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Paws of Enchantment, DC, 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 safe and comfortable an environment.

Our Pet Grooming Products

Paws of Enchantment only uses the finest-quality products on our clients. Our house favorite is Espana Silk for Dog; their predated can be viewed at the following link:
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Our Pet Grooming Philosophy

Welcome to Paws of Enchantment, DC, 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 safe and comfortable an environment.

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... Read More

 

Our Pet Grooming Policies

At Paws of Enchantment safety is first... your pet’s and ours. We reserve the right to refuse service to any pet who shows signs of being unsafe to handle. We are authorized to handle only domestic pets, and are currently only seeing dogs.

Due to insurance and safety concerns, we cannot accept breeds with strong tendencies toward aggression. Proof of a current Rabies vaccine is required, as well as other relevant vaccination and medical details. We do accept (and encourage) titering.

 

Owner Participation

We 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 will be happy to guide you as to brush and comb selection for your particular breed of dog and help you to get on a grooming schedule and maintenance plan that keep your pet's coat in great shape, which will benefit you both.

 

Our Pet Grooming Services

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, hot oil treatments, and even a green clay 'mask' 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.