Abarkus Pet Spa
800 Holly St, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Parking: Lot, Free
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
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I have been taking my Bichon to Doug and Luann since they first opened here. In fact another groomer that I had always taken my dog to actually referred me to them because she was quitting and she knew them. My dog looks like a show dog each and every time I take her to them. And more importantly, she is so excited to see them when we go. She can't wait to get in the door there! Doug and Luann have given me so much great advice, from preventing tear stains to advising me on vet visits. my dog is almost 13 years old and I attribute a lot of her longevity to the advice and care she has received from Abarkus. They are the only ones I trust with my baby and I cant thank them enough for the care and love they give to her! And Luann gives my kitty a bath amd haircut twice a year also. The cat is also 12 years old and is as calm as can be when she gors to Abarkus. They are true professionals!!! Very thankful they are in Lake Charles!
Jackson the Goldendoodle was was an 7 month old puppy That had Never been groomed or EVEN Brushed , he was MATTED to the skin. WE EACH HAVE OVER 45 yrs experience of Grooming/Breeding and are Extremely caring and Knowledeable on Every Pet we take care of. Occasionaly a nick does occur on a pet. If this should happen it is immediately treated and the owner is informed on pick up. There was No Nicks on Jackson but he could of chewed a hot spot with having the Matted Coat removed which came off of Him in 1 Solid Pelt of hair
I love Doug and LouAnn! They are Certified Show Groomers and make my rescued Lhasa mix look like a show dog! I have been to many groomers and in my opinion they are the best in Lake Charles. They really love animals. By the way, not all home dog breeders are puppy mills! They may not live in a palace but I have never seen unsanitary conditions and they have told me that they are regularly inspected by Calcasieu Parish Animal Control, which I believe. I think it is nice to look out for the welfare of our furry friends, as I do by rescuing my pets instead of buying them. However, don't go overboard and try to destroy a legitimate business run by animal lovers just because you don't believe in backyard breeding or mixing breeds. Have a heart for humans as well as animals.
12/27/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This grooming business appears to be a front for a small-scale commercial breeding operation located in a former residence. A curtain in the former living room hides the rest of the facility from patrons. The relaxing doggy spa is located out back on the open PORCH, facing a dirt yard inhabited by three apparently unwanted products of breeding experiments -- Airedale Terriers crossed with Standard Poodles. There's nothing creative or new about mixing dog breeds to see what you'll get. It isn't ""designing"", and it eventually results in dogs that nobody wants. Want to conduct experiments? How about taking a science class?
A fourth Airedale/Poodle mix is seen living inside in a converted bedroom which houses toy breeds kept in cages. The living room contains even more cages of toy breeds. No love and kissies for any of these guys. Just endless hours sitting on uncomfortable wire, deprived of sensory stimulation (other than the smell of their own excrement wafting up from underneath their cages) and human contact. What a life for animals that have sensitive noses and that were bred for human companionship.
""Airedoodle"". This is not a breed. They could grow up to be like either parental breed or anything in between. They are mutts, plain and simple. So is your Yorkipoo, Cockapoo, and Maltipoo, and they're worth no more than the cost of the initial vet visit for a first round of jabs.
There's also no such dog breed as a ""teacup"" or ""tiny teacup"" anything. The AKC standard for Chihuahuas' weight is up to 6 pounds. Yorkies, up to 7 pounds. A 3.5 pound Yorkie is a YORKIE. The use of ""teacup"" nomenclature is a scam by breeders to upgrade poorly-bred dogs and charge more for them -- dogs deliberately bred to the smaller end of the weight range for their breed, usually at the expense of health, temperament, and conformation.
Visit the AKC website for more information and for assistance in finding a reputable breeder.