3415 Perry Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712 (Washington, DC border)
The original holistic pet spa in the Metro DC area. Rated 'Best' by Washingtonian Magazine. Let your pet be Enchanted!
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Welcome to Paws of Enchantment, a holistic pet grooming spa dedicated to the special needs of your pet. Our philosophy is that your pet is an individual... like you. While we aim to provide top quality grooming and styling services, we also look at the whole dog-- beyond the hair– and stress the importance of building a relationship with your pet in a safe and comfortable environment. Paws of Enchantment has been consistently voted as one of the Metro DC area's top grooming salons by Washingtonian Magazine.
We use aromatherapy in the grooming area, and, with your consent, may occasionally use flower essences (100% safe and natural– not a medicine or tranquilizer) to help allay your pet’s qualms or anxieties about the grooming process. Our natural shampoos are aromatic and hypo-allergenic, unless otherwise specified or required by your veterinarian. We do not use any chemical flea treatments. We use gentle, basic massage techniques while administering our warm baths.
For each new pet signing up for a holistic grooming session, we require a brief interview in which we will gather pertinent information about your pet’s diet, behavior/temperament, medical issues or concerns, and so on. This enables us to create a whole “picture”of your pet and enables us to better understand any skin/coat, health or behavioral issues that might require a consultation with your veterinarian, a nutritional counselor, or behaviorist. We emphasize the importance of your providing us a contact number where you can be reached if we have any questions about your pet during his or her grooming. Finally, we encourage your feedback, so that we can serve both you and your four-leggeds to the highest possible standard.
Regarding our grooming services, we strive for a look that is both natural and elegant. We prefer to keep dogs looking as close as possible to breed standard, and offer services such as handstripping, carding and coat restoration (restoring a coat whose color and texture has been damaged due to close clipping or shaving), in addition to hand scissoring. We offer a variety of deep moisturizing conditioners, exfoliating facials, and therapeutic mud treatments for the truly “spa-esque” pet. For those wishing a customized look for their pet, we will do the best to work to your specifications, however please understand that our best work comes “from the heart” when styling your pet. For more details, please view our Services section.
We also encourage owner participation as part of the “whole” grooming process. Just ten minutes a day will not only help keep your pet’s coat in optimal condition, but also serve as a wonderful bonding activity and enable you to detect health issues and presence of parasites before they become a problem. We exclusively recommend the Les Poochs brush system, which we have found to be the best available, and are happy to coach owners on the proper use of these brushes. We also use and recommend Les Poochs and Isle of Dogs exclusive shampoos and conditioners, and have a 100% natural, organic choice available.
At Paws of Enchantment safety is first... your dog's and ours. While this is rare,we reserve the right to refuse service to any pet who shows signs of being unsafe to handle. Due to insurance and safety concerns, we cannot accept breeds with strong tendencies toward aggression.
A Final Note
Paws of Enchantment has evolved after over twenty years in the pet grooming industry combined with a lifelong passion for dogs, balance, and natural healing and communication techniques for animals. We are located in a beautiful, light-filled space in the rapidly evolving arts community of Mount Rainier, MD (on the DC border and close to Hyattsville, Cheverly, University Park, College Park) and believe that you and your dog will love our spa as much as we do! We are pleased to now offer anesthesia-free dentals as part of our spa services.
We would like to extend a special thanks to the owners and staff of DC’s premiere holistic pet supply, The Big Bad Woof, for having given us the opportunity to work beside them during our birth and beginnings. We are excited that our old friends at the Woof now have a second location, right right down the road here in Hyattsville. We are pleased to be, once again, working closely with them on recommendations for your pet’s health and lifestyle.
Paws of Enchantment welcomes you, wishes you well and looks forward to growing with you!
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Coming into the Mount Rainier traffic circle (headed towards Maryland), you will see a sign for Perry Street immediatly upon entering the circle. Bear right onto Perry Street (do not go all the way around the circle); we are the fifth building on the right. There is a 'fancy' parking lot right before you get to our building; we are in a two-story, yellow-beige building with brown trim-- across from City Hall and a bus stop. We occupy the bottom floor of the building; the entrance to use is the side entrance, marked with flowerpots. Please ring the doorbell, as we keep the door locked for the safety of your pets.
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