you recirculate the water to wash the dogs?
Pooch Mobile Pet Spa never reuses water. The fresh water
and waste water are stored in separate tanks.
type of payment do you accept?
cash, check, money order (or equivalent) and Visa /
I have to be home for you to groom my dog?
It is not necessary
for you to be home as long as we have made arrangements
ahead of time. We must have a way to access your pet and
payment must be left.
you groom older dogs?
Yes, we have
no age restrictions on the dogs we groom. However, Pampered
Pooch Mobile Pet Spa reserves the right to refer some
pets to a veterinarian to be groomed if the pet is too
unstable or severely matted.
the facility heated and air conditioned?
Yes! Our facility
is fully insulated, heated and air conditioned.
you have hot water?
Yes, we have
an on board hot water heater so our water temperature
is always optimal!
you need to hook up to my house for power or water?
No, we need
nothing. Our facility is powered by a very powerful Onan
Generator with circuited electricity and we have fresh
water tanks, full plumbing and on demand pumps for water.
your equipment non slip?
Yes, all of
our equipment is non slip for the safety and comfort of
is my appointment scheduled in an hour time-frame instead
of an exact time?
an hour leeway, for instance "between 9 and 10"
is the best way for us to provide quality service within
a reasonable amount of time. Many factors contribute to
the timeliness of arrival at the scheduled appointments
including: traffic, weather, and how expediently each
proceeding client is groomed. With this in mind, the groomer
may be ahead or behind and therefore it is impossible
for us to estimate an exact time. Each client is important
to us and we do our very best to stay on time. Unexpected
events do arise and occasionally the groomer may be early
or late for an appointment even with the hour leeway.
If this is the case, we will contact you as soon as possible
to keep you notified.
is shaving sometimes more expensive than a hair cut?
In many cases
the animal is matted, has extremely thick hair, is excessively
dirty or has other conditions which make shaving not only
more difficult than a hair cut, but usually necessary.
Stripping, especially a dirty, matted coat, also subjects
clippers and blades to unusual wear and tear which can
be costly to maintain or replace. In addition great care
and extra time is required in an effort to shave the coat
evenly and avoid cutting the skin with the clippers.
pet has a lot of mats, is it necessary to shave them out?
It depends on
the severity of the matting. Minor mats may sometimes
be worked out, but many times shaving or stripping is
necessary. Severe mats can cause skin irritations and
hide other conditions such as hot spots, dermatitis, seborrhea,
cuts, scabs, sores and redness. It is not unusual to encounter
these problems when the coat is stripped from a badly
matted animal and it is definitely in your pet's best
interest to address them.
I see the mobile salon during my appointment?
Yes, you are
encouraged to see the mobile salon before your pet is
groomed but insurance prohibits visitors while grooming
services are being performed.
is mobile grooming more expensive than grooming done in
is a specialized service including convenience and luxury.
Mobile pet stylists are limited to the number of pets
they can accommodate in the same amount of time as shop
stylists, due in part to the very nature of offering such
specialized one-on-one service.
will use a special tool to remove your dog or cat's undercoat
or secondary hairs leaving the primary or guard-hairs
intact. It can be done on any of the straight coated breeds
and is an excellent method to reduce shedding.
can I do to keep my pet from matting?
Here are a few
tips that should make his life and yours easier.
First, if you don't have time to comb him to the skin,
don't bathe him! Washing a tangled dog or cat will have
the same effect as washing a woolen sweater in hot water!
The tangles shrink and tighten as they dry. Before his
bath, brush and comb him to the skin. Concentrate on chest,
belly and "armpits," where friction and wet
grass cause the most tangling. Check with a fine comb
under his collar and right behind his ears. These areas
tend to tangle too. Ask your groomer to show you the correct
combs and brushes to use. Use products made for your pet,
often over the counter shampoos can be harsh and drying
to your pet's hair.
Remember your groomer would much rather groom a happy
mat free pet than one that is miserably tangled and thinks
groomers are bad guys....because they pull his hair!
pet must be groomed at least every 4-6 weeks. EVEN during
winter months. Winter is prime time for your pet to get
wet, muddy, and matted. If they don't get groomed often
enough, they end up having to be shaved in the middle
of winter! Not a good situation. Short hair breeds also
need to come in every 4-6 weeks. We not only wash your
dog, we clean their ears too and make sure there are no
infections. We clip their nails to keep their feet healthy,
plus we shampoo and condition according to your pet's
Toe Nail clipping is more important than you may think.
Luckily some dogs are active enough to keep their nails
in tip top shape. Unfortunately, most dogs do need nail
trimming every 4-8 weeks. If nails are clipped often enough,
the "quick" or vein starts to recede, keeping
nails at a healthy length. If they are left to grow too
long, it becomes very painful. When their nails touch
the floor, or even bend sideways on the floor, it's trimming
Ears are an important subject as well. Take a quick whiff
of your dog's ears. If they have a very faint smell of
"dog" you are safe. If you wince at the smell,
it's time to get them cleaned! Most often, "D.O."
or "Doggie Odor" can come from infected or dirty
ears. If you own a high maintenance breed such as a Lhaso
Apso, Shih Tzu, or Poodle, just to name a few, they have
ear hair that must be pulled. This hair can cause ear
infections due to the moisture that is held. Please check
your dog's ears on a regular basis to avoid an infectious
If your dog has dry, itchy skin, you have tried all flea
controls, and there are no more fleas, it is possible
that your dog may have developed flea dermatitis, or simply
dry skin. With frequent bathing in medicated treatments
your dog's skin can improve immensely.
Oral care is a very important aspect in your pet's life.
If not regularly maintained, serious health problems can
result, even death! We don't want that. Brushing your
pet's teeth at least every other day can improve and prevent
gum disease. A vet scaling is recommended every 6-12 months.