Granny Gayle's Grooming
I created my company to help people who need their pets groomed at their homes during the Corona Virus Pandemic. When the Pandemic finally ends, I will continue to provide at home services for dogs and cats, because it is a better way to have your pet groomed. It is more relaxing for the pet and pet owner to have their pet groomed and given back as soon as they are done. It also allows me, as a groomer to concentrate on only your pet(s), instead of three or four other groomers at a shop. I do the whole thing, from pre-bath or brushing, to beautiful smelling sprays and complimentary bows or ties.
Just give me a call and I will be glad to spend time talking to you and prove that I"m the right choice.
My entire life I have loved animals. There were times when my parents would not allow me to have pets, and I used to sneak kittens, and frogs, or turtles into the house. As soon as I was out on my own I accumulated numerous pets, and loved everyone of them. I was a teacher for 30 years and during that time I tried to intertwine the amazing healing affects that pets can give to people when they are angry, depressed, lonely. Now that I am retired, I have this amazing opportunity to care for all kinds of animals, espectially dogs, and I just love it. I can see every type of pet and breed of dog whenever their owner needs me. Making pets feel safe and secure whether as a sitter or a groomer, I'm here for you. I have just started my business, as I feel it is necessary to provide grooming services or pet sitting services to anyone who needs them. I work thress days a week at a grooming salon. I am a responsible person who has been a teacher for 30 years. I usually tend to educate my clients on facts that they may not know about their pets. I am an honest, responsible and trustworthy person. References are available.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I would like to visit your home and meet your pet before coming to your home for pet sitting. If you are interested in grooming, I will speak to you on the phone, provide pictures of your breed to see what you like. I will discuss your pet's personality, likes, dislikes, previous grooming experiences, and facilities available to groom in. I know that bathing your dog in the kitchen sink may not be realistic. I have items that will allow me to safely groom your dog in your tub, and of course clean up afterwards. Give me a call and I will discuss anything you want.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
While I have said before, I was a teacher for 30 years. While it doesn't work towards grooming per say, I believe my teaching experience and having my endorsement in English as a Second Language, my masters in Literacy, help me communicate with my clients, I earned my Dog Grooming certificaton from Stafford Career Institute, but learned most of my skills working at Brit's Clips in Coal City, IL. While I am realatively new to grooming, I have confidence and skills required to do grooming well. You can visit my website to see photos of my work, or ideas of grooming cuts. You won't be disappointed.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
Grooming Prices Bathe and brush out: SMALL Dogs (5-30lbS) $35.00 Medium Dogs (31-60) $45.00 Large Dogs (+60 lbs) $60.00 De-Shed Treatments add $10.00 Full Haircuts (includes bath): SMALL Dogs ((5-30lbS) $47.00 Medium Dogs (31-60) $57.00 Large Dogs (+60 lbs) $73.00 Any Shaved Double Coated Dogs will start at $65.00 and go up with size (Husky, shepherd, Labs, Akitas, Malamutes) Nail trims FOR: SMALL Dogs (5-30lbS) $7.00 Medium Dogs (31-60) $10.00 Large Dogs (+60 lbs)$12.00 Paw Pad trims- $7.00 Nail Painting - $12.00* Teeth Brushed and future OWNER INSTRUCTIONS - $5.00 Anal Glands Expressed -$5.00
All baths and hair cuts include ear cleaning, anal glands at owners requests, nails clipped and grinded, sanitary shave, paw pads if needed, and bathed two times with High Quality shampoo and conditioner for final rinse.
When booking an appointment, please let me know ahead of time if your dog is severely matted or is suspected of having fleas, so I will be able to allow more time in between appointments. *If you want your pet’s nails polished, please let me know when booking and tell me the color.
Dog sitting will be negotiated due to each pet needs and owners desires. I am sure we can come to an agreeable price.
How did you get started in this business?
I am disabled, and needed to supplement my income. I was offered an opportunity to work in my friends grooming shop and loved it immediately. She gave me guidance and with going to school I feel I learned quickly and have completed at least 100 hours of grooming time. I love a challenge in designs you may want your fur baby to have. My website is Grannygaylesgrooming.com. I am updating it constantly with pictures of ideas for your pets and my clients pets that I have done. I come to your home so your pet will feel comfortable and safe. I clean up afterwards so you don't have to worry about a thing. Give me a try. I'm always running some type of special.