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.

Keeping Pets Safe This 4th of July and Summer

Keeping Pets Safe This 4th of July and Summer

Fourth of July and summer fireworks can be scary experiences for pets.  Dogs, cats, and other animals can get spooked easily by the loud bang of fireworks, and it’s our job to do whatever we can to help keep them safe. Animals may get scared or confused when the unexpected bang occurs, causing them to runaway in fright, or otherwise injure themselves out of fear.

Here are some tips to help keep our animal friends safe during 4th of July and summer fireworks:

  1. Give pets a safe environment from the loud noises. Dogs often like to be in a small space when they feel frightened, such as their crate or dog bed. Cats routinely hide in closets or under beds during fireworks. Make sure you know where your furry friends are before and after the fireworks display.
  2. In or outdoors, avoid leaving pets alone during fireworks. If you must leave pets alone, make sure all windows and doors are securely shut. Familiar noises like the T.V., a fan or the air conditioner can help lessen the stress of the loud noises.
  3. If your pet seems scared, avoid punishment and speak calmly and cheerfully. Give pets a distraction from the loud booms with a KONG® toy full of treats. At Purr’n Pooch we fill the toy up with treats then seal it up with peanut butter and put it in the freezer. Pups love to lick the frozen peanut butter then get to the treat. Specific treats are made for pet relaxation. At both Purr’n Pooch retail store locations, we have Pet Naturals Vermont Calming Treats for all kinds of pets. All-natural, long-lasting Churpi Chews are also a good bet.
  4. Gentle pressure can help relieve anxiety. If a furry friend feels stressed, a wrap fastened around the midsection can calm the nervous system through a hug-like pressure. We suggest using Thundershirt, available at both Purr’n Pooch locations in sizes XS, S, M, L, and XL.
  5. Don’t forget about the ears. Our pets are sensitive to loud noises just like us, and Mutt Muffs Hearing Protection for dogs is a great way to protect hearing. The muffs are comfortable, lightweight and come with adjustable straps and wide, foam-filled ear seals for the highest level of comfort. Make sure to supervise your pooch while the muffs are on.
  6. ID your pet. Make sure all your pets have an ID tag or microchip so they can be returned to your loving home if they escape.
  7. Educate yourself. Make sure you know when your community, and surrounding area, is having fireworks displays so you can be prepared to protect your pets.

Here is a list of popular Jersey Shore fireworks displays:

  • Atlantic Highlands Fireworks: July 3 at 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Point Pleasant Beach Fireworks: July 2 at 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Manasquan Fireworks & More: July 4 at 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Ocean Township Fireworks: July 3 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Brick Summerfest: July 2 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Asbury Park Fireworks:July 4 at 9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Bradley Beach Fireworks, Dance & Swim: July 3 at 9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Long Branch NJ Oceanfest& Fireworks: July 4 at 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • West Long Branch Fireworks: July 4 from 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Wildwood 4th of July: July 3 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Seaside Heights Fireworks: July 4 from 9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Ocean City July 4th: July 1 at 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • LBI Fireworks: July 4 at 9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Atlantic City Fireworks: July 3 at 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

WEEKLY DISPLAYS

  • Wildwood: Every Friday night at 10 p.m. in July and August
  • Point Pleasant Beach: Every Thursday night at dark in July and August
  • Seaside Heights: Every Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m. in July and August

From all of us at Purr’n Pooch, we wish you a very happy and safe Fourth of July together, pets and people. Remember to take care of our furry friends so we can all be safe and enjoy the summer.

 

Stimulate Your Pet’s Mind and Body with Play

Stimulate Your Pet's Mind and Body with PlayDo you spend most of your time laying on the couch or in bed staring at the wall? Probably not. You’re most likely keeping yourself occupied at work or engaged in some type of activity you enjoy. What do you think would happen to you if you spent each day doing absolutely nothing? It would certainly have some negative effects on your physical and mental health. The same goes for our pets. Just like us, a lack of activity and stimulation is not good for their health, nor is it something they enjoy.

Physical activity and mental stimulation through play are very important for pets. All pups are born with innate play skills. They have deeply rooted instincts to search, chase, grab and tug. Without play, dogs may show behavioral problems due to boredom and excess energy. This makes sense because they’re meant to lead active lives. It’s important for your dog to play in order for him to live a happy and healthy life.

Just like dogs, cats are also born with instincts to play. When you look at what they do in the wild, it’s obvious why they need to play.  Cats are naturally curious, so when they are not mentally stimulated, they can become depressed and lethargic.  Similar to dogs, cats are also more likely to develop behavioral problems such as insecurity, aggression, urine marking, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, when stressed or anxious because of boredom.

Take time to play with your pets every day. If you have a cat, find something that engages his interest, like interactive toys. Interactive playing strengthens the bond between you and your cat. It also lets your cat hone his hunting skills, release energy, gain confidence and get in a good exercise – all beneficial to his physical and mental health.

With a dog, there are countless ways to play, both indoors and outdoors. Fetch, scent games, puzzles, tug of war, running, walking and training are all great activities. Just like with a cat, play will strengthen the bond between you and your pooch.

Because most people are constantly busy, pets often end up spending much of their time home alone not doing very much. We can only imagine they’d feel the same as a human would if they spent each day as a couch potato. Daycare facilities are the perfect solution for a pet to avoid a lazy life. While you’re away, they’re sure to be occupied with lots of fun activities, such as puzzles, games and space to run, play and socialize.

Here are some ways we exercise your pet’s mind and body at Purr’n Pooch.

Playground Activities

At Purr’n Pooch, we have hygienically effective turf and natural grass yards, as well as puppy playground equipment, where pups get to run around, play and socialize. Playground fun will give your dog physical and mental exercise, while practicing social skills with other dogs.

Splish, Splash: Pool Time

The best part about this time of year is that our outdoor pools are open! Swimming and splashing around in our in our supervised outdoor and indoor water parks provide both mental and physical stimulation for our visiting boarding and daycare pups. They help your dog to socialize, get in a cardio vascular workout, and of course, cool off! We offer several freshwater pools and water elements like fountains and waterfalls for their enjoyment. Pool time rates are available here.

Cattery

All cats need mental stimulation, especially indoor cats. Our cattery in Tinton Falls features a 22-foot waterfall, and rock wall for climbing and playing is perfect for occupying even the most finicky of cats. Our windows with perches provide mental stimulation as cats look outside to observe.

Social activities with humans enrich a cat’s environment. At Purr’n Pooch, cats experience private play time, explore rooms, lounge, and use toys provided in our fully equipped cattery.

Food Puzzle Toys

When there is food involved, pets are sure to be interested in whatever is going on. Food puzzle KONG® toys and are an excellent way to keep pets entertained and mentally stimulated. These puzzles are sturdy containers, made of hard rubber or plastic, that hold food or treats inside but don’t give pets easy access to the food. They have holes on each end or on the sides, and pets must work to get the food to come out by shaking, pawing, rolling, nibbling or licking the toy. Food puzzle toys require time, patience and problem-solving. Visit our Wall and Tinton Falls, NJ retail boutiques to purchase these games.

Agility4Fun Classes

No matter the breed of dog you have, you and your four legged furry friends can enjoy the fun of agility together at Purr’n Pooch. Agility4Fun is designed for all dogs and their owners to enjoy the sport of agility. It’s a different way for you to exercise your dog, and an excellent way to take basic training to the next level.

Play ‘N Games

Purr’n Pooch offers Play ‘N Games for pets that come in for daycare on Tuesdays. They will get to participate in one of these fun activities: agility, puzzles, or scent work. The additional cost for this service is $35.

Have any questions or want to schedule a time to visit our facilities, contact us. We hope to have your pet visit us for a day of fun and games.

Make a Big Splash This June at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resort

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SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

There’s much fun a foot (or paw) at Purr’n Pooch this month. 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 for our clients. They include a second Paint & Sip fundraising party by popular request, an Argan spa special for pups whose fur coats require some extra TLC, a BOGO pool pass promotion for summer savings, and much more!

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-Paint-&-SipPAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Wednesday, June 3 ~ 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Purr’n Pooch Pet Resort, Tinton Falls
Uncork your inner artist! Join us for a fun beginner acrylic painting party to benefit the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for AnimalsNo prior art experience or drawing talents required. The 11″ x 14″ canvas will already be sketched out for you. You will be taught step-by-step how to create your own version of your pet and you will leave with a finished one-of-a-kind masterpiece of your own and a new talent you’ll want to grow. All painting supplies will be provided for your use, just bring your creativity and be prepared to have fun! Cost is $50 per painter.
Register now >

PNP-CC-June-Yappy-HourDOGGY YAPPY HOUR
Friday, June 5 ~ 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Ocean County Park, 659 Ocean Avenue, Lakewood
Bring your best friend to enjoy a night of displays, vendors, demos and give-a-aways. This free event is sponsored by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Ocean County Parks & Recreation. Visit the Purr’n Pooch table for treats for your pup.

PNP-CC-June-BirthdaysJUNE BIRTHDAY PARTIES  
Tuesday, June 16 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, June 17 ~ 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 June. Photos will be posted on our Facebook page.

PROMOTIONS

PNP-CC-June-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.

 

PNP-CC-June-Inset-PuzzleRETAIL SPOTLIGHT
Star Spinner, Treat Wheel and Kibble Drop puzzles by Kyjen are now available in our retail boutiques.Challenge your dog’s natural instincts and enrich his life with these fun puzzle games. Cost: $14 to $25

 

 

PNP-CC-June-SpaSPA SPECIAL: ARGAN TREATMENT
Treat your pup to a rejuvenating argan treatment. Argan shampoo and spray are rich in argan oil, essential fatty acids and vitamin E, adding luster and shine to dry, brittle coats. Teeth brushing included. $25 plus price of grooming or bath.

 

 

PNP-CC-June-PoolRESORT SPECIAL: BOGO POOL PASS
Buy one outdoor pool pass and get a second one free. Cost: $24 Group Pool Time and Playcare when boarding, $32 Individual Pool and Playcare when boarding.
June 19, 20 and 21 only.

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

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June ~ Adopt-a-Cat Month
June 1 – 6 ~ Pet Appreciation Week
June 4 ~ Hug Your Cat Day
June 9 ~ World Pet Memorial Day
June 21 ~ Happy Father’s Day & First Day of Summer

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

Agility for Fun & More! Join Us for Stress-free Training at Purr’n Pooch

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PERFECT MANNERS
Tuesdays starting May 26 ~ 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

AGILITY FOR FUN
Thursdays starting May 28 ~ 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 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 ~ 10:00 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 ~ 2:00 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.

Be With Your Dog When You Say I Do On Your Wedding Day

Be With Your Dog When You Say I Do On Your Wedding Day

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. You’ve probably already seen many engagement photos featuring pets – it’s definitely not uncommon these days! With 65% of households owning pets in the U.S., it’s no surprise that recently more couples are opting to include their best friends in their wedding ceremonies. Many people consider their pet to be their best friend or part of the family, so it only makes sense that more brides and grooms are taking part in this big day trend.

If you’re one of the lucky ones getting hitched this year or in the process of planning your wedding, consider inviting another member into your bridal party. It’s up to you how involved you’d like your pup to be. He can be a special guest of honor, walk down the aisle, and stand with the wedding party during the ceremony, or perhaps he could have a specific role, such as ring bearer or flower girl. Pictures with your pup is also something to consider – you’ll always want to remember those special moments!

Of course, there will be no need for you to worry about your pup’s agenda; we know you’ll have enough on your mind that day. You can put all worries aside about how your pup will look and who will assist him. The staff at Purr’n Pooch can handle, transport, groom and board your best friend for your special occasion. We’ll be prepping your pup before he makes his appearance and caring for him while you’re enjoying your first night as Mr. and Mrs., and also while you’re off on your honeymoon.

Purr’n Pooch offers several wedding packages to accommodate you and your pup for your special occasion.

Deluxe Wedding Package
Our newest great-room style suite with Direct TV, leather, memory foam couches (made for canines), classical music, daily daycare, pool time, a massage and a bath before the return home. Our guest will receive a berber sleeping blanket along with spring water.

This package is based on an either a one or two night stay and includes transportation to the location of your choice for pictures or just an appearance.

Standard Wedding Package
Our guest will enjoy their own sleeping quarters that has an adjoining indoor run. They will partake in our daycare, pool time, and will receive a bath before the return home.

This package is based on an either a one or two night stay and includes transportation to the location of your choice for pictures or just an appearance.

Honeymoon Package
With a choice of one of the above accommodations, this package is priced according to the length of your pets stay with us.

Celebration Package
Our Guest will be treated to a day of play, a bath and transportation to your desired location.

Wedding packages are done by our wedding concierge and are customized to your wedding party’s needs. To make an appointment, please call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall).

10 Ways to Prepare for a New Pet Over the Holidays

10 Ways to Prepare for a New Pet Over the Holidays
The holiday season is a very special time of year, filled with joy and celebration. Decorations are everywhere, families gather together and gifts are exchanged. Typically, the gifts we give and receive are traditional or items like clothing, toys, games and household items. But what if Santa decides to bring a very special gift this year? One that can’t be placed in a box and wrapped with a bow. The kind of gift that won’t be forgotten about or replaced in a few months. What if Santa decides to place a new pet underneath your tree?

Welcoming a new dog or cat into your family can be very exciting, especially during such a cheerful and joyous occasion. But at the same time, it can also be hectic and stressful, especially if you are unprepared. Unlike other holiday gifts, a new pet takes a lot of forethought, planning and preparation. If your new pet is a holiday gift for your family, be sure everyone is on board and prepared for a new addition. Many animal organizations and shelters advise against giving pets as surprise gifts – owning a pet is personal decision that requires commitment and responsibility.

As long as everyone is ready for a new furry family member, this may be the best holiday gift you’ll ever receive (your pet will feel the same way!).

Here are 10 ways to  prepare for a new pet during the holidays.

  • Establish house rules with other members of your household before your new pet arrives. If you wish to restrict your pet from using your furniture, gently and consistently discourage him from doing so. Have a comfortable bed available for your pet and encourage him to use it as a place to relax.
  • Discuss the responsibilities of caring for your pet with other members of your household. Will there be a schedule for dog walking? Will someone feed him in the morning, while someone else feeds him at night? Will everyone be involved with training? If so, discuss the training techniques you’ll use in order to stay consistent.
  • Make training fun for your pet and it will be easier for him to learn. Maintain patience, compassion and respect. This will build confidence and make the training process fun for you both. Always view things from his point of view and you will build a bond with your pet and achieve fantastic results and a lifelong friendship.
  •  If you have children, discuss the dos and don’ts for interacting with your new pet. Jumping and yelling can cause a dog to get upset and sometimes snap, especially if he’s the nervous, so it’s best if your child stays as calm as possible around him, at least until he settles in. Cats prefer to be on the ground so let your child know not to carry your feline around the house. Your child should know not to approach your dog from behind, as it could frighten or startle him.
  • If adopting your pet, ask for his medical records. If your pet is a puppy or kitten, he should have been to a veterinarian at least once. He will also need to visit a veterinarian several times during his first year to receive vaccinations and twice a year after he’s one year old. You will need those vaccinations in order to board your pet while on vacation.
  • If you have other pets in your household, make sure they are up-to-date on their shots and in good health before introducing your new pet.
  • Purchase the important items your new pet will need upon his arrival. A collar and leash, bowls, food and lots of toys and bones are all necessities. If he has toys of his own, he’ll be less likely to play with things that are off limits, like your personal items.  If a new feline friend will be joining your family, have scratching posts and perches available.
  • Just like small children, pets can be very curious. Keep them safe and out of trouble by pet-proofing your home. Place chemicals and harmful substances on high shelves or if they are in low cabinets, use childproof latches. Keep trash cans covered or hidden away. Look for holes and small nooks that your new pet could get himself into and block them. Keep any harmful food out of reach. Put away children’s toys and games, especially small ones that can cause choking. Move electrical and phone wires out of reach of chewing.
  • Upon your pet’s arrival, your house may have some holiday decorations that are hazardous to pets. Tinsel and ornaments, dangling lights, candles, gift wrap ribbon, chocolate, fat trimmings and bones from dinner, and certain nuts can all cause harm to your pet. Also, keep in mind that some holiday plants are poisonous. Christmas tree pine needles, holly, mistletoe and poinsettias are toxic to pets. Be sure to keep all these things away from your new pet, as well as other pets in your house.
  •  When your new pet arrives, try not to pay less attention to your other pets as they may get jealous. Introduce them, let them get to know each other and spend quality time together both outside enjoying walks, in the yard and inside playing with toys.
Bringing a pet into a home is a great joy and all of us at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts hope to meet your new family member soon. Plan and prepare correctly and you’ll have started a beautiful friendship this holiday season.

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Anatole France.

People and Dogs Run/Walk for Animal Charity at 5K Canine Classic

People and Dogs Run/Walk for Animal Charity at 5K Canine Classic

TAKE GREAT STRIDES FOR ANIMAL CHARITY!

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 4TH ANNUAL
PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS
5K CANINE CLASSIC RUN/WALK

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Race Starts 8:00 a.m.
Awards 9:30 a.m.
Pier Village ~ Long Branch, NJ

Get out those running shoes and mark your calendar for a great day seaside at the dog-friendly Pier Village to benefit animal charity!

The Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals awards annual grants to non-profit, no-kill animal welfare organizations to be used for day-to-day operations, emergency relief, spay/neuter efforts, veterinary care, equipment, construction, vehicle purchases, educational programs and special projects.

People and Dogs Run/Walk for Animal Charity at 5K Canine Classic   People and Dogs Run/Walk for Animal Charity at 5K Canine Classic

RACE DETAILS

  • $30 per runner/walker, pre-registered
  • $35 on race day
  • All dogs are required to run or walk on leash
  • One dog per handler/runner please
  • Race is rain or shine

EVENT SCHEDULE

  • 6:30 – 7:45 a.m. Packet pick up on boardwalk of Festival Plaza at Pier Village, Long Branch and same day registration
  • 7:50 a.m. Welcome speeches and pre-race instructions
  • 8:00 a.m. Race begins
  • 9:30 a.m. Awards presented

AWARDS

  • 1st Overall Male and Female Runner
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall Male Runner/K9 Team
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall Female Runner/K9 Team

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Course is flat along the boardwalk, out and back
  • Course closed to motor vehicles
  • Two water station set-ups
  • Tee shirts given to pre-registered runners and are subject to availability for same day registrants
  • Race event bags to all
  • Post race bagels and refreshments
  • Professional chip-timed course
  • Meter parking available

People and Dogs Run/Walk for Animal Charity at 5K Canine Classic   People and Dogs Run/Walk for Animal Charity at 5K Canine Classic

People and Dogs Run/Walk for Animal Charity at 5K Canine Classic