At Lucky Dog Grooming we do not put the dogs in kennels or crates while they are visiting. The play areas are is the same room as the grooming so there is constant supervision. The obvious exceptions to this rule are aggressive dogs, un-neutered males, un-spayed females, elderly dogs and very shy dogs.

We do not accept walk-ins. All appointments are pre-scheduled. We advise you contact us to schedule an appointment 1-2 weeks in advance. Even better, schedule your next appointment when you pick your dog. We can only groom a certain numbers of dogs a day so don’t let your dog get behind the pack!

In order to maintain a proper and manageable coat, it is recommended that you have your dog groomed every 6 – 8 weeks. This is true for non-shedding breeds such as Poodles, Bichons, Shih Tzus, Lhasa Apsos, Terriers, etc. The coat on these breeds can easily become painfully matted if not properly maintained. Breeds that have short, shedding coats can usually wait 8 -12 weeks between grooming appointments, as long as they are brushed thoroughly at home.

The typical stay at the shop is 2 to 3 hours for small to medium sized dogs. 3-4 hours for larger breeds with heavier under coats. We do our best to get your dog groomed and back home to you in a timely manner. Let’s face it…the least amount of time they are away from you and their home the happier they are!

If you must cancel an appointment, please try to give us at least 24 hours notice. In some cases pets arriving more than 45 minutes late may need to be rescheduled. No Shows will be noted. After 3 No Shows, you will be required to pay for your grooming appointment in full prior to your next appointment. If these seems a bit extreme, please understand that we work on an appointment basis. If you miss your appointment, we not only have lost business for the day but also have lost a spot for a customer who could have used it.

So, in answer to the question…it depends. Your pet will be evaluated during its first visit. Disruptive dogs, scared dogs, elderly dogs and MAJOR barking dogs are not welcome for an all day stay. All dogs are on a case by case basis. Any dog that will staying longer than four hours by owner’s choice will be charged a $10 – $15 supervision fee.

No. Pets are calmer and better behaved for grooming when the owner is not present. When the owner is present the dog is so focused on the owner that it disrupts the grooming process. It simply is harder on the dog and the groomer. We need the dogs full attention. We are using very sharp equipment around your pet’s eyes and other “private parts” of the body. With the owner present the dog will not remain still enough for us to groom him safely.

We like to see new puppies in our shop as early as 8 weeks of age. It’s never too early to get your dog accustomed to grooming. Your puppy’s first visit will be short and simple. Probably just a bath, blow-dry, nail clipping, and perhaps a little trimming around the face. We need to start very slow and sweet as to not stress the little pup out and to avoid “turning him off” to the grooming process.

Probably not, but older pets are one of the harder groups to work with. We may recommend that the cut remain simple and short so that the grooming process is as short as possible. Doing this will also insure that your older dog will not need grooming as often, which will surely make your pet happier!

Yes! Please bring a copy, that we may keep, of your pets vaccination records with you on your first visit. It is in the best interest for your dog, as well as all the other dogs that come to the shop.

Top Ten Reasons Why It Costs More to Get Your Pet Groomed Than Your Own Hair Cut:

10. Your hairdresser doesn’t wash and clean your rear end.
9. You don’t go for eight weeks without washing or brushing your hair.
8. Your hairdresser doesn’t have to give you a sanitary trim.
7. Your hairdresser doesn’t have to clean your ears.
6. Your hairdresser doesn’t have to remove the boogies from your eyes.
5. You sit still for your hairdresser.
4. Your haircut doesn’t include a manicure or pedicure.
3. Your hairdresser only washes and cuts the hair on your head.
2. You don’t bite or scratch your hairdresser.
1. The likelihood of you pooping on the hairdresser is pretty slim.

This list may be funny BUT it is TRUE!! Grooming a dog simply takes more time, patience AND COURAGE then cutting human hair!

The cost is based on the breed of the dog, what you want done, the condition of the coat, and the pet’s behavior. All pets are different. As hard as you try to describe your dog, his hair, his behavior and what you want done over the phone, without seeing your dog or meeting your dog, we can not give you an exact price over the phone. Only an approximation.

When trimming your dog’s nails, occasionally, even us professional groomers, nick the blood supply to the nail called the “quick”. Although it may look like a lot of blood typically it is only a few drops and is easily controlled with styptic powder. If for some reason your dog’s nail starts to bleed after you get home, you can apply cornstarch and pressure to the tip of the nail. This should stop the bleeding right away.

Because it hurts. A LOT! Not only that it doesn’t do any good. If the dogs hair is matted, the hair is already damaged and will not brush out to healthy looking or feeling hair anyway. Again, mostly we won’t do it because it is not fair to the dog. It is not the dogs fault that it ended up in this position and we will not torture any dog for the sake of a nice haircut! If the dog has a mat or two that is a different story. We will do our best to remove the mat or simply shave the one mat out and continue on with a nice hair cut.

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