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The Grooming Process

Step By Step

Almaden Pet Salon


Check In

  • Upon arrival, customers can let us know they are here for an appointment. 

  • New Customers will be asked to fill out a short form with their contact information, Proof of Vaccinations,  and a brief description of the services they are wanting.

  • We also ask that customers provide any additional information that may be helpful to us in getting the job done such as any medical conditions they may have, and any special requests they may have to ensure the best possible care for their pet.

  • After the paperwork is completed, customers will receive a phone call when your pet is ready for pick up.

  • We strive to make sure that all of our customers and their pets have a pleasant experience at Almaden Pet Salon


Pre Bath Brush Or Shave

  • Almaden Pet Salon is an exceptional grooming salon dedicated to providing your pet with the highest level of care. Each Pet(s) service is personalized to their needs

  • Pet(s) that are matted will require a pre-shave before the bathing process

  • Pet(s) with impacted undercoat will get a quick blow and brush out to help the bathing process become easier.

  • Pet(s) that have been skunked will get a pre shave if needed,  then Pet(s) will have the de skunk process started before the bathing process.

  • Pet(s) in good condition can go straight into the bathing process.


Spa Day Bath

  • At Almaden Pet Salon, our experienced team of dog groomers provide quality care for your pup. With us, your pet will be treated to a luxurious spa experience that will leave them looking and feeling their best!

  • Pet(s) are given an External Anal Gland Expression (upon request).

  • Pet(s) have cotton balls placed in the ears to stop water from entering the ears. This helps prevent ear infections.

  • Pet(s) are given a pre wash with a degreasing shampoo to remove dirt, oil, and debris.

  • Pet(s) are given a second wash with the selected medicated , flea  or premium shampoo. Ask about our Top Selection of Shampoo at drop off.

  • Pet(s) are given a conditioner & Teeth are brushed (upon request) leaving them silky-smooth and squeaky-clean.



  • At Almaden Pet Salon, we provide a variety of drying methods to ensure that each dog is safe and comfortable. 

  • We offer a variety of drying options for your pet - from air-drying and towel-drying to non-heated hand-held dryers and non-heated Kennel dryers.

  • We use air-drying to gently dry fur, which is ideal for short-haired Senior breeds. This Method uses  no fans or dryers. We will towel dry them and let them relax until dry. This method takes a lot of time but is stress free for seniors.

  • We use non-heated hand-held dryers and non-heated Kennel dryers on the majority of Pet(s). Depending on your pets tolerance of hand held dryers will depend on how fast your pet can be dried.

  • We use non-heated Kennel dryers to finish up the drying process after the non-heated hand-held dryers are used.

  • We strive to create a stress-free experience for both you and your pet .The groomers will do what is best for your pet and that means it can take longer to dry  then Pet Owners would like. Please give groomers the time to dry your pet in a stress free environment.


Spa Day Haircut

  • At Almaden Pet Salon, we strive to provide the best grooming services for your pet. Our experienced staff will ensure your pet looks and feels their best, all at an affordable price. 

  • Pet(s) get a Nail Trim and Filing

  • Pet(s) get ears cleaned and plucked.

  • Pet(s) get sanitary areas shaved or trimmed

  • Pet(s) are brushed out and any undercoat removed

  • Pet(s)  get Clean Face or Clean Feet Shave (Upon Request)

  • Pet(s) are given Haircut per Owners instructions.

  • Pet(s) are given Perfume or Finishing Sprays (Upon Request) 

  • Pet(s) may get a Photo taken, check our Instagram & Facebook to see if your Pet is featured.


Check Out

  • We at Almaden pet salon would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for trusting us with the care of your furry friends. We take great pride in providing excellent grooming services, and we enjoy every moment we spend with each and every one of your pets. We truly hope that you and your pet are both satisfied with our work and we would love to have you back soon!

  • Once your Pet is done being groomed , a staff member will give you a phone call letting you know they are ready for pick up.

  • We Please ask you get your pets Before 5pm. 

  •  If Pet is not picked up on the scheduled check out date, the Owner will be charged an overnight rate of $150 per Pet(s).

  • We accept  Cash and Check. Credit Cards            have a service fee.

  • We understand the importance of word of mouth and we’d like to humbly ask that if you enjoyed your experience with us, please check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and Yelp. Your kind reviews and recommendations mean a lot to us and help us continue to provide exceptional services.

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