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You Can Call Me #alkitty.

by Chun-Soon on January 23, 2015

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 Our BIG HUGE IDEAS for 2015!

We’re proud to announce our first-ever Marketing Coordinator, Tori Curtis! Tori is a graduate student at the Miami Ad School in DUMBO, Brooklyn. She is also our new Brooklyn Heights Pet Caretaker. Tori wears many hats – and each of them suits her perfectly. Student, dog walker, budding marketing maven! We extend a warm welcome to Tori, and look ahead to some amazing projects in 2015!

I’m Victoria Curtis, the new Marketing Coordinator for ProspectBArk.  I’m excited to begin implementing a new Marketing strategy for the company as it continues to grow and flourish.  We have a lot of new ideas pertaining to branding, social media, public relations, and web design.

Stay tuned for a ProspectBArk video spot, a company-wide survey sent to all of our clients, and some major website updates, including neighborhood-specific features! I am gearing up for a productive year with ProspectBArk, and also look forward to getting to know the furry residents of Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo.

When it comes to marketing, it’s important to believe in what you are selling.  Chun Soon and Matt have done an amazing job in creating a business that is perfectly tailored to NYC’s animals.  As an animal lover, I believe in what ProspectBArk does and I look forward to helping spread the word!

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Blissed Out Barklyn

pB: You just completed your certification program for Small Animal Massage. How rigorous was this program, and were there any particularly challenging aspects of the curriculum, for you? 

JM: Very rigorous! I’m not exactly sure what I was expecting, but I was both surprised and pleased that our classes were so thorough and detailed. We learned about everything from Small Animal Anatomy, Behavior, Handling and Management, Massage Techniques, Passive Exercises, Species and Breeds, Business Practices/Ethics, Marketing, Internship, and more. I’d say the most challenging part was trying to memorize the names and locations of the muscles, including their points of origin and insertion. 

pB: Having just launched your new Animal Massage practise, have you gotten a flood of bookings yet? How has the initial response been?

JM: While I’m choosing to wait until the holiday craziness is over to “officially” launch, I did put a call out to the public in order to complete my 40 internship hours required to graduate. The response was huge and very exciting. Everyone I’ve had the pleasure of providing this service for has been extremely appreciative, thankful, encouraging, supportive and interested in experiencing the long term benefits for their furry loved ones. 

pB: Do you often face skeptics, who maybe think that you’re just doing some kind of expensive “petting”, or that anyone can do this, etc? What do you tell them? 

JM: Sure, I’ve encountered a doubtful person here and there, understandably so. Considering how long massage has been around, practicing on animals is still a relatively new modality. Massage is quite different from petting in that massage is the intentional manipulation of muscle and other soft tissue, by a certified animal massage therapist, to promote health and healing. (*Massage is meant to complement and support traditional veterinary care, not replace it.)

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pB: You work on cats as well as dogs. What, do you find, are the main differences between these animals when it comes to massaging them? Are there generalizations that hold true? What’s your favorite part about working on these furry critters?

JM: Overall, there’s really no difference. While their anatomies differ in some ways, both cats and dogs receive the same healing benefits. My favorite part about massaging animals is watching their transformation as they melt into a relaxed state. My second favorite part is the look on their humans’ faces as they observe the benefits for themselves. 

pB: What’s new for Blissed Out Barklyn? Anything for the animal loving holiday shoppers out there? 

JM: Come January 1, 2015 Blissed Out Barklyn will be in full swing and accepting new clients! I’m offering all the last-minute shoppers out there a PAWESOME GIFT CERTIFICATE SALE  for animal massage sessions! Stay tuned on the ProspectBArk facebook page for more details! 

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Our Holiday 2014 Donation Drive Recipient: ANIMAL HAVEN!

December 16, 2014

 This year marks our SIXTH holiday season, and we have so much to be grateful for. As one of the city’s largest and most dedicated pet care companies, we would like to help give back to the animals, this Christmas. ON SUNDAY, Dec. 21st, our team of drivers will be collecting unused, discarded and unwanted pet […]

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Our Interview with Thirsty Cat Fountains!

December 12, 2014

As professional Cat Lads & Ladies, we observe many hundreds of felines behaving in their natural environment – their homes. And when it comes to their drinking water, they can be, well, finicky. Cats prefer to drink from moving, fresh water. It’s their instinct to seek out fresh, moving streams over a standing pond or […]

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Announcing our first-ever Holiday Kitty Photo Contest!

November 19, 2014

  We do a lot of doggie-contests with doggie-prizes; this one’s for the Kitties. One thing we love at ProspectBArk is seeing our cats each holiday season. Many of them, we don’t see all year! But when October rolls around, the emails and calls starting coming in for holiday cat care, and we are ready. Let the Kitties […]

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Canine Massage with our All-Star walker, Jessica! (book a free session for your pup – limited spots available)

October 13, 2014

Canine Massage is gaining recognition, and why not? As any human who’s experienced the healing benefits of massage knows,  a good practitioner can reduce pain, discomfort and anxiety.  While our dogs don’t share the same worries we do (about climate change, for example) – they are still made of the same muscular/skeletal framework, and they […]

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ProspectBArk dog walkers raise $1,870.00 for Elephants at the 6th Annual WCS Run for the Wild!

April 30, 2014

WE DID IT! On Saturday, April 26th, our team of volunteer elephant-runners woke up at 5am and trekked to the Bronx Zoo for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s 6th annual Run for the Wild. This year, funds raised from the run benefit the organization 96 Elephants, which is named after the number of African elephants poached […]

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ProspectBArk Dog Walkers RUN for the African Elephant!

April 6, 2014

On Saturday, Apr. 26th, a team of ProspectBArk dog walkers will be participating in the annual World Conservation Society’s “Run for the Wild” at the Bronx Zoo. This year’s theme is 96 Elephants, named after the number of African elephants poached per day.  If you would like to help us, you can sponsor our team […]

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Weekends are for Recharging.

February 23, 2014

Just a happy pic for y’all. This is Chewy of Crown Heights, with his buddy, Chewbacca.

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