Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Our dog washing and pampering service includes anti-moulting treatment free of charge!

These lovelies are all being treated to our premium 'bath, blow dry and nails' service, which is so much more than just a 'dog wash'!   We give each and every dog their blueberry facial, to clean and freshen their face and eye area, but the really great thing is that we use specially formulated de-shedding (anti-moulting) products for our smooth or double coated breeds, such as Labradors, German Shepherd Dog, Akita, Pug, Bulldogs. These products combined with a fair amount of elbow grease and specific grooming techniques enables us to remove so much of the dead hair from a dog's coat that the difference afterwards it quite amazing. Up to 80% less shedding hair around the home, and a soft and shiny, glossy coat that positively announces good health and happiness!
If you or a family member suffers with allergy issues related to dog hair, treat your dog to a beautiful de-shedding bath and blow dry and you will immediately see a reduction in the hairs around the home.  Have them bathed by us monthly and see if that allergy problem is alleviated. Don't forget, we have a 'Splash n Dash ' promotion every Monday and you  can get 20% off this premium service between 9am-4pm

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Genie (ex Dunroamin)has a Valentine Pamper

Genie Bradburn

We love to see the dogs from DunRoamin come in for a pamper after they are re-homed. We always see such a difference, which goes to show that dogs DO know when they are loved and settled and secure, of course they do.  There is a look in the eyes, a certain confidence and it is wonderful to see.

Genie came to us for a bit of TLC when she was with Dun Roamin and now that she has found her forever family - she is back for a pamper ready for Valentines Day!

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Sany runs for Dun Roamin (in a dog costume, of course!)

James 'Sany' Sandford the Dearly Beloved of our very popular groomer Shauna, will be running 12km in the Great Midlands Fun Run in a big dog costume, for Dun-Roamin' Rehoming. So please help him raise as much money as possible to help shelter and feed these abandoned dogs. Any donation will help even if it's a £1, these dogs deserve a better life and with this money it will hopefully make their time at the shelter better before they are rehomed! They're will be a sponsor form and money jar in the Mutley Makeovers shop so any donation will be much appreciated! Let us help Sany make this a successful fundraising run!
Here is a link to donate - all donations are welcome large or small, it all helps those lovely dogs! Donate Here!

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Valentine's mutley makeovers!

A handful of this week's lovely guests!

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Dog Grooming on a Sunday

We are open for dog grooming services every Saturday and Sunday. We find that these are our busiest days of the week, probably because we do not open in the evening, and many people have to work 9-5 Monday to Friday so Saturday in particular is a popular day!
We do find Sundays are slightly less busy, and this is because people expect us to be closed as are many other dog grooming salons. We do have to abide by Sunday selling regulations and so our hours are 10-4 on Sundays, and 9-4 Mon-Sat inclusive.

Molly Morgan watching out of the window after her pamper last Sunday

Friday, 30 January 2015

Where can I get my dog washed?

If this is a question that you have been asking then look no further!  Our premium dog washing and grooming service includes many little extra touches that will ensure that you get great value for money when you bring your dog to us for a bath.

 Every dog that visits us is thoroughly checked over for any visible signs of health issues,  and his or her skin and coat is assessed before we start. We can then choose the perfect formula shampoo and  conditioner to use to get your pet looking and feeling fabulous.
Every dog receives a blueberry Facial which is tearless and really give the eye area a really good clean, removing tear build up  and helping to reduce staining. The facial also gets the rest of the dog's face sparkly clean, and is specially good for heavy jowled dogs who tend to wear their dinner :)

Breeds that are known to shed hair quite heavily are all given a de-shedding treatment which is super effective at removing all the loose dead hairs, so your pet is left with nice shiny new hairs (and you won't have so much hair around the house) . This also helps if any member of your household is allergic to dogs as it helps remove any dander and debris that can make allergies worse.

Once your dog is squeaky clean, we may apply a conditioning treatment followed by two thorough rinses, and then we wrap him or her in warm towels and start the drying process. We use hand held force dryers to dry most of our visitors' coats, nervous dogs can wear a happy hoodie, (a soft towelling hood) which reduces the noise of the dryer and makes the experience much more relaxing for them. We also have a specially designed thermostatically controlled cage dryer which we sometimes use for very nervous dogs, and for dogs who don't like the hand held dryer used near their head and ears.
Beautiful Bella the Golden Retriever enjoys a pamper

While your dog is being dried and brushed, even more loose hair is being fetched out of the coat leaving him shiny and glossy and healthy looking. The ears are then cleaned with a special solution to get rid of any wax and grimy build up.

Every dog who comes in has their nails checked and trimmed as a matter of course, and finally, a spritz of our own exclusive cologne,  and a smart bandana completes the look!

Our clients always tells us that when they bring their dog to us, the effects last for a long time afterwards, their dog smells lovely and feels amazing, is happy and comfortable and loses much less hair around the house!  A quick wash of the dog at home, just doesn't do the same thing at all!

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Grooming dogs of all shapes and sizes!

At Mutley Makeovers, we welcome dogs in for pampering whether they are large or small and whatever breed they are. In the same day we can go from a tidy up for a 4lb Chihuahua to a full makeover and de-shedding treatment for a 70kg Newfoundland!  Different sized dogs bring different challenges.
For health and safety's sake we always book the giant breeds in when we have more than one groomer available to lend a hand, and we do need to book a double appointment for the biggies! The main challenge when grooming a large breed of dog? Keeping your back healthy!

Big Dog grooming tamworth Birmingham
Our big beautiful and much missed friend Pablo, sadly no longer with us. Miss you, buddy!

Giant breed dog grooming bathing Tamworth Mutley Makeovers
Chocolate Newfoundland Cadbury loves her pamper sessions at Mutley Makeovers. She fills the walk-in hydrobath!

Kelly puts in the hard work trimming Cadbury's undercarriage!

small dog breeds grooming Tamworth Mutley Makeovers special care
It's the Little and Large Show! Tiny Chihuahua Pumpkin having a 'cuddle-dry' in Shauna's arms. Cuddle-dry is a favoured technique with tiny or nervous dogs as it gets them part way dry while they bond with their groomer.

 While the tinies require extra gentle handling, they are also usually very quick moving and if they have developed an aversion to having their feet touched, the challenge is on, to find a way that is acceptable to them so that they can learn to accept the attention! ( We have sometimes found that tricky, fidgety nails can be trimmed if the little one is removed from the grooming table and instead, cradled in a colleagues arms for the procedure.) We find something that works for each individual

Sometimes the little ones can be fiesty! Here is little Penny Gladwin, who sometimes pulls this face when we are about to trim her nails! The trick with Penny is to ignore the awful faces and just carry on, and she is fine :)