What is mobile grooming?
We come to your home in our state-of-the-art mobile grooming van and groom your pet inside the van within steps of your home. The one-on-one attention is better for your pet.
Will I be able to meet the groomer?
Yes! At this time, the owner, Kim Thomas, as doing all grooms. She will answer any question you may have prior to the groom or right beforehand. Read more about Kim.About Us
What products do you use?
We use 100% natural products used by the best groomers in the industry, free of detergents and safe for your pet.
Is my dog or cat ever put in a cage?
No. We fluff dry your pets with a towel and with our warm air dryer from start to finish.
Do my pets need to be vaccinated?
Yes, proof of rabies is required.
What if my pet is matted?
Mats damage the fur and dematting can actually make it worst. Dematting is a long, and many times, painful process. Mats need to be removed as they hide skin conditions like infections and make the skin irritated. They actually pull the skin and restrict air flow. Matting is Painful, Dangerous and Entirely Preventable
How much does mobile grooming cost?
Every pet is unique and their grooming requirements all differ. We can provide a quote. They typically start at $85. Dog Grooming Prices Cats start at $85-$100 depending on the condition of their coat and health and temperament. We typically assess the cat charge by the hour ($75/hr.)
Is your van warm during cooler months and cooled during summer months?
Yes, we have a generator which powers our air conditioning, fan and heaters.
Do I need to be home?
Only during the initial visit. For subsequent grooms, you don’t need to be home. We can prearrange alternate means of entry by either a keycode or key.
Do you do multi pet households ?
How long does the groom take?
Anywhere from 1 hour to 2 1/2 hours. Time is based on your pets breed, size, condition of the coat, hair length and service,
But don’t cats groom themselves?
Cats groom themselves! No, they lick and lick themselves constantly. This is a real problem for both the cat and the owner as hair sheds all over the house and cat’s vomit up hairballs. Cat’s ingest their own hair, saliva, dander and the debris they get on their paws and fur. This material is ingested in the cats stomach and turns into a hairball. The only way the cat can get rid of the hairball is to vomit . Some hair can cause a serious life-threatening blockage in the cat’s intestine. Regular grooming can help solve this problem.
Can I watch while you groom my pet?
We’d be happy to show you inside our van; however, for the safety of your pet and insurance liability, we do not want to run the risk of your dog being injured. Pets become very excited when they see their owners. We use sharp tools and pets move around on the grooming table, thus risking being cut. We are concerned with the safety of your pet.
How do I make an appointment?
Via our on line scheduling tool . Clients that schedule every 4 ,6 or 8 weeks have priority. We do not accept cats on a non-recurring schedule of every 4-8 weeks.
Are you licensed and insured?
Yes, our mobile service is fully licensed and insured.
I don’t know what cut/service is the best for my pet?
We ask questions and give you recommendations on the best service for your pet and their lifestyle. We generally will ask how much fur you would like left on your dog and give you a comb to show us. Puppy cuts tend to be 1-2 inches (of fur left on coat). The puppy cut means the groomer cuts the fur the same length all over and is a popular, easy to maintain cut in the summer months. Cats usually require a bathing and a comb cut or just bath and blow out. Our video shows the different Cat Grooming services offered and our groomer is an expert at determining the best option for your cat.
How often should my cat be groomed?
The National Cat Groomers Institute is the leading organization for setting and maintaining cat grooming standards. These experts recommend the following grooming schedule:
Long-haired cats: every 4-6 weeks
Medium-haired cats: every 6-8 weeks
Short-haired cats: every 8-12 weeks
Groomers have complained my pet is difficult to groom and has been turned away from places.
While we try to utilize tools to make your pet more comfortable (aromatherapy) we will not force your pet to ensdure a situation where they are stressed. We also do not groom sedated pets. We have been trained to groom dogs and cats.
Why is mobile grooming a better choice for my pet?
We come to your home in our customized grooming salon and groom your pet in your driveway. It is more convenient for you and less stressful for your pet.
Do you offer de-skunking or flea baths?
At this time, we do not offer de-skunking as we need a few days to get the skunk oil scent removed from the van. We are unable to provide other pets which follow the appointment with a guaranteed fresh and sanitary spa experience and environment, so we do not deskunk or do flea baths.
Do you do express anal glands?
No. We consider this to be a medical procedure and the vets we have relationships with have confirmed this, as well.Why we do not express anal glands