In our last blog post, we heard from the Palazzo Family, founders of Purr’n Pooch Pet Resort, regarding their picks for 2013 Trends in Pet Care. Now, we’re excited to highlight some more picks from PNP’s team of pet care professionals, many who have been with the company for more than 20 years.
Pet parties are still somewhat of a niche market, but we have seen a rise in people booking events for their pets. More than ever, people have a desire to pamper their pets and treat them more like children. And, what kid doesn’t like a birthday party? In fact, not all that long ago we hosted a “Sweet 16” pooch party with 40 people and their pups. It was heartwarming to see such an outpouring of love and devotion towards our birthday pup, and we were thrilled to be a part of the furstivities. Every month, we also hold Birthday parties for our daycare dogs, and both staff and pups have a blast. For our next event, our daycare clients will join us on Friday, February 1st for our annual Super Bowl game on the Purr’n Pooch playground. We always have a blast creating new and exciting ways to entertain and socialize our dogs!
Jennifer Connors, Customer Relations & Vet Tech
Creative Dog Grooming
Creative grooming is a form of artistic expression in which the animal is the canvas. For some groomers it’s a touch of elegance, and for others it’s a drastic transformation like. It may involve bright and bold colors, softer pastels, or no color at all. Even celebrities are enjoying the new trend in grooming with their pups donning pretty in pink styles! My hot picks for 2013 designs would be hearts and Mohawks with matching dye colored ears and tails in a range of bright pinks, blues and purples.
Jennifer Dios, Groomer
Paws Down, Personal Service Counts
Thirty years ago someone could bring their dog to stay at Purr’n Pooch for a weekend and when asked “What does your dog eat and how much?” the answer most often would be, “I don’t know.” Today, feeding instructions alone can read like a Ph.D. dissertation. So what’s my point? Individuality and detail rule at successful pet care facilities. Employees must have a desire to cater to each client’s needs based on a wide variety of special circumstances. It can be a challenging job because for the 100 dogs that walk through our doors on any given day, they also have 100 unique personalities and needs. People also want to be assured that their concerns are being addressed and that their voices are heard. This attention to detail is how we offer them piece of mind. And, best of all, we enjoy caring for each one of those 100 different pet personalities. From shy to feisty, we adore them all!
Joe Zabloski, Customer Relations & Vet Tech