10/10/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I called back and he was very nice and agreed to give them a flea bath at no charge. Now I feel bad for writing anything negative as we have been a customer for years. I am updating the rating and applauding him for doing this for free especially in this economy and knowing that there was a risk the dog got it in the yard.
I will continue to go here based on the last call and my other wise non eventful dog groomings over 3 years
I was a customer for several years and last weekend our dogs were cleaned. Six days later we found flea dirt on one of our dogs. I called and the owner stated that he could give me 50% off a flea cleaning and I said that I believe he got the fleas there. He stated that a week later is impossible, yet I find this online:
""There is a dog flea also that occasionally is responsible for flea infestations, ... The incubation period for this disease is 6 to 14 days.""
Perhaps he got the fleas outside, always a possibility. But we have never had a problem before and went no where different than our backyard.
Based on the incubation period, I have no reason to believe that it did not occur at the Barking Lot.
Perhaps 50% off is a good deal. As a small business owner myself, I am put off by the 50% off instead of a free flea bath but it is his business.
I will not return nor can I recommend them. I don't know if I am more upset that the owner does not know the incubation period of fleas or the 50%, or the the fact that I have fleas in my house 6 days after they were there.
We visited on the first weekend in October, 2009.