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Dogue: the Doggie Makeover, Goldendoodle Style II

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

In this edition of Dogue: the Doggie Makeover, we present Buddy, a handsome four month old Goldendoodle. 

Your pampered pooch can be the star of the next edition of Dogue – the Doggie Makeover! Just call our awesome professional pet stylists for an appointment today at 517.599.0995! Learn more on our Salon page.

Buddy the Goldendoodle "Before"

 

Handsome Buddy after his Pampered Pooch Makeover!

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Dogue: the Doggie Makeover, Westie Style!

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Here at Dogue, we live to perform doggie makeovers! Our fabulous groomers and pet stylists can turn your pooch from plain to  prince or princess in no time at all! Check out the handsome Murry, a Westie mix. 

Your pampered pooch can be the star of the next edition of Dogue – the Doggie Makeover! Just call us for an appointment today at 517.599.0995! Learn more about us on our Salon page.  Be sure to ask about our new Pampered Pooch Preferred Client Club!

Murry the Westie Mix Before His Pampered Pooch Makeover!

Murry After His Pampered Pooch Makeover!

 

Dogue: the Doggie Makeover, Yorkipoo Style II!

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Here at Dogue, we live to perform doggie makeovers! Our fabulous groomers and pet stylists can turn your pooch from plain to  prince or princess in no time at all! Check out the lovely Paris, a Yorkshire Terrier Poodle mix. 

Your pampered pooch can be the star of the next edition of Dogue – the Doggie Makeover! Just call us for an appointment today at 517.599.0995! Learn more about us on our Salon page.  Be sure to ask about our new Pampered Pooch Preferred Client Club!

Paris the Yorkiepoo Before Her Pampered Pooch Makeover!

Paris the Yorkipoo After Her Pampered Pooch Makeover!

 

Dogue: the Doggie Makeover, Yorkipoo Style!

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Here at Dogue, we live to perform doggie makeovers! Our fabulous groomers and pet stylists can turn your pooch from plain to  prince or princess in no time at all!

Check out beautiful Lexie, the Yorkshire Terrier poodle mix.  Your pampered pooch can be the star of the next edition of Dogue – the Doggie Makeover! Just call us for an appointment today at 517.599.0995! Learn more about us on our Salon page.  Be sure to ask about our new Pampered Pooch Preferred Client Club!

Lexie the Yorkipoo Before Her Pampered Pooch Makeover!

Lexie the Yorkipoo After Her Pampered Pooch Makeover!

 

 

Dogue: the Doggie Makeover, Cavalier/Bichon Style!

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Here at Dogue, we live to perform doggie makeovers! Our fabulous groomers and pet stylists can turn your pooch from plain to  prince or princess in no time at all!

Check out beautiful Gracie, the Cavalier King Charles/Bichon mix.  Your pampered pooch can be the star of the next edition of Dogue – the Doggie Makeover! Just call us for an appointment today at 517.599.0995! Learn more about our grooming team on our Salon page.  Be sure to ask about our new Pampered Pooch Preferred Client Club!

Gracie Before Her Pampered Pooch Makeover

Gracie After her Pampered Pooch Makeover!

Dogue: the Doggie Makeover, Toy Poodle Style!

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Here at Dogue, we live to perform doggie makeovers! Our fabulous groomers and pet stylists can turn your pooch from plain to  prince or princess in no time at all!

Check out adorable Sugar, the Toy Poodle.  Your pampered pooch can be the star of the next edition of Dogue – the Doggie Makeover! Just call for an appointment today at 517.599.0995! Learn more about our grooming team on our Salon page.  Be sure to ask about our new Pampered Pooch Preferred Client Club!

Sugar - Before Her Pampered Pooch Makeover

Sugar, After Her Fabulous Pampered Pooch Makeover!


Dogue: The Doggie Makeover, Mini Schnauzer Style!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

In this edition of Dogue: the Doggie Makeover, we present Colonel, a most handsome Miniature Schnauzer. 

Your pampered pooch can be the star of the next edition of Dogue – the Doggie Makeover! Just call us for an appointment today at 517.599.0995! Learn more about our groomers and professional pet stylists on our Salon page.

Colonel Before His Makeover!

Colonel after his Pampered Pooch Makeover!

Dogue: The Doggie Makeover – Showing off a Little Skin!

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

D.D. is a Pomeranian with a genetic issue that is making him lose all his pretty puffy pom fur. But no matter, our groomer turned D.D. from scraggly to sleek! Who says you need a full body of fur to be on the cover of Dogue? Not us! Check out D.D.’s awesome bald cuteness! 

Your precious pooch can be on the cover of the next edition of Dogue! Just call our fabulous groomers and pet stylists at 517.599.0995 today.  Learn more about us on our Salon page.

D.D. Before his Makeover

D.D. after his Pampered Pooch Makeover: Bald IS Beautiful!!

 

 

Dogue – the Doggie Makeover: Shih Tzu Style!

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Here at Dogue, we live to perform doggie makeovers! Our fabulous groomers and pet stylists can turn your pooch from plain to  prince or princess in no time at all!

Shih Tzu, Xochitl, was undeniably adorable when she came in to see us, with her little alfalfa sprouts! But, she cleaned up so nicely and turned into a beautiful Shih Tzu princess!

Your pampered pooch can be the star of the next edition of Dogue – the Doggie Makeover! Just call us for an appointment today at 517.599.0995! Learn more about our fabulous groomers and professional pet stylists on our Salon page.

Xochitl Before the Makeover

Xochitl After the Makeover!

Barney Rubble’s Story

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Barney Rubble at his home in Detroit

Barney's old dog house and the new dog house Mary bought for him

We’d like you to meet Barney Rubble, a 100 pound Rottweiler, who despite living outside on a chain in Detroit, was pretty well-cared for and has a super-sweet, loving disposition. His family saved him from being a guard dog at a local business, but they didn’t have the means to care for him. A kind soul named Mary, driving through his neighborhood in Detroit on her way to work, stopped by and asked his family if they needed help caring for him. Thankfully, they said yes. For over a year, Mary stopped to see Barney Rubble twice a day, feeding and watering him, changing the straw in his new dog house that she got for him, giving him love and affection, and playing ball with him – his very favorite past-time!

Guardian angel Mary took Barney to the vet, and had all his vaccinations done, as she had done with other dogs in this neighborhood. She made sure Barney was very well-fed and he was even a little chubby – she liked to call him her “little cow.” Between Mary and his family, Barney was loved.

All in all, Barney didn’t have such a bad life. Until his family’s house burned down. His family, under their dire circumstances, left Barney in Mary’s care. Unfortunately, Mary could not take Barney home with her because she lives in a small apartment. Mary’s mother, another guardian angel, had already taken in three large stray dogs and could not take another. Mary could not bear the thought of Barney Rubble being picked up by animal control or being taken by someone with bad intentions. She contacted the Rottweiler Rescue to see if they could help. Coincidentally, the folks at the Rottweiler Rescue knew that AnnaBelle’s was looking for a foster dog to go through training classes, be socialized in day care, and turned into a upstanding member of the community.  And so the match was made! Barney became AnnaBelle’s first foster dog.

Barney's Family Home After it Burned to the Ground

Barney’s First Day at AnnaBelle’s

Erinn Hadley, trainer and professional handler, temperament tested Barney Rubble and found him to have a sound temperament, with no toy or food aggression. Thankfully, Barney does not have any fear of people and clearly views them as the source of all good things for him. He has a true affection for people and just wants someone by his side. After giving Barney some time to adjust, our groomer and professional pet stylist, Michelle van Kleef, gave Barney a good scrubbing. Michelle reports that Barney was a very well-behaved during the grooming process, despite the fact that he’s probably never had a bath before!

Next, Barney went to see veterinarian and good friend of AnnaBelle’s, Dr. Joyce Heideman at the Southside Animal Hospital. Dr. Joyce said Barney was in pretty good shape – except, he was heartworm positive. Not surprising news, but a little disappointing. The Rottweiler Rescue offered to pay for his heartworm treatment and soon, Barney Rubble was on his way to good health.  He is now nine weeks out from his heartworm treatment and doing very well!

Happiness!

Barney just started his beginning obedience classes. Our wonderful interns from the Michigan State University Pre-Veterinary Medicine program, began working with Barney in classes with Carol Hein-Creger and Erinn Hadley of the Canine Training Center this week. This is no easy task. While Barney is sweet and kind, he is also 100 pounds of determined Rottweiler and has had no previous training whatsoever! But our interns are doing an amazing job. They have even volunteered to work with Barney on the weekends so that he gets practice, activity, and positive reinforcement.

Barney also loves other dogs. He still gets a little over-excited when he meets new dogs, but loves to romp and play with other large dogs, especially other Rottweilers and pitbulls. Last week, he spent several days at Carol Hein-Creger’s house and got to play with her long-haired foster Rottweiler, Skye, and another Rottweiler, Amos. Barney had so much fun! Soon, Barney will be neutered (Skye and the rest of us will be very thankful) and the AnnaBelle’s Team will continue to work on his house training and getting him well-socialized in AnnaBelle’s Day Care Depot. We hope that Barney will be ready for adoption in a few months, after he completes 12 weeks of training classes.

This is been such an amazing team effort at AnnaBelle’s. All of our staff (and many friends) have pitched in, cared for Barney, worked with Barney, loved Barney, and fought over who he loves best. When we find the right family, it will be difficult to let him go, as anyone who has fostered a dog knows. But making Barney Rubble the best possible canine companion and finding him the right forever home is our goal, even if it makes us tear up and sniffle … a lot.

UPDATE: After only week on Petfinder, through a courtesy posting by Voiceless-MI, Barney Rubble found his forever home! He was adopted by an experienced Rottweiler owner, who lives in Grand Blanc, MI on a large property with plenty of room for Barney to run and play with his new Rottie sister!