Two weeks ago, I was invited to visit a newly opened dog salon called “A Dog’s Life Pet Salon”.
Mama learnt over time to take my cue whenever I visit grooming places. If I feel bad vibes, I would stop dead in my tracks and mama would understand and bring me away. But when I like a place, I would walk right in and sniff around. This was what I did at A Dog’s Life Salon. I was greeted by two dogs; their fur parents, Ros and Maisy own the place!
The place was new and clean, and Ros and Maisy were really friendly. They greeted me by name and I licked them in return 😉
Here was my groomer, Mo, blowing me dry after a good bath. Mo used to work in Hong Kong, and he was trained and certified in the States. This explains why he was showing mama more creative ways to cut my hair. As a conservative pup, I was praying mama didn’t choose anything too edgy. Lucky for me, mama was equally traditional and stuck to the usual westie cut for my face! As for the body, Mo recommended to shave me down due to my skin condition so that it could “breathe”. How does that work?!
Mama also spoke with the senior groomer there who recommended mama a series of eight spa treatments that he concocted himself with natural herbs. Apparently, many people swear by it! Unfortunately, the treatments need to be done every three days. Mama is still considering it.
What mama liked about this place was that Ros and Maisy are dog owners themselves, and are able to identify with customers who share similar issues with their dog’s health and behaviour. It’s definitely a place where you can feel at home.
Price: For my size, the price is $60 for full grooming.
Quality: 7/10. Mama was pretty satisfied with my haircut. I personally think Mo did a good job with my face! This place didn’t pull out all my hair in the ear, which some owners prefer. However, they also didn’t shave my butt and private area thoroughly. I’m sure this could have been solved by giving them feedback after the cut but mama only realised this when she got home. Tip – Always check your furkids before leaving the salon!
Service: 8/10. Ros and Maisy were really nice and sociable, and mama was allowed to stay there and watch me throughout the session. If you do not like to wait in the salon, you can also pop by any of the hipster cafes in the Tiong Bahru neighbourhood for brunch or coffee!
Do share your experience after you visit!
Address: 32 Eng Hoon St. [Directions]