We subscribe to the highest pet industry standards in the care and grooming of your pet. Each of our staff undergoes special training before they begin their job. We have an ongoing concern for the humane treatment of all pets.
We are members of the International Society of Canine Cosmetologists, the National Dog Groomers Association, Colorado Pet Grooming Association, and are licensed through the Colorado Department of Agriculture Pet Animal Care Facilities. Our employees are certified in Canine/Feline 1st Aid and CPR and enhance their knowledge through seminars and other educational venues.
We provide an oral report of observations made of your pet which concern its health. A recommendation for veterinary attention may be made. The report covers conditions which appear obvious to the groomer from experience handling pets. It is not intended to replace regular check-ups by your veterinarian nor is it a medical examination. It is a courtesy extended to the pet owner out of compassionate concern for the health of the pet.
The Bath- Your pet is gently bathed by well-trained and supervised bathers. We specialize in choosing the correct shampoo and conditioner (ph specific) for your pet to benefit coat and skin conditions. We emphasize your animals' safety and comfort; for instance, through our knowledge and training of ingredients in shampoos we do not use any 'numbing agents' which are advertised in some 'tearless shampoos'. All of our shampoos are completely natural! They have no dyes, perfumes, or detergents and they are completely biodegradable.
The Trim- Your pet is trimmed by highly-trained and qualified pet trimmers. The Master Pet Groomer will trim your pet to your specifications. If you prefer, we will select the most popular and fitting style for your pet from a wide range of options.
Your pets ears are checked cleaned and deodorized (ear hair removed on request).
The anal glands are checked and expelled (on request). Recent studies have shown the more you falsely manipulate your dog's anal glands the more they need to be expressed and may cause other problems. Most dogs express their glands normally and do not need manipulation however if it is required we are more than happy to help your pets out. The bath protects eyes, ears, and sensitive body parts.
The Extras- We offer numerous of different fun extras you can add to your pet's experience.
Bling - strands of silk tied into your pet's hair to give a little extra
Color - we offer permanent, semi-permanent, and wash out in two washes hair dye. These products have been thoroughly researched and are pet safe! We offer designs and full body color change
Facial Massage - we have all natural facial cleansers that allows a fresh smelling face when your pet snuggles into you, it will be a wonderful smell, so receiving those happy licks will be more enjoyable. And beyond that while this relaxing cleanser is working we provide treatment in which pressure points on the face and neck are stimulated in order to release blockages in the flow of qi, or vital energy.
The Extra Extras- the things we do you might not notice!
Collars: We wash your pet's collar in a non-chlorinated detergent to get off the grim and go home looking beautiful. (we do not clean leather collars or highly jeweled collars)
We potty and walk your dog while they are here.
We give your beloved water, treats and lots of TLC.
If your pet is allowed we have play time with other animals to induce a relaxing environment.
AGED OR DISABLED PETS
Special services are available for ill, aged or disabled pets. Please inquire. All of our equipment is design for the most humane treatment of your pet allowing for no strain on your beloved family member or your groomer. Your master groomer is trained in the 'Tellington TTouch' method.
* An additional charge may apply to special conditions requiring unusual time and effort. These include: severely matted and knotted coats, and pets with behavior problems.
Individual records are maintained about your pet including the following:
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