Hair Force One Dog Grooming

Hair Force One Dog Grooming Full service dog grooming salon conveniently located right on Main Street in Alamosa. Featuring our cage-free personal attention fluff drying.

We decided it was time for us to fill the need for dog grooming in Alamosa. We have lots of "big city" experience, and our services are more along the lines of what you'd find in places like Denver or New York. We feel that anything that's worth doing is worth doing really well, and offer show cuts as well as more modest styles, but all our services are centered on the comfort and well being of the dog. We do not use cages for drying, and take appointments one at a time (like a beauty salon for humans) instead of assembly line style. We prefer to focus 100% on one client at a time, which makes for a happier and less stressful experience all around.

Cats Alive SLV
05/31/2019

Cats Alive SLV

We are in immediate need of feline foster parents and additional support for the cats we are taking in. Can you help, or know someone who can? Please share, spread the word, or donate. The more help we can build, the sooner we can reach our goals! YOU can make a difference! Call, text or write for more information! 719.298.7028 or 720.525.8695 [email protected]

04/03/2019

It's getting close to that time of year again. Shaving certain breeds is a really really bad idea!

02/25/2019

🤔We are experiencing massive technical problems lately. (Affecting shop phone, cell phones, email, card reader - everything) If you have tried to reach us and have not received a return call/text/message, please be advised that we are not ignoring anyone. It seems messages have been getting lost. Sorry! We are working on fixing this asap.

Ruff Start New Beginnings
02/23/2019

Ruff Start New Beginnings

~ For the Love of Feral Cats ~
02/21/2019

~ For the Love of Feral Cats ~

Totally The Bomb
02/08/2019

Totally The Bomb

01/08/2019
www.wolfpark.org

Please be advised that Hair Force One is unable to provide service to wolf dogs/hybrids/wolves. This is simply due to our vaccination policy and nothing else. There is just no approved vaccine as of yet.

We have seen quite a few of these beautiful animals and we love them, but have been forced to decline service. If you are considering getting one, please make sure you educate yourself thoroughly beforehand. There are many things to consider. They are NOT dogs. Some of the concerns are:
1. Vaccination
2. Feeding (Raw meat is a must, kibble will not be sufficient)
3. Not suitable as an indoor pet after sexual maturity. Be prepared.
4. In case of a bite, the animal is likely to be put down, vaccinated or not.

Some links provided below.

http://www.wolfpark.org/Images/Education/ArticlesWordDocs/SoYouThinkYouWantAWolf.pdf

https://thebark.com/content/do-wolfdogs-make-good-pets

https://www.wolf.org/wolf-info/basic-wolf-info/wolves-and-humans/wolf-dog-hybrids/

01/03/2019
Antonito News

Antonito News

Antonito Community Warning:
Please be aware that a young dog, known to be community friendly, was shot last night near Front Street & 7th Avenue. If you have any information on a shooter, or security camera feeds, please contact Antonito PD. We recommend keeping pets indoors.

All For Paws Outreach
12/23/2018

All For Paws Outreach

Soft nail caps for pets will be available soon!If you're having problems with getting furniture, clothes and skin shredd...
12/10/2018

Soft nail caps for pets will be available soon!
If you're having problems with getting furniture, clothes and skin shredded, here's your solution. Available for both cats and dogs, in a variety of colors as well as clear.
Please message or email us with any questions.

11/29/2018

If anyone has been trying to reach us and has not received a return call yet, please try again. We are experiencing major tech issues with both phones and internet. Also, if you've been relying on text reminders for your appointments, they have not been going out for some reason. We apologize for any inconvenience. We 're working on these issues.

Clays Mill Veterinary Clinic
11/03/2018

Clays Mill Veterinary Clinic

Please help us spread the word about this. We are seeing more and more Sago Palm's for sale as house plants. We were very disappointed to see that the Sago Palm plants in some stores still have no warning label. These plants are very toxic to pets. It takes a very small dose to cause liver failure. Many dogs don't survive, even with treatment. We took the picture on the left at Home Depot (warning tag) and the one on the right at Walmart. (None of the Sago's at that Walmart had warning tags.) These have also been seen at Target and Ikea.

Familiarize yourself with its distinctive appearance, because often they are just called "palm plants" (technically they are not palms, but cycads) or not labeled at all.

Edited to ad: The seeds are the most toxic part of the plant, but these small versions usually are not big enough to produce seeds. However, the entire plant is toxic, so please be careful. Also, we are veterinarians. If you have a plant you would like ID'd please consult a horticulturist near you. Many of you are sending pictures of the more common Majesty Palms and asking about those. Those are fine. But we aren't familiar with the appearance of every plant, especially if they aren't grown or sold in our area.

09/09/2018
Planet Paws

Planet Paws

Using air fresheners💨, candles🕯 and plug-ins? Here's why you should reconsider!

(Credit: Resposted video from Companion Animal Network)

Soft Spot
08/29/2018

Soft Spot

Please keep an eye out for Trouble. Last seen by the old Budweiser plant. Missing for about three weeks now. Contact Mike at 719-480-1067.

07/20/2018
UNILAD

UNILAD

95% of pugs need surgery to help them breathe - this is why.

06/25/2018
Dr. Karen Becker

Dr. Karen Becker

In the case of a life-and-death situation, you can save your pet by by learning how to perform this skill:

We strongly advise against shaving any double coated breed.
06/16/2018

We strongly advise against shaving any double coated breed.

More reasons for NOT shaving a husky!! It really does not keep them cooler despite what one might think and it could cause more problems!!

Conour Animal Shelter - Upper Rio Grande Animal Society
06/15/2018

Conour Animal Shelter - Upper Rio Grande Animal Society

MEATLOAF's OWNERS ARE OFFERING A $ 200 DOLLAR RETURN REWARD. No questions asked. THEY JUST WANT Their BUDDY HOME! You can call or bring him in to the shelter!
This much loved cat was traveling with its owner and went missing from the car in the City Market parking lot. If you have seen this cAt or know where it is please call the shelter ! The owner is very worried! 7198523366

This is why we require proof of current rabies vaccination.
06/13/2018

This is why we require proof of current rabies vaccination.

***PLEASE SHARE***
With confirmed rabies in Fremont County there are some things you need to know to keep you and your pets safe.

• AVOID wildlife. Keep you, your kids, and pets AWAY from wildlife.
• VACCINATE your pets. Keeping your pets up to date on their shots is the BEST way to avoid rabies.
•Please report any human/domestic animal EXPOSURE to wildlife that is suspected to have rabies.

Exposures mean any breaking of the skin as rabies is transferred through the saliva.

If exposure occurs to humans, the animal will be euthanized and tested and the human will start with postexposure procedures.

If exposure occurs to a domestic animal, if the animal is vaccinated, the animal can be revaccinated and monitored for 45 days at home.

If the animal is NOT vaccinated, the wild animal will be euthanized and tested, the domestic animal will have to be quarantined at a vet or holding facility for 120 days and given vaccinations at owners cost.
If the wild animal isn’t found or you can’t afford to quarantine the animal for 120 days, the domestic animal may be euthanized for testing.
👆🏼that’s why it’s SO important to vaccinate your animals, it will save their lives!

Anyone with questions about rabies, how it’s transmitted, or how to prevent it can call Fremont County Department of Public Health & Environment - Colorado or your local Animal Control Officer.

*Animal Control/DOW/Public health will not respond to nuisance animal calls. We can’t test every animal dead/alive that looks sick (unless there was an exposure to humans/domestic animals) and just because a skunk or raccoon are out during the day doesn’t mean it’s sick.

Please only report real exposures as these cases take a lot of time and resources to investigate but are VERY important.

🐶🦇🐱🦊🐾

Soft Spot
06/08/2018

Soft Spot

Please keep an eye out for Tweety, everyone. Missing from Alamosa, Mullins by the Methodist Church area. Two days already.

06/08/2018

Our hours are now by appointment only. Our self-serve dog wash is extended to weekdays as well, but by appointment. Please message us or give us a call.

05/24/2018

If anyone has lost a set of keys outside of the salon, they can be picked up at Century Property Management 589-5744.

Another reason not to shave your double coated dog...Once you start, you just may need to do it forever to keep from hav...
05/17/2018

Another reason not to shave your double coated dog...
Once you start, you just may need to do it forever to keep from having a little troll on your hands. The coat often does not grow back right ever again.

It's the time of year when well-meaning dog owners want "summer cuts" or shaves. For many breeds we DO NOT recommend thi...
05/17/2018

It's the time of year when well-meaning dog owners want "summer cuts" or shaves. For many breeds we DO NOT recommend this, and here's why.

Here is a thermal image of a dog with a portion of its body at 24°C (75.2°F) and the clipped portion at 30.8°C(87.44°F.) The hair is present for several reasons, one of them being for temperature regulation. ☀🌡

Please dont shave dogs who have double coats you're not helping them stay cool. Dogs who have dual coats should not be shaved and instead need regular grooming to keep the coat in good condition to properly insulate your dog. Your risking ruining their coat permanently and getting them Sun burned.

***Walk-in SELF SERVE DOG WASH*** Open today (May 19)  10 am - 2 pm.817 Main Street, Alamosa. Directly across from Pizza...
05/03/2018

***Walk-in SELF SERVE DOG WASH***
Open today (May 19) 10 am - 2 pm.
817 Main Street, Alamosa. Directly across from Pizza Hut.

We provide the tub, towels, dryer and cleanup and only charge you for the time you use. $5/15 minutes.

Bring your own shampoo, or purchase premium products here. (We also have rain ponchos for sale if needed).

Please make sure your doggo is thoroughly brushed out ahead of time, and bring enough helpers to handle him/her.

Soft Spot
05/03/2018

Soft Spot

Pretty little Merda (pronounced Mare-duh) is missing from 8th and 160 for several days now. She is 4 years old, gray and white. Has anyone spotted her?

Starting in May, Hair Force One will offer walk-in self serve dog wash on Saturdays. The price will be $5 per 15 minutes...
04/16/2018

Starting in May, Hair Force One will offer walk-in self serve dog wash on Saturdays.

The price will be $5 per 15 minutes. We provide the tub, towels and dryer if needed. We also free you of the joys of cleaning up the mess.

You can bring your own shampoo or purchase any of our premium quality products at the shop.

Brushes, clippers, and any other equipment are NOT available.

We HIGHLY recommend a thorough brush-out at home beforehand, as a bath is (at best) not effective otherwise or (at worst) can cause knots/mats to tighten and even create hot spots underneath if the shampoo cannot be rinsed out properly.

Please make sure you bring enough helpers to handle your pet. Great family outing! ;)

“I have to admit that I was pretty nervous at first... but as it turns out, I am a good and handsome boy and I am quite ...
04/14/2018

“I have to admit that I was pretty nervous at first... but as it turns out, I am a good and handsome boy and I am quite proud of myself! Note my cool mohawk that my brother said I should have.”
- Milo

04/06/2018

*** It has now been fixed! ***

Our phone is still not working right. If you need to reach us please send us a fb message or email [email protected].

Soft Spot
03/28/2018

Soft Spot

This is Mario. He is 9 months old and has been missing from south Alamosa for about a week and a half. Has anyone seen him? Owner is very worried.

Soft Spot
03/22/2018

Soft Spot

UPDATE: Kitty has been turned in and is temporarily residing at the Soft Spot. Thank you all for helping!

Everybody - please be on the lookout for this sweet missing 8-month-old. Last seen in the area of the Base Camp RV park in Alamosa. She broke through the screen door and lost her collar in the process. If anyone spots her and is able to, please bring her to the Soft Spot Critter Cafe on Main Street and we will contact the owner immediately.

How can you do something for yourself or a friend, and help an animal in need at the same time? Order a pet portrait fro...
03/21/2018

How can you do something for yourself or a friend, and help an animal in need at the same time? Order a pet portrait from Andy's Paw Prints and they will donate 25% of their profit to help The Soft Spot Critter Cafe when you select them on your order form. You can check out all their styles and get more information at http://www.andyspawprints.com

Robin
03/17/2018
Robin

Robin

On Monday the Rio Grande county commissioners will be hearing a request for permission to start a puppy mill. (I believe it would be a conditional use permit). If you oppose this, please consider contacting the commissioners or attending the meeting.

We are experimenting with turning pretty "after grooming" photos into something more fun. Here is an example.
03/12/2018

We are experimenting with turning pretty "after grooming" photos into something more fun. Here is an example.

02/26/2018
Soft Spot

Soft Spot

The Soft Spot is in the process of rearranging a bit. We're adding a pet thrift store and a few other things. During this time our hours will not be set. Please bear with us and call ahead if you'd like to visit.
🐱 We only have two adoptable kitties at the moment: Kiki and Sprite. 🐱
If anyone has any pet related items they wish to donate, we would be most grateful to have them. All proceeds go to the support of the critters in our care.

Dr. Karen Becker
02/21/2018
Dr. Karen Becker

Dr. Karen Becker

Most of your dog’s anal gland problems won’t just disappear after manually expressing the glands. You have to determine the underlying cause so you can resolve it for good. Learn more about it here:

Parade additions:
02/12/2018

Parade additions:

02/05/2018

We love taking photos during grooming, but sometimes it just gets too hectic and there's no time. And sometimes all the photos turn out less than great. And then there's all that time wading through thousands of snapshots... If you've been waiting for your pup to be "featured", please remind us! If we don't yet have a good photo or ten, we will do our best to make it up to you next time.

We are conveniently located on Main Street in Alamosa, licensed and insured, with state-of-the art equipment and decades...
01/19/2018

We are conveniently located on Main Street in Alamosa, licensed and insured, with state-of-the art equipment and decades of experience. If you've been looking for a dog groomer, stop in and see what makes us different. Prices start at only $10 for the tiny short-haired breeds (like in the first picture), and that includes ear cleaning, nail trim and glands as well, if you want that done. We accept any breed and any size.

Another lucky rescue! Thank you to her new family for having the heart to take in this little discarded girl. How lucky ...
01/15/2018

Another lucky rescue! Thank you to her new family for having the heart to take in this little discarded girl. How lucky you all are to have found each other! This is Sweetie: Although she appears calm she is very "fidgety". Aaaaaalways moving. Hence the slightly blurry photos... We think next time she'll be a little less stressed.

Here's pretty little Chiva showing off her brand new haircut. Such a sweetie!
01/15/2018

Here's pretty little Chiva showing off her brand new haircut. Such a sweetie!

Quinn stopped back in for a spruce-up. He was much calmer and even kind of excited this time. Yay! Mom is doing a wonder...
01/12/2018

Quinn stopped back in for a spruce-up. He was much calmer and even kind of excited this time. Yay! Mom is doing a wonderful job with him! Here's a side by side of what he looked like a few weeks ago, versus the other day.

Here's Teddy, and he's another little ball of energy who just turns into blur when you try to get a photo. Oh well, we t...
01/11/2018

Here's Teddy, and he's another little ball of energy who just turns into blur when you try to get a photo. Oh well, we tried.

01/10/2018
www.colorado.gov

In light of recent horrifying reports of dogs getting hurt or even killed at groomers (https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/01/09/two-dogs-die-after-being-dropped-off-groomings-new-jersey-petsmart-reports-say/1016468001/, https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2017/11/08/family-claims-dog-mauled-death-pennsylvania-petsmart-grooming-salon/843189001/), we wanted to make everybody aware of a few things:

1. Grooming can be a very scary experience for a dog/puppy who has never experienced it before. (Just think of your child's first haircut... This is no different.)
Patience is key, and sometimes things take a lot longer than preferred, simply because the dog is afraid. If your groomer will not work with you; perhaps even divide the appointment up into "baby steps" over several days, be careful.

2. Tranquilizers or sedatives are NOT legal. If you suspect that your dog has been drugged, please take him/her to the vet immediately and file a report with PACFA. Regulations can be found here:
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/8%20CCR%201202-15%20-%20May%202017_1.pdf

"15.4. Grooming facilities may not administer tranquilizers, sedatives, or any other pharmaceutical drug
designed to calm an animal during the grooming process."

3. Know your groomer, ask questions. Don't just drop off your precious baby without having any idea what happens. Any legitimate facility will be happy to show you anything you want to see, and explain things in detail. Our (half) door is literally always open for anyone to take a peek inside. Just keep in mind, visitors tend to make the dogs more bouncy, so please try to keep the visit brief.. :)
If your groomer refuses to show you the grooming room, be careful.

4. If you think your dog would feel better having you with him/her during the appointment, we're fine with that. Count on spending at least a couple of hours with us to do this. (And please let us know ahead of time, because our space is small, and we need to make sure we don't have two clients at the same time for this to work.)
But if you (or we) notice that s/he gets more worked up and hard to handle with mom/dad around, then please take a stroll around the block, or have a seat in the cafe with the cats for a little while. Many dogs get worse/harder to handle when their human is near, but there are always exceptions.

5. We're different from most grooming facilities in the way that we don't take in a whole bunch of pups in the morning and deal with them assembly line style. We don't use cage dryers. We never leave anyone unattended like that. Our drying process consists of one or both of us with a low temp high velocity dryer at the table or on the floor or whatever works to de-stress the dog. Sometimes this means having a wet puppy on your lap the whole time, if that's what he needs to not be too stressed out. Our services take longer, but we aim for a "spa day" experience, and we hope to see a happier, calmer pup the next time.

Questions? We're happy to help, whether you want to come to us or go elsewhere. Our background in rescue and animal welfare gives us a unique understanding of these issues
Feel free to give us a call (992-2526), send us an email ([email protected]) or send us a FB message.

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Alamosa, CO
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