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Dog Grooming

K9 Resort & Spa offers the best dog grooming in the Escondido, CA & San Marcos, CA areas for all types of dogs.

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Vaccination Requirements For Dog Daycare, Boarding and Grooming

Age: Puppies must be at least 16 weeks (4 months) of age or older.

Proof of Vaccination is required:

  • Rabies: Yearly or every 3 years
  • DHAPP (Distemper/Parvo): Yearly or every 3 years
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough): Per Your Vet's Reminder but no more than every 12 months.
Entrance Examination: All pets will be examined upon entering our facility. If fleas and or ticks are identified, the pet will receive an automatic flea/tick bath. Any medical or other problems will be addressed at this time with the owner. Additional charges will be discussed prior to grooming if the dog's coat condition is such that extra grooming time will be necessary including matts.
NOTE:
  1. A $20 LATE fee will be charged for dogs that show up 15 or more minutes late for their grooming. Additionally, your dog may be moved to a later time in the day or rescheduled to another day based upon our ability to not impact down-line scheduled appointments.
  2. A $25 LATE CANCEL fee charged for grooming cancellations with less than 24 hour notice.
  3. A $50 NO SHOW fee will be charged to clients who do not show up for their appointments.

Luxury Bath & Spa

Next, we clean inside the ears and the ear canal with a special ear cleaning solution. We brush the teeth with doggy tooth paste and a soft-bristled tooth brush leaving your dog with kissing-fresh breath. The next thing we will do is express the anal glands from inside. This process is done by our Vet Assistants and if there is any issues with the glands, we will let you know.

Next, your dog is ready to be twice-washed with the shampoo of your choice. In most cases we use a natural shampoo that is very gentle on your dog's skin and coat. However, if your dog has special skin or fur conditions, you can choose one from a variety of professional shampoos that we offer to meet the need of your pet. Also, please be aware that if you have a prescribed or favorite dog shampoo, you are welcome to bring it along and we will be happy to use it. After the shampoo, we rinse and repeat. Next we are going to use an oatmeal conditioner on your dog's coat and rinse thoroughly. Finally, we brush your dog's coat and dry him or her fur thoroughly.

BOOK A LUXURY SPA APPOINTMENT

Schedule a Luxury Bath & Spa appointment today!

By Phone: (760) 745-9900 Or Online

LUXURY BATH & SPA

BATH+NAILS, ANALS, TEETH BRUSH

Click Here To Check Pricing Information And Book An Appointment Online

Tiny Dog - Single Coat (up to 15 LBS) - $25 - BUY NOW | Tiny DOG - Double Coat (up to 15 LBS) - $35 - BUY NOW
Small Dog - Single Coat (16 - 30 LBS) - $30 - BUY NOW | Small Dog - Double Coat (16 - 30 LBS) - $45 - BUY NOW
Medium Dog - Single Coat (31 - 50 LBS)- $40 - BUY NOW | Medium Dog - Double Coat (31 - 50 LBS)- $50 - BUY NOW
Large Dog - Single Coat (51 - 70 LBS)- $45 - BUY NOW | Large Dog - Double Coat (51 - 70 LBS)- $55 - BUY NOW
Extra Large Dog - Single Coat (Over 70 LBS)- $50 - BUY NOW | Extra Large Dog - Double Coat (Over 70 LBS)- $65 - BUY NOW

Uncertain whether your dog is Single or Double Coat? Click Here

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Complete Deshedding

Next, we clean inside the ears and the ear canal with a special ear cleaning solution. We brush the teeth with doggy tooth paste and a soft-bristled tooth brush leaving your dog with kissing-fresh breath. The next thing we will do is express the anal glands from inside. This process is done by our Vet Assistants and if there is any issues with the glands, we will let you know.

Next, your dog is ready to be twice-washed with the shampoo of your choice. In most cases we use a natural shampoo that is very gentle on your dog's skin and coat. However, if your dog has special skin or fur conditions, you can choose one from a variety of professional shampoos that we offer to meet the need of your pet. Also, please be aware that if you have a prescribed or favorite dog shampoo, you are welcome to bring it along and we will be happy to use it. After the shampoo, we rinse and repeat. Next we are going to use an oatmeal conditioner on your dog's coat and rinse thoroughly. Finally, we brush your dog's coat and dry him or her fur thoroughly.

BOOK A LUXURY SPA APPOINTMENT

Schedule a Luxury Bath & Spa appointment today!

By Phone: (760) 745-9900 Or Online

DESHEDDING

INCLUDES LUXURY BATH & SPA

Click Here To Check Pricing Information And Book An Appointment Online

Tiny Dog - Single Coat (up to 15 LBS) - $50 - BUY NOW | Tiny Dog - Double Coat (up to 15 LBS) - $60 - BUY NOW
Small Dog - Single Coat (16 - 30 LBS) - $60 - BUY NOW | Small Dog - Double Coat (16 - 30 LBS) - $70 - BUY NOW
Medium Dog - Single Coat (31 - 50 LBS) - $75 - BUY NOW | Medium Dog - Double Coat (31 - 50 LBS) - $85 - BUY NOW
Large Dog - Single Coat (51 - 70 LBS) - $80 - BUY NOW | Large Dog - Double Coat (51 - 70 LBS) - $90 - BUY NOW
Extra Large Dog - Single Coat (Over 70 LBS) - $90 - BUY NOW | Extra Large Dog - Double Coat (Over 70 LBS) - $110 - BUY NOW

Uncertain whether your dog is Single or Double Coat? Click Here

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PUPPY CUT / FULL GROOM

INCLUDES LUXURY BATH & SPA

Pricing Information

Tiny dog (up to 15 LBS)- $60 - BUY NOW
Small dog (16-30 LBS)- $70 - BUY NOW
Medium dog (31 - 50 LBS)- $80 - BUY NOW
Large dog (51 - 70 LBS)- $90 - BUY NOW
Ex Large dog (Over 70 LBS)- $110 - BUY NOW

Puppy Cut (Full Groom)

At K9 Resort & Spa, our puppy cut is the name we use for our Full-Groom package and available for all dogs needing trimmed. Sure, there are other cuts such as a Sanitary Trim, Shave Down, or Specialty Cut but the majority of what people want in a trim for their dog is what we call a Puppy Cut.

So, if we start off with the basic cut of a "puppy cut," we then ask the client some specific questions. First of all, how long do you want the fur when we are finished? Usually, Puppy Cuts leave anywhere from 1/2" - 1" but the client can be more specific.

Or, if the client wants their Standard Poodle to be in a Poodle-Cut then we pretty much have it, we just trim the dog in that format. However, with a Poodle, we may still need to know if the customer wants the Poodle to have Clean Foot, Rounded Foot, or a Clean Face trim. Once we know those particulars we can go to work.

For other breeds, we still want to know a bit more information in order to properly trim the dog. Some examples include... Does the client want a Teddy Bear Face? Scruffy Face? What about the tail? How about the length of fur on the legs? Ears? When you ask for a Puppy Cut at K9 Resort & Spa, we then take that basic cut and adapt it to your exact specifications so that we get the dog looking exactly the way you want him or her to look.

Top your baby off with a kerchief, some bows or even nail painting and the finished product is a gorgeous looking pooch! Of course, included the puppy cut as well as all of our trims is the Luxury Bath & Spa which includes Teeth Brushing with our special tarter-remover PlaqClnz, Ear Cleaning, Anal Glands Expressed, Nail Trimming, Twice Shampooed, Coat Conditioner, Complete Rinse, Blow-dry with Fur Brushing!

As you can certainly see, the K9 Resort & Spa Puppy Cut is a well-spent day at the spa and your K9 companion will be so happy and afterwards. The entire process will take generally 2 - 3 hours to accomplish depending upon the dog size and coat condition. K9 Resort & Spa takes your cell-phone number so that you can be out and about and let us take the worry off of you as we will call you about 20 minutes before we are done. Allowing you and your four-legged family member to relax during the entire process.

Set up a Puppy Cut right now!

By Phone: (760) 745-9900 Or Online

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Sanitary Trim (Sanitary Cut)

Included with the Sanitary Trim is Teeth Brushing with our special tarter-remover PlaqClnz, Ear Cleaning, Anal Glands Expressed, Nail Trimming, Two Shampooing Sessions, A Coat Conditioner, Complete Rinse, and a Blow-dry with Fur Brushing!

As you can certainly see, the K9 Resort & Spa Sanitary Trim is a well-spent day at the spa and your K9 companion will be so happy and afterwards. The entire process will take generally 2 - 3 hours to accomplish depending upon the dog size and coat condition. K9 Resort & Spa takes your cell-phone number so that you can be out and about and let us take the worry off of you as we will call you about 20 minutes before we are done. Allowing you and your four-legged family member to relax during the entire process.

Schedule a Sanitary Trim today!

By Phone: (760) 745-9900 Or Online

SANITARY TRIM (INCLUDES LUXURY BATH & SPA)

Pricing Information

Tiny - (up to 15 LBS)- $50 - BUY NOW
Small - (16 - 30 LBS)- $60 - BUY NOW
Medium - (31 - 50 LBS)- $70 - BUY NOW
Large - (51 - 70 LBS)- $80 - BUY NOW
Extra Large - (Over 70 LBS)- $95 - BUY NOW

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SHAVE DOWN (Summer Cut)

INCLUDES LUXURY BATH & SPA

Pricing Information

Tiny (up to 15 LBS)- $65 - BUY NOW
Small (16 - 30 LBS)- $75 - BUY NOW
Medium (31 - 50 LBS)- $85 - BUY NOW
Large (51 - 70 LBS)- $95 -BUY NOW
Extra Large (Over 70 LBS)- $120 - BUY NOW

Summer Cut

At K9 Resort & Spa, a shave down is a dog grooming trim that can really cool off your pet! A shave down can be a great experience for your dog who will feel so much better on those hot days. I say that because carrying around a lot of fur can be like wearing a winter coat in the middle of summer time; very hot! A shave down can be just what your dog needs to be cool as a cucumber when it is hot outside.

Another consideration for a shave down is that the amount of shedding is reduced significantly after a shave down is done. Of course, unhealthy fur will still fall out. Therefore, if your dog sheds a lot it may be wise to do a deshedding session along with the shave down to rejuvenate the fur. This terrific one-two punch will definitely cut down on the shedding substantially while keeping your dog cool.

Some dogs should not have a shave down due to their coat type. If you have questions about this, we will be happy to guide you through the various fur types so you know which your dog has. For dogs that shouldn't be given a shave down, another option is a deshedding session. Deshedding is listed above and can give you much of the same result as a shave down when the objective is to reduce shedding and/or make the dog cooler in the hotter months of the year.

At K9 Resort & Spa, we classify a shave down as a cut where we leave less than 1/2" on the dog's body. Cuts that leave 1/2", or more, are considered Puppy Cuts. Shave down is quite simply the name we give to this type of trim. For the purpose of a shave down a #4 or #5 blade is normally used. We at K9 Resort and Spa never recommend shave downs for double coated dogs. Certainly as one travels from one groomer to the next it is possible to become confused by the names of the various trims or cuts for dogs.

Other dog fur cuts we offer are Puppy Cut, Sanitary Trim, or Specialty Cut. So, depending upon your dog breed and the type of cut you prefer, K9 Resort & Spa's certified dog groomers can give your dog a marvelous look!

Depending upon your specifications, we can create a shave down where the fur we leave on the dog is about 1/8". However, many times clients like the length of 1/4" but we will do it to your specifications. Included with the Shave Down are Teeth Brushing with our special tarter-remover PlaqClnz, Ear Cleaning, Anal Glands Expressed, Nail Trimming, Two Shampooing Sessions, Coat Conditioner, Complete Rinse, and a Blow-dry with Fur Brushing!

As you can certainly see, the K9 Resort & Spa dog grooming shave down is a well-spent day at the spa and your K9 companion will be so happy and afterwards. The entire process will take generally 2 - 3 1/2 hours to accomplish depending upon the dog size and coat condition. K9 Resort & Spa takes your cell-phone number so that you can be out and about and let us take the worry off of you as we will call you about 20 minutes before we are done. Allowing you and your four-legged family member to relax during the entire process.

Schedule a Shave Down appointment today!

By Phone: (760) 745-9900 Or Online

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Anal Glands

We believe a dog's anal glands need to be checked from time to time. In our view, we like to see dogs groomed about every six-weeks or so and we check the dog's anal glands at that time. If our dog groomer finds anal gland problems in dogs then we make the client aware of the issues. The anal glands are located on either side and just inside a dog’s anus. In the wild, these glands serve as a method of marking the dog’s territory. When a dog defecates the glands are naturally compressed and secrete a dark, foul smelling liquid along with the bowel movement. When the sacs are functioning normally they empty whenever the animal has a bowel movement.

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Nail Trimming

What if your dog has black or dark colored nails, and you can’t see the quick? Well, this is more of a challenge. You need to take special care because if you cut the nails too short, your dog will bleed and you will have to control it with styptic powder.

In the hand opposite the clipper, push on the paw pad to expand the dog's nail. With your clipper cut very thin slices of the nail. As you trim, you will be looking for a darker arch in the inside of nail. In the middle of this arch you will see a white tip. This is the quick. You want to be sure not to cut too close. Once you begin to see the quick, stop cutting.

With frequent nail trimming, the quick will recede more and more, allowing you to cut the nails shorter each time.

Below are a couple of videos to help you trim your dog's nails. However, if you are still not comfortable trimming your dog’s nails, not to worry,We at K9 Resort & Spa are here to help!!! Call us today.

Book an appointment now to have your dog's nails trimmed and/or one of our Spa treatments.

NAIL GRINDING / TRIM

ADD-ON SERVICE

Pricing Information

Tiny (up to 15 LBS)- $10 - BUY NOW
Small (16-30 LBS)- $12 - BUY NOW
Medium (31 - 50 LBS)- $15 - BUY NOW
Large (51 - 70 LBS)- $20 - BUY NOW
Extra Large (Over 70 LBS)- $22 - BUY NOW

NAIL PAINTING

ADD-ON SERVICE

Pricing Information

Tiny (up to 15 LBS)- $10 - BUY NOW
Small (16 - 30 LBS)- $12 - BUY NOW
Medium (31 - 50 LBS)- $15 - BUY NOW
Large (51 - 70 LBS)- $18 - BUY NOW
Extra Large (Over 70 LBS)- $20 - BUY NOW

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Priscilla Garcia - Certified Groomer - Grooming Department Manager

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Nicole Riley - Certified Bather - Bathing Department Manager

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Stephanie Hinger - Certified Groomer

OUR STAFF OF PROFESSIONAL GROOMERS

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WELCOMES YOU AND YOUR PET





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From San Diego, dog grooming is just a short drive to beautiful Escondido, California and K9 Resort & Spa. Dog Grooming at K9 Resort & Spa is a specialty where our staff loves to please our clients and their dogs. K9 Resort & Spa specializes in all breeds of dogs in our 3,600 square foot facility located in Escondido, CA just off the CA-78 and Nordahl Road. Whether you need their nails trimmed or an exotic Lion Cut, our staff of certified dog groomers can handle it. NOTE: (1) For security purposes we require a photo of all dogs in our care and their owner(s) or handler(s)who have permission to pick them up. (2) All dogs entering K9 Resort and Spa must show proof of current vaccinations for Bordetella, Distemper-Parvo, and Rabies. (3) Clients are expected to pick up their dogs within an hour of notification that the dog's grooming is complete to avoid additional charges. An option for a longer stay might be to enroll in doggy daycare if you wish to drop off your dog for grooming and leave him or her for a longer time. (4) $25 fee charged for grooming cancellations with less than 24 hour notice.

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Although K9 Resort & Spa officially opened in April of 2012, owner Penny DiLoreto has more than 30 years working in the industry. Penny is not only the owner and a certified groomer, but she is also a certified Veterinary Assistant, Dog Behaviorist, Dog Trainer and an accomplished Author. K9 Resort & Spa is also a training site for Animal Behavior College Groomers and Dog Trainers, as well as being a training site for Regional Occupational Program (ROP). This recognition assures you that K9 Resort & Spa knows their canines, as well as how to groom and train them. Dog Grooming at K9 Resort & Spa is inexpensive thanks to our reasonable rates and Loyalty Program. Scheduling is a breeze too... simple things like Nail Trimming and Anal Gland Expression are services that we can likely accommodate on the same day. It is also possible to have a Luxury spa, (anal glands expressed, nails clipped, teeth brushed, ears cleaned, shampooed two times, coat conditioned, brush & blow dry,) the same day on occasion. However, if possible, please schedule a day or two in advance to ensure you get the day and time you want. Also, if you want a Sanitary Trim, Puppy Cut, Shave Down or Specialty Cut; we can handle that too, just schedule an appointment for any breed. If you are new to K9 Resort & Spa, you may use the 1-time New Client INTRODUCTORY OFFER or if you plan to be a regular, why not get a discount by signing up for our Standing Appointment plan? That is correct, if you are so inclined as to continue using K9 Resort & Spa for your grooming, we provide a Customer Loyalty Program called a "Standing Appointment" where you can receive discounts on grooming when you commit to regular appointments, just ask us for the details when you come in. Enrollment is free and it is a really nice way to ensure that your dog is always groomed and you get to save money in the process! Okay, that's about it... we are ready to see you and your pooch, are you ready to see us? If so, we make it easy to schedule your appointments. You can either call us at (760) 754-3647 or schedule an appointment online. Do it today and see what it is like to have your four-legged family member groomed by the professionals at K9 Resort & Spa.

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Hours

Overnight Boarding 7 Days A Week

Grooming

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Daycare

Monday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 pm-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed