How long does pet grooming take?
Pet grooming is a slow and steady process and we never rush your pets. Its important that they feel comfortable every step of the way. Fortunately, you can drop your pets off with us and know that they're well taken care of. In most cases it takes 3-4 hours for your pet to get completely groomed with an appointment. The holidays and weekends are our busiest times so please do ensure that you're on time for your appointment. If you need an express appointment, its an additional $15 charge and please let us know when you call.
With express appointments, we get your pet in right away and get to work immediately. If you would like to stay and watch your pet grooming, please let us know as well. We're more than happy to have puppy parents in house watching but please do let us know you plan to stay so we can make accommodations.
Is there anything I should let my groomer know?
Yes. You should let your groomer know if you dog requires any special accommodations. If they've recently had a surgery, you want to wait at least two weeks before getting your dog bathed and groomed. Please let us know if he/she has had a surgery recently. We also recommend you never bring your dog when they're in heat. If you absolutely need to have your pup groomed when she's in heat, there's a $20 up-charge.
Other things to keep in mind and let us know:
Do I need an appointment?
Yes. We require appointments to keep things flowing and moving smoothly with our groomers schedules. In many cases we can do same day appointments so just give us a call and we'll get you on the books.
What vaccinations does my pet need?
Please bring the paperwork showing that your dog has had at least two parvo vaccinations and a kennel cough vaccination within the last year.
Do you clean your salon?
We take cleanliness to the next level. We freaks about sanitation around here. We clean and sanitize the facility every night. We also clean all equipment after each grooming, clean every kennel after a pet is done with it and treat the facility regularly to ensure there are never fleas.
Do you provide kennels or play pens?
Yes. We provide kennels and play pens. Just let us know if you prefer one over the other and we'll make accommodations for your dog. We won't put your dog with the group of dogs without asking you first.
Is my dog going to be okay here?
Yes! We assure you your dog is completely safe and sound here. We take the utmost precautions with your pets and always keep a close eye on your pup.
While some dogs can be aggressive, they're not aggressive on neutral territory. Essentially, when aggressive dogs are at home, that's their territory and where they're aggressive. However, when dogs get on neutral territory, like our shop, they're no longer "protecting their domain" so they're much more open to friends and don't feel threatened. Also, in the off chance that we do encounter an aggressive dog, we muzzle them because, well, we don't want your dog or our groomers getting nipped. Rest assured, your dog is more than safe at Pet Groomers Modesto.