GROOMING

Headed by Jan Rivero, founder and owner of Jan’s Dog House, our grooming department is here to pamper your pup! Jan has been a dog groomer for over 10 years and is certified by the New York School of Dog Grooming (’07). Our head veterinarian Dr. Rita Rivero closely oversees this department to make sure your pup is groomed as safely as possible. Your pet’s wellbeing is our top priority so we are mindful of your pet’s age, personality, and breed, making sure to cater to all personal needs. Whether your dog is 12 weeks/ 12 years old, or outgoing/ shy, we do our best to make grooming a pleasurable experience for all dogs by providing a welcoming, stress- free environment. We provide one on one spa service with lots of love and attention, focusing and interacting with your pet during their spa visit.

We use safe and gentle tools and products, including biodegradable oatmeal shampoo and nourishing conditioner for your pet’s sensitive skin. Grooming appointments can be scheduled on their own, during a daycare reservation, or during your pet’s boarding stay.

We’re provided some Grooming Tips below for you to use at home, and to prepare your pup for his or her first grooming!

PUPPIES: It is important to get your young puppy used to the grooming experience. We recommend constantly petting their paws/ ears and massaging their neck, back, and belly.

GROOMING TIPS

  • We suggest a doggie walk 30 min prior to your pup’s grooming visit.
  • To prep your pup for his or her first grooming, we recommend constantly petting their paws, ears and massaging their neck, back and belly.
  • Your pup should be groomed from 3-8 weeks depending on breed, age, and heath.
  • If you like your pup's fur a little longer, please make sure to brush your pup daily to prevent matting and tangling of hair.
  • We recommend using a nourishing conditioner after shampooing to moisturize fur and skin, prevent skin issues, and help prevent matting.
  • Although we check and clean your pup's ears every grooming visit, keep up with checking his/her ears every week.
  • For excessive tear staining, make sure to visit your vet as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can increase your dog’s comfort level by keeping the fur around the eyes trimmed, and gently clean the corners of the eyes with a cotton ball moistened with warm water.
  • We are happy to give you more personalized grooming tips at your next visit!

VACCINE REQUIREMENTS

Required Canine Vaccines
For the health and safety of your pets, all of our canine guests must have current vaccinations for the following:

  • Rabies
  • Bordetella
  • Distemper/Parvo Virus
  • Flea & Tick Prevention
  • Leptospirosis
  • Coronavirus (Recommended for boarding)
  • Influenza (Recommended for boarding)
  • Negative Fecal Test (Recommended for boarding)
  • Lyme Prevention (Recommended for boarding)

Certification from a veterinarian is required from each of our guests before admittance. If your pet requires an updated vaccination please make arrangements for the vaccination to be administered no less than ten days before your scheduled boarding time.

Required Feline Vaccines
For the health and safety of your pets, all feline guests must have current vaccinations for Rabies, FVRCP, Negative Fecal Test, FeLV/ FIV Test, Flea and Tick Prevention.

Certification from a veterinarian is required from each of our guests before admittance. If your pet requires an updated vaccination please make arrangements for the vaccination to be administered no less than ten days before your scheduled boarding time.

Contact Us / Make a Reservation

Mahwah Veterinarian Groom and Board is open year- round. Please submit the form below to request a space for your pet. Feel free to call us with any questions: (201) 891-2939.

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