No, we have a fully equipped, state of the art van with a mini salon custom built in it. Our mobile salon has everything a “brick and mortar” salon would have. Our electric table lifts up to 350 pounds, so size is never an issue. Our hydro- bathing system helps get way down under the fur to really get our clients pet’s skin nice and clean. We even have forced air heat and electronic Air Conditioning so that your pets is always comfortable.
No, our van is entirely self-contained. We have a built in inverter system that we charge overnight that lasts us all day. And we use a Cummin’s powered generator for our dryers and in the summer for the a/c.
Yes, our modern grooming van comes fully equipped and has a large capacity hot water tank that provides warm water for many baths. We carry 50 gallons of fresh water. We do not reuse water and our dirty water goes into a separate tank that we take with us.
Absolutely, for now you can view images on our website, Facebook page & Instagram where we post daily. And of course feel free to take a tour of our van when we arrive at your home. We take pride in the cleanliness of our equipment and tools which we disinfect daily.
We accept Cash, Check, debit and credit cards, and Venmo.
For your first introduction visit we would like for a pet parent to be present. We will be discussing styling and health concerns, as well as just getting to know your pet. If you are pleased with our service, and comfortable with making arrangements, we can set up regular-ongoing appointments where your presence is not required.
We are in the business of making our clients lives more convenient so we are always happy to move an appointment around. We know life happens and things come up. In the unlikely event that you do not cancel your appointment in 24 hours or nobody is home or there is no available parking when we arrive and we are unable to service your pet, a minimal $30 fee will be charged just to cover our time allotted for you.
The cost depends on several factors: the breed, dogs coat and condition, age, temperament and what grooming services are required. You can always email us at Doris@theunleashedgroomer.com to receive a price quote on your pet.
We bring EVERYTHING directly to at your doorstep. We do indeed charge a little more for that added convenience. Being Mobile also allows your pet “one on one time” as we are fully dedicated to your pet for its entire stay. We we are hands on for the entire groom and we do not ever cage your pet. People who find mobile grooming very convenient are disabled individuals or people with unmanageable pooches or just plain BUSY people. You can also be more observant of the grooming process whereas a brick-and-mortar establishment will often require you to drop off your dog and pick up later. It all depends on your needs.
In our experience, this is usually not a good idea. You are your dog’s favorite person, so when you are present during grooming, your dog will be focused on you and not on sitting still for or cooperating with the service. There may be some occasions where the dog’s owner will be called upon to help calm or hold the dog during certain parts of the service, but generally the grooming should be a one-on-one experience between the dog and the groomer.
This can vary, but generally a bath service will take 45-90 minutes depending on the breed (think of the difference between bathing and drying a Chihuahua and a Great Dane) and a haircut service will take between 75-120 minutes, again depending on the type of dog. Though we work efficiently, we do not rush for the safety of the pet and because we want your dog to look marvelous when you see them completed.
Please be patient with us. I am the owner, groomer, janitor, mechanic and receptionist and try to return phone calls as fast as I can. Phone calls are returned Monday through Saturday as soon as possible or towards the end of the day. We do not pick up the phone while driving or grooming dogs because it can be unsafe for the dog and for us not to be focused on them. You can always shoot us a text at 845-260-0992 or an email at Doris@theunleashedgroomer.com. We do reply for sure…