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Lucky Hooves & Paws Pet Sitting
(540) 253-5239
The Plains, VA
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Middleburg Humane Grooming Salon
(540) 364-4766
4094 Whiting Road
Marshall, VA
The Middleburg Humane Foundation's brand new grooming salon opened in 2007. Our groomer, Samantha Carroll, has always been a natural in clipping and cleaning the shelter animals, and recently worked with seasoned groomers to learn the tricks of the trade! Funds raised through the grooming salon will directly benefit the shelter. Open Tues., Fri. and Sat. Please call for an appointment.
Grooms most/all breeds of Dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

(571) 248-4300

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Centreville Square Animal Hospital
(571) 312-9385
14215-L Centerville Square
Centreville, VA
Happy Tails Pet Care
(703) 830-7760
13826 Braddock Rd Ste H
Centreville, VA
Total Animal Care LLC Since 1998
(703) 609-2929
Haymarket, VA
Pet Massage, Specialty Pet Products, 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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4 Paw Spa
(703) 530-6261
9181 Cascade Falls Drive
Bristow, VA
Spa Service Packages Include: Pawdicures Bath & Brush Spa Service Package Full Spa Service Package Premium Spa Service Package
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

(703) 396-8631

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Goin' To The Dogs Mobile Grooming
(703) 830-6032
5812 Waterdale Ct
Centreville, VA
Yeppi Pet Grooming
(703) 815-1166
14200 Centreville Sq
Centreville, VA
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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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