Your first grooming appointment here at Dog-a-holick.

We here call the first appointment the "first date."  This is where we get to know your dog, and your dog gets to know us.  We take notes throughout the grooming process.  So this groom is the longest time wise.  

What we need from you is proof of rabies at time of visit.  This can be either paperwork, tag from the town, or Vet office.  This is a requirement from the State. 


If one of our clients has referred you, to us please tell us their name down, as they get something special for the referral.  

When you arrive we will ask you a series of health questions about your dog.   We will then ask about your life style, and at home maintenance (grooming). Please bring a photo of a past groom that you like.  


We will then have you leave while your pet is watching, as we find it is less stressful for them.  This is the hard part for you.  Once they know you have left the building they will just walk from the reception into the salon.  

Please make sure you take your dog to use the bathroom after parking your car; there is a clean up station in front of our salon.  Please make sure your dog is on a leash.  We DO NOT ALLOW retractable leashes in our salon for safety issues.   


While your pet is in our care for the first appointment they will get to walk around the salon, smell, and get to know the place.  We do not let other dogs interact with your dog, as safety is our number one priority.  


When should you come and pick up your pet?  We call 10-15 minutes before we are finished grooming your pet.  We do not have the space to keep your dog all day.  We will also call if we feel the dog is too stressed, or cannot handle being groomed.  After all, your pets safety and happiness is our priority! 


© Dog-a-holick Dog Grooming Salon, 2020  | 625 Bridgton Road, Westbrook, ME 04092 | 207-854-8523

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