Pet parents choose Cain's
You know how beautiful your pet is, have them groomed at Cain's and show them off to others too! Grooming benefits go beyond just appearance though. Regular grooming promotes general cleanliness, helps monitor health by checking for sores or abnormalities, and prevents issues such as external parasite infestations and matting which can lead to skin irritation and infection. Regular grooming intervals are recommended to ensure a healthy and happy pet and can be discussed with your groomer.
Bathing sessions include bathing, ear cleaning, nails trimmed, anal glands expressed if needed, hand fluff drying, brush-out, cologne, and bandana and or bows.
Grooming prices vary depending on the breed, size, condition of your pets’ coat and desired style. All grooms include bathing, ear cleaning, nails trimmed, anal glands expressed if needed, hand fluff drying, brush-out, hair trimmed to breed standard or desired style, cologne, and bandanna and or bows.
Additional Grooming Services:
Capstar: $5 small dog under 25 lbs, $7 large dog over 25 lbs
Teeth brushed: $5
Medicated shampoo: $3-5
Nails trimmed: $10
Electronic nail filing: $5
Nails painted $10
Some dogs prefer to bring in their own shampoo and we are just fine with that.
Pet bathing and grooming services are available Monday through Saturday. Drop off is requested between 7:30 - 10 am. Express grooming services are available upon request and availability.
Frequently Asked Questions About Pensacola Dog Grooming
How long does it usually take?
Generally the pets are groomed in the order that they arrive, therefore, if your pet arrives later in the day, it may take longer to complete the groom. We ask that your pet is dropped off between 7:30 am and 10:00 am. If you need a later drop off time, please inform us upon making the appointment, and we will be happy to work with your schedule if possible. If the hair needs to be cut, we ask that you allow an estimated four hours so that we can wash, dry and cut the hair. If the hair is matted it may take more time. If there is minimal scissoring required, it generally takes less time. Cats, multiple family pets, and grooming on weekends may take longer. If you need your pet groomed "in and out", we may suggest you come at a specific time--usually the first thing in the morning. There may be an additional charge for this service. If you like we can call you as the groomer is finishing --that way you can come right away to pick up.
How much does it cost?
It depends on the breed, condition and individual temperament. The prices do not include dematting (extra cost)
Do you bathe the pet first?
In order to get an even hair cut, the hair needs to be clean so we always bathe the pet as part of grooming. Depending on your pet's breed and style, the groomer may do a "rough cut". After the rough cut, the pet is washed, dried and then the haircut is completed. In other cases, we may wash and dry the pet completely before starting the haircut. Most dogs are washed using an all purpose hydrating shampoo but we can vary the shampoo depending on your needs. After the pet is washed and rinsed, we may use a conditioner as well.
Can you groom my pet to the breed standard?
Yes, our groomers are familiar with the most of the breed standards and are very experienced with the more popular breeds. Many clients do not groom to the breed standard because the level of maintenance required. If you want to get your pet groomed to the breed standard, it is helpful to review with the groomer the breed page in the "All Breed Dog Grooming Guide" and/or bring pictures. Each dog is different and each person's needs vary, so a consultation can help you know your options and decide accordingly.
Can you do a puppy cut?
Puppy cut is a loosely descriptive term. With most breeds, we can maintain the cute puppy look. Most of the time, this means the hair is cut to the same length all over. Many people choose a "puppy cut" because it is easy to maintain but there is usually a choice of length. Your groomer can work with you to choose a style which works for your dog.
My pet's hair is knotted. Do I need to cut the hair short?
If the hair is allowed to knot or develop "mats", this is unhealthy for the pet's skin. Matting gets worse if the coat gets wet. Before washing the pet, it is necessary to brush out all the mats. If the hair is matted, it may be possible to "demat" the coat. Unfortunately, this can be painful and very time consuming. In some cases, dematting may cause or reveal skin irritation. If your pet is matted, we will advise you what can be done. If the hair can be dematted without causing pain to the animal, it may be possible to save the coat. If the hair can be dematted, there will generally be an additional charge. Otherwise, we may recommend cutting the hair short, which means applying the clipper behind or underneath the mats. If the hair is matted, we recommend meeting with one of our groomers beforehand to discuss your options.
Do I get the same groomer each time?
Some clients prefer to keep the same groomer. If your dog is nervous and/or you have very specific requests, we find that coming back to the same groomer works best because it fosters a relationship between the client, groomer and dog.
Can I stay with my dog and watch?
Our groomers are visible through our front lobby. However, if your pet can see you, this usually leads to the pet trying to be with you and can result in a dangerous condition. The groomer is working with sharp tools and looks to avoid additional stress and excitement. If you want to watch, take a peek from a distance but if you need to watch the entire time, you may want to consider in-home grooming.
Can I bring in a picture?
Sure! The groomer will discuss your options and try to achieve the same result.
Do you cut the nails?
Yes, We are able to cut the nails on most dogs. With some dogs, it needs to be done at the veterinarian. Long nails can lead to several issues including joint problems, broken or split nails. With nail cutting, there is always some risk of bleeding. Inside the nail is a blood vessel which grows with the nail. If the nail is allowed to grow long, then cutting the nail even slightly may result in bleeding. If the nails are black, the risk of bleeding increases. If the nail bleeds, we apply styptic powder to the nail. Regular nail trimming can prevent this.
What are anal glands?
The real answer is "something you don't want to deal with at home!" They are the scent sacs right under a dog's tail. Some dogs empty them naturally, some do not. Your groomer can check if they need to be emptied (expressed) and this is included in the price of a bath or groom.
How is my pet dried?
Usually with a combination of four different methods. While in the tub we will towel dry the pet and then use a high-velocity dryer that blows off the majority of water. Then we may use a dryer similar to a fan that circulates cool air all around them. The groomer may finish up with a stand dryer also known as a fluff dryer while your pet is on the grooming table. During all of these drying phases your pet is being supervised. All of these drying method are considered safe and have been in use for many years by grooming salons, veterinarians and kennels.
What if I don't like the groom when its finished?
Please tell us, we aim to please! On the occasion where a haircut is not to your liking, and it is a matter of a little more trimming here or there, the groomer can usually change it right away. In some instances, we may ask you to come again on another day in which case we can start again. If there are two or more pet owners responsible for the grooming result, it is important that they first agree on a style before giving the groomer instructions.