More groomers, more vans... we have been working diligently to keep up with demand by growing our services yet still maintaining our same level of excellence that our clients have come to expect. In spite of our efforts, we still have a new client waiting list of over 100 long with more added every day. We hope to add another van by summer!
AwbreysArk welcomes Loki! Many of you may have met Loki (he/him) these last six months as he's been training with Talisha. He is now ready to go out on his own and will be taking limited weekend appointments. Loki has worked in the pet industry for several years, from bathing to grooming to training, and is a welcome member of the AwbreysArk team.
As we ease into post-covid life and head back out there, we realize many of you may not be available during the day. We are now offering weekend appointments, both Saturday and Sunday, for most breeds (not handstripping or specialized styles). Please contact us if interested. We can also make special arrangements in the event you are not home.
Most of you will see a price increase starting with your next appointment. Most prices are going up by about 5%, and some may see an increase more in line with our standard pricing structure. While initial appointments are based on time, breed, and temperament, our standard hourly rate has increased by a few dollars. We understand that mobile service may not be for everyone, so please contact us if you need to discuss or cancel your upcoming appointments.
Our priority is the health and comfort of our furry friends. If you are working with a foster program, law enforcement or active military, or need financial assistance, please contact Talisha at 919.292.7397 to discuss special pricing. Cost has never been a reason for AwbreysArk to turn away any client.
As the owner and groomer of AwbreysArk, I often get asked about the expectation of tipping.
Both my groomers, Monique and Loki, get paid a living wage but yes, the dog grooming industry relies heavily on tips much like your hairdresser, waiter, or any other personal service. That said, we realize mobile grooming is an expensive luxury and of course tipping is NEVER expected.
However, if you are satisfied with our service and do tip us, please note that 100% goes directly to your groomer while the base charge for the groom goes towards salaries, cost of the van, supplies, fuel, and other expenses.
Yorkipoo, Cavapoo, Maltipoo, Aussiedoodle, Labradoodle, Goldendoodle, Bernadoodle...
Doodles/poodles are priced based on size and the amount of time involved in caring for their combination coats and cute teddy bear look.
Small doodles (<20lb) will be $105-$135 going forward, medium (<50lb) will be $165, large (>50lb) will be $195, and ALL doodles will need to be on a 4-6 week schedule to minimize excessive matting. Please contact us if you need suggestions for an alternative to mobile grooming for your doodle, as there are some wonderful salons in the area that specialize in these labor intensive breeds.