When You’re Beachside Your Pet Can be Poolside at Purr’n Pooch

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SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

At Purr’n Pooch, we know that summer is a busy time for pets and people alike. When your pets are not at home having fun in the sun with you, they’re enjoying the long list of summer activities from swimming to pet parties here at Purr’n Pooch.

Hurry, and book your pet’s summer fun with us! Our pools are open through mid-September and sometimes longer depending on the weather. Call us in Tinton Falls at 732-842-4949 or in Wall at 732-528-8100.

PNP-CC-July-FireworksNATIONAL LOST PETS’ PREVENTION MONTH & JERSEY SHORE FIREWORKS
Note that July is National Lost Pets Prevention Month so we’ve created a list of fireworks displays across the NJ shore so you can prepare and keep your pets safe. Each year thousands of pets escape from yards and homes.
Get the list >

EVENTS

PNP-CC-July-BirthdayJULY BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, July 12 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, July 13 ~ 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 July. Photos will be posted on our Facebook page.

SAVE THE DATE:

PNP-CC-July-Gala7TH ANNUAL PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION SUMMER GALA
Wednesday, August 17 ~ 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Channel Club ~ Monmouth Beach, NJ
Join us for this special evening by the river to raise funds for animal charity! Music by Bon Jovi rhythm guitarist Bobby Bandiera, raw bar by The Lusty Lobster, dinner, dancing, raffles, auction and games. $100 per person until July 17 ($125 after July 17 ~ $150 at door).
Learn more and purchase tickets>

PROMOTIONS

PNP-CC-July-Photo-ContestFACEBOOK SUMMER PHOTO CONTEST
Enter your pet’s pics in Purr’n Pooch “Paws” for Summer Fun Photo Contest! Go to Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts on Facebook and post your pics on our wall or enter your pics on Instagram tagging @PurrnPooch and using the hashtag #PNPPawsforSummer. Enter your photos through Sunday, July 17. One winner will be announced on Monday, July 18. Prize is a two night complimentary stay in our luxury guest room including playtime.

PNP-CC-July-SpaSPA SPECIAL: BARK FOR BLUEBERRIES
A brighter coat and relaxing spa bath are just what you pet needs for summer. Our special July package includes blueberry shampoo, blueberry conditioner, blueberry facial, teeth brushing, and long-lasting blueberry cologne. Cost is $25 plus cost of bath or grooming.

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

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Monday, July 4 ~ Office Open 7 a.m.- 3 p.m., Boarding Pets Supervised 24 hours
Friday, July 15 ~ National Pet Fire Safety Day, Sticker Giveaways
Sunday, 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).

View the full menu of rates and services. >

Splishin’ and A-splashin’ at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts

June-Main-ImageSAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

We’re splishin’ and a-splashin’ at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts this month and we invite your pet to join us! Our daycare and boarding dogs are enjoying their time outdoors playing with friends in our fresh water pools and spacious playgrounds. We also have a host of events and promotions planned. They include a BOGO pool pass promotion, spa special, birthday parties, and Coconut Lime spa treatment.

It’s also Adopt a Cat Month and at Purr’n Pooch we adore our feline friends and offer many services to accommodate their needs and care. Learn more >

Visit the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals website for a list of organizations that focus on cat rescue and adoption >

EVENTS

PNP-CC-June-BirthdayJUNE BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, June 14~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, June 15~ 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 June. Photos will be posted on our Facebook page.

PNP-CC-June-Fathers-DayHAPPY FATHER’S DAY
Sunday, June 19
Fathers will receive a special gift when dropping off or picking up their pets.

 

 

PNP-CC-June-Hug-Your-Cat-DayHUG YOUR CAT DAY
Saturday, June 4
To celebrate, post pics of your cat on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram at #PNPHugYourCatDay.

 

 

PNP-CC-June-GalaSAVE THE DATE:
7TH ANNUAL PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION SUMMER GALA
Wednesday, August 17 ~ 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Channel Club ~ Monmouth Beach, NJ
Join us on for this special evening by the river to raise funds for animal charity! Music by Bon Jovi rhythm guitarist Bobby Bandiera, raw bar by The Lusty Lobster, dinner, dancing, raffles, auction and games. $100 per person until July 17 ($125 after July 17 ~ $150 at door).
Learn more and purchase tickets>

PROMOTIONS

PNP-CC-June-Pool-BOGORESORT: POOL BOGO
For boarding pets, buy a one day pool pass and get the second for free. Inquire about the special when you register.

 

 

PNP-CC-June-Spa-SpecialSPA SPECIAL: TROPICAL STYLE
Indulge your pet in a relaxing and moisturizing coconut lime verbena shampoo, kiwi coconut conditioner, tropical spritz and teeth brushing. $18 when added to grooming or bath visit.

 

POSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

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June ~ Adopt a Cat Month
June ~ National Pet Preparedness Month
Friday, June 3, 6-8 p.m. ~ Yappy Hour, Ocean County Park
Saturday, June 4 ~ Hug Your Cat Day
Thursday, June 9 ~ World Pet Memorial 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. >

Protect Your Pets This Fourth of July

 

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Who doesn’t love Fourth of July and summer fireworks? Your pet might not. Dogs, cats and other animals can get spooked easily by the loud bang of fireworks, and it’s our job to do whatever we can to help keep them safe. Animals may get scared or confused when the unexpected bang occurs, causing them to run away in fright, or otherwise injure themselves out of fear.

Here are some tips to help keep our animal friends safe during the Fourth of July and summer fireworks:

  1. Give pets a safe environment from the loud noises. Dogs often like to be in a small space when they feel frightened, such as their crate or dog bed. Cats routinely hide in closets or under beds during fireworks. Make sure you know where your furry friends are before and after the fireworks display.
  2. In or outdoors, avoid leaving pets alone during fireworks. If you must leave pets alone, make sure all windows and doors are securely shut. Familiar noises like the T.V., a fan or the air conditioner can help lessen the stress of the loud noises.
  3. If your pet seems scared, avoid punishment and speak calmly and cheerfully. Give pets a distraction from the loud booms with a KONG®toy full of treats. At Purr’n Pooch we fill the toy up with treats then seal it up with peanut butter and put it in the freezer. Pups love to lick the frozen peanut butter then get to the treat. Specific treats are made for pet relaxation. At both Purr’n Pooch retail store locations, we have Pet Naturals Vermont Calming Treats for all kinds of pets (a full supply of calming treats will be available June 15). All Natural Bully Sticks  are a good alternative.
  4. Gentle pressure can help relieve anxiety. If a furry friend feels stressed, a wrap fastened around the midsection can calm the nervous system through a hug-like pressure. We suggest using Thundershirt, available at both Purr’n Pooch locations in sizes XS, S, M, L, and XL.
  5. Don’t forget about the ears. Our pets are sensitive to loud noises just like us, and Mutt MuffsHearing Protection for dogs is a great way to protect hearing. The muffs are comfortable, lightweight and come with adjustable straps and wide, foam-filled ear seals for the highest level of comfort. Make sure to supervise your pooch while the muffs are on.
  6. ID your pet. Make sure all your pets have an ID tag or microchip so they can be returned to your loving home if they escape.
  7. Educate yourself. Make sure you know when your community and surrounding area is having fireworks displays so you can be prepared to protect your pets.

Here is a list of popular Jersey Shore fireworks displays:

  • Atlantic Highlands Fireworks: July 1 at 9:45 p.m.

  • Manasquan Fireworks: July 1 at dark

  • Atlantic City Fireworks: July 3 & 4 at 9:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

  •  Bradley Beach Fireworks Display: July 3 at 9 p.m.

  • Ocean Township Fireworks: July 3 at dark

  • Asbury Park Independence Day Fireworks: July 4 at dusk

  •  LBI Fireworks: July 4 at dusk

  • Long Branch NJ Oceanfest & Fireworks: July 4 at 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Ocean City Fireworks: July 4 at dark

  • Point Pleasant Fireworks at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk: July 4 at dark

  • Sea Isle City Independence Day Concert & Fireworks: July 4 at 7:30 p.m.

  •  Seaside Heights Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza: July 4 at 9:30 p.m.

  • Wildwood 4th of July: July 4 at 10 p.m.

    Weekly Displays:

  •  Seaside Heights: Every Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m. in July and August

  •    Point Pleasant Beach: Every Thursday night at dark in July and August

  •  Wildwood: Every Friday night at 10 p.m. in July and August

From all of us at Purr’n Pooch, we wish you a very happy and safe Fourth of July together, pets and people. Remember to take care of our furry friends so we can all be safe and enjoy the summer.

Three-legged Dogs Enjoy the Sweet Rescue Life

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They can run and play just as well as four-legged dogs. And especially love just as much or more. Three-legged dogs have adapted to life as normal, running, jumping and playing just like a dog with four legs.

Four special pups come to Purr’n Pooch for daycare to play with friends or to stay when their parents are away. These dogs hold special places in their parents’ hearts, as well as the staff at Purr’n Pooch who cares for them.

For Naomi, Karma, Lefty and Eddie, life as three-legged dogs has been sweet, thanks to their loving pet parents.

Naomi, a 4-year-old dachshund mix, was rescued by Lilly Lambert from the SPCA in Eatontown, who couldn’t resist her cute face. Lilly, who lives in Tinton Falls, had just lost her dog of 15 years and wasn’t sure if she was ready for another pup. Then she saw Naomi, who has only three legs, and knew it was her destiny to give her a good home.

“I immediately knew she was mine,” said Lilly. “There was just an instant bond with her. There was no adjustment period or getting used to each other period. We fit perfectly from the very beginning.”

For Daniel DeMuro of North Brunswick, it was a life or death situation. His dog Karma, who he rescued while in college, developed bone cancer. He opted to have the leg removed in an effort to save Karma.

“It’s now been over five years and it still baffles vets that Karma beat the odds stacked against him,” said Daniel.

Karma, a mini ridgeback/boxer mix, had a special place in Daniel’s heart before the surgery, and it’s safe to say that love has swelled due to Karma’s incredible resiliency.

“Every day with Karma is special and I realize even more so having almost lost him five years ago,” said Daniel. “It’s wonderful to see him live his life out gracefully, even if only on three legs. In fact, even better on three legs.”

Lefty is another special three-legged pooch who was rescued by Michael Miller and his wife. The two set out to rescue a dog who looked like a miniature version of their own shepherd/pit mix. But when Michael, who lives in Red Bank, noticed Lefty lying in the middle of the floor and laid down with him, it was an instant love.

The now 12-year-old German Shepherd/Akita mix had come to the shelter with his leg attached, but broken. The leg was amputated shortly before the Millers adopted Lefty.

“He had a pretty traumatic event as a puppy, but that hasn’t affected his personality in an adverse way,” said Michael. “He obviously was not treated properly by a previous owner but he still loves humans.”

Justine Keefe of Ocean Township found her three-legged love at Purr’n Pooch, where she works as a groomer. Eddie, formerly known as Romeo, had been rescued from the Dominican Republic by a local vet doing rescue work. Eddie had been hit by a car and his leg had to be amputated. His missing leg would have made it virtually impossible for him to be adopted in the Domincan Republic, so he was brought to New Jersey. Once here, he went through another surgery to remove a broken piece of bone in his hip socket. After several therapy sessions to build strength in his hind leg, Eddie now runs faster than ever before, even outrunning many dogs on the beach.

“What makes Eddie so special is his spirit,” said Justine. “As my neighbor put it, ‘he has every reason to be mad at the world and he isn’t!’ I think he knows he finally hit the jackpot when he came here and he really deserves it.”

Just as much as these spirited pups have had their lives changed by finding compassionate and caring parents, Lilly, Daniel, Michael and Justine are the true lucky ones.

“I feel so happy to have met Eddie,” said Justine. “He gives us so much. He loves us and his big sister, Nellie, and he was a great little brother to Harry, our senior dog who we lost in February. Eddie really compliments our whole family.”

When the Millers look at Lefty they don’t see a dog with special needs. They see a dog with a great personality who is now their family.

“I don’t see it as a big deal since we adopted a dog from a shelter, which is the important part,” said Michael. “He also happens to only have three legs.”

Speaking of personality, Karma is overflowing with it. While often calm and wise, Karma knows how to have a good time.

“Sometimes he can’t keep his joy inside his big personality with lots of energy,” said Daniel. “He lives to give love to others.”

Lilly finds joy in giving love to a dog who needs her.

“She’s so appreciative of the environment I can provide her,” said Lilly. “But she just gets me. She understands my psyche.”

All of these special dogs spend time at Purr’n Pooch, learning to socialize and getting the opportunity to run, jump and play with their pup friends.

Purr’n Pooch has the services and the staff available to care for special needs pets, and the building is adapted to their special needs.

“Living with my own dog Louise, who was an amputee due to cancer, made me understand and realize that animalswith disabilities are not disabled from loving or doing many activities,” said Dick Palazzo, president of Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts.  “Louise gave back in return a love of life that I found unmeasurable to the norm. My passion for Louise and others like her inspired me to develop and build a unique environment at Purr’n Pooch to house and care for all pets, those with special needs, blind, deaf, geriatric, or any pet with a medical misfortune.”

Three-legged pets can live long and healthy lives with minimal adjustment to compensate for their missing limb. If you are interested in adopting a special animal, visit your local animal shelter.

Purr’n Pooch Foundation Helps Provide New Start for Daisy the German Shepherd

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Each year, the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals awards grants to non-profit animal rescue and welfare organizations, ensuring that organizations helping animals in need are getting proper funding and help from outside sources. Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary was among those animal rescue organizations who received grants from the Foundation in 2015. With the money they received, the shelter was recently able to save an in-need dog from euthanization. Here is her story:

Daisy was found as a stray in the streets of Philadelphia. She came into the shelter with severe ear infections and with a limp and skin condition. The shelter estimated her to be between 7 to 10 years of age.  No one had come to claim Daisy and her time was quickly running out at the shelter. The shelter was overcrowded and because of her size, age and medical conditions, Daisy was on the euthanasia list. Working with Charwill Kennels in Pennsylvania, Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary was able to bring Daisy into their program. When Daisy arrived, she was in good spirits and happy to be able to stretch her legs, pick up a nice big stick and go for a walk.

Daisy’s attitude was good, but her ears were in need of immediate medical care. Her hind area was matted and she had developed a big hot spot on her left hip. Daisy was sedated so that the back of her legs could be shaved and her ears could be cleaned. 

Following her vet visit, Daisy got a much-needed bath. German Shepherds can become stressed in situations like this and Daisy had some intestinal issues as well. After a diet of bland rice, grain-free food, and canned pumpkin, her stomach started to get better.

Daisy has an engaging personality and loves to have humans pay attention to her. She will quickly give kisses showing her affectionate side. Daisy is also very smart.  She will drop a ball or toy when playing fetch and knows her basic commands. Daisy will go into her crate when told, walks well on a leash, and if she sees a nice stick along the way, she will gladly pick it up and proudly keep on walking with it in her mouth.

Daisy is now ready for adoption, looking for her forever home. Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary was able to take Daisy in and afford her medical care because of the grant from Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals. Daisy is now able to enjoy her new life.  If you are interested in adopting Daisy, visit her page here.

From Jim Dascoli
President of the Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary

The Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals awards annual grants to non-profit, no-kill animal and marine mammal rescue and welfare organizations. To apply for a grant, click here.

Therapy Dog on a Mission to Help the Community

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So many dogs have a greater mission in their lives. At Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts and the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals we honor animals for their contributions to the community, like a senior dog who saved his family from a fire and military working dogs who work hard to help defend our country. Here’s a story about a pup who comes to Purr’n Pooch daycare who’s making the lives of those in need a little more enjoyable.

Quincy West loves to go where everyone knows his name.  And that place just happens to be Monmouth Medical Center.

The 5-year-old Goldendoodle is a therapy dog, bringing joy and smiles to patients at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ. His owner, Fred West, is almost as popular as Quincy in the halls of the hospital.

The two visit twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays, walking the halls, visiting waiting rooms and patients who could use a distraction. Visitors see Quincy coming and their faces light up. Petting the pooch brings even more joy.

Fred and his wife Kathi got Quincy when he was just a pup, and took him to a class when he was six months old to begin learning social skills. Then, when Quincy was one, Fred took him to be tested to be a therapy dog.

“I knew I wanted a working breed,” said Fred, a retired high school discipline principal. “I wanted a dog who would have a job and provide a service.”

Quincy is certified through Therapy Dogs International, an organization that certifies and trains dogs and their handlers to visit nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and other organizations. Fred trained Quincy himself, impressive since Quincy is Fred’s first dog.

“The bonding that takes place when you’re training a dog is tremendous,” said Fred.  Purr’n Pooch can attest with our many clients finding that their training and agility classes with us bring them closer to their pets.

And Quincy is now the epitome of discipline, no doubt in part to Fred’s background as a disciplinary principal. When he’s at the hospital, he rarely barks, never jumps, and always follows Fred’s commands, giving high fives to patients and sitting when told to sit.

therapy dogsWhile on duty, Quincy visits the surgical and obstetrics waiting rooms and cardiac patient unit, but the emotion can be felt most in the pediatric wing. During his most recent visit, Quincy spent time with two children in the hospital who didn’t know when they were going home. By the time Quincy and Fred left the room, the children were grinning from ear to ear, distracted from their situation.

“Seeing the reaction from patients makes all of the hard work worth it and makes you want to continue doing it,” said Fred.

Quincy’s popularity at Monmouth Medical doesn’t stop with the patients. The staff in every department anticipates Quincy’s visits.

“Quincy helps the staff just as much as the patients,” said Xenia Popova, a nurse in the cardiac unit. “We all get so excited when he visits and he puts us in a great mood.”

In fact, Quincy is so popular that he received the Most Congenial Volunteer Award from Monmouth Medical Center two years running. He was even picked to star in a commercial for the medical center’s head of dentistry, Dr. Madeline Badalaty. Watch for it to air soon.

Fred brings Quincy to Purr’n Pooch in Tinton Falls to daycare twice a week so that, in Fred’s words “he doesn’t forget what it’s like to be a dog.” Quincy also gets all his grooming done by Dana at PNP as well.

“Purr’n Pooch is the finest operation of its kind,” said Fred. “The staff and owners are knowledgeable and caring and they really know what it takes to care for people’s pets.”

April 30 is National Therapy Animal Day, created to recognize all the exceptional therapy animals who partner with their owners to bring comfort and healing to those in need. The awareness day is meant to raise awareness and educate the public on the role therapy animals play in enhancing the well-being of those in need and honor the thousands of dedicated therapy animals and handlers who volunteer their time and compassion.

Interested in working with a therapy dog? Contact Therapy Dog International for more information or to get started.

Spring Has Sprung at Purr’n Pooch This April

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SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

At Purr’n Pooch we’re celebrating spring 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

PNP-CC-April-Inset-BirthdayAPRIL BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, April 12 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, April 13 ~ Wall
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Spring has sprung! Join us for treats and games on the Purr’n Pooch playground as we celebrate our daycare friends born in the month of April.

PNP-CC-April-Inset-PNPFA-LogoCHARITY: 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

PNP-CC-April-Inset-Pinots-PalettePAINT AND SIP AT PINOT’S PALETTE
Wednesday, April 13 ~ 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Doors open 6:30 p.m. ~ Painting begins 7:00 p.m.
12 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ
Paint, sip and have fun at the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals’ Pinot’s Palette Fundraiser! Join us for an unforgettable evening of fun, friends, and fine art where you enjoy the cocktails and we provide the canvases.
Cost $50. BYOB.
Register and pay online >

PNP-CC-April-Inset-Alex-and-AniSHOP TO DONATE AT ALEX AND ANI
Monday, May 2 ~ 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
12 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ
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.

PNP-CC-April-Inset-Gala7TH ANNUAL PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION SUMMER GALA
Wednesday, August 17
The Channel Club ~ Monmouth Beach, NJ
More details to come.
Since 2010 the Foundation has hosted an annual gala that’s open to the public and held at various venues on the Jersey Shore. Past events have included relaxed dockside summer parties to decked out and glamorous ballroom galas. These events not only raise the bar for fun, they also raise lifesaving funds to support the incredible work of our grantees. If interested in volunteering on an event committee or for more information regarding sponsorship, email savelives@purrnpoochfoundation.org.

PROMOTIONS

PNP-CC-April-Inset-SpaSPA PROMOTION
Indulge your pup in a cactus aloe shampoo, cactus aloe spray and teeth brushing. The aloe and cactus silk extracts will leave your dog’s coat soft and tangle free. Cost $18, plus price of grooming or bath.

 

 

PNP-CC-April-Inset-First-AidPET FIRST AID CLASS IN JUNE
We’re hosting our annual pet first aid class in June. If interested in attending, email info@purrnpooch.com. Date, cost and details coming soon.

 

 

 

PNP-CC-April-Inset-WeddingMAKE YOUR DOG PART OF YOUR SPECIAL DAY!
Wedding Packages
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

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April ~ National Greyhound Adoption Month
April ~ National Heartworm Awareness Month
April ~ National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
April ~ Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
April 11 ~ National Pet Day
April 13 ~ Paint and Sip for the Foundation
April 17-23 ~ National Pet ID Week
April 22 ~ Earth Day
April 29 ~ National Kids and Pets Day
April 30 ~ Adopt a Shelter Dog Day
April 30 ~ Monmouth County SPCA Dog Walk. Learn 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. >

Purr’n Pooch Foundation Awards 2015 Grantees in Animal Rescue and Welfare

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A lot goes into running an animal welfare organization or shelter. There are vet expenses, program and administrative costs, staffing expenses and resource needs. So who helps those organizations working so hard to help animals in need?

The Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals has awarded more than $100,000 to non-profit animal rescue and welfare organizations since its founding, ensuring that organizations helping animals in need are getting proper funding and help from outside sources. The Foundation awards annual grants to non-profit, no-kill animal and marine mammal rescue and welfare organizations.

“We are proud of all the hard work that the committee did last year and very thankful for everyone that contributed to make these grants possible,” said Betsy Palazzo, Dudick, President of the Foundation.

The Foundation is thrilled to announce the 10 recipients of its 2015 grants. The grant money is used for day-to-day operations, emergency relief, spay/neuter efforts, veterinary care, equipment, construction, vehicle purchases, educational programs and special projects.

Grants were awarded to All Critters Rescue, Inc., All Fur Love Animal Rescue, Inc., American Rescue Dog Corporation, Animal Care Sanctuary, Cat Assistance Network, Inc., Greyhound Friends of NJ, Mid-Atlantic Bulldog Rescue, New Life Boxer Rescue, Oasis Animal Sanctuary and Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary.

In 2010, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts, Betsy Palazzo-Dudick and Koren Spadavecchia announced the launch of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Purr’n Pooch Foundation. The Foundation honors their parents, Dick and Mary Palazzo, owners of Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts. Dick and Mary have a passion for animals that runs deep, and their love for animals is apparent by looking at their incredible accomplishments with Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts as well as with animal welfare advocacy.

A few of the 2015 grantees are highlighted below:

SEDONA SHEPHERD SANCTUARY

Millburn, NJ

Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary rescues senior German Shepherds and finds suitable homes and solutions for them. They provide adoption services in New Jersey, Delaware Valley, Manhattan, Eastern Pennsylvania and Northern New York. The organization also works in assisting other German Shepherd rescue organizations throughout the Northeast, and dog rescue organizations in need of assistance and guidance. Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary believes that older dogs teach compassion and hope, and makes it their mission to find older dogs loving homes.

“This grant allows us to continue to work with special need and older dogs that are harder to place and more likely to be euthanized,” said James Dascoli, founder and president of the Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary. “A lot of the time we don’t have a lot of options, and there is more of a cost from a medical perspective. With this grant we can also increase our reach.”

ANIMAL CARE SANCTUARY

East Smithfield, PA

Animal Care Sanctuary was founded as a non-profit no-kill organization in 1967 in Tom’s River, NJ, and moved to East Smithfield, PA in 1982. The sanctuary celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2012 and is the nation’s fourth largest no-kill sanctuary, welcoming animals that are deemed “unadoptable” due to illness, injury, age, or those that have struggled to find a home. Residents of Animal Care Sanctuary include dogs, cats, horses, pigs, and birds. They work to find these animals permanent homes but offer lifetime care if this is not possible. The Animal Care Sanctuary also offers animal care workshops, dog training courses including a master’s course, grooming, and a low-cost spay/neuter clinic available to the public five days a week

“We’re excited about this grant because it’s going to purchase “banked cages,” which are stainless steel cages on wheels that will go in our isolation unit,” said Joan Smith-Reese, executive director of the Animal Care Sanctuary. “This spring the cages will be in our nursery, so mommas and babies will live in them. We’ll be able to wheel the cages closer to the windows so people can view the kittens, which will help with adoption. These cages are easy to keep clean, and with 400 pets, cleanliness is our middle name.”

NEW LIFE BOXER RESCUE

Kenilworth, NJ

New Life Boxer Rescue is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the lives of Boxers who are at risk of being neglected, abused or forced to find new homes for reasons out of their control. Their mission is to provide a safe and loving environment in foster care while seeking a new and permanent home for rescues. The organization provides medical care, including spaying and neutering of all Boxers, treatment for heartworm and Lyme disease, required vaccinations and holistic treatments. New Life Boxer Rescue is committed to matching all dogs with a caring and loving forever home

“We are extremely grateful to the Foundation for their generosity in giving us such a lovely grant,” said Dee Moscoso, president and foster coordinator.  “We are a small rescue and we pride ourselves on the fact that we never turn a dog away based on medical need. It is for this reason that grants like this are such a God-send to our rescue. All of our funding comes from donations and adoption fees and all of that money goes to the veterinary care of the dogs. We have very little other expense and so our dogs are well cared for, in whatever area they need that care.”

The Foundation raises funds for their grant work through special events organized for all ages. Past fundraising efforts have included a Canine Classic 5K Run/Walk, U.S. Military Working Dogs Drive, children’s writing and cartoon contest, and Summer Gala. Upcoming Foundation fundraising events include:

PAINT & SIP AT PINOT’S PALETTE

April 13, 2016 ~ 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ~ Red Bank, NJ

(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Learn more and register online>

SHOP TO DONATE AT ALEX AND ANI

May 2, 2016 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ~ Red Bank, NJ

15% of sales with benefit the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals

Learn more and RSVP >

ANNUAL SUMMER GALA

August 17, 2016 ~ The Channel Club ~ Monmouth Beach, NJ

Details to come.

Apply for a Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals grant or to learn more information >

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