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Did you know?
Two dogs survived the sinking of Titanic, yes that's right, two DOGS survived. They escaped on early lifeboats carrying so few people that no one objected. Miss Margaret Hays of New York brought her Pomeranian with her in lifeboat No. 7, while Henry Sleeper Harper of the publishing family boarded boat No. 3 with his Pekinese, Sun Yat Sen.

Spay or neuter your dog. Dogs who have this routine surgery tend to live longer, be healthier, and have fewer behavior problems (e.g., biting, running away). By spaying or neutering you are also doing your part to reduce the problem of pet overpopulation. Four million cats and dogs-about one every eight seconds-are put down in U.S. shelters each year. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets. Spay/neuter is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation, ensuring that every pet has a family to love them.

Did You Know?

The Basset hound made famous in the Hush Puppies shoe commercials was named Biggles.
Biggles' grandson, Mr. Jeffries, earned fame as the dog with the longest ears in the world. His ears measured 11 and inches each and he often tripped over them.

Did You Know?
The first search and rescue dog on the scene of the World Trade Center disaster on September 11. 2001, was Bear an 11 year old Golden Retriever. He began recovery efforts immediately, working 18 hour days in the beginning.

Did You Know?
Toto's role in The Wizard of Oz was played by a female Cairn Terrier named Terry.


Did You Know?
Franklin D. Roosebelt once spent $15,000 to have a destroyer return to the Aleutian Islands and retrieve his Scottie, Fala, who had been accidentally left behind.

Did You Know?

Davy Crockett's dog was named Sport.

Did You Know?
George Washington had 36 foxhounds, and one was named Sweetlips.

Did You Know?
A 12 lb Yorkshire Terrier named Oliver once defended an elderly woman from an 80 lb Akita. The woman escaped to safety and the Yorkie survived with only nine stitches.

Did Your Know?
The longest lived dog, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was an Australian Cattle Dog, named Bluey, who lived to be 29.
1. How Long Will It Take To Groom My Dog?

It depends on many factors and the the service your choose. The grooming process usually takes 2-4 hours. Every pet should be handled with care and patience and we don't rush the process.
Rushing the process can contribute to stress and to the likelihood of an accident happening. At Fur Masters our groomers also do the dog bathing.  We use the same person throughout the process from start to finish, thus allowing the pet to bond with the groomer.  Your pets temperament plays a big part as well as coat condition.  Additional time may be necessary to accommodate your pets needs.

2. My Dog Is So Scared of Going To The Groomer. Do You Use Any Sedatives or Tranquilizers To Calm Dogs Down While Grooming?

NO!  We do not personally believe in it. We go out of our way to ensure your pet's visit with us is as comfortable as possible. We use positive reinforcement ie toys, treats and compassion to make sure your pet is as comfortable. However, if you do have a pet that is known to be people or fear aggressive, it may be suggested to speak with your local vet for you to obtain a slight prescription medication. If you have a pet that tends to be just overly sensitive/scared to just new situations, please let us know so we can try to avoid as many stress triggers as possible.

3. Razor Burn

Did you know that razor burn typically has nothing to do with the temperature of the razor/clippers? Its the skins reaction to being shaved. Razor irritation is more prevalent on light colored and white dogs because they have the most sensitive skin. Face and sanitary areas are the most commonly affected areas by razor irritation.


4. Do You Groom Any Breed of Dog As I Am Looking For a Specific Haircut For My Pet?

Yes we do.  This can be discussed with your groomer at your first initial visit with us.
If your pet has a standard look or you would like a custom cut, let us know and we will let you know if it can be achieved.  If you dogs coat is in good condition we are more likely to be able to get the look you want.  If your dog is matted,  we may suggest to have the pet's hair cut down very short. Matted coats cause discomfort your pet, we would need to cut short, and revaluate in a few weeks to see if we can achieve the cut you are requesting.

5. I Have A 12 Week Old Puppy. Is It Safe And/Or Suggested To Start Grooming At This Early Of An Age?

Yes. Not only is it safe to groom a puppy this young, it is suggested to do so that the puppy can learn that grooming is a safe and happy experience.  We always give extra belly rubs, treats and kisses to the babies.......we want to make sure they are happy to come back to visit.  If  the grooming takes excessively long, an added fee may be charged. 

6. Do your pets ears smell bad or have a redfish brown dirty look in them?

As part of our grooming process we try to clean all pets ears to the best of our ability.  We are groomers, not vets.  If your pets ears are excessively dirty inside with an odor, we may suggest you get your pet checked out at the vet.  It is not safe to irritate an already infected ear, and like people, it hurts.

7.  Will we tell you if we find anything that looks health related to your pet?

When grooming we get the total hands on look at your pet.  If you find anything like sores, bites, cuts, or anything we feel may be need to be treated by your vet, we will mention it to you so you can choose to get a vet check up if you feel its warranted.  Our policy is to not groom ill pets.

8. Aggressive Dogs and Dog bites.

We do not groom aggressive dogs that bite.  Dogs that nip may be muzzled for the groomers safety.  A lot of dogs do not like their nails trimmed, this is usually the only time muzzles will be used.  Muzzles do not hurt dogs. 


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