Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals Collects Pet Food and Supplies for Animals in Need

Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals Collects Pet Food and Supplies for Animals in Need

Through November 30, 2014, the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals will collect food and supplies for local animal rescue organizations and shelters. Donations may be dropped-off at the reception areas at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts located at 86 Gilbert Street West in Tinton Falls and 2424 Highway 35 in Wall, NJ. Office hours are Monday–Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office is closed on Thanksgiving.

Items accepted include:

  • Canned cat food
  • Cat nip
  • KMR (Kitten Milk Replacer)
  • Any scoopable cat litter
  • New plastic cat carriers and beds
  • Fuzzy mice, jingle balls, interactive toys
  • Canned puppy and dog food
  • Cat and dog treats
  • Pill pockets
  • New leashes and collars
  • EZ Walk harnesses
  • Gentle Leaders
  • New beds
  • KONGS and peanut butter
  • Hard dog toys, Nylabones
  • Paper towels
  • Clean linens (sheets, towels, blankets, comforters, pillowcases, etc.)
  • Vinegar, bleach, trifectant, Lysol wipes
  • Small paper bowls
  • Wee-wee pads
  • Laundry detergent, fabric softener
  • 30+ gallon garbage bags

In December and January, the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals will host its annual donation collection drive for U.S. Military Working Dog Teams who have been deployed to the Middle East. The organization will also host a volunteer day in January for businesses, schools, organizations, and individuals who would like to participate in the letter writing and packaging of the shipments. Visit the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals website  for list of items needed for canines and their handlers and the volunteer day date. Volunteers will receive service credits for their participation. If interested in volunteering or for more information, email info@purrnpooch.com.

Purr’n Pooch Gives Thanks for Pets wth a Busy Month of Events and Promotions!

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SAVE THE DATES!

The holiday season is quickly approaching and at Purr’n Pooch we’re reflecting on how fortunate we are to have the love of your pets in our lives. We’re celebrating by giving thanks with special events and promotions all month long.

We also invite you to submit your pet’s photo for our traditional holiday card photo contest. Email info@purrnpooch.com by November 26 with your pet’s pic for consideration. The winner will receive a complimentary day of boarding in a luxury suite and a complimentary bath upon check-out.

To book your dog or cat’s boarding, daycare, training or spa and grooming visit, call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall).

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EVENTS

PNP-November-CC-BirthdaysBIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, November 18 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, November 19 ~ 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 November.

PNP-November-CC-Pet-DriveCOLLECTION DRIVE
Through November 30
Purr’n Pooch will collect food and supplies for local organizations through the entire month of November. Drop-off your donations in the reception areas of our Tinton Falls and Wall locations.

 

PNP-November-CC-ThanksgivingTHANKSGIVING OFFICE HOURS
Thursday, November 27
On November 27, our offices will be closed, but our facilities are always staffed 24-hours for the comfort and care of all of our guests.

PROMOTIONS

SPA SPECIALS

PNP-November-CC-Spa-HoneyHONEY ALMOND AND MUD SPA TREATMENT
Add shine and softness to your pup’s coat with our special Honey Almond and Mud Spa Treatment. Your pup will love our luxurious conditioners of Almond and Sunflower oils and Manuka honey, which cut through dirt without stripping your pet’s coat. Our mud coat mask also naturally moisturizes and exfoliates your pet’s skin. And before leaving for home, your pup will be treated to a toothbrushing and spritz of our specialty honey almond cologne. Cost $25, plus bath or grooming.

PNP-November-CC-Spa-BlueberriesBARK FOR BLUEBERRIES
Revitalize, soften and add luster to your dog’s coat with our Blueberry Conditioning Treatment, Facial, Cologne and Teethbrushing. Cost is $20 and available take out when added to a bath or grooming appointment. To book an appointment, call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall)

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RETAIL BOUTIQUE DISCOUNT DAYS

Wednesday, November 26 – Sunday, November 30
20% off all clearance items

Black Friday ~November 28
20% off all sweaters and harnesses

Small Business Saturday ~ November 29
30% off all custom Purr’n Pooch retail merchandise

Sunday, November 30
20% off Fat Murray’s Gourmet Cookies

PAWSITVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

PNP-November-CC-Senior-PetNovember ~ National Senior Pet Month
November ~ Pet Cancer Awareness Month
November 2-8 ~ National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week

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

Protect Your Pets During Fireworks Displays Across the Jersey Shore

Protect Your Pets During Fireworks Displays Across the Jersey Shore

Many people are unaware that the Fourth of July is the most dangerous holiday for pets. According to national statistics, animal control officials across the country see a 30-60% increase in lost pets each year between July 4th and 6th. In fact, July 5th is one of the busiest days of the year for shelters. Thousands of pets are lost each holiday due to the big bangs of those spectacular but scary fireworks displays. These unexpected and loud noises put our pets in a spooked state of confusion causing them to run away from home by escaping out windows or fences.

Sadly, many cats and dogs are never returned to their owners because they lack identification like an i.d. tag or chip. Identification is key to being reunited safely with your pet.

There are, however, some things you can do to ensure your pet is relaxed and entertained during the fireworks. Read more about them on our post, “Five Ways to Keep Pets Safe During Fireworks”. The article highlights pet games as well as treats, toys and accessories. Available at our retail stores, the Thundershirt, for example, can help ease anxiety in pets and distract them from those big bangs and have them concentrating more on big fun with the family.

Most importantly, it’s vital that you know the days and times when your community is going to host its celebrations so you can either protect your pet in the comfort of your home or make accommodations to board your dog or cat at your local pet care facility.

Here’s a list of popular Jersey Shore fireworks displays to prepare you and your pet for fireworks all summer long:

  • Atlantic Highlands Fireworks: July 4 at 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Point Pleasant Beach Fireworks: July 3 at 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Manasquan Fireworks & More: July 3 at 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Ocean Township Fireworks: July 3 at 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Brick Summerfest: July 3 at 7:00 pm – July 4 at 10:00 pm
  • Asbury Park Fireworks: July 4 at 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Bradley Beach Fireworks, Dance & Swim: July 4 at 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Long Branch NJ Oceanfest & Fireworks: July 4 at 10:45 am – 10:30 pm
  • West Long Branch Fireworks: July 4 at 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Wildwood 4th of July: July 4 at 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Seaside Heights Fireworks: July 4 at 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Ocean City July 4th: July 4 at 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • LBI Fireworks: July 4 at 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Atlantic City Fireworks: July 4 at 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

WEEKLY DISPLAYS

  • Wildwood has fireworks on the Beach every Friday night in July and August.
  • Point Pleasant offers fireworks displays each Thursday in July and August.
  • Seaside Heights has Wednesday fireworks from June through September.
  • Asbury Park has a fireworks show each Wednesday night of the summer.

From all of us at Purr’n Pooch, we wish you a very happy and safe Fourth of July together, pets and people. The Jersey Shore has so many fun activities to offer and although fireworks may be exciting for people, we must remember that the Fourth and other fireworks celebrations throughout the summer are fearful times for pets. Take precautions, be safe, and enjoy.

Pet Safety During the Holidays

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For many families, it can be easy to overlook the needs of our pets once the chaos of planning and parties arrives, so we hope you find our tips helpful for staying safe throughout the season. Pet owners can maintain a sense of calm around the home by staying on schedule for feeding times, sleep, exercise and play. Pets can also sense when we are anxious so keeping to their regular routine is key to giving them the reassurance they seek during any new, unfamiliar activity. Whether you’re entertaining at home or traveling for the holidays, you’ll want to avoid some of the dangers that may have you “paws” for alarm instead of enjoying time together as a family.

Beware of the Dangers to Pets During the Holidays

It is the most wonderful time of the year … or is it? While the holidays are a great time to get together with family and friends, the season is also a time of stressful hustle and bustle.  From decorations and parties to holiday travel, November through New Year’s can be a time of big change that tend to turn our pet’s world upside down. For four-legged friends that aren’t used to visitors, holiday gatherings can cause them to become over excited and before you know it your mild mannered pet can turn into a jumping, barking, food grabbing dog. Try introducing your pet to the idea of entertaining by hosting small get-togethers to work on his party manners before the big holiday bash. If your pet still isn’t Mr. Petiquette by party day be sure to set up a safe and peaceful space for him away from the noise and commotion of the holiday gathering complete with water, toys, treats and a bed.

During the holidays, homes also fill with the enticing aromas that come from baking cookies and pies to roasting turkeys. These temptations are hard to resist for anyone, man or pup. While for us the biggest problem might be buttoning our pants after feasting, the repercussions are far more dangerous for our four-legged friends. Veterinarians report higher cases of toxicity during the winter, the result of getting into dangers like baker’s chocolate, artificial sweeteners , table scraps and bones. Keep these dangerous ingredients far from sight and smell and make sure that your guests especially children know not to slip your dog tasty morsels under the holiday table.

For many the holidays aren’t complete until all of the trimmings are displayed around the house. Much of your pretty, shiny decor however attracts cats and dogs and they can suffer injuries such as cuts in their mouths to intestinal blockages from swallowing decorations. Candles and twinkling holiday lights can also cause cause serious dangers. For pets that like to chew, electrical shock can result from gnawing on light wires that run along the floor, tree and windows. Candles should be placed in hard to reach areas as well so that curious pets cannot reach them causing burns or a fire. There are also many toxic holiday plants, which can lead to diarrhea, vomiting, oral irritations, and even death. The most common plants to avoid are holly, mistletoe, poinsettias, and pine needles. Even the single leaf from a lily plant can be lethal to cats.

Holiday Travel Safety for Pets

Many people will take to the highways during the holidays traveling to visit family and friends and often with their pets, which can bring about a whole new set of dangers to consider. Preparation is key to keeping your pet safe and enjoying the open road. Make sure he travels in the car in a crate, microchipped and wearing i.d. tags so that he is protected and found in case of an accident or unexpected car door opening. Don’t forget to pack your pet’s favorite toys, blanket and his regular food. If your pet does not travel well, it’s best to have him stay at a boarding facility that you trust to supervise him 24-hours a day with plenty of exercise and TLC. You’ll rest better knowing he is safe and secure while you travel. If you’re considering a stay at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts, reserve your pet’s visit now as our cattery and dog suites book quickly. Our grooming and spa appointments also need reservations.

Once all of the hustle and bustle has calmed down you and your pet can get back to life as normal. Keep in mind that the holidays may be stressful, but they also offer rare opportunities to spend time quality time with your pets. So enjoy those longer walks and extra cuddle time on the couch.

From all of us at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts, enjoy a safe and jolly time together.

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween Pet Safety - Tips from Purr'n Pooch

With Halloween quickly approaching the safety of your children is top of mind. But you should also be aware of the dangers to your other babies as well — the pets. Your family may plan to bring the pups along for some Trick or Treating fun and include them in your howling festivities so you should be mindful of Halloween hazards. Adults and children alike should know the dangers that costumes, noise, candy and decorations pose to our pets.

The Costume
If your dog or cat doesn’t seem to mind dressing up there are plenty of costumes available for purchase and made specifically for pets. From the scariest of ghouls to the cutest fairy princesses, you’ll find the costume that’s just the right fit for your pet’s personality. Some of our favorites over the years have included a pirate, pumpkin, devil, sailor, Princess Leia, and even Huge Hefner. Our Halloween doggie daycare parties are always a blast with a costume contest and games like bob for bones and chase the ghost.

How do you tell if a costume is right for your pet? You can tell if your dog is uncomfortable in his costume when he exhibits certain uncharacteristic behaviors like excessive panting, whining, and cowering. Basically, if your dog acts strange and looks uncomfortable, you’ll want to skip the costume and maybe try sporting something else like creative grooming tattoos or festive fall sweaters, leashes, collars and bows. Purr’n Pooch’s groomers and retail staff can help you to choose the right tattoo design and Halloween accessories for your pet.

And, as far as your cat goes, you’ll know right away if he prefers wearing costumes or not. You may also have the scratch to prove it!

If you’re ambitious and decide to create your own pet costume, avoid using anything that is toxic or hazardous to your friend’s health. Many paints and glues have harsh chemicals that could irritate a pet’s skin, eyes and nose.

Behavior & Identification
If you take your dog out with you to Trick or Treat around the neighborhood, be sure to keep him on leash. If your pet is shy or anxious around people and new experiences, it’s probably best to have him spend time in a quiet space at home or bring him to doggie daycare with friends at Purr’n Pooch for the day. Know his personality and tolerance level before participating in activities that would bring on unwanted behavior such as jumping and barking.

If your scaredy cat or dog is overwhelmed by the frightful faces, costumes, and doorbell ringing, watch him carefully for a sneaky getaway during the flurry of Halloween activity. Before your pet gets spooked and runs away, take precautions to ensure his safe return home by always having him wear ID tags with all of your contact information. Microchips are also great and should your dog lose his tags and be taken to a local shelter or veterinary office and easily scanned for identification.

Halloween Pet Safety - Tips from Purr'n Pooch

Treats & Halloween Decorations
The ASPCA’s Animal Control Center experiences a 39% increase in calls involving poisoning from candy exposure during Halloween. The calls are often cases that could have been avoided if the pet owner was aware of the dangers of Halloween candy and decorations.

Most dog owners know about the hazards of  chocolate and pets, but there is another lesser known and potentially fatal toxin in candy, gum and baked goods called xylitol.  This natural alternative to sugar can send dogs into seizures with just a tiny amount. The actual candy isn’t the only threat, its wrappers can be just as enticing and deadly. Cats love the shiny crinkly wrappers for play, but when ingested the aluminum foil or cellophane can cause intestinal blockages that could lead to death if untreated.

Your dog could also be attracted to your large decorative jack-o’-lanterns on display in your house.  This could mean disaster for your family if the lantern is lit by a candle’s flame and knocked over, causing a house fire or burning your pet. Instead, protect curious paws and your house with LED candles that will not pose a threat to your family.

For the pups in the neighborhood that will be Trick or Treating with their owners, don’t forget to have treats available to handout. And if you’re looking to surprise your pup with an extra special Halloween treat, Fat Murray’s peanut butter mummies and pumpkins are available for $2.25 each at Purr’n Pooch’s retail boutiques in Wall and Tinton Falls, NJ.

Enter the Purr’n Pooch Pet Halloween Photo Costume Contest

Now that we covered the dangers, let’s have a safe, howling good time! Join Purr’n Pooch for a doggie daycare Halloween Party on Thursday, October 31 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The winner of our costume party at daycare will win a hydrotherapy bath. We are also hosting a photo contest on Facebook. Post your pet’s pic on our Facebook wall and enter to win. The pet picture with the most likes by Nov. 15 at 10 p.m. wins a bath!
Have questions about our doggie daycare packages, call Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts in Tinton Falls at (732) 842-4949 or Wall at (732) 528-8100.

Hop on Over to Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts

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Join us to celebrate Easter on March 19th in Tinton Falls and March 20th in Wall from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.Friends in boarding and daycare will hunt for eggs and enjoy treats on the playground.

Santa “Paws” is Coming to Town! Holiday Happenings at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts

SANTA “PAWS” IS COMING TO TOWN

Santa pictures will be taken throughout the day with dogs that are boarding, getting groomed or having daycare in Tinton Falls on December 17th and in Wall on December 18th. The general public and their pets are invited to the Tinton Falls Training Hall on December 17th between 1 and 3 pm for pet pics with Santa. Cost is $5. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals.

HOLIDAY PHOTO ORNAMENTS

Get in the holiday spirit with ornaments of your best friend! Purr’n Pooch will photograph your pup or kitty and then present you with your very own holiday memory of your fur baby. Cost is $12.95.  Place orders at the Purr’n Pooch Front Desk.

THE PURR-FECT GIFT

Do you know a pet who has been very good all year and would love a day of play on the spacious Purr’n Pooch Pet Resort playgrounds? Or maybe a day of beauty at the spa? Or even a shopping spree at the new boutique? Stuff their stocking with a Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts’ Gift Card!

HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS

Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, 7 am – 3 pm

Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, Office closed

Staff will remain on premises 24 hours to care for all of our holiday guests.

TRAINING CLASSES MAKE GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS!

Proud Parents & Pups Purr’n Pooch’s Trainer Iuliana Gedo, dip. CBST. To register for class or with any questions, call 732-842-4949. If interested in attending a Basic I Class on Saturdays, let us know.

Schedule:
(All Classes Run Weekly for 6 Weeks)
Puppy Basics – Wed., Jan. 11, 7-8PM or Sat., Jan. 28, 10-11AM
Adult Basics 2 – Tuesday, Jan. 10, 7-8PM
Adult Basics 1 – Thursday, Jan. 12, 7-8PM