#PetcoGrooming: Brownie’s First Grooming Experience!
We’ve never had Brownie groomed before. Tobey wasn’t ever groomed, so it just never occurred to us, I suppose. But Brownie’s fur and hair are very different from Tobey’s, and with her beard on her snout, we realized we may need to take some visits to the groomer. Last week, the girls and I took Brownie to get groomed by a Petco Certified Stylist, and we are THRILLED with the results. Our sweet girl has soft fur, a nice neat beard, and smells great almost a week later! We are SOLD on this grooming thing.
Brownie’s still young–an older puppy–but she’s a roller. She loves rolling in stuff we don’t want her rolling in, so she needs more frequent bathing than any dog I’ve had in my whole life (which is fine!). She can also escape from a harness like no other dog I’ve had, so having someone else get her cleaned up makes my life a lot easier.
PLUS… oh, what a difference! My husband always says how Brownie’s fur feels so weird and not soft at all…apparently, we needed to be using conditioner on her coat. It made a HUGE difference after her bath and grooming at Petco. The stylists who work at the Glastonbury store fell head over heels for our sweet girl and were fawning all over her…she was doted on and treated like royalty.
I also have to confess that I am *really* bad with clipping dog’s nails. I live in fear of cutting their paws or something. Tobey always used to lick the clippers, so I always just waited until my husband got tired of reminding me and did it himself. The groomers noticed immediately that Brownie’s nails were a bit long, and they got them nice and short for us with buffing. And of course, since I had the girls with me, they wanted some pink paw-lish on her nails. So Brownie’s been all blinged out for days.
Petco Grooming offers many pampering options from a basic bath to a full spa service from Petco Certified Stylists at more than 1,200 locations. They do a 7 Point Pet Care Check before taking your pooch in for services to check for abnormalities, too. I found it was also a way for the stylist to help Brownie feel a bit more at ease, as she was talking to her in a soothing voice as she did the check. It was very clear that our stylist and the other 2 stylists assisting were well trained and professional…which helped me feel at ease. I was a little bit nervous since we’d not done grooming at all before, and I didn’t know what to expect.
We opted for the Full Service Bath plus the Pick 3 Spa Package. The girls were dying for Brownie to have a Blueberry facial (ok, ok, I was too)! We also chose the paw-lish and the nail buffing for our other 2 options. They were (sadly) out of bows so Brownie came out smelling and looking fabulous in a pretty blue bandana. We even had her beard trimmed and the Stylists evened out the hair above her eyes where I had tried to trim a while back (and did not succeed in a straight cut). Petco accepts walk-ins (which we did, as we weren’t able to get in soon enough with our closer location) for á la carte services for a wide range of pet-grooming needs such as nail trimming, ear cleaning, and teeth brushing, among many others. You can read all about their offerings here.
If only we could keep her little beard dry, but every time she drinks water…it’s soaked. It’s definitely making LESS mess on our floors since she’s had her trim!! Doesn’t she look fabulous?
Have you tried Petco grooming? Do you bring your dogs to get groomed? We’re already planning our next appointment with our stylists!
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This blog post is part of a paid Megan Media and Petco Grooming blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.
That pink paw-lish is so cute! We had our boxer’s nails done too and loved how long the paw-dicure lasted from Petco!
Meghan Cooper says
How cute are those nails!?
Rhonda Grisham says
My Tucker is a real messmaker! He got into the garbage yesterday. Yep, it was everywhere!!
Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey says
That sounds like a great service! Our two furry friends would love some pampering too. Brownie looks adorable and the painted nails sounds so cute!
Bonnie @wemake7 says
Awww Brownie is so adorable. This is great that Petco offers services like this.
It totally makes sense that dogs need conditioner too, lol! Love her pink nails.
Rebecca Swenor says
I have to admit that I have never given my dog a spa day at the groomers. This is something I am going to have to do for sure. Brownie looks like she had an amazing time at Petco and I love the nails. Thanks for sharing her experience and the giveaway.
HilLesha O'Nan says
Aw, Brownie is adorable! I have a furbaby of my own and would love to take him to a place like this. But alas, there isn’t a Petco in Evansville, IN yet.
She is a very beautiful dog. I love how they groomed her. They did a wonderful job with her!
What an adorable dog! A trip to the groomer at least once a month is a must for our fur babies.
Awwww…your Brownie looks adorable!! I love her blinged out toes!!
Chrystal | Nevermore Lane says
Awwww sooo cute. I have never used Petco pet grooming services. My vet has a groomer right in her office and they are right down the street. Makes it easy when you have two dogs.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Oh she is a doll! I absolutely love that they painted her nails. That’s too cute!
Inspiring Kitchen says
Brownie is adorable! She made me miss my dog. He also loved to get dirty. Lol.
Rhonda Grisham says
I love this! Brownie looks so sweet! I have 2 furbabies and my oldest, Tucker is a huge messmaker. If it hits the floor, it’s his…no matter what it is and yes, he will chew it up..lol