Friday, November 13, 2015

Pamper Your Pet at PetSmart #PetSmartGrooming

The time had finally come and I needed to get spruced up for the coming holiday season. So that means a date with the groomer. 

This post is sponsored by PetSmart and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about PetSmart Grooming Salons, but Spencer the Goldendoodle only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article.

Booking an Appointment

I decided to check out the PetSmart® Grooming salon, but needed moms help to schedule the appointment. While my mom was on the phone she learned that you can actually book you appointment online with your favorite groomer. Also you can get text alerts or emails notifying you when your pet is ready to be picked up.

Different Packages

PetSmart has several different packages to choose from, mom scheduled me for one of their Base Package: Dog Bath with Haircut and included an Add-On Package: Top Dog.

The Dog Bath with Haircut (perfect for dogs who need a bath plus a haircut) includes:
  • Oxygen-infused bath
  • Shampoo washing and blow dry
  • 15 minutes or more of brushing
  • Dematting and haircut
  • Nail trim
  • Ear cleaning, hair removal and flushing (if needed)
  • Scissoring feet and pad shaving
  • Sanitary trim
  • Anal gland cleaning
The Top Dog includes:
  • Choice of premium shampoo
  • Milk bath conditioner
  • Scented cologne spritz
  • Teeth brushing and breath freshener
  • Bandana or bow
Reminders Before Your Appointment
  • All pets need current rabies vaccinations and proof of vaccination from their vet. I was able to have my vet fax my vaccination to PetSmart.
  • Rabies Vaccination needs to be administered 48 hours prior to service.
  • They do not perform services on pets 8 weeks or younger.
  • Customers cannot go behind the double doors separating the Salon lobby from the grooming area. This is for the safety of their pets and associates.


When we arrived we met my groomer, Leslie Jean. She immediately came over to me and started petting me. She asked my mom several question:

  • "How do you prefer his hair cut?"
  • "Does he have any allergies?"
  • "When was the last time flea or tick medication has been applied?"
Leslie Jean then started feeling me for any mats, bumps or skin issues, she also checked out my nails, teeth, and ears. She explained to my mom that she would be bringing me in the back where she would be giving me my bath, trimming my nails, brushing my teeth and cleaning my ears, if needed. 

My mom then handed the leash over to Leslie Jean and she was off to do some shopping while I was getting pampered. 

I was surprised to learn about all the education PetSmart requires:
*Salon associates acquire annual safety certification and take additional course-work where they learn about dog anatomy, signs of stress and common pet medical conditions. 

*Groomers (those that give haircuts) receive an additional 400 hours of hands-on training. 

Another feature that both my mom and I loved is the viewing window into the store from the salon. It was fun watching all the customers shopping for their pet. With my separation anxiety it was difficult for my mom to watch me in the salon. Having the window for my mom to "spy" on me through the store sheaves was great.

Pawgress Report Card

Finally, I was done. Leslie Jean presented mom with a Pawgress Report card that noted what she found while grooming me. The different areas that she was able to report on was: skin, coat, ears, nails, teeth, and anal glands. This was a great tool the groomers use to make sure the relay any and all important info on to the owners. 

She did an amazing job taking good care of me and cutting my coat to my mom's standards. Check out my before and after shots, I look like a new dog who can finally see again.


My mom's favorite part was picking out my new bandana and charm. What do you think, am I ready for fall???


Finally, PetSmart Salons offer a "Look Great Guarantee," which is their promise that you'll be happy with your pet's service, or they will do whatever it takes to make it right - including offering your money back.

Learn More

To learn more about PetSmart or PetSmart Grooming Services visit any of these sites: Website, Book an Appointment, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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  1. Hi Y'all!

    Wow! You sure are lookin' handsome and ready for Thanksgiving!

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  2. You look so happy being groomed! Love the new bandana with your furs, it looks great on a super spiffed Spencer! Nice job!

  3. You look incredibly handsome Spence...ready for the holidays!

  4. Wow, you're looking good after that Petsmart grooming pal!

  5. Wow! Going to the dog groomer can be just like peeps going to a really nice hair salon and spa. As a cat, I never before knew that. MOUSES!


  6. You look terrific! There's nothing quite like a day of beauty!

  7. Our friends get groomed at PetSmart
    Lily & Edward

  8. For sure you smell good too :-) Golden Woofs

  9. Looking good! We loved out PetsMart grooming experience.

  10. Looking good Spencer! You are ready for the holiday! PetSmart did a great job grooming you. I love that they give your Mom a Pawgress Report Card. Did you get all "A"'s BOL

  11. Regular grooming is definitely a part of being healthy especially for long-haired dogs! You look great, Spencer.

  12. Spencer, you look great! Such a handsome boy. PetSmart did a great job!

  13. Wow, Spencer! You look so handsome after your grooming session at PetSmart!

  14. You do look ready for all those holiday festivities ahead of us, Spencer!

  15. Wow! Spencer, the girls are going to be following you everywhere! You look so handsome. ♥

  16. We have a breed that's never seen a groomer. When we got Bruin, and he was filthy and stinky and huge, we tried to see whether a groomer could help because getting him into a tub was out of question. Except groomers only had "tubs" too. They told us they'd clean him if we put him into the "high" tub. Duh! He was 150 lbs.

  17. They sure made you look handsome, Spencer!! It sounds like you had a nice experience, and it is really nice that your mom was able to peek in on you from the store.

  18. Spencer you look fabulous! Excellent review of PetSmart grooming services, we love our PetSmart spa days!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  19. Wow Spencer you look so handsome for the Holiday Season. Looks like you were a very good boy too. They sure seem thorough and well trained.

  20. You look great! I trust PetSmart to groom my dogs and I think they do a great job.

  21. You look great and now I really want to try PetSmart grooming - my momma says we'll give it a whirl prior to da holidays!

  22. You always look great! My two get groomed at Petsmart too!

  23. You look very handsome, Spencer! The PetSmart groomers did a great job on your fur. It sounds like they put a lot of time and effort into make sure that everything is just right for every customer.
    -Purrs from your friends at

  24. So glad you had as much fun as Tut did! Love the bandana!

  25. WOW they did a fab job and I love the before and after!

  26. SOooo beautiful! But, when you start gorgeous, you end gorgeous! Looks like Spencer liked it!

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  30. You seem to be enjoying your grooming session! That new bandana complements your fur beautifully, Spencer. You're looking exceptionally dapper today! Rope Leash Dog