in our communities including Lunch Break, Associated Humane Society Tinton Falls, Monmouth County SPCA, Wag On Inn and To The Rescue.

 

PROMOTIONS

pnp-cc-january-spaSPA SPECIAL: VANILLA SNOWFLAKE
Indulge your pet in a luxurious Vanilla Cookie Shampoo with a vanilla bean spritz and teeth brushing.  $25 plus cost of bath and grooming. Call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) to make an appointment.

 

 

pnp-cc-january-sweatersRETAIL SPECIAL: SWEATER DISCOUNT
To celebrate National Dress up Your Pet Day, sweaters will be 20% off on the 13, 14 and 15 in both Wall and Tinton Falls retail locations.

 

 

pnp-cc-january-paw-creamPAW PAD CREAM
This winter be sure to pick up our Paw Pad Cream, a gentle lotion is designed to help heal and protect sore, dry, and cracked paws. Made with all natural ingredients: olive oil, almond oil, rosemary and lavender.

 

 

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

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January ~ National Walk Your Pet Month
January 14 ~ National Dress Up Your Pet Day
January 24 ~ Adopt and Change a Pet’s Life Day
January 29 ~  National Seeing Eye 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).

View the full menu of rates and services. >

 

Purr’n Pooch Pet Resort’s Top Holiday Gifts and Jersey Shore Activities for Pets!

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It’s no surprise that we’re head-over-heels about our pet family at Purr’n Pooch. We love to include them in everything, and the entire holiday season — Christmas and Hanukah included — is a time for special fun and merry-making! Watching them dance with excitement when they open gifts is as much of a thrill for us as it is for them.

From handmade shark cat beds to doggie sweaters sporting the Batman symbol, there are literally hundreds of ideas for what you can put under the tree or near the menorah for your beloved dog and cat. (Check out Pinterest if you have a spare 15 hours or so!) This year, we’ve asked some of our staff to share their favorite holiday treats and traditions. From the tried-and-true to the one-of-a-kind, just like with our human loved ones, it’s the joy of being loved and included that makes a gift, well…perfect!

 

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Helen is the manager at Purr’n Pooch’s Wall location. All year long, but especially during the holidays, her 12-year old golden retriever, Brody (pictured with Helen’s husband Bryan), and her love to go for walks together through the Asbury Park Convention Hall and boardwalk. On holiday weekends this time of year the hall is lavishly decorated…and heated! Pop up vendors are set up throughout the iconic shore hall. There’s music, and the wonderful smells of hot chocolate and other holiday fare surround you, delighting and distracting both you and your canine companion during the walk. There’s even a giant Christmas tree!

Helen loves to shop for Brody and does a lot of shopping close to work–in her building, in fact, “At Purr’n Pooch, we have a large assortment of all natural treats that are healthy and delicious. Of course, every holiday has a seasonal theme and right now I can buy Christmas wreaths, snowmen, reindeers and gingerbread men, to name a few. I also like to buy puzzle toys for my friends’ pets. They keep your pup busy and challenged.”

 

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Jess has been a member of the Tinton Falls team at Purr’n Pooch for six and a half-years. Her four and a half-year old beagle mix, Eros, and her are best buds so she wouldn’t let a holiday go by without making sure some of his favorite gifts are under the tree!  “Eros LOVES tennis balls.  Around the holidays, we love driving around looking at the Christmas lights. Some of our favorite neighborhoods are right here on the Jersey Shore in Asbury Park and Belmar, two especially pet-friendly communities.”

 

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Jamie’s been with Purr’n Pooch for two years as a member of the Tinton Falls team, and is the swim director for both locations. Her nine-year old hound mix, Bucky, is a foodie and loves opening up his stocking — stuffed with treats — on Christmas morning. This year, though, Bucky is also getting a new coat! He’ll look oh-so-dapper walking around his favorite neighborhood, Tackanassee Lake in West End, Long Branch!

 

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Tammy is tireless. For the past two years she’s been with Purr’n Pooch, she’s kept busy covering all departments in the Tinton Falls resort location. She’s busy at home, too, with two gorgeous Maine Coon mix bonded sisters, Lilly – six and a half-years and Fanny, who’s four years old. No surprise, Lilly and Fanny both love to ‘help’ Tammy decorate the Christmas tree. In honor of their tree-loving natures, this year they’re getting a brand new cat tree of their very own from Santa and a container of cat grass! Her girls don’t get out much, but they’re fantastic hosts and always love greeting guests at the many parties Tammy has at the house.

 

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Kerri’s another Tinton Falls staffer whose six year tenure at Purr’n Pooch has seen her working in all departments. When she’s not loving up your dog or one of the other pets entrusted into her care, she’s giving belly rubs to Gavin, her four and a half-year old mastiff/visla mix. During the winter holiday season, Gavin likes nothing better than a nice, powdery snowfall that he can run and roll in with Kerri. After exhausting himself in the cold, he likes to snuggle up with his favorite human and watch TV!

For Christmas this year, Kerri bought Gavin a huge bone…nearly as big as he is! “That should give him a few weeks worth of satisfaction,” she laughs. “The best gift I ever got, Gavin, though, was his Tempurpedic bed.” Gavin’s not much of a man-about-town, but instead prefers to stay at home and sleep in. Who wouldn’t when you have a super-comfy Tempurpedic bed?

All year long, and especially during the holiday season, Purr’n Pooch is grateful to have such a super team of professional, warm and fun-loving women and men who staff our locations and deliver the best services to the pets we care for. Many of our more than 75 staff members have been with us for at least four years, and there is a core group that have worked together at Purr’n Pooch for more than 25 years. They love the animals we serve and the home-like environment we’ve purposefully fostered since the doors opened in 1969. It makes for a warm, easygoing atmosphere when you have a team with experience who love what they do as well as the people they work with.

If you still have some dogs and cats on your holiday shopping list and are having a hard time coming up with ideas, please feel free to talk with one of our staff members. They LOVE to help you shop and spend money on cool treats and toys for your pets!

Both our Tinton Falls and our Wall locations have pet boutiques that carry a wide selection of toys, treats, clothes and other items that will delight and entertain your dog and/or cat, and this time of year there are lots of choices that celebrate the holiday spirit! The boutiques are open during regular business hours for both locations.

Happy shopping, and a very merry to you and your entire family from all of us at Purr’n Pooch.

 

November is a Time to Give Thanks for People and Pets

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SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

Purr’n Pooch gives thanks for our friends this November with retail specials and more! All month long our guests enjoy playtime with friends, a spa special and holiday time with our loving,around-the-clock staff. Be sure to make your reservations for holiday boarding as space books quickly.

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).

EVENTS

pnp-cc-november-birthdayNOVEMBER BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, November 15 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, November 16 ~ 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 November.

pnp-cc-november-photo-contestHOLIDAY PHOTO CONTEST
Enter our Annual Holiday Photo contest by submitting photos by November 30 to info@purrnpooch.com. The winning pet receives one night stay and a day of play. The photo will also be the cover image for Purr’n Pooch’s holiday card.

 

 

pnp-cc-november-pnpfa-logoANIMAL CHARITIES INVITED TO APPLY FOR FUNDING  
Deadline for 2017 Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals’ Grant Applications is December 31. Visit PurrnPoochFoundation.org for more information.

WAYS TO LEND A PAW

 

pnp-cc-november-pet-drivePET FOOD AND SUPPLIES HOLIDAY DRIVE  
Tuesday, November 1 – Sunday, December 18
Join us as we collect pet supplies and food at both Purr’n Pooch Pet Resort locations. Drop off at reception.

 

 

pnp-cc-november-wineHOSTESS GIFTS: WINE AND CANDLES THAT HELP ANIMALS
Support animals in need through the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals. Shop at Benefit Wines and Charity Wicks. A portion of your purchase will support the grantees helped by the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals.

 

 

pnp-cc-november-lynch-creek‘TIS THE SEASON’S WREATHS, TREES AND MORE
Now you can support Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals this holiday season all while staying green. Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals is proud to partner with Lynch Creek Farm to offer handcrafted wreaths, centerpieces and swags using fresh evergreens from the Great Northwest. Buy your holiday decorations and gifts direct from their farm and you’ll be glad you did, all while supporting the Foundation.
Shop now >

PROMOTIONS

pnp-cc-november-spaSPA SPECIAL: HONEY ALMOND
Indulge your pet in a luxurious honey almond shampoo, mud conditioning treatment, toasted almond cologne and teeth brushing. $25 plus cost of bath and grooming. Call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall).

RETAIL SPECIALS

pnp-cc-november-gift-cardHOLIDAY GIFT CARDS  
Available for purchase – the perfect stocking stuffers!

 

 

 

pnp-cc-november-black-fridayBLACK FRIDAY PROMOTION
Friday, November 25
20% off all loose cookies at the cookie bar

 

 

pnp-cc-november-small-business-saturdaySMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY PROMOTION
Saturday, November 26
50% off all Purr’n Pooch Branded Merchandise

 

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

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November ~ Adopt a Senior Pet Month
November ~ National Senior Pet Month
November ~ Pet Cancer Awareness Month
November ~ Pet Diabetes Month
November 6-12 ~ National Animal Shelter & Rescue Appreciation Week
November 24 ~ Happy Thanksgiving! Office is closed, 24-hour care of all our boarding 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).

View the full menu of rates and services. >

 

 

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

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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

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SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

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.

EVENTS

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 info@purrnpooch.com. 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.

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FIRST AID CLASS
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 info@purrnpooch.com to register.

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BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
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.

PROMOTIONS

pnp-cc-october-wag-on-innWAG ON INN FUNDRAISER & PET COSTUME CONTEST
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.

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

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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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September Brings Pups to the Purr’n Pooch Playground

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SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

September may have the kids heading back to school, but at Purr’n Pooch our friends are back to the playground. Our daycare and boarding dogs love to learn, play and socialize with friends all over the dozens of supervised playgrounds and water parks we have designed specifically for their enjoyment. From games of chase with dogs that share their personality and temperament to down time hanging with our staff, we help you to keep your dog’s mind stimulated all day long.

September is also Happy Healthy Cat Month and one of the biggest myths about cats is that they can be left for long periods of time without socialization. At Purr’n Pooch, we have created a custom cattery to meet our feline friends’ social needs with rock walls and shelves for playing and lots of TLC from staff who visit them throughout the day and night.

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.

EVENTS

pnp-cc-september-birthdaySEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, September 13 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, September 14 ~ 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 September. Photos will be posted on our Facebook page.

pnp-cc-september-gala7TH ANNUAL PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION SUMMER GALA
Thank you to everyone who joined us August 17 at the The Channel Club in Monmouth Beach for this special evening, which raised $80,000 for animal charity.
Read about the evening and view photos >

PROMOTIONS

pnp-cc-september-spaSPA SPECIAL: ARGAN OIL
Indulge your dog in an Argan shampoo with fresh apple and lily botanical splash, and teeth brushing. Great for a renewing a luxurious coat after a summer of fun in the sun and water. Good for all breeds. $18 plus price of grooming or bath.

 

 

pnp-cc-september-refer-friendREFER A FRIEND
Refer a friend a get a $5 coupon towards your next visit (excludes retail).

 

 

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

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September ~ Happy Healthy Cat Month
September ~ Senior Pet Month
September ~ National Disaster Preparedness Month
Sunday, September 4 ~ National Wildlife Day
Monday, September 5 ~ Labor Day
Thursday, September 8 ~ Iguana Awareness Day
Sunday, September 11 ~ National Pet Memorial Day
Tuesday, September 13 ~ National Hug Your Hound Day
Friday, September 23 ~ Dogs in Politics 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. >