Lucky Pets Play and Stay at Purr’n Pooch This March

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SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

Purr’n Pooch invites your lucky pets to join us to play and stay throughout the month of March.  We’re hosting Easter Egg Hunts, a Puppy Photo Contest on National Puppy Day, a Green Tea Spa Special, and so much more.

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. >

Some bunny loves your pets! Hop on over and join us for treats, games and an egg hunt on the Purr’n Pooch playground as we celebrate our daycare friends born in the month of March!

EVENTS

PNP-CC-March-BirthdaysMARCH EASTER EGG HUNT BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, March 8 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, March 9 ~ Wall  
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Some bunny loves your pets! Hop on over and join us for treats, games and an egg hunt on the Purr’n Pooch playground as we celebrate our daycare friends born in the month of March!

PNP-CC-March-St-PatricksST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTIES
Thursday, March 17 ~ Tinton Falls and Wall
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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.

 

 

PNP-CC-March-Inset-PuppyCELEBRATING NATIONAL PUPPY DAY: PHOTO CONTEST
Wednesday, March 23
Enter your pup in our Facebook and Instragram 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 #PNPPuppy 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. We’re looking for adorable puppies! Winner will receive a gift basket from PnP valued at $50.

Call to register for the above events at 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall).

PNP-CC-March-PNPFACHARITY: LEND A PAW
Throughout the year the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals hosts activities and events to raise funds for charities helping animals in need across the country. Join us and led a paw!

SAVE THE DATES
April 13 ~ Paint & Sip at Pinot Pallette in Red Bank
May 2 ~ Shop to Donate at Alex and Ani, Red Bank
August 17 ~ Summer Gala

PROMOTIONS

PNP-CC-March-SpaMARCH LUCKY DOG SPA SPECIAL
Add shine and luster to your lucky dog’s coat with our Green Tea shampoo. Package also includes spritz of cologne and teeth brushing. Cost $18, plus price of grooming or bath.

 

 

 

PNP-CC-March-Tummy-RubsSERVICE SPOTLIGHT: TUMMY RUBS
Soothe your sleepy pup with a night time belly rub and treat before bed time. Cost is $10 when added to boarding.

POSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

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March ~ Poison Prevention Awareness Month, Be Aware and Be Safe
March ~ Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month
March 13 ~ Celebrating K-9 Veterans Day
March 17 ~ St. Patrick’s Day
March 20 ~ First Day of Spring
March 27 ~ Easter: Office is closed to visitors but our visiting pets are cared for and supervised 24 hours a 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. >

Pamper Your Pet at Purr’n Pooch This February

 PNP-February-BlogSAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

Pamper your four-legged Valentine this month at Purr’n Pooch. Fall in love with our extensive menu of services and exceptional service. Indulge your pet with a relaxation massage, time swimming in our heated indoor pool, playtime and parties with friends, spa treatments, grooming and more. We also offer play equipment and rock walls for your feline friend to explore and exotics care for those of you heading out of town for your own Valentine get away. Your pet gives you unconditional love so come to Purr’n Pooch to return the sentiment.

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-February-Inset-Puppy-BowlPUPPY BOWL
Friday, February 5 ~ Tinton Falls and Wall  
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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.

 

PNP-CC-February-Inset-Mardi-GrasMARDI GRAS PARTIES
Tuesday, February 9 ~ Tinton Falls and Wall
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
On Mardi Gras our friends will celebrate right here on the Jersey Shore by bobbing for bones and dressing in feathers, boas and masks! Always a blast! Photos will be posted on our Facebook page.

PNP-CC-February-Inset-ValentineVALENTINE’S DAY PARTIES
Sunday, February 14 ~ Tinton Falls and Wall
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us! Parties will be held at Tinton Falls and Wall. Friends will gather for games, treats and Valentines cakes.
 

PNP-CC-February-Inset-BirthdaysBIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, February 16 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, February 17 ~ Wall
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Join us for treats and games on the Purr’n Pooch playground as we celebrate our friends born in the month of February! Parties on the playground or training halls.

PNP-CC-February-Inset-Love-Your-PetLOVE YOUR PET DAY
Saturday, February 20 on Instagram and Facebook
Enter your pup in our Facebook and Instragram contest running for one-day only on February 20, Love Your Pet Day! One winner will be chosen from all the entries. For Instagram, use the hashtag #LovePNP 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 February 21. We’re looking for pets with big hearts and the spirit of love! Winner will received a gift basket from PnP valued at $50.

Call to register for the above events at 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall).

CHARITY: LEND A PAW

PNP-CC-February-Inset-WooftraxWALKING THE DOG DAY: WOOFTRAX 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. Learn more at www.wooftrax.com. Download the app, choose Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals, and start walking. Your steps will save lives.

PNP-CC-February-Inset-PNPFAPURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS GRANTEES BREAKFAST
Date Pending
Animal charities selected as our 2016 grantees will be invited to attend our annual Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals Grantee Breakfast. We will celebrate the life-saving work of these heroes in rescue work with awards, financial donations and time among friends.

PROMOTIONS

PNP-CC-February-Inset-SpaSNOWBURST WHITE SPA SPECIAL
Indulge your pet in whitening shampoo with coconut conditioner and sparkle spritz spray. Cost is $18 plus price of grooming or bath. Call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) to make an appointment.

 

 

PNP-CC-February-Inset-BiscuitRETAIL: COOKIE BAR SPECIAL
25% off cookies on the cookie bar on February 23 in honor of International Dog Biscuit Day.

 

 

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

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February ~ National Cat Health Month
February ~ Pet Dental Health Month
February ~ Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
February 22 ~ Walking the Dog Day
February 23 ~ International Dog Biscuit Day
February 23 ~ World Spay Day

Purr’n Pooch Celebrates the New Year!

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SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

This January we’re celebrating National Train Your Dog Month with the launch of our winter training classes. There’s classes for all levels of learning, and be sure not to miss our Saturday Agility classes where you and your dog can have fun exercising together and learning new tricks. We also have parties and games in daycare, and a paw pad cream spa special. A new year means new and exciting happenings
at Purr’n Pooch. Visit us soon!

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-BirthdaysBIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, January 19 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, January 20 ~ Wall
7 a.m. – 7 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 January.

PNP-CC-January-Train-MonthTRAINING CLASSES
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. ~Mind Your Manners
Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. ~ Your Pet’s Got Talent
Saturdays, 10 – 11 a.m. ~ Agility
Saturdays, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ~ Mind Your Manners

No matter the breed of dog you have, you and your four legged furry friends can enjoy the fun of training together. Classes run for 6 weeks, $200, plus tax. In Agility classes drop-ins are welcome. Cost: $35 per class. Email info@purrnpooch.com to enroll.

PROMOTIONS

PNP-CC-January-Spa-PawSPA SPECIAL: PAW PAD TREATMENT
Soothe your pups paws with a free paw pad cream treatment with purchase of a hair cut. Call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) to make your pet’s grooming appointment.

POSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

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January ~ National Train Your Dog Month
January ~ Walk Your Pet Month
January 14 ~ National Dress Up Your Pet Day
January 29 ~  National Seeing Eye Dog Day

Winter Dog Grooming, Fur and Skin Care Tips from the Pros

Cold weather dog care

Winter is the time for dry and itchy skin, salt-covered sidewalks giving way to mucky snow water, and all around miserable conditions. Just like we moisturize and care for ourselves during the rough winter months, our dogs deserve the same kind of attention.

As the cold finally moves across New Jersey, here are some tips to help care for your dog’s fur from Purr’n Pooch’s pet stylist and groomer Cherise Burczya, a 15-year-veteran of the pet resort:

1. Brush. Pups’ fur need tender loving care just like our own locks. Brushing promotes a healthy coat and skin, especially in the dry winter months. Regular brushing also helps reduce matting, something common when fur gets wet with snow or rain, and can help keep fur from clumping. And as an added bonus, regular brushing helps keep fur shiny by distributing the nutrients and oils that keep fur healthy and clean. Dogs need regular brushing no matter the length of their coat. Brushing is also a great way to bond with your pup.

2. Rinse. In the snowy winter, the salt used to melt snow and ice can mix with the liquid to create a nasty mess that can tangle in pups’ fur, resulting in matted, dull, dirty fur. Make sure to rinse off dirty fur after a bathroom break with warm water to prevent matting. But don’t forget the feet! The pads of the feet can quickly become aggravated with salt, resulting in painful paws for pups. Rinsing feet with warm water or cleaning them with a washcloth can help prevent irritation. 

A great way to soothe and pamper your pet’s tired, winter paws is with our paw pad cream, which contains vitamin E and essential oils. It can be added to any spa or grooming package for $5. The cream is also available for purchase in Purr’n Pooch’s retail boutiques for $10.

3. Moisturize. A dry winter can cause even drier skin due to dry, forced air, so it’s important to keep moisturized. Purr’n Pooch offers Oxy Oatmeal Soothing Baths, which soothe dry and irritated skin. And the Strawberry Milk Bath revitalizes damaged and stressed hair that will leave pups with healthy skin and a soft coat. If your pooch’s skin is extra dry, try a therapeutic hot oil treatment, which will boost and rejuvenate the skin and pores.

4. Groom. Most people think it’s good practice to keep a dog’s coat longer in the winter to stay warm. But actually, it’s better to keep your pooch trimmed during the cold winter. Inside dogs are acclimated to the heat, and aren’t in danger of becoming too cold. By leaving the fur longer, pups are susceptible to matting and a dingy coat, because the longer the fur, the longer it takes to dry after it gets wet. Cherise recommends continuing to groom and trim your dog as normal during the winter. Many dogs come into Purr’n Pooch regularly, typically every four to six weeks for a basic trim.

Make sure to pay special attention to your dog’s fur and skin this winter. Purr’n Pooch offers a variety of pampering services that can help keep dogs (and cats) healthy and happy this chilly season.

Aquatic Exercise and Swimming Helps Dogs Build Strength, Confidence

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As humans, when we injure ourselves we are able to go to therapy to help strengthen our muscles and get back to our healthiest self. But what happens when a dog needs to heal after an injury or surgery?

At Purr’n Pooch, the answer to getting dogs back to their frolicking selves is often aquatic exercise sessions in our indoor pool located in Wall, NJ. Experienced and patient pet care technicians work with dogs, teaching them to move and play gently in the warm water. Aquatic exercise is great for dogs who need hydro sessions after an injury. The spa waters strengthen and gently condition muscles, preventing further injury and lessening pain.

Kylie Ann, a Golden Retriever, was just six years old when she ruptured her Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) and meniscus in her right knee and needed surgery. Her recovery was slow and restrictive, leading to weight and muscle mass loss and weakness. Kylie Ann was unable to play with her younger doggie brother, Casey, and became depressed.

This worried her owner, Kristin, but what also concerned her was the likelihood of the same injury happening to her other knee.

“After talking it over with her veterinarian, I decided to try Purr’n Pooch’s water sessions in order to help her physical rehabilitation after the surgery and mental well-being after being restricted and confined for weeks,” said Kristin. “I thought the general physical fitness and conditioning would help prevent the possibility of her rupturing the opposite knee in the future.”

Kylie Ann started work with Nick, aquatic director at Purr’n Pooch’s Wall location, in June 2014. Kylie had never been a big fan of the water and was fearful of new situations and new people, but she already knew and trusted Nick. Turns out, it was a perfect fit.

Kylie had early and continued success with her aquatic exercise sessions at Purr’n Pooch, which Kristin attributes to the type of personalized services offered.

“The sessions are one-on-one, ensuring individualized attention,” said Kristin. “They are conducted in an actual pool where the dog and human work together as a team in the water, allowing for a very unique and positive bonding experience.”

Kristin also attributes Kylie’s success to Nick, the pup’s beloved technician.

“Simply put, Nick is the reason Kylie Ann is healthier, happier, stronger and more confident dog today,” said Kristin. “He’s the best!

Kylie Ann was expected to have a slight limp after her surgery, but after three months of working with Nick in the pool, she not only recovered from surgery faster than expected, but she also had no evidence of a limp.

“She’s in the best condition of her life,” said Kristin. ‘Kylie Ann’s physical and emotional transformation were remarkable.”

In fact, Kylie Ann’s progress was so impressive, Kristin decided to bring her brother Casey, a one and a half mixed pup, to Purr’n Pooch’s Hydro Fun sessions. Casey, a pup rescued from a high-kill shelter, is sensitive and wary of other dogs. But with Nick’s help, Casey is benefiting from this engaging and enriching activity just like sis.

Casey started the sessions unable to swim. Now, the pup is learning to surf. Nick uses a surfboard with Casey, encouraging balance and coordination.

“Besides building confidence and being incredibly fun, the bonding, healthy exercise, reduction in stress, teaching of relaxation and increased body awareness and endurance has just been remarkably beneficial for Casey,” said Kristin. “Casey’s trusting and special relationship with Nick, coupled with his patience and compassion with Casey, has enabled my fearful little dog to relax more, increasing his self-confidence in and out of the water; simply above and beyond any of my expectations.”

Kylie Ann continues to work with Nick in the pool and build her strength and maintain a healthy weight. The objective now is to prevent another injury from happening and keeping Kylie Ann motivated and happy.

“I’m not sure there is anything that brings her as much joy and happiness as her weekly pool time with Nick,” said Kristin. “What a special bond they now share.”

Click here for a video of Nick and Kylie Ann in the pool!

Purr’n Pooch offers aquatic exercise sessions in our indoor spa pool located in Wall, NJ. Our experienced pet care instructors 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. Private sessions are available and the pool setting is calm and quiet – ideal for relaxation and rejuvenation. Click here for more information.

Oodles of Doodles in Dog Daycare

Oodles of Doodles at Purr'n Pooch Pet Resorts

What do you get when you mix a poodle with a Labrador retriever? Or an Australian Shepherd? Or a Schnauzer? Or a Wheaten Terrier? Why, oodles of doodles of course!

Doodle dogs are quickly becoming America’s favorite family pet. At Purr’n Pooch, we are seeing the number of doodle mixes staying and playing with us on the rise and their owners are head over heels with their fun loving personality and coat. Doodle dogs are hybrids, a mix between a Poodle and another dog breed, like a Lab (Labradoodle), a Schnauzer (Schnoodle), or a Wheaten Terrier (Whoodle).

“The doodle comes from a poodle, either standard or mini, and wide variety of other breeds with different coat textures,” said Jennifer Connors, an employee of Purr’n Pooch for more than 20 years. “The combination really brings out the best traits in both breeds.”

Like so many mix breed dogs, hybrids like doodles used to fill animal shelters waiting to be adopted. Now they’re all the rage, partly because of a poodle’s non-shedding and allergy-friendly hair.

Kendall Petschauer and her family sought out a doodle hybrid for their hypoallergenic benefits and found Sebastian, mix between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, or a Goldendoodle. Sebastian, named after the University of Miami mascot, is two years old and likes to keep his family on their toes.

“Sebastian is so intelligent and can easily outsmart us,” said Kendall. “He hides things in closets and drawers, which he can open with his nose. He turns it into a game.”

Kathy Smith and her family found their forever friend in a Whoodle named Woodward, or Woody for short. Her three kids picked Woody because he was cute, but the family soon discovered the health benefits of doodles.

“He doesn’t shed,” said Kathy. “It makes cleaning the house so much easier and is nice when we have guests who have allergies.”

Another benefit of doodle hybrids? Mixing dog breeds can weed out inherited genetic problems that can affect purebred pups, making mixed dogs healthier. Hybrid dogs tend to have much more moderate personalities and fit well in households with children.

“Sebastian is so playful and full of energy,” said Kathy. “He loves to jump and spin when he sees you, even if you just leave the room for one minute and come back in. It’s like it’s the first time he’s seen you in forever!”

Matt Fischer and his wife found their furry doodle in Ruby, a one-year-old Sheepadoodle. Sixty-pound Ruby is a hybrid between an Old English Sheep Dog and a Poodle, and as loyal as any guard dog.

Doodles come in all shapes and sizes, which makes them the perfect pup for any lifestyle. Purr’n Pooch sees all types of doodle dogs, including Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, Sheepdoodles, Whoodles, and even St. Bernard Doodles.

“Purr’n Pooch is a great place for doodles because they tend to have a lot of energy and are extremely smart and need the stimulation,” said Jennifer. “Doodles love daycare, agility, scent work, and puzzles.”

Sebastian was trained at Purr’n Pooch when he was just a young pup, where he learned how to sit, come, walk on a leash and socialize with other dogs. Kendall says the training was a huge reason why Sebastian is such a well-behaved pup.

“They take such good care of him when he’s there,” said Kendall. “He has so much energy that it’s almost impossible to tire him out, but at Purr’n Pooch he gets all the exercise he needs.”

Woody loves Purr’n Pooch so much that he knows exactly when he’s headed to play with his puppy friends, and will sit calmly in anticipation until he arrives.

“He’s greeted so warmly by the staff,” said Kathy. “Once he’s there he just plays and we never worry about him.”

Even young pup Ruby plays with her furry friends so much during her stays at Purr’n Pooch that she comes home exhausted and ready for bed.

“My wife and I work all day and we don’t want to keep her in a crate,” said Matt. “We know at Purr’n Pooch she’ll get the love and care she needs. Animals definitely come first there and the entire staff really cares about our pets.”

These smart, loyal and lovable pups are sure to be popular among dog lover for years. Doodles are here to stay, and Purr’n Pooch looks forward to welcoming oodles of doodles as well as all types of dogs to our pet resort family.

Join Us as Purr’n Pooch Gives Thanks for Pets

PNP-November-Blog-MainSAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

This November, join us as we give thanks for the unconditional love of our pets. At Purr’n Pooch, we’re giving back with fun-filled games, parties, promotions and a collection drive for local animal rescue organizations. It’s a busy season at the resorts, so please 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-November-BirthdayBIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, November 17 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, November 18 ~ Wall
7 a.m. – 7 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 photo receives a day of daycare and a spa bath. It will also be the cover photo for Purr’n Pooch’s holiday card.

 

 

PNP-CC-November-Santa-PhotosPICS WITH SANTA
Tuesday, December 15 ~ Tinton Falls
Thursday, December 17 ~ Wall
Our daycare friends will enjoy pictures with Santa. Photos posted on Facebook. These are popular daycare days, so please book your pet’s reservation ahead of time.

 

PNP-CC-November-Pet-DrivePURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS
SANTA PAWS COLLECTION
November 1 – December 17
Lend a paw to animals. Donate pet food, supplies, bedding and toys for local shelters and rescue organizations. Drop-off to our reception areas in Tinton Falls and Wall. Charities interested in receiving donations, please email info@purrnpooch.com

PROMOTIONS

PNP-CC-November-SpaNOVEMBER SPA SPECIAL: HONEY ALMOND
Indulge your pet in luxurious honey almond shampoo, mud conditioning treatment, teeth brushing, and toasted almond cologne. $25 plus cost of bath and grooming. Call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall).

 

 

PNP-CC-November-Gift-CardRETAIL SPECIALS
Holiday Gift cards available
November 27 ~ Black Friday Sale ~ 20% off all sweaters and harnesses
November 28 ~ Small Business Saturday ~ 50% of Purr’n Pooch branded merchandise
November 29 ~ 20% off at the cookie bar

 

PNP-CC-November-WineTHE PERFECT HOSTESS GIFT:
WINE AND CANDLES THAT HELP ANIMALS
Support animals in need through the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals. Shop at Benefitwines.com/PPFA and Charitywicks.com/PPFA and a portion of your purchase will support the grantees helped by the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals.
For more information, call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) or email info@purrnpooch.com.

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

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November ~ National Senior Pet Month
November ~ Pet Cancer Awareness Month
November ~ Pet Diabetes Month
November 1-7 ~ Animal Shelter & Rescue Appreciation Week
November 17 ~ Black Cat Day
November 26 ~ Happy Thanksgiving! Office is closed, 24-hour care of all our boarding pets

Purr’n Pooch’s Dog Groomers Provide Variety of Ways to Pamper Pets

PNP-October-Blog-Grooming-2Fall is here, time to make your pooch look like a pumpkin. And we’re not talking about dressing them up like a pumpkin. You can get your dog groomed and dyed to look like a pumpkin. Sound like a crazy idea? Maybe not. Creative, outside-the-box grooming styles are trending.

Pet owners are getting their pooches’ fur shaved into cubes and Mohawks, accessorizing them with wings and adorable bows and dyeing them all the colors of the rainbow. Some people are even requesting groomers make their furry friends look like other species. Dogs that look like tigers, cats that look like lions —the options for unique grooming patterns are seemingly endless.

Purr’n Pooch’s talented dog groomers are used to taking unique, artistic requests. And we’re happy to oblige. We can also do regular spa and grooming for both cats and dogs, including everything from teeth brushing and nail clipping, to tick baths and fur trims. We offer every service to keep your pet healthy and happy, and we understand that each animal has a different personality and needs. We also know that cats require special handling in a quiet, comfortable atmosphere.

Purr’n Pooch’s expert groomer, Erica Briden, recently competed in the Groom Expo, the world’s largest grooming show, in Hershey, PA to show off her skills. The Expo hosts dozens of educational seminars and grooming competitions.

Erica, who works at both our Tinton Falls and Wall locations, competed in two categories. During the Salon Freestyle competition, she showed off her grooming skills by giving Purr’n Pooch regular, Riley, a haircut. Riley, a Havapoo (Havanese/Poodle mix), got a much-needed groom after growing his hair out for the competition.

Erica also competed in a very special competition; the Rescue Clip In, where dogs up for adoption were brought in for special grooming by the competitors.

“My dog was very matted and needed shaved,” said Erica. “It was really rewarding to help give an in-need pup some love and care and a chance for adoption.”

After the competition, the dogs that were groomed were available for adoption by the public.

“It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun,” said Erica.

Grooming services at Purr’n Pooch include organic flea and tick bathing, deshedding and dandruff control, fur trims, toenail clipping, ear cleaning, hot oil treatments, and teeth brushing. Groomers take the time to make sure pets are comfy and relaxed during their entire grooming experience. Erica says what makes Purr’n Pooch so unique is the personalized service clients receive.

“We not only offer basic grooming packages, but we determine the best treatment for each animal,” said Erica. “Not all animals have the same skin and some need special shampoo and treatment. We can even take special requests if an owner is allergic to a product we use.”

This individualized attention makes Purr’n Pooch the place to go to pamper your pets. We also offer pet massage, which can decrease stress and anxiety, help ensure a healthy coat and skin, ease muscle tension, and increase circulation and relieve muscle spasms.

This month, our monthly spa scent is pumpkin spice. Bring your furry friend in for a gentle conditioning shampoo with aloe and sunflower oil that will leave them smelling like fall. The special also includes a spray and a teeth brushing, all for $18 plus the price of grooming or bath.

Check out all the different ways you can treat your dogs and cats like kings and queens at Purr’n Pooch with our spa and grooming services! >

Join Us for a Fun-Filled Fall!

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SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

Autumn is “pawesome” at Purr’n Pooch! This month, our guests will enjoy costume contests and parties, a pumpkin spice spa and grooming special, boarding discounts for our black cats, and so much more. Fall is fabulous and we can’t wait to have your pet visit. 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-October-Inset-BirthdayBIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, October  13 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, October  14 ~ Wall
7 a.m. – 7 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-Inset-Costume-ContestHALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY
Tinton Falls & Wall Locations
Tuesday, October 27
7 a.m. – 3 p.m
Tinton Falls and Wall Locations
Our guests have a howling good time at our annual Halloween party! They 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-Inset-Photo-ContestHALLOWEEN 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 free spa bath.

PROMOTIONS

PNP-CC-October-Inset-SpaOCTOBER SPA SPECIAL: PUMPKIN SPICE
Our Pumpkin Spice Conditioning Shampoo gently cuts through dirt without stripping natural oils. It also infuses your pet’s coat with aloe and sunflower oil. Pumpkin Spice cologne spray and teeth brushing included. $18 plus price of grooming or bath.

 

 

PNP-CC-October-Inset-Coconut-OilPRODUCT HIGHLIGHT: COCONUT OIL
According to Dr. Bruce Fife, certified nutritionist and naturopathic doctor, coconut oil gently elevates the metabolism, provides a higher level of energy and vitality, protects your pet from illness, and speeds healing. As a bonus, coconut oil improves any dog’s skin and coat, improves digestion, and reduces allergic reactions. Purchase the Procare Series Coconut Oil at our retail boutiques in Wall or Tinton Falls. Cost is $22; 14oz jar.

PNP-CC-October-Inset-Black-CatRESORT PROMOTION: BLACK CAT FRIDAYS
Book your black cat’s visit in the month of October and receive 20% off boarding on Fridays.

 

 

 

PNP-CC-October-Inset-WinesENJOY WINE AND CANDLES TO HELP ANIMALS
Support animals in need through the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals. Shop at Benefitwines.com/PPFA and Charitywicks.com/PPFA and a portion of your purchase will support the grantees helped by the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals.

For more information, call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) or email info@purrnpooch.com.

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

PNP-CC-October-Dates

October ~ Adopt a Dog Month
October ~ Pit Bull Awareness Month
October ~ National Pet Wellness Month
October 1-7 ~ Walk Your Dog Week
October 4 ~ World Animal Day
October 11 ~ Join the Monmouth County SPCA for the Blessing of the Animals
October 16 ~ Recognizing National Feral Cat Day
October 24 ~ National Pitbull Awareness Day
October 29 ~ National Cat Day
October 31 ~ Happy Halloween

NJ Betsy’s Law a Step Forward for Pets but More Change Needed

Betsy's Law should be amended to require 24-hour supervision at all animal care facilities

“Anyone that takes on the responsibility of caring for pets should take on the responsibility of caring for them in a responsible way.”

Betsy the Rottweiler was still a pup, just 16 months old when she accidentally hung herself in a kennel at a veterinarian’s office. Betsy had gone in for routine eye surgery and was recovering when the incident happened. Her owner, Madeleine Kayser, was told that her beloved dog would need to recover from her surgery and that she would need overnight care. Betsy was wearing an unbreakable collar and hung herself. Kayser worked for eight years to get a protective law signed in the state of New Jersey mandating that veterinary offices and animal hospitals post if they do not offer 24-hour supervision. The law, known as Betsy’s Law, was signed into law September 15. (Story here from CBS New York)

Dick Palazzo, owner of Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts with 45 years experience in the pet care industry, feels the newly signed Betsy’s Law is a good start, but the law should take pet care a step further. Dick believes that any animal care facility (veterinary and animal hospitals, boarding and kennel facilities, pet sitters) should be required to provide 24-hour supervision of animals.

“The unforeseen can happen, and there needs to be someone there who can handle an emergency situation,” said Dick. “To provide proper care, we in the pet care industry have a responsibility to stand up for these pets who can’t stand up for themselves.”

According to Kayser, 90 percent of vet offices and animal hospitals in New Jersey do not have 24-hour care. Dick backs this statistic up, saying that very few pet care facilities offer 24-hour supervision for pets staying overnight.

“You wouldn’t leave your small child alone, so why are we allowing our pets to be left alone for 12 hours?” said Dick. “Especially after a surgery or a procedure that requires monitoring. Anyone that takes on the responsibility of caring for pets should take on the responsibility of caring for them in a professional way.”

Dick believes that when it comes to the care of our beloved pets, the best and most competent practice is 24-hour care, whether the location is a hospital, boarding facility, or pet sitter service. Purr’n Pooch provides staff on-site 24 hours a day to care for any pets staying overnight in both his Tinton Falls and Wall pet resorts.

“We recognize that different pets have different reactions to situations,” says Dick. “A dog may be terrified of a thunderstorm and our staff is trained to recognize the signs of distress and can handle the situation accordingly. If there’s no one there to witness distress, no care can be given.”

Dick believes that Betsy’s Law is a good start in informing the public of the issues that can occur at pet care facilities, but that a stricter and more specific law is needed. He commends the work that Kayser and the Lt. Gov. have done to move toward better and safer care for pets.

“As pet care providers, it is our responsibility to give our pets the best, most thorough care possible,” said Dick. “And this requires 24-hour supervision.”

If you feel the same, please consider writing your local elected officials.

Image courtesy of Christine and David Schmitt | Flickr