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No Dogs Allowed L.L.C.
(860) 822-8383
P.O. Box 797
Baltic, CT
Description
A full service salon designed for the feline in mind. Quiet environment of no barking dogs on premise, stress free as much as possible and quietest grooming equipment available. 20 years of grooming and handling cats experience. We do allow small dogs of 30 lbs or under but on selective scheduled days. Open Tuesday to Thursdays from 9am to 4pm and Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays by appointment only.
Services
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

Conn Trail Kennels
(860) 649-0079
1270 Boston Tpke
Manchester, CT
 
Fancy Feet Pet Grooming
(860) 870-7054
593 Talcottville Rd
Vernon Rockville, CT

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Puppy Palace Pet Grooming
(860) 774-7913
59 Chestnut St
Danielson, CT

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Home Buddies by Camp Bow Wow South Windsor
(860) 372-1822
South Windsor, CT
Services
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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Pet Sitters International

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Shaggy Chic
(860) 643-0900
73 Tolland Turnpike
Glastonbury, CT
Description
Professional full service grooming for all breeds and sizes.Doggy daycare for dogs 0-25lbs. Clean and comfortable environment.Open Monday-Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Pampered Pooch
(860) 376-7808
39 Wedgewood Dr
Jewett City, CT

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Canine Quality Care
(860) 647-8401
485 Hartford Rd
Manchester, CT
 
Linda's Love On A Leash
(860) 572-0841
Mystic, CT
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, 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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Unique HouseSitters
(203) 788-8511
New Fairfield, CT
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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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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