Grooming

“Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.” -Franklin P Jones

The first thing you will notice, when making a grooming appointment is that The Mutt Puddle is not a “rack and stack” shop. We do not ask you to drop your pet off first thing in the morning where he/she will wait in a cage until a groomer gets around to them. It’s entirely too stressful for the dogs. When you call, we will make an appointment just like a hair salon.

Upon arrival, you will be met by the groomer or bather who will be working with your pet, giving you the opportunity to explain the services you desire, directly, to the person who will perform them. Once the groom/bath is complete, you will be notified, immediately, that your pet is ready for pick up. This process keeps cage time to a minimum and stress levels lower. Should your pet require a cage-less service, we do offer an expedited appointment for an additional fee.

Grooming isn’t just about making a pet look good. Grooming is an important part of overall care. Regular care removes dead hair, keeps the coat and skin healthy, and provides our professionals with an opportunity to check the dogs general health.

Grooming is by reservation only and we recommend calling several days in advance, especially for a weekend or pre-holiday appointment.

The Base Pricing includes: full massaging bath, hand blow dry, brush out, coat trim or shave, nail trim, ears cleaned/hair removed, anal glands checked, bandana/bow, and cologne (if desired).

The Final Price may differ, slightly, from listed prices based on coat condition and cut. Aspects such as matting, behavior, or extensive scissor styling will add time to the groom and increase the price but the owner will be contacted as the process proceeds and an approval will be solicited before any additional services are performed. Neither the pet’s owners nor we like surprises when the price may need to be upgraded.

Pricing Guidelines

Small $45 (Yorkie, Shih Tzu, Toy Poodle)
Medium $60 (Border Collie, Sheltie, Corgi)
Large $75 (Standard Poodle, Golden Retriever, Lab)
EX Large $90 (Great Pyrenees, St. Bernard, Newfoundland)

We give special care to your ill, mature, or disabled pet. It is important that you inform us if these conditions describe your pet or if there are other considerations such as anxious or nervous behavior.

Enhancements

  • De-matting/de-shedding beyond the initial 15 minute brush out. $5 per 10 minutes
  • Blueberry Facial: Helps clear eye stains, cleans, brightens, and refreshes pets face. $5
  • All-Natural Medicated Shampoo: Addresses skin issues brought about by fungus or bacteria and soothes hot, irritated, itchy skin. Small & Medium $10 Large & EX Large $15
  • Teeth Brushing: Teeth are thoroughly cleaned using a soft brush and enzymatic paste that continues to work on breaking down existing plaque and the bacteria that causes new plaque. $10
  • Nail Clip: $10
  • Nail Filing/Shaping: For pets which have difficulty with nail clippers, we can provide nail filing/shaping process is quick and pain-free way to trim and smooth nails. $10
  • Teeth and nail filing package: $15
  • Cracked Paw Treatment: Our all natural paw cream conditions and soothes dry, cracked, itchy paws with a mixture of Aloe, Sesame Oil, Shea Butter, Rosemary, and Vitamin E. $5
  • De-Skunking or Flea/Tick treatment: Cost of full service bath plus $15