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A Well Groomed Dog 

Mind

Body &

Spirit

Is a Happy Dog

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WHO WE ARE

We are a team of down to Earth dog lovers, who believe the happiest dogs are well groomed, well exercised, properly fed, and properly mentally stimulated.  We are working hard to expand and grow our facility so we can offer the best services to satisfy the needs of people who share the same beliefs.

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About Our Grooming

We provide top in the industry Grooming and Handling skills, as well as safety practices.

Tracy has spent the last 20 years mastering her craft and passes her knowledge down to her staff.

Short of EXTREME circumstances, our handling skills allow us to safely guide dogs through their fears or reluctance to participate in certain parts of the grooming routine, while ensuring the dog feels confident and as comfortable as possible.  

We use only high quality products and offer a variety of Spa services that actually benefit the dog (no gimmicks).  The dogs in our care receive the best baths, and curl up in warm, lavender scented towels when the bath is over, so they feel relaxed and comfortable. 

We typically work on two dogs at a time to ensure each dog gets the breaks they need and no dog ever has to get rushed through so we can get to the next dog's time slot.  

We never cut corners, and we will always discuss the grooming details WITH you, and educate where needed so you can make informed decisions.  This means you will never drop off a fluffy dog and pick up a shaved dog without a detailed conversation as to why or what the options are, or you won't bring your shedding dog in expecting it to be GROOMED the way it should be but the groomer just tossed it in the bath instead.  We take pride in every detail, and if you want those details to change (new style, etc.) let us know and we will adjust where we can.  

Tracy's Grooming Credentials

2017

Member of Groom Team Canada

Briefly describe your degree and any other highlights about your studies you want to share. Be sure to include relevant skills you gained, accomplishments you achieved or milestones you reached during your education.

2005-Present

Open and Champion Level Grooming Competition Participant

I have traveled all over western North America competing in grooming competitions, expanding my skillset, and receiving multiple placements, including Best in Show.  The dogs I have competed with include Spaniels, Poodles, Terriers, and mixed breeds.

2005-Present

Handler and Groomer for Kennel Club Dog Show Participants

I was fortunate enough to work with a group of ladies who introduced me the show world where I was able to learn more advanced grooming and handling skills.  I have groomed and shown many breeds, including Standard Poodles, Airedale Terriers, Sealyham Terriers, and a few herding breeds.  

2003-2004

Alberta School of Dog Grooming

This course set the foundation for my career.  During my time at school I learned the basic grooming, safety and handling skills needed to begin grooming dogs.

OUR TEAM

We can't wait to meet you

Tracy Spokes

Master Stylist

Jasmyn

Day Camp Senior Handler

Natasha 

 

Junior Stylist

Bailee

Day Camp Attendant and Admin Assistant

"They are incredible!  100% recommend them.  They offer a wide variety of services to keep your pet happy, healthy & comfortable.  Our Havanese Delilah looks amazing!  Her hair is so soft & her trim is exactly what I wanted!  She was so very relaxed & happy when I went to pick her up!  Tracy, Owner & Master Stylist at The Tortoise and The Hair is wonderful.  We are so very lucky to have a professional competition winning groomer here in Grande Prairie!  You can tell grooming is more than a job for her."

Carrie Prochner

"My dog has never been so shiny and soft.  They got so much loose fur off of him and I think he lost 5 lbs!  The staff was very friendly to him (and me too).  Detinately will be back and recommend!"

Janice Pearson

"They are incredible, my dog looks amazing every time and they are very friendly. Definitely 100% recommend this place!"

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OUR SERVICES

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Thrift and Consignment Store

COMING SOON!!!

Grande Prairie's first and only Thrift and Consignment store for PETS!!  

20% of the profits from donated items will go towards local animal related charities so you can feel good about donating your gently used pet supplies.  

Do you have quality items you wish to sell?  Let us do the work for you!  Talk to us about consigning your pet supplies. 

GroomingServices

Grooming Services

Please note that we only accept haircut clients who commit to a proper 4-8 week grooming schedule. (Shedding dogs can sometimes go longer)

We are currently not taking new Giant Breeds, Chow Chows, or Cats.

 

FULL GROOMS

Includes: nail trimming, ear cleaning, shampooing, conditioning, paw/pad trimming, any necessary sanitary trimming, face trimming/styling (if applicable), brushing.

Also Includes: Full body haircut and style, or full body de-shed and tidy.

 

Extra Charges Will Apply For:

-Matt Removal

-Compacted Coat Removal

-Handling and Care of Obese Dogs

-Handling and Care of Dogs With Special Needs

There is a 5-10% price increase for dogs who went longer than 8 weeks between grooms.  We may refuse service if the dog SHOULD be on a 4-8 week schedule and continuously goes longer.  

Please note that these are the TYPICAL prices, but dogs' coats vary so much.  If a dog takes longer\less time to wash, dry, or brush out than the average dog of its size\coat type than the prices will be adjusted to account for that.

Dogs On A 2-4 Week Schedule

Get 10% off

Dogs On An 8.-10 Week Schedule

Add 5 %

Dogs On A 10+ Week Schedule

Add 10 %

Dogs On A 5-8 Week Schedule


Small

Yorkie's and BiewerYorkies (Any Style)

Other Small Haircut Dogs:

Haircut: Clipper Cut

Haircut: Clip and Scissor

Haircut: Scissor Cut

Short Coat De-Shed

Medium Coat De-Shed with light tidy

Medium Coat De-Shed with heavy tidy

Long Coat De-Shed with light tidy

Long Coat De-Shed with heavy tidy

 


90

100

110

125

70

80

90

100

110

Small/Medium

Haircut: Clipper Cut

Haircut: Clip and Scissor

Haircut: Scissor Cut

Short Coat De-Shed

Medium Coat De-Shed with light tidy

Medium Coat De-Shed with heavy tidy

Long Coat De-Shed with light tidy

Long Coat De-Shed with heavy tidy


                     115

125

135

                         80

                          92

104

                           115

                 125

Medium

Haircut: Clipper Cut

Haircut: Clip and Scissor

Haircut: Scissor Cut

Short Coat De-Shed

Medium Coat De-Shed with light tidy

Medium Coat De-Shed with heavy tidy

Long Coat De-Shed with light tidy

Long Coat De-Shed with heavy tidy


                     135

148

 161

                      90

                      105

120

                      135

                      148

Medium/Large

Haircut: Clipper Cut

Haircut: Clip and Scissor

Haircut: Scissor Cut

Short Coat De-Shed

Medium Coat De-Shed with light tidy

Medium Coat De-Shed with heavy tidy

Long Coat De-Shed with light tidy

Long Coat De-Shed with heavy tidy


                       155

170

185

                       110

                        125

140

                        155

                            170

Large

Haircut: Clipper Cut

Haircut: Clip and Scissor

Haircut: Scissor Cut

Short Coat De-Shed

Medium Coat De-Shed with light tidy

Medium Coat De-Shed with heavy tidy

Long Coat De-Shed with light tidy

Long Coat De-Shed with heavy tidy


                       180

195

205

                             125

                           140

160

                           180

                         195

Large\X-Large

Haircut: Clipper Cut

Haircut: Clip and Scissor

Haircut: Scissor Cut

Short Coat De-Shed

Medium Coat De-Shed with light tidy

Medium Coat De-Shed with heavy tidy

Long Coat De-Shed with light tidy

Long Coat De-Shed with heavy tidy


                         205

225

245

                         140

                           160

180

                         205

                        225

X-Large

Haircut: Clipper Cut

Haircut: Clip and Scissor

Haircut: Scissor Cut

Short Coat De-Shed

Medium Coat De-Shed with light tidy

Medium Coat De-Shed with heavy tidy

Long Coat De-Shed with light tidy

Long Coat De-Shed with heavy tidy


 230

250

275

                          155

                         175

195

          250

                 275

full-grooms

PARTIAL GROOMS

Includes: nail trimming, ear cleaning, shampooing, conditioning, paw/pad trimming, any necessary sanitary trimming, face trimming/styling (if applicable), and combing.

Does NOT include: Any other trimming aside from what is listed above.  This service is not available for shedding dogs at this time.

 

Extra Charges Will Apply For:

-Matt Removal

-Compacted Coat Removal

-Handling and Care of Obese Dogs

-Handling and Care of Dogs With Special Needs

There is a 5-10% price increase for dogs who went longer than 8 weeks between grooms.  We may refuse service if the dog SHOULD be on a 4-8 week schedule and continuously goes longer.  

Please note that these are the TYPICAL prices, but dogs' coats vary so much. If a dog takes longer\less time to wash, dry, or brush out than the average dog of its size\coat type than the prices will be adjusted to account for that.

Dogs On A 2-4 Week Schedule

Get 10% off

Dogs On An 8.-10 Week Schedule

Add 5 %

Dogs On A 10+ Week Schedule

Add 10 %

Dogs On A 5-8 Week Schedule


Small

Yorkies and Biewer Yorkies 

Low to Non-Shedding Shorter Hair

Low to Non-Shedding Longer Hair

 



60

70

80

Small/Medium

Low to Non-Shedding Shorter Hair

Low to Non-Shedding Longer Hair


80

90

 

Medium

Low to Non-Shedding Shorter Hair

Low to Non-Shedding Longer Hair


90

100

 

Medium/Large

Low to Non-Shedding Shorter Hair

Low to Non-Shedding Longer Hair


100

115

Large

Low to Non-Shedding Shorter Hair

Low to Non-Shedding Longer Hair


120

135

 

Large\X-Large

Low to Non-Shedding Shorter Hair

Low to Non-Shedding Longer Hair


135

150

 

X-Large

Low to Non-Shedding Shorter Hair

Low to Non-Shedding Longer Hair


150

170

 

partial-grooms

MAINTENANCE

These services are available to help prevent problems such as overgrown toenails, or matted hair, etc.

Maintenance services DO NOT include a bath, or any matt removal.  

MAINTENANCE Services


Haircut Dogs:  These are your low to non-shedding dogs that need full body trimming, including their face.  

As long as the hair is being washed/brushed as needed, it can grow as long as you'd like, so partial or full grooms aren't always necessary,  but nails, pads, sanitary areas, eye areas, and ear canals need regular care, and often pet owners struggle to clean/trim these areas.

If you don't want a professional full or partial groom every 3-8 weeks, we strongly suggest coming for a maintenance trim for proper management of these areas. 

Shedding Dogs: These are the dogs that don't grow long hair on their face/muzzle and who shed their coat out as it grows.  Many pet owners take care of their shedding dog's bathing needs at home, but could use help trimming the feet and bum (if needed), trimming the nails, and blowing out the big tufts of undercoat.  We encourage shedding dogs with fluffy feet, to have their nails, paws, and rear tidied up every 3-8 weeks.  

Hand-stripping Dogs: These are your wire coated dogs who get the correct method of hair trimming, called hand-stripping (not using clippers/scissors) Our hand-stripping maintenance package helps keep layers of hair in the coat, and the nails/sanitary areas clear of hair and debris.  We do a quick go over of the whole dog, removing a layer of hair, so when you are ready for a full groom, we have layers to work with.  For the best results hand-stripped dogs should come for a maintenance strip every 1-4 weeks depending on breed, and desired outcome. 

Single Services


Nail Trimming

Dogs

Dogs coming every 1-4 weeks

Rabbits/Guinea Pigs


16

8

10

Anal Glands

Only Service

With Any Bathing Service


8

Free

Coconut Oil Teeth Brushing

Only Service

With A Nail Trim or 

   Maintenance Package

With Any Bathing Service


10

7.50

 

7.50

Other Single Services

Ear Cleaning

Eye area Cleaning

Brushing


5

5

$25 for 15 min

Maintenance Packages


Haircut Dogs

Small

Medium

Large


45