FAQ

Dog Grooming in Phoenix

If you are looking for grooming in Phoenix, you have come to the right place. You probably have several questions before you make a decision. Cuts For Mutts Grooming in Phoenix is happy to answer any questions you have. Whether you are a new pet parent, or just want to know how to whiten your dog’s coat, we are happy to help. Here are a few of our most frequently asked questions regarding dog grooming.

Where are you located?

We are located near the intersection of 29th avenue and Dunlap in Phoenix, Arizona. The grooming salon is a separated add-on to our home. When you arrive for your grooming appointment, please meet us on the left side of the house. Please do not disturb the front door, my dogs will go crazy to meet you! Since I do work from my home, I do not list my address publically. Once you book an appointment, I will give you address and assist with any directions.

I am coming from far away, do I stay with my dog during the groom?

Many people come to us because they can’t find affordable grooming in Mesa, Maricopa, and Scottsdale. If you are coming from far away, and would like to stay with your dog, please let me know ahead of time. You are more than welcome to stay, but I will need to make sure I am not working on any other dogs while you are here waiting.

What can I do while I wait for my dog to be groomed?

We are located across the street from Metro Center Mall, where you can pick up a bite to eat, grab a gelato, get a manicure, or catch a movie at the theater while you wait for your dog to be groomed. I will text you within 20 minutes prior to finishing the groom.

How much does grooming cost?

Many things affect the price of grooming, factors like hair type, breed, even your dog’s age or behavior can affect the price of a groom. We offer some of the most affordable grooming in Phoenix. Because I work from home, I am able to offer better rates than other groomers. Our basic grooming rates go by your dog’s weight. Click here for grooming prices by weight.

How long does grooming take? 

While each dog has different needs, most are finished within 2 hours of their appointment time.

Do I need to bring anything with me to my grooming appointment? 

Please bring your dog (on a leash or in a carrier). This is not only for your pet’s safety,  it is also in accordance with local leash laws in my area. Bring your vet’s contact information and vaccination records for me to check. If your dog has a problem with separation anxiety, we recommend bringing a blanket or his favorite toy to remind him of home.

What if my dog is matted? 

During the grooming process, your dog’s comfort and is our #1 concern. If your dog is matted or severely knotted, we will not brush it out.  The reason for this is because brushing out a matt pulls the dog’s skin, causing the dog pain. If a brush will not go through a dog’s hair, the pet will be shaved down. This process of “starting over” leaves the dog with very short hair- about the length of a chihuahua’s hair.

Are there any risks with shaving down a dog? 

Like any grooming procedure, there are risks involved. Since dogs that need shaved are usually matted, the groomer is sometimes unable to find skin folds, growths, and moles. It is important to know that while safety is our utmost concern, it is impossible to know what lies underneath a matt. We have seen matts full of sticks, ribbon, food, parasites, feces and more trapped inside. The clippers must travel beneath to the start of the matt. This is often very close to the dogs skin. Dogs that get shaved down run the risk of razer-burn, nicks, and brush abrasion. We will do our very best to make your dog’s grooming as enjoyable as possible. If your dog spends a lot of time outdoors, try to limit the time he spends under the sun for a few days after the groom. The short hair offers little protection from harmful U.V. rays.

How can I avoid a shave down for my dog? 

Everybody likes a beautiful, groomed dog- but shave downs are not the cutest haircut for dogs. If you like your dog to stay fluffy, it is important that you schedule regular grooming appointments. Dogs that receive monthly professional brush-outs and baths can go longer in between haircuts. This is a great way to keep your dog looking and feeling his best!

Do you have experience working with special needs dogs?

Everyone at Cuts 4 Mutts Grooming in Phoenix has had experience working with rescued animals. We have helped many shelter pets and special needs dogs through rehabilitative grooming. Through rehabilitative grooming, we work to earn your dog’s trust, and reintroduce grooming to him as a good process.

My white dog doesn’t look white anymore. What can I do?

White dog breeds such as bichon, poodle, westie, and maltese are quick to show dirt, residue, and other stains, and if not cleaned immediately, can permanently stain your dog’s coat. Schedule a grooming appointment with us and ask for a whitening treatment. Please book your whitening treatment at least 48 hours in advance so we can make sure to have the supplies on hand. Whitening mixture can be expensive for us to mix up if we are not prepared. Whitening starts at $10 and goes up from there. Want to try it yourself? Click here to learn how to whiten your dog at home.

 

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