Grooming by Alyssa

Grooming by Alyssa Barkleigh Pet First Aid and CPR certified, AKC S.A.F.E. Groomer, and registered member of the NDGAA. Spa services in salon or housecall in Derry area.

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Today would’ve been week 7 of Jupiter’s therapy baths. Every week I looked forward to sitting next to the bathtub with h...
09/28/2020

Today would’ve been week 7 of Jupiter’s therapy baths. Every week I looked forward to sitting next to the bathtub with him while he rested his head on my lap. He was one of the most gentle and loving dogs I know ❤️ Every week that went by as his skin and coat started to heal I’d get to see more and more of his adorable personality. I’m going to miss him pushing his head up under my arm to get more petting. I’m glad I was able to help him become more comfortable for his last few months here. Thank you Helen for trusting me to help him. The world needs more angels like you who are willing to take in these poor old dogs and give them the life they always deserved.

I have been dreading this day since the moment I met him.

I always know when I take on a senior dog with the level of medical issues Jupiter has that time is never on our side, but my goal is never more time, it’s what we do with the time we still have.

Last Thursday Jupiter moved much slower than usual. But he still ate and went outside. Then Friday more of the same. I counted it off to being tired from playing but couldn’t ignore the nagging I felt in my gut. This past weekend, his breathing, movement and functioning became much more labored. And knowing how bad his heart is I could only service a guess as to what was going on internally. He wasn’t getting up when I called him, he didn’t want to go outside with the other dogs. His heavy head lay on the deck with deep sighs. He finally looked so good on the outside, it was hard to remember that inside he was fighting another battle.

This morning was no better. He wouldn’t come down the deck stairs and he didn’t want to eat. He would walk a few steps and then collapse. I called the vet and brought him in. His heart just didn’t have anymore to give. So I held his big head and kissed him and told him it was okay to go now, he was safe and loved and didn’t have to keep trying.

I don’t know why this one hit me so hard, harder than most. I knew it was coming but I guess watching him blossom and his hair grow back and trotting around the yard just led me to believe he’d be here forever. Something about his eyes and the way he didn’t take any crap but also wanted to snuggle like a chihuahua under blankets. He was so magnificent, even old and fumbling, inside and out he was just a mighty dog.

I feel shattered and hollow, but I also feel at peace that he was with me, and he was able to hear me tell him I loved him one last time. And that he wasn’t alone, and he was comfortable, probably more comfortable than he’d ever been in his life, in the last few months he was here. Hundreds of pills, dozens of baths, mountains of laundry but all of it worth one life being saved. A huge thank you to Alyssa who donated so much time to come and bathe him twice a week for months to make him feel better. He absolutely loved you and it’s because of you he felt so good these past few weeks. And to my veterinary friends for all their advice, help, and counsel. I would be lost without you all and your knowledge and professionalism.

Thank you so everyone who also loved him with me. From close or afar. An intact massive amstaff mastiff with bald patches, scaly skin, blind but a heart of gold. He broke all the stigmas and was a true gentle giant. He deserved all that love so much.

Jupiter we love you. Please visit me. I will miss you so much. Say hi to Prudence for me, I think you two know each other already anyway. I’ll see you again one day, and I promise I’ll have cheese.

Great idea!
09/17/2020

Great idea!

Hey gang! New class alert! I'm so happy to offer this to you all this fall -

Dogs gone Digital - Online obedience drop in class.

Winter is coming and weather can be testy, plus many of us are home more. On top of that, the majority of our basic in-person classes are now full until the new year, but many of us have issues we’d like to work on, or continue to train our dogs with the guidance of a professional – even without having to leave the house, while we wait for new classes to start in 2021.

Dogs gone Digital is exactly that! This drop in class via ZOOM is perfect for ALL ages, experience levels, needs and more. It is an online obedience course with a revolving curriculum to help you work on all the fun stuff like sit, down, stay, wait, loose leash walking, manners, go to your mat, coming when called and so much more. Each weekly session will cover 2 – 3 obedience skills, a life skill (drop it, nail trimming, no jumping etc) and also a q and a session too! Even dogs who are good at these skills already we can add challenges and feedback to help perfect some skills. The sessions are also recorded so if you want to watch it again later you can. This is a great option for bored kids too!

The beauty of this class is that it NEVER fills. Unlike our in person classes that we max at 8-9 dogs per class, we can accommodate many teams in this medium and you also dont have to wait - you can start right away! You can also take this class from wherever you are in the US or abroad. While it cant make up the for the in person experience, it certainly offers an affordable, fun way to get some work done while you wait for the in person experience!

Each session/class is only $30. To register visit the register page and select “dogs gone digital” under the class you wish to register for and we will send the class link the day of class! You can also register for 3 or 5 at a time to avoid doing this every week! It starts October 29th 🙂

And I called it dogs gone Digital because "train your dog in your pajamas" just didn't have the right ring to it!

No class on November 26th (thanks giving) December 24th (Christmas Eve) or December 31st (New Years eve)

Saying goodbye to a special pet can be the hardest thing of all. It’s like losing a friend who was always there for you....
07/26/2020

Saying goodbye to a special pet can be the hardest thing of all. It’s like losing a friend who was always there for you.

A companion in times of loneliness,
A comfort in moments of sadness,
An everyday joy that touches your life.

Rest In Peace sweet tia and Toi ❤️ you will both be dearly missed

Salem Animal Rescue League
07/07/2020

Salem Animal Rescue League

UPDATE - AUGUST IS BOOKED! GET ON OUR WAITLIST FOR FUTURE DATES. 👇🏼
https://www.cognitoforms.com/SalemAnimalRescueLeague/SpayNeuterWaitList

Check it out friends! We are now offering low-cost spay/neuter services. Spaces are very limited as we start up this program, so please be patient. 🙏🏼
(Our website will be updated with these links later today)

August spay/neuter dates:

August 4th - BOOKED
https://www.cognitoforms.com/SalemAnimalRescueLeague/SurgicalAuthorizationFormAugust42020

August 11th - BOOKED
https://www.cognitoforms.com/SalemAnimalRescueLeague/SurgicalAuthorizationFormAugust112020

August 18th - BOOKED
https://www.cognitoforms.com/SalemAnimalRescueLeague/SurgicalAuthorizationFormAugust182020

Hearts and Tails Animal Alliance
07/03/2020

Hearts and Tails Animal Alliance

They need time and patience to show you how truly wonderful they are. Please give them a chance.

WAG Grooming Salon & Spa
06/17/2020

WAG Grooming Salon & Spa

Thank you for your continued support of our small business. We are gradually increasing hours as our team increases their availability.

In the meantime, we have been busy establishing Rowan's Fund. These funds provide pet food and necessities to families suffering financial hardships. We order and ship direct from Chewy.

If you know someone that may have to choose between feeding their family and feeding their pet, private message us on the Rowans Fund page or email us confidentially at: [email protected] with the name, address, pet name and brand of pet food, kitty litter, or other necessity.
❤️🐾

If you would like to help, please like and share www.Facebook.com/RowansFund and @RowansFund.

Donations accepted via PayPal:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ZWRVUZHYQSSU2&source=url

or GoFundMe:
https:https://www.gofundme.com/WagLife-RowansFund

Rowan and Team Wag thank you for helping pets in need. ❤️🐾

#RowansFund #HelpingPeopleHelpingPets #GivingBack #PayItForward #WAGLife #TeamWAG #GroomersTogether #PetsAreOurChosenFamily ❤️🐾

@WAGPlace @WAGLifeUS @MariaErna
Maria Erna

This cute little male chihuahua mix (6 months old) is looking for his forever home! ❤️ Is anyone interested?Edit: he’s f...
06/14/2020

This cute little male chihuahua mix (6 months old) is looking for his forever home! ❤️ Is anyone interested?

Edit: he’s found a home! Thanks everyone

WAG Grooming Salon & Spa
05/25/2020

WAG Grooming Salon & Spa

As America celebrates Memorial Day, We pay tribute to those who have given their lives both human and K-9. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
#Big #WeAreDogPeople #PetMoments #PuppyLove #DogsOfInstagram #AloneTogether #MemorialDay 🇺🇸❤🐾❤🐾 🇺🇸 #DogSpa #PetStylist #Groomer #Grooming #Holistic #Salon #PetGrooming #CanineCosmetologist #DogGrooming #CatGrooming #CreativeGrooming #Dog #Cat ❤❤ #USA 🇺🇸✌❤🐾

05/22/2020
Stevie the Wonder Dog

This is the cutest thing ever! He is so excited

Here he goes....again 🤦‍♀️🤣🐶

#puddledancer #puddledancing
#swimmingStevie
#Steviethewonderdog #chawareness #cerebellarhypoplasia #cerebellarhypoplasiadogs #yellowlabsofinstagram #yellowlabsquad #labsofinstagram #specialneedsdogsofinstagram #specialneedsdogs #rescuedogs #rescuedogsofinstagram #adoptdontshop

For licensing and usage, contact: [email protected]

Mission Animal Hospital
05/16/2020

Mission Animal Hospital

It’s that time of year again and the black flies are back!

Also called buffalo gnats, these flying pests pack a painful bite and can cause an allergic reaction in both humans and pets. These bites show up as large red circular welts that can be about the size of a nickel. These reactions are from the saliva that the fly injects during feeding. Though these lesions can be quite alarming, the good news is that for most pets, they are just irritating and sore at most, and will go away over time. Only occasionally, will they develop a skin infection. You may notice that your pet feels irritated by them due to excessively licking or chewing at the area in question. The licking and chewing can make these reactions worse and cause other serious concerns. As always, if you feel your pet is excessively irritated by these bites, or they are not going away, contact your veterinarian.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there including those with “fur babies”!
05/10/2020

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there including those with “fur babies”!

Important to watch out for!
04/30/2020

Important to watch out for!

This is no joke! Please stay vigilant and keep your pets on leash!!

04/29/2020
Dr. Melissa Magnuson, The Conscious Vet

Dr. Melissa Magnuson, The Conscious Vet

My thoughts on the newly identified dog that has tested positive for COVID-19. #covidinpets #coronavirusdogs #covid19pets

It’s safe to say I really miss grooming! So much so I went and dyed my horses mane and gave him a bath lol he didn’t sta...
04/25/2020

It’s safe to say I really miss grooming! So much so I went and dyed my horses mane and gave him a bath lol he didn’t stay white for long!

When our lead groomer is observing shelter-in-place and gets bored, her horse gets a little creative treatment. Ricky-Bobby is stylin'!!
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#Big #WeAreDogPeople #PetMoments #PuppyLove #DogsOfInstagram #AloneTogether
🐾❤✂️❤🐾❤🐾❤✂️❤🐾❤🐾 #HorseGrooming #HorsesOfInstagram
#DogSpa #PetStylist #Groomer #Grooming #Holistic #Salon #PetGrooming #CanineCosmetologist #DogGrooming #CatGrooming #CreativeGrooming #Dog #Cat ❤❤
#SalemNH #WindhamNH #DerryNH #AtkinsonNH #HampsteadNH ✌❤🐾
@MariaErna @Sarahs_Way @GroomingByAlyssa @HeatherJo369

04/24/2020
Wahl Animal USA

Wahl Animal USA

Brittney Valle on Maintenance Grooming In-Between Clipping Appointments. (Sport Coat)

Brittney will share her expertise on maintenance in-between going to the groomers and how you’re able to take care of your pets in-between clipping appointments.

The final video from Wahl Professional about at home grooming will be going LIVE today at 3pm! Brittney Valle will be sp...
04/24/2020

The final video from Wahl Professional about at home grooming will be going LIVE today at 3pm! Brittney Valle will be speaking about Maitenance grooming in-between clipping appointments. Brittney will share her expertise on maitenance in-between going to the groomers and how you’re able to take care of your pets in-between appointments.

Keeping up with brushing your dog at home in between grooming is an important task. Recently, its become even more impor...
04/22/2020
5 Good Reasons to Brush your Dog

Keeping up with brushing your dog at home in between grooming is an important task. Recently, its become even more important now that many owners are unable to get their dog professionally groomed during the stay at home order. Here is a link by Canidae Dog food including 5 good reasons to brush your dog!

Feel free to message me with any questions regarding what tools to use for your dogs coat and how to properly brush them.

https://www.canidae.com/blog/2015/11/5-good-reasons-to-brush-your-dog/

By Laurie Darroch No matter the type of coat your dog has – long or short, thick or thin – it's a good idea to brush them on a regular basis. Brushing yo

04/21/2020
Wahl Animal USA

Wahl Animal USA

During the covid-19 pandemic, we want to provide pet owners with as many safe at-home grooming education tips as possible! #WahlAnimal ELITE team member and Super Styling Sessions co-founder, Sue Zecco, shares hers pro tips for grooming at-home after a bath has been given.

Tomorrow at 3pm will be the third LIVE at home grooming video by Wahl Professionals. Check back here to see Sue Zecco go...
04/20/2020

Tomorrow at 3pm will be the third LIVE at home grooming video by Wahl Professionals. Check back here to see Sue Zecco go over terrier coats. Sue will take you through the step-by-step process of grooming at home after a bath has been given and the animal is ready to be clipped. She will demonstrate proper use with a clipper, how to use snap on combs and tips on brushing and clipping face, feet, and the tail.

Next in Wah Professionals at home grooming LIVE video series is Joshua Morales on Sanitary Grooming at Home. Josh will w...
04/18/2020

Next in Wah Professionals at home grooming LIVE video series is Joshua Morales on Sanitary Grooming at Home. Josh will walk pet owners through the step-by-step process for sanitary grooming pads, under belly, rear end, and ears.

Check back here at 3pm to watch the video!

04/17/2020
DOG BRAIN TEASERS! (Super Cooper Sunday #73)

How are your dogs handling quarantine? Are they becoming just as bored as you are? Check out this video of Dog Brain Teasers for some ideas of fun indoor activities to keep your dog entertained! I personally love the last idea involving tennis balls and a cupcake pan. I can’t wait to try it with Kimber!

https://youtu.be/5-wveUhtojI

Thumbs up if you smiled during the video :D ● T-REX SUIT PRANK (Last Episode): https://youtu.be/InD3KoxxgMo ● More Super Cooper videos: https://www.youtube.c...

04/16/2020
WAG Business and Covid Statement

An update from all of us at WAG Premier Grooming Salon regarding our current policies put in place due to the virus. Unfortunately I’m unable to work for the time being until early May at the soonest. However we have two wonderful grooming assistants who are happy to help maintain your pets until I can return with a thorough bath, brush out, nail trim and file, ear cleaning, and light trimming including the sanitary, feet, and face. Before making an appointment please be sure to watch this video or go to wagplace.com to read our current policies to keep everyone safe during this time. I miss all my clients every day and can’t wait to come back! I pray everyone is safe and healthy and I look forward to seeing everyone again as soon as possible.

The Grooming Industry, though considered by some to be a luxury service, is actually first and foremost committed to pet hygiene, health, safety, and well-be...

04/16/2020
Wahl Animal USA

Live video #1 of the at home grooming series by Wahl Professionals!

https://www.facebook.com/wahlanimal/videos/2871780409576765/

Jay Scruggs #WahlAnimal Elite Team Member and @superstylingsessions co-founder, Jay Scruggs, demonstrates proper use of a clipper and snap on combs, plus the proper techniques to use from start to finish when clipping at home.

Check back here at 3pm today! I’ll be sharing the first LIVE at home grooming video event by Wahl Professionals. Jay Scr...
04/16/2020

Check back here at 3pm today! I’ll be sharing the first LIVE at home grooming video event by Wahl Professionals. Jay Scruggs of Super Styling Sessions will be talking about the safe way to groom your dog at home. Jay will demonstrate proper use of a clipper and snap on combs, plus the proper techniques to use from start to finish when clipping at home. This video is specifically geared towards dogs with curly coats such as bichons or poodles.

Can’t make it to the groomer because of Coronavirus closures? Good news! Wahl Professional put together a series of at-h...
04/15/2020

Can’t make it to the groomer because of Coronavirus closures? Good news! Wahl Professional put together a series of at-home grooming Facebook LIVE events that will walk you through everything you need to know. Join the #WahlAnimal ELITE Educators as they teach you the safe way to keep up with your dogs grooming at home until you can get them back to the salon! Just have your grooming tools and freshly bathed dog ready to go.

I’ll be sharing their live videos here starting tomorrow at 3pm!

Happy Easter everyone!
04/12/2020

Happy Easter everyone!

04/11/2020
Woof Woof

😂

In case you needed a laugh today 🤣🤣

I’d chose house number #4! ❤️ Which house would you chose?I hope everyone is staying healthy and happy!
04/07/2020

I’d chose house number #4! ❤️ Which house would you chose?

I hope everyone is staying healthy and happy!

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15 Ermer Road Suite 108
Salem, NH
03079

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm

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I want to give a big shout out to Alyssa Miller. She has come twice to our home to trim our pets nails. She has been great with the rescue dogs. Both dogs had a great experience with her and she has set the tone with them for the future. Which I think is very important. One of our rescues we think had a bad experience in the past and was much better after Alyssa's gentle care of her. And always on time.
Alyssa, thanks for all you do! Percy loves his spa days!
My nails are so pretty! 😂 Thanks Alyssa!