Q: How long does it take to groom my dog or cat?
A: It usually takes about 2 hours per dog, give or take. But no matter the time, they are not kenneled! Because it is not just a grooming experience but a social one. Like a doggie’s day out experience.
Q: What type of breeds do you groom?
A: All breeds of dogs and cats. If for some reason Shayla is not familiar with the breed, she will research it to learn about the breed of your animal.
Q: Do you groom older dogs?
A: Yes, Shayla definitely grooms older dogs and cats. To help ease their stress level she always takes extra time on the olders guys. If they are becoming stressed she will stop and give them time to relax, walk around, or whatever it is that they need. If for any reason the animal is not wanting to be groomed or is getting too stressed, she will stop completely and give you a call so that you can come pick him/her up. Shayla believes that it is about the dog/cat’s well being.
Q: What are your grooming prices?
A: Prices vary depending on the breed, size, personality and condition of your dog’s coat and skin. Once she sees your animal she will give you an exact estimate.
For more information please see the Appointments and Prices page.
Q: Do you take credit and debit cards?
A: Yes, American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. Checks and cash are also welcome.
Q: How often should I get my dog/cat groomed?
A: This depends on a couple of things:
- The breed of the animal. Each animal has a different type of hair that grows at a different rate.
- The hair length after the last grooming. The longer the animal’s fur is the sooner they will need another grooming. An average for animals with longer fur is 6-8 weeks. If the animal’s fur is clipped short then the time between grooming is longer with an average of 3 months.
Q: Do you use tranquilizers or sedatives?
A: Absolutely not. Only veterinarians can use tranquilizers or sedatives. Shayla will always try to groom any dog/cat no matter their disposition. If they are still too bad to groom, even with a muzzle, she will have the owner try and help. If that doesn’t work she would refer you to a veterinarian with a grooming facility so the animal can be sedated. That would definitely be the last resort.
Q: Do you have somewhere for the dogs to go to the bathroom?
A: Yes, Shayla has a fully fenced backyard. She lets the dogs go in the yard if they are at Shayla’s Paw-Fection for longer than 2 hours or if they just seem like they need to go out.
Q: How do I schedule an appointment?
A: You can call or text Shayla at (208)447-0168 or (504)957-8224 or send an to email.