Dog Days Daycare boasts a full service, on-site grooming salon, exclusively for canines. Our expert groomer, Matthew, has trained at the prestigious Nash Academy by the grooming industry’s top leaders, such as Joe Villani. Matthew consistently researches and tests the latest trends, techniques, products and services to ensure he is always offering his clientele nothing less than the very best! He strives with every groom to come as close to the breed standard for each particular dog as set forth by the American Kennel Club. Spa Days, consisting of half a day of daycare followed by a warm bath, luxurious coat conditioning and styling, will ensure that your dog is physically and emotionally satisfied at the end of the day. Your pet will go home looking and smelling like a Best In Show winner!
We offer a full grooming experience for your dog here at Dog Days Daycare.
Our philosophy and training is to groom your pet to as close to the AKC breed standard as possible or to groom them exactly how you like your dog to be groomed.
From Chihuahua’s to Newfoundland’s, we groom all breeds!
Got a terrier that requires hand stripping? We can do it! Got a Goldendoodle that you don’t want to “look like a poodle”? Give us a call!
All first time customers will receive a complimentary 5 dollar discount on the first groom as a thank you for trying us out.
Customers bringing 3 dogs or more in one visit will receive 10% off of their total grooming bill for that day.
If you require a more sensitive shampoo for your dog, we offer a hypoallergenic shampoo.
Please bring your dog’s sensitive skin to our attention when you drop off and we will notate it in their record.
A La’ Carte
All A La' Carte items are added to the cost of the groom at your request. Nail cutting is included in the price of all full grooms and baths, but may be purchased as a stand alone service where a groom or bath is not required.
Front Two Paws$10.00
All Four Paws$18.00
We do not offer a breed by breed price list.
Please give us a call to discuss the particulars of your dog’s coat and personality and what grooming you would like to have done. We will be happy to provide you with an estimate.
Our professional groomers charge 45 dollars per hour (hands on dog time).
Things like your dogs temperament, coat condition, and the style you want all play roles in the cost of the overall groom.
All A La’Carte items are additional services that will be added to the base price of your pets groom upon your request.
Safety comes first for everyone during the grooming process for both our groomers and your pet. Please inform us prior to grooming if your pet has bitten someone or has past aggression issues. We are able to handle difficult pets, but only if we are aware and prepared. If a dog is so traumatized or stressed about the grooming process, we will stop the service and recommend you speak with your veterinarian about medication to help calm your pet so he can be groomed safely. You will only be charged for the amount of work accomplished to that point.
We require every adult pet to be current on theirs rabies and for all puppies and kittens to have started their vaccine series. Please have the vaccination record with you on the first visit so we can record the information in your pet’s record.
We make every effort to ensure your pet’s grooming is pleasant and safe. If your pet becomes ill or is injured and the services of a veterinarian are required, you hereby give us permission to obtain treatment if you are not available to do so.
Pick Up Times
We kindly ask that you please pick up your dogs after their groom. We will contact you as soon as they are ready to go. Any dog left here for (x amount of time) after the phone call is made for you to pick up will be assessed an additional care fee of (x dollars).
Senior Pets & Pets with Health Issues
Grooming procedures sometimes can be stressful, especially for a senior pet or a pet with health problems. Grooming may expose hidden medical conditions or aggravate existing ones during or after the grooming process. Because senior pets and pets with health problems have a greater chance of injury, these pets will be groomed for cleanliness and comfort, in styles that will not add to their stress. Dog Days Daycare will not be responsible for accident or injury to an elderly or health compromised pet during their grooming process. We reserve the right to stop the grooming process at any time if we feel it is in the best interest of the dog.
Removing a heavily matted coat includes risks of nicks, cuts, or abrasions due to warts, moles, or skin folds trapped in the mats. Heavy matting can also trap moisture near the pet’s skin allowing mold, fungus, or bacteria to grow, revealing skin irritations that exist prior to grooming process. After effects of mat removal procedures can include itchiness, skin redness, self-inflicted irritations or abrasions and failure of hair to re-grow. Shaved pets are also prone to sunburn should either have sun screen applied daily or should be kept out of the sun until the hair grows sufficiently to protect the skin. In some cases pets may also exhibit brief behavioral changes. It is our policy to de-mat a dogs coat only once in order to make the pet comfortable and to start re-building the coat. De-matting can be painful for your dog and unpleasant for both dog and groomer alike. After the de-matting process you should be able to maintain the dog’s coat between grooming appointments. DDDC reserves the right to refuse grooming if your dog becomes heavily matted again after the initial de-matting. Those pets with such heavy matting will have to then be shaved. We will not attempt to save the coat the second time.
Shaving Pets with Thick and Double Coats
Shaving a heavily coated pet during the summers is NOT RECOMMENDED. In both hot and cold weather, a pet’s coat helps regulate body temperature, provide insulation and protection from the sun. Coats that are shaved off, particularly on double coated dogs such as Husky’s and Shepherd’s may grow back dull, patchy, or not at all. If you are looking to cut back on shedding or keep your pet cool, the best course of action is frequent bathing to allow air to move freely with your pets coat and a good de-shed program.
On rare occasions, Dog Days Daycare may need to cancel your appointment due to weather, road conditions, equipment failure, etc. Every effort will be made to contact you in advance. If you cannot keep your appointment, please contact us at least 24 hours in advanced so we may fill your spot. Please be prompt for your appointment to avoid delays and inconvenience to others.
All grooming fees must be paid at the time services are rendered. Checks returned due to insufficient funds will be subject to a $35 returned check fee.
Dog Days Daycare reserves the right to take pictures of your pet before and after grooming for our website, advertising, and/or social media.
Do you Groom Cats?
Unfortunately, no we do not. Dog Days Daycare is a 100% dog only environment. Here the dogs rule!
How long does the grooming take?
There are many factors which may contribute to answering how long it will take to groom your dog. Factors such as coat condition, temperament, health issues, styling requirements, and scheduling times all contribute to the answer. Typically, dogs who are here first thing in the morning get done the fastest. If your dog does not sit still or requires an extra set of hands, is in poor health, or whose coat is in poor condition (matted and knotted), then the groom will take longer .Our goal is to have all dogs done within a 4 hour time frame, or sooner based on how busy we are that day.
Do you offer de-shedding (Furminating)?
Sure do! The de-shedding process essentially involves a specialized shampoo to help your dog’s coat loosen up to brush out easier, a high velocity drying process, and the use of a de-shedding tool (most commonly referred to as Furminator). This process is an a la carte item that is added to the cost of the base groom for your dog. The process is based on a 45 dollar per hour rate. So, for example, if you have a Golden Retriever you would like to de-shed, the price will be the cost of the groom plus however long it takes to remove the dead coat that is left behind after the drying process. When using the de-shedding tool, the process generally takes about 30 minutes. The de-shedding process, which if used every 4-6 weeks, reduces shedding by 60%-80%. It removes the pet's undercoat (that is what sheds) and leaves the pet's top coat looking normal and healthy, not like a shave down.
Can I watch while my pet is being groomed?
Again, unfortunately no. It is our experience that having the owner present for the grooming process actually increases the dogs anxiety and makes the process more difficult and much, much more dangerous. Dogs become very excited when they see their owners. With so much activity and excitement there is a risk of being injured. Groomers use many sharp tools while styling and pets that move around on the grooming table are at a higher risk of being accidently cut. Please do not be offended if your groomer informs you that you or your children cannot be in the shop or stand outside the window while the grooming process is taking place. The safety of your pet and our groomer is the highest priority.
How often should my dog be groomed?
We recommend every 4 to 6 weeks for most breeds. Shorter coated dogs such as boxers and labs should be bathed every 6 to 8 weeks.
Can I have my pet washed in my own shampoo?
We are happy to use any medicated shampoo given under a vet’s direct orders. However, we will not use any other shampoos brought in by the customer. We cannot vouch for the ingredients used in shampoos we are not familiar with. Using unfamiliar shampoos may open your dog’s skin to irritation and other skin related problems. We have been using only Tropiclean shampoos and conditioners since we opened in 2005 and have several formulas on hand at all times to accommodate your needs, including hypoallergenic and non-fragrance shampoos. If you have particular questions or concerns about what shampoo your dog needs, we will be happy to discuss all available options with you.
Can I have a tour of your shop?
Absolutely! Just ask and we’d be happy to give you the nickel tour! We’re very proud of our barker shop and love to brag about it!
What days and hours do you offer grooming?
We groom Tuesday through Saturday every week of the year with some Mondays when needed. We do not groom on Sundays. We try to get most dogs in before noon for their grooms, but if you need a later appointment time we can work with you. We are typically booked a week out, so please allow for a few days. Can my dog play in daycare after or before their groom? Our daycare facilities are offered only to our customers whose dogs have gone through our screening process. Without the screening process, unfortunately, your dog will not be allowed into our daycare rooms. If, however, your dog is screened, he or she will be more than welcome to play in daycare at the half day daycare rate of $25. This is what we typically refer to as a “Spa Day”.
Are appointments needed for nail cuts?
Nope. Just come on in during our business hours. After 9 am and before 2 pm is best.
Do you accept tips?
Can you sedate my dog or administer medications?
No. All medications must be administered by either the owner or vet.
Here at Dog Days Daycare Center, we provide a well organized and lovingly supervised cage- free environment to ensure that friendly dogs socialize, interact, and get adequate exercise throughout the day.
Our mission is to create an environment "just like home" with plenty of indoor and outdoor room to play or relax. Here the dogs rule! They have the run of the entire facility, inside and out, to come and go as they please with access to fenced outdoor play areas available at all times. The dogs have the option to play together in groups, sleep on furniture, lounge on the deck, receive pets and attention from our professional staff, or run around the yard.