Trick or Treat! The October edition of “The Pooch Press!” is pretty sweet! Top breed this month has been snatched by Pugs, as Tori gets blinded by our employee spotlight! This month we turn the focus of the foster dog section on a sweet but nervous pup named Dill!
Breed of the Month — Pug
First recognized by the AKC in 1885, the Pug is now the 32nd most popular breed in the AKC rankings. With their stubby yet sturdy bodies and the motor to run around all day, Pugs are one of the better breeds for families with children or recently emptied nests, as they’re loyal to the point they have the nickname “shadow” among Pug lovers for their tendency to stay right underfoot of their owners and follow them around. Pop With dozens of Pug mixes to choose from there’s no reason to delay getting yourself a faithful friend today.
All Pugs/Pug Mixes receive a FREE NAIL TRIM in the month of October!
Featured Foster Dill!
Age: 9 Months
Weight: 33 Lbs.
Energy level: Medium
This cutie pie is Dill! Dill is an 8 month old Shepherd blend who weighs around 33lbs. Dill is a happy boy who enjoys getting attention and is very cuddly! He gets along well with other dogs and can live with kids of any age! Already neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped, Dill is here at Perfect Pooch in King of Prussia so call 610.337.7698 to arrange a meeting to fall in love today!
You may recognize this face as the girl who tells you about your dogs food or calling to make sure that you’ll be picking your pooch up on time. Victoria “Tori” Barattucci, is a vital member of our staff as her duties have no specifics. You could find Tori feeding dogs, watching the small dogs or cleaning the kennel and doing baths.
- Tori has lived in Conshohocken her entire life; Her hobbies include Cross-fit, movies and spending time with her majestic Corso, “Brandy”.
- Growing up with many dogs, 4 at the moment, Tori is a natural here at Perfect Pooch.
- Having been here for 2.5 of the best years of her life, Tori loves being critical in the health and dietary management of the dogs while they stay with us.
Training Tips – Halloween Help!
Fall is finally here! With the shorter days and cooler weather you may need to adjust your pup’s routine- earlier walks and indoor play may be on the agenda. October events and festivals are a great way to get your dog out and about, but Halloween approaches quickly and its important that your pooch is ready for a potentially scary affair.
Monsters Everywhere! Many people are tempted to have their dog greet the festive tricker treaters in costumes of their own, but keep in mind that your dog probably doesn’t understand that everyone is dressed up and may react poorly to the “monsters” approaching your door. They also likely are not used to quite so much door knocking or doorbell ringing- practicing door manners before the big night is a great way to prepare your pup!
Be Prepared! If you know your pooch is likely to be less than thrilled by all the activity of Halloween night, plan ahead and have them safely put away. Taking your dog for a long walk earlier in the afternoon gives you a chance to see all your neighbors festive decor while tiring out your pooch! After a nice long walk you can restrict your dog to one room far away from the door with an awesome chew and not feel guilty for their segregation- you gave them a treat of their own after all!
October is a great month for long walks and adventuring- you no longer need be as concerned about heat issues for your dog and many pumpkin patches and attractions are pet and family friendly!
Aspen, Reina & Raleigh (A.R.R.)
Either napping or running around the yard these three do it as a group. From the moment they walk through the door these three just want love and playtime, unless it’s hot, then Reina is at your ankles until the pool is full. Only divided by Reina’s love of swimming these pooches are an inseparable trio.
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The Annual Perfect Pooch Canine Costume Contest
It’s time once again for the annual Perfect Pooch Halloween Photo Contest! Do you have a haunted hound or a spooky pooch? Snap a photo of your dog in their coolest Halloween costume and you could win a free day of daycare!
- Send costume photos ONLY to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Halloween Contest 2015” by November 1st, 2015 *Must include dog’s first and last name somewhere in the email*
- Pictures will be posted on our Facebook page on November 2nd, 2015
- Whoever has the most “likes” will win a free day of daycare, as will our staff-pick winner!
- We will end the contest (meaning the total count of “likes” will be taken) on November 9th, 2015 at 12:00PM
- We will announce the winners on our Facebook page at 3:00PM on November 9th, 2015
Last year’s winner: Bailey O’Brien