Grooming

Bear Brook Kennel offers a wide variety of grooming options for both dogs and cats. We use tender loving care and patience when grooming your pet and we do not use anesthesia.

Our professional Dog and Cat groomer provides all-breed grooming services to our boarding guests and the general public.

Our groomers and staff spend the time needed to make each pet’s grooming visit as enjoyable as possible. This is done in ways such as praise, positive rewards, food treats and TLC.

Grooming appointments are available Thursday and Friday and must be made in advance. It takes some time to make your dog or cat look his/her best, so plan on dropping your pet off in the morning and picking him/her up later in the day.

As for all services, we do require verification of Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella for all dogs coming in.

If you or your pet has never been here before, we have you fill out a New Client Form for the pet you are bringing in. If you would prefer to fill this out beforehand, we do have it available for download so you can print it off and save some time at drop off. See the “Downloadable Forms” under the “Boarding” tab and download “New Client Form.”

Bear Brook Kennel Would Like to Introduce Holly

Holly has been with us since 2017. She is an excellent groomer and can groom any dog or cat. She has several dogs at home. Currently Holly is working on Thursdays and Fridays. Please don’t hesitate to call the front desk and schedule an appointment with her.

Dog Grooming

Holly grooming dog

Holly is our A+ grooming expert, she is here on Thursdays and Fridays to  pamper and preen your loving dogs. Rest assured you pet is in good hands.

Please give us a call and we will set you up to have your pooch, spoiled and groomed to perfection!!

We do require all dogs that get groomed are up-to-date on their Rabies, Distemper, and bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccinations.

Cat Grooming

Our Cat Groomer can help you make your cat look beautiful (or handsome!) any time of year! Call and ask us what we can do for your cat!

The cat groomer and her assistants have many ways of comforting, holding, and soothing your kitty while he/she is being groomed.

From routine bathing and toenail trimming to in-depth matt removal, we can help! We also offer tips on how to keep your cat beautiful year -round!

We do require all cats that get groomed are up to date on their Rabies and Distemper vaccinations. There are no exceptions as this is for the safety of our staff.

If you or your pet has never been here before, we have you fill out a New Client Form for the pet you are bringing in. If you would prefer to fill this out beforehand, we do have it available for download so you can print it off and save some time at drop off. See the “Downloadable Forms” under the Boarding Page and download the New Client Form.

Frequently Asked Grooming Questions

Here are a few questions and answers we are asked frequently.

Why Should I Have My Dog Groomed? I Thought Only Poodles Needed Grooming?

Most pet owners confuse “grooming” with “clipping.” Clipping (Which is commonly done to poodles, spaniels, terriers, as well as to some mixed breed dogs) is only one procedure in the grooming process. Grooming also includes combing and brushing, clipping nails, plucking hair from ears, and parasite control. Although the most obvious result of these procedures is an improved appearance, the major benefits to your pet are increased comfort and social acceptability, and perhaps even improved health.

Why Does My Pet Have to Spend the Day at the Groomers?

The first part of your pets grooming is, what we call a ‘rough out’. If your pet is getting clipped, or shaved down, this part of the grooming is when we remove most of the pet’s coat. The ears are cleaned, toenails are trimmed, and then they head for the bath tub. When dry, it’s time to complete the ‘finish work’, here the groomer puts all the finishing touches on your pet to make him/her look their very best!

My Dog Doesn’t Smell Bad, but I Bathe Him Once a Week Anyway.

Most dogs do not need to be bathed more than once a month. Some do not need to be bathed more than once every six months, unless they get extremely dirty. However, long-haired dogs should be brushed out properly at least once a week, in lieu of a bath.

My Cat Takes a Bath Every Day. Why Should I Have Her Groomed?

Although cats themselves are very good groomers, sometimes they need some help. Owners of short haired cats know that their cats shed just as much, if not more than the long-haired cats do. Brushing and combing regularly can also reduce those unpleasant hairballs caused by the cat swallowing hair she gets from grooming herself.

I Own a Long-Haired Cat. She Has Clumps of Hair I Can’t Comb out, What Should I Do?

Long haired, and some short haired cats can get tangles that when left alone, can turn into tight, painful matts. These mats are difficult to get out. With patience and special tools, we can remove the matts relieving pain and discomfort.

How Old Should My Dog or Cat Be Before He Has His First Grooming Appointment?

Even though a three-month-old puppy or kitten is not usually in need of grooming, he should be taken to your groomer to get him used to full grooming gradually. This way he will learn to accept grooming as a happy experience that he will enjoy.