Pause 4 Paws Pet Grooming and Salon....Where Pets Feel at Home!
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Pause 4 Paws DouglasvilleDuring my ten years experience in the grooming industry, I have been asked many questions. Here are the top ten frequently asked questions and some expert answers.

1. How often should I get my dog groomed?

Answer: Depending on your dog’s coat, grooming can be done every 4-6 weeks for dogs with longer hair and every 8 weeks for dogs with short hair.

2. What methods do you use to make my pet sit still? Do you drug them!?

Answer: Absolutely not. Only your veterinarian can provide any sedatives for nervous or aggressive dogs that might panic. Of course your dog can be perfectly fine without them because dogs, like humans, can be completely different when their away from “Mommy and Daddy”.

3. How do you dry my pet? Do you put them into a cage?

Answer: Your dog will be placed on a secured table after the bath and hand dried with professional dryers so they do not get burned or overheated. We do not place any animals in cages to dry them.

4. Do I need an appointment? How long does the whole process take?

Answer: It is recommended that you make an appointment to ensure your pet is accommodated in a speedy manner. A pet with an appointment only takes 1-2 hours depending on your pet’s mannerisms, breed and size.

5. Do you cut nails?

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Answer: Yes. Every pet gets a nail clipping with every grooming. We cut nails as short as possible without cutting the vein.

6. If my dog misbehaves, will you muzzle him/her?

Answer: Since a muzzle can make an aggressive dog’s behavior worsen we opt to avoid it. In most cases we can calm a pet by talking to them or giving them toys, to assure we are only here to help them, not hurt them. In some cases a second person is needed to help steady a dog with a hugging type hold. If necessary, in some cases we have used muzzles.

7. Do you have different shampoos for itchy or allergic dogs?

Answer: Yes. We have a variety of shampoos. Some are scented for pets that love the dirt and mud. We have shampoos for dogs with allergies and several different kinds of medicated shampoos, such as natural oatmeal for dry, itchy, or flaky skin and medicated for Bacterial, fungal or skin conditions.

8. What about dogs that shed allot? How do you stop it?

Answer: We have a special de-shedding system called “The furminator” which includes a shampoo and conditioner that soaks into your pet to help loosen dead hair and under coats. This treatment is then followed by a special shedding tool that pulls the entire loose coat out.

Pause 4 Paws Georgia9. Do you express the Anal Glands?

Answer: Yes. We at Pause 4 Paws Pet Grooming and Salon genuinely care about the health of your pet. In some cases, we are not able to express the anal glands and feel this should be done by your vet. We will advise you at the time of pick up if this is the case.

10. Do you groom cats also?

Answer: Unfortunately, we do not groom cats at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you at this time.


  • I have two female Yorkies and they are nervous little dogs when they go to the groomers. However the attention they get while at Pause 4 Paws is great and my little darlings come out looking happy and pretty. I have not been disappointed.

    Lynn L.
  • Pause 4 Paws is heaven on earth, I have a Yorkie, that is a rescue and his anxiety is really bad, at previous groomers he would shake and cry, this changed on the first visit at Pause 4 Paws he absolutely love going, he no longer shake or cry and hop right out of the car when we pull into the parking lot. Thanks Pause 4 Paws for changing Jackson's experience, treating him like your own, while providing the best grooming service and packages.

    Latoya Walton
  • WONDERFUL! These guys know what they are doing and they do it well. They run a professional, clean and caring business. They are also accommodate to your schedule.  I love this place, not mention my dogs go in willingly opposed to running and hiding at my former groomers. We love this place.

    Michelle P.
  • Amazingly personal service with truly talented groomers! Say goodbye to the big box groomers - your pet deserves better! Eddie has a good eye and is attentive to details. We have NEVER been disappointed or felt like our dogs got a chop instead of a cut. They treat their clients like friends and are very engaging with their customers and take the time to understand what it is you want!

    Kaj H.
  • I love the staff and grooming my Bentley receives at Pause 4 Paws. He's a little feisty and they always calm him down and give him the best! As a former Douglasville resident, I find myself driving all the way from Riverdale to Douglasville just to see the P4P team because I totally trust them. 

    Love Upenzi
  • Had a great visit. Did an awsome job grooming my maltese. Made me feel comfortable leaving her in their care and worked hard making me feel good about coming back.

    Valerie Webb
  • Our dog Maggie had a wonderful visit! We highly recommend Pause for Paws! We'll be back soon!

    Chris Denman, Customer
  • So very nice, quick and they actually called me when they were finished. Great experience, Daisy was ok with it but did not have much to say....Basset's are so laid back. Thank you.

    Lesley Waldrep, Customer
  • Took my dog, Raven, for the first time today and was impressed with their work. Very friendly as well.

    Tammy Vander Hey, Customer
  • I want to thank Richard & Eddie for taking such great care of my baby poodle named Sidnee. She adores Pause 4 Paws and looks forward to each and every appointment. She gets so excited when I drive up. Fabulous bath and cut. Keep up the good work! I have taken her to several groomers; but, PAUSE 4 PAWS is definitely the best!  

    Charlotte Keller, Customer
  • Thanks for the same day appointment, Eddie did an awesome job on Zoie, She will be back :)

    Ieshia Stallings, Customer
  • I took my two Maltese to Pause 4 Paws for the first time today, and am extremely pleased with their fresh summer cuts. They both look and smell wonderful! The gentlemen who helped me were both very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this salon and will definitely be going back!

    Deborah McDade, Customer
  • Great job! Great service! Very kind to my 3 dogs Possum, Piper, and Penny. Highly recommend these guys!

    Kimberly Roberts, Customer
  • Richard and Eddie always do a great job with our Maltese, Sophie.  We have been bringing her there for over two years now.  They are friendly, professional and Sophie always comes out looking like the "little diva" that she is....

    Michael Wurster, Customer
  • I had been reluctant to have my long haired dog groomed professionally, but with Pause 4 Paws I was immediately at ease because these gentlemen really love the animals and treat them as if they were their own. Both of my dogs are older and sometimes moody, but they were very comfortable with Eddie and Richard at Pause 4 Paws. Beautiful grooming, best price, and friendly service!

    Steve Rich, Customer
  • These guys did a great job on my three dogs!  They got complete makeovers at a fantastic price.  Pause 4 Paws has my business forever!

    Sheila Smith, Customer
  • I want to thank you for the excellent job you did with my two Cairn terriers, Sadie and Gitta. You exceeded all my expectations . I have owned 5 Cairn terriers in my life and have tried many different groomers over the years. Having 3 dogs at any given time I appreciated the luxury and convenience of various mobile groomers over the years. However, with the exception of one I used many years ago who went out of business I never was able to find one who was dependable. They would inevitably change or break appointments, arrive late and I often found myself waiting into the night time hours for them to finish. I felt that was too distressing to my dogs and to myself. They did not perform half as well as you did. I feel very lucky to have found out about you from Sheila Smith and look forward to a lasting relationship with you. I will not hesitate to recommend your business to any one who needs a good professional grooming service.

    Donna Veatch, Customer
  • I am very particular about the type of establishment that cares for my little Maltese, Sophie. These guys are awesome! Sophie gets excited to be there as soon as we pull up. Very friendly staff and the care is superb. Sophie comes out sparkling white every time. They even noticed a slight skin irritation that other groomers missed. I highly recommend these guys and look forward to years of service. They genuinely care about all the dogs that they are entrusted with.

    Debbie Wurster, Customer
  • I have told many people about these two wonderful gentlemen who own this business. They are friendly, caring, and great groomers. I have taken my Bijon to them since they opened and am so pleased with their service. It is so nice not to have to leave them and worry about them. They are so passionate about their love for the animals and it is certainly evidenced in the work they perform. Simon looks great each time I pick him up and he doesn't seem traumatized. They always walk me out to the car and help get Simon situated. I have to tell you that Simon is blind and a very severe diabetic and making sure he is treated well is my highest priority. I love these guys and would not use anyone else. Hope their business flourishes, they deserve the best!!!! Give them a try, you won't regret it.

    Judy Glover, Customer
  • I have two poodles..and have been to many groomers in Douglasville. Pause for Paws has exceeded my expectation each time they have clipped them. The puppies are happy to see them and not scared when I pick them up...Working from their home is more of a relaxed environment for the dogs and their prices are great. I have recommended the to several of my friends.

    Janice Dean, Customer
  • Loved how friendly they were t... Loved how friendly they were towards me and my Baby(puppy). Also my puppy looks amazing they did a great job. I just fund our grommer for life.

    Gina MenaRohlfs, Customer
  • They made my puppy look wonder... They made my puppy look wonderful! He is very spirited and doesn't like grooming but they took the time to make sure it was done right! We will be back!

    Carrie Bowen, Customer
  • I have been taking my dog to Pause 4 Paws for about six months now. They do an excellent job. I have a Border Collie/Lab mix and he sheds galore. Pause 4 Paws is the first place I've taken him that actually manages to get all the loose fur off. All the other grooming salons charged a ton extra for de-shedding and my dog would still be shedding when I took him home. I highly recommend this salon.

    Caroline Mazurkivich, Owner-Operator at Caroline's Office Services