Happy Holidays from Purr’n Pooch!

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December is a month to spend time with family and friends celebrating the holiday season. Always remember your pets are family to us at Purr’n Pooch and we value the trust you place in us when caring for them. To celebrate with your pet this holiday season we have lots of happenings. Santa will be paying a visit to both resorts. There will be sales in our retail boutiques and a Glitter & Glam spa package to get your pet in the festive spirit.

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

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EVENTS

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
Tuesday, December 5 ~ Tinton Falls
Thursday, December 7 ~ Wall
Santa will be stopping by to take pictures with all his friends in daycare. Walk ins are welcome between the hours of 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Photos will be taken by Goodwin’s Goodtime Photo Booth and available that night for pick up. Cost is $10 per photo and partial proceeds will benefit the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals.

DECEMBER UGLY SWEATER BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, December 12 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, December 13 ~ Wall
Join us for games on the playground as we celebrate our daycare friends born in December. Don’t forget their ugly sweaters. Daycare dog with the “ugliest” sweater will win one free night of luxury boarding. Photos will be posted to Facebook the following day.

 

PET FOOD AND SUPPLY HOLIDAY DRIVE
We will continue collecting pet food and supplies until Friday December 15 to help support local rescue groups and charities this holiday season. Thank you to all our wonderful clients who have already donated.

 

 

PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS GRANTEE DEADLINE
Please remember all grant applications must be postmarked before December 31. Apply now.

 

 

JANUARY TRAINING CLASSES
Our Certified Pet and Dog Trainers (CPDT) specialize in household manners, everyday commands and prepare your dog to obey instructions at home, in public and around other dogs. Our training uses a reward-based curriculum that’s based on positive reinforcement. Classes run for six or seven weeks.

Mind Your Manners
Sundays, 2:30 p.m. ~ First class January 7

Puppy
Sundays, 3:45 p.m. ~ First class January 7

Mind Your Manners
Mondays, 6:00 p.m. ~ First class January 8

Puppy Star
Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. ~ First class January 9

Tricks
Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. ~ First class January 9

CGC Prep
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. ~ First class January 11

PROMOTIONS

SPA SPECIAL: GLITTER GLAM
Our honey almond shampoo moisturizes the coat while the sugar scrub gently exfoliates the tummy and elbows of your pet. The spa package also includes teeth brushing and a spritz of toasted almond cologne. Cost is $25 plus price of bath or grooming.

 

 

RESORT SPOTLIGHT: RELAXATION MASSAGE  
Spoil your pet this holiday season with a relaxing massage after a day of play or when they vacation with us this holiday season. Cost is $30 for this extra pampering service.

 

 

HOSTESS & HOLIDAY GIFTS
Support animals in need by purchasing wines, candles, and wreaths through the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals. Learn more.

 

 

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

December 12 – 20 ~ Happy Hanukkah
Saturday, December 2 ~ National Mutt Day
Monday, December 4 ~ Celebrating World Wildlife Conservation Day
Sunday, December 13 ~ Celebrating National Day of the Horse
Thursday, December 21 ~ First day of Winter
Sunday, December 24 ~ Christmas Eve: Office hours 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, December 25 ~ Merry Christmas: Office closed
Sunday, December 31 ~ New Year’s Eve: Office hours 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, January 1 ~ Happy New Year: Office open for DEPARTURES ONLY (by appointment) 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

 

November is a Season of Thanks

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Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts is thankful for our wonderful clients and dedicated staff. Show your pet how much you appreciate them this month with a conditioning spa treatment or a relaxing massage. Please remember that the resort does book up for boarding and grooming reservations during the holiday season. Make your appointments as soon as possible.

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

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, November 14 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, November 15 ~ Wall
Join us for games on the playground as we celebrate our daycare friends born in November. Photos will be posted to Facebook the following day.

 

NOVEMBER TRAINING CLASSES
Our Certified Pet and Dog Trainers (CPDT) specialize in household manners, everyday commands and prepare your dog to obey instructions at home, in public and around other dogs. Our training uses a reward-based curriculum that’s based on positive reinforcement. Classes run for six or seven weeks. Best of all, basic dog training with Purr’n Pooch is fun because we enjoy helping your pooch learn and grow!

MIND YOUR MANNERS
Sundays, 2:30 p.m. ~ First class November 5

TRICKS
Sundays, 3:45 p.m. ~ First class November 5

MIND YOUR MANNERS
Mondays, 6:00 p.m. ~ First class November 6

PUPPY STAR CLASS
Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. ~ First class November 7

TRICKS
Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. ~ First class November 14

CGC PREP
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. ~ First class November 9
(No class on November 23)

HOLIDAY PHOTO CONTEST
Enter our Annual Holiday Photo contest by submitting a holiday picture of your pet to info@purrnpooch.com by November 30. The winning pet will receive one night stay with play in our luxury lodging. The photo will also be the cover image for our holiday card this year.

 

HOLIDAY PET FOOD & SUPPLIES DRIVE
Wednesday, November 1 – Friday, December 15
Tinton Falls and Wall Pet Resorts
We will be collecting pet supplies and food to be distributed to local rescue groups and charities this holiday season. We thank our generous clients for their contributions during the drive for the hurricane victims and hope we now can help some of our local families and groups in need.

PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS GRANTEE DEADLINE
Please remember all grant applications must be post marked before December 31. Apply now.

PROMOTIONS

SPA SPECIAL: PUMPKIN SPICE
Our gentle, conditioning Pumpkin Spice Shampoo gently cuts through dirt without stripping natural oils and infusing your pet’s coat with aloe and sunflower oil. Spa Special includes shampoo, Pumpkin Spice spray and teeth brushing. Cost is $18 plus price of bath or grooming.

 

RESORT SPOTLIGHT: RETAIL HOLIDAY SPECIALS
Holiday shopping season has begun. Visit us for our Thanksgiving sales weekend.
Friday, November 24 ~ 20% off all treats
Saturday, November 25 ~ 50% off Purr’n Pooch branded merchandise
Sunday, November 26th ~ 20% off all sweaters
Remember to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for flash sales throughout November and December.

HOSTESS & HOLIDAY GIFTS
Support animals in need by purchasing wines, candles, and wreaths through the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals. Learn more.

 

 

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

November ~ Adopt a Senior Pet Month
November ~ National Senior Pet Month
November ~ Pet Cancer Awareness Month
November ~ Pet Diabetes Month
November 5-11 ~ National Animal Shelter & Rescue Appreciation Week
Saturday, November 11 ~ Veterans Day
Monday, November 13 ~ World Kindness Day
Friday, November 17 ~ National Black Cat Appreciation Day
Thursday, November 23 ~ Happy Thanksgiving (Purr’n Pooch Offices Closed)

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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Back to School, Back to Daycare at Purr’n Pooch

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September is the month for learning. Children are going back to school and dogs are coming back to Purr ‘n Pooch for socialization and training. We have new training classes starting this month and we always welcome new pups to our daycare program.  Your pooch can build social skills and play on more than 30 indoor and outdoor play areas that are supervised and kept clean at all times thanks to antimicrobial turf technology.

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

LABOR DAY
Our office hours will be 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. All boarding guests still supervised 24 hours, 365 days a year

 

 

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, September 12 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, September 13 ~ Wall
Join us for games on the playground and in our fresh water pools as we celebrate our daycare friends born in September. Photos will be posted to Facebook the following day.

 

SEPTEMBER BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO TRAINING
Our Certified Pet and Dog Trainers (CPDT) specialize in household manners, everyday commands and prepare your dog to obey instructions at home, in public and around other dogs. Our 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! Our classes run for six or seven weeks in our Tinton Falls Resort. Call 732-842-4949 or email info@purrnpooch.com for more information.

Sunday, September 10 ~ 2 p.m.
MIND YOUR MANNERS
(No class on September 17)

Sunday, September 10 ~ 3:15 p.m.
AGILITY FOR FUN
(no class on September 17)

Sunday, September 10 ~ 4:30 p.m.
PUPPY BASIC
(No class on September 17th)

Monday, September 11 ~ 6 p.m.
MIND YOUR MANNERS

Tuesday, September 12 ~ 6 p.m.
AGILITY FOR FUN

Thursday, September 14 ~ 6 p.m.
CANINE GOOD CITIZENSHIP PREP CLASS

PROMOTIONS

SPA SPECIAL: APRICOT CHAMOMILE
Relaxing and soothing Apricot Chamomile spa package. The shampoo has the refreshing smell of apricots and the calming chamomile flower scent. The package includes shampoo, teeth brushing and spray with fresh apricot and a hint of soothing chamomile. Cost is $18 plus price of bath or grooming.

 

 

RESORT SPOTLIGHT: RETAIL BOUTIQUE
Our retail boutiques in both locations are stocked with healthy foods, treats, and fashionable items for your pet’s needs. Too busy to stop and pick up your pets food on your way home from work? We sell SOJO’s Complete Raw Diet, Stella & Chewy’s Dinner Patties in a variety of flavors, and Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula in chicken and lamb. Our shelves are always being restocked in the latest fashion collars and leashes. Currently we are proud to present the Forever Mootsy line of rope collars and leashes.

 

REFER A FRIEND PROMOTION
Refer a new client to us and once they register receive a $5 coupon towards your next visit. Coupon can not be used for retail items or combined with any other promotional offer.

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

September ~ Disaster Preparedness Month
September ~ Happy, Healthy Cat Month
September ~ Senior Pet Month
September 4 ~ National Wildlife Day
September 8 ~ Iguana Awareness Day
Monday, September 11 ~ Patriot Day
Monday, September 11 ~ National Pet Memorial Day
Wednesday, September 13 ~ Hug Your Hound 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).

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Summer Fun Continues at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts

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Summer is going by so quickly, but there is still enough time for your pet to come, stay, and play with their friends in our spacious turfed backyards and fresh water pools. Remember while you are beachside your pet can be poolside at Purr’n Pooch.

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

AGILITY FOR FUN TRAINING CAMP FOR KIDS  
Wondering if your dog would like agility? Looking for something fun and different for your kids to do this summer? Agility for Fun Kids Camp will teach the fundamentals of agility to your children and pet. Camp will be held August 7 through August 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The camp is for children between the ages of 7 and 14 and the cost is $150 plus tax. Parent or guardian must remain with student during the camp. Please email info@purrnpooch.com or call 732-842-4949 for more information.

AUGUST BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, August 15 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, August 16 ~ Wall  
Join us for games on the playground and in our fresh water pools as we celebrate our daycare friends born in August. Photos will be posted to Facebook the following day.

 

8TH ANNUAL PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS SUMMER GALA
Wednesday, August 16, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Channel Club ~ 1 Channel Drive ~ Monmouth Beach, NJ
Music by the Billy Walton Band
Raw Bar by The Lusty Lobster
Dinner ~ Dancing ~ Raffles ~ Games
Tickets ~ $175 per person
Purchase tickets now >

SEPTEMBER BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO TRAINING
Our Certified Pet and Dog Trainers (CPDT) specialize in household manners, everyday commands and prepare your dog to obey instructions at home, in public and around other dogs. Our 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! Our classes run for six or seven weeks in our Tinton Falls Resort.  Call 732-842-4949 or email info@purrnpooch.com for more information.

Sunday, September 10 ~ 2 p.m.  
MIND YOUR MANNERS
(No class on September 17)

Sunday, September 10 ~ 3:15 p.m.  
AGILITY FOR FUN
(no class on September 17)

Sunday, September 10 ~ 4:30 p.m.
PUPPY BASIC    
(No class on September 17th)

Monday, September 11 ~ 6 p.m.
MIND YOUR MANNERS

Tuesday, September 12 ~ 6 p.m.
AGILITY FOR FUN

Thursday, September 14 ~ 6 p.m.  
CANINE GOOD CITIZENSHIP PREP CLASS

 

PROMOTIONS

SPA SPECIAL: BARK FOR BLUEBERRIES
A brighter coat and relaxing spa bath are just what your pet needs this summer. Our spa package includes blueberry shampoo, blueberry conditioner, blueberry facial, teeth brushing, and long lasting blueberry cologne. Cost is $25 plus cost of bath or grooming.

 

 

RESORT SPOTLIGHT: RELAXATION MASSAGE
Looking to treat your best friend to something special? Massages can decrease stress and anxiety, ease muscle tension and soreness, increase circulation, and contribute to healthy coat and skin. Massages can be added to any daycare or boarding stay for $30.

 

INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE WEEK
International Assistance Week was created to recognize all the hard working dogs who assist their owners in their daily lives. These pets allow their companions to live fuller lives and help their owners with medical, mental, and physical problems. In honor of International Assistance Week (August 6 to 12) Purr’n Pooch will give 15% off all baths for certified service dogs.

 

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

Tuesday, August 1 ~ Universal Birthday for All Shelter Dogs
Tuesday, August 8 ~ International Cat Day
Tuesday, August 15 ~ National Check the Chip Day
Thursday, August 17 ~ National Black Cat Appreciation Day
Saturday, August 19 ~ International Homeless Animals Day
Tuesday, August 22 ~ National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
Saturday, August 26 ~ Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
Wednesday, 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).

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Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer at Purr’n Pooch

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Summer is in full swing and hopefully the weather will be gorgeous for all our furry guests.  Our fresh water pools are opened and ready for business.  Please remember that the summer is a busy time of year, so make your pet’s reservation in advance.

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

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY
Tuesday, July 4
Our office hours will be 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All boarding guests still supervised 24 hours, 365 days a year.

 

 

JULY BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, June 11 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, June 12 ~ Wall
Join us for games on the playground and in our fresh water pools as we celebrate our daycare friends born in July. Photos will be posted to Facebook the following day.

 

AGILITY FOR FUN TRAINING CAMP FOR KIDS  
Wondering if your dog would like agility? Looking for something fun and different for your kids to do this summer? Agility for Fun Kids Camp will teach the fundamentals of agility to your children and pet. Camp will be held July 17 through July 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The camp is for children between the ages of 7 and 14 and the cost is $150 plus tax. Parent or guardian must remain with student during the camp. Please email info@purrnpooch.com or call 732-842-4949 for more information.

8TH ANNUAL PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS SUMMER GALA
Wednesday, August 16, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Channel Club ~ 1 Channel Drive ~ Monmouth Beach, NJ
Music by the Billy Walton Band
Raw Bar by The Lusty Lobster
Open Bar ~ Dinner ~ Dancing ~ Raffles ~ Games
Tickets ~ $150 per person until June 15
($175 after August 1 and at the door)
Purchase tickets now >

PROMOTIONS

FACEBOOK SUMMER PHOTO CONTEST
In honor of All American Pet Photo Day we are having a photo contest on Facebook. Submit your pet’s summer fun photos to info@purrnpooch.com between Monday, July 10 and Friday, July 14. We will create an album of all entries and post it on Monday, July 17. The pet with the most likes as of Monday, July 24 at 9 a.m. will win a two night complimentary stay in our luxury guest room including playtime.

SPA SPECIAL: BARK FOR BLUEBERRIES
A brighter coat and relaxing spa bath are just what your pet needs this summer. Our spa package includes blueberry shampoo, blueberry conditioner, blueberry facial, teeth brushing, and long lasting blueberry cologne. Cost is $25 plus cost of bath or grooming.

 

 

RESORT SPOTLIGHT: YUMMY ORGANIC FROZEN YOGURT DESSERT
After a day of play, guests can enjoy a healthy, organic frozen yogurt sandwich homemade by Jodes Happy Tails. Cost is $5 per treat.

 

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

July ~ Lost Pet Prevention Month
July 11 ~ All American Pet Photo Day
July 15 ~ National Pet Fire Safety Day (Sticker Giveaway)
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).

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Summer Fun Begins at Purr’n Pooch

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Summer is finally here and our pools are open! Our daycare and boarding dogs will be enjoying their time outdoors with their friends in our shaded playgrounds and fresh water pools. Check out all the events and promotions that are happening this month.

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

JUNE BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, June 13 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, June 14 ~ Wall
Join us for games and treats on the Purr’n Pooch playground as we celebrate our daycare friends born in the month of June.

 

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY
Sunday, June 18
Starting on Thursday, June 15 fathers will receive a special gift when dropping off or picking up their pets.

 

 

TRAINING CLASSES
Group classes are a great way to bond with your pet while teaching them manners.
Agility 4 Fun: Tuesday, June 20 (6 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
Puppy Class: Thursday, June 22 (6 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
Mind Your Manners (Basic I): Monday, June 26 (6 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
Email info@purrnpooch.com for more information.

PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS
SUMMER GALA
Wednesday, August 16, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Channel Club
1 Channel Drive ~ Monmouth Beach , NJ 07750
Music by the Billy Walton Band
Raw Bar by The Lusty Lobster
Dinner ~ Dancing ~ Raffles ~ Games
Tickets ~ $125 per person until June 15
($150 after June 15 ~ $175 after August 1 and at the door)
Purchase tickets now >

PROMOTIONS

SPA SPECIAL: TROPICAL ESCAPE   
Indulge your pet in a relaxing moisturizing coconut lime verbena shampoo, kiwi coconut conditioner, tropical spritz, and teeth brushing. $18 when added to a grooming or bath visit. Call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) to make an appointment.

 

 

RESORT SPOTLIGHT: PLAY’N GAMES
Give your pet an added bonus to any boarding or daycare visit.  Dogs will try their paws at agility, puzzle games, or scent work. Cost of this fun service is an additional $35.
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PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

June ~ Adopt a Cat Month
June ~ National Pet Preparedness Month
June 4 ~ Hug Your Cat Day
June 9 ~ Pet Memorial Day
June 18 ~ Father’s Day
June 20 ~ National Dog Party Day
June 21 ~ First Day of Summer

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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Puppy Love: Your Puppy’s Social Development Can Benefit From the Right Daycare Experience

 

 

 

Spring is on it’s way and as we prepare to welcome longer and longer and warmer and warmer days –we are also excited to get out there more with our puppies. Yes… puppies!

It’s no secret that puppies are one of the most popular gifts people give to each other (or get for themselves!) for the winter holidays like Christmas and Hanukah. If a puppy wasn’t part of the winter celebrations, Spring is a popular time of year for families to welcome a puppy into the home as we cheer for the leaves appearing on the trees and the crocuses and daffodils blooming.

Whether the little furry bundle of energy and love is adopted from a shelter or purchased from a reputable breeder, all puppies are adorable… and seriously supercharged with energy! Human companions are well advised to consider socializing their new family member with other humans and dogs — early. The first year of a dog’s development is a crucial period for puppies to learn how to interpret and respond to social cues from other canines as well as humans. Good experiences will encourage and reinforce positive behavior while negative or limited experience will likely result in problem behaviors that make life together more stressful for both human and canine.

This time of year, Purr’n Pooch’s Wall and Tinton Falls locations enjoy an influx of puppies looking for the right daycare experience. Some are with families that are familiar to us thanks to other pet guests. Some come to us with their human families for the first time. In either case, we are delighted to greet each and every potential new guest – and of course we have a special place in our hearts for the puppies.

Daycare as a great way to help socialize and exercise your puppy – if the facility you’re working with has the right experience and a philosophy of care that creates the best camp experience for the dogs they care for. At Purr’n Pooch, we’re fortunate to have a staff members like Connor Kelly, a specialist in canine temperament at Purr’n Pooch.

Connor Kelly joined Purr’n Pooch two and a half years ago. Connor’s primary role is conducting the intake and evaluation assessment for first time clients. This includes documenting all the necessary background to make sure we are able to provide superior care and service as well as a thorough evaluation of the dog’s personality and developmental stage. It’s an intensive process, but necessary for each pet to be placed in the best group for them —– one that complements their personality and engages them in a positive, constructive manner.

“Dogs are happiest when they have opportunities to successfully socialize with other dogs,” Connor says. “And the key here is ‘successfully’. I work with each and every new daycare guest to make sure we are setting them up for success. This may mean I try them out first with one, even tempered dog to see how they interact and then slowly introduce them to larger and larger groups that seem to be a good fit. This can take several visits – but it’s worth it to make sure the dog is actually having the best experience.”

Connor actually uses his dog, Speedy, to help determine a new dog’s temperament and comfort level with other dogs. “Speedy’s an English bulldog with a pretty laid back personality – a great dog for a new camper to meet and interact with. Especially puppies. He’s great with puppies. They chew on him, and he just sits there like nothing’s going on.”

Assessing new dogs and introducing them to their play groups takes time and requires an intense focus on each and every dog, but Connor wouldn’t trade his job for any other. “Last summer alone, I must have done over 500 intakes in the Wall location,” says Connor. “It’s one of the most rewarding feelings to watch a dog you helped integrate having the time of their life playing and bonding with their group.”

Connor says that the socialization process at day care is especially important for puppies. “Puppies don’t usually have a great grasp on social skills,” he says. “They are prone to making a lot of mistakes with how they approach older dogs. They don’t have tons of experience interpreting body language and other cues that help them moderate their behavior which means it’s easy for them to get into trouble if they aren’t properly introduced to their play group. A great daycare experience can make the socialization process lot easier and a not-so-great experience can mean they’re going to start imitating the worst behavior in other dogs.”

The Palazzo family, which includes Dick, Mary, Koren and Betsy, owns and operates Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts. Opening there doors over 45 years ago, Dick has established a reputation of being one of the foremost behaviorists and trainers in the pet industry. His experience and education has led to training and assessing thousands of pups each year. Dick has always taught the importance of a thorough, conscientious, initial evaluation – especially for puppies.

“Connor is doing a tremendous job of understanding our guests that come through our doors. When puppies come to visit us, we allow each pup to demonstrate his own behavior. We then take notes on their communication skills, energy level, and their personality when presented with different situations and changes in their environment. I want to see what his comfort zone is with other dogs and humans. When my staff and I feel we have a good understanding of a pup, then  – and only then – do we move forward with integrating that pup into the day camp community at a pace the pup is most comfortable with.”

Interested to know more about Purr’n Pooch’s daycare program for puppies (and older!)? Call today: Tinton Falls Location – 732.842-4949, or the Wall Location – 732.528.8100.

 

 

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

May Arrives with Flowers, Fun and Friends

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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

PNP-CC-May-Dates-Insets

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.

Some “Bunny” Loves Your Pets at Purr’n Pooch This April

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SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

At Purr’n Pooch, some “bunny” loves your pet! Visit us for fun with friends in daycare and pampering by our spa and grooming professionals. From Easter egg hunts to training classes, we have many good reasons to hop around Purr’n Pooch this month. We also look forward to our annual visits from friends during Spring Break. We hope to have you visit soon.

EVENTS

PNP-CC-April-Egg-HuntEASTER EGG HUNT
Wednesday, April 1 ~ 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tinton Falls & Wall Locations
Your pup is invited to join friends in boarding and daycare to hunt for eggs and enjoy treats and games on the playground. Pictures will be taken and posted on Purr’n Pooch’s Facebook page. Visit our website for daycare rates.

PNP-CC-April-BirthdaysAPRIL BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, April 21 ~ Tinton Fall
Wednesday, April 22 ~ 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 April. Photos will be posted on our Facebook page.

PNP-CC-April-TrainingTRAINING ACADEMY: MIND YOUR MANNERS CLASS
Thursdays ~ 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 pm ~ Starts April 2
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 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.

PNP-CC-April-Inset-Alex-and-AniCHARMED BY CHARITY EVENT
Tuesday, April 14 ~ 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
You’re Invited to a Charmed by Charity event at Alex and Ani in Red Bank at 12 Broad Street! 15% of all sales will go directly to the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals. Enjoy Lite Bites and (+) Energy Punch. RSVP at savelives@purrnpoochfoundation.org.

 

PNP-CC-April-Inset-First-AidPET FIRST AID & CPR TRAINING AT PURR’N POOCH
Sunday, April 26 ~ 12:00 noon
Join us for an American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Pet First Aid & CPR training session at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts in Tinton Falls. Cost to attend is $45. Payment must be in cash or check. Space is limited. Please call 732.842.4949 or email info@purrnpooch.com to register.

PROMOTIONS

PNP-CC-April-ID-TagRETAIL SPECIAL: 10% OFF ID TAGS
April 13-19 to celebrate National Pet ID Week

 

 

 

 

PNP-CC-April-SpaHONEY BUNNY SPA SPECIAL
Indulge your pet in honey almond shampoo, sugar scrub, a teeth brushing, and choice of honey bunny or jelly bean cologne. Cost is $25 when added to grooming or bath visit. To make an appointment, call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall).

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

PNP-CC-April-EasterHAPPY EASTER, FRIENDS!
Sunday, April 5
The office is closed, but we are staffed 24 hours a day for the comfort and care of your pets.

April ~ National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
April 11 ~  National Pet Day
April 22 ~ Earth Day
April 26 ~ National Kids & Pets Day

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