All Full Service Grooming includes: A bath with choice of Green Dog Wash ShamPooch, towel and force-air dryer with no heating element, eye and ear cleaning/plucking, brush teeth, nail clipping/grinding, brush out, and specific haircut based upon your dog’s breed standard and/or your individual style choice. Full Service Grooming is ALWAYS completed by a trained, certified, and experienced Canine Stylist.
All Full Service Wash appointments include: A bath with choice of Green Dog Wash ShamPooch, towel and force-air dryer with no heating element, eye and ear cleaning, brush teeth, nail clipping/grinding, brush out. Washes are completed by trained and experienced wash attendants. Schedule a wash with or without the De-Shedding treatment. Add-on trimming for a full-service wash is limited to Minor Trimming and Canine Stylist availability.
Appointments are booked based on breed and type of service. On your first visit, expect to leave your dog for about 1½ to 3 hours, depending on breed and coat condition. We work one on one with your dog and your first visit is very important to us. We would like to get to know your dog so we can build a relationship with him or her We take extensive notes about coat, haircut desired, and demeanor, so that for future visit’s we know ahead of time. At Green Dog Wash we work as a team. What does this mean? This means that your dog is usually assigned to the same Canine Stylist when possible, but on occasion your dog may be groomed by someone else. If you have a favorite Canine Stylist, be sure to request them when scheduling appointments. We are also 100% cage free. That means that at no point will your dog be in a cage. This means that we do not take in multiple dogs at one time and get to them when we can and we NEVER dry them in a cage. We have found that this helps reduce some of the anxiety that the grooming experience may cause some dogs.
It is important to us and to your dog that you are able to be on time for your appointment and pick up promptly. This allows us to provide undivided attention to your dog and the next appointment as well.
If you have time constraints, please let us know ahead of time. We are a start to finish salon, each canine stylist servicing one dog at a time, so being on time is very important to us. If you are going to be late please give us a call 813.443.5714 for Tampa.
We are usually scheduled about 15+ days ahead of time for appointments. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas we are typically scheduled a month or two months in advance. Same day appointments are rare and we will try to accommodate and to keep a wait list during busy times.
What are our prices based on? All prices are based on THE BREED, AVERAGE STANDARD SIZE, LENGTH DESIRED, AND CONDITION OF THE COAT. This is the toughest part of the grooming business. We have a general price list base for each breed which you are always welcome to see. Please note: From visit to visit your price may vary depending on the length desired and condition of the coat. If you have any questions regarding your price, we are always happy to discuss it with you. You will always know the price before you leave your dog with us.
Dog Grooming is an art. We do not get the same luxuries of your hairdresser for absolute stillness and pointing our heads in one direction. We are basically working with sharp equipment on a moving target and are very careful. Please share with us any concerns you may have about your dog’s behavior so we know ahead of time.
If it is going to be painful for the pet, we do not do it. De-matting certain coats is just cruel. Occasionally we can set aside time to work on certain hair types but for the most part, prevention is key. If your pet arrives with matted hair that will take more than a few minutes to safely brush out – you will be charged a minimum of $10 per 15 minutes of brush out time. Only IF WE HAVE ALREADY AGREED TO BRUSH IT OUT. You are always welcome to come in between grooms for a Full Service or Self-Service Wash. Everything is still included, for a lesser amount except for the actual body hair cut/style. We require a matted release form to be signed prior to grooming a matted dog. Severe matt’s may uncover many skin issues and this release will detail some things we may uncover.
We are willing to work with dogs that have a difficult time at the groomers. We find that the way we groom, start to finish, is a positive way to groom these types of dogs. If you let us know that your dog has biting or other nervous issues, we will take every precaution we can.