Darby's Doghouse

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  • 3609 52nd Street

    Kenosha, WI 53144

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Darby goes out of her way to be helpful to dogs in need, her customers, and also is genuinely helpful to all of Kenosha's pet grooming personnel. If I had a customer with an emergency grooming need and did not have a time slot available, I would recommend him or her to call Darby. Keep up the good work Darby!

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Darby goes out of her way to be helpful to dogs in need, her customers, and also is genuinely helpful to all of Kenosha's pet grooming personnel. If I had a customer with an emergency grooming need and did not have a time slot available, I would recommend him or her to call Darby. Keep up the good work Darby!

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I find people like this "Marg" person very annoying, these type of people who have nothing better to do with their time but write nasty reviews on other peoples business, obviously she needs to get out and enjoy some life or better yet get her dog out for a walk. I know Darby personally and for someone to bash her in this unfair cruel way is just sad. Darby has done nothing but worked hard in continuing her education so she can provide the best care for these pets that come into her salon for grooming. For years I have traveled to shows and seminars with her to educate ourselves in this line of work. For someone to just say she has no knowledge about canine diseases, obviously has listened to her or seen the plaques on her wall proving that she quite a bit of knowledge in this business. One would have to wonder about what type of care they are really wanting to provide their own animal with if they are seeing a Vet who can diagnose diseases over the phone. First off just like Darby tried to tell this owner, there is no proof that her dog got kennel cough from Darby's place, there was only one Humane Society dog there at the time when her dog was dropped off, her husband saw the Humane Society dog there and was well aware of where it was from, he also showed no sign of being concerned about it and just left. I know if I was not wanting my dog to be left somewhere or even felt a bit uncomfortable about the situation I wouldn't leave my pet. After this clients Golden was done being groomed her dog was placed in a kennel on the other side of the shop no where near the Humane Society dog, her dog and this other dog did not come into contact with each other. This Humane Society dog short of being skinny and malnourished had no signs of any diseases or coughing, we were told by the Humane Society these dogs had been cleared by a Vet and vaccinated BEFORE they came for grooming. Darby does care a lot about each and every one of her clients and their pets, she never would have groomed the dog from the Humane Society if it hadn't been previously cleared by the Vet. Kennel cough is not a life threaten disease, more or less then a cold for dogs. We as humans come into contacts everyday that could make us sick with a cold, walking by someone, sharing an elevator, standing in line at the bank all those things could make you sick if that other person was sick also, same goes for dogs. Also one thing to note is Darby was barely given a chance to hold a normal adult conversation with this lady, "Marg" was demanding Darby pay for the Vet bill without being able to prove where her dog got sick. Darby did contact the Vet she went to and the Humane Society to try and clear this matter up, non of the Humane Society dogs have kennel cough, Darby's own personal dog was also at the shop that say, he is not sick either! There is no way to prove where this Golden picked up a "cold" that's like you or I trying to figure out where we caught our colds from, sometimes things happen, would you demand payment for a doctor visit from your hair stylist for getting sick while getting your own hair done? NO who does that? Colds and viruses are a part of life. Unfortunately kennel cough is a virus that can lay dormant for a while before coming out, stress can bring this out in a dog, the fact that this was the first time this dog had been seen by Darby is stress and change enough on a dog, who knows how long it had been since it was groomed last and where. Pointing fingers and arguing with someone that wont listen will not get you anywhere, Darby has a great client base and plenty of people who love her work, like the saying goes "you can't make everyone happy" but Darby does sure try to. I commend her for donating her time to help these Humane Society dogs, I wish her all the luck in she showing career and hope that one bad apple doesn't ruin it for all. Keep up the good work Darby!

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I find people like this "Marg" person very annoying, these type of people who have nothing better to do with their time but write nasty reviews on other peoples business, obviously she needs to get out and enjoy some life or better yet get her dog out for a walk. I know Darby personally and for someone to bash her in this unfair cruel way is just sad. Darby has done nothing but worked hard in continuing her education so she can provide the best care for these pets that come into her salon for grooming. For years I have traveled to shows and seminars with her to educate ourselves in this line of work. For someone to just say she has no knowledge about canine diseases, obviously has listened to her or seen the plaques on her wall proving that she quite a bit of knowledge in this business. One would have to wonder about what type of care they are really wanting to provide their own animal with if they are seeing a Vet who can diagnose diseases over the phone. First off just like Darby tried to tell this owner, there is no proof that her dog got kennel cough from Darby's place, there was only one Humane Society dog there at the time when her dog was dropped off, her husband saw the Humane Society dog there and was well aware of where it was from, he also showed no sign of being concerned about it and just left. I know if I was not wanting my dog to be left somewhere or even felt a bit uncomfortable about the situation I wouldn't leave my pet. After this clients Golden was done being groomed her dog was placed in a kennel on the other side of the shop no where near the Humane Society dog, her dog and this other dog did not come into contact with each other. This Humane Society dog short of being skinny and malnourished had no signs of any diseases or coughing, we were told by the Humane Society these dogs had been cleared by a Vet and vaccinated BEFORE they came for grooming. Darby does care a lot about each and every one of her clients and their pets, she never would have groomed the dog from the Humane Society if it hadn't been previously cleared by the Vet. Kennel cough is not a life threaten disease, more or less then a cold for dogs. We as humans come into contacts everyday that could make us sick with a cold, walking by someone, sharing an elevator, standing in line at the bank all those things could make you sick if that other person was sick also, same goes for dogs. Also one thing to note is Darby was barely given a chance to hold a normal adult conversation with this lady, "Marg" was demanding Darby pay for the Vet bill without being able to prove where her dog got sick. Darby did contact the Vet she went to and the Humane Society to try and clear this matter up, non of the Humane Society dogs have kennel cough, Darby's own personal dog was also at the shop that say, he is not sick either! There is no way to prove where this Golden picked up a "cold" that's like you or I trying to figure out where we caught our colds from, sometimes things happen, would you demand payment for a doctor visit from your hair stylist for getting sick while getting your own hair done? NO who does that? Colds and viruses are a part of life. Unfortunately kennel cough is a virus that can lay dormant for a while before coming out, stress can bring this out in a dog, the fact that this was the first time this dog had been seen by Darby is stress and change enough on a dog, who knows how long it had been since it was groomed last and where. Pointing fingers and arguing with someone that wont listen will not get you anywhere, Darby has a great client base and plenty of people who love her work, like the saying goes "you can't make everyone happy" but Darby does sure try to. I commend her for donating her time to help these Humane Society dogs, I wish her all the luck in she showing career and hope that one bad apple doesn't ruin it for all. Keep up the good work Darby!

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My name is Darby and I am the owner of Darby's Doghouse. I was contacted by the Safe Harbor Humane Society to groom several of the dogs that were seized from the puppy mill in Paris. I was more then happy to donate my services to help these poor dogs. All of these dogs had seen the Veterinarian and vaccinated. One of the dogs came in at 8:30 and I had it completely shaved by the time the first client dog and then this dog came for it's appointment. The Humane Society Standard Poodle was place in a large kennel along the South wall. I explained the dogs plight to each client and explained that all the dog's had a clean bill of health from the Veterinarian. The Husband dropped off the dog with no concern that a Humane Society dog was in the salon. I asked that the dog be picked up by Noon as the other Humane Society dogs were coming in after that time. I scooped up the hair and place it in a garbage bag and placed it outside. The grooming tables are cleaned between pets. I did not put her dog on a dirty hair filled table. I did apologize for the smell as the dog was covered in matted hair with urine. Mrs. M's dog was groomed and placed in a kennel along the Northwest wall. I phoned for pick up at approximately 11:30. It was after 12:15 when there dog was picked up, the rest of the Humane Society dogs arrived AFTER her dog left my salon. One Of the dogs were present along with 5 grooming clients and my own dog. None of the Humane society dogs have Kennel cough, which is what Mrs. M is claiming her dog received from my salon, even though her dog has had a Bortetella vaccination. Kennel Cough has many stains as our flu and colds do. It can be suppressed in a dog's body and resurface like a cold sore due to stress. This is the first time I had groomed her dog and it can be stressful to be at a grooming salon for the first time. When Mrs.M contacted me she was extremely rude and would not let me finish a sentence without interrupting me. I was a Veterinary Technician for 14 years before becoming a grooming and I am very knowledgeable about Kennel Cough. These dogs were given a clean bill of health. it is the same thing if a dog was purchased from a breeder, rescue, pet store or a neighbor...as long as they have seen a vet and are vaccinated we will groom them. None of the dogs at the Humane Society have shown any symptoms of Kennel Cough. I told Mrs. M I could not accept liability until there is proof that the Humane Society dog has Kennel Cough. Might I also add that her dog has NOT been seen by a Veterinarian. I have spoken to the Humane Society and they stand as firm as I do on this matter.

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My name is Darby and I am the owner of Darby's Doghouse. I was contacted by the Safe Harbor Humane Society to groom several of the dogs that were seized from the puppy mill in Paris. I was more then happy to donate my services to help these poor dogs. All of these dogs had seen the Veterinarian and vaccinated. One of the dogs came in at 8:30 and I had it completely shaved by the time the first client dog and then this dog came for it's appointment. The Humane Society Standard Poodle was place in a large kennel along the South wall. I explained the dogs plight to each client and explained that all the dog's had a clean bill of health from the Veterinarian. The Husband dropped off the dog with no concern that a Humane Society dog was in the salon. I asked that the dog be picked up by Noon as the other Humane Society dogs were coming in after that time. I scooped up the hair and place it in a garbage bag and placed it outside. The grooming tables are cleaned between pets. I did not put her dog on a dirty hair filled table. I did apologize for the smell as the dog was covered in matted hair with urine. Mrs. M's dog was groomed and placed in a kennel along the Northwest wall. I phoned for pick up at approximately 11:30. It was after 12:15 when there dog was picked up, the rest of the Humane Society dogs arrived AFTER her dog left my salon. One Of the dogs were present along with 5 grooming clients and my own dog. None of the Humane society dogs have Kennel cough, which is what Mrs. M is claiming her dog received from my salon, even though her dog has had a Bortetella vaccination. Kennel Cough has many stains as our flu and colds do. It can be suppressed in a dog's body and resurface like a cold sore due to stress. This is the first time I had groomed her dog and it can be stressful to be at a grooming salon for the first time. When Mrs.M contacted me she was extremely rude and would not let me finish a sentence without interrupting me. I was a Veterinary Technician for 14 years before becoming a grooming and I am very knowledgeable about Kennel Cough. These dogs were given a clean bill of health. it is the same thing if a dog was purchased from a breeder, rescue, pet store or a neighbor...as long as they have seen a vet and are vaccinated we will groom them. None of the dogs at the Humane Society have shown any symptoms of Kennel Cough. I told Mrs. M I could not accept liability until there is proof that the Humane Society dog has Kennel Cough. Might I also add that her dog has NOT been seen by a Veterinarian. I have spoken to the Humane Society and they stand as firm as I do on this matter.

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