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Doggie Dude Ranch
(515) 382-1444
26962 Sand Hill Trail
Ames, IA
 
Paws Playhouse Ltd
(515) 233-5951
923 N 4th Street
Ames, IA
 
Only Home Grooming
(515) 231-1436
5222 Texas Circle
Ames, IA
 
Petsitting Plus
(319) 235-9020
Waterloo, IA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Urban Hound Dubuque Iowa
(563) 583-5434
1870 Asbury Rd.
Dubuque, IA
Description
A full service pet wash. All furry friends are welcome. Offering walk-in self serve and appointment grooming. All pets are hand dried and given individual care. No cages used. Open Tuesday-Sunday.

Ames Pet Hospital PC
(515) 292-8885
1400 Dickinson Ave
Ames, IA
 
All Pets Animal Hospital
(515) 233-1756
107 E 2nd St
Ames, IA
 
Pet Medical Center Of Ames
(515) 232-7204
1416 S Duff Av
Ames, IA
 
Pampered Pets
(319) 266-4946
Cedar Falls, IA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Country Clips Dog Grooming & Boarding
(641) 535-4035
415 S. Chapman St.
Russell, IA
Description
I work out of my home Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Hours are 7am- 5:30pm I have been in business since 1998. I groom all breeds of dogs, and some cats. I do evening and weekend appointments on occassion.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

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Saddle Cleaning Tips

"Proper cleaning is perhaps the most neglected and misunderstood part of taking care of leather goods," he says. "It's also one of the most important things you can do to extend the life of your saddle. This process should take you about 30 minutes if you complete it on a regular basis, perhaps once yearly depending on frequency of use and the saddle's overall condition."

Materials:

Saddle soap
Bucket of warm water
Nylon-bristle brush
Sponge
Leather conditioner - oil- or wax-based product
Soft rag or scrap of sheepskin (available from a local saddlemaker)

Saddle-Cleaning Steps:

1. Using saddle soap, water and nylon brush, clean the saddle with just enough pressure to work up a lather on the leather. Remember to thoroughly clean areas that directly touch the horse (fenders, stirrup leathers, billets, latigos and back cinch).

2. With the sponge and water, flush clean the areas you've lathered. This process removes surface dirt and opens the leather's pores, which releases dirt that's penetrated the leather.

"Don't be afraid to use lots of water in this step," Schwarz offers. "It won't hurt the leather as long as it's allowed to dry immediately."

3. Allow the leather to dry completely.

4. Apply leather conditioner. Use a scrap of sheepskin if it's an oil-based product or your hands for a wax-based conditioner. Pay close attention to areas that contact the horse.

If the leather is particularly dry (evidenced by stiffness), use 100-percent neatsfoot oil...

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