Nosework Is the Secret to a Calm, Happy Dog You’ve Never Heard Of Nosework is an activity that taps into your dog natural desire to hunt by harnessing their unique ability to detect scent and determine the source. In training, dogs learn to find one of three hidden scents (birch, anise and clove). Nosework classes are set up so reactive dogs can still play! Nosework is excellent for high-energy dog because it provides mental stimulation as well as enrichment. Nosework is fantastic for senior dogs. The bonding opportunities are endless! No prior experience needed, but leash training is suggested. Classes are taught by Mary Kiskern, a certified dog trainer with the Karen […]Continue reading
No More ‘Short Notice’ Grooming Appointments
Greetings, For the last few months we have been able to make short notice grooming schedule changes and get dogs in pretty quickly. The good news for us is that we are booked out about 6-8 weeks again. The bad news for all of you is that we will no longer be able to meet short notice changes for the foreseeable future. We will not be able to get you in right away, so please pre-book your grooming appointments ahead of time. The best thing is to schedule your appointments out at least 4 months. I appreciate all of your patience and understanding. Mary and the Sonny’s Spaw Team #sonnysspaw […]Continue reading
2023 Grooming Fees
In March of this year I restructured the pricing model to measure from the ground to shoulder. I have never priced by breed, as so many breeders do not breed to standards, it was an unfair system. Pricing by weight of dog for grooming also creates unfair pricing as some taller dogs were not being charged enough for the time spent grooming them. So this year I shifted gears to measuring your dogs. Some of you who have been with me the longest may have only seen a $5 increase, sometimes $10, and I never measured the dogs. You all were grandfathered in as longtime customers. Unfortunately going into the […]Continue reading
6th Annual Customer Appreciation Day
July 6th is our 6th anniversary and we like to celebrate YOU! Although we’re not hosting our annual BBQ this year, we are still showing our appreciation for our wonderful community of fur babies and owners. I’m putting together a fantastic raffle basket full of goodies from Best Friend Nutrition, plus a $100 gift certificate for grooming at Sonny’s Spaw, total value $500. Your pet will be automatically gifted 1 raffle ticket for each year you’ve been with Sonny’s Spaw. All dogs will get at least one raffle ticket if new to the salon in 2022. Increase your odds of winning by purchasing addition raffle tickets on sale now for […]Continue reading
We Are All Together Again!
I want to shout out to my amazing crew, yesterday was our first day all working together in our new location. We are so grateful for everyone’s continued support and patience during this transition. I am blessed to have such an amazing group of women willing to show up for this pet community. Being able to provide job security and living wages is one of the greatest things I have done as a business owner. I was able to set up retirement accounts for my team and by the end of this year I will be assisting with their medical care premiums. Reinvesting back into my employees makes sense to […]Continue reading
Save When You Support Local Businesses
Sell it Saturday: Spend $50 in any locally owned small business the week prior (7-day period) and get $5 off your wash at Sonny’s Self Wash. Our local economy is important to us. Small business is the back bone of that economy. We want to thank you for helping to support small business owners in Clallam County. Must bring receipt for purchase of $50 or more. Present at time of checkout. Must be a locally owned small business – no corporate backing. Can only be redeemed on Sell It Saturdays. Not to be redeemed with any other coupon or discount. Receipt from prior 7 days only, one receipt per visit.Continue reading
Sonny’s Self Wash Grand Opening!
Come check out Sequim’s new pet-focused self wash—grand opening THIS SUNDAY, before the Super Bowl y’all—come join us, February 13th between noon and 3pm! We have lots of amazing raffle baskets from: BestFriend Natural Pet Market; Tedesco’s gift card; One Auto Detailing; kitchen gadgets; children’s picture books by local author Kelly Lenihan; dog toys; gift cards from Sonny’s Pet Care (that’s us)! One fun basket with puzzles and a baby glass candle holder valued at 75$ last time I checked. Plus more fun prizes! Valentine’s pet photos available by appointment at $15 apiece. Raffle tickets are $2 each or 15 for $20. Drawing will be held at 2:45. Net proceeds […]Continue reading
We Have Kid’s Gear
Check out our adorable pint-sized aprons! A few of you have come in with your little people and I thought they should have their own gear to help. How cute are these!! Maybe not as cute as my little tow-headed friend here.Continue reading
Sequim Food Bank – Donate Here!
Stella is sniffing out our empty donation bins for the Sequim food bank. I just discovered they are no longer able to keep bins at Petco, their biggest donation location. Stop by and drop off dog and cat food—bags, cans, wet, dry—it all helps! Food banks donations have gone way down. Stella said pleeeaazssee!Continue reading
Our First DIY Dog Wash Client!
Our first self wash client, EVER, a Keeshond! Her mom has been trying to groom her in the shower at home. Keeshonds are double coated dogs, very low to the ground, back-breaking if you have to bend over in a tub at home. Today they used the the jumbo dog room so they could use the electric lift tub and table. Easy peezy, lemon squeezy!! They’re coming back tomorrow to wash their other dog too. I’m excited to get to know this whole family better. Thank you Sue and Barbara!Continue reading