Ratings and Reviews
Great with my difficult doggie!
I live in the peninsula and made my appointment with Jackie at 650-949-4357. Making the appointment was very simple -- Jackie explained the grooming charges and what to expect from their service. I called Aussie PetMobile because ZiggyJ can be a stinker of a pup with a short fuse when it comes to being on the groomer's table. Erica, the groomer who came to my house, arrived on time, was friendly and professional, and was done in about an hour. She told me my boy was difficult at first but then he settled down and behaved himself very well. I was very pleased with the end result and will definitely use Aussie PetMobile (and Erica) again!
Great store with addt'l svcs - puppy socials, yappy hour, daycare, and now grooming
We went to Bella and Daisy's for PupStart, which is a weekly social for puppies 9-16 weeks old. We got to meet and interact with other puppies in a safe environment and received excellent training pointers at each session. Products: They carry unique doggy clothing, collars, leashes, and other accessories in addition to food, treats, dog bowls, etc. And they have a terrific bakery. Services: They have the aforementioned weekly puppy social and Friday yappy hours. They also have a daycare and just added a groomer who has received high praises from a puppy trainer that I happen to be very fond of. The store is very clean and laid out nicely. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. If you are in or near the area, you owe it to yourself to check out Bella and Daisy's at least once. I think you'll like them.
Love the raw food and bulk treats
We visited the Dolores Park location after puppy class on Saturday and picked up some liver treats out of the bulk bin and a container of Jeffrey's own raw food made with chicken and yams. This stuffed nicely into the Kongs and both ZiggyJ and Clementine enjoyed it tremendously! The liver treats don't cause "cannon butt" the way freeze-dried liver cubes do. We're going back again this Saturday!
When your regular vet is closed....
Thank goodness for All Animals Emergency Hospital! ZiggyJ hadn't even been with us for 72 full hours when we had to make an emergency trip to the vet last night (Sunday). Our regular vet saw ZiggyJ the day after he arrived - he has a small umbilical hernia that we were aware of but knew it was something that could be repaired when he is neutered. What we did not know is these things can change in size with physical activity. After a day of hard play Sunday evening, ZiggyJ's abdomen had a mushy bubble the size of a lima bean where barely a pea-sized spot had been before. In 2003 we took Buddy (our Great PyreneesX - decd 2004) with dehydration after a bout of vomiting from vestibular disease, they did only what was necessary to make him well until we could see our regular vet. I like that they did not go over the top with treatment. My only complaint is what we went through in 2002, when we took a dog in that was in respiratory failure at 3am on a Sunday night. The dog had bloody fluid in her lungs. Possible diagnosis was a tumor or CHF. Our choices were to wait and take her to our regular vet when they opened several hours later or euthanize her. She seemed to be suffering so much that we chose the latter. Being my first experience with euthanasia, I did not know we could have had her sedated first, then have the pink stuff pushed. They gave her both at the same time and the experience was traumatic for us and the dog. Knowing what I know now, I would have asked for palliative care and taken her to my own vet later. I don't blame the establishment for this as much as I do the doctor we had to see that night. Her first words before examining the dog were something about nobody wakes her up at 3am unless it's something really bad. (duh, it's an emergency hospital) They took really good care of us last night and the doctor was very thorough in explaining the umbilical hernia and what to watch for if it were to become an emergent situation and really put my mind at ease. Being the only game in town on a Sunday night, they were quite busy but the wait was worth the piece of mind -- as was the $79 exam fee.