We welcome new customers every day at Love Fur Dogs! Please call 847-LUV-DOGS to set up your first appointment!
While it may be possible to get an appointment sooner, in general, we recommend at least a week in advance to book your appointment to meet your optimal schedule. During the days and weeks in advance of a major holiday, generally, appointments should be booked well in advance.
First time customers at our grooming shop will be greeted by Jennifer, our Master Groomer, best scheduled in advance, to get a personalized consultation on your dog’s haircut and grooming needs. We have many wonderful grooming options, no matter the grooming needs or lifestage or breed of your dog.
First, our VIP (Very Important Puppy) package – four visits, training for a lifetime of grooming, beginning at 8-10 weeks of age, every two weeks until 16 weeks of age – for only $50.
We are one of the few grooming shops that allow owners to stay and accompany their pet for the entire groom, if there is a special concern that the owner thinks their presence would be in the best interests of their pets.
We believe that every dog deserves to be groomed, and we will do our best to welcome any dogs with special needs and get them groomed, in partnership with you, their owners, and seeking guidance from your veterinarian.
We are known for being that grooming shop that will try to go that extra mile to brush out a matted coat, if your dog tolerates it, if you prefer the longer, fluffier look.
No matter what, we will endeavor to give you the look and groom that you want for your dog. Please come prepared to tell us exactly what YOU want. We will give you all the benefit of our award-winning expertise to deliver the best groom possible for your dog.
On your first visit, you will be asked to complete a release form to get your dog and family into our database. You should read this form thoroughly, and if you want to save time at your first check in, you can download the form and bring it with you already completed. Please allow about 10 minutes at least during your first intake to discuss your groom and tell us about your dog. You can also fill out the release form there in our lobby if you prefer not to bring it already completed.
State of Illinois and Cook County regulations require us to collect the exact date (due dates as presented by your veterinarian) of your dog’s vaccines. If you titer test your dog instead of vaccines, that documentation is an acceptable alternative. Please contact your veterinarian to get a copy of your records emailed to us, if you prefer. They can be emailed to us at Grooming@LoveFurDogs.com.
The release also covers authorizing emergency treatments for your pet, should that rarity become necessary.
One somewhat unique aspect of the Love Fur Dogs experience is our incredible transparency. Owners can walk through our entire facility. Because you can easily see into our grooming area and be heard by your pet from our lobby, we DO ASK that you do not come to pick up your dog until our reception staff calls you to tell you that the groom is completed, or gives you a specific time out. In general, we tell owners to plan on most average dog grooms to last half a day (4-5 hours) but can make one or two “express” grooms possible each day if you book ahead for an 8 a.m. time slot, and if you have a medical or behavioral reason why an express groom is best for your dog.
Thank you for bringing your beloved dog to us for grooming!