If you are an established client log in to your portal to request appointments, make changes, make payments, upload vaccination records and more.
At this time the grooming schedule is fully booked and we are unable to schedule new clients for grooming appointments. We hope you will still consider us for your boarding needs. Thank you very much.
Grooming prices are dependent on the breed of dog, size of dog, condition of coat, amount of shedding and any dematting that is required. Please contact us for an estimate.
Relaxing massage bath with shampoo and conditioner specific to your pup’s coat type, anal gland expression, blow out, light brush, gentle ear cleaning and nail trim/grind. Coat Shaping/Outline Trim available upon request.
Relaxing massage bath with shampoo and conditioner specific to help loosen your pup’s coat, anal gland expression, blow out, brush using tools specific to help reduce the amount of loose undercoat, gentle ear cleaning and nail trim/grind, if needed, paw trim. Coat Shaping/Outline Trim available upon request.
Just need Nails Trimmed? Or a quick around the eye trim? No problem, we can help. Select one or more A La Carte Services.
Emmi Pet Teeth brushing
Nail Trim and/or Grinding
Relaxing massage bath with shampoo and conditioner specific to your pup’s coat type, anal gland expression, blow out, light brush, gentle ear cleaning, nail trim/grind, full haircut specific to the owners’ requested style and length.escription about this item
Great for in between your regular grooming appointment. Help your pets coat stay tangle and mat free and looking fresh. Or maybe your pet doesn't require a full body haircut, but needs the necessary areas maintained. Includes relaxing massage bath with shampoo and conditioner specific to your pup's coat type, anal gland expression, blow out, light brushing, gentle ear cleaning, nail trim/grind, paw trim, face trim, sanitary area trim.
All dogs must provide proof of current vaccinations from a licensed Veterinarian at the time of their appointment or prior to. Vaccinations required are Rabies, Distemper and Parvo (often listed as DHPP), and Bordatella. In addition we would prefer, although not required, your pet to be current on Heartworm and Flea preventative. These records can be sent to HandsomeHounds@shots.pet.
Please reach us at if you cannot find an answer to your question.
I take several dogs at one time and work with them in stages. We do try to accommodate pick up request as best as we can. Please be patient with us as sometimes a furry friend may take longer than expected for their visit. We love seeing them back in your loving arms.
While we always want you to be happy with our services, your pet is our first priority. If we deem the coat is in a condition which would be harmful to your dog to attempt to brush out we will do our best to contact you to discuss what the next steps are. If we are unable to reach you or do not hear back from you within 10 minutes of trying to contact you we will do what is best for your pet. It will grow back!!
The number one thing you can do to prevent matting in your dog's coat is regular and thorough combing and brushing. How often you should brush your dog depends on their coat type and if it's shedding "season" (when their coats change from a thinner summer coat to a thicker winter coat or vice versa). Breeds that have long coats, curly coats, or fine fur should be brushed more often, even daily in some cases, while other coat types might only need once a week.One of the most common mistakes made when brushing a dog's fur is only combing the top layer, which actually can make matting worse. If you only focus on the top layer of your dog's fur, your brushing is actually pushing any loose fur and tangles down closer to the skin. You can avoid this by using the correct brush for your dog's coat type — such as an undercoat rake if your dog has a double coat, or slicker brush if your dog has a single layer curly coat. Check out this video for an in-depth look a how to brush properly.Using a detangling leave-in conditioning spray can make brushing easier. Lightly spray over dry fur and brush it through your dog's coat.
I prefer the Chris Christensen Big G Long Pin Slicker. It is a solid, workhorse of a brush.
My favorite comb in a Ashley Craig metal greyhound comb. They are high quality, long lasting combs.
Both products are higher end, I believe with brushes you get what you pay for.
IV San Bernard. Iv San Bernard is a European manufacture of animal care products from Italy. ISB produces an array of products designed for various coat types and proper skin management. All products are based on natural ingredients.
We strongly recommend that you book your pet's next appointment at checkout of their current appointment to ensure your pet can be groomed within an appropriate time frame. If you do not pre book, we can not guarantee an opening will be available the next time you contact us.
This is a question I get asked a lot! There is no right or wrong answer. As a ballpark figure we usually recommend every 6 – 8 weeks. There are however quite a few factors to consider when answering this question.To determine an answer we need to look at certain contributing factors.
Lets look at these factors:1. How fast does your dogs hair grow? – Some breeds like Poodles and Poodle mixes have hair that grows exceptionally fast whilst other breeds like Maltese or wire haired breeds don’t seem to grow as fast, other breeds like spaniels and spaniel mixes seem to grow faster in certain parts of their bodies like feet and ears than say their bodies, so the first factor is, what breed is your dog? or, what is the dominant breed of your dog? Poodles and poodle mixes need grooming approx every 6 weeks whilst some of the slower growing breeds can usually last out 8 – 10 weeks, spaniels will probably need their feet and ears taken care of every 6 weeks.2. What length do you like to see your dogs coat? – Every dog owner is different in how they like to see their dogs coat, If you like to see it short and practical then usually every 6 – 8 weeks will keep the fluff off. If you like to see your dog fluffy or in a certain breed clip then this should probably be reduced to around 4 -6 weeks to keep your dog’s coat in tip top condition.3. Does your dog like/allow you to brush him on a regular basis? – If your dog is in a short practical style then this is no longer a factor, however, if you like your dog fluffy then this is a massive factor! The longer the hair, the easier it will knot up and eventually matt. Once hair starts to matt it is very difficult and time consuming, not to mention uncomfortable for the dog to remove the matting. If your dog enjoys being brushed and bathed on a regular basis then every 4 – 6 weeks should be ok, if not and you want to keep him in a longer fluffy style more frequent visits would be recommended to keep the coat clean, tangle free and looking as great as it should look.4. What lifestyle does your dog have? – This is an important factor for the comfort of your dog, if he is an active down the beach, charging around the dog park sort of dog then care of his coat is imperative. If he is a short practical dog like in factor 2 then other than regular bathing, 6 weekly grooming visits to keep the coat short will suffice. If his coat is long and fluffy then again this refers back to factor where regular bathing and brushing is very important to keep his coat clean, tangle and matt free. If your dog is a couch potato, avoids puddles and mud at all costs then again it comes down to his length of coat and home grooming routine. The less you do at home, the more often he will need to visit the groomers.5. How old is your dog? – This may seem like a strange question but quite important for your dog’s sake. Puppies need to be introduced to grooming slowly so they can build confidence in the grooming process (remember, grooming of our modern day dogs is not a natural process for them and will feel alien for a while) and so therefore I recommend grooming from the time they are fully vaccinated The more exposure a pup has to a kind caring groomer from an early age, the better the association and the more pleasurable the ongoing grooming experience. On the other side of the coin is the elderly dog. As arthritis and other medical issues set in, grooming can become uncomfortable for them, so at this point I would suggest that a practical maintenance groom for your dog.To sum up, there is no right or wrong answer, it comes down to how much home grooming you are prepared to do and how you like your dog look.
Your veterinarian will be able to send you vaccination records. Simply give them a call and ask for a copy to be sent to you via email (or by mail). These records are always good to have on-hand in case of emergency, too.
Your can bring a copy with you on the date of your appointment or you can email me a copy of your records at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an established client log in to your account and follow the upload files instructions (Preferred method).
All dogs must be vaccinated and kept current with Distemper, Parvo, Rabies and Bordetella.
All proof that your pet has been vaccinated must come in the form of a copy of a medical record, invoice, veterinarian statement, rabies certificate, or receipt provided by the owner or sent to our facility from the dog’s veterinarians.
Cash, Check, Venmo, or Credit Card (American Express, Discover, Visa or MasterCard)