Riverside Pet Grooming

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Riverside Grooming Gift Cards Are Here!

Looking for a great gift for the holidays this year? Why not get all your pet-loving friends a Riverside Grooming Gift Card!!

They make the perfect add-on to a holiday card insert, stocking stuffer or just a nice way of saying “I love your pet”.

These cards are reloadable and can be used all year long. Many clients love to just keep them loaded up for an easy way to pay for their routine groom visits.

Next time you come in ASK ABOUT OUR GIFT CARDS. That’s one more gift to check off on your list this year!

Sunshine Haven Animal Rescue and Wildlife Rehabilitation

sunshine havenAn Interview with Karolyn Verville,
Founder of Sunshine Haven Animal Rescue and Wildlife Rehabilitation

Riverside Grooming has had the pleasure to interview Karolyn Verville about her animal rescue and her start in rescue and rehabilitation.

Karolyn Verville is the founder, owner, and operator of the Sunshine Haven. The rescue provides rehabilitation to wildlife animals of all kinds that are abandoned or injured, such as raccoons, coyotes, snakes, opossums, exotics and much more.  Her wildlife rescue is home based. Although she works out of her home, she does not have a lack of wildlife that needs rehabilitation. In just one year the Sunshine Haven Animal Rescue and Wildlife Rehabilitation takes in over 800 injured, abandoned and sometimes abused animals. Karolyn and her staff are extremely gracious to provide these services to the animals strictly on a non-profit basis.

Karolyn is from Quebec, Canada. She explains that in Canada there are lots of forests for animals to make their homes and not have to interact with urban cities. She then explains that California is quite the opposite as in there are more urban cities than forests, so wildlife animals have more contact with people and other wildlife on a daily basis. Which in turn leads to more animals in need of care.

Karolyn started at the County shelter as a volunteer.  She noticed that the majority of the animals that were being rescued were also being euthanized instead of rehabilitated because there was no one to rehabilitate these animals.  Karolyn was definitely willing to step up to the plate and help the animals that had been injured or abandoned as babies. That is when she started Sunshine Haven Animal Rescue and Wildlife Rehabilitation. She has been rescuing and rehabilitating animals since 2009 and she doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon!

Karolyn and her staff care for the animals until they are healthy and then they are released back into the wild or placed in their proper environment. Karolyn also takes in exotic animals. She and her team rehabilitates the wildlife until they are completely better and then she releases them back to their habitat in which they were found. Most people will not rescue exotic animals due to the fact that they are illegal. But what Karolyn does for those exotic animals is rehabilitates them and then finds them a habitat in a state in which they are legal. She also assist the Sheriff’s office for animal cruelty cases that need to be prosecuted. Many different organizations turn to Sunshine Haven instead of going to a rescue that will resort to euthanasia instead of rehabilitation.

Karolyn’s organization has done so much great work for wildlife she was recognized by the American Red Cross with the Animal Welfare Award for 2017. What a great honor to achieve. She does her wonderful deeds not solely out of the kindness of her heart but because there is a great need for it.   

On top of being a gracious Humane Office, Karolyn also plays saxophone in a jazz band several times a year. She uses the profits from the band to continue to fund the rescue rehab. She wholeheartedly cares for animals of all species. She is a woman doing great things for many great causes and for that she will always be a wonderful person to us here at Riverside Grooming.

Please visit and like their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/SunshineHaven/


Now Open 7 Days a Week!

open-7-days-a-weekWe’re happy to announce that our Indiana location will now be open 7 days a week!
Starting January 10th, 2017. We’re excited to provide our dog grooming services more frequently for your convenience. Now you may bring your pet into our 2nd salon any day of the week! Hope to you all soon!


How to remove Skunk Spray from your dog in Riverside

skunkOh No!! The dreaded skunk spray! Don’t panic…
Here at Riverside Grooming, we have the answer to your unpleasantness. It’s not very pleasing when your dog or cat gets skunked. Skunk smell is extremely hard to get rid of and can smell up your entire home. Luckily our salon carries the latest state-of-the-art Technology of odor removal – Our Microbubble Machine. Microbubbles penetrate the skin and hair follicles for the deepest cleanse possible for your dog’s skin and coat. It will remove the horrible skunk odor and provide your pet with a nice deep-skin cleanse. This tear-free treatment is a great alternative to other harsh chemicals that can potentially irritate the skin. While other salons are using tomato juice or other concoctions (UGGH) – with our treatment, your pet will get a perfect, relaxing spa-like experience. These older methods help, but do not get to the core of the chemical reactions.

If you run into this traumatic incident, give us a call immediately. ADDITIONAL WARNING: Do NOT try to bathe your pet as water can make it worse – unless you have a Microbubble machine!

For more information on the Microbubble system visit here: Skunk Spray

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

The National Dog Bite Prevention Week® is an annual awareness effort put on by The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). It is traditionally held during the 3rd full week of May. That makes it May 15 through the 21st this year (2016). The purpose is the teach people about Dog Bites, their statistics and most importantly, how to prevent them.

Did you know that there are about 70 million dogs in the United States? Millions of dog bites occur each year, and most of them are to kids. Nearly ALL of them can be prevented.

More facts and reports:

According to the AVMA,

  • Dog Bites are #11 among the leading cause of non-fatal injury to kids 4 and younger. #9 for kids between 5-9 and #10 for children from ages 10-14.
  • In 2013, nearly $500 million have been paid out due to claims related to dog bites. Yikes!
  • In 2013, nearly 27,000 procedures were done in reconstructive surgery, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, due to dog bites.
  • Over 5 thousand Postal employees have been attacked in 2013 by dogs. It’s no wonder they carry their pepper spray with them every day.
  • It’s been reported that 66% of dog bites to kids are at the head and neck areas.

So, this is nothing to ignore. Please help us to spread the word.

Below is a video you can show your children as one tip.

Source: https://www.avma.org/public/Pages/Dog-Bite-Prevention.aspx

Happy Thanksgiving – Again? Already?

turkeyDreamThe year went by so fast. It’s hard to believe it’s Thanksgiving again. We are very thankful for your support with Riverside Grooming and we’re looking forward to grooming your pets for the holiday season. Please note that the holidays are usually the busiest time of the year for our salons. We highly recommend that if you want a haircut on your pet that you come right away, because as we approach Thanksgiving day we may only be able to accept simple baths and tidy-ups. You may even want to consider getting the hair cut now and coming back right before the family get-together for a fresh last minute bath! Thanksgiving Store Hours: Both shops will be open Tuesday & Wednesday before Thanksgiving (24th & 25h). They will both be closed on Thursday & Friday (26th & 27th).


gift cards

We now offer our new gift cards for the holidays. These cards are similar to a Starbucks card in that they are reloadable. If you need to start early for your holiday gift shopping, why not get them a nice grooming for their pet?


picsWithSantaReady to get your Santa Pet Pictures done for 2015?

Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption is offering Pet Pics with Santa for a simple donation of $20.

And while you’re there you can enter a raffle. All proceeds benefit pets residing at the Pet Adoption Center the cats, dogs, puppies and kittens waiting to be invited into forever home this holiday season.

Perfect timing! Great price!


December 4th from 2pm – 5pm
December 5th 10am-12pm & 2pm-5pm


Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center
6165 Industrial Avenue Riverside, CA 92504
(951) 688-4340

Full Details Here


vanQuick reminder that our Mobile Grooming unit is up and running. We’ve had many happy clients re-booking this service. We try to make our services as convenient as possible! Call now to book your next Mobile Grooming appointment! 951-343-3222 or 951-233-5166


Mud Bath Treatments


Riverside Grooming now offers Madra Mór Mud Bath Treatments! This exciting new service offers the finest spa treatment for that fine, delicate skin that Mother Nature uses to protect your pet.

These wonderful mud baths are an eco-friendly blend of nutrient-rich clay mud, omega oils, calcium, magnesium and other soothing ingredients. The perfect blends of these nutrients will nourish that beautiful coat.

Cleanse, Protect & Rejuvenate your canine companion’s skin & coat.

Canine arthritus pain melts away with the Mud Spa Treatments. Essential oils provide a delightful aromatherapy experience & a long lasting scent.

Detoxifying | Exfoliating | Nourishing

Two of the varieties we offer are:

Soothing Mud
The ultimate Zen mud bath, infused with a unique blend of mother nature’s finest ingredients that calm, comfort and promote healing. High in antioxidants with strong astringent properties, this is the softest mud you will ever feel! Indulge your canine companion regularly for healthy skin and cuddly fur!

Shed Safely Mud
This is a deep cleaning, sweet smelling mud bath, that flows with hydrating omega oils and is pumped full of B vitamins to help relieve and prevent excessive shedding. Quench in hydration as often as needed, ideal for thick coats!

Pictures with Santa

Get Groomed for Holiday Pics with Santa!

The Galleria Mall at Tyler is doing pet photos on Monday nights until December 15!

It’s the perfect opportunity to get your holiday photos and greeting cards ready.


We’re here 7 days a week ready to get your pet all spruced up for those pictures.

We’ll even include a holiday tie, bows or ribbons for the photo shoot.

Just let us know you’ll be doing the pet photo shoot and we’ll have your pet ready and looking great!

Celebrating our 1st Anniversary at This Location

Hard to believe that it’s already been a year since we opened our 2nd location on Indiana Ave. Aside from our early years in the Grooming profession (1970’s – 1990’s), our founders, Don & Jacki Panzik established Riverside Grooming on April 16, 2011. We’ve been growing ever since and last year, on November 11, 2013, we opened this second Riverside location. We’re proud to be able to say the reception has been wonderful.