Four hours, generally speaking, although less if your dog doesn’t require a haircut and sometimes more if your dog’s hair is matted. We can arrange to call you as your dog’s grooming is wrapping up to speed the pickup process.
Do you bathe my dog first?
Yes. Additionally, certain breeds require a “rough cut” before bathing and grooming, but we wash and fluff dry all dogs before beginning the grooming to ensure an even haircut.
What products do we use
Only the best. Most baths are conducted with hypo-allergenic shampoo, but we can vary the products depending on your dog’s needs. We can also use conditioner or apply your veterinary products as requested. Our groomers are happy to accommodate you and your dog’s preferences, and we encourage you to speak with them first, especially if it’s your dog’s first time being groomed with us.
Can you groom my dog to breed standards?
Yes. Our groomers are familiar with the vast majority of breed standards, and are very experienced with the more popular breeds. We recommend reviewing your dog’s breed page in the “All Breed Dog Grooming Guide” with your groomer, as well as bringing any pictures to refer to.
If my Dogs hair is matted or Knotted, do I need to shave it all off?
If your dog’s hair is matted, we recommend meeting with one of our groomers beforehand to discuss your options. Matting is unhealthy for your dog’s skin, and tightens when its coat gets wet. For this reason, all matting must be brushed out of your dog’s coat before washing. Dematting can be a painful and process, and is not always possible; if the groomer determines that your dog’s hair can be dematted without causing pain to the dog, we will undertake that process at the posted rate (ask for price). The alternative is cutting your dog’s hair short, with a clipper behind the matted area
Do I Get the same Groomer every time?
It’s up to you! If your dog has especially particular grooming needs, or feels especially comfortable with a certain groomer, we encourage returning to the same groomer, and will work with you to find times that work for you and your groomer of choice.
Can I stay with my dog while they are being groomed?
Your dog loves you, and if they can see you, it could become antsy on the grooming table, leading to a potentially dangerous situation or at minimum an inconvenience for you and the groomer. Peeking is certainly fine, but if you prefer to watch for the duration, we recommend considering home grooming.
Can I Bring in a photo of my dog?
Absolutely. We encourage you to speak with the groomer about your desired look for your dog.
Do you Cut my dog's nails?
Yes, in most instances, although some dogs’ nails are best cut at the veterinarian. This is because dog nails, especially black nails, contain a blood vessel which can be exposed during the trimming process. Regular nail trimming can minimize the chance of bleeding, but not eliminate the risk completely. While nail cutting is included in the cost of our grooming service it is also offered as a standalone service for $10 nail trim, or $15 for DREMEL