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The Critter Sitter and Grooming
(717) 593-0186
Greencastle, PA
Services
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Sittin'Pretty Pet Grooming
(301) 790-0466
6 N.Westside Ave.
Funkstown, MD
Description
All breeds dogs and cats. Your best friend groomed with patience, kindness and love. Open Tue-sat. by appointment. Safe all natural shampoos and dips. Safe room temperature drying. Express appointments available..
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Petsmart
(301) 665-2820
17740 Garland Groh Blvd
Hagerstown, MD
 
Aberdeen Acres Pet Care Centers
(301) 797-4147
10138 Garis Shop Rd
Hagerstown, MD
 
Petco
(301) 582-5081
17235 Cole Rd
Hagerstown, MD
 
It's a 'RUFF' Life
(443) 983-1892
Thurmont, MD
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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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Fairview Pet Kennels
(301) 791-1418
14121 Mann Ln
Hagerstown, MD
 
Bed Bath & Biscuit
(240) 329-4973
17619 Stone Valley Dr
Hagerstown, MD
 
Bow Wow Station And Spa Llc
(301) 393-5333
18212 Oak Ridge Dr
Hagerstown, MD
 
Canine Cuttery
(301) 733-0012
459 W Washington St
Hagerstown, MD
 
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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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