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Morris Animal Inn Introduces Canine Blow Out Bar

While blow out hair salons may be popular for people, pooches can now enjoy the same pampering at Morris Animal Inn with the luxury pet resort’s new canine blow out bar!

Service includes a brush, blow out, and scented spritz so dogs go home smelling fresh and free of tangles. “When dogs don’t need a complete bath or grooming, a blow out is a convenient alternative,” said Joanne Morris, vice president of Morris Animal Inn. “Blow outs are quickly becoming popular options for our day care clients, especially following fun activities in daycare or swims in our indoor pool.”

Morris Animal Inn’s full-service, state-of-the-art grooming salon and spa is staffed by trained and skilled pet grooming professionals who help dogs look and feel their best while taking special care to put them at ease during all pet spa services. Services are customized to the needs of canines and can include: 

  • Bath, brush out, ear cleaning and nail trim package
  • Haircut package, which includes bathing, blow dry, brush out, ear cleaning and nail trim
  • Healthy Skin and Coat Treatment
  • Scented Shampoos and Spritzers
  • Shed-Less Treatment
  • Nail Trims
  • Blueberry Facial
  • Paw Massage

Morris Animal Inn also offers a complimentary Puppy Primping spa experience for puppies four months of age and younger. Designed to acclimate young dogs to professional grooming, the package includes:

  • Bath
  • Paw Massage
  • Nail Trimming
  • Brushing
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Bandanna or Bows

Located on a quiet country lane with over 12 acres, Morris Animal Inn is designed with state-of-art engineering to provide for both the comfort and safety of their pet guests. The facility is climate-controlled with purified air, smoke and sprinkler systems, back-up generators, 24-hour surveillance cameras and the capability for daily floor-to-ceiling sanitizing for the cleanest environment. Perimeter fencing encloses the facility.  

To learn more, click here.

Penelope Lagos

Penelope Lagos of “I Miss My Best Friend”

In honor of #WorldBookDay, #HipNJ‘s resident author Lisa Marie Latino chatted with fellow scribe Penelope Lagos about her debut book, I Miss My Best Friend.

I Miss My Best Friend is a heart-warming story for children that will help them learn how to deal with the loss of a pet. Penelope also offers ten helpful steps parents can use to help their children cope with grief.

The poignant story and detailed illustrations were inspired by the death of Cassius “The Legend” Lagos, who was Penelope’s beloved best friend for 16 years.

“Losing Cassius was like losing a child to me,” Penelope explained. “You never get over the death, but the book has helped me heal.

“It’s been therapeutic.”

Her love for four-legged creatures goes beyond Cassius. She is a huge animal advocate and strongly believes in being “a voice for the voiceless.” She holds a certification in Canine Fitness and Conditioning as well as Advanced Pet CPR/First Aid.

“Author” and “Animal Ambassador” are only two of the many hats Penelope wears. She is a New Jersey native and Rutgers University graduate who has acted in numerous indie films and commercials as well as volunteering at The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Penelope was the recipient of an achievement award honoring critical funds raised for LLS.

For more on Penelope and to purchase her book, visit PenelopeLagos.com.

Lisa Marie Latino’s wardrobe provided by Privée by Priya. Lisa Marie’s Makeup and hair provided by Blush Brides NJ. Order her debut novel “Ten Years Later” on Amazon

#HipNJ Welcomes Rocky

#HipNJ  is so excited to announce the newest furry addition to our family, Rocky!

Our very own Kenny Barilari welcomed him into his home this week,  thanks to Animal Rescue ‘R’ Us in Lodi.

Rocky is originally from Alabama, and is believed to be an Australian Shepherd and Pitbull mix. He is a very sleepy pup who loves to be held.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram as we document his growth.