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07/29/2011
By: full.time.mom
Paw Pals
Franklin's BEST boarding! We have been boarding our dogs at Paw Pals for 6 years and we can't recommend them highly enough! I wish I could give them 10 stars! Paw Pals is a dog daycare and boarding facility where the dogs are all together playing in the great facility they have. There are huge indoor and outdoor spaces for the dogs and when it's nice out, they put out kiddie-pools for the dogs to play in! It's like sending our dogs to puppy-camp! When our dogs come home from "vacation" at Paw Pals, they are happy and exhausted from playing with all the other dogs. The owner, Darryl, and all the employees take personal interest in our dogs and know all the dogs at their facility by name. The staff treats all the dogs as if they are their own personal pets. They're also able to accommodate special situations, administer medicine, etc. The care and attention our dogs get from the staff is unmatched. Paw Pals is one of the rare businesses I can wholeheartedly recommend without reservation.
09/26/2012
By: ebethb
Haute Dogge
Kayla is THE BEST groomer I have ever taken my Husky to! I have been to other places around Franklin (PetSmart, Battle Ground Hospital for Animals, Franklin Kennel) and in other towns before I moved here...there is just NO comparison to the quality of her work! Huskies are super hairy and especially mine who seems to shed all year round. He looks like he has lost 10 pounds of hair and is a brand new dog when he leaves her salon. He is just as happy as can be and appreciates all her hard work and patients! Kayla is SOOOO sweet and does an awesome job, the price is very reasonable and WORTH every penny!
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02/13/2015
By: Leslie B.
Pet Expressions
great people, they do a great job.
Tips & Advices
Some pet groomers have viewing areas where owners can sit and watch their pets being treated. Most prevent owners from being in the same room as the pet, however, as the owner's presence might cause the pet to become too excited.
Pets that cannot interact with strangers do not make good professional grooming candidates. Sometimes medication can help, but some groomers don't take animals that have been sedated. If a pet becomes too unruly, a groomer may end the session entirely.
It's best to fully vaccinate pets before bringing them to their first grooming appointment. Dogs should receive the DA2PPC vaccine, which stands for canine distemper, canine andenovirus type 2, canine parvovirus, and parainfluenza. It's also a good idea to vaccinate dogs against Bordedatella (aka “kennel cough”). In fact, New York City requires dogs receive both DAPP and Bordetella shots. Cats, meanwhile, should get the FVRCP vaccine: feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus infection, and panleukopenia. In addition, all pets should be up to date on their rabies shots. Owners should wait at least 24 hours after getting their pet vaccinated before bringing it to the groomers.
Technically, there is no such thing as a pet that is too old for a professional groomer. In fact, older pets with joint or mobility issues often can't groom themselves and need someone else to clean them. However, pets that are blind, deaf, or have serious medical issues might not do well at a groomer, especially if the person is inexperienced. Owners should feel free to ask potential groomers about their understanding of elderly pet issues. Often, older pets will exhibit puppy-like behavior and squirm or yelp during grooming. Alternatively, they might not be able to stand for long periods of time. As such, grooming an older pet usually takes more time than grooming a young one.
Puppies and kittens should be at least 10 weeks old before their first professional grooming session. They should be used to being gently handled by strangers and comfortable being separated from their owners for a few hours at a time.

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