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Old 04-12-2013, 10:25 PM   #15
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Pet Groomer.

Hi, probably not a bad idea, but I think a pet sitter might be better; Or maybe you could do both. My dog gets groomed before a trip and after. Sometimes gets a bath during a trip. [in our trailer]

(1.) Dusty / Boo-Boo after being groomed a few days ago.

(2.) Boo-Boo in our trailer on our Alaska trip.

(3.) Boo-Boo's pet sitter in Alaska.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:00 PM   #16
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Love your idea. We have a Havamalt that needs regular grooming. Now that we are retired and spending more time on the road, Sadie gets a little "orphan" looking after a few weeks out. She does get bathed and brushed, but trimmed is a little out of our league. Go for it.
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I also love your idea. Lizzy gets her "rag-a-muffin" look going after 2 months away from home & her groomer. I would have welcomed a dog grooming service while on the road. Here are our before & after shots.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:34 PM   #18
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Honey, if you want to do this Go For It, I say!

I have seen mobile dog grooming vans in campgrounds, too, with everything self-contained. Kind of like the mobile RV washer folks you see sometimes,

I think it would be a great way to travel and make a living. You also sound like you have some good sense, and that would help,


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I wouldn't be trying to make a living at it. It is just that I don't do well with nothing to do.... The professionally outfitted groom vans cost $$$$$ and I would just be doing 1-2 pets in a day as supplemental income and as a service.

Folks just LOVE their pets. I just finished watching the Caravan to African last night. Would you believe that one couple took a Min Poodle on this trip? I think it was about the third segment...
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f492...ml#post1285782

At the moment my trailer is at P&S, Helena OH, getting a few post purchase tweaks, one of which includes the exterior shower option in one of the curbside hatches. That would come in handy for bathing pets, esp. with the recirculating bather to minimize water use and ClipperVac Tote to vacc up hair as it's cut to minimize mess. I've got several $400 scissors and all the stuff to do a professional job.

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I wouldn't be trying to make a living at it. It is just that I don't do well with nothing to do.... The professionally outfitted groom vans cost $$$$$ and I would just be doing 1-2 pets in a day as supplemental income and as a service.

Folks just LOVE their pets. I just finished watching the Caravan to African last night. Would you believe that one couple took a Min Poodle on this trip? I think it was about the third segment...
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f492...ml#post1285782

At the moment my trailer is at P&S, Helena OH, getting a few post purchase tweaks, one of which includes the exterior shower option in one of the curbside hatches. That would come in handy for bathing pets, esp. with the recirculating bather to minimize water use and ClipperVac Tote to vacc up hair as it's cut to minimize mess. I've got several $400 scissors and all the stuff to do a professional job.

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Sounds like you are good to go.


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My travel buddy is half Walker Treeing Hound and half Jack Russell Terrorist. Outside of having to hose him off on a regular basis due to his penchant for wallowing in mud we don't do much in the grooming department.

However I think there would definitely be a place for your services and agree that it would be worth the effort to make it work. My specialty is bicycles, and I almost always have a complete set of tools with me to take care of just about everything.

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Like Jim, my boy Harley could use a trim also...you could watch the rally's and send out advance notice. Great idea!

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However I think there would definitely be a place for your services and agree that it would be worth the effort to make it work. My specialty is bicycles, and I almost always have a complete set of tools with me to take care of just about everything.

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I *love* riding my bike and would definitely be thinking about where you camp! Even a hound dog can use a nail trim once in a while....
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Like Jim, my boy Harley could use a trim also...you could watch the rally's and send out advance notice. Great idea!

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Maybe a "village skills" listing for a rally would be fun and useful!
Is there anything like that so far?
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Maybe a "village skills" listing for a rally would be fun and useful!
Is there anything like that so far?
Nancy there are all kinds of rallies...and yes there are vintage restoration rallies. I don't think I would want to learn how to groom my schnauzer...he wouldn't be my friend after that! Interestingly enough, most Airstreamers I know take their dogs with them. Our schnauzer never misses a trip. And I'm guessing that if you do this for a living that you could write off some of your expenses...and still get to camp in your Airstream. Sounds like the best of both worlds.

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