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1037 Forest Avenue • Portland, ME 04103 | ph. 207-797-7082
COVID-19 Hours

Monday - Friday
10 - 6
Saturday - Sunday 10-5

Skunk Policy

Some dogs just never learn. We're here to help. 

Out of courtesy to our neighbors all skunked dogs must be treated at home before entering the store, see below for recommendations. All dogs will be subject to a "sniff test" by employees and those that pass may be required to be treated with Nature's Miracle Skunk Odor Remover (available for $10.50 and great for cleaning anything else that may have skunk funk) as part of the bath. As we are unable to re-use towels from skunked dogs please bring your own, otherwise you may purchase a chamois from us. 

DO NOT get a freshly-skunked dog wet. Water will spread the oil around the coat and work it closer to the skin, making it much more difficult to remove. Instead, mix together:

  • 1 quart of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1-2 tablespoons liquid dish washing soap (we find Dawn works best)

Use a rag or towel to dab it onto the affected areas and work the solution into the coat, avoiding the eyes. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. You may rise the solution out with water or re-apply.