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Mina was so amazing with Apollo! She definitely has a way with dogs. Apollo loved all the pampering and I was stress free cause I know he was in good handsDec 11, 2019Verified
First, the good. Mena is a very sweet person and she worked very well with our dog Brisket. Now the meh part of this review. It was $88 to come to our house and wash our dog... with our dog shampoo... in our tub... with our towels being used to dry him off... and last but not least, using my wifes blowdryer to finish the drying. Once this process was completed I had to clean the hair out of the tub and drain and wipe up the entire bathroom. When it came time to pay I produced a $100 bill to which I was told "Sorry, I don't have any change." Maybe I'm being cheap but I was expecting a professional to bring their own supplies when they are charging me as much as I was charged. On a last note, Brisket was supposed to have his toenails trimmed, it was discussed and included in the quoted price prior to our appointment. Once the bath was done I was told that Brisket was too stressed out to have his nails trimmed. Nails were never touched but I payed for it.Jan 9, 2020VerifiedTop Shelf Mutt's reply
Hello Daniel, I am sorry to hear this now, almost a month after your service! When we discussed Brisket's grooming I told you that a basic grooming in your home would include a bath, ear cleaning, & blow dry with complimentary massage, aromatherapy, & sound bath for an estimated $88. When you stated that you weren't sure if Brisket needed his nails trimmed at the time of the grooming request I told you I would check them & trim them as needed. We discussed the shampoo to be used would be your own & I informed you that I take Cash, Check, Venmo, & PayPal. You agreed to schedule an appointment with this information. During our discussion you did not tell me that you'd never given Brisket a bath before & that he was an extremely anxious nervous temperament. In fact you described him as an "amazingly well behaved, mellow boy". Brisket was very uncomfortable for the entirety of his bath as you are aware given that you remained present during the full process & I explained to you during the bath that this process is proving to be quite stressful for him. When you informed me that he had never before had his nails trimmed I explained that doing so after the bath would be too stressful & you agreed. The process of getting him into the tub alone took 20 minutes, the bath and blow dry took almost three times as long as a typical grooming session as I took every care and precaution to not stress Brisket further. During this process I gave you extensive & high value Training Guidance to help you & Brisket with conditioning him for future bathing & nail trims, as I felt extremely bad for him & you had expressed to me that you were not aware of how to bathe him, let alone help ease him into a home life with your family. I gave you Training Guidance free of charge, but please know that the time I spent coaching you would have been a service that I charge $77-$95 for. When adopting a dog that has socialization & anxiety issues it is at times more costly as you really do have to work to cater to their specific needs. You know this as you mentioned that Brisket refuses to walk into buildings, which is why you had to request for a mobile groomer to come to your home. Come to find out at the time of service that you desired for me to TEACH you how to bathe Brisket, as you had no idea how to do so & were not comfortable doing so yourself. I gladly did so free of charge however, because it was in his best interest. Again, this would have been charged as a training session had I been informed of the nature of the service prior. As for the change, I did let you know that I take Venmo & PayPal as payment, you assured me it was fine because I did such a good job with grooming Brisket & helping him remain calm.. I am very sorry to hear now that you are displeased with the service that you received & I hope that you are able to find a groomer to better suit your needs in the future. I wish you and Brisket the best of luck!
She massages my dog when she limps and helps my dog to walk again. She has a gift.Dec 6, 2019
Mina regularly takes my 4 yr old Rhodesian Ridgeback for daycare when I’m out of town. She is great about noticing any issues he might have, and always provides great tips on holistic health and care for his paws and skin. I get amazing photos of their adventures as she often takes him to different parks with the rest of her daycare charges. I never worry about his wellbeing when he’s with her, and highly recommend Mina and Top Shelf Mutt.Dec 5, 2019Top Shelf Mutt's reply
Thank you so much for your kind words, Patti! The pack and I love hanging out with Beau and always look forward to his daycare days with us!