Sonny’s Spaw Changes in 2022

2022 will be bringing a lot of changes to Sonny’s Spaw. We are expanding by adding a Self Wash location in Sequim. This means I, Mary, won’t be around the salon anymore. Please remember to allow my staff plenty of grace during this transition. Sharon will be taking on the role of manager in my absence. If you have questions or concerns, kindly direct them to her. If you are unable to resolve the issue with her, she will refer you to me. Regardless of the issue, I do insist on my staff being treated with respect. A lot of you have been with me since the beginning and I […]

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Houseplants Poisonous to Pets

When it comes to indoor plants, did you know, some are hazardous to your beloved cats and dogs? While many plants are perfectly safe, others can range from mildly irritating to downright lethal. Here’s a list to get you started on the path to keeping your furry friends safe. Additional Tips Make sure to know the botanical name as well as common names of plants, as some go by the same common name. Keep contact information for your regular veterinarian and local emergency vet clinic handy. When possible, take a picture or bring a sample of the suspected poisonous plant to your veterinarian for positive identification, which will assist in […]

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Pet-Friendly Houseplants

As winter brings on colder, shorter days and we transition from spending time outdoors to indoors, you may be thinking of adding cheerful houseplants to your indoor spaces. If you have dogs or cats, the following list of non-toxic houseplants will enhance your living space and keep your pets safe.

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We Need Your Preferred Grooming Schedule 2022

Salon hours Monday- Saturday 9-5 (closed Sunday) Please fill out with your Preferred Grooming Schedule for 2022. Please note, we will get as close as we can but cannot guarantee you will get your exact desired day and time. I will be doing schedules in the order they are received—requests must be made in writing! Groomer schedules are as follows for 2022: Mary, Monday-Wednesday, 9-5 Sharon, Tuesday-Friday, 9-5 Michele, Monday-Friday, 9-5 Brandi, Tuesday-Saturday, 9-5 Thank you all for another amazing year, 2021 has not come without it’s challenges and we are excited for a calmer year in 2022.

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We have a new groomer!

Ladies. Gentleman. Dogs. Cats! I am excited to introduce you to our new groomer, Brandi! Brandi is Sharon’s daughter, she’s moving here to be closer to her mom. And lucky for us, she LOVES dogs as much as her mom. The lines are open, we will be scheduling her with dogs starting this week. She’s also a cat groomer. Brandi will be working Saturday’s and Monday’s right now, maybe Thursdays, and taking my Fridays where possible. Please do not worry. I will still be doing some of my more special cases, but if I ask you to give Brandy a try, know that I trust her, you should too. Please […]

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When Is It Too Hot For Your Dog?

The Simple Way for Knowing When It’s Too Hot For Your Dog With such unprecedented hot weather this summer, following are a few simple guidelines to keep your dog safe. When Is It Too Hot to Take Your Dog In the Car? When it comes to deciding whether to leave your dog in a hot car, the rule couldn’t be simpler: do not do it—even for a few minutes, even on a mild day. The Simple Way for Knowing When It’s Too Hot to Walk Your Dog The Five Second Rule: Place the back of your hand on the sidewalk, pavement, or whatever outdoor surface your dog would walk on. If […]

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Top Ten 4th of July Pet Safety Tips

Many pet owners don’t realize just how terrifying fireworks can be to a dog or cat. The safest and best bet for celebrating this Fourth of July with your pets is to exclude them from holiday festivities. Instead, find a safe, secure spot in the home for your pets while you go out and enjoy the loud bangs, bright lights and spectator fun. Your pets will appreciate the quiet a lot more than you’ll enjoy the noise. Here are ten excellent tips on how to keep your pets safe this 4th of July. If this will be your first Independence Day with a new puppy or kitten, please don’t leave […]

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How to Calm Your Dog Naturally

Behavioral changes are a good indication your pet is stressed by something. Sometimes the changes you notice are caused by a medical problem, but just like us, pets can experience purely mental or emotional stress following a change in routine or exposure to loud or new noises, among other causes. Instead of simply relying on medication to mask symptoms, why not try a few natural remedies to calm your pet’s anxiety? It may take time to figure out which one(s) your pet responds to the best, but is worth trying, for their comfort. TIP: If you know your dog will be placed in a situation that might feel stressful, such […]

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5th Annual Customer Appreciation BBQ

I’m so excited. 5 years is huge and we are so grateful to this community. There’s no other way to celebrate this milestone than with the people who have made it possible. For our Fifth annual customer appreciation pawty we will be holding a #raffle to benefit Prison Pet Partnership, a program near and dear to my heart. RAFFLE tickets are $2 each. We have local small businesses donating products and gift cards – if you would like to get in on that, please let me know. Essence Coffee Roasters will be donating a very generous basket with some of their locally roasted coffee. Cynthia from Best Friend Nutrition – […]

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