Thursday, November 29, 2012

Local Animal Shelters Need Your Help

With the recent impact of Hurricane Sandy, and the holiday season among us, the local animal shelters are in need of donations. Morris K9 Campus is currently holding a Pet Food Drive, in the lobby, until December 14th.

Your donations will be going to local shelters and rescue groups that have felt the negative impacts of Hurricane Sandy. These shelters are in need of critical supplies for the animals they currently have as well as the ones they hope to help during this holiday season. Donations will be distributed to them during the last two weeks in December.

Noah’s Ark

This shelter suffered a 12-day power loss, which also left them without running water for that time. They are now up and running again, however they are still in need of donations.

Eleventh Hour Rescue

They are glad to report that all of their animals made it safe through the storm, including both shelter and foster dogs. The shelter did not have hot water during the storm. They are seeking food donations for both dog and cats.

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter

This nonprofit is seeking donations for their cats. According to their Facebook page, they are in great need of, clean large towels, snoozy small cat bumper beds, fleece throws/blankets, as well as non-clumping cat litter and cat toys.

Randolph Animal Pound

This pound is in need of the following items: dog runs and rabbit hutches are needed so that we can help rescue more rabbits, blankets and small rugs, used clean ones are fine, as well as toys for cats and dogs.

Purrfect Pals, Inc.

Purrfect Pals, Inc. is a cat rescue located in East Hanover, NJ. At the current time, both kitty litter and cat food is appreciated.

So stop by and drop off donations, bins are located in the lobby. Any donation will help these animals in need.

We are kindly asking for:

Dog and Cat Food (Canned or Dry)

Scoopable Litter

Kitten and Puppy Food (Canned)

As well as the items that specific shelters have requested.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

What Foods are Safe for Your Pooch

With Thanksgiving this week, you’re probably preparing to cook your Thanksgiving turkey, but it might leave you wondering what foods are safe for your pooch to feast on. Before you feed your dog their Thanksgiving feast, check out this list of what foods your dog can and can’t have.

If you’re looking to feed your dog Thanksgiving scraps, these foods mentioned below would be perfect. However, as all things everything should be consumed by your pooch in moderation, and we don’t recommend that your dog eats everything on the list.

Turkey: Cooked boneless Turkey can be great for your pooch, just make sure you leave off the skin so you avoid giving your dog too much extra fat.

Sweet Potatoes: You might be making a sweet potato casserole covered in marshmallows, but stick to the plain cooked kind for your dog.

Apple Slices: If your baking that Fall apple pie, your pooch can enjoy a few slices of fresh apple before you put them in the pie.

Mashed Potatoes: Your pooch might just love some mashed potatoes, plus they make a great stuffing for a Kong as well. Just leave out the gravy if it’s high fat content.

Vegetables: Plain veggies can be great for your dog, without the added butter. Corn, broccoli, string beans and carrots are great way to give your dog some nutrients.

Pumpkin: It can be great for your dog’s digestion after their Thanksgiving feast, but make sure you stay away from pumpkin pie and pumpkin filling, which both have sugar added.

Cranberries: They are proven to be great to help clear out your dogs’ urinary track, just watch the sugar in them to make sure your pooch isn’t getting too much.

Thanksgiving can be enjoyable for your dog, but keep their feast to a minimum. You shouldn’t over indulge your pooch.

For safety reasons, there are a few foods your dog should not eat. .

Turkey Bones: Bones that are not made for dogs can be disastrous for them. The cooked bones from your Turkey can splinter and cause your dog harm, and possibly an unscheduled trip to the vet. Stick to bones from the pet stores that are made for your pooch. You can even stop into Morris K9 Campus and get one of our holiday turkey legs made just for your pooch, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Stuffing: Everyone seems to love stuffing but it’s one of the worst things for your pooch at the dinner table. Most stuffing recipes contain onion, garlic and sage, three of the main things your dog should always stay away from, so keep your pet healthy and keep them away from the stuffing.

Desserts: Even though your four-legged friend might be begging for that last piece of pumpkin pie, they should stay away from all desserts. So don’t give into those puppy dog eyes and keep them away for the sweets.

You and your pooch can have a great Thanksgiving together, but if you want to keep your dog entertained when you are eating, make them a Kong stuffed with some of the dog safe Thanksgiving foods and let them enjoy while you are feasting yourself. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It's Our Four Year Anniversary. Come Celebrate with Us!

It's time for a celebration! Morris K9 Campus is excited to celebrate our four-year daycare anniversary this Friday, November 16. There will be a party in the lobby including a prize wheel, to pick up some Morris K9 Campus gear. There will also be light refreshments, so whether you're bringing your dog to daycare or not, stop in and say "hi.”

In four years, the daycare program has grown tremendously. It can be one of the most rewarding things for your pooch. From the socialization skills your dog will develop, to the benefit of knowing your dog will be happy all day, it is definitely worth it!

Since Morris K9 Campus opened, we've expanded and added different programs for your four-legged friend. From our bathing services, to the treadmill, to the recent addition of play and train. We are continuing to stay on top of new developments in the dog world in order to provide the best service to you and your dog.

Stop by this Friday and help us celebrate, as we commemorate four years of daycare!

Friday, November 9, 2012


Did you know there is a wrong way to socialize your puppy? It is possible to overwhelm or frighten them and cause lasting damage. Morris K9 Campus hosts free puppy classes in order to help introduce them properly to new dogs, places, people, children, sounds, objects.

Does your puppy need training for chewing, mouthing, jumping or potty training? Start your puppy off right.  Puppies 8-20 weeks are perfect to attend these classes. The schedule for free socialization and training are below.

Saturdays - 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM