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October Scent of the Month

Posted on 26 September, 2012 at 9:15 Comments comments (50)
What a great way to kick off the Fall Season!  Our NEW Scent of the Month is CARMEL APPLE!!!!

You and your pet can enjoy a fall favorite without the cavities or calories!!.  The Scent of the Month Spa includes:

Carmel Apple Shampoo
Soothing Aloe Conditioner
Minty Breath Freshner
15 minute Hydro Massage
Carmel Apple Spritz

**Offer good for dogs and cats.  All pets must be current of vaccines at the time of service. Scent of the Month must be purchased in addition to the base spa package.

Grooming Gift Card Sale

Posted on 5 September, 2012 at 18:49 Comments comments (157)
 Now you can save $15.00 of our Mobile Grooming Gift Cards thru November 17th.  Give the the Gift of Grooming this Holiday Season! 

While supplies last.  No limit on the number of cards to be purchase.  Savings applies to card re-loads as well.

$15.00 OFF Fall Bath-N-Brush Special

Posted on 31 July, 2012 at 14:59 Comments comments (152)
Clean Paws Mobile Grooming Salon presents our

Annual Fall Bath-N-Brush Special.

If you have never tried a Mobile Grooming Service before, here is your chance! First time customers will enjoy $15.00 off our Short Flat Coat Bath-N-Brush Spa service*. This service includes:

Our gentle Oatmeal 2 n 1 bath
5 minute Hydro-massage
Ears Cleaned
Nails Trimmed
& brush out

BY APPT ONLY. Limit 10 mile radius. No Drop offs. Must be current on vaccines, NO EXCEPTIONS. Dogs only. NO AGGRESSIVE ANIMALS ACCEPTED. Extra Large, or dogs that require extra handling additional. No substitutions. **Short Flat Coated Dogs as defined by breed standard i.e. Pugs, Smooth Fox Terrier, Labs, Beagles, Chihauhau,Pitt Bulls(Socialized-Non-aggressive), Rottweiler(Non-Aggressive)
.**Drop,double or curly coated dogs(whether they have been shaved down or not) are not eligible for special.

SPECIAL ENDS: 9/29/2012

Call for an appt today: 1-888-648-7256 or book online

2013 Clean Paws Mobile Calenders

Posted on 23 July, 2012 at 18:32 Comments comments (18)
It's almost time for the 2013 Clean Paws Mobile Grooming Wall Calendars!  Selecting the  models for each month has turned out to be quite a challenge!  There are just so many adorable faces, and not enough months for each! 

We will be taking orders for the 2013 calendars no later than October 30, 2012.  Keep an eye out for the new "TEAM OH-R-U-CLN" tab for all the cool new items!!!

July Scent of the Month

Posted on 13 July, 2012 at 12:00 Comments comments (133)
Two thumbs up for PLUMS!!!!

That's right for the July Scent of the Month, we are going PLUM CRAZY!!!!!

This spa features our

Plum Berry Shampoo
Plum Deep Conditioner
Plum Facial Scrub
with our Minty Breath Fresh Spray and.....
Plum Crazy Spritz

Scent of the Month Spa is an additional service to the base package.

New Pet Sitting Service

Posted on 3 June, 2012 at 20:34 Comments comments (119)
Hello Everyone,

Finding someone to care for your pet while you are away can be a difficulty task.  If you live on the South Side of Chicago and/or the South Suburbs give our new friend Tia from a try!  Tell her that Clean Paws Mobile Grooming sent you for a discount!

June Scent of the Month

Posted on 29 May, 2012 at 8:51 Comments comments (99)
0It's HERE!!!!  The June Scent of the Month is Cucumber Melon!

You and your pet can enjoy the cool refreshing scent of summer with our New Cucumber Melon Scent of the Month!

Our New Spa includes:

Refreshing Cucumber Melon Shampoo
Soothing Aloe Conditioner
Minty Breath Freshner
Cucumber Melon Spritz
15 minute Hydro Massage Therapy

Add our new Scent of the Month to your next mobile grooming service!

**Full service spa required
**Available for dogs and cats
**All pets must be current on their vaccines for any mobile grooming services

Giving Roses

Posted on 4 May, 2012 at 23:50 Comments comments (116)
I have heard it said over and over again...give the people that you love their roses while they are here, because they can't appreciate them when they are gone.  I can only hope that I have given my friend, my mentor and the person that if I could have had a say in it would have been my father enough of them while he was here.

When I first met Dennis Bilal Williams, he and his partner Gus were the owners of a foreign auto repair shop.  Little did I know that when I walked through the doors the two of them would impact my life so deeply.  Bilal, a master mechanic and musician was a gentle giant with a loving family.  He was a "tinker-er" when other mechanics were stumped by a problem with car before sending it to the dealer, they would send it him.  Sure enough he would find and fix the problem, and would happily pound out a beat on counter.  I get tickled even now seeing the that big Chester Cheese Cat grin on his face, as he chuckled in satisfaction.   

Volvo's were his vehicle of choice.  I learned more about that particular car because of him.  He taught about me the simplicity and safety of vehicle, and I quickly picked up the tale-tale cues of service problems.  I would consult with him often when a customer called about a problem that they were having.  When I first started working there I had a Chevy Nova that I use to have to start with starter fluid.  I remember Gus and Bilal laughing and shaking their heads as I praddled along in my little hoopty parked neatly amongest the BMW's, Jaguars, and of course Volvo's.    When my hoopty finally took her last road trip, they sold me a car.....a Volvo of course.  It was a 1983 Volvo 240DL.  I called her Big Shirley!  I was in love after the first five miles.  Big Shirley was a tank!  She was 15 years old when I got her, with the exception of a little rust here and there she was in excellent condition.  Bilal assured me that I would never want to drive any other car after that, and he was right!  He turned me into a Volvo girl, and when they run that commercial, Volvo for  LIFE.  I am a believer! 

In the 14 years that I have known Bilal, I have only seen him really angry once. It was a sight that I would never forget, and I would never want to see again!   He was usually the calmer of the two heads, the ying to Gus' yang.  He had a true heart of gold, if someone was broke down on the side of the road, Bilal would stop to help them get started again.  He was the person that if someone had a car problem, and he swore he would never work on their car again when they came back to him he would never say no.  I was the only female working at the shop and neither Gus or Bilal were ever condescending to me, as a  matter of fact none of the guys were.  I learned every  aspect of the business from the running the office to writing service, and body shop repair orders. I truly believe, had we been at the shop long enough, Bilal would have had me turning a wrench on a car sooner or later.   He was a great teacher, and like many great teachers he could explain and demonstrate at the with the greatest of ease.    After the shop fire, our family drifted in separate directions.  I answered the call of the wild and went into the direction of grooming, and Bilal was still the Master Tinker-er.   Before I finally found my true path in life, it was the crumbs of knowledge that I picked up from him about my now favorite car that helped start an online parts business.  A business that sustained me until the flame of grooming was ignited.    We kept in touch here and there, and each time I talked to him I would always ask him about his health.  Bilal had  heart problems, and he was determined to treat it naturally.   That was another pearl that he dropped in my basket.  Researching information about the organic wellness released the inner hippie in me.  It has become a strong strand of fabric in my life, to look for a healthy natural cure to things.  It works just as well for animals as it does for people.   When we were at the shop, I would make sure that he ate right.  Although he was a vegetarian, chips were his downfall.  It was not uncommon to see him strolling through the shop grinning with his hand stuffed in a bag of chips.

I remember talking with him at great length about a year or so before I went mobile about him eating right.  I would always send him a card  on Father's Day on his birthday Dec. 7th.    As we talked Bilal shared with me that he had fallen off the wagon, and gained some weight.  This was a common struggle for him, he would yo-yo back and forth especially if something was bothering him.  Bilal was never one to just out and out complain, for him to vocalize something he had to have been on his mind for a while.  He told me about the last attempt to place balloons in his heart had failed yet again.  My concern has always been on an elevated alert about his health, but he had assured me that he had it under control.  He had managed well in all of this time, so I relaxed a bit.  I can only tell you that my last conversation with my friend, mentor and father-figure was a happy one.  I stopped by to show him and Delores "Proud Mary" the excitement on his face as he climbed in and out of truck was priceless.  He happily told me about all the people on the block that had dogs, and could use my service.  It made me feel good that he was proud of me, but the real credit belongs to both people that mentored my success.  Bilal taught me the value of loving what you do, and doing what you love.  His passion was his family, his bongos, and his incredible talent as a Master Mechanic. 

The moment between the last time I saw him laughing and smiling to the time I saw him before he made his transition seemed like just a few seconds, but it was just a little over a year..    I never got to say to the man with the heart of gold, that I love you, and I am so honored to have known you!  Every time I hear that song by Beyonce "Halo" it reminds me of you.  I will never forgot your smile, your hardy laughter that seemed to fill a room, and your happy bongo beats on whatever you can find when you have it all figured out.  I will pour a little oil out for you, until I see you again!  

I miss you so much!  I never thought I would ever have to say goodbye.

May Scent of the Month

Posted on 23 April, 2012 at 9:13 Comments comments (23)
It's HERE!!!  The May Scent of the Month is what else, but Summer Bloom!  

You and your pet can enjoy the warm gentle wave of blooming summer flowers! 

Our Scent of the Month Spa includes:

Our Summer BloomShampoo
15 minute Hydro-Massage Therapy
Luxury Aloe Conditioner
Minty Breath Fresh Spritz
and our Summer Bloom Spritz

Add the new Scent of the Month Spa to your next mobile grooming service!

**Purchase of Full Service Spa required.  Good for dogs and cats.
***All pets must be current on rabies vaccines at the time of service

Above the Frontline

Posted on 21 April, 2012 at 23:51 Comments comments (136)
Summer will be making a come back I am sure of it!  When it does, makes that you and your pet are ready for the biting, stinging insects that will be making their appearance.  If you use a topical flea and tick preventative like Frontline, Advantage or Revolution, you maybe thinking you have all of your basis covered to protect them from the pests, but think again!  These products are a great preventative, meaning that they prevent fleas, ticks and heartworms(depending on the product you use) from reproducing, however, they  DO NOT keep them off of your pet. 

Summer, is the worst time for mosquitoes and biting flies, to keep them off of you dog you will need to add something else to your arsenal.  Product safety and knowing the health limitations of your pet are very important.  Products that you may use on your dog most times CAN NOT be used on cats.  Be sure to read the labels, if in doubt consult your vet first.   Dogs with sensitive skin or allergies may also have a reaction to certain essential oils and certain fragrances so be careful with those products around your pet.  

One of my favorite repellant products in the summer is a natural flea and tick spray(see receipe below).  It repels fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and biting flies.  The only draw back is that it is water based and has to be applied to both you and your pet often depending your activity level.  It smells wonderful, there are no harmful side effects,and strongly discourages the insects from making you and your pet their next meal!  It is not recommended for coated dogs, unless they have been clipped short, otherwise matting will occur.

Avon Skin Soft can also be used on you and your pet*.  This popular product has been around for years and has been known to be an excellent repellant.  You do have to be careful when applying this product to coated dogs such as Shih Tzu's, Yorkshire Terrier's, Maltese and poodles.  It will tend to make the coat heavy and oily which will attract dirt and sometimes causes matting.

Fly's Off is another popular summer pest product.  It comes in the form of a cream, lotion and spray, it is a product that CAN NOT be used on humans.  I have found that the spray is easy and most affective.  Make sure that you apply it to your pet in well ventilated area or outdoors.  It forms a "halo" around your pet to keep the flying biting, insects away, and it can be safely used on almost every dog.  If your pet has opened wounds from biting flies, do not use any products on them without consulting your vet. 


8 ounces of water in a spray bottle
8 drops of lavender oil
8 drops of tea tree oil

Shake well before each application
Apply often as necessary