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A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, Inc
(847) 509-1026
Northbrook, IL
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting
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Pet Sitters International

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Mutt Hutt Inc.
(312) 243-3647
Chicago, IL
Services
Pet Massage, Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Fetch! Pet Care of Chicago Loop-Lincoln Park
(312) 235-2409
Chicago, IL
Services
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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Pet Sitters International

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Dog Splash Inc.
(773) 761-9663
7448 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL
Description
Award Winning Pet Stylist and Veterinarian recommended. We offer individualized holistic grooming services for dogs & cats.

Paw & Claw Cat Grooming
(773) 774-6222
7236 West Touhy
Chicago, IL
Description
We groom cats only, specializing in older and hard to handle cats. We have 30 years experience and can handle most cats. We are open Sat., Sun. and Wed., but appointments can be made 7 days a week from 8-6. We are very good a removing matting so we do not shave cats. Cats are not kept all day, we only need them for 4 1/2 hours.

Playful Paws, Inc.
(847) 419-1110
Prospect Heights, IL
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Specialty Pet Products, Dog Training, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Day Care
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Pet Sitters International

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KK's Pet Sitting & Dog Walking
(312) 731-2160
Chicago, IL
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Specialty Pet Products, 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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Pet Sitters International

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Alternative Pet Services Plus
(630) 947-6213
Glen Ellyn, IL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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The Clipper's Edge Pet Spa & Boutique
(847) 724-4120
1750 Dewes Street
Glenview, IL
Description
Located in a charming brown brick home that totatly caters to the 4-legged family members we have all natural shampoos and products. We offer a refreshing Grooming Or sign up for a morning of Backyard Buddies Daycare fun and than a relaxing groom in the afternoon shop at the boutique and pick out some fresh baked treats.

Dog World Inc
(773) 631-3990
6346 West Gunnison Street
Chicago, IL
Description
Our grooming section is owned and operated by Robert (Bob) Wahlquist who takes great pride in his work and has dedicated his life to working with dogs.

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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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