Special Announcement
We no longer advocate using Acepromazine or Chlorpromazine for any dog being groomed; please ask your vet to prescribe an anti-anxiety drug, such as Diazapam (Valium) for dogs that need extra help for the grooming process.  Or, better yet, allow us to work with your dog on desensitizing him or her to the grooming process, gradually, over time, with frequent visits, without the use of sedatives or anti-anxiety medications. This means that your dog may go home unfinished, but if you agree to bring him or her back every 6 weeks or less, we can teach the dog to accept the process with as little stress as possible. We have had good luck with this approach. We also offer several choices in homeopathic, herbal, and natural calming agents for dogs who just need a little help in being calm at the groomer.

We are excited to be offering earthbath shampoos. They contain no harsh soaps or noxious chemicals, and are totally natural products that clean gently and naturally, leaving your dogs’ coat brilliantly shiny, soft, and supple. 

We also use Bach Flower Remedies when your dog needs a little help with the grooming process. We’ve found Rescue Remedy, Aspen, and Beech to be especially helpful for those dogs who are just a little bit fearful being handled by our groomers.

Grooming Menu

Dogs large and small, we groom them all!

It’s never too early to bring in your puppy for its first grooming to get them used to the grooming process. While we do not require vaccinations for grooming, we do not recommend the Bordetella (aka Kennel Cough) vaccine at all. It’s been our experience that those dogs who receive the vaccination not only shed the virus for up to 6 weeks where ever they go, they seem to get sicker when exposed to canine cough, than those who are not vaccinated. With that in mind, please wait at least 30 days prior to bringing your dog in for grooming if they have received the Bordetella vaccine.

Grooming drop-off times are between 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM and will be ready to be picked up between 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM. If you want your dog to be ready before 2:00 PM, there may be an additional $6.00 charge, and advanced-notice is required for all dogs that need to be ready prior to 4:00 PM.

Please be advised that our policy requires at least 24 hours notice for any changes or cancellations or the full grooming fee will be charged prior to making a new appointment.

We groom by appointment only, so reserve your spot! (505) 753-9530

All grooming includes full-body brush, toe nails, glands, ears, bath, and hair trim (if applicable).  Additional fees for matted hair, undercoat removal, brushing, and hard-to-handle dogs. Call for pricing.

  • Toe nails* start at $15.00

*No appointment necessary for toe nails, but call the day you plan to come. 

Matted or tangled hair (unable to run a fine-toothed comb down to skin) will incur additional charges, including time taken to clip the coat. Do your dog and your wallet a favor by brushing your dog’s coat at home and always before bathing to avoid a matted coat/brushing fee.

Depending on the condition of the dog’s coat, your grooming bill could as much as double from the base price for matted or tangled hair, or for dogs that have a heavy undercoat that needs to be removed prior to bathing. A mat will get tighter each time to coat gets wet, and we will not bathe any dog without either brushing completely down to the skin, or clipping under the mats.

$$ The More Hair – The More Care $$

When within 15 minutes a comb slides “Bowser”,
No extra charge will be felt by the owner.
Tangles, matts, and undercoat take time and take power,
For which we’ll charge $20.00 more by the hour.
When in your pocket there isn’t enough, 
Save all that money and comb him yourself.
If you feel you simple could not persevere,
Swallow your pride – we can shave off his hair*.
The decision is yours, you are given 3 choices:
Our groomers will do as the customer voices.
 by Adrianna Clein
*Mat Fee still applies

Black Mesa Kennels, LLC
(505) 753-9530 phone
Toll Free (855) 787-4420 fax