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Pretty Paws
(413) 443-0191
370 Pecks Road
Pittsfield, MA
Description
A full service salon and doggie daycare. Our groomer and owner, Kathy Kazura is a committed pet lover who strives to provide a friendly and loving environment catering to all your dog grooming needs. Your dog will be given the VIP treatment. Open Tuesday-Saturday. Grooming by appointment. Nail trimming also done on walk-in basis.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Petco
(413) 448-2707
690 Merrill Rd
Pittsfield, MA
 
Shamrock Professional Dog Grooming
(413) 443-9700
1050 South St
Pittsfield, MA
 
Purfect Cat Grooming
(413) 443-7485
15 Daniels Ave
Pittsfield, MA
 
Pet Sitting & More
(774) 319-3756
Norton, MA
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Animal Inn
(413) 442-3472
120 Hubbard Ave
Pittsfield, MA
 
Shamrock Professional Dog Grooming
(413) 358-4816
1050 South St
Pittsfield, MA
 
Shaker Hill Pet Resort
(413) 499-1580
1634 W Housatonic St
Pittsfield, MA
 
Leash Love
(781) 596-4244
Lynn, MA
Services
Pet Massage, Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Grooming, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Bren-Lin Farm Pet Services
(978) 430-9236
Still River, MA
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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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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