Nation's First Pet Resort Celebrates 40 Years


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Purr’n Pooch Inc. (PNP), the nation’s first pet resort, is celebrating 40 years of providing boarding, training, grooming, and daycare for the most important animals in the world— your pets. A number of more than 500,000 clients have stayed at facilities since 1970.

Ruby Red Valentine Special

For the month of February, Purr’n Pooch will offer a Valentine Special of 40 percent off a 30-minute pet massage. Your pet will relax to the soothing touch of a professional certified masseuse as tranquil music is played and the scent of aromatherapy candles fill the air.

Purr-fect Accommodations

Open 365 days a year, Purr’n Pooch’s Tinton Falls and Wall Township locations in New Jersey boast grounds uniquely designed for the comfort and care of its pets.  PNP Tinton Falls features an expansive training hall; swim park; custom-designed 1,000-square-foot cattery that features a 22-foot tranquil waterfall and playground; and luxury feline and canine accommodations and suites.

Private dog suites feature sleep sofas with comforters, television, music, skylights, plants, and storage.  The cattery features private condos with windows, television, perches, and multiple levels for play, climbing, and napping. PNP also provides daycare, training, private and open swim and play, massage therapy, grooming, and spa treatments.  Services also extend beyond PNP’s doors with transportation, pet sitting, and estate planning.  Daycare and boarding dogs also enjoy a wide variety of complimentary monthly events. February’s program includes story time; Valentine’s crafts; birthday celebrations; and luaus, Super Bowl, and Mardi Gras parties.

Passion & Purpose

Purr’n Pooch staff are professional groomers, trainers, daycare supervisors and kennel technicians. All are certi?ed in American Red Cross Pet First Aid & CPR. Nearly 50 percent of the staff has been with the company for 10 years or longer, several for 25 years. PNP af?liations include: American Boarding Kennels Association, Independent Professional Pet Transportation Association, The Association of Pet Dog Trainers, International Association of Canine Professionals, and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

Dick Palazzo, president and CEO of Purr’n Pooch, has a background in veterinarian science and is a trainer, behaviorist, groomer, and businessman. At Purr’n Pooch, each dog’s temperament is tested and evaluated, then assigned to a playgroup where they can safely play off-leash with other dogs while enjoying PNP’s grassy, clean outdoor play areas, splash in a waterfall and pool, or just bask in the sun.