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Pampered Paws Grooming
(219) 464-2359
3253 Wintergreen Dr
Valparaiso, IN
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New to the Valparaiso Indiana area, serving porter county area Pampered Paws In home grooming service. I will come to your home to groom your pet or pets.experenced everything you get at the groomers except your loving pet leaving his or her home to go sit in a cage for hours to get groomed. let me take all the hassel out of going to the groomers your pet will love you for it . Thank you!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Rose's Clip & Dip
(219) 926-8335
831 S Park Dr
Chesterton, IN

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Gold Clipper Kennels
(219) 324-5000
2328 N US Hwy 35
LA Porte, IN

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Home-Alone-Pets, Inc.
(317) 450-2126
Indianapolis, IN
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, 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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KTE IN YOUR HOME PET BOARDING
(765) 564-4757
Delphi, IN
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Arbor View Animal Hospital
(219) 762-7267
Arbor View Animal Hospital
Valparaiso, IN
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Low stress home atmosphere. Any size breed welcome. Pre-groom consultation. Special attention for puppies & older dogs. Thorough handbrushing & gentle de-matting. Shedless treatments. Double bath & hand blow dry. Coat conditioning. Nails clipped & filed. Ears plucked & cleaned. Pretty bows or bandanas and cologne if desired. Personalized gifts made from your pet's "After Grooming" photo.

Laurie's Precious Paws Pet Grooming
(219) 872-2962
3701 Dorchester Rd
Michigan City, IN

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Brent Burns
(317) 979-8607
Indianapolis, IN
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Cotton & Co. Pet Sitting
(317) 984-5737
Noblesville, IN
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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A+ Pet Care
(765) 525-6133
Shelbyville, IN
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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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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