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Purrfurred Pet
(919) 671-2733
Raleigh, NC
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Groomer Ruth Pet Salon
(919) 366-2663
15 East 3rd. Street
Wendell, NC
Over 15yrs. as a Trained Pet Stylist. NDGAA Member (National Dog Groomers Assoc. of America)Hand Scissoring and Styling for your pet to fit your life style. We love your pets like our own. We groom Cats too. Open Wed. through Sat. @ 8:00am Morning Walk-in welcome. We Accept: Visa, Mastercard,Personal Checks, and Cash.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Vet Referred

You Lucky Dog Daycare Inc.
(919) 788-8388
8604 Jersey Court
Raleigh, NC
Our groomer, Kathy Lopes, is very experienced in all types of cuts and grooming services. She is available by appointment to take care of all your dog's needs. We are also a doggie daycare and boarding facility.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

(919) 554-6938
11835 RETAIL DR.

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Vipet Resort
(919) 875-9899
5014 Lacy Ave
Raleigh, NC

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(919) 329-2844
1304 Cool Spring Road
Raleigh, NC
An exclusive home-based grooming business accepting a limited clientele. I will give your pet my undivided attention from start to finish. I only do one dog per day unless you have a multiple dog family. I offer a full range of grooming and styling services. By appointment only. References available.

Bark Grooming, LLC
(919) 665-9767
6300 Limousine Drive Suite 102
Raleigh, NC
By Appointment pet grooming. For appointments (919)665 - 9767 please leave message. We do not groom aggressive, or tick/flea infested pets at Bark. We are trained groomers with a hands on training from Nash Academy of Animal Arts. Grooming since 2003. Environmentally friendly products and state of the art equipment. Ask for a tour! Absolutely no heated cage dryers. Minimal crate usage facility, if any. No all day stays.
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Chatham Animal Hospital
(919) 342-5487
105 Oceana Place
Cary, NC
Our groomer Leigh is very compassionate. She is skilled in breed standard as well as "puppy" cuts, face feet fanny trims, summer shave downs and de shedding baths. All dog are bathed, brushed, toenails trimmed and ears cleaned.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Durant Road Animal Hospital & Kennell PLLC
(919) 847-5533
10220 Durant Rd
Raleigh, NC
Quail Corners Animal Hospital
(919) 576-1177
1613 E Millbrook Rd
Raleigh, NC
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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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