Grooming Dogs while in Heat

Here is a (graphic clinical language warning) great read about recognizing the signs that your dog is in heat.

If your female dog is not spayed please familiarize yourself with this information.

Our policy at A Royal Touch Pooch Parlour is that we do not groom female dogs while in heat, for the following reasons:

  • The female dogs are uncomfortable being handled while in heat
  • The female dogs may ‘present’ while being groomed, making them difficult to handle safely
  • The male dogs in the salon become agitated and difficult to handle safely
  • It is messy and may involve multiple baths (and therefore be more expensive of a service)

If you have booked an appointment and notice your dog goes into heat, please reschedule your appointment.  Your staff at A Royal Touch Pooch Parlour appreciate your understanding in this matter and emphasize that all dogs are deserving of a calm, comfortable salon environment. We are happy to have your cooperation as we strive to keep our salon as stress-free as possible for everyone.

Love and Grooming,


Support for Fort McMurray Evacuees

The staff at A Royal Touch Pooch Parlour are very sorry for your losses and wish to offer the following support and services:

  • 50% of all nail trims until the end of May go to the Red Cross.
  • A portion of our stylists’ tips until the end of May to the Red Cross.
  • We are participating in a fund raising Dog Wash this Sunday; (stay tuned for details!)
  • And each day Tuesday through Friday until the end of the May we are offering a complimentary groom to a dog belonging to a Fort McMurray resident with valid residential identification. Call us at 403-277-9194 to book, spaces are filling up quickly.

Love and Grooming,


Doggy Daycare

Please be advised A Royal Touch Pooch Parlour is not accepting new Doggy Daycare Clients at this time.  We are happy to accommodate new grooming clients but our daycare is full.
Thank you for your understanding.

Love and Grooming,