There are so many questions people in Phoenix have about mobile dog grooming, so here are some common ones with the answers.
Will the mobile groomer need to use my home's water or electricity?
No, our grooming van has its own electric generator and a large fresh water reservoir, and we have a another tank that holds our gray water that we empty back at our office. On very rare occasions we may have to borrow your garden hose to refill the fresh water tank, but this doesn't happen very often.
Is the water you use warm or cold?
We always use heated water. Could you imagine being bathed with cold water?
Am I allowed to watch while my pet is being groomed?
This is one of the most common questions pet owners ask us, and unfortunately the answer is no. If it were up to us we would love to have you watch the groomer work, but the insurance policy we work under doesn't allow it. We understand though, we'd want to watch our dog being groomed too.
Is it true that frequent bathing and grooming can dry out a dog's skin?
This actually isn't true. We use a very mild and hypoallergenic shampoo and conditioner. We chose these brands because they are safe to use once a week. In fact, many veterinarians recommend that dogs be bathed at least once a week with a medicated shampoo if they have skin or coat conditions.
Can I provde the shampoo to use during the grooming?
Absolutely. Many of our customers prefer to supply the shampoo for a variety of reasons, from health to how it smells. As long as your product is rated pet-safe or prescribed by a veterinarian we can definitely use it.
Why does mobile pet grooming cost more than a regular salon?
The value a mobile groomer offers you far surpasses that of a traditional salon. For example, the most obvious benefit is that we come to you, saving you time, money and aggivation. There's no fighting with traffic or rearranging your entire day to schedule drop offs and pick ups. In addition to the time savings, using a mobile dog groomer also saves you gas. There is also a lot of value in receiving a one-on-one service. Your dog will have its groomer's undivided attention during the appointment. There's no worrying stress from being caged or cage drying. Of course the entire van runs on gas, and propane is used to keep the water warm, and those items cost money for us just like everyone else. It's for these good reasons and a few others that the cost of mobile grooming may be a little more, but the treatment, attention and convenience you and your pet will receive give the experience a value you'll want to repeat again and again.