About forty five miles away, there is a PetsMart where I can take the dogs to have them groomed. About 30 miles away there is a DIY grooming facility and they will groom them also, but they do not take Visa and are always closed when I try to set up an appointment.
Several months ago, I got a brochure at the vet about a mobile groomer.
A few weeks ago, I tried to find it, but couldn't, and found another person, and well, I talked to her over the phone and was not impressed, also she would take several weeks to open a saturday up. I know that means she has plenty of customers, but I just did not think we were a good match.
Anyway, while cleaning, I found the original ad, and gave the woman a call. Yes, they will do all eight dogs in one day. There will be two groomers in the van and it will be an all day endeaver.
I really grilled the woman with questions, discussed training, previous grooming experiences, temperament, etc. She had groomed GSDs for another guy out my way who was showing them, so I feel a little better about this.
They can do my lot on July 19. Does $40/dog seem right. When I have PetsMart do it and have them do the added undercoat raking, it always comes up to about that much, if not more. And I will not have to waist gas and days getting the lot of them in there.
Still it is a major chunk of change all at once. Hmmm.
I am excited. I figure twice a year I can get all of them done. Most of them are currently blowing coat, so there is nothing but hair everywhere. My shedding blade only gets so much, and they usually look like they have regrown whatever I yanked out the day before.
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