Give Us A Call
To book an appointment, or if you have questions, give us a call. We can be reached at 816 358-7387
New Protocols To Ensure Safety
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be following the official recommendations for social distancing and sanitation. Your safety and the health and well being of our employees is important to us. The protocols we are following take extra time, and require minor changes in the way we do things.
- We are open for curbside service only.
- When you arrive for your scheduled appointment, give us a call and we will come out and get your pet.
- For safety, we request that your dog be wearing a leash along with a collar that is tight enough that your dog won’t accidentally slip out of it.
- We are wearing masks, and would love it if you would also be wearing one.
- If you are running late for your appointment to pick up or deliver your dog, please let us know so we can plan accordingly.
- We are short staffed and the safety protocols are time consuming and slow us down, so expect that you may have to wait for as long as 2 or more weeks for an appointment to become available.
- Please be patient. We are doing our best.
Heavenly Pets has been crazy busy ever since it stopped snowing, and we are booking 2 sometimes 3 weeks ahead of ourselves. We need another groomer! We really do!
So, if you have grooming experience, your own tools, a desire to work, and a love for dogs, we’d love to have you come and work for us. This is a full time, commission based, position.
Interested? Give us a call at 816 358-7387, or feel free to stop by during our regular business hours.
Grooming Is Important Even In Winter
“Good grooming can help even a long haired dog to better withstand the elements. After spending time in snow and rain, a dog with a neatly brushed, mat-free coat will dry out faster than a dog whose coat has lacked such attention. Neatly trimmed hair around the paws will limit the amount of snow, ice, and mud that can accumulate.”
~Deb Eldredge, DVM
20 Reasons Why Your Dog’s Haircut Costs More Than Yours
Here’s something fun! It’s the top 20 reasons why your dog’s haircut costs more than yours.
- Your hairdresser doesn’t give you a bath.
- Your hairdresser doesn’t give you a manicure and a pedicure.
- You don’t try to bite or scratch your hairdresser.
- You don’t wiggle, spin or try to jump out of the hairdresser’ s chair.
- Your hairdresser only cuts the hair on your head, not your whole body.
- You don’t try to hump the hairdresser.
- Your hairdresser doesn’t wipe boogies from your eyes.
- Your hairdresser doesn’t pluck and clean your ears.
- Your hairdresser doesn’t squeeze your anal glands.
- You don’t poop or pee on your hairdresser while you are getting your hair cut.
- Your hairdresser does not remove fleas or ticks.
- You don’t go 6 weeks (or more) without brushing or washing your hair.
- You don’t try to bite the clippers, scissors, brush, nail clippers or dryer.
- It doesn’t take 3 people to trim your nails.
- Your hairdresser doesn’t have to de-mat your hair.
- Your hairdresser would never wash your butt.
- You don’t splash water all over your hairdresser, the floor, and the room, while getting your hair washed.
- Your hair dresser doesn’t give you a “sanitary trim.”
- Drying your hair doesn’t blow massive amounts of fluff and dander all around that gets on everything.
- You don’t howl or bark while having all this done!
Our Client Photo Album
If you are one of our regular clients, we’d love to have your pet included in our gallery. You can share the photo on our facebook page. Thanks so much for visiting our photo gallery!
Proper Grooming Is Important
Proper grooming is an important part of pet care. It not only makes your pet look better, but contributes to his or her physiological and psychological health.
Brush your dog thoroughly every day. This helps keep his or her hair in good condition by removing dirt, spreading the natural oils throughout the coat, preventing tangles from forming and keeping the skin clean and free from irritation.
It is best to start brushing your dog at an early age, but do not despair if he or she is an older animal. It is possible to train one to enjoy grooming. Proceed slowly, and be sure to use treats and plenty of praise to make the experience fun!
If you can hear your dog clicking over your floors, the toenails are too long. Nails that are too long can cause serious problems for your dog. Long nails are uncomfortable, can cause damage to muscles and tendons, can cause serious injury if the nails catch on something and tear off.
Have your dog’s nails trimmed about once per month. If you do it yourself, you’ll need a clipper designed specifically for the size of dog you have. Either a scissor-style or guillotine-style clipper can be used. You should also purchase a small bottle of blood-clotting powder, such as Kwik Stop.
If trimming your dog’s toenails isn’t something you feel comfortable with, we’re always happy to cut them for you, the cost is $14. (If you’re having your pet groomed, toenail trims are included and there is no extra charge.)
Ear care is an important part of grooming. Ear infections can not only be painful, but lead to permanent hearing loss. The signs of a problem with a dog’s ears include redness, constant scratching, head shaking and odor. Always check the ears before and after swimming making certain they are dried out after getting out of the water.
Dogs can get cavities and develop periodontal disease, so their teeth should be cleaned at least twice per week. Rub teeth with gauze or cheese cloth soaked in a baking soda solution. Specially formulated toothpaste and cleaners are available for dogs too. Along with regular cleaning you can help maintain healthy teeth by providing chew toys and using hard dog foods.
When brushing your dog’s teeth, it is best to use a small toothbrush that has soft bristles. If your dog will allow it, we’ll be happy to brush their teeth as part of the grooming process. The charge for teeth brushing is $10.00. Cleanings performed by a veterinarian may also be required, particularly as your dog ages.
Bathe your dog once every two months or as often as needed. Be sure to brush him or her before each bath in order to get all of the tangles out of his or her coat. If you skip that step, and bathe your pet without brushing first, tangles will turn into mats. Matted hair is much more difficult to brush out, and may require shaving.
Please do not show up early in hopes that your dog will be ready, this can be very upsetting for your dog. If we are running ahead of schedule, we will call you. If you know you will be late for your scheduled appointment, please call. We do charge an extra fee for dogs that are left past closing time.
- LATE FEES:
If we have to stay late because your dog was left past closing time, you will be charged accordingly. Dogs that are not picked up within a reasonable time frame will be boarded at Raytown Gregory Animal Health Center at the owner’s expense.
- CREDIT CARD POLICY:
We do accept credit and/or debit cards. There is a $1.00 service charge.
We do accept checks from local banks. Out of town checks, however, are not accepted. Please be prepared to show ID when writing a check. There is a $20 service charge for returned checks.
- ELDERLY ANIMALS:
We do have a lot of experience with elderly dogs, and take the extra time necessary to ensure that their grooming experience is as stress free as possible. If your dog is very frail, we may require a release from your Veterinarian assuring us that your pet is strong and healthy enough for the grooming experience.
Pets with fleas will automatically be treated at owner’s expense. Flea treatments are available with grooming only.
We do not do the extensive type of de-matting that causes trauma and pain to your animal.
A high percentage of cats that will require trims or shaves do not tolerate the experience well, and will need sedation. The sedation is done by the capable veterinarians at Raytown Gregory Animal Health Center. You will need to call Raytown Gregory (816-353-6681) to schedule the sedate. There is a separate fee for the sedation and there will be paper work that must be signed before they can proceed.
- AGGRESSIVE DOGS:
If your dog’s aggression can be handled without sedation, there is a special handling fee based on how long the groom takes. If we find that your dog (or cat) cannot be safely groomed, we will recommend sedation.
If your dog or cat cannot be safely groomed, we will recommend sedation. The sedation is done by the capable veterinarians at Raytown Gregory Animal Health Center. You will need to call Raytown Gregory (816-353-6681) to schedule the sedate. There is a separate fee for the sedation and there will be paper work that must be signed before they can proceed.
The city of Raytown requires that all dogs, cats, and ferrets be vaccinated against rabies. We are required, by law, to make sure that every pet we groom is current on this vaccine. If your dog or cat is not current, you can have them vaccinated during their grooming appointment. You’ll need to make arrangements for that by calling the Raytown Gregory Animal Health Center (816-353-6681).
Heavenly Pets is a full service grooming salon with extensive knowledge of all breeds. We are passionate about our craft and stand behind the quality of our work. Whenever possible, we will tailor and customize your pet’s trim to meet your personal taste.
We are committed to making sure that your pet’s grooming experience is as stress free as possible. Because of this commitment, please see our policy page if your dog is extensively matted, has an aggressive temperament, or if you have a cat.
- Veterinary care:
As an added convenience veterinary services can be arranged while your pet is here for grooming. Simply call the Raytown Gregory Animal Health Center and make arrangements for your pet to be seen by a veterinarian while at Heavenly Pets being groomed. Their phone number is: 816-353-6681.
- Products We Use:
We use only organic, biodegradable, natural shampoos and conditioners. Our flea shampoo is an herbal preparation that is safe for use in combination with other flea control products. It does not have a residual effect.
- Our Prices:
Unless you are one of our regular clients, we cannot give you an exact quote without first seeing your pet.
Heavenly Pets is conveniently located at the intersection of Raytown Rd and Gregory in Raytown, MO. Our grooming shop is housed in the Raytown Gregory Animal Health Center, and our entrance is towards the back of the building at the end of the parking lot.
The address is:
- 7037 Raytown Rd
- Raytown, MO
For detailed instructions on how to find us from any location, follow this link to mapquest.com.