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Housecalls For Cats
(434) 589-4383
Palmyra, VA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pet Motel and Salon
(434) 295-3679
1187 5th St. SW
Charlottesville, VA
Description
A full service boarding and grooming facility. We were established in October of 1975 and in September of 1997 moved into our current facility which provides the ultimate in boarding and grooming. Feel free to stop by and inspect our facility - tours are always welcome!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Pantops Pet Salon & Spa
(434) 293-2424
504 Pantops Shopping Center
Charlottesville, VA
Description
Charlottesville's Professional Dog Grooming. A full-service salon and spa specializing in canine clips, bathing, and therapeutic treatments. We understand the importance of your pet. It is our goal to provide a pleasant spa experience for your pet and to deliver a professional bath and haircut for you.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Animal Connection LLC
(434) 296-7048
1701 Allied St
Charlottesville, VA
 
Creatures Great & Small Inc
(434) 973-4437
3036 Berkmar Dr
Charlottesville, VA
 
Pampered Pets
(434) 293-7387
601 Concord Ave
Charlottesville, VA
Description
Our grooming team headed by Bianca Woodson is committed to provide a pampering environment catering to all of your dog and cat grooming needs. Grooming appointments available Monday through Friday and bathing appoints are available Monday through Saturday. We start at 7:30 and would like all pets in by 10 AM.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Pet Salon and Spa
(434) 293-2424
504 Pantops Shopping Center
Charlottesville, VA
Description
Welcome! We are a full service salon and spa specializing in canine clips, bathing, and therapeutic treatments. We understand the importance of your pet so it is our goal to provide the most pleasent spa experience for you both! We believe that your satisfaction determines the health and stability of our business. Please visit our website for information, directions, and pictures! M-F 8-5
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

The Canine Clipper
(434) 978-4602
5120 Burnley Station Rd.
Gordonsville, VA
Description
Offering professional grooming, home style boarding and doggie daycare. Over 30 years combined grooming experience. Providing a trusting, caring relationship with your pet that lasts a lifetime is our goal.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Animal Hospital of Ivy Square
(434) 658-0967
2125 Ivy Road Suite #2
Charlottesville, VA
 
Fietz Michael R
(434) 977-4600
200 Georgetown Way
Charlottesville, VA
 
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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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