NEW! Nail Clinics

For the time being we will be holding two nail clinics a week. These are first come, first served. I ask that everyone practice safe social distancing while waiting. Masks are required. If you usually come into the salon with you pet, you will not be able to do so any longer. I am holding the clinics when Sharon and myself are at the salon to assist each other with the more sensitive dogs. Your patience is greatly appreciated as there are many of you that do walk-in nail services. It will take us some time to get everyone caught up and back on schedule. Nail Trim Days, Times & […]

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NEW Drop-off / Pickup Procedures

Sonny’s Spaw is excited to re-open, effective June 1st. Please review and follow state-mandated guidelines to keep everyone safe and healthy. We appreciate your patronage and cooperation. Masks are required at all times. One client at a time will put their dog in the lobby area and remove leashes and collars. After you go out the door, the groomer will put one of our sanitized leashes on the dog. Consultations will be done over the phone. Once notified of pickup, you can pay over the phone via CC or have a pre written check ready. NO CASH!!! When picking up, please wait until the lobby is clear and come in […]

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New Research Shows That Petting Dogs Is Like A Drug For Our Brains

If you’re a client of Sonny’s Spaw, I already know you’re a dog lover. But did you know petting a dog is good for your brain? New research is showing exactly how petting a dog affects our brains, and it’s just one more way that dogs make our lives better. Here’s how petting a dog impacts your brain, along with other ways dogs improve our lives. How petting a dog impacts your brain You might think that our brains process all the things we touch in the same way, but it turns out that isn’t true. The brain divides things that touch our skin into three categories: “pleasant,” “neutral,” and “unpleasant.” […]

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Hairy Ears – To Pluck or Not to Pluck?

Following is a good read on new information veterinarians have. It is an old-school train of thought that every dog, every grooming, needs their ear hair plucked. This is a short, to-the-point explanation of my why I feel the way I do—the only thing missing is the amount of discomfort it causes your fur kids to have their ears plucked. Can you imagine how it must feel to them? I know I wouldn’t like it. No technique or products can eliminate that pain—so I choose to stick to a more gentle approach and will only do it when it’s absolutely necessary. Read the article >>  

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How Often Should Your Dog’s Nails Be Trimmed?

Did you know a dog’s nails grow at about the same rate your own do? If you are only trimming your dogs nails on a 6-8 week schedule, the quick is growing at the same rate as the nail itself. I can only trim so far back. More frequent nail trims, or even dremmeling, can keep the nails at a healthy length. If you’re not sure how often, think of it this way, about as often as you trim your own nails is about how often their nails should be trimmed.

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A Christmas Puppy Isn’t a Gift, It’s A Life

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, With no thought of the dog filling their head. And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap, Knew he was cold, but didn’t care about that. When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Figuring the dog was free and […]

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