Stray Kitten Home for the Holidays

Stray Kitten Home for the HolidaysLisa Scotppetuolo, pet technician at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts in Tinton Falls, NJ, discussed the idea with her boyfriend of adopting a cat for months. She was just waiting for the “right” time. But one little miracle kitten had plans of her own for winning over Lisa and going home for the holidays.

The playful, cocoa brown and gray kitten was only a few months old when Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals’ Committee Member Ellen Garfunkle found her limping and unable to get around as easily as the other cats in a neighborhood colony. Ellen knew life would be short for any kitty trying to survive in the wild this winter in good health, never mind this little one with special needs.

Ellen scooped up the kitten and brought her to Purr’n Pooch’s Dick Palazzo for guidance. Dick had found a helping hand in Dr. Rachel Gordon of South Branch Veterinary Services who started to help treat the kitten’s medical condition.

Following treatment, Dick fostered the cat and soon everyone at Purr’n Pooch had fallen in love with her. After spending only a few days caring for and playing with the kitten, Lisa knew she was a great fit for her home and this December she became a permanent member of Scotppetuolo family.

Lisa recently discovered that Twinkie loves tricks (and treats). Just in time for holiday entertaining, too!

She trained Twinkie with many of the same techniques used in Purr’n Pooch’s dog training classes. Nothing stops her now as she works with her mom on tricks like sit, twirl, lie down, high five and give kisses. See Twinkie do her tricks in this YouTube video. We can’t wait to see her continued progress and who knows maybe Twinkie will be YouTube’s next celebrity cat!

Twinkie has defied the odds and will spend the holiday home, warm and loved, with her new family snug as a bug in a Christmas stocking.

Unlike Twinkie, many feral and stray cats won’t survive the winter without medical care, food and shelter. Special individuals like Ellen Garfunkle and Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals’ grantees like All Fur Rescue and Cat Assistance Network care for cat colonies and run trap-neuter-return programs that are key to combatting cat over-population.

The Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals awards annual grants to non-profit, no-kill animal and marine mammal rescue and 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. Learn more about our grant recipients. >

The Foundation raises funds for our grantees through special events organized for all ages, people and pets. Events include our canine run/walk, dog-friendly gala, summer party and collection drives. One of our highly-anticipated events is the Foundation Grantee Breakfast, where unsung heroes from the charities we fund join us for a morning of friendship and celebration as we present them with their grants.

Please consider making a donation to the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals and make a difference in the lives of feral and stray cats today by supporting the work of our grantees.

For resources on outdoor cats check out these links:

Humane Society: Learn about the outdoor cats—community (feral and stray) and owned cats—you see outside in your community

Alley Cat Allies: Colony Care Guide 

Volunteer for All Fur Love Rescue

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.

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

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

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

Items accepted include:

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

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

Pets Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer at Purr’n Pooch!

Pets Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer at Purr'n Pooch!

SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS & PROMOTIONS!

The dogs and cats at Purr’n Pooch continue to enjoy the summer with us. Your pets are having fun and relaxing in our air conditioned suites, playing games with friends on our playgrounds, and cooling off with a paddle in our freshwater pools. This summer we added a new and exciting amenity to our Wall location – an indoor pool for aquatic water exercise! It’s already a huge hit with the pups who have enjoyed its soothing and therapeutic benefits.

Join us for your first visit or we hope to see your pet again soon as we have another exciting month of events and promotions.

EVENTS

Pets Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer at Purr'n Pooch!BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, August 12 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, August 13 ~ Wall
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friends in boarding and daycare will enjoy treats and games on the playground and activities in our water.

Pets Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer at Purr'n Pooch!LUXURY PET CARE SERVICES FOR CATS
Purr’n Pooch’s Dick Palazzo talks about why cats are treated like top dogs at our resorts.
Read about our cattery renovations in a recent Asbury Park Press feature. >

 

 

Pets Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer at Purr'n Pooch!DOG TRAINING CLASSES

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN
Starts Monday, September 8, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
PUPPY BASIC
Starts Wednesday, September 10, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
MANNERS
Saturday, September 13, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
AGILITY
Saturday, September 13, 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Classes run for six weeks; $200 + tax and are held at our Tinton Falls facility. An Easy Walk harness will be given to the puppy and manners class graduates.

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. To register call 732-842-4949 or email info@purrnpooch.com.

Learn more about Purr’n Pooch training classes >

Pets Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer at Purr'n Pooch!RED BANK DOG DAYS
Tuesday, August 19
Purr’n Pooch will be participating in Dog Days, which are held on Monmouth Street in Red Bank on the third Tuesday of the month. Monmouth Street will be closed from Broad to Drummond and feature take-out dining and dog-friendly activities hosted by local animal charities and businesses including Purr’n Pooch. Come visit our table!

Pets Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer at Purr'n Pooch!APP BEST OF VOTERS POLL
Please vote for Purr’n Pooch in The Asbury Park Press Best of Poll! Vote for us under “People and Services: Pet Services”.
Vote now! >

PROMOTIONS

Pets Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer at Purr'n Pooch!END OF SUMMER SALE
We’re holding an “End of Summer Sale” at our retail store locations in Tinton Falls and Wall. Enjoy 30% off collars, leashes and harnesses. Promotion runs August 24-30.

 

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

Pets Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer at Purr'n Pooch!

 

 

 

 

August 3-9 ~ International Assistance Dog Week
August 17 ~ National Black Cat Appreciation Day
August 26 ~ National Dog Day Celebrating Shelter Dogs
August 30 ~ National Holistic Pet Day

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

Purr’n Pooch Collection for All Fur Love Rescue Through April 30

Purr'n Pooch Collection for All Fur Love Rescue Through April 30

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Spring has arrived and Purr’n Pooch’s friends at All Fur Love Animal Rescue are working hard to care for some adorable kitties. In addition to spay and neuter programming, the organization works hard throughout the spring to save the lives of hundreds of kittens from across the region born without shelter or care.

At Purr’n Pooch we’re collecting donations from the organization’s wish list and invite you to help.

Donations must be received by April 30.

Please consider dropping off the following products to our reception areas in Wall or Tinton Falls during office hours:
Monday –  Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Supplies and food requested by the charity include:

  • Purina Kitten Chow
  • Fancy Feast Gourmet Kitten Formula Tender Ocean Whitefish Feast Canned Cat Food (24/3-oz cans)
  • Fancy Feast Gourmet Kitten Food, Tender Turkey Feast, 3-Ounce Cans (Pack of 24)
  • Gerber 2nd Foods Meats, Chicken & Chicken Gravy, 2.5-Ounce (Pack of 12)
  • Hill’s Science Diet Healthy Development Canned Kitten Food
  • Whiskas Temptations Variety Pack, 12-Ounce
  • Bayer Advantage II, Kittens, 2 to 5-Pound, 4-Month
  • Sparkle Paper Towels, 24 Count
  • Precious Cat Ultra Premium Clumping Cat Litter, 40 pound bag
  • Zanies Rattling Hypno Mice Cat Toys – Set of 4 (fur free)

Petco Gift Cards and other donations are also accepted for dogs and cats.

See more items from the All Fur Love Wish List >

Lucky Days Ahead This March for Guests at Purr’n Pooch

Lucky Days Ahead This March for Guests at Purr'n Pooch

SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS & PROMOTIONS!

EVENTS

MARDI GRAS PARTYLucky Days Ahead This March for Guests at Purr'n Pooch
Tuesday, March 4 at Tinton Falls and Wall ~ 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Mardi Gras games, parade and treats on the playground with friends. We’ll also have a traditional Mardi Gras “Fat Tuesday” King cake (for pups). Who will be the lucky pup to find the prize inside?

MONTHLY BIRTHDAY PARTIESLucky Days Ahead This March for Guests at Purr'n Pooch
Tuesday, March 11 at Tinton Falls ~ Wednesday, March 12 at Wall
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Games and treats on the playground.

 

SAINT PATRICK’S DAYLucky Days Ahead This March for Guests at Purr'n Pooch
Monday, March 17 at Tinton Falls and Wall ~ 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Purr’n Pooch celebrates the luck of the Irish! Dogs and cats in boarding, daycare and our spa and grooming salon will dress is green and enjoy treats. There may just be a few lucky dogs and cats who also discover gold (bones) for prizes on the PNP playground and cattery.

SPECIAL GUEST EVENTS:Lucky Days Ahead This March for Guests at Purr'n Pooch
TRAINING WORKSHOP & CHARITY FUNDRAISER

Purr’n Pooch to host a very special evening with friend Dr. Ian Dunbar, world renowned Veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and dog trainer.

SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR COMMON DOG BEHAVIOR & TRAINING PROBLEMS
Thursday, April 24, 2014
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
86 Gilbert St West, Tinton Falls
This is a people-only workshop nd suitable for both dog owners and dog professionals. No dogs please.
This workshop has been approved for 6 CEUs by the CCPDT & IAABC.
Registration: $90 Early Bird (until March 24th) then $120
Group Discounts available: 10% discount for 5 or more; 25% discount for 10 or more.
Email info@jk-pub.com to set up a group discount.
Get workshop details and register >

MEET & GREET WITH IAN DUNBAR TO BENEFIT PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS
Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Following the workshop, Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts will host a Q&A with Dr. Ian Dunbar to benefit the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals. The intimate evening is a special opportunity to speak with Dr. Dunbar about your specific dog training and behavior problems. Light refreshments will be served. At the event, we will also present the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals’ 2013 Grantees with their grant awards.

Admission: $25 Donation
Purchase tickets >
Email info@purrnpooch.com with questions.

PROMOTIONS

LUCKY PAW FACEBOOK PHOTO CONTESTLucky Days Ahead This March for Guests at Purr'n Pooch
Does your pup or kitty have the luckiest life in the world? We want to see just how lucky they are! Post fun pics of your friend enjoying the fur-fabulous life! The photo with the most votes on Facebook will win a free day of play (boarding or daycare) and assorted treats. Contest starts March 10. Last day to enter photos is March 16. Voting starts March 16 and ends March 23. Visit us on Facebook to enter. Winner must pickup their prize at Purr’n Pooch in Wall or Tinton Falls.

PAWDICURE
Ask our groomers about creative grooming. Designs include shamrocks and green dyed tails and ears to celebrate the lucky month. Our competitive rates are based on the breed and condition of your pet’s coat. Express service is available upon request and availability. Grooming services can be made by an appointment, or added to any boarding or daycare package. To make an appointment, call 732.842.4949 in Tinton Falls or 732.528.8100 in Wall.

PET TIPS & TRENDS
Be sure to visit our website at on the 15th and last day of the month for blog posts with pet care tips and trends. This month, we’re talking cats! Is it okay to leave your cat home alone overnight? Find out what the experts say on our blog.

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATESLucky Days Ahead This March for Guests at Purr'n Pooch
Thursday, March 13 ~ K-9 Veterans Day
Tuesday, March 20 ~ First Day of Spring!
Sunday, March 23 ~ National Puppy Day

For more information, call 732.842.4949 or email info@purrnpooch.com.

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween Pet Safety - Tips from Purr'n Pooch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Halloween Pet Safety - Tips from Purr'n Pooch

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

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

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

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

Enter the Purr’n Pooch Pet Halloween Photo Costume Contest

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

Smart Feeding Choices are Key to Healthy & Happy Pets

At Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts we believe that smart feeding choices are key to raising healthy and happy cats and pups. Poor quality and over processed foods can cause a host of issues for your pet, including skin allergies, digestive problems and chronic ear infections. We are pleased to announce that Purr’n Pooch now carries affordable quality food lines for your pet. We also welcome your special order requests.

What to look for in quality pet food:

  • Clearly named protein sources
  • Concentrated meat proteins such as chicken meal or turkey meal
  • Whole grains
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Named fats from quality sources such as chicken fat or sunflower oil
  • Natural preservatives such as mixed tocopherols or vitamins C or E

What  to avoid in pet food:

  • Non specific ingredients such as animal by-products, meat and bone meal
  • Protein fillers such as corn and wheat gluten and egg product meal
  • Unnecessary carbs – refined flours, wheat and mill runs
  • Processed fruits and veggies – tomato pomace and dehydrated potatoes
  • Fats from non-specific sources such as poultry  and animal fat and vegetable oil
  • Artificial preservatives – BHA and BHT

Purr’n Pooch is proud to feature a range of all natural foods, treats and supplements that provide your pet with the essentials for a healthy life.  We currently carry the following food and treat lines:

  • Blue Buffalo  features real chicken, fish or lamb as the first ingredient.
  • Jodes Happy Tail  healthy homemade dog treats prepared with the freshest organic and all natural ingredients.
  • Sojos a wholesome grain-free dog food that you simply mix with water to create your own fresh homemade dog food. Made with USDA freeze dried raw turkey and all natural ingredients.
  • Stella & Chewys  100% complete and balanced nutrition. Raw, naturally raised meat, fish and chicken sourced from USDA inspected facilities. No grains or fillers.
  • Taste of the Wild  a grain-free formula with sweet potatoes and peas provide a highly digestible energy for your active dog.
  • Whole Life Pet Products single ingredient pure protein pet treats.

If you have any questions or would like to place an order for pickup, contact Helen Shields, Purr’n Pooch’s Retail Manager, at 732-842-4949 or retail@purrnpooch.com.

 

Cat Grooming Can Be Comfortable for the Most Finicky of Felines

Cats are very sensitive to sound, touch and texture so at Purr’n Pooch we go to great lengths to make sure your kitty is comfortable when being groomed. Cats require different handling than dogs and should be groomed in quiet, calm surroundings.

Purr’n Pooch’s standard spa and grooming services for cats include trimming of the undercoat, shaving rear areas of fur, trimming nails and pad hair, baths and ear cleaning. It’s very important to get your cat accustomed to grooming early, especially if he or she is a long haired breed.

Tips for Grooming Your Cat at Home

Here are some tips for grooming your cat at home that, with patience and time, can make the process as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Create a tranquil area to bathe your cat, free of loud sound and activity. The sound of running water is very soothing, which is why Purr’n Pooch’s Owner Dick Palazzo designed and installed a 22-foot indoor waterfall and rock wall for our feline guests to enjoy in our custom-designed cattery.
  2. Cats need to firmly grip a surface with their paws and claws to feel secure when bathing so make sure to place your cat on a towel, carpet or yoga mat. Tubs and stainless steel surfaces are slippery and create a sense of insecurity for cats causing them to tense up during bathing.
  3. In order to create a peaceful environment to bathe your cat, Purr’n Pooch recommends giving him/her a sponge bath by using a feline-friendly shampoo. Massage the shampoo into his/her coat and then gently towel dry the fur. Make sure to hold and rub your cat through the process to ensure a relaxing experience.