Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
She has a heart murmur and could not be sold at the pet store where she ended up. The owner of the store opted to donate her to a local rescue rather than send her back to the breeders, where she would have likely been euthanized.
Shelby is wonderful with my two kids. As rough and tough as she can be she will settle right down to cuddle with my son Ross. When Maggie tries to dress her up she is docile and loves the attention. She has been a great addition to our family.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
There is an additional $10.00 charge to a shave down of a dog, of any size that is matted to the skin or covered with urine and feces.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
First because I love my husband, Frank and my kids Ross and Maggie. My son is in first grade this coming year and my daughter is starting half day UPK and daycare at Watkins Glen Central School. I don't want their memories of summer to be of their Mama not having time to be with them on adventures. We have two family adventures planned. Making time for my family probably seems pretty obvious.
My second reason for committing to time off is so that I don't get burned out. It is important to me that I continue to offer excellent service. I love what I do and love the dogs that I work with. I want that to continue. I am purposefully planning time to relax, rest, and rejuvenate. When I am away I find I can't wait to get back into the swing of things. I want it to always be this way. My goal is to offer love and excellence in service and I feel that taking a bit of time away helps me to continue in this goal.
Please be aware the two adventures as we like to call them are July 2 - July 11 and August 15- August 23. The best thing to do is to call ahead to guarantee an appointment.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
This is Peabo. Though she didn't much care for her bath, she did do very well.
Peabo is a young Shitzu. Regular grooming is important beginning at a young age. It is recommended to start the grooming experience as early as you can in a dog's life. Though grooming can be a little scary because of the noises and new experience it is very good for the puppies. It helps them in many ways:
1. To readily accept grooming throughout its life
2. It accustoms the dog to being handled
3. Socialization to new people, places and experiences
This little girl was a joy! Shitzu's are known to be very sweet and gentle...Peabo was no exception. I throughly enjoyed having her come to the parlor. I can't wait to see her again!
Labs are far less involved than poodles when it comes to grooming. It requires a good comb out, bath, drying time, nails and cleaning of the ears.
Poodles need to be groomed on a more frequent schedule. Here Cooper has a short cut and a short Sweetheart Moustache. A short cut is advisable for most poodles because of the ease of care. However if an owner is diligent in keeping the hair brushed and free of matts then a longer cut is possible.
Morgan was a Christmas gift to my Father from Mom and us four kids. Cooper was adopted only this past summer from a niece on my Mom's side of the family. They are great friends and keep each other and my parents company.
I understand that at night Cooper will jump up on my Dad's lap and watch TV with him. They are both wonderful pets. Nothing beats the unconditional love of a family pet.
Meet Sam. He is a sweet Lhaso Apso. Though young and new to being groomed Sam doesn't mind the grooming process and is very well behaved. He belongs to Terah owner of Younique Hair Salon, located on Rt 79 in Burdett, NY.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Happy Tails wishes you the best of luck! Come back and visit soon!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
These 12 week old Maltese twins, Abby and Cody came in last week. As expected they were a little nervous a first. I bathed them together hoping that it would relieve some of their nervousness.
Abby was a little braver than Cody. He was a very sweet and shy guy. She was more out going and willing to check things out. After their bath they were dried and fluffed. I trimmed the hair on their bodies and on their faces and cut their nails. They were very cute. Above is the finished look and at the top Abby and Cody's first bath. These little twins did wonderfully and I can't wait to see them again.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Josephine came from Eine Kleine Kennel in Hamden, NY. She was a year old July 2009. After having bigger dogs I decided that I wanted a "fu fu" dog that would be a constant companion for me around the house. The name Josephine was to be a name used for a child, but Frank and I decided that we would stop with two. So Josephine was used for our four legged daughter. So she named after Frank's Grandmother. The name Pre is a joke really. When I was asking to adopt a third dog and looking for a poodle at the same time Frank had said the asking was just a pretense that I knew I'd get her. So pretense became Prepentz! (Pre Pentz) She is a very fun
dog. When I brought her home I had a homemade "puppy pocket" and she road the five hours bundled in it. To this day she loves to dive under blankets and curl up. She also LOVES to ride. I say to Ross and Maggie "okay, it's time to go!" and Josie is dancing at the front door waiting to run to the van. She is never far from me either. If I go upstairs...she follows. If I head to bed....she follows. If I am grooming....she runs to her kennel in the parlor. Even now she is curled up on the couch right next to me. I love this about her. She is great company. She loves people, other dogs, kids and car rides. Grooming, she could take it or leave it! IMAGINE THAT!
Friday, December 4, 2009
My husband had recently lost his dog of 16 years, Sandy. I thought that he "needed" another pup to love. We were on a date and stopped at Walmart Molly and her other litter mates were in a green truck. I peeked inside to get a look and saw a sign "FREE PUPPIES". I then convinced my husband that we should adopt one. We went on a hunt in Walmart to find the individual giving away the pups. Luckily we found them before they left. My husband picked up the little blond lab-looking pup and home we went. Frank named Molly and I gave her brown as a middle name because of her little brown nose. She is a Lab, Chow, and Rottweiler mix. She loves people and her WHOLE body wags when she wags her tail. She is a wonderful dog that loves walks, frisbee and children.