The Dirty Dawg Salon
Drop-ins welcome! Other hours & weekends by appointment only.
Compassionate care specializing in elderly, fearful, and sensitive pets.
|Itchy - The Drity Dawg Mascot hard at work...|
|Well, somebody has to keep track of the towels...|
|Click here for Itchy's Story.|
|" Itchy - a contradiction of impressions"|
Itchy couldn’t jump onto the couch -- but knew she wanted to be there. She trembled and tried her hardest not to flinch when I reached for her, but in her little heart, she knew WITHOUT A DOUBT that little girls are wonderful friends, so she slathered my little grand-daughter with kisses and begged to be picked up!
Meanwhile, I figgered out that she would "YIP" if she needed to poo outside, but would discreetly piddle on the bathroom rug. I mean really, if you gotta piddle inside – is there a better place?Without a doubt Itchy KNOWS SHE IS A RANCH DAWG! She absolutely loves to go on rides with the Big Dawgs and the mules! Of course, a ride home ON a mule is only the just due of a Princess Dawg! The view from above is far superior and low-keyed growls and yips keep the world in line.
|Always ready to ride - even bareback!!|
|Rydem cow dawg!|
|Ahhhh, this is the life!|
Cathy has been my close friend for over 40 years. Also having a background in the greyhound industry, Cathy will not only be bringing scads of dog handling experience, but also her business acumen to the shop. Training here in the shop, attending various grooming classes at Pet Expo in Las Vegas, coupled with ongoing dermatology training with local veterinarians, I'm sure you will all be pleased with the quality of her work (and yes, she does Iguanas too!).
|Tools of the trade|
It is Diane's philosophy that the haircut is only part of the process. A calm, relaxed dog is the key to a successful finished product.
The following prices are estimates only, dependant upon matts, coat density and length … somewhat negotiable.
$20 up to Shu Shitzu size
$30 Cocker size
$40 small Aussie size
$50 up to
$65 for giants: Labradoodles, Danes, Rotties, Akitas, etc.
CLIPPING: breed specific or owner’s choice, add approx $25 to cost of basic wash up to
Again, these are ball park figures, let’s talk!
|TRAIL OF TEARS!|
|Please help us maintain our cage free status--potty your dog before coming in! I will happily clean up the parking lot.|
|Looks can be deceiving!|
|1. Not brushing DEEP enough can lead to moist skin and resulting bald spots. This dawg’s owner did not want a complete shave down, but it was necessary with the needed skin treatments and bald spots.|
|2. I had to first attempt a shave with a #7 blade just to be able to really get the dog clean, here are some of the problems I encountered under her visually glorious coat…|
3. Bald spot; red and irritated, flaking skin. This was a clean, well cared for dog--I suspect that the heavy coat made thorough rinsing of shampoo difficult, and also hard to dry completely.
|4. THIS rear end is where that smell was coming from! This is the doggy equivalent of a diaper rash.|
|As you can see, this is a well-loved little dawg, but the owner was unaware of the importance of having a professional care for the long, thick coat. Regular grooming ensures that your pet does not suffer from underlying skin conditions.|
And now for a quiet moment...
|Roll over the pictures of Max & Wheaton to see the transformation.|
|Triple tiny tots - Before||Triple tiny tots -
|This little cutie was quite a chore...|
|She has pretty big ears and I reeeeally had to thin out her mane due to matts.|
We cordially invite you to our 1st Annual
St Pawddy's Day Celebration & Open House
Come join us for an afternoon of dawgs and refreshments!
Meet Diane and Cathy, and see how far The Dirty Dawg Salon has come since the fire ten years ago.
Let us show you the neat stuff we've learned about your dawg’s skin, hair, and ears by attending classes at Dermatology 4 Animals and attending classes at the SuperZoo Pet Expo in Las Vegas every year!
Owner/Operator Diane Lisonbee has had a lifelong affinity for animals. From horses to snakes, I have the experience to handle them all in a calm, authoritative manner that garners instant respect and trust from the most unruly or fearful animals.
My background as an artist gives me the anatomical knowledge to realize that many situations of resistance are actually based upon fear of pain. A simple adjustment in the way of holding a leg can bring relief to a stiff hip or knee.
Realizing that most undesirable behaviors are based upon boredom, My farm atmosphere provides stimulus and interest on a steady basis, rather than hours of boredom and isolation punctuated by hysterical excitement.
Offering leashes and collars for sale, The Dirty Dawg Salon will also offer classes on obedience and home grooming.