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Critter Capers
(540) 242-4712
Stafford, VA
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Specialty Pet Products, 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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Paws n Claws Pet Grooming
(540) 419-9043
6 Little Field Drive
Fredericksburg, VA
Description
Owner and groomer Kim Lockwood has had 15 years experience as a Veterinary technician. In 2006 she graduated from Groomadog Academy. She studied under Master Groomer Kathy Saunders. Kim limits appointments to ensure that every dog gets the attention they deserve. All dogs can be groomed to breed standard or custom cut to your wishes.Open Monday-Friday from 7am-6pm.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Aquia Grooming
(540) 628-0065
2789 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Stafford, VA
 
Sittin' Pretty Pet Salon Inc
(540) 288-1500
711 Garrisonville Rd
Stafford, VA
 
Lauries Pet Grooming
(703) 441-0222
3869 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Stafford, VA
 
Jocelyns Pawsitively Purrfect Pet Grooming
(540) 371-2800
36 Debruen Lane
Fredericksburg, VA
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Welcome to your pets place for a Fluff and Feel Good Groom. Here at Jocelyn's we offer full service grooming for you dog or cat. All breeds, never a sedative, positive attitude, and always have your pets well being at the forefront. We will work within your budget whenever possible, understanding todays economic climate. Give us a call for Your Pets Better Hair Day.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

PetSmart
(540) 785-9851
1421 CARL D SILVER PKWY
FREDERICKSBURG, VA

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Droolstrings
(540) 659-2205
148 Oakwood Dr
Stafford, VA
 
Gone To The Dogs Pet Salon Inc
(540) 288-2555
418 Garrisonville Rd
Stafford, VA
 
Aquia-Garrisonville Animal Hospital
(540) 659-8140
878 Garrisonville Rd
Stafford, 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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