At Kristin's Whiskers and Paws, L.L.C. we are committed to the highest quality styling and caring for your pet. Our trained, courteous staff provides the utmost in skin and coat care. Try us and the difference will be immediately obvious. No shake-and-bake hair cuts with anonymous service here. We get to know our clients, their pets, and their specific needs. And with our convenient hours and services, the difference is clear. Call today for an appointment, and be on your way to a happier, healthier pet.
Discover the Difference
We are dedicated to providing the highest level of service and standards possible. Our fully trained and caring staff are here to provide unparalleled grooming and bathing for your pet. Here are some of the things that make us different:
- Specialized skin and coat care services
- ISCC DermaTech certified stylist
- One-on-one client consultations
- Requirement of pets' up-to-date vaccinations
- Stringent sanitation standards - UV sanitizers used
- Non-smoking environment
- No tranquilizers used
- Convenient hours; Open Weekdays 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
- Centrally located
- Free informational brochures and pamphlets
- Pet supplies and treats
Bath & Brush
Our baths consist of an initial hands-on skin and coat evaluation. At this time any skin or health problems are noted and proper treatment is recommended. Then the ears are cleaned, hair plucked and nails trimmed. The pet is then bathed with the required shampoos and conditioners, and the anal glands are externally expressed. Any additional client requested services such as teeth brushing, SPA treatments, dipping, or the FURminator® treatment are also performed at this time. After the bath, the pet is towel dried, velocity dried, and then finally, fluff or kennel dried. Finishing consists of a comb through of the entire pet with a fine-toothed greyhound comb. If requested, cologne and a bandana or bows are applied.
Grooms consist of everything in the bath & brush with the inclusion of the hair styling/trim specified for your pet's breed or coat condition.
Grooming should be done at least once a month. This is done to keep your pet's coat free from dirt, oil, matts and parasites. Grooming also to keeps the nails, anal glands and ears in a healthy condition. If you go longer between grooms, we suggest at least getting a bath and brush in between. We also suggest setting up your next appointment when you pick up your pet as we book up quickly.Here is a list of prices for common breeds and extra services. Please note that all prices are estimates and the size of the pet, the condition of its coat and its demeanor or health will dictate final pricing. Sales tax is not included.
Puppies should start the grooming process as soon as possible. We suggest starting them just after they have their second set of puppy shots or around 12 weeks old. We find that having an early start on grooming leads to a happier, healthier pet.
FURminator® Shed-less Treatment
The FURminator® Treatment will make both long and short-haired dogs look and feel better. Within one to two treatments, the FURminator® has been proven to reduce shedding up to 90%.
The FURminator® starts with a bath & brush. Once the pet is clean, it is then soaked in the FURminator® Shed-less solution to loosen dead hair and undercoat. After soaking the pet is velocity dried to remove a large portion of the loose hair, and then the FURminator® tool is used to remove the rest.
Lavish your pet with one of our botanical plant and flower extract spa treatments. (Prices shown are in addition to base groom or bath prices)
includes Fresh Bath Shampoo, Fr esh Facial Scrub, Nail Buff, Paw Treatment, Refreshing Aromatherapy Treatment and Nourish Vitamin Conditioner
includes Renew Bath Shampoo, Fresh Facial Scrub, Renew Aromatherapy Treatment and Nourish Vitamin Conditioner
includes Comfort Bath Shampoo, Comfort Aromatherapy Treatment and Nourish Vitamin Conditioner
Davis Therapuetic Shampoos
To help address skin and coat issues at home, we have a full line of Davis Therapuetic Shampoos and Conditioners.
SPA Lavish Your Pet Shampoos/Conditioners
For bringing home the Spa experience for your pet, we have the line of SPA Lavish Your Pet Shampoos and Conditionners.
Flea & Tick Treatments
We carry a line of spoton flea and tick treatments, dips, flea shampoos and yard treatments.
Collars and Leashes
We have a selection of stylish leather and nylon collars and leashes.
We have all the grooming and styling tools that you will need to provide coat maintenance at home between professional grooms.
Pet Treats and Toys
A selection of dog toys and treats.
Coming Soon -
Handmade Canine Shampoos and Conditioners
Daily Coat Maintenance
In order to provide proper coat care at home, owners should brush their pets often. The proper tools are just as important as daily brushing. We suggest using a medium/fine greyhound comb to remove matting and undercoat from long and dual-coat breeds. Pay special attention to the areas under the legs, neck, rear, and belly. Once the comb can be run through all the pet's hair with ease, then finish up with a slicker brush to smooth the coat and remove any loose hair the comb missed. You can also use the slicker brush before the comb to work through stubborn matting and undercoat, but just be careful not to brush burn the pet. If you have a short hair breed, a daily once over with a slicker brush can remove dead hair, and stimulate blood flow to the pet's skin.
A daily regimen of brushing may be hard to start, but once the habit is established you will find you have a healthier, happier pet.
Oral hygiene is very important the the overall welfare of your pet. Daily brushing can prevent bad breath, tartar build up, and tooth loss. There are many brands of brushes and pastes on the market. Make sure the toothpaste you use is specifically formulated for pets, though, as human toothpaste can cause stomach problems.
Tartar build up and plaque can also be reduced by specially formulated pet foods, water additives, and dental pet toys. Check with your vet to see what is recommended for your pet's special dental needs.
Shake, Rattle & Roll
Most of us have seen it. The child who holds on to the leg of a parent anxious at being left on the first day of school. Well, the same goes for pets. No matter the size, breed, or demeanor of the pet, most don't like being left. The standard reaction to separation anxiety is to shake, while some cower and others whine. All of these are common stress reactions. But there are ways to help alleviate your pet's stress when visiting the groomer.
First, bring your pet in its own carrier. If the pet is too large for a carrier, then bring it in on a leash. Hand the leash to the receptionist and leave without much adieu. Once the owner is out of sight, most pets snap right out of the stress reaction and are fine. Second, never offer praise or reassurance to the pet when it is showing stress. This only reinforces the behavior, and lets the pet know its OK to feel anxious at the groomers. We suggest all owners watch Cesar Millan's "The Dog Whisper" when wanting to know more about stress reactions and how to overcome them.
Nails require constant care to keep them from growing too long. Dogs needs their nails trimmed at least every four weeks. Nail trim onlys are a walk-in service provided from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Kristin's Whiskers and Paws is proud to announce that we are the ONLY grooming shop in Lubbock with our lead pet stylist certified as a DermaTech Specialist by the International Society of Canine Cosmetologists. What does this mean to you?
Well, for one, since there is no licensing or oversight for groomers in Texas, we have taken it upon ourselves train and certify our stylists to the standards of the ISCC. Second, we will be the ONLY grooming facility in Lubbock with its lead pet stylist internationally certified. And finally, you can rest assured that your pet will receive the best coat and skin care in town.
Our mission is to provide quality, caring, and humane grooming services
in a clean, safe environment. It is our daily goal to provide information
to our clients to help them make sound grooming and health decisions
for their pets. It is also our goal to continue to educate
ourselves on every aspect of pet care.
We will always be committed to a high degree of excellence, integrity, and professionalism.
Lead Pet Stylist/Owner
Kristin Sanchez - Petcare DermaTech Specialist, ISCC, 2007
Kristin has been the pet industry for 12 years, and has earned her voluntary DermaTech certification from the ISCC. Her hobbies are her pets - 4 dogs and two miniature horses, salt water aquariums, gardening and movies.
Kristin's Whiskers & Paws, LLC
3501 50th Street, Suite 222
Lubbock, Texas 79413
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Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and Debit cards accepted. Gift certificates available. Deposits and prepayments are not allowed.
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
By appointment only. Appointment times range from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, Monday through Friday. Walk-ins allowed for nail trims only.
B&B = Bath and Brush Only / Haircuts = Full Groom