Putting charity over profits Wags on Willow is collecting supplies for orphaned dogs and cats at the annual Northfield-Winnetka Chamber of Commerce sidewalk sale on July 17 and 18, 2019. See the complete list of items being collected at this location below.
IT'S A BOY! To celebrate we are offering $2 Blueberry Facials as an upgrade to any regularly scheduled groom or bath through the month of February, 2019. Make sure to reference this promotion for the special pricing.
Ernie the Pug here. I may be the light of my Wags on Willow business partner Mary’s life, but she is lighting the way for me on these dark morning and evening walks. Mary is wearing a nifty Wags hat with a built-in light so other dog walkers and drivers can see her in the dark and so she can see where I make my necessary stops and stoops. The light also makes it easy for her, and for you, to see hazards like sidewalk cracks and debris. Wags on Willow currently has a limited supply of these special dog walker hats. So take it from Ernie, it is time to lighten up!
This little Pug had a puglitical idea for the November
election: Wags on Willow would offer a free groom to
every elephant and donkey living in our hometown, the
Village of Northfield providing, of course, they had proof
of residence. Doing my dog-diligence I called the local
police. “I’m sure if we had any elephants living in
Northfield I’d know it,” said the police dispatcher. “But
donkeys are like horses and we have some horses.” “Do
you have any donkeys?” “We consider donkeys and
horses the same.” Next I called Northfield Village Hall.
“I’ve never had a question like that. We don’t have
licenses for donkeys and I know we don’t have any
elephants,” the nice lady said. So with no elephants and
maybe some donkeys we could just offer to groom
donkeys. “NO WAY,” said our team of professional
groomers. “We specialize in dogs and cats. That’s what
we are famous for, that’s why we win so many awards.
But we don’t do donkeys!” So much for my puglitical idea.
Whether you like elephants or donkeys, remember to vote
November 6. And maybe in 2020 there will be a canine
political party to compete with elephants and donkeys.
Then we can groom their mascot—a Pug of course
Wags on willow has done it again! We’ve been named the Best Grooming Salon on the North Shore for the FIFTH consecutive year by readers of the popular Make It Better magazine and website. And the yelp website gave us the 2017 “People Love us on Yelp” award.
This Pug is jumping for joy. If I could jump higher I’d high-five my business partner Mary and our fantastic team of pet owning and pet loving groomers. They are the best!
They are why we keep winning and winning and winning—nine awards since 2014 including three from readers of the 22nd Century group of community newspapers on the North Shore. Look for our ad in the current issue of Make It Better magazine, cut it out and bring it in for special celebratory offers.
Join us on Sunday, April 22nd from noon–3PM and meet local therapy dog owner, handler and trainer, Margot Igoe.
“Therapy dogs change lives,” says Margot Igoe, whose own therapy dogs have comforted hospital patients, helped kids improve their reading skills, and brought friendship to senior living and to memory assistance facilities on the North Shore.
Igoe, a veteran North Shore therapy dog owner, handler and trainer will be available to answer your questions about these special canine skills at Northfield’s Wags On Willowgrooming salon Sunday, April 22 from 2pm to 4pm as part of Wags continuing series of exclusive pet related community events.
Dog owners and those thinking of adding a therapy dog to their family are invited but to avoid crowding and possible socialization issues, dogs should remain at home. “Hearing about all they can do might inflate their egos,” said Mary Bower owner of Wags On Willow.
“It is amazing how willing people are to relate to therapy dogs and a joy to see the smiles they bring to both seniors and children,” says Igoe who works with her dog Teagan.
Working therapy dogs are credited with lowering blood pressure, triggering the release of calming endorphins, helping with pain management, lifting spirits by reducing anxiety and boredom, helping children to focus and gain self confidence.
Their use is on the rise in hospitals, schools and a variety of different living environments and are increasingly found working with victims and survivors in post disaster situations.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
Every quarter, Wags on Willow partners with As Good As Gold to offer one-on-one opportunities to explore adopting, fostering and working with Goldens. As Good As Gold is an organization dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of abandoned or unwanted Golden Retrievers. Call Wags on Willow at 847-272-2918 to find out the deTAILS for the next in-store event of this kind.
The following Sundays from Noon – 3 pm
- February 25th
- May 27th
- August 26th
- November 25th
Gong Hey Fat Choi or Happy Chinese New Year from Ernie, the Wags on Willow Pug. This is the Year of The Dog on the Chinese Calendar and I am a dog whose ancestry goes way way way back to about 550BC in ancient China. I know because I sent my doggie DNA to PugAncestry.bark. Apparently my great, great, great, great, great ancestors were a Pekingese and a Lion Dog. There’s no record how they met. But Chinese emperors really liked the result which makes the Year of the Dog very special, Many Chinese believe a dog is a friend who understands his human companion’s spirit and if one happens to come to your house it’s a signal that fortune is in your future. So Mary, my business partner, think of me as a good luck charm—even when you catch me on the sofa.