Sally McNeal Owner/Groomer 1005 Lindsay Lane South Athens, Alabama. 35613 (256) 445-6950 firstname.lastname@example.org
I love to groom to make your pet look beautiful and smell fresh for a most pleasant connection with those they love the best... YOU. But, grooming is more than just looking beautiful. As a former Veterinary Technician, I specialize in keeping your pet healthy by maintaining their healthy skin, coats that shed less, and I observe for early detection of potential problems that can be noticed during the grooming process. Hospital grade disinfectants are used between each client to insure the health and safety of humans and animals alike. Some things are time consuming or just difficult for owners to tackle by themselves. How do your pet's teeth and gums look? Do you find it too difficult to trim the hair of a wiggly pet? When is the last time you were able to trim your dog's nails? I've seen plenty of pets who would rather you not mess with their feet... or face... or tail. It is so necessary since nail trims reinforce healthy foot structure & posture, yet left undone can lead to poor bone structure or can grow back into the paws and create an infection. Yikes! Working in the veterinary hospital has allowed me the opportunity to work with many different breeds and personalities. If you find your pet has been turned away from other groomers due to being difficult to work with then give me a call. I will work with you and your pet to overcome their fear in the comfort of my home-based grooming boutique and help lead them to better health with regular grooming. I am different from the standard grooming facility that must groom quickly in order to make their quota to cover their overhead. They cannot be faulted for that and it can be convenient if you are in a waiting area or your car until you pet is done. However, if you have been unsatisfied in the past, or your dog is fearful of grooming, I have time to work with them gently to overcome their fears. All my clients are finished by hand-scissoring not just clippers and done. Special attention is given to your pet's ears, teeth, paws, and skin condition as I actively line dry with a high velocity dryer to observe every square inch of your dog for signs of hot spots, insect bites, parasites, moles, tumors, etc. that may need attention from your veterinarian. I keep a chart to determine if there is any new growth or problems from one visit to the next. I feel that it is important and therefore, your dog will not be able to be groomed in one hour as dictated to groomers in the chain stores and general grooming industry. I can provide all types of grooming services from the simple bath and blow dry to the most intricate of haircuts; sensitive or anxious puppies to the delicate elderly clients; mild mannered to the seemingly most difficult. I am always continuing to keep up to date with the latest trends and learn to improve my skills from the Master Groomers. I limit my clientele to the number that I can handle to insure that I am available when you need me. For the first year, I worked solo, and have grown with many clients sharing their experience in my salon. I work with a disability that limits the time I can stand on my feet. It became apparent that I needed help in order to continue providing the best services that I can. Heather Pyke and I worked together as in the Veterinary Hospital with great teamwork and skill. It continues to be the same for us in the salon. I hope that I am able to serve you and your pet before I have reached the limit of customers that we can take care of. Thank you for your understanding.
GROOMING SERVICES Senior discounts are given. Pick up and drop off of your pet is also available to senior and disabled people within Athens City Limits.
* SCRUB AND FLUFF: This service is great for large or small short coated dogs, or is the perfect amount of touch up in between groomings for double coated breeds. Included with this service is the bath conditioner, hand or kennel dryer, brushing, ear cleaning and nail trim & file with trimming paws pads if needed. $30 - 75
* FULL GROOMING SERVICE: All pups can benefit from Grooming. With this service, most likely you have a breed with plenty of fluffy long hair that needs a trim on a regular schedule. This service includes- nail trim & file, paw pads shaved or trimmed, shave the sanitary areas, ear cleaning & plucked if necessary, teeth brushed, light de-shedding or detangling, bath, conditioner, coat repair products or enhancers, & hand dry, brushing, and the all over body haircut of your choice: from the standard cut for your breed, Asian Fusion, Lifestyle Short Cuts with Flair, to your idea of what works best for you and your pet. $45 - 100
* HELP MY MATTED DOG: Did you know that a dog should not be bathed with matts in their coat unless special equipment and products and are used? The coat becomes more tangled and dries tighter pulling on the skin causing sores, or worse; it is unable to dry and stays wet! Long term matts can potentially be hiding parasites or skin infections due to the skin damage. De-matting by hand can be a painful process if it is severe. In special circumstances for the sake of saving the coat, I may be able to de-mat your pet painlessly. Make an appointment for a free assessment and price for this service. $30 - 100
* SHORT CUT DE-MATTING: Short shave to remove matts, Nail Trim, Trim paw pads, Ears Cleaned, Soothing shampoo treatment for skin irritations, Conditioner, Finishing trim, Finishing spray, Accessories. Because sometimes matts refuse to come out. $65 - 150
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I COME IN? Please do keep in mind that your dog's hair and skin needs to be maintained on a regular basis. I recommend that your dog comes to visit us on a 4-8 week schedule depending on breed, hair type and chose of hair length. Critical times for seasonal shedders are the spring and fall when double coats are shedding. If this undercoat is not removed, your pet will shed their fluff all over your house and whatever doesn't fall out remains in their coat and turns into matts. Most dogs shed year-round, therefore, brushing, combing, or raking is the best way to care for your pet. If you find yourself too busy to complete this task at least weekly, I can help you out between grooming for a weekly brush out or bathing service. If your dog has very long nails and the quick has grown out with them, I can trim and file close to the quick. This will help the quick to recede; then 3 weeks later another trim and file can be done to reduce the length until your pet's toes can return to their proper position without nails clicking on the floor.
In addition to our luxurious house shampoo, I offer special shampoos if your pet needs a special treatment. There is no extra charge, just ask.
Tear-Free Puppy Shampoo
Extra Moisturizing and Repair Shampoo
White Coat Enhancing Shampoo
Black Coat Enhancing Shampoo
Medicated Shampoo to relieve itching from dandruff, seborrhea and hot spots
Soothing Oatmeal Shampoo
Flea and Tick Treatment
QUICK CALL-IN or ADD-ON SERVICES
A few extra things between grooming appointments to help keep your pet fresh and healthy.
Nail Trim $8
Add to the Nail Trim, File with Dremel add $.50/paw for small & Medium breeds; $1/paw for large to giant breeds.
Nail Trim & File with Pad Trim $16
Sanitary Trim Trim the bum-bum and any hitchhikers, Close clip on the abdomen and under the legs, Deodorizing Finishing spray. Nice and tidy. $15
Feet, Face, and Sanitary Trim Combo $25
Tear-free Facials and Stain Removers $5
Brushing Teeth and Fresh Breath Spray A brushing, a quick check of the oral cavity, and a little spritz to freshen those kisses we know you are going to get when your pup feels great. Your pet's toothbrush goes home with you. $8
Paw Pad Conditioner Rejuvenate and protect your pet's rough dry pads. $2
Collar Cleaning A clean disinfected collar for your clean pet. $3
Nail Painting Complete the pedicure with a pop of color $4
PET GROOMING SIZES
You may wonder why you are asked about the weight of your dog. This is for the simple fact that not every dog of the same breed is the same size. Therefore pricing has been simplified by weight to determine approximately how long it will take to complete the grooming process.
Sizes are as Follows: Small: Under 20 lbs. Medium: Dogs 20 to under 40 lbs. Medium/Large: Dogs 40 to under 60 lbs. Large: Dogs 60 to under 90 lbs . Giant: Dogs over 90 lbs.