Visit Pets Choice Grooming & Supply for one-stop shopping for everything your pet needs. Let us treat your pet as if he’s one of our own with tender loving hands. Our skilled groomers make your pet feel right at home with a host of services, including:
Pet grooming isn’t all about looking good. It’s also about feeling good and maintaining excellent skin and hygiene. Medicated flea and tick baths, as well as gland cleaning, are available for your pet’s health and comfort.
Frequently Asked Questions about Dog and Cat Grooming:
Do I need an appointment or do you accept walk-ins?
We do accept walk in nail trims, but do not accept walk in grooms to prevent overbooking. We advise that you call at least 2 days in advance to schedule your appointment. We can only groom a certain numbers of dogs and cats a day.
Why do I need to have my dog groomed every 4 – 6 weeks?
In order to maintain a proper and manageable coat, it is recommended that you have your dog groomed every 4 – 6 weeks. This is true for non-shedding breeds such as Poodles, Bichons, Shih-Tzus, Lhasa Apsos, Terriers, etc. The coat on these breeds can easily become painfully matted if not properly maintained. Breeds that have short, shedding coats can usually wait 8 -12 weeks between grooming appointments, as long as they are brushed thoroughly at home.
How long does the grooming take?
The typical stay at the shop is 2 to 3 hours for small to medium sized dogs and cats. Larger breeds with heavier under coats grooming can take up to 4 hours (their coats take longer to dry). We do our best to get your dog groomed and back home to you in a timely manner.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you must cancel an appointment, please try to give us at least 24-hour notice. In some cases pets arriving more than 45 minutes late may need to be rescheduled.
Can I stay with my pet during the grooming?
No. Pets are calmer and better behaved for grooming when the owner is not present. When the owner is present the dog is so focused on the owner that it disrupts the grooming process. It simply is harder on the dog and the groomer. We need the dogs’ full attention. We are using very sharp equipment around your pet’s eyes and other “private parts” of the body. With the owner present the dog will not remain still enough for us to groom him safely.
When is it best to have my puppy groomed for the first time?
We like to see new puppies in our shop as early as 8 weeks of age. It’s never too early to get your dog accustomed to grooming. Your puppy’s first visit will be short and simple. Probably just a bath, blow-dry, nail clipping, ear cleaning and perhaps a little trimming around the face and sanitary area. We need to start very slow and sweet as to not stress the little pup out and to avoid “turning him off” to the grooming process. However, we do advise that you wait at till your pup is at least 12 weeks old for his first full body haircut.
Is my pet too old to be groomed?
Probably not, but older pets are one of the harder groups to work with. We may recommend that the cut remain simple and short so that the grooming process is as short as possible. Doing this will also insure that your older dog will not need grooming as often, which will surely make your pet happier!
Does my pet need to be fully vaccinated?
Yes! Please bring a copy of your pets’ vaccination records with you on your first visit. It is in the best interest for your pet, as well as all the other dogs and cats that come to the shop.
What determines the cost?
The cost is based on the breed of the dog or cat, what you want done, the condition of the coat, and their behavior. All pets are different. As hard as you try to describe your pet, his hair, his behavior and what you want done over the phone, without seeing or meeting your pet, we cannot give you an exact price over the phone – Only an approximation.
Why are cats more expensive to groom?
Typically, cats take more time and patience to groom safely. Cats have very fine hair and it takes longer to dry per square inch than dog or human, plus they like to make it more difficult by staying tucked up and making the underside inaccessible to drying. Owners must also understand that dog bites can be messy, but they are easy to clean; a bad cat bite can end your career. This is because they have teeth that puncture a deep wound and infect the blood stream.
Top Ten Reasons Why It Costs More to Get Your Pet Groomed Than Your Own Hair Cut:
10. Your hairdresser doesn’t wash and clean your rear end
9. You don’t go for eight weeks without washing or brushing your hair
8. Your hairdresser doesn’t have to give you a sanitary trim.
7. Your hairdresser doesn’t have to clean your ears.
6. Your hairdresser doesn’t have to remove the boogies from your eyes.
5. You sit still for your hairdresser.
4. Your haircut doesn’t include a manicure or pedicure.
3. Your hairdresser only washes and cuts the hair on your head.
2. You don’t bite or scratch your hairdresser.
1. The likelihood of you pooping on the hairdresser is pretty slim.
This list may be funny BUT it is TRUE!! Grooming a dog simply takes more time, patience AND COURAGE then cutting human hair!
My dog is matted but I don’t want him shaved. Why won’t you brush him out?
Because it hurts A LOT, is not fair to the dog! Not only that, it doesn’t do any good. We will try our best to save as much of the coat as possible, and use a deep conditioner that works to detangle the hair. If the dogs’ hair is matted, the hair is already damaged and will not brush out to healthy looking or feeling hair. If the dog has a mat or two that is a different story – We will do our best to remove the mat and continue on with the haircut.
Why does my dog shake every time it goes to the groomers?
Many dogs get nervous when they enter a place that they are unfamiliar with. Dogs that are not groomed regularly are not going to enjoy some of the things that we have to do like express their anal gland or brushing out their knots.
Why does my dog itch when she doesn’t have fleas?
A very common factor in why dogs itch, lick their feet and have ear infections is because of the food they eat. Your pet may have an allergy or problem digesting the ingredients in her current diet. Putting your dog on an all-natural grain-free diet can be an easy solution to a very expensive problem. Your dog will look and feel much better.
Can you groom my dog if it bites? I do not want to put it under anesthesia.
Yes. Our groomers are experienced and very patient. Your grooming appointment may take a bit longer but, we are willing to work with your pet if you are!
Treat your pet to a grooming-day!
Corona, CA • 951-272-5716
Colton, CA • 909-824-6896