Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Decked in pink and black, Morris K9 Campus was transformed from an agility and training facility into a spa and shopping center last Friday night, 2/24/12. With vendors galore, a Tricky Tray, K9 games, treadmill trots for energetic pooches, and a caricaturist drawing images of willing pets, there was a little something for everyone! If you weren't able to attend our event to benefit Dress for Sucess Morris County, here are some of the highlights!

We would also like to thank all of our vendors for making the event as enjoyable as it was, Alora Ambiance Spa for providing massages, hair flairs and manicures, The Garlic Rose for donating their absolutely delicious eggplant rollatini, Morris Animal Inn groomers for stenciling and painting dogs' nails, the talented caricaturist and all of the women and their dogs that attended. We were blown away by the amount of clothes, shoes and handbags donated to Dress for Success Morris County from our wonderful attendees!!

Manicures by Alora Ambiance Spa

K9 Games on the agility equipment

Pretty in bows from the Morris Animal Inn groomers
Our littlest attendee! A French Bulldog Puppy!

Tricky Tray

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Calling all ladies and their furry companions!

Join us at Morris K9 Campus for an exiciting new event, Gals & their Furry Pals!

This Friday night from 6:30PM to 9PM, Morris K9 Campus, sister company of Morris Animal Inn, is celebrating the sweet and unbreakable bond between women and their dogs. Seriously, who says dog is man's best friend?! We beg to differ!

Ladies, if you have a dog, you won't want to miss this event! With pampering provided by the Alora Ambiance Spa in Boonton, NJ, you can be sure you will be spoiled. Also, groomers from Morris Animal Inn will offer pawdicures for your dog with a neat selection of colors. Why not have your nails manicured next to your dog?!

A host of vendors will provide enough for you to shop until you drop, from Mary Kay cosmetics, to Scentsy Candles to Tastefully Simple's easy-to-prepare foods and gifts.

K9 games and treadmill trots will entertain your pooch and keep them occupied!

Rounding out the night will be our Tricky Tray to raise money for Dress for Success Morris County. Dress for Succes is an organization that provides both professional attire and important career development support, free of charge, for disadvantaged women. We encourage attendees to bring women's professional attire in excellent condition including women's business suits, skirts, blouses, pants, blazers, jewelry, pocketbooks and gently worn shoes to donate to Dress for Sucess Morris County.

Arrive early, because the first 25 attendees will receive a special goody bag for their dog from Morris K9 Campus! Call Morris K9 Campus at 973-252-5100 to RSVP!

No make-up, no hair done, no problem!

Thursday, February 16, 2012


The Pekingese, Malachy stole the show Tuesday night. Winning "Best in Show" at the 2012 Westminster Kennel Club, this veritable fuzzball half-waddled half-floated his way to victory. This is the first win for the Pekingese since 1990 and the fourth overall Best in Show win for the breed in the history of the show.

Now what?  What happens to a dog after they win this coveted prize?

Mary Bloom
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If you are Foxcliffe Hickory Wind, the Scottish Deerhound and 2011 winner, you are now a famous Mommy to nine beautiful healthy puppies! Hickory was the first Scottish Deerhound to win the title of Best in Show for her tall, leggy breed. When not reveling in the joys of motherhood, Hickory can often be found exploring and running on the grounds of her family farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Westminster Kennel Club
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If you are the 2010 winner, Sadie, the Scottish Terrier, motherhood also becomes your next path! Sadie, short for, Ch. Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot gave birth to five pups last March. She can often be found snuggling with her best pal, Chihuahua, Tad, watching Animal Planet and munching on hot dogs.

Westminster Kennel Club

Stump, the Sussex spaniel and 2009 winner, was the oldest dog to win Best in Show at ten years old. Now at the ripe old age of 13, Stump enjoys the quieter aspects of life, (now that his hearing is mostly gone) like lounging on the couch with his best friend J.R the Bichon Frise and 2001 winner. (It must be quite a treat to live in a house with two Best in Show winners!)

Westminster Kennel Club
Mary Bloom
After Uno, the Beagle and 2008 winner, won the title of Best in Show, he "threw" the first pitch, rode on a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade float and visited the White House. Since then, Uno has taken it down a notch and lives his life like a regular dog.


Thursday, February 9, 2012


A relaxing soak in a warm bubble bath, champagne and chocolates…we already know what you want for Valentine’s Day but what about your precious pooch? How can you dote on Fido for this special occasion? Read on for some woof-tastic ideas!

Chocolate strawberries, chocolate truffles, chocolate fondue – these sinfully delicious treats are best left shared with your human companions. Chocolate should never be fed to a dog in any quantity. However, you can bake delightful biscuits for your canine with non-cocoa carob which is an excellent chocolate alternative for dogs. Carob looks nearly identical to chocolate chips but is made from carob powder grown on the Carob tree. You can try variations of these recipes and a heart-shaped cookie-cutter to design loving cookies for your canine companion.

Bestow some love on the local shelters in your area by donating a monetary donation in your dog’s name or drop off items from a nearby animal shelter’s wish list. Most shelter’s post their wish lists right on their website making it easy to know what you can donate.

Spoil your pooch and buy him or her a Valentine themed collar and leash set from Up Country. Kill two birds with one stone by investing in dental hygiene products in honor of February being Pet Dental Health month and start adhering to a dental routine that can save your dog’s teeth and possibly their life! UpCountry and Tropiclean Dental Products can be purchased from Morris Animal Inn’s boutique and you can also have your dog's teeth brushed at the salon at Morris Animal Inn.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


It is a well-known fact  -  dog’s breath doesn’t smell the greatest. We accept their bad breath the same way we accept their shedding hair. But what most pet owner’s don’t realize is that your dog’s bad breath could be a warning sign of a dental health problem. According to Dr. Jon from PetPlace, the number one most common disease in dogs is periodontal disease. Since February is Pet Dental Health Month, we’ve provided some simple tips to help you care for your dogs pearly whites.

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, “more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats develop periodontal disease by age 3.” Signs of gum disease are brown and yellow tarter build-up, red or inflamed gums, and stinky breath. Regular dental exams with your veterinarian are vital for maintaining proper dental health. In addition, it is important to invest in your own canine dental regime.

Introduce your pet to the taste of toothpaste by allowing them to lick it off your finger. Pets have their own specially formulated toothpaste since human toothpaste can upset their stomachs. When your dog accepts the toothpaste, put it on a small toothbrush or piece of gauze and scrub gently on each side of their mouth for 30 seconds. This should become a daily habit. If your pet resists your efforts, don’t despair. Other options include anti-plaque water additives, oral hygiene gels and dental chew toys that all help to prevent plaque build-up. Morris Animal Inn has a full supply of dental products for your pet so stop by to stock up.

A dog with pearly whites is a healthy dog indeed. Before your pet’s dental health deteriorates, commit to a plan that will keep everyone smiling.

Check out this informative video from the American Veterinary Medical Association for more information about pet dental health.