We take pride in our various techniques that differ from other grooming establishments. Our 5 star care is what sets us apart. Everything in our salon has been delicately designed for your pets comfort. Even our drying area and the overall drying process has been designed with your rascals best interest in mind. At Natalie's Rascals we understand that the grooming process can be invasive to a pet, and some pets may be fearful. Whether your pet has had a negative experience at another grooming establishment or at a vets office. We understand that grooming can be a "scary" experience, especially the drying process. All pets that are bathed will be towel dried followed by a hand blow dry. Your rascals will be carefully moved from our bathing area to our drying area and a qualified staff member will use our variable speed dryers to dry your rascal. Our dryers go from low to high and are more quite than most dryers. In addition our dryers don't run off of heat, nor are they cold; they run off room temperature air.
Although our dryers are quite as apposed to other dryers we understand some pets can still become fearful. We want to ensure your pet is comfortable thus we sit with them during the process and hold them. We also will give breaks if needed and utilize our essential oil calming techniques (see essential oil blog) or use our happy hoodies. Happy hoodies are made of flexible towel like material and the happy hoodie covers the pets ears, absorbing water while reducing the noise and having the same effects as a "thunder shirt." Even with all these calming techniques a pet may not be able to be hand dried. We will not subject your pet to an unneeded amount of stress during any process. We do have cage dryers on hand, again they do not run on hot air, nor cold; they run on room temperature air. These cage banks will be used as a last resort and are fully monitored.