Because all of our grooming is done in vans that come to your home, we need to make sure we’ll have a groomer in your area and that we’re free. Also, different breeds and sizes take different amounts of time. So, we find it best to speak to you prior to booking a groom at a mutually convenient time. Once we have groomed your pet once, we can usually schedule reoccurring appointments for your convenience.
There are so many factors involved in grooming a dog or cat (size, breed, time since previous groom, health issues, matting, etc.) that we need to discuss your pet’s condition at a minimum, and see him or her before we can make a more accurate assessment. We will usually quote a range for your first groom.
Factors that may increase the cost include: matting, coat condition, skin issues, temperament (we’ll spend more time working with/training dogs that have behavioral issues), health related issues, age (senior pets may need to take breaks during the groom). Having your pet on a regular grooming schedule will mitigate most of these issues.
We recommend clients get on a regular 4, 6 or 8 week recurring appointment that is scheduled throughout the year. If you prefer to call in for an appointment, we recommend calling at least 1-2 weeks in advance.
We recommend 4, 6 or 8 weeks depending on your pets specific grooming needs.
No idea. We jest, but until we see your pet and work with him or her for the first time, it is a guess. Obviously a Newfoundland will generally take much longer than a beagle, but grooming times vary significantly. For smaller dogs, plan on an hour; for larger dogs, plan on two hours. But this varies more by the condition of your pet.
We have a variety of premium products/shampoos/conditioners. We promote using all natural, chemical free, organic products whenever possible. We’ll use the best product for each pet’s specific skin/coat needs.
We rarely need to hook up to a power source and never to a water source. We have a fresh-water tank for bathing and a grey-water tank for used water, so we won’t be leaving anything behind. And we have warm water.
It is important for our groomers to build a trusting relationship with your pet. And to do this, it is best for us to have one-on-one interaction.
The groom will take place in one of our custom-built vans. All the mess is ours.
We take credit/debit cards or checks. Gratuities can be paid in cash, but our groomers do not carry any change.