The NYC Department of Health Requirements

*The New York City Department of Health requires that all animals be up to date with current Rabies, Canine Distemper and Bordetella vaccinations before any grooming can take place.


In an effort to be compliant with the New York City Department of Health and to ensure that we are staying true to a super friendly, super clean and super professional pet grooming environment for your furry friends all pets must have the following updated vaccinations to utilize our services:  

1)    Rabies

2)    Canine Distemper

     a)  A booster commonly referred to as DH2PP, DA2PP, DHPP, or Distemper/Parvo and is given in some variation of a combination vaccine that also protects your pet from several other serious diseases, such as parvovirus in addition to hepatitis (adenovirus), and parainfluenza.


     a)  This is intended to prevent the bacteria commonly known as Kennel Cough. The NYC Department of Health now requires this vaccine every six months, not annually; as this vaccine is updated regularly for new strands of the bacteria, similar to the flu vaccine for humans. Please note that the Bordetella vaccine does not cover all the strands of bacteria connected to Kennel Cough and therefore it is likely for your furry friend to contract symptoms even if he is vaccinated. Additionally, the bacteria is air born and can possibly travel across a few city blocks, making it nearly impossible to pinpoint the source of the exposure.

We require these things of all our furry friends so that we can provide them with the best experience possible and so that you can rest assured that we are doing all that we can to ensure the health and safety of your furry friends and our staff.

Furry Pawz is Featured in The L Magazine

Hey Furry Pawz fans!!

Make sure you check out Furry Pawz & Clawz Pet Salon, we are featured in The Brooklyn L Magazine Fall Arts Preview. And look out for our contest and free giveaways. As always please feel free to pass on our information.

The L Magazine is dedicated to uncovering emerging culture in Brooklyn and the rest of NYC. This freely distributed publication is a vital resource for event recommendations, cultural trend spotting, and local neighborhood reporting. Check it out in the bright orange distribution boxes throughout the city, in a local business, or online at

Furry Pawz & Clawz Pet Salon <3


Maple Street Pet Parade//Block Party 6-8-13

The Maple Street Pet Parade is an event that happens every year in the summer. All pet owners on Maple had their dogs lounging outside enjoying the warm weather while listening to live music. Prizes & treats were given out to all furry friends. Furry Pawz & Clawz was very honored to be part of the Pet Parade. We had a great time meeting each pet and I'm sure they were very excited to meet us as well.  


"Cutest Pet Photo Contest"

Summer is officially upon us YAY!!!! and to celebrate Furry Pawz & Clawz is holding our "Cutest Pet Photo Contest". To participate please submit your cutest photo of your pet to for a chance to win a free full grooming experience. Your Photo must be clear and sent in jpeg format. All Photos must be in before June 15th. Please make sure to subject the email as "Cutest Pet Photo Contest". In the body of the email please list your first & last name, phone number, pets' name and breed along with a little fun tidbit about your pet. The pet with the most likes on Instagram and Facebook combined will win a free grooming. Winner will be announced on June 30th. GOOD LUCK!!!



Heartfelt Memories.....4.13.13

It took a lot of hard work to make Furry Pawz & Clawz possible and it couldn't have been done without the help of friends and family. We want to thank everyone that joined us for the grand opening. We really appreciate your support. This day will forever be a heartfelt memory <3

Preparing your puppy for it's first grooming....

Early grooming is very important, you can prepare your puppy by starting off with the basics. Gently touch him all over everyday, especially his ears, legs and paws. When they become comfortable you can move on to brushing and combing their coat. Make it your special time together by scheduling a brushing everyday. Reward and praise your puppy with treats.

Puppies should be introduced to professional grooming when they are about 4 months of age. Short visits to the groomer before making an appointment will allow your puppy to associate the salon as a happy place. Getting your puppy familiar with the sounds of the blow dryer and clippers can help make things a little less scary. Always remember New York State requires that all pets must be up to date with their Rabies vaccination before any grooming can take place. 

Its very important that the groomer gains the puppy's trust. The first couple of groomings may take a while because the groomer has to make him feel comfortable. Being gentle will allow the puppy to enjoy the whole grooming experience. Once the grooming is done you will be called to return and pick up your puppy. Do Not come back early. If your puppy sees or hears your voice he will become too excited and it will be impossible to finish grooming.

Your puppy's first grooming experience should be positive. This is something that will remain with him forever <3


Intergroom Trade Show 2013

The trade show this year took place at the Meadowland Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. There were so many different companies that specialized in groomer's choice of pet products and services. It was like a huge shopping mall where you can spoil your pets with fresh scented body sprays, hair dye, accessaries and all natural treats, that I had to try myself. On top of that they had grooming competitions and seminars to teach a few tricks. Take a look........


1st Week of business was Successful.....

Our first client was a chocolate Cocker Spaniel named Christian. He received a Free Blueberry facial and definitely enjoyed it while getting a full body massage. We had a variety of breeds that came in for a grooming. Breeds from a Lhasa Apso, Shih Tzu, Yorkie, Pomeranian, and Chow Chow. We want to thank all of our customers who stopped in this week. We appreciate your support and look forward to keeping you and your pet happy with our services. Take a look at some of the highlights from this week and remember to check out Gallery <3


First Day of Business

Tuesday April 16th will be the first day of business at Furry Pawz & Clawz. We are excited to greet our furry friends and freshen them up with stylish hair cuts. Please call to book appointments and make sure to bring proof  of your pets up to date Rabies vaccination before grooming.

**Just incase you missed it: The Grand Opening event was a success. We will have photos and video to share with everyone, so follow us to find out.



The Born Free Fundraiser 4/5/2013

Will Travers is the CEO of Born Free USA and The Born Free Foundation. He has dedicated most of his life to wildlife issues, ever since he lived with his family in Kenya as a child, while his parents, actors Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna OBE, made the movie "Born Free" (1966).

He has personally rescued dolphins, tigers, lions and elephants, has traveled to more than 50 countries working on wildlife conservation, and is always willing to share his experiences and deep knowledge with the world, in order to further Born Free USA's vision for "a better, kinder, more compassionate future."


Looking good so far....

The shop is coming along nicely and we are excited for the Grand Opening that should take place towards the beginning of April. We will send out invites real soon ;-)

Our lovely spa

Our lovely spa

Front reception area.... Welcome!!

Front reception area.... Welcome!!

Our Merchandise wall

Our Merchandise wall