Frequently Asked Questions...
Q: What exactly is involved in pet grooming?
A: Pet grooming differs depending on your pet's needs but to some it all up, pet grooming process is as follows. First your pet is checked into the salon and I will check over your pet and discuss with the owner what the pets needs are. Your pet will then be brushed prior to bathing unless it is to be shaved down. If the owner wants the pets coat shaved down (either because of excessive matting or just because they prefer it shorter) then that excess hair will be removed prior to brushing. After the pet is brushed, their nails will be trimmed and their ears cleaned out (some breeds require ear hair to be removed as well), these are done defore the bath. After these are completed the pet is bathed using high quality shampoos and conditioners, then I begin the drying process while they are still in the tub using towels and a high velocity dryer (no heat). After the excess water is removed the pet is lifted onto the grooming table and is dried completely. After the pet is completely dried and brushed to remove all tangles and/or mats then the styling process will begin. This can or will include the use of clippers and shears and may include the use of styling products for the coat itself. After the styling is complete then a bow, bandana, barrette, or bowtie is applied for the final touches. This is of course just a basic rundown of the grooming process, depending on your pet's needs their may be variations of these processes.
Q: Do you groom other animals besides Dogs?
A: Yes; cats are welcome!
Q: How much does it cost to get my pet groomed?
A: This is probably the first question everyone asks. The price of grooming varies with each pet. To get an exact quote please call and we can access what your pet needs so that I can better give you a quote.
Q: How often should I have my pet groomed?
A: The frequency of pet grooming depends on your pet. Some breeds such as poodles, shih tzus, maltese, collies, golden retreivers and yorkies need to be groomed every 6-8 weeks to maintain their coats. It all depends on the style that you wish to keep your pet in and the amount of time that you are willing to spend with maintaining your pet's coat at home in between grooms. Short haired breeds do not have to be groomed as often but for the occassional bath, unless you wish to have de-shedding treatments which need to done every 4-6 weeks for best results.
Q: What are de-shedding treatments and how do they work?
A: Shedding is a major concern for many pet owners and although there is no way to completely stop shedding, regular de-shedding treatments can reduce shedding by 90%. The process is done during a grooming session by bathing your pet is specially formulated de-shedding shampoos and solutions. During the bath a special de-shedding tool is used while the hair is wet to loosen the dead undercoat. The groomer then uses a high velocity dryer (the one I use is a force dryer that uses no heat) to loosen dead undercoat and loosen hair. After the coat is dried, it is again combed through with the de-shedding tool to complete the process. This process needs to be completed every 4-6 weeks in order to be effective.
Q: What are your hours?
A: We take appointments Monday - Friday. We schedule grooms from 7:30 am until 5:30 pm. We ask that all pets are dropped off for grooming during the hours of 7:30 am - 9:30 am. We will contact you when your pet is completed and ready for pick-up. Saturdays will also be scheduled from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm; Saturday drop offs are from 8:30 am - 10:30 am. Walk-ins are available for nail trims and bath only pets from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm as our schedule allows; it is best to call ahead before you bring your pet for the services to ensure availablity.
Q: What should I do before my pet's grooming appointment?
A: Be sure not to feed your pet right before the grooming appointment. Be sure to let your pet potty before the appointment. And relax, I will be sure that your pet is completely taken care of.
Q: How long will it take to groom my pet?
A: Grooming times differ for each pet. For instance small short hair pets can be completed within an hour to where small dogs with long hair can take 3-4 hours depending on the cut desired and the pets cooperation and larger dogs could take considerable longer. When you schedule to have your pet groomed a time frame will be given to you based on your pet's specific needs. I always schedule more than enough time for each pet so that I have time to get acquainted with your pet and them to me. This also gives me time to give them frequent breaks and extra loving in between each process.
Q: How can I schedule a grooming appointment for my pet?
A: There is more than one way to schedule an appointment for your pet's grooming needs.
1. Call (336) 731-7669
2. Email email@example.com