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Grooming

Grooming

The Pawsh Difference

COVID-19 Update
Due to the shutdown, Pawsh must suspend grooming until May 18th at the earliest. If you are scheduled for a grooming appointment before then, you will be notified of the cancellation via phone/text. Appointments will be rescheduled when the state gives notice of ending the shutdown.

If you do not have an existing appointment scheduled, we will not be making any new bookings until further notice.
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Pawsh provides meticulous grooming by our award-winning stylists. We don't bombard you with add-ons and strange options.  Our goal is your goal....a clean & beautifully groomed companion.  The perfect groom starts with an extremely clean and bone dry dog (pun intended) before they reach the groomer's table.  We've been at it for over 10 years and here's how we get there:

Bath

Using the Prima bathing system, oxygen is mixed under pressure with the shampoo and water solution so that when it is released into the coat, it is fully activated for cleansing. The air-injected, low-volume, high-pressure applicator enhances the ability of the shampoo to cut through the oil and dirt clinging to the pet’s coat and skin, for a cleansing you simply cannot get with other methods.  This technology helps rejuvenate the pet’s epidermis by oxygenating underneath the fur, opening up the pores and completely cleansing them of oils and bacteria. This helps restore a youthful sheen and vigor to the animals coat, skin, and nails.

Dryers

In order to achieve an even haircut, a dog's coat must be free of tangles, totally dry and blown straight out....very much like when you go to the hair salon.  We use a forced cool air hand dryer after the bath, a dryer with different speed settings and nozzles that safely blows the water off of the dog's coat.  When the dog's body has been fully dried in the tub and on the bathing room table we then use a gentle drying nozzle for their sensitive areas (face and ears).  We have aids like the Happy Hoodie to make the drying process as stress-free as possible and we also will allow the dog to finish drying with cage dryers (no heating elements) if they are bothered by the force dryers.  The fully dried guest is then brought to the grooming room for their haircut.

Matted Coat

Mats hurt and there are instances when a dog is so tangled that is not humane to attempt brushing them completely out in just one session.  You may have heard stories about a dog that was shaved down at the groomers.  From experience we will tell you that sometimes this is the best and kindest option to help release tension in the skin that is being strangled by the pulling of the ever-tightening hair above it.  Tight, pelt-like hair above the skin can trap in moisture and bacteria leading to irritation and even infection.  We do our very best to educate owners about the importance of daily brushing for dogs with hair that is prone to matting.  The only way we can provide a beautiful, long haircut is if your dog is not excessively matted when they arrive for their appointment and if they are tolerant of the grooming process.  A long-haired dog is a lot of homework...but very much worth it!

Groom

We reserve appointments throughout the day to ensure that your dog has an intimate spa session with our stylists.  Once your dog reaches the groomer's table he/she is clean, dry and ready for the magic.  Whether it's a Standard Poodle going into a Continental clip, a Shih-Tzu getting a one length all over puppy-cut, a Maltese being hand-scissored or a Boston Terrier getting a special dry-nose essential oil treatment, our stylists spend their time with your dog ensuring they look their best and have a low-stress experience in our new grooming salon located upstairs away from the moisture and noise of the bathing/drying room.

Booking an Appointment

We are currently unable to accept new grooming clients or clients that haven't been here within the last 6 months.  

We apologize for the inconvenience. For existing clients we are booking approximately 6 weeks in advance for weekdays (Mon-Fri) and 10 weeks for Saturdays. (updated December 2019).