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Homeward Bound
(508) 998-7557
New Bedford, MA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Melody's Pet Grooming
(508) 985-9855
74 Main St
Acushnet, MA
Description
Melody's Pet Grooming is family owned and operated. We have over 25 years of grooming experience. Melody's offers there services to all breeds of dogs and cats.Our services include basic grooming, dematting, and flea treatments as well.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Paws 'N' Claws Grooming
(508) 984-0901
376 Dartmouth St
New Bedford, MA
 
Melody's Pet Grooming
(508) 985-9855
74 Main St
Acushnet, MA

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Melody's Pet Grooming
(508) 985-9855
74 Main St
New Bedford, MA
 
Cosmopawliton Pet Grooming
(508) 525-9111
358 Middle Road
Acushnet, MA
Description
We offer a wide variety of grooming services with flexible hours
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Dedicated To Dogs
(508) 946-4333
134 Precinct Street
Middleboro, MA
Description
Take your dog to a FRIEND! Dedicated To Dogs provides home-styled grooming, daycare & boarding. When your dog is here, they are treated like family!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Crystal B S Spoiled Pet Spa
(774) 202-0235
474 Brock Ave
New Bedford, MA
 
Acushnet Animal Hospital Incorporated
(508) 998-2148
265 Main St
New Bedford, MA
 
Bubbles N' Paws
(508) 675-7734
1750 Pleasant St
Fall River, MA
 
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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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