When You’re Beachside, Your Pet Can Be Poolside

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Make it a guilt free summer; don’t leave your pet behind while on vacation or at the beach. Bring them to Purr’n Pooch for some summer fun of their own! Pets play games with friends in our fresh water pools, water parks and playgrounds, or enjoy some R&R with our spa and grooming professionals and siestas in our air conditioned suites. From massages to spa baths, grooming and a Piña Colada spa special, we’re ready to indulge your pets.

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.

EVENTS

PNP-CC-August-BirthdayAUGUST BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, August 9 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, August 10 ~ 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 August. Photos will be posted on our Facebook page.

PNP-CC-PNPFA-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 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. $125 per person ($150 at door).
Learn more and purchase tickets>

EVENTS

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! Shampoo is formulated to clean, condition and moisturize all coat types. Good for all breeds. Contains panthenol (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. Extra natural
coat conditioning is derived from wheat protein.
$18 plus price of grooming or bath.

PNP-CC-August-Service-DayINTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE DOG WEEK
August 2 – 8
To honor International Assistance Dog Week, 15% off baths for all certified service dogs.

 

 

 

PNP-CC-August-International-Cat-DayINTERNATIONAL CAT DAY
Week of August 8-14
To honor cats, free text pictures for all cats in honor of International Cat Day.

 

 

 

PNP-CC-August-DozerPAWS FOR SUMMER PHOTO CONTEST
Congratulations to Dozer, winner of our “Paws” for Summer Photo Contest! Dozer will receive a two night complimentary stay in our luxury guest room including playtime. Thank you to all who entered.

 

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

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August 2-8 ~ International Assistance Dog Week
Monday, August 8 ~ International Cat Day
Wednesday, August 17 ~ National Black Cat Appreciation Day
Friday, August 26 ~ National Dog Day
Sunday, August 28 ~ Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
Tuesday, August 30 ~ National Holistic Pet 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. >

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. >

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.

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

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

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

View the full menu of rates and services. >

EVENTS

PNP-CC-January-BirthdaysBIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, January 19 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, January 20 ~ Wall
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Pups in boarding and daycare will enjoy treats and games on our playgrounds as they celebrate the birthdays of their friends born in January.

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

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

PROMOTIONS

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

POSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aquatic Exercise and Swimming Helps Dogs Build Strength, Confidence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Purr’n Pooch offers aquatic exercise sessions in our indoor spa pool located in Wall, NJ. Our experienced pet care instructors will care and comfort your dog with ease and patience. Swimming, games, and other exercise routines are part of the fun as your friend learns to move and play gently in our warm, spa waters. Private sessions are available and the pool setting is calm and quiet – ideal for relaxation and rejuvenation. Click here for more information.

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).

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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

PNP-CC-November-Dates

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