Saddle Soaps Morris IL

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Happy Paws Pet Care Services
(815) 347-1666
Joliet, IL
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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The Dog Wash, Inc.
(815) 467-5544
524 W. Mondamin St
Minooka, IL
Full service pet grooming & self service dog wash. $13 Self Service Baths & $5 Nail Trims. 15yrs experience. Once you come to us you will wonder why you went anywhere else. Your pet will look clean, smell clean, and feel clean. We do not do production grooming. It is one on one with your pet to elimate the stress for your pet. Self service prices include shampoo, towels, & dryers. We also groom cats.

(815) 729-1160
406 Moen Ave # 1
Joliet, IL
We are a full service grooming salon. Self serve wash available. Quiet & clean environment. Large or small, We love them all! Monday to Saturday by appt. Walk ins welcome.

Gail the Groomer
(630) 956-2245
328 Bertram Drive
Yorkville, IL
Professional, certified, compassionate stress free grooming in my home salon located in Yorkville, IL.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

All Fur Dogs
(815) 741-4346
2183 Marmion Ave
Joliet, IL

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All Paws
(815) 634-8664
690 S. Broadway
Coal City, IL
Coal City's full service dog and cat grooming. Insured, Certified, Member of N.D.G.A.A., Pet-CPR, and Gentle hands technique. Clean safe environment. Top of the line products and equipment. Dawn Carter is a kill shelter rescue worker and foster parent. She volunteer's her time assisting scouts in earning pet care badges. Discounts offered for seniors and military service members. Puppy/Grooming training and discounts for pups 3-9 Mo. Open strictly by appointment, days, nights, and Saturdays.

Diva Dogs Pet Salon
(815) 795-3372
600 Gumm Ave.
Marseilles, IL
I am a mulitple award winning stylist with nearly 20 years experience. I am a member of GroomTeam USA and was ranked among the top 10 stylists in the USA in 2006. I am pet CPR certified and a scissoring specialist. I work by appointment only, one-on-one with your pet. There are no barking dogs or other stressful distractions that come with a high volume shop.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Beauty Bone
(815) 726-4176
409 Allen Street
Joliet, IL
Grooming done in my home by appointment only. Also provides pick up/drop off service. Call Donna at 815-726-4176
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services

Tailwaggers Dog Grooming
(815) 941-2503
107 W Illinois Ave
Morris, IL

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K-9 Clippers
(815) 729-1160
406 Moen Ave Ste 1
Rockdale, IL

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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."


Saddle soap
Bucket of warm water
Nylon-bristle brush
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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