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6. Barbara's Pet Sitting
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"Hi My name is Barbara Gonzalez and I'm a first year at Salem College. To tell you a bit about myself, I love running and I'm a part of the cross country and track team. I also have a bichon frise named Peluchin who is 6 years old and I speak English and Spanish. I will attend Salem College this Fall and I enjoy going to different restaurants. I've been taking care of animals for the past four years now and I have two customers who have cats I take care of when they're out of town. If you're interested, I can give you their information so you can ask them about me. I clean litter boxes, pick up poop in the backyard, walk pets, clean bird baths, play with the animals, and almost anything! I hope you take me into consideration. : ) Thank you! Hi My name is Barbara Gonzalez and I'm a first year at Salem College. To tell you a bit about myself, I love running and I'm a part of the cross country and track team. I also have a bichon frise named Peluchin who is 6 years old and I speak English and Spanish. I will attend Salem College this Fall and I enjoy going to different restaurants. I've been taking care of animals for the past four years now and I have two customers who have cats I take care of when they're out of town. If you're interested, I can give you their information so you can ask them about me. I clean litter boxes, pick up poop in the backyard, walk pets, clean bird baths, play with the animals, and almost anything! I hope you take me into consideration. : ) Thank you!"
8. Loving Petsitter Welcomes All
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"Hey there! My name is Jenna and I live in uptown Charlotte, right next to the Frazier dog park. I moved here from Maryland about two years ago where I had to sadly leave my puppies at home with my parents. Since I don’t currently have any pets living with me in Charlotte quite yet, I love the company of a furry friend! Calling me an animal lover would be an understatement. I have owned pets my entire life and have been pet sitting all throughout high school and college. I have been volunteering at the humane society since I’ve moved to Charlotte and have even held an internship at a veterinarian’s office for a year! I am very active and enjoy long walks as well as trips to the park. I miss having animals around to play/go on walks with and would absolutely love the opportunity to care for your little loved ones while you are not able to. Featured on my profile are pictures of my apartment where pets will be able to roam and play freely as well as sleep at night. Note that they are allowed on furniture as to have a comfy place to sleep. Also on my profile are pictures of the dog park that is a five minute walk from my place. Any dogs I watch will be out playing for the majority of the day and only in my apartment when its time to settle down for the night. Another thing I would like to mention is that I live next to two close friends that own dogs and are always available for puppy play dates! Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions or concerns! What I enjoy most about pet sitting is the ability to be around animals, which has always been a passion of mine. It also gives me the opportunity to get outdoors and stay active!"

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What is included in a dog grooming?

Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

Dog grooming also includes hygiene services such as toothbrushing and ear cleaning. Clean teeth are important to the health of your dog, and the pros have the patience and proper technique to get it done. Regular dog grooming can stave off tear stains, those reddish stains below your dog’s eyes. Anal gland expression is something not many people want to do on their own, even if they love their dog. A dog groomer can safely and efficiently release any blocked anal gland fluid. Other dog grooming services include nail trimming and clipping. Nationally, dog grooming prices range from $60 to $80. Most dog groomers offer discounts to customers who purchase monthly packages or bundle multiple grooming services at one time.

What is a dog groomer?

Keep your family dogs happy, healthy and clean with regular dog grooming. A dog groomer is a business owner or employee of a dog grooming business who specializes in dog hygiene and grooming. To find a reputable dog groomer, research reviews, ask for references and confirm that the groomer has good standing in the dog grooming community.

A dog groomer should be comfortable and competent working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Typically a groomer will have trained with other groomers and taken educational courses to keep abreast of the latest safety information and techniques. There are brick-and-mortar dog grooming businesses, as well as mobile dog groomers who bring all their equipment and provide their services at your home or location. In some cases, brick-and-mortar businesses will also pick up and return your dog for an additional fee.

What is a dog groomer?

A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.

How much does it cost to groom a dog?

Dog grooming costs depend on the service your pet requires. Nationally, the average price for dog grooming ranges from $40 to $100, varying by location. Not surprisingly, dog grooming on New York’s Upper East Side costs nearly double what it costs in a small town in Montana. Dog groomers typically handle every aspect of your dog’s beauty and hygiene, from tooth brushing to hairstyling. One potential way to save is to have your dog groomed at your doggy daycare — sometimes they offer discounts on dog grooming prices for clients. Here are some examples of average dog grooming costs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please note these prices would include transportation fees for picking up and dropping off your dog to your home:

  • Nails: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
  • Toothbrushing: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
  • Tooth scraping (removal of plaque from teeth to prevent infection), with anesthesia: $600
  • Tooth scraping, without anesthesia: $400.
  • Wash and dry: $60
  • Ears: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
  • Grooming package: $130 — includes wash, nails, teeth, ears, gland expression and haircut

How much do you tip the dog groomer?

Do you have a dog that you get groomed regularly? If you do, you’ve probably wondered how much — or even if — you’re supposed to tip your dog groomer. Treat your dog groomer as you would your own hair stylist. A 15 percent to 20 percent tip is an appropriate amount to show your appreciation for a dog grooming job well done. If your dog didn’t get clean or their nails didn’t get properly clipped, then you certainly don’t have to tip. But if you’re satisfied with the service, consider the tip part of the standard dog grooming price, and just plan it into your dog care budget so you’ll have a happy groomer and a well-groomed dog. Here are a few examples of when you should tip extra:

  • Your dog bit the groomer! Not good. A big tip will help.
  • Your pooch barked like a wild beast or wrestled the groomer the entire time.
  • Your dog’s hair was extra gross and dirty — think dog poo or major mud matted in their hindquarters.
  • Your senior or disabled dog can’t stand on their own and needs extra care and support.
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