This post was created in partnership with Petsmart, however, all thoughts are my own.
I know you’ve seen it. I know you’ve walked past it many times. What am I talking about? The Petsmart Grooming Salon! If you’re like me, you’ve been caught stalking a cute, fluffy pup getting groomed from the salon window a time or two. Have you ever wondered what’s behind the grooming doors? Well, you’ve come to the right place. I was able to snag a behind-the-scenes grooming experience to share with all our fellow pet parents.
Don’t be afraid!
I know it’s tough to let your fur baby go behind the grooming doors into the “unknown”. Rest assured, the back of the grooming salon looks just like any other grooming or self-bathing area. Why the doors? Many times, dogs like to rest in a kennel while they dry or wait for their parents to come pick them up. The doors help keep the back area quite for them and keep them from getting riled up by fellow dogs shopping in the store.
With more than 1,145 stores within the U.S., there’s bound to be a Petsmart within a few miles of your house. For Bruce Wayne, a typical grooming appointment takes about 2 ½ -3 hours, which gives me plenty of time to do some grocery shopping since Bruce Wayne isn’t allowed in the grocery store with me.
Yes, there are many different grooming salons that you could go to. Yes, you could even groom your dog yourself, however, more than likely you will not be able to match the expertise of a Petsmart grooming stylist. Each Academy-trained stylist has over 800 hours of instruction and has worked with at least 200 dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes. When you take your dog (or cat) to Petsmart, you can rest assured knowing that they are in good hands.
The Grooming Experience…
While walk-ins are allowed, it is highly encouraged that you book an appointment. One of my favorite aspects of the Petsmart Grooming Salon is that you can book your grooming appointment online! You can easily find your prefered stylist and book a time that is convenient for you. No waiting on hold to book an appointment and no going back and forth discussing appointment times.
Once you arrive, your stylist will ask you about any possible health concerns and discuss the details of your pet’s grooming. This is a good time to tell your stylist what kind of haircut, if any, you would like for your pet. Don’t be shy. Every pet parent is different, so don’t assume that your stylist knows what you want for your pet. Another Petsmart perk are the various packages and add ons you can opt to have done. Petsmart offers everything from deshedding services to deep coat conditioning to flea medication. Personally, we always add on the “Very Berry Facial”. Bruce Wayne’s eyes are constantly watering and this facial helps clear up yucky bacteria also known as tear staining.
Depending on the look you desire, your stylist will either hand trim or razor cut your pet’s hair. Whichever method is used, rest assured that you will love your pet’s new hairdo! And if for any reason you don’t, your stylist will do whatever it takes to make it right. That’s the Petsmart Look Great Guarantee!
Our Journey ….
When I bought Bruce Wayne home, I was determined to find him a independent boutique groomer. At the time, I wasn’t aware of the experience that Petsmart groomers would have. After trying about 5 different groomers, I decided to give Petsmart a try. Unfortunately, none of his previous groomers could get his ears symmetrical. If you follow us on Instagram, you know Bruce Wayne’s ears are his “moneymakers”. He’s become known for his fabulous flapping ears, which is why it would always bother me when they weren’t symmetrical.
When I first met Bruce Wayne’s groomer, Alan, I immediately noticed a bond that he had with Bruce Wayne. Alan not only praised Bruce Wayne, but immediately embraced him and gave him lots of love. Alan explained that he has a Chihuahua and is very familiar with the breed, which helped to calm my anxiety. Once I picked Bruce Wayne up from his first grooming appointment with Alan, I knew right then and there that we had found our forever groomer. Alan somehow was able to do what 5 other groomers were not able to do …. cut Bruce Wayne’s ears symmetrically! A year and half later, I wouldn’t take Bruce Wayne to anyone else!
If you’re on hunt for a great stylist or just want to pamper your dog to a relaxing spa day, I highly recommend the Petsmart Grooming Salon.. And if you are in the Baltimore area, stop by the White Marsh store and say hi to Alan. Tell him, Bruce Wayne sent you ….. Because it sounds funny! 🙂
**GIVEAWAY** We want you to be able to visit a Petsmart stylist near you and treat your pup or cat to a spa day too. We are giving one lucky pet a $50.00 Petsmart gift card!! In order to enter, all entries must complete each step below. One name from all qualified entries below will be randomly selected on or about Monday, September 25, 2017. This contest is open to U.S. residents only.
How to Enter:
- Must be following @ipartywithbrucewayne and @petsmart on Instagram
- Must watch all @petsmart Instagram stories regarding Bruce Wayne’s grooming on Friday, September 22, 2017.
- Tag a few friends on @ipartywithbrucewayne Instagram giveaway post
- Leave a comment on this blog post
By participating the Giveaway, each participant acknowledges and agrees that PetSmart Inc., its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “PetSmart”) sole and exclusive role in the Giveaway that of “Prize Provider” of the $50.00 Gift Card (“Prize”) and that PetSmart is in no way responsible for the administration of the Giveaway or the selection of winners and that all such responsibility rests with @ipartywithbrucewayne. By participating in the Giveaway each participant releases and agrees to indemnify PetSmart and hold it harmless from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Giveaway or receipt or use or misuse of the Prize.