Animal Lovers Pet Salon

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Full-service pet salon specializes in grooming all breeds of dogs and cats.
  • 2277 N Clybourn Ave

    Chicago, IL 60614

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  • 773-296-9343

About Animal Lovers Pet Salon

Hours
Tue-Sat 9am-6pm

Pets & Animals

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My black lab Murray has been going to Chip and his crew for 2 years now. Even though its a bit of a drive, its worth it for the care they show with my dog, the great value and the thorough work of taking a stinking dirty monster that likes to swim in the lake and returning a coiffed, great smelling dog to show off. Thanks guys!

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My black lab Murray has been going to Chip and his crew for 2 years now. Even though its a bit of a drive, its worth it for the care they show with my dog, the great value and the thorough work of taking a stinking dirty monster that likes to swim in the lake and returning a coiffed, great smelling dog to show off. Thanks guys!

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After trying a number of different groomers for my field golden retriever, I found Animal Lovers a little more than a year ago with a Groupon and have been going here ever since. Everyone is very friendly, professional and courteous. I am no longer surprised by what my dog is going to look like when I pick him up, because the grooming is always consistent. I fall in love with him again each time because he looks so handsome!

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After trying a number of different groomers for my field golden retriever, I found Animal Lovers a little more than a year ago with a Groupon and have been going here ever since. Everyone is very friendly, professional and courteous. I am no longer surprised by what my dog is going to look like when I pick him up, because the grooming is always consistent. I fall in love with him again each time because he looks so handsome!

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Chip does an excellent job with my dog Addison. I have brought my dog to a number of places and really like the quality of his work. I think the price is competitive and actually a bit cheaper than hwat I've paid in the past. They are very good with follow up and accomodate my busy work schedule. He also does overnights if necessary. Always nice to support a local place as well.

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Chip does an excellent job with my dog Addison. I have brought my dog to a number of places and really like the quality of his work. I think the price is competitive and actually a bit cheaper than hwat I've paid in the past. They are very good with follow up and accomodate my busy work schedule. He also does overnights if necessary. Always nice to support a local place as well.

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Chip grooms both my dog and cat. They are super friendly, and I love that I have somewhere close to take my cat that doesnt cost me a fortune, and helps keep my home hair free!

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Chip grooms both my dog and cat. They are super friendly, and I love that I have somewhere close to take my cat that doesnt cost me a fortune, and helps keep my home hair free!

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Chip was phenomenal in taking care of my cat, Jenna. Jenna has long hair that unfortunately gets tangled and matted now that she is older. I thought that it would be necessary to be shave Jenna to get rid of the matted hair because it was so close to her skin, but Chip was patient and worked and worked until he had combed out every single one of the hair clumps. He was chatty and fun during the whole experience. I can't say enough about the excellent service at this animal salon!

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Chip was phenomenal in taking care of my cat, Jenna. Jenna has long hair that unfortunately gets tangled and matted now that she is older. I thought that it would be necessary to be shave Jenna to get rid of the matted hair because it was so close to her skin, but Chip was patient and worked and worked until he had combed out every single one of the hair clumps. He was chatty and fun during the whole experience. I can't say enough about the excellent service at this animal salon!

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I absolutely loved the way Chip took care of my Spartacus!! Animal lovers pet salon is now Sparty's new home!!

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I absolutely loved the way Chip took care of my Spartacus!! Animal lovers pet salon is now Sparty's new home!!

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I have been taking our families dog, Maxi, there for years. The service there is great and the owner is warm and welcoming every single time we go in!

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I have been taking our families dog, Maxi, there for years. The service there is great and the owner is warm and welcoming every single time we go in!

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We have two cats groomed (lion cut) by Chip and he does such a fantastic job. One of the cats is older and has hip arthritis and Chip is so gentle with her. After their haircuts both cats are SO proud and happy! And for months after they are trimmed the amount of hairballs are greatly reduced. Thank you to Chip and his team at Animal Lovers Pet Salon!

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We have two cats groomed (lion cut) by Chip and he does such a fantastic job. One of the cats is older and has hip arthritis and Chip is so gentle with her. After their haircuts both cats are SO proud and happy! And for months after they are trimmed the amount of hairballs are greatly reduced. Thank you to Chip and his team at Animal Lovers Pet Salon!

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My cat Lucy gets a lion cut 2-3 times each year. Chip does a fantastic job on Lucy, she looks so cute and she knows it. Chip is really great with Lucy and respects her if she's in a bad mood (just waits while she relaxes a bit) I know cats are not easy and love that Chip gives her such a great cut.

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My cat Lucy gets a lion cut 2-3 times each year. Chip does a fantastic job on Lucy, she looks so cute and she knows it. Chip is really great with Lucy and respects her if she's in a bad mood (just waits while she relaxes a bit) I know cats are not easy and love that Chip gives her such a great cut.

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When I arrive at the salon with my scruffy little "hybrid" dogs they are given a warm and enthusiastic welcome. When I come to pick them up they are happy and relaxed, gorgeous, and smell really good. Chip does a terrific job on them, as he knows how to keep them looking just like their little "one-of-a kind" selves..only better! Also, they are taken on time, and are ready when promised. As a matter of convenience, there is a reserved parking space right in front. What a great experience!

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When I arrive at the salon with my scruffy little "hybrid" dogs they are given a warm and enthusiastic welcome. When I come to pick them up they are happy and relaxed, gorgeous, and smell really good. Chip does a terrific job on them, as he knows how to keep them looking just like their little "one-of-a kind" selves..only better! Also, they are taken on time, and are ready when promised. As a matter of convenience, there is a reserved parking space right in front. What a great experience!

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We have been bringing our dog to Chip for years and would not go anywhere else!

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We have been bringing our dog to Chip for years and would not go anywhere else!

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Chip and everyone at Animal Lovers do a great job grooming my two dogs, a labrador and a daschund. I just had my dogs groomed today, and am completely happy with the grooming they did on my dogs. My dogs love it there, too, and are

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Chip and everyone at Animal Lovers do a great job grooming my two dogs, a labrador and a daschund. I just had my dogs groomed today, and am completely happy with the grooming they did on my dogs. My dogs love it there, too, and are

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Very professional. Nice to my dog who is a little afraid of grooming salons. They always cut my dogs hair EXACTLY the way I ask. Always friendly and my dog is alwaya ready to be picked up at the time they say.

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Very professional. Nice to my dog who is a little afraid of grooming salons. They always cut my dogs hair EXACTLY the way I ask. Always friendly and my dog is alwaya ready to be picked up at the time they say.

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Chip has been taking care of Max for the past 5 years. I always trust that Max will be well taken care of while he is there and look fabulous after his visit.

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Chip has been taking care of Max for the past 5 years. I always trust that Max will be well taken care of while he is there and look fabulous after his visit.

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We have been taking our 2 Shih Tzu's to Animal Lovers for over 12 years. Our boys are always groomed to perfection. The prices are competitive. We never receive the dogs back stressed. They are always happy so we know they've been treated well. A few times we have tried a different groomer just for the convenience since we live in River North. Over and over we came to the conclusion that we are always pleased with Chip and his team and no longer need to try anywhere else.

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We have been taking our 2 Shih Tzu's to Animal Lovers for over 12 years. Our boys are always groomed to perfection. The prices are competitive. We never receive the dogs back stressed. They are always happy so we know they've been treated well. A few times we have tried a different groomer just for the convenience since we live in River North. Over and over we came to the conclusion that we are always pleased with Chip and his team and no longer need to try anywhere else.

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i have been taking my little baby here for 4 years now and they know who she is by name already., her name is tuki. unique name.
they treat her with love and care. she is fussy but the owner knows her temper and knows how to hande her carefully. it is a bit of a drive for me but i cant go no where else. i trust them with her. great place for all types of dogs.

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i have been taking my little baby here for 4 years now and they know who she is by name already., her name is tuki. unique name.
they treat her with love and care. she is fussy but the owner knows her temper and knows how to hande her carefully. it is a bit of a drive for me but i cant go no where else. i trust them with her. great place for all types of dogs.

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I have been getting my cat groomed here for over a year now. I can tell Chip takes pride in his work, and my Persian cat looks great every time. Also, the prices are very reasonable.

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I have been getting my cat groomed here for over a year now. I can tell Chip takes pride in his work, and my Persian cat looks great every time. Also, the prices are very reasonable.

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I have been taking my high anxiety dog to Chip for years now. They are so good with her. Her coat is so shiny and healthy and I love how she smells so good after. She gets "beautified" every three weeks. Wouldn't dream of taking her anywhere else. Thanks Chip+crew!!

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I have been taking my high anxiety dog to Chip for years now. They are so good with her. Her coat is so shiny and healthy and I love how she smells so good after. She gets "beautified" every three weeks. Wouldn't dream of taking her anywhere else. Thanks Chip+crew!!

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I have been bringing my dog here for a long time and you guys do an excellent job grooming him. Thank you for your service

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I have been bringing my dog here for a long time and you guys do an excellent job grooming him. Thank you for your service

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Simon just passed after 12 years and 4 months. In that time, he knew many groomers and had many friends. He retired to Long Beach a couple of years ago and passed away today.

We have many great memories with Chip and I am happy to see he is still doing what he does so well.

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Simon just passed after 12 years and 4 months. In that time, he knew many groomers and had many friends. He retired to Long Beach a couple of years ago and passed away today.

We have many great memories with Chip and I am happy to see he is still doing what he does so well.

Pros: It's Chips business

Cons: it is not in California

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Seven years ago, I rescued a longhaired dachshund who was a fear biter with strangers. My own dogs have smooth coats so I had never been to a groomer. I went to Animal Lovers on the recommendation of another rescuer, who had four longhairs and loved Chip.

When I took Milo in for his first grooming, I warned Chip about his biting issues. .Milo had not been groomed in a long time--maybe never--and he was a mess: his hair was long and matted and his nails were very long. Several hours later, I picked up a gorgeous, beautifully groomed dog. Chip laughed when I asked if he'd had any problems with Milo. He apparently trusted Chip completely and hadn't had to be muzzled, even when his nails were clipped.

Months of work with Milo, including expensive training by professionals, failed to solve his problem, so I adopted him myself. Seven years later, we are still going to Chip for regular grooming. Milo trots right in with his tail wagging and comes home looking beautiful. Every time.

At one point in my life, when I was insanely busy, I took Milo to a groomer near the office where I worked, just to save time. It was a fancy grooming place and expensive--and they did a really bad job. Lesson learned.

I've recommended Chip to many friends, and they're all loyal customers. I think Chip is wonderful and I wouldn't go anywhere else.

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Seven years ago, I rescued a longhaired dachshund who was a fear biter with strangers. My own dogs have smooth coats so I had never been to a groomer. I went to Animal Lovers on the recommendation of another rescuer, who had four longhairs and loved Chip.

When I took Milo in for his first grooming, I warned Chip about his biting issues. .Milo had not been groomed in a long time--maybe never--and he was a mess: his hair was long and matted and his nails were very long. Several hours later, I picked up a gorgeous, beautifully groomed dog. Chip laughed when I asked if he'd had any problems with Milo. He apparently trusted Chip completely and hadn't had to be muzzled, even when his nails were clipped.

Months of work with Milo, including expensive training by professionals, failed to solve his problem, so I adopted him myself. Seven years later, we are still going to Chip for regular grooming. Milo trots right in with his tail wagging and comes home looking beautiful. Every time.

At one point in my life, when I was insanely busy, I took Milo to a groomer near the office where I worked, just to save time. It was a fancy grooming place and expensive--and they did a really bad job. Lesson learned.

I've recommended Chip to many friends, and they're all loyal customers. I think Chip is wonderful and I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Pros: Superior grooming skills, great with my dogs

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Chip is a true hero to my dog Oscar. It was a Thursday night and I was trying to get Oscar an appointment for Saturday morning. I spent hours looking for just the right groomer when I came across these postings. I have to admit the things people have to say about Chip seemed to good to be true. I figured I would give him a shot and called him at around 10:30 pm. To my surprise he actually answered. Since it was so late at night I was expecting an answering machine. Chip took the time to answer all of my questions and was able to get Oscar in that weekend. I arrived a few minutes before they officially opened but there was already someone there ready to take him in. She was great. She noted all of my special request with out the usual grunts I usually get from Petsmart employees. I received a call that Oscar was ready and it was at the time they estimated he would be. This was definite first for me. When they brought him over to me he looked perfect. He hair was cut just as I asked. My dog usually goes through a depression period after every grooming but not this time. He was just as happy as he usually is. I would definitely recommend Chip and his staff. Oscar will be returning for years to come.

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Chip is a true hero to my dog Oscar. It was a Thursday night and I was trying to get Oscar an appointment for Saturday morning. I spent hours looking for just the right groomer when I came across these postings. I have to admit the things people have to say about Chip seemed to good to be true. I figured I would give him a shot and called him at around 10:30 pm. To my surprise he actually answered. Since it was so late at night I was expecting an answering machine. Chip took the time to answer all of my questions and was able to get Oscar in that weekend. I arrived a few minutes before they officially opened but there was already someone there ready to take him in. She was great. She noted all of my special request with out the usual grunts I usually get from Petsmart employees. I received a call that Oscar was ready and it was at the time they estimated he would be. This was definite first for me. When they brought him over to me he looked perfect. He hair was cut just as I asked. My dog usually goes through a depression period after every grooming but not this time. He was just as happy as he usually is. I would definitely recommend Chip and his staff. Oscar will be returning for years to come.

Pros: reachable even after work hours

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This was my second visit with my 2 Cats, Wrigley and Melrose. I like to have them groomed once every 2 months. This place is so awesome!! Chip and his staff are so good with my boys. I drop them off and pick them up a few hours later. I get them home and they are so happy to be cleaned and groomed. Their nails are done, Ears cleaned spotless, de-shedded and totally spotless. I cannot believe how anybody could write a bad review of this place unless maybe it is something personnal and not related to the grooming. This place is the most professional I have ever been to. Chip and his staff really care about your animals and try to make them as comfortable as humanly possible. I will be back in 2 months and every 2 months as long as my boys and I live..This place Rocks...Larry, Melrose and Wrigley say THANKS!!!!!

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This was my second visit with my 2 Cats, Wrigley and Melrose. I like to have them groomed once every 2 months. This place is so awesome!! Chip and his staff are so good with my boys. I drop them off and pick them up a few hours later. I get them home and they are so happy to be cleaned and groomed. Their nails are done, Ears cleaned spotless, de-shedded and totally spotless. I cannot believe how anybody could write a bad review of this place unless maybe it is something personnal and not related to the grooming. This place is the most professional I have ever been to. Chip and his staff really care about your animals and try to make them as comfortable as humanly possible. I will be back in 2 months and every 2 months as long as my boys and I live..This place Rocks...Larry, Melrose and Wrigley say THANKS!!!!!

Pros: 100% Professional, Friendly, Caring!!

Cons: NONE

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Chip is a sereal dog abuser - do not go here

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Chip is a sereal dog abuser - do not go here

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My dog came home with open cuts and scabs all over her body. She was not moving, shaking, and not herself. I called Chip and demanded an explanation as to why she had cuts all over her body and was hut and in distress and he had no explanation. His response was "everything was great". This is a huge lie as my dog was injured here and Chip could not even tell me why! I have heard such horrible stories from other people who took their dogs here, please keep your dog as far away from this place as possilbe.

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My dog came home with open cuts and scabs all over her body. She was not moving, shaking, and not herself. I called Chip and demanded an explanation as to why she had cuts all over her body and was hut and in distress and he had no explanation. His response was "everything was great". This is a huge lie as my dog was injured here and Chip could not even tell me why! I have heard such horrible stories from other people who took their dogs here, please keep your dog as far away from this place as possilbe.

Pros: NONE

Cons: This Salon Hurts Dogs

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I have a small Shih Tzu who HATES being groomed. He has been groomed in many places in Chicago, and Animal Lovers is the best! He usually hates the process, and is super stressed out throughout the ordeal...sometimes he would even come home and hide after a grooming session.

I was referred to Chip by another dog owner who loved him - everything she told me was right.

This place is great - definitely recommend them!!!

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I have a small Shih Tzu who HATES being groomed. He has been groomed in many places in Chicago, and Animal Lovers is the best! He usually hates the process, and is super stressed out throughout the ordeal...sometimes he would even come home and hide after a grooming session.

I was referred to Chip by another dog owner who loved him - everything she told me was right.

This place is great - definitely recommend them!!!

Pros: Great personel, they love dogs!

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I have been bringing my dogs to Animal Lover's for over 10 years. Chip and staff have always been extremely nice to both myself and my animals. My dogs (two goldens currently, but also a pyr and a collie) always look forward to going in the store. They look fantastic when I pick them up, and it's not ridiculously expensive like some other grooming places. Spending the day in a strange environment can be stressful to some animals, but the staff at Animal Lovers really cares about the pets they groom. I have always been informed if anything looks unusual (i.e., the start of an ear infection) or if they have any concerns. I will continue to use and fully recommend them.

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I have been bringing my dogs to Animal Lover's for over 10 years. Chip and staff have always been extremely nice to both myself and my animals. My dogs (two goldens currently, but also a pyr and a collie) always look forward to going in the store. They look fantastic when I pick them up, and it's not ridiculously expensive like some other grooming places. Spending the day in a strange environment can be stressful to some animals, but the staff at Animal Lovers really cares about the pets they groom. I have always been informed if anything looks unusual (i.e., the start of an ear infection) or if they have any concerns. I will continue to use and fully recommend them.

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Chip and Staff agreed to groom my ungroomable dog a few years ago and Sammy has been a loyal customer ever since. My very long haired and shaggy Australian Shepard was "black-balled" from many groomers on the Northside and we had given up, when my husband looked in the phone book and called.

Very accommodating.

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Chip and Staff agreed to groom my ungroomable dog a few years ago and Sammy has been a loyal customer ever since. My very long haired and shaggy Australian Shepard was "black-balled" from many groomers on the Northside and we had given up, when my husband looked in the phone book and called.

Very accommodating.

Pros: Great at what they do.

Cons: Far from my house

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We've taken our dog to Chip's business for more than three years, and it's great. Our little guy always comes back looking perfectly groomed, ready for a dog show. Also, he's used to Chip, and isn't freaked out when we take him in for grooming. We've also left him with Chip while we were away on vacation, and he always comes home in good body and spirit. We would recommend Animal Lovers to everyone.

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We've taken our dog to Chip's business for more than three years, and it's great. Our little guy always comes back looking perfectly groomed, ready for a dog show. Also, he's used to Chip, and isn't freaked out when we take him in for grooming. We've also left him with Chip while we were away on vacation, and he always comes home in good body and spirit. We would recommend Animal Lovers to everyone.

Pros: Caring services for pets

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The staff at Animal Lover's are so friendly and helpful. I take my maltese, Gil, there every month. They always fit him in even if it is last minute. They treat him like he is a king! I wouldn't go anywhere else.

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The staff at Animal Lover's are so friendly and helpful. I take my maltese, Gil, there every month. They always fit him in even if it is last minute. They treat him like he is a king! I wouldn't go anywhere else.

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I have never been so happy with the service I get from Animal Lovers. Chip does the best cut on my Wheaton-mix dog. His cut is always even and grows out perfectly. It didn't matter what other salon or who cut Bailey before it was never right. I was always able to see clipper lines and would have to end up trimming something on him myself to make sure his cut would last more than 3 weeks. With Chip I can easily go the 6 weeks + or more and he still looks adorable. Two thumbs up for the friendly & caring staff here. It's been almost a year since I found this place and I know Bailey is as happy as me that I did!!
Thanks to the pet photographer (never got his name) that I met in the Veterinary Clinic on Lincoln that recommended Chip to me. I've never been happier!

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I have never been so happy with the service I get from Animal Lovers. Chip does the best cut on my Wheaton-mix dog. His cut is always even and grows out perfectly. It didn't matter what other salon or who cut Bailey before it was never right. I was always able to see clipper lines and would have to end up trimming something on him myself to make sure his cut would last more than 3 weeks. With Chip I can easily go the 6 weeks + or more and he still looks adorable. Two thumbs up for the friendly & caring staff here. It's been almost a year since I found this place and I know Bailey is as happy as me that I did!!
Thanks to the pet photographer (never got his name) that I met in the Veterinary Clinic on Lincoln that recommended Chip to me. I've never been happier!

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We have been going to Chip at Animal Lover's for 8 years now. Chip and staff are excellent groomers, great with the animals, and very courteous and friendly. My Bichon Frise, Sophie, always looks great when we pick her up.

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We have been going to Chip at Animal Lover's for 8 years now. Chip and staff are excellent groomers, great with the animals, and very courteous and friendly. My Bichon Frise, Sophie, always looks great when we pick her up.

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Chip and staff are wonderful!! After taking my nervous dog there a few times she seems much more at ease. Her coat is so shiny and smells great for days! Prices are very reasonable and they are very accommodating when setting appointments. Highly recommended. Just wish I found them a few years ago.

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Chip and staff are wonderful!! After taking my nervous dog there a few times she seems much more at ease. Her coat is so shiny and smells great for days! Prices are very reasonable and they are very accommodating when setting appointments. Highly recommended. Just wish I found them a few years ago.

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I have two Golden Retrievers and I have been going to Chip and his team at Animal Lovers for the past 4 years. I have tried the other places, but there is truly no comparison when it comes to Animal Lovers. Chip used to groom show dogs and knows exactly how to groom each breed. He also uses an amazing Oatmeal shampoo that makes my pups glisten for weeks. Service is always prompt but make sure you call ahead for an appointment as he fills up quickly. I promise, once you use Animal Lovers, you will never want to step foot in any of those National/Chain grooming places. His prices are very competitive but even more importantly, your dog/cat will be thanking you for days for letting Animal Lovers groom them.

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I have two Golden Retrievers and I have been going to Chip and his team at Animal Lovers for the past 4 years. I have tried the other places, but there is truly no comparison when it comes to Animal Lovers. Chip used to groom show dogs and knows exactly how to groom each breed. He also uses an amazing Oatmeal shampoo that makes my pups glisten for weeks. Service is always prompt but make sure you call ahead for an appointment as he fills up quickly. I promise, once you use Animal Lovers, you will never want to step foot in any of those National/Chain grooming places. His prices are very competitive but even more importantly, your dog/cat will be thanking you for days for letting Animal Lovers groom them.

Pros: Easy Street Parking

Cons: Sometimes tough to get appointment as they fill up quickly.

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Chip and his staff have been keeping my dogs happy for many years, which is why I love Animal Lovers and believe you will, too. Chip thoroughly understood Riley's predecessor, Brigid, who was a character to say the least, and not the easiest dog to groom or board. When Brigid stayed at Chip's while I was away, she always came home safe, sound and amazingly calm. Riley has experienced the same trustworthy care both when groomed and when boarding. Riley is usually a little anxious when he arrives for grooming, but after getting hugs all around, he settles down and looks amazingly cute when I pick him up. I wouldn't trust Riley with anyone else--and I'm pretty sure Riley feels the same way. You couldn't ask for a better salon or boarding experience for your pet.

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Chip and his staff have been keeping my dogs happy for many years, which is why I love Animal Lovers and believe you will, too. Chip thoroughly understood Riley's predecessor, Brigid, who was a character to say the least, and not the easiest dog to groom or board. When Brigid stayed at Chip's while I was away, she always came home safe, sound and amazingly calm. Riley has experienced the same trustworthy care both when groomed and when boarding. Riley is usually a little anxious when he arrives for grooming, but after getting hugs all around, he settles down and looks amazingly cute when I pick him up. I wouldn't trust Riley with anyone else--and I'm pretty sure Riley feels the same way. You couldn't ask for a better salon or boarding experience for your pet.

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I have been traveling to Clybourn from Bronzeville for the past 12 years. My standard Poodle, Armani has always been treated with the utmost care and when he leaves the salon he is straight out of the picture books. The staff is very alert while your companion is in their care. One of the staff even alerted me to a possible health issue. Thant let me know how much they care.

While it is a long trip in rush hour, I make the trip gladly, knowing Armani will be well taken care of and gorgeous when I pick him up.

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I have been traveling to Clybourn from Bronzeville for the past 12 years. My standard Poodle, Armani has always been treated with the utmost care and when he leaves the salon he is straight out of the picture books. The staff is very alert while your companion is in their care. One of the staff even alerted me to a possible health issue. Thant let me know how much they care.

While it is a long trip in rush hour, I make the trip gladly, knowing Armani will be well taken care of and gorgeous when I pick him up.

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My standard poodle has been going to Chip for many years, for the majority of her visits they have listened to how I want her groomed since it changes through out the year. The are very affordable and she is usually ready around the time they tell me when I drop her off. The staff is very friendly. I feel very comfortable leaving my dog in Chip's hands for the day.

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My standard poodle has been going to Chip for many years, for the majority of her visits they have listened to how I want her groomed since it changes through out the year. The are very affordable and she is usually ready around the time they tell me when I drop her off. The staff is very friendly. I feel very comfortable leaving my dog in Chip's hands for the day.

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I have been taking my dog to Animal Lovers for almost 10 years now ever since my dog was a puppy. They were recommended to me at the time and I have been going there about once a month for all of those years. Chip and his staff are, without a doubt, "Animal Lovers" and they take fantastic care of each and every pet that arrives. The staff is friendly, accommodating, and from the person who washes the pets to the Groomers and the Receptionist, they care very much for all of the pets and take care of them as if they were their own. My dog actually misbehaved emotionally a couple of times and they simply let me know and continue to accept him back with open arms. I really appreciate the care and love they give my dog and I will continue to bring him all the way from downtown Streeterville to their location at Clyborn, just South of Fullerton, on a monthly basis. Thanks so much to Chip and the staff for their love of animals and their professionalism!!

Sincerely,

Sheryl Kutun

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I have been taking my dog to Animal Lovers for almost 10 years now ever since my dog was a puppy. They were recommended to me at the time and I have been going there about once a month for all of those years. Chip and his staff are, without a doubt, "Animal Lovers" and they take fantastic care of each and every pet that arrives. The staff is friendly, accommodating, and from the person who washes the pets to the Groomers and the Receptionist, they care very much for all of the pets and take care of them as if they were their own. My dog actually misbehaved emotionally a couple of times and they simply let me know and continue to accept him back with open arms. I really appreciate the care and love they give my dog and I will continue to bring him all the way from downtown Streeterville to their location at Clyborn, just South of Fullerton, on a monthly basis. Thanks so much to Chip and the staff for their love of animals and their professionalism!!

Sincerely,

Sheryl Kutun

Pros: Easy Street parking, great service, friendly atmosphere, professional job.

Cons: I only wish they were located in streeterville close to my residence.

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We love Chip and the entire staff at Animal Lovers. Our dog is a family member, and Chip is the only person we'd ever trust with him! In fact, I think Chip is the only one our dog, Austin, listens to...

There have been numerous groomers that have opened up closer to us, but we have not even considered changing because of the excellent job Chip does. Austin always come back clean, fluffy and happy! They are very accomodating with scheduling, and if Austin has any issues (i.e. skin conditions), they take extra care. I highly recommend Chip and Animal Lovers for your pets!

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We love Chip and the entire staff at Animal Lovers. Our dog is a family member, and Chip is the only person we'd ever trust with him! In fact, I think Chip is the only one our dog, Austin, listens to...

There have been numerous groomers that have opened up closer to us, but we have not even considered changing because of the excellent job Chip does. Austin always come back clean, fluffy and happy! They are very accomodating with scheduling, and if Austin has any issues (i.e. skin conditions), they take extra care. I highly recommend Chip and Animal Lovers for your pets!

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Even though this salon is kinda hidden, it's definitely worth seeking out. The staff is very professional and helpful, and my two dogs are always excited to stop by for grooming. They've had nothing but good barks to say about the salon, I have to agree with them.

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Even though this salon is kinda hidden, it's definitely worth seeking out. The staff is very professional and helpful, and my two dogs are always excited to stop by for grooming. They've had nothing but good barks to say about the salon, I have to agree with them.

Pros: Staff, professionalism, service

Cons: Kinda hidden

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My dog and I have enjoyed the wonderful pet services at Animal Lovers for more than 15 years. There isn't anyone I would trust more than owner, Chip, with my darling dogs! I've also used his at-home boarding services on many occasions. The staff at the salon is so caring - working with frightened animals - and always enthusiastically greeting two and four-footed customers. You will do your dog and/or cat a favor by having them groomed by Chip and his wonderful staff.

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My dog and I have enjoyed the wonderful pet services at Animal Lovers for more than 15 years. There isn't anyone I would trust more than owner, Chip, with my darling dogs! I've also used his at-home boarding services on many occasions. The staff at the salon is so caring - working with frightened animals - and always enthusiastically greeting two and four-footed customers. You will do your dog and/or cat a favor by having them groomed by Chip and his wonderful staff.

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Why go to a 'big box' pet store for grooming when you get personalized caring attention from Chip and Company? Montone 'the bruiser' Rosenfeld can be aggressive and feisty at times, but Chip has a way of putting Montone at ease. Pets can sense a caring environment-- and Animal Lovers really does it well. We have been taking Montone to Animal Lovers since he was 3 months old-- 4 years and many haircuts later, I can honestly say we are lucky to have the folks at Animal Lovers keeping Montone looking good. Thanks Chip and keep up the good work! Jonathan Rosenfeld. Wags and Wiggles.

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★★★★★

Why go to a 'big box' pet store for grooming when you get personalized caring attention from Chip and Company? Montone 'the bruiser' Rosenfeld can be aggressive and feisty at times, but Chip has a way of putting Montone at ease. Pets can sense a caring environment-- and Animal Lovers really does it well. We have been taking Montone to Animal Lovers since he was 3 months old-- 4 years and many haircuts later, I can honestly say we are lucky to have the folks at Animal Lovers keeping Montone looking good. Thanks Chip and keep up the good work! Jonathan Rosenfeld. Wags and Wiggles.

Pros: The most caring staff you could ever want

Cons: None

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We brought our goldendoodle puppy to Animal Lovers to fix the awful haircut she received from another groomer the day before. I called on Friday and was able to book an appointment Saturday morning. I showed Chip, the owner, pictures of the cut I wanted and he was very receptive. When I came back to pick up my puppy, which did take about 2 hours longer than expected (understandable since it was a busy Saturday), I was shocked by how amazing she looked! Chip had really done an excellent job of interpreting the pictures. My puppy was thoroughly cleaned and clipped and looked totally comfortable in the salon. They obviously took great care of her in my absence and I can't wait to take her back again.

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We brought our goldendoodle puppy to Animal Lovers to fix the awful haircut she received from another groomer the day before. I called on Friday and was able to book an appointment Saturday morning. I showed Chip, the owner, pictures of the cut I wanted and he was very receptive. When I came back to pick up my puppy, which did take about 2 hours longer than expected (understandable since it was a busy Saturday), I was shocked by how amazing she looked! Chip had really done an excellent job of interpreting the pictures. My puppy was thoroughly cleaned and clipped and looked totally comfortable in the salon. They obviously took great care of her in my absence and I can't wait to take her back again.

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We brought our goldendoodle puppy to Animal Lovers to fix the awful haircut she received from another groomer. I called on Friday and was able to book an appointment Saturday morning. I showed Chip, the owner, pictures of the cut I wanted and he was very receptive. When I came back to pick up my puppy, which did take about 2 hours longer than expected (understandable since it was a busy Saturday), I was shocked by how amazing she looked! Chip had really done an excellent job of interpreting the pictures. My puppy was thoroughly cleaned and clipped and looked totally comfortable in the salon. They obviously took great care of her in my absence and I can't wait to take her back again.

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★★★★★

We brought our goldendoodle puppy to Animal Lovers to fix the awful haircut she received from another groomer. I called on Friday and was able to book an appointment Saturday morning. I showed Chip, the owner, pictures of the cut I wanted and he was very receptive. When I came back to pick up my puppy, which did take about 2 hours longer than expected (understandable since it was a busy Saturday), I was shocked by how amazing she looked! Chip had really done an excellent job of interpreting the pictures. My puppy was thoroughly cleaned and clipped and looked totally comfortable in the salon. They obviously took great care of her in my absence and I can't wait to take her back again.

Pros: Great staff, beautiful work

Cons: None

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I brought my dog here and he came home with BLOODY nails and a cut on his ear. The owner tried to cover it up and tell me a story that was a lie.

VERY DISHONEST and RUDE!!!

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I brought my dog here and he came home with BLOODY nails and a cut on his ear. The owner tried to cover it up and tell me a story that was a lie.

VERY DISHONEST and RUDE!!!

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I've been going to Animal Lovers for 2 years, and they do an excellent job. I have two very small poodles and my wife and I are both very particular about their haircuts. After a few tries at big Petco type places and watching some 16 year old dropout take them from me, grab an electric razor, and go to town I started searching for someplace that had a professional who knew more about animal grooming than me. We stumbled across Chip (the owner and groomer) by sheer dumb luck on our way home one day and decided to give him a try.

First, you NEED to call ahead for an appointment and often more than a day in advance. It's not like the big box animal stores that you can just drop by whenever and they'll take 30 minutes and do it in front of you. Second, it takes a long time (typically at least 4 hours), but Chip is happy to explain exactly what they do, why it takes so long, and why he does it that way. Third, at $90 total for my two small dogs, I wouldn't call it a bargain, but when I consider what I paid before and the quality, there is no comparison. I can't say it's the best in the city, because I haven't tried that many other groomers, but I'm thankful that since I found Animal Lovers I won't ever have to!

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I've been going to Animal Lovers for 2 years, and they do an excellent job. I have two very small poodles and my wife and I are both very particular about their haircuts. After a few tries at big Petco type places and watching some 16 year old dropout take them from me, grab an electric razor, and go to town I started searching for someplace that had a professional who knew more about animal grooming than me. We stumbled across Chip (the owner and groomer) by sheer dumb luck on our way home one day and decided to give him a try.

First, you NEED to call ahead for an appointment and often more than a day in advance. It's not like the big box animal stores that you can just drop by whenever and they'll take 30 minutes and do it in front of you. Second, it takes a long time (typically at least 4 hours), but Chip is happy to explain exactly what they do, why it takes so long, and why he does it that way. Third, at $90 total for my two small dogs, I wouldn't call it a bargain, but when I consider what I paid before and the quality, there is no comparison. I can't say it's the best in the city, because I haven't tried that many other groomers, but I'm thankful that since I found Animal Lovers I won't ever have to!

Pros: Quality, Knowledge, Love of animals

Cons: Often takes well over 4 hours

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I have brought my cat in multiple times and I am very comfortable bringing her here. I used to take her to another place and I asked that they not bathe her, as she is always traumatized by this kind of experience. The ended up bathing her and charged me for it--after I told them I specifically asked them not to and I didn't feel that I should have to pay they would not work with me at all. I found Animal Lover's and they have been very easy to work with, they are to the point, and they do a good job. I have stopped in while my cat is being groomed and they work fast because she is squirmy, but they also pay attention to the detail of the cut. One time she stopped breathing on the table and they gave her mouth-to-mouth to revive her and she has been fine since. That kind of dedication to animals is why I feel safe when I drop her off. I will be moving soon so I have to find a new place, which is not a fun thought for me.

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I have brought my cat in multiple times and I am very comfortable bringing her here. I used to take her to another place and I asked that they not bathe her, as she is always traumatized by this kind of experience. The ended up bathing her and charged me for it--after I told them I specifically asked them not to and I didn't feel that I should have to pay they would not work with me at all. I found Animal Lover's and they have been very easy to work with, they are to the point, and they do a good job. I have stopped in while my cat is being groomed and they work fast because she is squirmy, but they also pay attention to the detail of the cut. One time she stopped breathing on the table and they gave her mouth-to-mouth to revive her and she has been fine since. That kind of dedication to animals is why I feel safe when I drop her off. I will be moving soon so I have to find a new place, which is not a fun thought for me.

Pros: flexible with requests, knowledgeable

Cons: should try to schedule in advance as they are busy

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We're not regular customers of Animal Lovers, having used their services only twice over the last year,
but were treated well anyway. We took our two cats in for grooming. The first one is a red Abyssinian
grand champion former show cat who is used to being bathed and groomed, and so isn't much of a
a challenge. She keeps herself in good order; the grooming did add some shine and texture to
her coat.

However, our second cat is a domestic shorthair former alley cat who has developed something of a
reputation among the vet assistants for his "rambunctious" behavior. He developed thick mats in his
coat from his habit of sprawling on any available surface, and is a bit lax in his self-grooming due to
being overweight. When we picked him up the mats had been cleanly shaved out and his hair
brushed over so there were no signs they had ever existed. The buildup of loose fur in his undercoat
was gone, and as part of the standard treatment his claws had been trimmed and his ears cleaned
out. It was like getting a new cat! (Our other cat literally thought he was new. His previous musky
scent had been replaced by a slight flowery fragrance. She no longer recognized him and attacked
as soon as I let him out of the cat carrier. It will take a few days of separation before he smells as he
did before and tranquility can resume. I think next time I will ask for a fragrance free shampoo.) He was
also not in the least upset and actually behaved himself. Chip is a cat whisperer as well as a dog whisperer,
or perhaps a reincarnation of St. Francis or Gotama Buddha.

We took the cats in on a Saturday, which is the busiest time of the week. Be prepared for a wait
of 3-4 hours if you don't have a Sat. morning appointment. If possible, try to get your dog or cat in on
a weekday to avoid the crowd. Animal Lovers is across the street from a Salvation Army location so you
can dispose of excess worldly goods on the same trip.

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We're not regular customers of Animal Lovers, having used their services only twice over the last year,
but were treated well anyway. We took our two cats in for grooming. The first one is a red Abyssinian
grand champion former show cat who is used to being bathed and groomed, and so isn't much of a
a challenge. She keeps herself in good order; the grooming did add some shine and texture to
her coat.

However, our second cat is a domestic shorthair former alley cat who has developed something of a
reputation among the vet assistants for his "rambunctious" behavior. He developed thick mats in his
coat from his habit of sprawling on any available surface, and is a bit lax in his self-grooming due to
being overweight. When we picked him up the mats had been cleanly shaved out and his hair
brushed over so there were no signs they had ever existed. The buildup of loose fur in his undercoat
was gone, and as part of the standard treatment his claws had been trimmed and his ears cleaned
out. It was like getting a new cat! (Our other cat literally thought he was new. His previous musky
scent had been replaced by a slight flowery fragrance. She no longer recognized him and attacked
as soon as I let him out of the cat carrier. It will take a few days of separation before he smells as he
did before and tranquility can resume. I think next time I will ask for a fragrance free shampoo.) He was
also not in the least upset and actually behaved himself. Chip is a cat whisperer as well as a dog whisperer,
or perhaps a reincarnation of St. Francis or Gotama Buddha.

We took the cats in on a Saturday, which is the busiest time of the week. Be prepared for a wait
of 3-4 hours if you don't have a Sat. morning appointment. If possible, try to get your dog or cat in on
a weekday to avoid the crowd. Animal Lovers is across the street from a Salvation Army location so you
can dispose of excess worldly goods on the same trip.

Pros: Thorough job of grooming, even with difficult pets

Cons: Wait times are long on the weekends, can be difficult to get an appointment

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We are longtime, loyal customers of Animal Lover's. They are always great at last minute scheduling, and most importantly, our dogs don't come back to us cowering in fear. They actually look forward to their "spa day!"

Chip is Chicago's version of the dog whisperer. We wouldn't take our pets anywhere else.

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★★★★★

We are longtime, loyal customers of Animal Lover's. They are always great at last minute scheduling, and most importantly, our dogs don't come back to us cowering in fear. They actually look forward to their "spa day!"

Chip is Chicago's version of the dog whisperer. We wouldn't take our pets anywhere else.

Pros: Great staff, great with animals

Cons: Can get very busy on weekends

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I have never been treated so rudely. I made a first appointment for my dog yesterday. The receptionist told me that she would schedule an appointment at 11:30, but that the timing could be flexible, so we could show up whenever so long as we were there within 4 hours of closing. My fiance arrived at 1:15 (they close at 5:30), but the owner refused to groom my dog because we were "late." I never got a message from them that we should not come. When I called to speak to the owner, he wouldn't let me speak to explain the misunderstanding, interrupted me and then hung up on me. I would never trust my dog with someone who would speak to a prospective customer like that.

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I have never been treated so rudely. I made a first appointment for my dog yesterday. The receptionist told me that she would schedule an appointment at 11:30, but that the timing could be flexible, so we could show up whenever so long as we were there within 4 hours of closing. My fiance arrived at 1:15 (they close at 5:30), but the owner refused to groom my dog because we were "late." I never got a message from them that we should not come. When I called to speak to the owner, he wouldn't let me speak to explain the misunderstanding, interrupted me and then hung up on me. I would never trust my dog with someone who would speak to a prospective customer like that.

Cons: Rude, Offensive, Dishonest

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