Cost is based on a number of factors including dog, breed, weight, temperament, and coat condition. Please click the Rates link if you need more information.
The amount of time it takes for pet grooming varies by breed and service, but you can usually plan on it taking 3-4 hours. Express services can be arranged upon request, shortening service time. Minor services, such as nail trims, take approximately 15 minutes and no appointment is necessary (subject to salon availability). Wait time may apply. Express services are available for senior dogs and dogs who get anxious during grooming services: the following breeds: French Bulldog, English Bulldog, Pugs, Boxers & Boston Terriers. Ask a grooming associate for details.
We prefer hand drying all dogs with a variable speed, high velocity dryer. This allows us to get a better finished look as well as gives us a chance to get a good look at your dog’s skin to asses any potential health issues. If your dog does not tolerate this method, we will use a warm / non-heated air circulating fan to “air dry” the coat.
Regular grooming of your pet has two main benefits: aesthetic, and health.
Aesthetic, or pleasing to the eyes, is the most obvious reason. They look better, they appear better cared for, they have fewer and less displeasing odors, etc.
The health reasons are many as well. The skin and coat act to regulate the temperature of the body, act as a barrier to lessen or prevent trauma to the inner organs, and act as a barrier to infection. If the fur is matted, it can trap debris and infection underneath the mat which can destroy the skin’s protective abilities. Matting can also cause pain if the mats are tightly woven enough. Also, heavily matted pets can have trouble regulating their temperature, especially in the heat. Regular and timely grooming can also help with keeping a healthy balance of the pet’s natural oils in the skin as well.
Some pets grow a lot of fur on the face and around the eyes. This fur, if not kept trimmed, can damage, scratch, or irritate the eyes chronically. They can also trap debris which can do the same damage to the eyes. If left unchecked and untreated, these can lead to impaired vision or even blindness.
We do not reccomend shaving down certain breeds. Dogs have their coat for important reasons, The most vital is thermal regulation. Certain breeds that have a double coat SHOULD NOT BE SHAVED. Removing their coat can result in overheating and sunburn. Some examples of these double coated breeds are Austrailian Shepherds, Huskies, German Shepherds and Golden Retreivers, among others. Our priority is the health and well being of the dog. They will not be cooler in the summer months if you shave them down.
We offer an express service solely for the following breeds: English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Pugs, Boxers, and Boston Terriers (and any dog mixed with one of these breeds). These specific breeds are more likely to experience respiratory challenges, particularly in stressful environments, and for some dogs, this includes places like a grooming salon. An additional fee will be added for Express service. Please click the Rates link if you want more information.
- Tue ~Sat : 08 ~ 19
- Sun: 12 ~19
- Mon: Close
We accept cash, Check, Debit Cards, Credit cards, Venmo, Zelle
Yes, we can use a delicate skin shampoo with oatmeal among others depending on your dog’s skin
We recommend the following as best grooming practices to keep your best friend happy;
- Brush your dog at least every couple of days no matter what the length of the coat. It helps to prevent matting, removing dead hair and help in shedding their seasonal coat. This will keep your dog’s coat healthy and in good condition.
- Keeping your dog’s feet trimmed up neat is important, not only because it looks nice, but because it will help reduce the amount of tar, stickers, rocks, etc. that will get caught in their feet, all of which can be uncomfortable for your dog.
- Regular nail clipping is recommended. Dogs nails grow curvy and can become very uncomfortable for your dog to walk. Keeping nails short will prevent torn nails which can be very painful. This can also prevent scratching of your floors.
- Clean your dog’s ears regularly, this will not only feel good, but is a good way to help prevent ear infections. If you notice an unusual smell or you see discharge coming from your dog’s ears, bring it to your veterinarian’s attention. The outside surface of the ear it is a good place to find ticks and or fleas.
- Maintaining your dog’s teeth clean is very important as they can suffer from many of the same dental problems as humans such as gum disease, cavities, tartar buildup, etc. Bacteria from gum disease can also cause other health problems. Regular teeth cleaning will eliminate the stress of having your dog anesthetized for cleaning procedures and will save you vet expenses.
- Anal gland expression is an important aspect of dog grooming. Because they enable the animals to mark their territory, the glands can spontaneously empty, especially under times of stress, and create a very unpleasant change in the odor of the dog. Anal gland expression can be performed to maintain the dog’s hygiene and to eliminate discomfort. Discomfort is evidenced by the dog scooting on the ground, licking or biting at the anus, sitting uncomfortably, having difficulty sitting or standing, or chasing its tail.
- As the weather gets warmer, and you are out enjoying the spring and summer, make sure you take your precautions for keeping fleas and ticks away from your dog. You may want to treat your yard and use some type of medication for your dog. There are many types of medications, you may want to ask your vet. Not doing this can cause severe irritation on your dog’s skin and several other health issues or diseases.