We take the responsibly of caring for your pet very seriously. We have put into place safety steps to ensure their well being.
We offer tours of our facility at any time we are open. We have paw print windows so you may watch pets being groomed. We don't allow owners to be in the grooming room while their pet is being groomed for safety of the pet. Most pets want to get back to the owner and are happy to see them so we ask that the owner stay out of sight to ensure the pet stays calm and relaxed until we are done with the sharp scissor we use to trim them with.
Our entire staff has to take educational classes in order to work here. They must complete a First Aid/CPR every 2 years to ensure if an issue comes up they are equipped to handle it. We use PetTech hands-on learning. We also have a Vet a few doors down from us that we can bring pets to if it would be needed.
All of our Groomers have gone to extensive grooming school and receive continuing education during their employment at Designer Paws Salon. Some of our groomers compete in grooming contests around the country.
All of the products that are used on the pets or a around them are all label for pets. Our face wash is both hypo-allergic and tearless to ensure pets' eyes stay safe. We only use non-pesticide products on pets that have fleas. When working on a pet infested with fleas we spray around the table as we work on them and then bomb the salon after we close.
The cleaner we use (Best Shot 256 Disinfectant) kills staph, salmonella, E. coli, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, bordetellabronchiseptica, canine distemper, feline picornavirus, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, rabies, pseudorabies, streptococcus, canine parvovirus, viruses, bacteria, fungi, mold and mildew as it cleans, disinfects and deodorizes. Kennels and grates are clean after each pet. Tubs, tables, and floors are scrubbed daily. We also have a UV light in our HVAC system to kill 99.9% of airborne virus like bordetalla.
We use the best equipment on the market for the safety of our pets. Every single table in our salon has a Groomers Helper which keeps dogs from spinning off the table. We use belly bands to help the older dogs stand and keeps them on the table. We have ramps to all our big tubs so dogs can walk up it and not have to jump. Each table we have is a hydraulic so big dogs have a much easier time getting on them. Pets are never allowed to be left unattended in a tub or on a table.
We kennel pets to keep them safe from the hazards of other pets. Some pets are ok with other pets but some are not so we kennel everyone that is in our care. This ensures we have no dog fights or injuries. Our kennels have a lock bar on them so pets can not open the doors themselves.
All pets must be up to date on
Dog Vaccinations REQUIRED: Rabies, DHPP, and Bordatella
Cat Vaccinations REQUIRED: Rabies, FVRCP
Rabies and distemper are both Zoonotic disease meaning humans can get them from animals. So for the safety of the other pets in our care the health of our staff we will turn away any pet that doesn’t have these vacancies or titers up to date.
We keep very detailed notes on each pet that comes to the salon. We can keep track of lumps and bumps point out new things that are growing on your pet. We will also know if your pet has back or hip issues so we can watch out with how we pick them up and handle those types of pets.
We have no heated kennel dryers or heated dryer boxes. Our kennel dryers blow room temperature air. We always have a staff member in the kennel/bathing room watching the pets.
In addition to all of our safety precautions we are also insured.