Softclaws for Dogs
Soft Claws for Dogs

Softclaws for Dogs
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Grooming Services

Furminator    Isle of Dog    Nature's Specialties

All Full-Service Grooms Include:
Nail Trim, Ear Cleaning, Bath, Dry, Style, and Spray-On Conditioner and Cologne

Call for Prices on Specific Breeds,
Apppointment and Hours: (860) 350-3249

Blueberry Facials
Blueberry Facials

We groom to breed standard or other creative styles and specialize in Hand Scissoring, Dematting, Deshedding, Medicated Baths, Blueberry Facials, Pawdicures with Pad Treatments, Nail Trims, Soft Claws, and Teeth Brushing with Breath Spray.
See Below for Prices on Extra Grooming Specialties

The Grooming Process
When your dog comes in, the first thing we do is prep the dog. This includes: nail clip, pad shave, ear clean, shave down or brush out and finally a bath. Then the dog goes in the cage or crate to dry. Prepping can take between 15-60 minutes depending on the dog. Drying can take from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the coat of the dog. While the first dog is drying, we then go to the next dog and repeat the same prep procedure.

Grooming Area
Our Grooming Area

When all the dogs are done with their baths, we then go back to the very first dog (usually, but not always) to start the final groom which can be 15-60 minutes. The grooming times can vary tremendously depending on style of haircut, the condition of the coat and lastly the temperament of the dog. Even the health of the dog will cause longer than usual grooming times if the animal can't stand for more than a few minutes at a time.

Your dog should be bathed all year round. Salt and sand can wreak havoc on a dog's paws. Their skin also needs to be massaged to bring the oils to the surface and we bathe the dog until CLEAN, no matter how many times it takes. The types of shampoos we use are Nature’s Specialties, Isle Of Dogs, and Furminator. We welcome large dogs as well as small.

Nail Trimming
Nails that are too long can cause pain when walking. It is recommended that nails be clipped every 3-4 weeks to keep the quicks (blood vessels in the nail) back and to make sure the dog is walking on the pads of their feet and not their nails. We do not require appointments for a nail trim service but always ask you to please call when you are coming in so we can prepare for it. You may have to wait a few minutes, so please be patient if we have a dog on the table or in the tub. Most times it is best to come in around lunch time or at the end of the day when we are done with our grooms.

Ear Cleaning
Ear cleaning includes plucking the canal hair (which helps prevent ear infections) and cleaning with soothing ear solution.

15 minutes of dematting is included in the base price, but anything over that is extra and dependent on the condition of your dog's coat, although keep in mind that daily brushing will often do the trick! Even a dog with a short-haired coat should be brushed regularly.

Grooming Specialty Clips

Specialty Clips
Each dog has its own unique personality and style. Just tell us what kind of haircut you would like for your dog and we will try our best, and are willing to adjust the clip on the next visit as we keep detailed records.

Prices for grooming vary depending on a number of factors including: breed size, condition of coat, amount of fur, temperament of dog, time required and age and health issues, etc. When we give you a price, especially a phone quote, it is an estimate only. We won't know 100% until we groom the dog. Please call for estimated rates.

We always recommend making sure your dog is up to date with their vaccinations including kennel cough. Kennel cough is an airborne virus and is contracted dog to dog in an environment where there are many dogs near each other. It is also the law to have an updated rabies vaccination. If a groomer gets bit, we will need to see proof of rabies vaccination. The hospital and state require it also, since the groomer will almost always need to get a tetanus shot, if not the more serious rabies shots. So please don't put your groomer at risk for a rabies series shot (and break the law) because your dog isn't up to date. It's not fair to the groomers that are trying to make your pet healthy and wonderful looking

Extra Grooming Specialties:

Tooth Brushing
Flea Funeral
Shedless Treatment
Nail Trim
      -with file / dremel
Pawdicure - includes pads trim, nail trim and file, and pad treatment lotion.
Soft Claws
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Shave Out Single Mats
$5.00 (each)
Extra Brush-Out - For 15 minutes
Ear Cleaning
Face and Feet
Trim Only

Prices Subject to Change.

Sorry, we do not de-skunk, please call for household remedy.