The Shaggy Dog is a neighborhood establishment that has been serving four legged family members for over 40 years. All grooming is done in the full view of the public with care, patience and unwavering attention to details. The goal of the Shaggy Dog is to please our two and four-legged customers alike, and make every tail wag its beautiful best!
We are proud to say we have built a community through the years as New York’s premier grooming salon. Owned and operated by a native to the neighborhood, the Shaggy Dog continues to want to give its best to the very community that has helped build it since 1976. Receiving notoriety through various features in local newspapers, publications and magazines we will continue to want to build upon our reputation, and do our best to give your furry family members and you the best care possible.
We take great pride in taking care of your beloved family member and have built extraordinary relationships with our customers over the years. Feel free to contact us with any inquiries about our services or visit us in-store, we look forward and appreciate very much the opportunity to take care of your pet!
We offer a variety of grooming services for your pet. Our procedure includes the total package of grooming for your pet, which includes brushing, nail grooming, pre-cuts, bath, hand-drying, fluffing and the ultimate finish to give your pet the best presentation possible. Learn more about the procedure below:
Animals are brushed out, nails are cut, ears cleaned, pads and private areas clipped and if a hair cut is being given, excess hair is cut and the basics are set. Matts are either brushed or clipped depending on the severity. We will not hurt an animal to save the coat.
A mild tearless shampoo is used to wash the faces of all pets. The appropriate shampoo is then selected for that pet from a variety of high quality, detergent-free shampoos. Conditioners are also selected for the individual. You may send your own products if you wish.
Short-haired dogs and cats are pre-dried in a cage. Only warm or cool air is used. Animals are in our constant view and frequently checked. Long-haired animals are hand-dried on the table. Cats and short-haired animals are dried thoroughly on the table.
Animals with shedding coats are shedded out. Hair cuts are finished. Trims are given when requested. Everything is inspected and carefully reviewed again to be sure it’s done to perfection and bows or bandanas are added to the finishing touch.