Archive for April, 2010

Self-Serve Dog Wash Is Up and Running!

YAY!  After lots and lots of hard work and late nights, the Loyal Biscuit Co. Self Serve Dog Wash is now open for business!!   Check out these step-by-step videos of how the dog wash works!  The super model dog in the videos is our own Tyra Banks of dogs – Miss Fenway!

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Our self-service dog wash includes:

  • A waist-high professional grooming tub
  • Tropiclean shampoo of your choice 
  • Fluffy towels (please on per washing)
  • Warm water
  • High velocity, pet safe dryer
  • Grooming table
  • Assortment of grooming tools

No appointment necessary! Our facilities are available on a first come, first served walk-in basis. 

The Rules:

  • All dogs must be on a 6’ or shorter leash or in carriers at all times under the control of an adult.
  • Pets are not allowed to be left unattended at any time. 
  • Disruptive and/or aggressive dogs may be asked to leave, at management’s discretion. You may make an appointment to come back before or after regular business hours.
  • Children 16 years old and younger must be attended by and under the supervision of a parent or responsible adult at all times.
  • Last wash is ½ hour before closing time (we close at 6 pm M-F and 4 pm on Sat.).

IMPORTANT SKUNK POLICY:

To ensure a pleasant environment for all, if your dog is sprayed by a skunk, you must first wash your dog thoroughly at least once at home and pass our “sniff” test before we will allow you to use our facility. If your dog gets sprayed, mix 4 cups of hydrogen peroxide, ¼ cup of baking soda, and a tablespoon of dish detergent. Sponge this mixture onto the effected areas and let sit for 30 minutes and then rinse. Follow this up with a good dog wash. We also sell skunk odor neutralizing formula’s that you can use before you bring them in to be washed. 

Prices:

Wash usage fees are charged by the size and/or coat type of your dog, to make the prices appropriate to the amount of water, shampoo and tub time needed by each customer.Because we charge by the type of dog, there is no time limit, so please take your time and enjoy bonding with your best friend during his bath. 

SMALL & MEDIUM DOGS – $14
LARGE & EXTRA LARGE DOGS – $16
EXTRA THICK COATS – $18

Frequent Wash Program:

After nine washes your tenth wash is FREE with our frequent wash program! 

Please note that dog washes are not part of our Loyal Biscuit Frequent Buyer Program, nor can Frequent Buyer certificates be redeemed for dog washes.

Emergency Wash Program

Ever let the dogs out before bed only to have them visit Mr. Skunk or roll in the smelliest pile of who-knows-what out there? With our emergency wash program, call us when the store is closed, and if we are free, we will be more than happy to meet you at the store so you can clean your friend up. Emergency wash fee is $75.00—please call 691-1340. Please note that if your dog does come face-to-face with Mr. Skunk, you must first bathe him at home (see Skunk Policy above).

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Are you using kids toys for dog toys?

Please take a moment to read the following information that was sent to me via email.  This is in regards to using stuffed children’s toys for dog toys.

Toy warning

Posted by: “Karlyn Berg” Date: Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:02 am ((PDT))

 Last night at agility class, a vet, who is a fellow agility student, was telling us about a case she had this week. The dog ate a child’s teddy bear and was very sick. When she opened the dog up to remove what she thought was an intestinal obstruction she found a huge gelatin type mess inside and the dogs intestines were black and the tissue dead. The dog will die as no surgery can fix him up there was no living intestine left from stomach to colon.

 This was not an obstruction. …. so she called the manufacturer of the Teddy Bear on a quest to find out what the gel was and what killed the dog. Turns out the stuffing in children’s toys contains ingredients for flame retardants and mite control! It is designed to become a gel. It is highly toxic. Now you would think a child’s toy would be safe because it is for children, but they don’t expect a child to eat the stuffing of the toys.. hmmmm that seems a bit scary too. But we all know dogs demolish stuffed toys.

 So do not give or buy your dog any children’s stuffed animals. Some people get them at Goodwill, etc. The vet will be posting a warning and story and I will send any other facts as needed and as I learn more. Maybe some children’s toys do not have this ingredient, but better to be safe then sorry. So meanwhile, make sure all your dog toys are for dogs. Please pass this on… it is a horrible death she described and one that can be avoided.

 Karlyn

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