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. >

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.

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

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

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

Is It Possible? Your Pet Has a Best Friend

Best-Friends

The bond between humans and their pets is strong, but the bond between animals themselves can be just as resilient. Do a quick Google search and you’ll find stories of cats befriending pigs, elephants connecting with dogs, and even a tiger, a lion and a bear (Oh my!) becoming best buddies.

According to Marc Bekoff, a professor at Colorado University, animals are extremely selective in who they choose to form close bonds with. In the case of inter-species relationships, he says even the strangest of pairs can form strong, connected bonds with a large amount of trust. Animals exhibit emotions much like humans and often need someone to lean on, just like humans do.

At Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts, many special friends enjoy relationships with each other. Owner Dick Palazzo has been caring for pets for over 45 years and is often asked if pets can form emotional attachments to one other as well as their owners.

“There is a real bond between animal and animal or animal and human,” he said. “It is true love.”

Here are just a few of Purr’n Pooch’s friends who have formed tight bonds:

FARRAH AND LUCY

Farrah, a 2-year-old Brittany mix, and Lucy, an 18-month-old cattle dog and shepherd mix, became fast friends at Purr’n Pooch’s daycare. Both pups were adopted from shelters; Farrah was rescued from a kill shelter in Alabama and Lucy was adopted through 3 Hearts 4 Paws Animal Rescue.

Both dogs are extremely active and full of energy, which may be what brought them together in the first place.

“Lucy just loves people and animals,” said Liz Barrows, Lucy’s mom. “She has so much energy and is so social. She runs around and tumbles with all the other dogs in daycare. She never sits still and it seems like she’s always building up more energy!”

“Farrah is extremely sweet, cuddly and loves attention,” said Nancy Bilow, Farrah’s mom. “She has a lot of energy.”

Lucy and Farrah, who is aptly named for her layered locks, are often spotted at Purr’n Pooch romping around and enjoying each other’s company. And their humans are grateful the two have a place to spend the days in a safe and fun environment.

“The staff at Purr’n Pooch are so invested in each pet they care for, “ said Nancy. “They like what they do and are so nice and helpful.”

“Purr’n Pooch does a fantastic job of watching pet behavior and knowing exactly where to place our dogs,” said Liz. “It warms my heart to know that Lucy spends her entire day with Farrah.”

MAGGIE AND NINJA

Ninja, a 5-year-old cat, and Maggie, a German Shepherd, were inseparable from the start. Maggie has since passed away, but the bond between the cat and dog was strong. Sandi, a manager at Purr’n Pooch, brought Ninja home as a 7-week-old kitten, and says Maggie treated him like he was her very own baby.

“Maggie would get upset when Ninja left the house to go to the vet,” said Sandi. “They were best friends.”

A study of 170 pet owners with both a dog and a cat found that, despite the very popular idea that cats and dogs are genetically predisposed to dislike each other, cats and dogs not only get along, but learn to communicate with one another. The study found that more than 75 percent of the dog and cat pairs performed some sort of greeting ritual (rubbing noses, purring, etc.)

Maggie was a lover of people and kids, with some anxiety issues. Ninja is a happy-go-lucky cat, and very sweet. Their intense connection left Ninja depressed when Maggie passed away.

“It took over a week for Ninja to grieve,” said Sandi.

Dr. Nicholas Dodman, one of the world’s most noted and celebrated veterinary behaviorists and a board member of the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals, firmly believes animals are thinking, attentive beings capable of complicated emotions, such as love and grief. Ethology, the scientific and objective study of animal behavior, is his guide of study.

Dr. Dodman believes having a basic understanding of ethology is important to pet owners and may help them understand typical behavior for their pet. Feuding cats may have territory concerns. Timid dogs may have experienced early trauma.  Understanding a pet’s normal behavior helps us determine if something is wrong with them when their behavior changes.

So it’s time to dispel the old myth that dogs and cats can’t get along, or that our pets can’t form tight bonds with other animals. While not every canine and feline will become best friends, it’s not out of the ordinary for them, or other pairs of pets, to become connected.

The bonds between animal best buds are strong and the emotions that pets experience because of them are very much real. Bring your pet to Purr’n Pooch and make friends for a lifetime.

Photo above left: Lucy, left, and Farrah are best of pals at Purr’n Pooch
Photo above right: Maggie, left, and her best friend Ninja

Pets Beat the Heat This August at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts

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SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

Our friends are having a “pawsome” summer at Purr’n Pooch! Beat the heat with us all through August. Your pup is invited to stay the day or overnight. He or she can play games with friends in our pools, water parks and playgrounds, or enjoy some R&R with our spa and grooming professionals and in our air conditioned suites. From massages to spa baths, grooming and a Piña Colada spa special, we’re at the ready to indulge your pet. Make it a guilt free summer; don’t leave your pet behind while on vacation or at the beach. Bring him to Purr’n Pooch for some summer fun of his own!

LEND A PAW: VOTE FOR PNP IN APP BEST OF VOTERS POLL

PNP-CC-August-Best-OfThe Asbury Park Press is now accepting votes for their annual Best of the Best 2015 Readers Choice Contest! Vote for Purr ‘N Pooch Pet Resorts in the Pet Services: Boarding, Grooming, Training category (People & Services)! The contest is open for online voting now at www.app.com/vote until August 14, 2015. Printed ballots will be in the newspaper every Wednesday and Sunday until August 12.The winners will be announced after all the votes are counted in October.

EVENTS

PNP-CC-August-BirthdaysAUGUST BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, August 11 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, August 12 ~ Wall
7 a.m. – 7 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 August. The theme for this month is a Pool Party and dogs will enjoy some water sports, treats and dog-friendly birthday cake. Photos will be posted on our Facebook page.

PNP-CC-August-Foundation6th ANNUAL PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION SUMMER GALA
Wednesday, August 12 ~ 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Channel Club, Monmouth Beach, NJ
Join us for a charitable evening to benefit the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals and its grantees. Beautiful views of the Shrewsbury River, music by Bobby Bandiera, a raw bar by Lusty Lobster, dinner, dancing, raffles and games. $100 per person. Purchase tickets at purrnpoochfoundation.org.

PNP-CC-August-Dog-DaysRED BANK DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
Tuesday, August 18 ~ 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Purr’n Pooch will be participating in Dog Days, which are held on Monmouth Street in Red Bank on the third Tuesday of the month. Monmouth Street will be closed from Broad to Drummond and feature take-out dining and dog-friendly activities hosted by local animal charities and businesses including Purr’n Pooch. Come visit our table!

PNP-CC-August-Contest“PAWS” FOR SUMMER FUN PHOTO CONTEST
Congratulations to Zeppelin, winner of our “Paws” for Summer Photo Contest! We love how adventurous the little guy is trying to stay cool this summer. Zeppelin will receive a basket of Purr’n Pooch retail items and a complimentary spa bath. Thank you to all who entered our contest and voted for the winner.

PROMOTIONS

PNP-CC-August-TreatsRETAIL SPOTLIGHT: COOL TREATS
Our retail spaces in Tinton Falls and Wall conveniently offer summer goodies like frozen yogurt sandwiches by Jodes Happy Tails, a cookie bar with Fat Murray’s Peanut Butter summer themed cookies, and Stella & Chewy’s treats (beef or chicken). All of our treats are made in the U.S.A. and available for purchase on-the-go or can be added to your pet’s bill while staying with us. Fat Murray’s Cookies: $2.25 each, Jode’s Yogurt: $5 each, Stella & Chewy’s Carnivore Crunch: $13 per bag.

PNP-CC-August-SpaSPA SPECIAL: PIÑA COLADA
Our Piña Colada summer spa special will leave your pet smelling fresh and clean. You’ll be yearning for the islands with every pass of your pup! The spa special, great for all breeds, includes a shampoo, teeth brushing and cologne spray.The shampoo conditions and adds body and luster to all coat types. It contains Contains pro-vitamin B-5, which promotes long lasting moisturization, improves manageability, improves conditioning to a damaged coat and provides for a fuller and more luxurious shine. $25 plus price of grooming or bath.

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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August 17 ~ National Black Cat Appreciation Day
August 26 ~ National Dog Day
August 30 ~ National Holistic Pet Day

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

May Arrives with Flowers, Fun and Friends

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SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

May is National Pet Month and at Purr’n Pooch we have tons of fun in store for your best friend. From Cinco de Mayo parties to Mother’s Day crafts, there’s something to do for every visiting pet. We also have a Lavender Spa Special and training classes for all ages and abilities.
Be sure to also stay in touch with us on our blog. Wedding season is in full swing, and this year you’re going to see more and more furry guests making appearances at ceremonies and receptions.

Read about how Purr’n Pooch is ready to help make your day extra special for you and your pet >

EVENTS

PNP-CC-May-Cinco-de-MayoCELEBRATING CINCO DE MAYO
Tuesday, May 5 ~ 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Parties in Tinton Falls and Wall.

 

 

PNP-CC-May-Mother's-DayHAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
Thursday, May 7 ~ 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
All visiting pets will get a gift to bring home to their moms.

 

 

PNP-CC-May-BirthdaysMAY BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, May 19 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, May 20 ~ Wall
7 a.m. – 7 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 May. Photos will be posted on our Facebook page.

PNP-CC-May-ChipolteFUNDRAISER FOR THE PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS
Monday, May 18 ~ 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Chipolte Grill at Monmouth Mall, Eatontown, NJ
Stop in Chipotle for a bite and a portion of your purchase will benefit the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals.

 

PNP-CC-May-Memorial-DayCELEBRATING MEMORIAL DAY
Monday, May 25
Office Hours ~ 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
24-hour supervised care for visiting pets.

 

 

PNP-CC-May-TrainingTRAINING ACADEMY

Perfect Manners
Tuesdays starting May 26 ~ 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Agility for Fun
Thursdays starting May 28 ~ 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Mind Your Manners for Puppies
Thursdays starting May 28 ~ 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Agility for Fun
Saturdays starting May 30 ~ 10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Agility for Fun II
Saturdays starting May 30 ~ 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Mind Your Manners
Saturdays starting May 30 ~ 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Your Pet’s Got Talent
Saturdays starting May 30 ~ 2 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Classes run for six weeks; $200 + tax and are held at our Tinton Falls facility. An Easy Walk harness or Gentle Leader is given to Puppy and Mind Your Manners Class participants. Our animal behavior training uses a reward-based curriculum that’s based on positive reinforcement. Best of all, basic dog training with Purr’n Pooch is fun because we enjoy helping your pooch learn and grow. Please make sure all vaccinations are up to date: rabies, dhlpp and bordatella. Contact info@purrnpooch.com to register or for more information.

PROMOTIONS

PNP-CC-May-GamesRESORT: FUN AND GAMES
Enhance your dog’s daycare and boarding stay with mind stimulating games! Choose from agility, puzzles, scent work, or ball and retrieve games. The activity is held on Tuesdays and lasts approximately 30 minutes and the cost is $35. Add the service to any daycare or boarding stays. Inquire about the service when you register.

 

PNP-CC-May-Spa-SpecialSPA SPECIAL: LAVENDER RAIN
Indulge your pet in a relaxing lavender shampoo, paw and leg massage, teeth brushing, and lavender cologne. Shampoo, deep cleans and soothes the skin without stripping natural oils.
$25 when added to grooming or bath visit.

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

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May ~ National Pet Month
May ~ Chip Your Pet Month
May 3 ~ National Disabled Pets Day
May 3-9 ~ Be Kind to Animals Week
May 15 ~ Endangered Species Day

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