San Francisco, CA
Really people? You get what you pay for. My dog was there almost 5 hours and the haircut was choppy and uneven. Her hair was almost stringy. Really looked bad.
I was told the owner was trained by a master groomer tho was not one herself. I would never have known the difference between what she does and what a good groom is had I not done my homework after getting Fluffy back. I spoke with a "master groomer" and she told me that it is all in what is included in the service. The less you pay for, the less you get. Time is money and those who have low prices have high volume and can't do the quality work that should be done. My dog is a yorkie with a curly=ish coat. I guess if a dog is cage dried it is not a good thing. I had heard it was. She told me that drying helps remove stuff off the skin that even the best hand bathing can leave behind. She suggested I look for a place that uses a bathing system as it uses a fraction of the shampoo as hand bathing. My dog itched like crazy when she came home. I rebathed her. She also said coats when properly dried are straight and tangle free. This is the base for a great haircut. Once propperly prepped(her word) the cut looks better and holds the style longer. (provided your dog does not swim in the Willamette River) The cage dried coats dry naturally and are not straightened and you get results like mine. Gross. This groomer was nice to offer so much information(much more than I included here) and never asked who had groomed my dog. i told her anyway.
Bottom line if you want your dog groomed poorly yet cheaply, this is the place. Nothing wrong with it. Cheap is as cheap does...If you want your dog to look good and be correctly groomed go elsewhere but expect to pay for it. I was quoted $58 for my 5lb yorkie. I am considering it to see the difference as I think it will be worth it. I want my dog to be comfortable AND look good.