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Sandy Nolan
(253) 254-9333
Gig Harbor, WA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Joy of Pets
(253) 353-6717
Lakewood, WA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Styl'n Dogs
(253) 589-2037
8415 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA
Description
In our full service grooming, we believe that pets are people too and each have their own peronallities. We treat every pet as our own. If you feel more comfortable washing your pet yourself we have a self service wash. Just call for an appointment. In our boutique we carry organic and healthy foods and treats. We have toys, apparel, pet jewelry, beds and much more.

Hello Puppy Pet Grooming
(253) 584-4207
5929 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA
Description
Hello Puppy is a full service dog grooming shop. Along with the full service grooming we offer hair dye for your dog. Such as pink, blue, red, green, yellow, purple. We are a small grooming shop that takes great sadisfaction in our work. Our shop hours are Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm

Paw Spa for Dogs
206-878-DOGS (3647)
22309 7th Ave S Suite 1E
Seattle, WA
Description
Paw Spa for Dogs is an exclusive dog boutique and full service dog salon located near the marina in downtown Des Moines. We love dogs and strive to ensure that all our clients enjoy a stress free groom in a clean and loving environment.Call today to schedule an appointment and see why every dog wants to be a Paw Spa dog!!

Spoiled Rotten Pet Sitting LLC
(253) 381-1736
Burley, WA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Pampered Pets Plus
(253) 278-4168
Tacoma, WA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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The Paw Spa, LLC
(253) 589-0848
9832 Gravelly Lake Dr SW
Lakewood, WA
Description
Certified, professional grooming by Amanda Dellinger. Professionally trained with 9+ years of experience. See our website for more info!

Golden Shears Pet Salon
(253) 927-7784
1500 S. 336th St.
Federal Way, WA
Description
Specializing in geriatric dogs, terriers and scissor finishing. Two IPG Certified Master Groomers on staff. Gentle, quality grooming.

101 Bark Avenue Dog Grooming
(206) 249-8888
4622 S. 288th PL
Auburn, WA
Description
Bark Avenue is located on the edge of Kent, Auburn, and Federal Way. We offer a variety of grooming services and reasonable prices! Federal Way to far to drive? We can pick up and drop off your dog for you! Please ask us about or pick up service when you call and make an appointment. Discount for service dogs.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

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Shoe for Rough Ground

 BY JENNIFER ZEHNDER • PHOTOS BY TED SHANKS

These four tips will help ensure your horse remains steady and sound over rocky terrain.

SHOE CLIPS
Unfortunately, says Shanks, clips received a bad rap from veterinarians back in the 1980s. At that time, not all farriers understood the science of applying the devices, and the technique remains a fear factor for most. Shanks and Teves prefer a handmade clip with a thicker base to the thin clips included on most factory shoes. Handmade clips “get in” the hoof to a small degree, rather than resting outside the hoof. The farriers burn, rather than hammer, clips into the hoof, and prefer to use quarter clips, which are located in the vicinity of the first and second nail holes on a hoof. This strategic setting keeps the shoe from being driven back. Hoof CareGOOD NAILS
It’s not always technique, but rather the location of the nail holes in a shoe that determine whether a nail “seats” well, Shanks says. Not only is finding a shoe that fits important for soundness, but so is finding one that has nail holes that meet a horse’s individual contours. A shoe with a nail hole close to the outside edge of the hoof is counter-productive for a horse with a low-angle hoof or steep hoof walls, Shanks says. When in doubt, farriers should build a shoe and punch their own holes for a truly custom fit.Hoof Care

PROPER FIT
Ill-fitting shoes work against your horse in rough terrain, exposing him to shoe loss, hoof damage and lameness. Manufactured horseshoes are available in hundreds of styles, sizes and weights, and farriers can also forge their own should ready-made products fail to provide the proper fit. The key is to purchase or build shoes that remain well-fit weeks after the final nail has been clenched, Teves says. Beveling the rough edges on each shoe further reduces snags.Hoof Care

POUR-IN PADS
Pads are the most common treatment for a tender- or sore-footed horse, and are also used to prevent soreness and injury. In rough country, h...

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