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Fort Wayne Grooming
(260) 415-0898
2414 Glenwood Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Pet Stylist Natalie Hoskins has been grooming for 13 years, specializing in puppies and difficult dogs. Evening and weekend appointments are available! Pick up and delivery available.
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

Waynedale Grooming Salon Inc
(260) 747-5483
2715 Lower Huntington Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Lynn Swager owner has 25 years in the grooming business. I make your pet my priority. We only use all natural products at my salon. All pets get a hydro-surge bath which deep cleans as well as massages. All groomers must attend seminars to keep up to date on what best for your pets. We also sell all natural pet foods, treats and supplements to help keep your pet clean healthy and happy.

Amanda's Countryside Pet Retreat
(260) 672-1040
9158N - 250E
Roanoke, IN
Description
Our relaxed, state-of-the-art countryside facility offers skilled grooming, low-stress boarding, pet-related retail, and expert breeder referral. Our owner, Amanda, has groomed dogs for 18 years and shown dogs for 5 years. She is a member of several prestigious breed-related dog clubs. Mon-Fri grooming hours, also Sat & Sun boarding hours.
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

Joy's Poodle Grooming
(260) 483-0237
2227 N Clinton St
Fort Wayne, IN

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PetSmart
(260) 436-7323
1760 APPLE GLEN BLVD
FORT WAYNE, IN

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Pooch Parlor Pet Grooming, Supplies & Gifts
(260) 471-4440
3704 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Vickie Bailey-Moon, certified pet stylist, believes that if a dog is treated with kindness he will welcome coming back to be pampered and groomed by a friend. Based on that philosophy, Pooch Parlor soon grew and now has two additional pet stylists grooming alongside Vickie and a new much larger building that has an addition a pet boutique up front to further pamper pets and those who love them.

Go Dog Go! Pet Salon
(260) 490-6848
1536 W. Till Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Our groomer/owner Jasmine Pokorny and groomer Kimberly Yaggi are committed pet lovers with combined 17 years experience. We Strive to provide a safe and friendly environment for your furry four legged friends. Evening and weekend appointments are available and we are open Monday-Saturday. Kitties are welcome too!

Paws-N-Suds
(260) 484-7837
2812 Hillegas Rd
Fort Wayne, IN

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Northeast Pet Grooming Inc
(260) 485-8657
5621 Stellhorn Rd
Fort Wayne, IN

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Dupont Animal Care Center
(260) 489-7100
534 E Dupont Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
 
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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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