Blue Ribbon Pets provides top-quality grooming services to all our clients' dogs throughout Mendocino County, CA. Our staff is experienced, certified, and focus on the technical aspects of grooming, rather than just a routine wash or haircut. We are dedicated to the science of dog grooming, including the importance of selecting the best products and therapies for each dog’s skin and coat. We specialize in Theraclean and Iv San Bernard therapies to restore your dog’s skin and coat back to its healthy, smooth state. Contact us to request an appointment.
A professional grooming also includes a style consultation with the pet parent. We discuss their pet's preferred 'look' and the time, energy, and financial commitment needed to keep that 'look' while taking into consideration the family dynamics, the season (coat needs change from winter to summer) and the environment in which the pet spends most of her time as well as the overall health and condition of the pet's coat. We have special products for hairless dogs, hair loss, and multiple bathing options. Our grooming is focused on the science of the skin and coat, such as treating skin issues, allergies, mange, and excessive oily or dry skin. It's our goal is to balance out your dog's skin and coat. We also cover the effects of diet on the overall health and quality of the skin and coat (you are what you eat!).
Blue Ribbon Pets' bathing and grooming services include:
- Coat conditioning
- Comb & brush outs
- Complimentary "bang & fanny" trim between visits
- Complimentary brushing lesson for pet parents
- Hand, fluff, or cage drying
We offer the following services for an additional fee:
- Anal sac expression
- Ear cleaning
- Ear hair removal
- High-end bow
- Medicated products
- Nail polish
- Pedicures (trim & buff)
- Pet photo in front of backdrop
- Theraclean treatment
Estimate for bathing and grooming are exactly that: estimates. Our bathing and grooming services are charged according to the length of time needed to complete the requested service. Factors that affect the length of time needed to complete the groom include:
Size of the dog:
Larger dogs have more surface area, more hair, and take longer to do.
Length and Condition of Coat:
The longer the coat and the longer the owner wants to leave the coat, the more time it takes to bathe, condition, dry, brush, clip, and otherwise manage the coat in order to complete the groom. If the coat is matted, has packed in undercoat, the dog is blowing coat, the coat is full of debris or the skin and/or coat is greasy and flaky etc., then it takes more time to properly bathe, brush, and dry in order to finish the groom to the owner's request. If the coat is very heavy and thick verses thin and fine, then it takes longer to take care of the coat.
Other Skin/Coat Considerations:
If the ears have debris or lots of ear hair; if the head and feet are greasy and/or full of debris; if there are fleas and/or ticks or other external parasites; if there are excessive odors or other contaminants such as skunks spray, dead animal smell, animal feces, foxtails, car grease etc., then it takes addition time to properly remove those and care for the skin or coat.
The Type of Haircut:
If the owner wants a more complicated style (a breed pattern or a personality trim with special furnishings, etc.) or a style that takes additional time to complete or the dog has a hair or coat type that is not necessarily the best choice for the requested style requiring more coat products and styling aids need to be used in order to properly prep the coat, then additional charges will apply.
The Behavior of the Pet:
If the pet is wiggly in the tub, does not know how to stand still for bathing, needs special bathing processes to treat skin and coat conditions, tries to bite, or is a puppy learning about grooming, then additional charges will apply for additional time needed to manage the pet's behaviors. If the pet is obese, aged, has injuries or other conditions that cause the pet to require additional assistance to be groomed, then additional charges will apply. If the pet is constantly moving about the grooming table, licking, or biting at the dryers and other equipment or the staff, is pawing at the groomer, refuses to stand etc., then that will cause the grooming process to take longer, will increase the risk of injury to the pet and the groomer and additional fees will apply.
If you would like an estimate for our grooming services, please let us know and we will do our best to get you the most accurate estimate based on your answers to our questions about various factors affecting the grooming time. We can examine your dog's coat and talk about what we are seeing and what we would recommend based on your preferences as well as an estimate to complete the groom.
Please keep in mind, until we groom your pet, we cannot predict exactly how long the process will take. We will not take shortcuts in the grooming that could negatively affect the physical, emotional, and behavioral health of your pet.
California Abandoned Animal Act
Senate Bill No. 1019 - An act to amend section 1834.5 of the Civil Code, relating to abandoned animals. Section 1834.5 of the Civil Code is amended to read: (signed Aug 5, 1971)
1834.5 Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever any animal is delivered to any veterinarian, dog kennel, cat kennel, pet-grooming parlor, animal hospital, or any other animal care facility pursuant to any written or oral agreement entered into after the effective date of this section, and the owner of such animal does not pick up the animal within 14 calendar days after the day the animal was due to be picked up, the animal shall be deemed to be abandoned. The person into whose custody the animal was placed for care shall first try for a period of not less than 10 days to find a new owner for the animal, and, if unable to place the animal with a new owner, shall thereafter humanely destroy the animal so abandoned.