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Grooming & Bath
About Our Grooming Spas
The Pet Set has been awarded many accolades since our beginning in 1975 for its pet grooming spa. We are an exclusive member of the National Dog Grooming Association of America (NDGAA) which is reserved for certified master groomers only.
We offer grooming and bathing in spa services at both The Pet Set locations (Briarcliff Road and Piedmont Avenue). We do offer mobile spa services that come to your front door!
Before it was all the rage The Pet Set was already using all natural and organic soap free shampoos, conditioners, and coat enhancement products on the pets we serviced. Sometimes we think we invented the going Green everyone is looking for.
We offer a wide range of products to meet any pet's skin and coat needs. Your groomer will be more than happy to advise you to what they might suggest in your pets initial consolation. If your veterinarian has prescribed a certain product we will be happy to substitute.
Our well trained grooming staff can do wonders with your pet. From "snoodles to poodles" we can do it all. Grooming appointments are highly suggested, and can now be made on line. We do take walk in appointments based on availability.
We cater to your pet and their individual needs as we want them to have a rich rewarding comfortable experience with us, and return often. When your pet is in the spa they are the center of attention, care and love. If your pet has special needs please let us know.
Grooming and Bathing Services
Canine Bathing Service
Includes a full coat brush out, soap free shampoo and coat conditioner, hand fluff drying, nail trimming, ear cleaning, anal glands, teeth brushing (if they let us), pad trimming (if requested), sanitary trim (if requested), and breath spray, cologne bow or bandanna.
Canine Mini Haircut Service
Includes a full coat brush out, soap free shampoo and coat conditioner, hand fluff drying, nail trimming, ear cleaning, trimming of face, feet and tail areas, anal glands (if requested), cologne bow or bandanna.
Canine Full Haircut Service
Includes a full coat brush out, soap free shampoo and coat conditioner, hand fluff drying, nail trimming, ear cleaning, anal glands (if requested), hair cut on the body, cologne bow or bandanna.
Feline Bathing Service
Includes a full coat brush out, soap free shampoo and coat conditioner, hand fluff drying, nail trimming, ear cleaning, breath spray, face, feet & tail trimming, cologne bow or bandanna.
Feline Full Haircut Service
Includes a full coat brush out, soap free shampoo and coat conditioner, hand fluff drying, nail trimming, ear cleaning, breath spray, hair cut on the body, cologne bow or bandanna.
Grooming/Bathing In Spa Appointment or Drop-off Times:
Briarcliff Road: Monday - Saturday from 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM; Sunday from 9:00 AM - Noon
Piedmont Avenue: Monday - Saturday from 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM; Sunday from 9:00 AM - Noon
Please plan your time so you are not rushed at check in, this will allow you to meet with your pet's stylist and talk about the services you are considering. You will be advised of a pick-up range of time when you check-in.
For the safety of your pet and others we ask that our canine friends be brought in on a leash or carrier and felines should be brought in with a carrier.
If you feed your pet in the morning of their service we thank you for walking them before bringing them to us.
We are able to accommodate most schedules, appointments suggested but walk ins welcomed. We will want to keep your pet at least four hours or more depending upon our schedule. Please understand at TPS pets are rotated through their service having different things done at different times with resting intervals between the grooming process. We find this is what most pets prefer.
Due to the general nature of pet grooming it is impossible for us to pin point or guarantee an exact finish time, things happen and we won't rush to compromise on our services. We do provide a finish range of time, for pick up afterwards before we close.
For clients who need to work around more exact times we suggest making an express or standing appointment. Otherwise making an appointment at least five days in advance, giving us your specifics will allow us time to schedule and meet your needs.
We do try to call all clients when their pet(s) are finished at the number provided.
When your pet is finished they will be housed either in a clean finishing cage or their carrier. For the pets protection felines are always placed in their carrier when finished by the groomer.
Need to pick up after work, no problem just let us know so we can walk your pet during the day after services.
If you would like your pet in and out under four hours we are happy to provide you with this service. This is great for seniors, puppies, or people on a tight schedule. There are only a few express appointments available each day made by appointment in advance, with a small additional fee.
Make An Appointment or Prices
Bathing and haircut appointments can be made online or by calling 404-633-8755 (Briarcliff Road) or 404-249-6668 (Piedmont Avenue).
If you would like a price range or estimate of services please call us. We cannot give an exact price until we see the pet.
Standing Appointments or Multi Pet Discounts
For clients who make a regular Standing Appointment every 6 weeks and under we provide a reduced price for full grooming services. For clients who have 3 or more pets we offer a Multi Pet Discount. For exact price reductions please consult with our staff.
Cancellations or No Shows
Please alert us as soon as possible to any cancellations, usually 24 hours prior is adequate consideration. After two No Shows we will require payment in full to make any grooming appointments.
Cats are scheduled for grooming early in the morning without the distraction of barking dogs. Cats require special handling all their own and we do our best to make sure your cat is safely and comfortably groomed. Cats range from tolerant to downright dangerous when it becomes professionally groomed. We let your cat tell us just how much grooming is going to be tolerated.
A "lion clip" is a common choice for cat owners with badly matted cats or for cats with long hair and coats that shed heavily. Others simply need a helping hand in removing dead hair and benefit from a stimulating and thorough brushing. All cats benefit from a water bath, but not all cats can be bathed! Certain skin problems may absolutely require a medicated bath and within this circumstance sedation may also be required. We also have a delightful "Cat Remoisturizing Spray" for sale that will help get rid of dander and dead hair when you brush your cat at home.
All pets are crated for their comfort and safety. Domesticated dogs still carry the genetic instinct as "den animals" and naturally seek the safety of their own secured territory when in new situations. Permitting dogs to mingle requires supervision that is really a day-care or play time activity. Most dogs can hold their urine for the 4 to 5 hours that we keep them and usually refuse snacks and water during their visit us. We are much more than happy to provide water and a trip outside to use the toilet when stays extend beyond the 4-5 hours.
For the health and safety of your pet and the groomers that handle them, all grooming clients are required to show proof of current vaccinations, most particularly rabies. In the event of an animal bite, if the animal does not have current rabies vaccination proper reporting is required.
We employ safe restraint techniques that include a strap around the abdomen so your pet is secure and can not slip off of the grooming table or jump out of the tub. We have selective hair drying techniques, including several types of driers that offer alternative speeds with warm air or a fan circulating room temperature air as your pet requires. We also have the "Happy Hoodie" which covers your pet's head and ears like a tube sock during drying to greatly reduces stress during the drying procedure.
Shampoos and Conditioners
We offer a wide range of the finest shampoos and coat conditioners. Each is our own special (top secert mix) formula.
- Medicated Bath
- Oatmeal Shampoo
- Seasonal Scented Shampoos
- Hypo Allergenic Shampoo
- Coat Enhancing
- Flea and Tick Treatment
- Oatmeal / Aloe Treatment
- Silk Coat Conditioner
- Super White Shampoo Treatment
- Blueberry Facial
These individual services are available at "A-la-Bark" rates, upon request:
- Blueberry Facials ($10)
- Dematting (quoted at check in)
- Express Service ($14)
- Furminator (ask)
- Gland Expression ($12)
- Hair Dye & Glitter (ask)
- Herbal Shampoo or Masks (ask)
- Scented Shampoos
- Medicated Treatments ($8-12)
- Mineral Bathing Treatments ($8)
- Mud/Massage Treatments ($15)
- Nail Polish ($15)
- Nail Grinding ($20)
- Nail Trimming ($14)
- PEK Open Close Open Therapy ($35 and up)
- Shedless Outline Treatment (ask) *mobile only
- Teeth Brushing & Breath Spray ($9)
- Waterless Bath (ask)
Between Grooming Visits
For our regular grooming clients (3 visits or more in 6 months), we offer a free facial clean-up between upcoming grooming visits. A quick trim of the face, plus eye and ear cleaning and off they go. In order for us to provide this service it needs to be done by appointment.
For our grooming and bathing clients we know that sometimes mother nature happens, and fido or fluffy gets wet and messy right after a grooming or bathing service. If this happens within 24 hours of your last service and you need us to do a quick clean up let us know. For a small fee we can rebath.
We want you to be happy with your pets service. We are realistic and understand sometimes its not quite right, or you need a correction. If this is the case, please give us a call after your service and let us know so we can schedule a correction appointment at no charge. We will do everything possible to correct the issue if we can. In the event we cannot, we will explain why not and note your pets file so it doesnt happen a second time.
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