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Alternative Pet Services Plus
(630) 947-6213
Glen Ellyn, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Ann's Pet Service, Ltd.
(847) 697-2407
Elgin, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Happy Paws Pet Care Services
(815) 347-1666
Joliet, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, 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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Canine Clippers
(630) 420-9925
1419 Plainfield/Naperville Rd.
Naperville, IL
Description
We have Gentle Hands and Loving Hearts. We specialize in hand scissoring and take all types of grooming appointments cat, dog and some exotics.Flexible drop off and pick up times.Pick up and delivery is available.We also have competition groomers.CPR certified groomers. Call for more information.

The Barking Lot Of Wheaton Inc.
(630) 752-1612
217 S Main Street
Wheaton, IL
Description
Our groomer and owner, Megan Alexander, is a committed pet lover who endeavors to provide a friendly and enjoyable environment catering to all of your dogs grooming needs. She is a grooming school graduate and will make every effort to ensure your pet enjoys the grooming procedure. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Open Tuesday-Saturday.

Jane's Pet Sitting Services
(630) 347-9916
Downers Grove, IL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Linda Kroman
(630) 272-7717
Streamwood, IL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Bark-A-Lounge Pet Salon Inc
(630) 898-4600
657 South Route 59
Aurora, IL
Description
We are the Aurora/Naperville area's number one grooming salon. We groom all breeds of dogs and cats. We do specialize in Terriers. We are the recommended groomer by most of the local veterinarians. Hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 to 5:30, Saturday 8:00 to 4:00.

Bella's Family Dog Grooming & Boutique, Inc.
(630) 739-5388
765 E. Boughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL
Description
We are a family owned and operated dog/cat grooming salon. We have (3) certified groomers to groom your (4) legged friend to your specifications. We use all natural shampoos and hand blow dry all dogs/cats. Each pet also goes home with toys and treats after each grooming. We are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please call to make your appointment in advance.

Gail the Groomer
(630) 956-2245
328 Bertram Drive
Yorkville, IL
Description
Professional, certified, compassionate stress free grooming in my home salon located in Yorkville, IL.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

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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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