Pets enjoy the open space we
have provided in our grooming room and they seem to enjoy looking at the fish tanks, seeing all the activities
and the people watching them through the big windows.
We require that all pets be current on all vaccinations and
are in good health.
Pets that have an illness that would threaten the health of other pets are not allowed.
A pet that has matted fur must be dematted first or clipped before it is bathed. We do not just bathe and leave in
matts because the matting can cause the pet to develop skin sores.
When a pet is presented for grooming the first
time, we will go over with the owners what they desire for their pet. We will not put an animal through a procedure that we
feel is unfair to the animal or will be a bad reflection on us.
On returning visits, we welcome requests to make adjustments on the design of a clip
previously given to your pet.
Older pets with heart problems that have not been groomed on a regular basis are at risk for a stroke
if they get too excited. We will do everything we can to make the grooming process a safe experience but have been known to
refuse grooming on a pet we felt was at risk.
Because our grooming room is out front
where all our customers come in, we can not allow any skunked pets into our facility. Skunked pets smell worse when the sprayed
spot gets wet and the aroma is so strong that it will linger in our facility for days. There are many remedies we have heard
about and tried but time seems to be the only 100% cure. We recommend that the owner locate the spot that was sprayed and
put Pure Vanilla on it with a sponge.
We use professional grooming tables, hair clippers, scissors, brushes, combs, matt splitters, undercoat rakes, nail clippers,
and dryers. Muzzles are only used when the pet is intent on biting.
The Prima bathing system is used to thoroughly
clean the pets’ coat and rinse it clean. It feels similar to a massage jet in a shower.
We have one stand
up tub for bathing small pets and one walk in type for dogs too large to lift. Both are equipped with rubber mats
to help keep paws from slipping.
We use stand dryers and hand held dryers for fluff drying.
We do not
use enclosed cage dryers but use portable dryers with timers that are set up to blow warm air into modular units that
have a raised platform installed to allow more air circulation around the pet.
use rubber mats, white paper and artificial lambs wool for pets to rest on.
All pets are offered water during
the day and given breaks as needed. Dogs are offered use of our outside grooming run for potty breaks and the Felines are
offered a litter box.
As a rule we
stay busy with standing appointments for the year. We recommend calling in advance.
Our Grooming Staff
Kay had to stop grooming in 2002 after an auto accident.
Thankfully, Barbara who had been trained by Kay many years prior to the accident was able to groom at the
Pet Tailor facility for many years.
We are now blessed to have a wonderful Pet
Stylist, Lora Brumbeloe, who has been with us since May 2008. She is a certified all breed groomer with a big
heart. Lora is only available Monday through Friday.