PetSmart is known as the largest specialty pet retailer. Did you know PetSmart also offers dog grooming? Sugar was recently groomed by a PetSmart dog groomer.
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Being new to Southern California, we were on the hunt for a dog grooming salon. We’ve personally been grooming Sugar for the past three months. It may not be obvious to everyone, but Sugar’s fur is growing back unevenly especially by her ears, back sides section. As part of Sugar’s grooming maintenance, trimming her nails has been a ritual but we have the hardest time trimming the fur on her paws.
Sugar badly needed to be groomed by a professional dog groomer. Surprisingly, many have recommended PetSmart® grooming. We’ve visited five PetSmart locations and selected The District- Tustin, CA grooming salon. It’s quite a drive but going to PetSmart is always an adventure trip for Sugar.
We chose this location because we observed, via PetSmart grooming salon window, how busy they were and watched how a PetSmart groomer groomed a Golden Retriever. We were impressed plus the facility is always clean and well-maintained. Also, there were many happy customers leaving the grooming salon.
Good grooming is essential to the health and comfort of your dog.
PetSmart Grooming Appointment
PetSmart offers on-line booking for pet grooming services. You can book an appointment online, https://pets.petsmart.com/services/grooming/, choosing a specific groomer and get a call, text alerts or emails notifying you when your pet is ready to be picked up.
Since this is our first time, I booked Sugar’s appointment in-person and had a pleasant conversation with the dog groomer, Melissa. Also, Melissa had an opportunity to meet Sugar and assessed her grooming needs. Sugar instantly liked Melissa, which was a good sign that she will have a pleasant grooming experience. Take Note: All pets must be in good health before receiving any PetSmart grooming services. A proof of current rabies vaccinations from the vet is required to submit when making the appointment. PetSmart does not perform services on pets eight weeks or younger.
PetSmart Grooming Services
PetSmart offers a variety of grooming services for dogs of all breeds. PetSmart grooming salon features state-of-the-art technology. Since this is our first time grooming Sugar at PetSmart, I asked a lot of questions especially since pet parents are not allowed to assist with grooming or be in the grooming kennel and bathing areas. (However, I was told that it is possible for pet parents to tour the grooming kennel and bathing areas with the supervisor’s permission. check with your local PetSmart grooming services.) Through my questioning, I learned about PetSmart groomers and their grooming salon services.
4 Things You Need To Know About PetSmart Grooming
1. Each professional PetSmart groomer is qualified to care for all breed of dogs. They are academy-trained dog groomers and completed an intensive training course that includes over 400 hours of technical and safety training.
Also according to Melissa, every groomer goes through hands-on training. Each qualified dog groomer must groom 100 dogs before they can officially be a commissioned a PetSmart groomer. They also need to groom three specific breeds of dogs: Cocker Spaniel, Schnauzer, and Poodle. Why? These breeds can determine if the groomer is ready to groom based on their ability to shape and show individual skills for each dog breed.
2. PetSmart grooming prides themselves on having high safety standards. Each groomer must learn and implement these safety procedures, and PetSmart requires all groomers to be safety certified annually and take additional course-work where they learn about dog anatomy, signs of stress and common pet medical conditions.
Also, I was told that the Animal Control of Orange County inspects PetSmart grooming salons every six months. Check your county’s animal control if they implement a pet safety inspection for your city’s PetSmart grooming location.
3. Bathing + Drying Procedures – Sugar loves getting a bath. She’s 14 yrs old and I do worry about her ‘bath’ comfort level. I’ve previously shared that regulated water temperature and nozzle spray plays an essential role to Sugar’s bath. It’s good to know that PetSmart uses a state of the art bathing system with water that is infused with oxygen; which cleans a dog’s coat and makes their skin healthy. Also, it has a deep massaging function that evenly distributes the right amount of shampoo/conditioner, plus it’s gentle feature benefits puppies, senior dogs and dogs with bathing anxiety.
I was very concerned about PetSmart Grooming drying procedures. I’m pleased to know from Melissa that they mostly use a towel dry and hand blow dryer method.
4. PetSmart has a Look Great Guarantee! PetSmart promises that you’ll love their grooming services and will do whatever it takes to make it right – including offering your money back if you are unhappy with their services.
I am very happy with PetSmart grooming services. Sugar had a Bath + Haircut with an add-on Ultra Soothing Oatmeal Shampoo. With the bath, Sugar’s ears were cleaned out and her nails were trimmed and grind (as I requested). I also received a hand-written progress report of grooming services provided by Melissa.
Sugar’s Golden Fur felt so soft, and she looks awesome. Melissa did a great job; trimming off just the right amount of fur. Sugar’s nails and paws were properly done (like the way we do it). Sugar was all smiles and was not stressed. I was so relieved to see her happy, calm and relaxed. Sugar had an enjoyable 1st PetSmart grooming experience.
A Well-Groomed Dog is a Happy Dog.
So sweet of Melissa that she added a ‘darling touch’ – orange bows and a holiday PetSmart bandana. Lastly, I greatly appreciate the fun friendly and team-work oriented groomer associates; special traits needed to work with pets and their pet parents.
Get your dog grooming services at PetSmart with experienced, professional groomers.
Have you groomed your dog at PetSmart Grooming? If not, we invite you to visit PetSmart Services Grooming to view detailed information about their pet grooming services for dogs and cats (available at select salons).
How about heading over to your local PetSmart and personally check out their grooming salon. PetSmart grooming salons are conveniently located inside almost every PetSmart store. PetSmart Grooming Salons are Committed to Making Pets Look Good!