can't do everything...
do have a weight limit (100 pounds or so), but also dogs larger than
70 pounds either need to be very, very cooperative or we will need the
owner's assistance. We may not be able to handle some older, disabled,
or uncooperative large dogs if they are unable or unwilling to stand.
We may not be able to groom/bathe some very tall dog breeds as they
may be too tall to be handled safely in our bathtub.
cannot provide grooming services for show dogs or cats due to time requirements
and lack of experience in that particular arena.
cannot provide hand-stripping services, although we will be happy to
educate you on how to do this yourself. Hand-stripping done correctly
takes hours and hours and we cannot give that much time to one client.
do NOT perform tooth brushing or cleaning as we cannot manage your expectations
appropriately. See our Free Advice! page
for how to handle that process on your own.
basic bath service includes a selection of shampoos and conditioners,
blow drying, brushing, nail clipping, and ear cleaning.
glands may be expressed if necessary (please let us know if your pet
has an ongoing problem in this area). Please note this should not be
a common practice as regularly doing so in the absence of a problem
can actually cause a problem to appear.
a Trim also?
hair cut/trim, even simple ones, comes with a bath service. It is very
difficult to get a good result on a haircut without a bath to reveal
scragglies and uneven spots.
can add a hygiene/sanitary and/or face trim to either bath service for
a minimal extra charge. The hygiene or sanitary trim includes shaving
of the genital areas and between the foot pads. All of these areas are
prone to matting and should be done regularly on long-haired breeds,
even if the rest of the coat is to be kept. A face trim may be advisable
on long-haired breeds who get messy or overgrown in that area.
The full custom groom includes the basic bath service plus an all-over
cut/trim to your specifications and a hygiene trim. Nail grinding may
also be added for a nominal extra charge.
are one of the most neglected areas on pets that do not require regular
grooming. We can perform this operation as a stand-alone service when
other services are being performed at the same address but no longer
as a dedicated service stop, even for multiple pets.
can also be ground down using a rotary tool if requested for a minimal
extra charge. This is very effective on dogs with long nail quicks,
as it allows the groomer to get the nails shorter without being painful
for your dog.
breed with "poo" or "oodle" in it, along with many
other breeds that don't generally shed, probably require regular pulling
of the hair that grows down into the ear canal. We can perform this
operation combined with other services.