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For the love of the Animals LLC
(540) 327-5494
Leesburg, VA
Services
Pet Massage, 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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Fetch! Pet Care of Rockville - Gaithersburg
(301) 637-5416
Montgomery Village, MD
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Top Dog Grooming Salon
(571) 223-5580
840 S King St SE
Leesburg, VA
 
Top Dog Grooming Salon
(703) 669-8085
840 S King St
Leesburg, VA

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Loudoun Cat Care
(703) 574-3766
2 Cardinal Park Dr
Leesburg, VA
 
Cathie's Pet Sitting Service
(240) 401-8686
Germantown, MD
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Vanity Fur at Seneca Hill
(703) 450-6760
11415 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, VA
Description
Our grooming shop is located in a two year old, 27,000 square foot, exqisite, full service pet care facility, containing a Hospital, 140 dog & cat Resort & Spa, Boutique, Swimming & exclusive Day Care program. All-breed grooming is done in a first class environment. Open Tuesday through Saturday. Appointments are necessary.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Livestock Grooming services

Old Mill Kennels
(703) 777-4183
91 Lawson Rd Se
Leesburg, VA
 
Shadows Retreat
(703) 327-6454
22313 Evergreen Mills Rd
Leesburg, VA
 
Petsmart
(703) 669-5056
510 E Market St
Leesburg, 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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