Know of a Dog Grooming Service?

Posted by: TerrieM

Know of a Dog Grooming Service? - 07/14/10 01:22 AM

Teddy is in desperate need of a shave. Does anyone know of local dog groomers, provide contact info?

Teddy is a Poodle/Jack Russel Terrie mix, with poodle-ish hair. No froufrou stylee needed/wanted. He gets a plain shave down, though I don't mind a little "bunny tail" pouf for individuality.

I have access to a car at this point, so I can travel a bit.


Thanks.
Posted by: chip

Re: Know of a Dog Grooming Service? - 07/14/10 01:58 AM

I would buy a $20 pair of electric clippers. Teddy never struck me as the salon type of pooch.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Know of a Dog Grooming Service? - 07/14/10 04:44 AM

Originally Posted By: TerrieM
Teddy is in desperate need of a shave. Does anyone know of local dog groomers, provide contact info?

Teddy is a Poodle/Jack Russel Terrie mix, with poodle-ish hair. No froufrou stylee needed/wanted. He gets a plain shave down, though I don't mind a little "bunny tail" pouf for individuality.

I have access to a car at this point, so I can travel a bit.


Thanks.

And inexplicably, somehow you want people to take you seriously as a rock climber?
Posted by: TerrieM

Re: Know of a Dog Grooming Service? - 07/14/10 08:45 PM

What, exactly, is that supposed to mean, MarcC?

Chip - Teddy has had handmade hair cuts in the past. It takes a loooong time to scissor clip him, and since I don't have electricity, an electric shears isn't an option(as well, I doubt if I can find a dog clipper for $20). Human shavers would get overheated with the amount of time it takes to trim a dog, and to burn him sure isn't going to help with the fact that he doesn't love getting a clip in the first place.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Know of a Dog Grooming Service? - 07/14/10 09:24 PM

Originally Posted By: TerrieM
What, exactly, is that supposed to mean, MarcC?

There's something wildly incongruous about a climber owning the kind of dog that needs a hair-do.
It's just not right.
Posted by: Rickster

Re: Know of a Dog Grooming Service? - 07/14/10 10:43 PM

Terry, I'm long past being taken serious as a climber. For his summer cut we used to take our Border Collie up the road to "Shaggy Dog"here in Montgomery. Phone #361-4500. It's about 30 minutes from the cliffs.
Don't worry about being "incongruous". I'm sure Teddy looks quite manly with a buz cut. Not sure about the bunny tail though, how about a mohawk? RC
Posted by: TerrieM

Re: Know of a Dog Grooming Service? - 07/15/10 12:40 AM

Thanks, Rick. I'll check that place out!
As for Teddy being a dog that needs a hair-do:

(About half-way to needing a haircut, not "hairdo")


(Just after a haircut)


(Oh no! He's on the loose! As shown, Teddy is a sporty chap.)


Teddy says: "I scoff at one who would suggest I need a hair-do. The bunny tail is just for added cute factor! I swear!!!!"
Posted by: alicex4

Re: Know of a Dog Grooming Service? - 07/15/10 04:48 PM

Teddy is a cutie
Posted by: Mim

Re: Know of a Dog Grooming Service? - 07/22/10 04:16 AM

Planet Pet Grooming in Rosendale. They are awesome.
Posted by: Julie

Re: Know of a Dog Grooming Service? - 07/22/10 02:52 PM

So how long is your hair by now, Mr. "Serious Rock Climber" C?
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Know of a Dog Grooming Service? - 07/24/10 01:51 AM

Serious Rock Climber? No, you're thinking of Burt Bronson.
Posted by: TerrieM

Re: Know of a Dog Grooming Service? - 07/27/10 12:56 AM

Teddy DID get his haircut at Planet Dog, and they did a great job. They even gave him his "bunny tail," and though they said he didn't like having his front paws done, and they couldn't get them as clean as they'd have liked - his paws looked perfectly groomed to me. They did a lot better job than Teddy's NYC groomer(at 2/3 the cost). AND he got a cute little bandana as a perk. But we had to remove that before going to the crag, cause no *serious* crag dog where's a pink bandana....
Posted by: webmaster

Re: Know of a Dog Grooming Service? - 08/06/10 08:34 PM

I've used Shaggy Dog as well. Abu is a handful, but Lisa at Shaggy has always done a great job.
Posted by: TerrieM

Re: Know of a Dog Grooming Service? - 08/07/10 12:28 AM

Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone.

Next task - I will be looking for a person who might want to take care of Teddy while I am in Yosemite in September, for the Facelift

He will be needing care from some point on Sunday, 9/19 through mid-day or so on Tuesday, 9/28.

I am, of course, willing to pay and not looking for a freebie. But I am NOT looking for a professional dog-boarding kennel, or multiple dogs boarded at once type of deal. Teddy's pretty low-maintenance - well-behaved, easy-going, and does well with others(people and most dogs). But he is used to being pretty much on a one-to-one companion basis, and not "just a dog."

If anyone is interested, send me a note, and/or pass this post on to others.