We believe that dogs are the most secure and happy when they are treated in a friendly manner.
We are passionate about dogs and strive to provide a safe and caring environment for your pets.
Both of us have had many pets, starting in childhood and continuing well into adulthood. Among them: a poodle and two collies; labs and a hound; and three horses. These early – and more recent – experiences have helped us to see that it is important to try and understand what animals need and not the other way around.
We have not been able to groom every dog (the dog is “in charge” of the session) nor board all pets (we decline dogs that seem too aggressive or those which suffer from a higher level of separation anxiety). Generally, a dog should be curious and friendly, although some quite reserved and more guarded dogs have made excellent boarders and have eventually turned the corner to allow grooming.
A relaxed, content animal is our goal, and we freely offer lots of ear scratches (some dogs roll right over for a belly scratch, so they must be getting them at home), pats on the head, treats as rewards unless the pet is on a restricted diet, and some general romping around, both inside and out.
We always discuss with you how your pet adjusted to boarding and/or grooming, especially if it’s a first-time event.