We use only experienced certified dog groomers. Therefore, our services are executed according to breed standard haircuts unless requested otherwise by the pet parent. We realize people's preferences vary and we accommodate those tastes.
Grooming can be stressful for a lot of pets. In an effort to minimize the stress of grooming, we can assign pets to groomers upon request so the care given your dog will be provided by the same groomer each visit. We also provide grooming services in a “cage free environment”.
Your pet can enjoy our pet playroom until you arrive. Pet parents are able to meet with your pet's assigned groomer to exchange information about your dog, including health issues and unique personality characteristics.
Our shop combines all grooming services into "full-groom" packages. For example, a set groom package fee for any breed will include nail trim, pad shaving, ear cleaning, anal gland expression if needed, bath and haircut of your choice. Prices are based on a sliding scale and typically range from $50 - $100 depending on the breed, age, disposition, overall health, coat type and condition upon presentation. Figures quoted are baseline fees only. Handstripping for terriers is $65.00/hour. Additional surcharges will apply only for cases of flea baths, the use of medicated shampoo, dog aggressive behavior, or excessive matting. (Knotted hair that is extremely dense, or is tight enough to grip the skin.) Extreme matting surcharge is additional $20.00. This is expensive, we know. But please keep in mind that brushing out is sometimes not an option, and shaving animals who have extreme mats is no fun for the animals or the groomers. It hurts the animal and puts them more at risk for injury and vet visits, takes the groomer longer to groom your pet than what would usually be the case, and puts the groomer at more risk for injury as well. We are happy to answer price questions over the phone. However, please remember that groom price quoting over the phone can be inaccurate because the animal's coat condition will not able to be accurately evaluated by our groomers without seeing the dog at the time the quote is made.
A brief description of each service we offer is below. We do also offer these services a la carte. It is not necessary to wait until a full groom is necessary to bring your pet in for nail trim, teeth brushing, ear cleaning, or anal gland expression. Each service performed a la carte is $15.00. Flea bath and medicated shampoo baths are an additional $10.00 above the breed bathing or groom package price. Deshedding/brushout only appointments are $20 - $40 (Breed Dependent).
De-shedding - De-shedding is the thinning of the undercoat for double coated breeds like Husky, Newfoundland, Golden Retriever, Pomeranian, and Samoyed, for example. This procedure is painless, and eliminates the discomfort caused by matted hair pulling on your dog's skin and minimizes the amount of loose hair dropped in your home. It is recommended that de-shedding be done every grooming visit. Breed specific needs dictate the frequency of this grooming procedure. We do not, however, recommend shave downs of double coated breeds. This will destroy the coat.
Oatmeal Baths - Bathing with oatmeal shampoo is standard. Oatmeal soothes itchy, dry skin.
Medicated Shampoo Baths - Medicated shampoo is designed to help animals recover from a variety of skin disorders. We are happy to help bathe your pet according to your veterinarian's prescribed treatment plan using your prescribed shampoo.
Flea Baths - We use a shampoo made from the yucca plant. It kills fleas, yet is non-toxic to your pet and the environment. No pyrethrins.
Hand Stripping - This procedure is recommended for wire-haired terriers exclusively and show dogs. The procedure involves plucking out the top layer of hair from the dog's body. It doesn't hurt the dog because the hair is already dead. To not compromise the coat's color or texture integrity, terriers should never be groomed using clippers.
Nail Clipping - Nail clipping is the cutting and filing of toenails and should be part of your pet's normal monthly grooming routine. Dogs typically do not like getting their nails clipped. Our certified groomers approach nail clipping in a positive, cooperative manner. They work with your dog by taking into account your dog's breed temperament and personality to reduce the stress and anxiety dogs often experience during the nail clipping procedure. Nail clipping and grinding are the same price.
Anal Gland Expression - This is the elimination of accumulated anal sac fluid to prevent infection. Done each groom session. Signs Your Dog May Need Anal Gland Expression: Discomfort is evidenced by the dog dragging its posterior on the ground, licking or biting at the anus, sitting uncomfortably, having difficulty sitting or standing, or chasing its tail. Discomfort may also be evident with impaction or infection of the anal glands. Anal gland impaction results from blockage of the duct leading from the gland to the anus opening. The gland is usually painful and swollen.
Teeth Brushing - The use of a tooth brush and our gentle, tartar-resistant cleaning formula to clean the dogs teeth and soothe gums.
Haircuts and Styling - These are performed to breed specific standards, unless otherwise requested by the customer.
Dog Play Time - This is an exclusive service offered by Carolina Pet Spa that is typically not offered at other groom shops. The dogs are welcome to come in to their appointments early and play with other dogs before their grooming. This allows them to burn off pent up or nervous energy and makes grooming less stressful for them.
CAROLINA PET SPA SPECIALS
AUGUST SPECIALS - RECEIVE 10% OFF ANY FULL PACKAGE OR ALA CARTE SERVICES Offer valid Tuesdays and Thursday throughout the months of June or August. Not to be combined with other offers. CALL US TO MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT 919-801-0388
BIRTHDAY DISCOUNTS - Your pet is a part of the family. Receive 10% off services performed for your pet during their birthday month. This offer must be mentioned at the time your appointment is booked in order to be valid. Not to be combined with other offers
REFER A FRIEND - Refer a friend to Carolina Pet Spa and receive 10% OFF your next service. Referred friend must mention current CPS client name for the offer to be valid. Offer good for first time customers only. Not to be combined with other offers
CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAM - BECOME PART OF OUR CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAM. Receive a loyalty card. Pay full price for 5 services/grooms, receive 10% OFF the 6th service/groom.
BATHING ONLY MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM - BECOME PART OF OUR CUSTOMER BATHING MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM. Schedule 3-6 monthly bathing appointments in advance, and receive $5.00 off each bathing session. Payment in full must be received at time of booking to be eligible for this discount program. Funds are nonrefundable for missed appointments.
PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENT PROGRAM - GET REWARDED FOR BOOKING STANDING APPOINTMENTS. Schedule your pet's appointments for 6-12 months in advance and receive $5.00 off each service/groom.
PRE-PAID PROGRAM - THIS IS FOR THE BUDGET-MINDED PET OWNER. Pay for several of your pet's grooming appointments in advance as a lump sum and receive credit as each service/groom is performed. Initialing an ongoing balance tally within a pre-approved signed written contract is required for this arrangement. Ask any of our staff members for further information.
GIFT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM - Purchase a gift certificate and receive $5.00 discount on your own pet's next service/groom.