The expensive tastes of modern dogs often lead them to demand luxuries such as filtered spring water, gourmet treats, and stretch mail-truck limousines to chase down the street. Pamper your pooch with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $20 for a grooming of a small dog of up to 20 pounds (a $42 value)
- $25 for a grooming of a medium dog between 21–40 pounds (a $52 value)
- $40 for a grooming of a large dog between 41–65 pounds (an $82 value)
Pawcasso's Academy of Animal Arts
Thanks to parents who encouraged a love of animals, Leslie Rosales woke up every morning to a chorus of whinnying horses, yapping dogs, mewing cats, and squawking chickens. Trimming the long locks of her stepmother's brood of cocker spaniels, Leslie quickly picked up grooming and animal-whispering skills. Over the course of a lengthy career as a vet assistant, she grew fed up with what she considered poor treatment of pets, so she started her own grooming shop with a bankroll of just $400.
Years later, Leslie sold that shop and attempted to retire, but her clients prodded her to return to her beloved profession. Now, she can gaze across Pawcasso's Academy of Animal Arts’ open floor plan, which also allows pet owners to see firsthand what happens during grooming sessions. First-time sessions take a bit longer, Leslie warns, because she monitors the dog's reaction to each new touch. She clips a nail or two at a time or allows the scissors to lop off a few curls of hair around one ear, before stepping back to reward the dog with praise and love. The process eases pooches into the session and test’s each animal’s mood, much the way one dips a toe into a chocolate fountain to make sure it's warm enough to jump into.
Leslie expertly eradicates plaque and tartar from doggies' biters with a method free from anesthesia, and she whips up baked goods to help dogs celebrate birthdays or achievements in housebreaking. She also makes fresh food for dogs allergic to the standard canine diet of commercial pet kibble and mailman tears. The salon's Poop Patrol travels to clients' homes to clear outdoor areas, delivering food if desired and leaving a gift of home-baked goodies for Fido.
Dogs may not have gills or flippers, but they sure do love swimming. That simple truth of the animal kingdom inspired the creation of Club K9, Tulsa's only aquatic center devoted solely to canine clientele. Dogs of all kinds within the center's indoor heated pool, but the physical fitness doesn't end at the water's edge. Daycare classes are available for dogs 40lbs and below. In addition to classes, Club K9 is the only full-service cafe serving four-legged friends in Tulsa, and also hosts overnight guests for boarding services, keeping pooches comfortable even when they're far from home.