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Dog Grooming

 

It is Doggy Haven’s policy to always do what is best for the dog in any of our services. Our grooming salon strives to make each pet’s experience a positive one. Doggy Haven’s experienced and knowledgeable grooming staff offers an array of services including: bathing, haircuts, nail trimming or grinding, ear cleaning and/or plucking, anal gland expression, and teeth brushing. All of our grooming services require an appointment. Proof of current Rabies vaccination is required for all grooming appointments and Bordetella is recommended. Puppies must be at least 8 weeks old, and can be up to 6 months old without a Rabies vaccination. All new clients need to print and fill out a Pet Profile for Grooming (PDF). Please let our groomers know about all health and/or behavior concerns your dog might have: lumps, bumps, scratches, scrapes, previous surgeries/injuries, arthritis, breathing issues, heart conditions, disabilities, anxieties, places your dog doesn’t like to be touched, things your dog might react negatively to.

LATE POLICY: If you are running late, please call our office at (425) 482-4472. If you are going to be more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, you will need to reschedule.


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 Menu of Services

Bath and Brush

Includes shampoo, conditioner, blow dry, brush, nail trimming and ear cleaning – anal glands, ear plucking foot trim and sanitary are included upon request only. Furminator package can be added for $15.

Haircut

Includes the same services described in the bath and brush but adds a haircut that you discuss with one of our groomers. Furminator package can be added for $15.

Puppy’s First Groom

Slowly introducing puppy to bath, blow dryer, nail trim, foot trim, sanitary trim, eye tidy, teeth brushing. Prices start at $20 and may increase.

Furminator Package

In addition to a bath or haircut we use a de-shedding shampoo and conditioner, up to 20 minutes of brushing, blow dry. This package could decrease shedding up to 90% if done every 4-6 weeks. Will not stop shedding but will greatly lessen the volume. Add teeth brushing for $5 more. 

Pricing

Grooming prices depend on size, age, comfort, coat condition, and the type of service being done for each dog. We can give an estimated cost over the phone, but this is not a guaranteed price. A more accurate quote can be given upon meeting the dog.

 

Additional or a la Carte Services

 

Eye-corner tidy (clean up under eye area)$17within 4 weeks of last groom
Sanitary tidy$12shaving to clean up private areas
Foot trim $17includes nail trimming, shaving of pads, and shaping of feet
Nail trim$12free with bath/groom
Nail grinding$15without bath or haircut
Ear cleaning$5combine ear cleaning and plucking for $9 package
Ear plucking$5combine ear cleaning and plucking for $9 package
Teeth brushing + breath spray$10includes canine toothpaste & breath freshener
Anal gland expression$15free upon request with bath or groom, external expression only
Brush out (without bath)$1/minutefor fifteen to thirty minutes
De-matting$1/minutefor up to twenty minutes, we will not de-matt dogs that are heavily matted because it is too painful and dangerous
Furminator Package$15read above for details, add teeth-brushing for $5 more

We use a variety of shampoos to best suit your dog’s coat and skin needs. Please let us know if your dog has allergies, sensitive skin or coat issues that you would like us to address.

Dog grooming services are available 7 days a week.

You may schedule an appointment for Bathing & Dog Grooming services at check-in or by calling the front desk at (425) 482-4472.

 

F.A.Q.

 

Doggy Haven has collected the most commonly asked questions we receive. Please check here to see if your question is answered below.

If you still have questions about Doggy Haven Resort, give us a call at (425) 482-4472.

How long does an appointment take?

We usually estimate 2-5 hours for appointments. It depends on size, age, comfort, coat condition, and the type of service being done for each dog. The groomers may also work on more than one dog at a time in stages, so the time may depend on volume of dogs for the day. Because of all of this we cannot guarantee a specific time for each dog, but we will call you when your dog is ready for pick up.

Do you use heated dryers?

We do not. Heated dryers can be unsafe, so we only use room temp. forced air dryers.

Does my dog have to be in a kennel?

Yes, your dog should be comfortable in a kennel.  Most dogs do some part of their drying in a kennel.

Do you groom corded breeds?

We do not.

Do you offer hand stripping?

No, all our grooming is done with scissors or clippers.

Do you allow sedated dogs?

Yes. Sedation is allowed with a groomer’s recommendation and with your vet’s approval.

Do you do de-matting?

Yes, if there is a limited amount of matting we can brush them out. We DO NOT brush out dogs that are heavily matted. Skin can be sensitive and it can be painful to brush heavily matted coats. If mats are tight to the skin it can be damaging to the skin and hair. We cannot bathe or put water to a matted coat as this will worsen the matting. All mats must be removed prior to bathing. If it would be unsafe or inhumane to brush the mats out, we will need to shave them off.

How much do you charge?

Prices vary depending on breed, size, coat type, coat condition, difficulty of groom. We can give you an estimate over the phone, but the groomer will have a more exact price once they see the dog.

Does shaving a dog decrease shedding or cool a dog down?

No. A shaved dog would just shed shorter hairs, and a dog’s coat is designed by nature to keep them cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

We only recommend shaving dogs that have “hair”: poodles, doodles, bichons, maltese, shih tzu, havanese, cocker spaniels… Dogs with hair that continues to grow.

We DO NOT recommend shaving dogs with “fur” or a “double coat”: labs, pugs, huskies and malamutes, golden retrievers… Shaving these types of coats can damage the fur and runs a risk of not growing back, or growing back patchy, uneven, different colored, or different textured. It would also be exposing the dog’s skin to elements like the sun and wind. We’d only recommend shaving these types of coats if it would benefit a dog’s health in some way.