Why Free Cookie Friday?

Neil with cookiesGood morning folks and happy Friday. If you’re passing by the marina and have a sweet tooth craving then drop in the The Beached Dog to say hi and grab a delicious melt in your mouth chocolate chip cookie. These aren’t store bought cookies. Oh no! These are homemade from scratch and freshly baked every Friday morning from your very favorite dog groomer, Neil {smile}.

You might be asking yourself… why would Neil wake up every Friday morning at 5am to bake several dozen homemade cookies to giveaway for free?

The answer is simple. He truly loves to bake homemade cookies and it’s the perfect way to show our love and appreciation for our wonderful clients, friends and neighbors. Plus, we couldn’t think of a better way to end a busy work week and kick-off the weekend than by putting smiles (and maybe a little chocolate, too) on lots of local faces.

Just remember these cookies go fast. The early bird gets the worm… I mean cookie.

Wishing you all a very merry Friday and a happy weekend.

free cookie friday

February Teeth Brushing Special


Look at Boghart’s pearly whites!

Did you know that February is National Pet Dental Month?

According to research, approximately 85% of all dogs show signs of periodontal disease by the age of three. Bad breath, tooth loss, and discomfort when chewing may be signs your dog has periodontal disease. As with many health issues, prevention is key. A professional dental cleaning at your veterinary office is required to remove plaque and tarter build-up as well as treat gum disease. Like humans, however, regular teeth brushing can significantly help with preventive dental care and keep your pet’s mouth healthy in between check-ups at the vet.

The Beached Dog is here to help you stay on top of regular dental care. We offer teeth brushing as an add-on grooming service for $10. But for the month of February, we’re offering this service for only $5! Just let us know when you call to book your dog’s appointment this month if you’d like to take advantage our teeth brushing special.

Want to learn more about pet dental care? Check out these great online resources…

Love the Locals: Indigo Health

Grooming dogs can be a back-breaking job at times… I’m always kindly reminding Neil to lift dogs with his legs! Unlike myself, he has the upper body strength to sometimes forget this important rule. I keep telling him I’m going to require him to wear a back brace as a constant reminder. Lol. I’m just giving him a hard time. Joking aside, we do make a lot of efforts to help keep us safe and comfortable while grooming. For example, Neil uses an electric grooming table that lowers to ground level for both his and the dog’s safety. We also use anti-fatigue mats for additional support and comfort. Despite our many efforts, there are still those days his back takes a toll.

That’s why it’s very beneficial for us to have a reliable chiropractor close-by and we couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that our friends, Robert and Audrey, have just recently opened a new health clinic right outside the entrance to Seabrook Island. In fact, Neil is there now getting an adjustment as I type this.


Robert Gerken & Dr. Audrey Myers

Indigo Health offers chiropractic care as well as stretch therapy, massage therapy, and acupuncture. They hope to also offer yoga classes soon which I am personally quite excited about. My mastiffs and I practice our downward dogs all the time on my back porch, but I would certainly benefit from some yoga practice with a small group of humans every so often.

If you’re looking for a great chiropractor or in need of some amazing stretch therapy, we encourage you to stop by to meet Dr. Audrey Myers (doctor of chiropractic) and Robert Gerken (certified stretch therapist). Their new office is located upstairs in the Lowcountry Executive Center. You can learn more by visiting their website at http://www.indigohealthgroup.com or just give them a call at 843.303.9335. They’d love to hear from you!

Neil just walked back in from his appointment and exclaims he “feels like a million bucks!”

As small business owners, Neil and I light up with joy and gratitude every single time we learn that a new client was referred to us by a friend or neighbor. Nothing beats a personal referral, and like many of you, we love supporting and promoting local businesses. This blog post is part of our new Love the Locals series where we’ll highlight our favorite local businesses every week or so. Thanks for reading.

It’s a Happy New Year for The Beached Dog!

Neil and I decided several weeks ago that we were ready for a little business make-over. And boy could we not be happier with our decision to mix things up to create a more fun and creative business model. If you’ve been in to visit us since the New Year, you’ve already seen the renovations to the lobby. What better way to start a new year than to give yourself a fresh new look. Not only did we spruce the place up a bit, but we’ve also made some BIG changes to how we operate and so far our clients seem positively responsive! We sure hope so because these changes are all about providing the absolute best customer service and grooming experience for our clients and their beloved pets.

So what’s new at The Beached Dog?

New Grooming Schedule

  • We are proud to now offer our clients the quality and convenience of start-to-finish grooming appointments Monday – Friday.
  • Neil will book his appointments much like a regular hairstylist. When you call to book your appointment, we’ll schedule your dog for a specific drop-off time as well as provide you with an estimated pick-up time based on the service requested.
  • Because Neil now works on dogs one at a time from start-to-finish, we are able to greatly minimize the amount of time your dog is required to stay at the salon. Not only is this typically more convenient for our client’s schedule, but this also provides the dogs, especially anxious dogs, with a more relaxing grooming experience.
  • Furthermore, this new grooming schedule creates a more calm and quiet grooming salon that is more enjoyable for our clients and the dogs… and for Neil, too!

Book Early and Save

  • We all live busy lives and it’s easy to let Fido get a bit too stinky or shaggy before remembering to book his next grooming visit. Now you can book early at check-out and know Fido will stay looking sharp! We’ll even send you home with an appointment card to post to the fridge as well as send you automated email reminders.
  • Not only will you save time and keep your furry friend on a regular grooming schedule, but you’ll receive an early booking discount as well! Just our way to say thank you and reward our loyal clients!
    • Book early and save 5% – book your pup’s next grooming appointment for six weeks or less depending on how often they need a bath and/or haircut
    • Book bi-weekly appointments and save 10% – good for dogs that visit the beach often or with coat/skin conditions that require an oatmeal or medicated bath or extra brushing every other week
    • Book weekly appointments and save 15% – good for dogs that visit the beach often or with coat/skin conditions that require an oatmeal or medicated bath or extra brushing every week

Homemade Dog Treats for Sale

  • Baked fresh every Sunday in small batches.
  • Made with lots of LOVE from our kitchen to yours.
  • We use 100% all-natural ingredients that are both nutritious & delicious! We use such simple wholesome ingredients that even our human friends can eat them. In fact, Neil and I taste every batch ourselves. And of course our own furry children are more than happy to assist us with regular sampling. {Smile.}
  • No added preservatives! Our treats are meant to be enjoyed by your dog right away! The treats do have about a one month shelf life, but come on… You know your dog deserves fresh delightful treats every week!
    • Peanut Butter Drizzles – If your dog loves peanut butter, well then these are the treats of their dreams! Crunchy peanut butter treats lightly drizzled with a peanut butter glaze. These treats are sure to keep their tails wagging!
    • Sweet Potato Chips – Perfect for dogs with a sensitive stomach or in need of extra fiber in their diets. Only one ingredient… dehydrated sweet potatoes!
  • Visit our Bakery & Boutique page for more info and check back often to learn about our current treat specials.

New Website and Blog

  • We even updated our website and will also be posting regular blog articles and announcements to keep all of you dog-lovers in the know of what’s trendy in the dog-world and what fun events are happening in the area. We’ll also share useful information such as grooming and pet care tips.
  • We’d love for you to subscribe to our blog and email list so you can always stay updated on new posts we share and any new specials we’re offering.
  • You can also follow us on your favorite social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We love connecting and engaging with the amazing pet community here in Charleston!


Wow, that was a lot of exciting new things to tell you about. Thanks so much for taking the time to read about our updates. We hope you all are as happy about these updates as we are!

With love and gratitude,

Heather & Neil