K-9 Korral Dog Grooming
15184 E 13 Mile Rd
Warren, MI 48088
My friendly, 20 lb dog gets groomed 6-8…
My friendly, 20 lb dog gets groomed 6-8 times a year. He is 8 years old. What that translates to is he's been groomed in the neighborhood of 50 times in his life thus far. Probably, at least half of the folks who've ever groomed him all have said what a sweet, friendly dog he is. Every time, when I pick him up from any groomer, upon seeing me, he starts jumping and wags his tail with all his might. Some places he seems more eager than other places to get the heck out of there.
We had a groomer in the past who's quality was deteriating, so I have been trying other groomers again lately. I tried K-9 for the first time last month. I was quoted $35-40. When I picked him up, I was told it would be $40 - I don't really understand why, there were no matts, or any special needs he had that would make the job more difficult. When he came out, he was walking slowly, didn't wag his tail, and did not jump at all. He needed a little help getting into the car (never has ever before in his entire life.) He laid down, with his head on the seat the whole way home. This was actually a little alarming because this is something I've never ever seen him do. When he got home, he was not quite himself for about a half an hour: moving slowly, tripped twice, wouldn't fetch, etc.
I did call to see if they gave him any sort sedation. They said they did not and that no ethical groomer would ever do that.
So, to be honest, I don't know if his sluggish behavior was due to him being severely traumatized there, or if they did, indeed, sedate him. Either way, you couldn't pay me to take my dog back there. I would encourage you not to take YOUR dog there either.