Santa Pet Pictures: Dec 2, Saturday 10am to 1pm.  Free pictures with Santa for your two and four legged families. Donations are accepted for Bonner Hospice of Sandpoint. An ordained minister will be on site for "Blessing of the Animals". Come enjoy this free, joy-filled community event. Appointments encouraged, walk-ins welcome. PDF's available for Holiday cards.

Canines Against Cancer Event: Washed over 40 dogs, and Raised over $1200 for CCS and our local community members fighting cancer.  Many thanks go all the volunteers and community members that supported this event. It was a wonderful day, filled with much laughter!

Student Pricing: Student grooming prices are 20 to 50% lower than professional grooming prices. Please be sure to ask for student if you would like the discounted student rates.

Current Students: Josie is from Sagle, ID and will be finishing her training this year.  Lexi is from Sacramento and will training through 2018.  Sally is from Priest River and will be graduating this Thanksgiving!  Katy is also from Priest River and graduates next year.  Bonnie is from Sagle and just started her training. Please come in and talk with our students. They needs lots of encouragement and kind words to spur them on:)

Appointment Making Options: You can text or call our shop number for an appointment.  You can also make an appointment on line at or email us directly at

Fall and Winter Hours: Mon - Friday 8:30am to 3pm (earlier and later by appointment). Saturdays 8:30 to 12 noon (earlier and later by appointment.

Grooming Books: DuAnn has written two books for professional and home groomers: Pooch Paramedic and Poop Happens - addressing physical and emotional surprises in the grooming industry.  She takes time out of her schedule regularly to promote her books and attend book signings at national grooming conventions.  Her books are sold on Amazon, Wholesale grooming companies, and the Pooch Parlor website.


Professional Groomers On-Staff:
Kem is a fabulous groomer and shop manager.  She has been immersed in the dog industry for the last 20 years. She is a horse groomer, owning two horses of her own, and is the proud parent of a German Shepard, Junior and an Airedale puppy, Bexley.  She is a certified all breed groomer for dogs and cats.  She excels at 'owner stay appointments', teeth scaling, and enjoys grooming a large variety of small and large dogs each day. During her free time she enjoys horseback riding, kayaking with her dogs, and cooking. Kem works Mon thru Saturday.

DuAnn (pictured with her 3 dogs) is also an all-breed certified dog and cat professional groomer and author and has more personal information listed below in "About Us". She works Mon, Wed, Thurs, Friday.

The Pooch Parlor is a place for pets and their people that want a clean, safe, professional and family environment for grooming, where professionalism and customer service are held to the highest possible standard. 
We offer the following services:

*text appointments via phone
*email appointments via the website
*doggie drive thru window for dogs under 20 lbs.
* full service grooming for all breeds of dogs and cats by *state-certified groomers    
*student grooming discounts      
*offer ‘no-kennel’ grooming by request        
*owner stay grooming by request       
*self-service bathing stations       
*walk-in appointments        
* teeth scaling  and/or teeth brushing          
* nail trimming  and dremeling (filing) on a walk-in basis 
*anal gland expressing         
* bird nails and wing trimming 
*retail grooming tools       
*doggie day care          
*owner grooming training by request   
 *doggie and family portraits (free)   

Pooch Parlor Groomers/Staff.  Every groomer has undergone rigorous training  to attain their certification at the state level.  The training includes more than instruction about the technical aspects of grooming and scissoring, it includes strict codes of conduct and tight guidelines for ethical treatments of pets and their owners, safety practices, and cleaning standards.  This certification is something we are most proud of, as the grooming industry is not regulated by any one entity, and only 10 percent of all groomers spend the time and money to train under any qualified guidelines.  All employees are drug-tested and undergo criminal background checks. 

The Pooch Parlor Pet Groomer Academy, is the only grooming school licensed and bonded through the Board of Education, in the State of Idaho.  We offer training to students that come from all over the world to acquire certification.  We offer reduced student grooming rates for those customers that want to help groomers-in-training. 

 We also have a camera handy and LOVE to take pictures of our staff, students, customers, and their dogs.  There is no charge for family portrait and we email it to you, just ask.  Pictures of your 4 legged kids are really important, since our time with them is never long enough during our lives. 
The Pooch Parlor in Ponderay is owned and operated by DuAnn Chambers and her husband Mike.  Mike is not a groomer, he is a remodeling specialist, with Git ‘er Done Construction LLC., and helps out in the grooming shop with all repairs and upgrades.  Mike and DuAnn have been married 24 years.  They share the love of dogs, owning a mini schnauzer, 8 year old ‘Grouchy Greta’, 1.5 year old Chara, a Black Russian Terrier, and a Standard Poodle, Remington, 6 months old.   In our spare time, we scuba dive, paddleboard, travel, hike, and remodel old homes.   We thank all of you our friends and customers for making it possible for us to LOVE what we do!  Thank you!

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