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.

Purr’n Pooch Foundation Lends a Paw to Animal Charities in Need

Purr'n Pooch Foundation Lends a Paw to Animal Charities in Need

Purr’n Pooch Foundation recently awarded grants to 11 non-profit animal welfare organizations. The organizations will use the grants for day-to-day operations, emergency relief, spay/neuter efforts, veterinary care, equipment, construction, vehicle purchases, educational programs and special projects.

The 2013 grantees are MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue, New Life Boxer Rescue, German Shorthaired Point Rescue, Marine Mammal Stranding Center, All Fur Love Animal Rescue, Project Animal Worldwide, Wag On Inn Rescue, Tabby’s Place: A Cat Sanctuary, Operation Kindness, Greyhound Friends of New Jersey and the Monmouth County SPCA.

Without the help of grants and donations, these organizations would not be able to continue rescuing animals, caring for them and finding them forever homes with loving families. Here are just a few stories from the organizations we’ve been able to lend a paw.

MIDATLANTIC BULLDOG RESCUE

MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue (MABR) is an NJ non-profit organization with experienced volunteers on a mission to help bulldogs in need. MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue volunteers provide a safe and loving home for bulldogs in transition. Mick is just one of the many bulldogs from MABR who found a forever home. Here is his story.

Mick, a 5 year old male bulldog, was in a shelter in Philadelphia for over one year while legal charges against his owner were being processed. Mick was seized along with a female bulldog Bea and several other breeds of dogs. The Philadelphia SPCA was able to adopt out Bea to a family, as she only required a spay. When the SPCA called and asked if MABR would take Mick into its rescue, they informed them that he needed extensive medical care the shelter was unable to give him.

At his first vet visit they planned to neuter him, have his nasal passages widened and have his tail amputated. Cathy Kittell of MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue received a call from Dr. Schull at Richmond Valley Vet informing her that Mick had a mass on his spleen. The decision was made to perform a splenectomy and biopsy the mass. Dr. Schull was able to neuter him at the time of surgery.

The biopsy came back clean, and two weeks later Mick had surgery for tail amputation, nasal passages and upper and lower double entropion surgery. Mick also has deep calcification in both of his ears (he is mostly deaf) and has a double luxating patella. He also has limited vision from the years of his eyes being untreated. The foster family has managed to control his ear condition and he will see an orthopedic specialist in the future. With the help of grants and donations, MABR was able to afford medical care for Mick.

Mick was adopted on June 24, to the family that adopted Bea. MABR was able to reunite Bea and Mick, who had not been together since March of 2013. They did remember each other as Cathy was told they slept side by side their first night together.

On June 19, MABR filmed a segment on News12 NJ’s “The Pet Stop” with show host and Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals’ Trustee Dr. Brian Voynick. Mick was the star of the show and a hit with the host and viewers  Here he is, happy and healthy mugging it up for the camera.

NEW LIFE BOXER RESCUE

New Life Boxer Rescue is a non-profit organization which spans over the northeast region of the United States. Its foster homes are spread out across the country. The organization is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the lives of Boxers who are at risk of being neglected, abused or forced to find new homes for reasons not in their control. Dupree, a very special dog, is just one of the many boxers who found love and care at New Life Boxer Rescue. He hasn’t found his forever home yet, but is currently being loved and cared for by his foster mom Patricia of New Life Boxer Rescue. Here is his story.

Dupree came into New Life Boxer Rescue blind. He is a loving, sweet boy. As a special needs boxer, his chances were not good for finding his forever home. After numerous visits to the vets, they found out that Dupree could possibly be a candidate to have his sight restored. Dupree was operated on at Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (PVSEC) and the doctor was able to save his sight in one eye. His second eye was too far gone and was subsequently surgically removed. New Life Boxer Rescue had to raise over $4000 for his surgery.

Dupree pulled through with flying colors. Ellen Garfunkle of New Life Boxer Rescue said, “We hope he will eventually find his special family that will love him as much as we do.”

GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER RESCUE

German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue (GSP Rescue) is a network of dedicated volunteers who have the capacity to love their breed beyond the regard they hold for their own personal dogs. Rescue dogs come from shelters and pounds, from which they must be pulled, given health care, reconditioned or trained and placed. An unwanted dog may also come directly from a home where circumstances have changed. In these cases, the organization helps the family find an appropriate new home for the dog. Here are a just two stories of special pups rescued by GSP Rescue.

Mr. G (which stands for Ganado) was loved very much by his adopted parents Michelle and Dino. He was just shy of 15 when he passed in his mother Michelle’s arms this year. In his lifetime he traveled to many states far and wide including Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, California, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware. Mr. G’s mom Michelle intends to turn his adventures into a book. Dino and Michelle are active GSP Rescue of NJ volunteers because of Mr. G.

Henry was surrendered by his owner who no longer had time for him before he was rescued by GSP Rescue. He now lives happily with his adoptive parents Melanie and Daniel.

MARINE MAMMAL STRANDING CENTER

With the assistance of grants and donations, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center is able to continue to help rescue, rehabilitate, release and preserve marine mammals and sea turtles.

To apply for a Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals grant visit www.purrnpoochfoundation.org

 

LEND A PAW AND PARTY FOR A PURPOSE AT
THE 5TH ANNUAL SUMMER GALA

JULY 23 ~ 6:00 – 10:00 P.M.

To support the Foundation’s work, please join us on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 6:00 -10:00 p.m. for our 5th Annual Summer Gala at Shrewsbury Sailing and Yacht Club, 512 Seawaneka Avenue in Oceanport,NJ. The evening will raise lifesaving funds to support the efforts of nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue organizations.The night features beautiful sunset views on the Shrewsbury River, live music, 50/50 cash drawings, silent auctions, a delicious menu by the Lusty Lobster, wine and beer by Vic Rallo and 90 + Cellars, decadent desserts, coffee station by Court Liquors and Rook Coffee  music, dancing and more.

Learn more and purchase tickets online now. >

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SUMMER GALA SPONSORS

Purr'n Pooch Foundation Lends a Paw to Animal Charities in Need

Special Meet & Greet with Trainer Dr. Ian Dunbar to Benefit Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals

Meet & Greet with Dr. Ian Dunbar to Benefit Purr’n Pooch Foundation(left: Dr. Ian Dunbar; right: Dick Palazzo with Jax)

Mark your calendar for April 24, 2014, 7-9 p.m.  A very special evening event is planned to benefit the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals. We are happy to offer a Meet and Greet with Dr. Ian Dunbar, pioneer in dog behavior training. He will be presenting a full day seminar earlier in the day from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. entitled “Simple Solutions for Common Dog Behavior & Training Problems” at the Purr’n Pooch Tinton Falls location. He will be available during the evening reception to answer questions and offer advice.

“Foundation grants are awarded once a year,” said Betsy Palazzo, Foundation President. “The criteria for application are that you submit on behalf of a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization and state the reason for funding. We research every organization who applies, and we try to accommodate everyone who is qualified. We awarded 12 grants in 2013.”

The maximum grant to any one organization per year is $5,000. The same organization can apply year after year.

“Annually, we have granted $30K, and for a small, all volunteer foundation, we are very proud. Every penny helps,” said Betsy.

The opportunity to talk with Dr. Ian Dunbar personally will be a special treat for event attendees.

“Dr. Dunbar’s philosophy of socialization as it applies to dogs and animals is something that we both have in common,” said Dick Palazzo.  “I respect him and believe he is one of the foremost lecturers in the country right now, and I am very proud to have him present at Purr’n Pooch. Dr. Dunbar and I are honored to talk with guests about their individual dog behavior problems during the reception for charity.”

Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts has created one of the finest dog socialization programs in the country. We not only help dogs that are doing things wrong, we are able to advance dogs that are doing things right – an area where most trainers fall short.

“Socialization builds communication with animals, and we do it with love, fun and challenging games,” said Dick Palazzo, President & CEO, Purr’n Pooch.

Purr’n Pooch has become trend-setters for taking dogs to higher levels through elevated mental and emotional stimulation. We have perfected dog daycare; not only can a dog come to play, but a dog can graduate into higher level play groups that are more challenging. The dog is mentally and emotionally stimulated in a way that keeps the dog truly engaged. The outcome is that the pet becomes a better dog.

“Our accomplishment with our dogs is through understanding by love and patience. Once you have that, you earn trust. Once you have trust, you have a secure pet who is willing to do whatever you want and ask him to do. That is definitely a philosophy that I share with Dr. Dunbar,” continued Palazzo.

You can register for the event now for a donation of $25. >

The Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals was established in 2010 by the Palazzo sisters as a way to celebrate a 40 year milestone for Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts.

“Our parents had always taken in and rehabilitated rescued dogs,” said Betsy Palazzo. “They did this out of the goodness of their own hearts, never asking for any monetary assistance or anything in return. We decided what better way to honor what they have done, and to honor all the unsung heroes in the animal rescue world, than by creating a foundation that helps all types of animals in need.”

Dick Palazzo made a habit over the years of visiting shelters and taking on certain dogs destined for euthanization because they were unable to be rehabilitated by the shelter. Read about his success stories with dogs Grace and Mac on the Foundation website, both misdiagnosed with aggressive tendencies who later became perfect house pets. Mac was even featured in Dog Fancy magazine for his incredible heroism when he saved his family, including two children, from a fire a year ago. Read the story here. Jax, a pit bull from Hoboken, is also a success story, having been rescued and rehabilitated by Betsy Palazzo. Today, Jax visits local schoolchildren in efforts to end breed stereotypes and raise awareness of the importance of pet adoption.

What Dick Palazzo has learned through his rehabilitation work is that most animals deemed “aggressive” are not so much aggressive as they are insecure. Rebuilding trust is a key component in the animal’s rehabilitation process.

The foundation awards grants for any type of animal rescue including dogs, cats, exotics, horses and wildlife.

Their fundraising efforts have helped many organizations including Project Animal Worldwide who specializes in Sato dog rescue in Puerto Rico; the US War Dog Association, which received assistance with a care package drive targeting Military dogs in the Middle East; and Marine Mammal Stranding Center, whose facility was adversely affected by Superstorm Sandy.

Join the Palazzos, Dr. Ian Dunbar and friends of the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals on this special evening of celebration, education and fundraising. Your donation will help a charity in need and change the life of a suffering animal.

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 >

BLACK TAILS GALA TO RAISE LIFE-SAVING FUNDS FOR ANIMALS

 

People and their pups are invited to join the  Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals and friends on August 9th, 7-11 p.m.  for the Black Tails Gala at the Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park, NJ. The evening will raise lifesaving funds to support the efforts of nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue organizations from across the United States.

During the event, the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals will present honorees Cionna and Jerome Rosenthal (Executive Director of the Monmouth County SCPA) and Salem, NJ K9 Officer Jordan with awards for their outstanding commitments to making a difference in the lives of others, both man and dog.

Admission is $175 per person (dogs are free) and includes music, dancing, cocktail hour, open bar, dinner by Kitschens Catering, dessert, King and Queen of the Gala Awards and more. Evening fundraisers include a 50/50 raffle and luxurious chance and silent auctions. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.purrnpoochfoundation.org.

JOIN US FOR PAWS FOR A CAUSE AT PIER VILLAGE JUNE 2nd

Second Annual PAWS FOR A CAUSE DAY To Benefit Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals

June 2, 2012 • 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Pier Village • Long Branch, NJ

Fun family & dog-friendly activities all day!

8:00 am Purr’n Pooch 5K Classic Run.

Register 7:00 am and at RaceForum.com/Paws

All Day! Music • Vendors • Face Painting

9:15 am – 10:15 am Doga (Dog Yoga) Class with Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts

1:00 pm Doggie Fashion Show

Playing All Day! Purr’n Pooch Foundation Tails of Love Movie Premier

Plus… Long Branch K-9 Police Demonstration

Adorable Adoptable Dogs in Attendance

Sponsored by:

Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts

Small Factory Productions

Paws & Pose Pet Boutique

For more information, please email SaveLives@PurrnPoochFoundation.org

About the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals

Too often we hear about the millions of unwanted animals killed in shelters across America each year or read about unfathomable cruelty inflicted on defenseless creatures. Fortunately, there are selfless, passionate individuals quietly saving lives – hands-on, one animal at a time.

With pure hearts, boundless energy and few resources, they work diligently day in and day out, to rescue animals in distress, heal their wounds, restore their confidence, and teach them to trust and love again.

The Purr’n Pooch Foundation is committed to helping these unsung heroes pursue their worthy missions. Regardless of species served, the Foundation supports those deserving organizations who do so much with so little.