This blog post is part of a paid Megan Media and Petco Grooming blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.
Do you have little dogs? I have two dogs: Bella, a big dog that is almost 100 pounds, and Beau, aka “Crazy Dog,” a little dog that we rescued at the pound about a year ago. Bella is pretty lazy. She doesn’t get into much. But Beau, let me tell you, at 12 pounds, makes a mess of everything, including himself! We’ve had to wipe him down daily since we got him. He is low to the ground and gets dirty fast. He chases the kids and Bella everywhere, plays under the beds and constantly finds his way into things. When I first brought him home, I used to let him sleep in bed with me, but has since lost his spot in the big bed.
Look at this dirty dog!
As you can imagine, I was so excited when Petco asked if I would take Beau to be groomed and check out their services. He was finally going to get a good bath! I called to make an appointment with a Petco Certified Stylist, and they were able to take us the very next day. I showed up 15 minutes early so we would have time to fill out paperwork and figure out what services he needed.
I loved how friendly the Petco Stylists were! They constantly talked to Beau so that even before I left, he was more comfortable in his new setting, and I know this made his experience less nerve wracking. We also had to give the groomers his shot record, as Petco Grooming requires all animals being groomed to be up to date on their shots, which I liked. I would not leave my dogs anywhere they could get sick.
He is so white now, it glares off of the camera!
Going into his grooming session, Crazy Dog was near the color of dirt. Here in Southern California, we don’t water anything. All of our grass areas are dirt, and Beau just loves to roll around, bite at and dig in them. Because he is a doxie mix, Beau is smooth-coated and doesn’t need to have his hair cut, but obviously needs to be bathed!
The Petco groomers asked all kinds of questions about Beau, and we decided on a flea bath followed by a conditioner for his coat, ear cleaning and an anal gland cleaning (Thank God someone does this for me!). He got his his nails clipped; they were out of control!
So Clean and Sooo very happy!
I left Crazy Dog at Petco and went home while he was being groomed. They called three hours later and said he was ready. When I got there, the groomers had written on Beau’s card that he had been a little nervous during the bath, but that he did give kisses! AWE!! The most amazing thing though is I now have a white and tan dog! I have not seem him this white in a long time. He looks fantastic! They brushed his teeth, gave him his bath, cleaned his ears and brushed out his coat. The entire experience was great! The groomer even took a picture of him in the bath!
Splish Splash he was taking a bath!
I felt like family at Petco Grooming. It was so nice to be treated that way, and I will be taking him back in about two weeks to at least get his nails done. But knowing Beau, he will probably need a good bath by that time, too! If you have not had your dog groomed before or it is has been a while, you should definitely check out Petco Grooming. You will love it like we did! You might even be able to go for free! You can enter to win one of two $50 Petco gift cards by sharing and commenting on this blog post. Have a Crazy Dog like Beau? Or a calmer one like Bella? What’s it like to get them groomed? Any tips or advice or funny stories? Let’s hear them!
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