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).

View the full menu of rates and services. >

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).

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. >

Spring Has Sprung at Purr’n Pooch This April

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At Purr’n Pooch we’re celebrating spring with lots of exciting events and promotions. Visit us for fun with friends in daycare, boarding and pampering by our spa and grooming professionals. We also look forward to seeing new and old friends during Spring Break.

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

View the full menu of rates and services. >

EVENTS

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

PNP-CC-April-Inset-PNPFA-LogoCHARITY: LEND A PAW

Throughout the year the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals hosts activities and events to raise funds for charities helping animals in need across the country. Join us and led a paw!

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

PNP-CC-April-Inset-Alex-and-AniSHOP TO DONATE AT ALEX AND ANI
Monday, May 2 ~ 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
12 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ
We invite you to join us for an Alex and Ani Charmed by Charity Event. 15% of all sales will go directly to the Purr’n Pooch Foundation. Enjoy Lite Bites and (+) Energy Punch. RSVP to savelives@purrnpoochfoundation.org.

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

PROMOTIONS

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

PNP-CC-April-Inset-WeddingMAKE YOUR DOG PART OF YOUR SPECIAL DAY!
Wedding Packages
Include your best friend on your wedding day for a walk down the aisle, pictures and more! We will handle, transport, groom and board your pup for the special occasion. Learn more >

POSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

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

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

View the full menu of rates and services. >

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. >

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

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.

Oodles of Doodles in Dog Daycare

Oodles of Doodles at Purr'n Pooch Pet Resorts

What do you get when you mix a poodle with a Labrador retriever? Or an Australian Shepherd? Or a Schnauzer? Or a Wheaten Terrier? Why, oodles of doodles of course!

Doodle dogs are quickly becoming America’s favorite family pet. At Purr’n Pooch, we are seeing the number of doodle mixes staying and playing with us on the rise and their owners are head over heels with their fun loving personality and coat. Doodle dogs are hybrids, a mix between a Poodle and another dog breed, like a Lab (Labradoodle), a Schnauzer (Schnoodle), or a Wheaten Terrier (Whoodle).

“The doodle comes from a poodle, either standard or mini, and wide variety of other breeds with different coat textures,” said Jennifer Connors, an employee of Purr’n Pooch for more than 20 years. “The combination really brings out the best traits in both breeds.”

Like so many mix breed dogs, hybrids like doodles used to fill animal shelters waiting to be adopted. Now they’re all the rage, partly because of a poodle’s non-shedding and allergy-friendly hair.

Kendall Petschauer and her family sought out a doodle hybrid for their hypoallergenic benefits and found Sebastian, mix between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, or a Goldendoodle. Sebastian, named after the University of Miami mascot, is two years old and likes to keep his family on their toes.

“Sebastian is so intelligent and can easily outsmart us,” said Kendall. “He hides things in closets and drawers, which he can open with his nose. He turns it into a game.”

Kathy Smith and her family found their forever friend in a Whoodle named Woodward, or Woody for short. Her three kids picked Woody because he was cute, but the family soon discovered the health benefits of doodles.

“He doesn’t shed,” said Kathy. “It makes cleaning the house so much easier and is nice when we have guests who have allergies.”

Another benefit of doodle hybrids? Mixing dog breeds can weed out inherited genetic problems that can affect purebred pups, making mixed dogs healthier. Hybrid dogs tend to have much more moderate personalities and fit well in households with children.

“Sebastian is so playful and full of energy,” said Kathy. “He loves to jump and spin when he sees you, even if you just leave the room for one minute and come back in. It’s like it’s the first time he’s seen you in forever!”

Matt Fischer and his wife found their furry doodle in Ruby, a one-year-old Sheepadoodle. Sixty-pound Ruby is a hybrid between an Old English Sheep Dog and a Poodle, and as loyal as any guard dog.

Doodles come in all shapes and sizes, which makes them the perfect pup for any lifestyle. Purr’n Pooch sees all types of doodle dogs, including Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, Sheepdoodles, Whoodles, and even St. Bernard Doodles.

“Purr’n Pooch is a great place for doodles because they tend to have a lot of energy and are extremely smart and need the stimulation,” said Jennifer. “Doodles love daycare, agility, scent work, and puzzles.”

Sebastian was trained at Purr’n Pooch when he was just a young pup, where he learned how to sit, come, walk on a leash and socialize with other dogs. Kendall says the training was a huge reason why Sebastian is such a well-behaved pup.

“They take such good care of him when he’s there,” said Kendall. “He has so much energy that it’s almost impossible to tire him out, but at Purr’n Pooch he gets all the exercise he needs.”

Woody loves Purr’n Pooch so much that he knows exactly when he’s headed to play with his puppy friends, and will sit calmly in anticipation until he arrives.

“He’s greeted so warmly by the staff,” said Kathy. “Once he’s there he just plays and we never worry about him.”

Even young pup Ruby plays with her furry friends so much during her stays at Purr’n Pooch that she comes home exhausted and ready for bed.

“My wife and I work all day and we don’t want to keep her in a crate,” said Matt. “We know at Purr’n Pooch she’ll get the love and care she needs. Animals definitely come first there and the entire staff really cares about our pets.”

These smart, loyal and lovable pups are sure to be popular among dog lover for years. Doodles are here to stay, and Purr’n Pooch looks forward to welcoming oodles of doodles as well as all types of dogs to our pet resort family.

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

Back to the Pool at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts!

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SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

September may have the kids heading back to school, but at Purr’n Pooch our friends are back in the pool. Our freshwater pools are filled daily and available for your dog’s enjoyment through the end of the month. As long as the weather is warm, outdoor fun in daycare and boarding will include playground games and swims in our water parks. We also have agility classes for students heading back to training. Our classes are stress-free and fun for owner and pet.

Don’t forget to also come by and indulge your best friend in an apple scented shampoo and spa treatment. Lots of activities to wag a tail about this month at Purr’n Pooch!

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

EVENTS

PNP-CC-September-BirthdaySEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, September 15 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, September 16 ~ 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 September. Photos will be posted on our Facebook page.

PNP-CC-September-FinsFINS FUNDRAISER
Monday, September 21 ~11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
FINS has partnered with the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals to help raise money for a great cause. Visit any FINS location on Monday, September 21 from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., show our event flyer on your phone, and a portion of your check will go to the foundation.
Learn more and download the flyer >

PNP-CC-September-AgilityAGILITY4FUN CLASSES
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Starting September 12
No matter the breed of dog you have, you and your four legged furry friends can enjoy the fun of agility together. Agility4Fun is designed for all dogs and their owners to enjoy the sport of agility. Agility at Purr’n Pooch is all about fun. It’s a different way for you to exercise your dog and it’s good exercise for you too. It’s great if you want to take your basic training to the next level, we have the course for you. 6 weeks is $200, plus tax or drop-ins welcome. Cost: $35 per class. Email info@purrnpooch.com to enroll.

PROMOTIONS

PNP-CC-September-DaycareBACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO DAYCARE
Buy a 30 day pass get a free bath.  Free bath must be used by October 31.

 

 

 

PNP-CC-September-RetailRETAIL PROMOTION
Retail is 50% off all summer collars, leashes, and harnesses.

 

 

 

PNP-CC-September-Spa2APPLES SPA PROMOTION
Treat your pup to a rejuvenating fall spa treatment. Our Professional Pet Products® AromaCare™ Clarifying Apple Shampoo gently removes dulling deposits and built-up impurities, using naturally cleansing apple extracts. It revitalizes the coat, leaving it soft, smooth, shiny with the fragrant luscious scent of fresh-cut green apples. Teeth brushing included. $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

PNP-CC-September-DisasterSeptember ~ National Disaster Preparedness Month
For important information on creating a disaster plan for your pet and family, visit the American Red Cross website >

 

 

 

PNP-CC-September-MemorialSeptember 13 ~ National Pet Memorial Day

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

Fun in the Sun with Your Pets in Monmouth County

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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 here at Purr’n Pooch.

The freshwater pools let pets splash and play while staying cool, and the indoor pool at our Wall location lets your pet get aquatic exercise. After a long day of swimming, pups can relax in the shade at our playground or in the air-conditioned suites.

KONG® toys are also a big hit in the hot summer months with the pooches, especially when we fill them with frozen peanut butter and other treats! And the kitties are happily snoozing in the sun near the windows and playing on the jungle gym, rock walls and waterfalls.

Purr’n Pooch always celebrates birthdays and other special occasions with private and monthly parties, featuring Jodes Happy Tail yogurt treats for dessert! Pets that come in for daycare on Tuesdays can participate in Play ‘N Games –  fun activities centered around agility, puzzles, and scent work. There is an additional $35 fee for this service. And on Saturdays, we have our agility classes, which take place both inside and out.

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.

But when your pet isn’t hanging with us, make sure to take them out on the town to any of the pet friendly events in Monmouth County, NJ!

Wonder Bar Yappy Hour

Mom and Dad can cool off this summer with a cold drink while doggies get to romp and play in a safe, fenced in area at Yappy Hour at the Wonder Bar, 5th & Ocean Aves. in Asbury Park, NJ. Hours are Monday and Friday: 6-9 p.m. (small dogs only), and Saturday and Sunday: 1-7 p.m. (all size dogs). The area features doggie swimming pools, an agility area, and a ‘time out’ area for pooches who need to unwind. The fenced-in area is a place where dogs and owners can spend time getting used to Yappy Hour. Dogs must be neutered and have up-to-date rabies tag or dog license. Choke, prong and spike collars are not permitted, nor are toys or dog food. Owners are expected to pick up after their dogs. There is dog security at all times to keep human and canine guests safe and comfy. The Yappy Hour deck is restricted to customers 21 and over.

Red Bank Dog Days of Summer

Pooches and their people can enjoy an evening of shopping, dining and socializing this summer at Red Bank Dog Days of Summer on the third Tuesday of each month from 6-9 p.m. The last event of the season will take place Tuesday, September 1. Monmouth Street will be closed to traffic to accommodate dozens of vendors featuring clothing, toys, collars, leashes, jewelry, artwork and more. Pet rescues and charities will also be on site to promote pet adoptions and awareness, including ASPCA, Humane Society, Save US Pets, Paws for a Cause and Home Free Animal Rescue. Purr’n Pooch will be there too, so make sure to visit our table! Dogs must be on a leash.

Asbury Park and Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival

Let your pooch get his groove on at the two remaining Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation Summer Series of Festivals! Enjoy a day of live performances by talented jazz and blues musicians, food, crafter and sponsor exhibits, a wine and beer garden, and activities for the entire family, including pups! The Asbury Park event will take place Saturday, July 18 from noon to 8 p.m. at Bradley Park, located at 5th and Ocean Avenue. The Long Branch festival will take place Saturday, August 29 from noon to 10 p.m. followed by fireworks at The Great Lawn on the Boardwalk, located on Cooper Ave. The festival is rain or shine, dog friendly, free to the public, and all ages are welcome to attend.