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Even though she's a girl, my boxer, Adrian, is quite gross. I chalk it up to her curious nature, but there are many times I wrinkle up my nose in disgust over some of the things she does. She likes scented things, and it doesn't matter if the scent is pleasant or not to humans. Once she hones in on an interesting scent, she wants it all over her body. She'll rub and roll on the offending object until she's good and covered. Or, see a stink bug? Why not eat it? Ewwww! You can imagine how that leaves her breath. The outdoors is her happy place because it offers an abundance of dirty places she can explore.
I don't know how many times I've said, "Adrian, get out of there!" or "Adrian, stop digging!" By the time we get indoors, she's a very happy, but very stinky and dirty girl. One who is definitely in need of a good washing! Even though she likes dirt and grime, Adrian is a girly girl at heart and loves a good bath. A little pampering is just what this girl needs after a day of roaming and digging in the yard, and when she needs a good scrubbing, we head to Petco Grooming for some TLC.
Adrian is always excited to visit Petco because she knows she's about to be pampered to the fullest. While the in-store grooming does take walk-ins for their wide range of á la cart services, such as nail trimming, ear-cleaning, and teeth brushing, I do call ahead to schedule a full-service grooming package when it’s time for her to get the works.
Adrian loves the one-on-one attention she receives from the certified stylist, and I like that the grooming area is clean, well-maintained, and safe for my pet. Each grooming service begins with a 7-Point Pet Care Check: a visual and physical screening that checks for abnormalities in the pet's eyes, ears, teeth, nose, under-side, skin, coat, nails, and pads. Then, the grooming begins.
Our full-service grooming started off with a hair brushing. Since boxers shed a lot, our groomer took extra care to brush out those loose strands.
Up next was a much needed ear cleaning. Rubbing her head in the grass causes a lot of dirt to get caked in those ears! After they were good and clean, the groomer took her to the back for her bath and blow dry. While Adrian was getting her bath, I was able to walk around the store to keep myself occupied. The groomer came to find me in the store once the bath was complete so I could come back and watch the rest of the grooming procedure through the observation windows.
The full-service grooming package includes a haircut, but since boxers are a short haired breed, we skipped over any trims. In light of the 4th of July holiday, we splurged and added on some nail coloring. Red, white, and blue for extra patriotic flare!
We finished off the styling with some watermelon scented fur spritzer, then came home to show off to the rest of the family how Petco Grooming got Adrian all gussied up, fresh as a daisy and thinking twice before digging in the dirt and ruining that sweet manicure. Or so I like to think. Maybe she was plotting to get dirty again so she can head back to Petco Grooming for another round of pampering.
Think your pet would like a little TLC from certified Petco Stylists too? Petco Grooming is conveniently located in more than 1,200 locations, which offer a variety of bathing, hair-cutting, and spa service packages. Adrian gives Petco Grooming 2 paws up!
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