What if you never took a bath, groomed your hair, or even trimmed your nails? What’s more, what if there was dirt under those nails, oily grime on your scalp, and everywhere you went people could smell your body odor as you approached? Doesn’t sound very pleasant of an experience, does it? Well, your pet may just be going through this on a daily basis. And yes, it does bother him! And what’s more, it bothers everyone around him! It’s time to take your pet to a groomer, and if you are in the Memphis, TN area then you have some great choices.
Remember, it’s important to pick a trained (and preferably insured) professional to do your pet’s grooming because they not only know the best and most humane ways to handle your pet, but they also know how to keep your pet calm and happy throughout the entire process, which can take a substantial amount of time in some cases. Here are my favorite picks.
Pleasant View Pet Resort
5758 Pleasant View Road Memphis, TN
Toll Free: (866) 718-2617 Phone: (901) 386-3232
The name of this pet groomer says it all – it really is a resort for your pet. You know how you would probably pick a “resort” over a “hotel”…. well it’s the same case here. Not only can they do all the grooming that your pet needs, but they can keep them for however you need them to, in a fun and entertaining atmosphere if you have to be away for any amount of time. They truly do care about animals, and you can see that in their truly “pampering” treatments. After all, they have over 50 years of experience in the business
Pet Effects Grooming
1730 S. White Station, Memphis, TN
Phone: (901) 680-0202
They offer a variety of nice packages, including the Spa Treatment where your pet can actually get a 10 minute massage! What a pampered pooch! They also offer things like nail trims and nail polishing, all to keep your pet looking pretty. And the rates are very reasonable.
Pet Styles Grooming Salon
3025 Kirby Whitten Parkway Ste 2 Bartlett, TN
Phone: (901) 937-5277
They offer dog and cat grooming services, and they even offer aromatherapy treatments and facial scrubs! Talk about spoiled! Their website often offers coupons that you can use on their popular treatments. While it’s located in Bartlett, North of Memphis, the short drive is worth it.
And don’t be afraid to ask questions when choosing the right pet groomer for you and Fido. The Humane Society suggests asking them these questions: 1) What sort of experience do you have as a groomer, and what type of training? 2) What services are included in the price you gave me? 3) What type of facility do you keep my pet in after their grooming session is over? 4) What type of cleaning products do you use?
You have every right to ask for a tour of the facility. Is it well-lit? Is it kept clean? Always trust your own inner instinct, and if you don’t feel comfortable then no doubt your adored pet will not feel comfortable either.