Bear Essential
Dog Care
Mobile Grooming

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

(403) 634-9408
[email protected]


"Our dogs give us unconditional love
Let Bear Essential help you return that love!"
Thanks to everyone who voted and made this possible!

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5 years later and I'm so glad I was referred to Bear Essential Dog Care Mobile Grooming. Tammy is absolutely amazing! We have expanded from one dog to three and they have never had a bad cut.

Jack was a monster when he first started going and instead of loosing patients with him, Tammy took her time with him. She would take him for a little wallk and let Jack get used to her. I'm sure his appointments took twice as long as they should have because he didn't co-operate, but she never complained and just worked on gaining Jack's trust.

I know I have been on the receiving end of Stella's snaps when I try and brush her back end or legs. Never once has Tammy ever complained or had anything but nice and loving things to say.

My puppies are my babies and I can't express enough how much it means to me that I know how well taken care of they are on their spa days.

Thank you Tammy - you are the best!

Amber S.
Lethbridge
February 15, 2017




Look at Grover... so well looked after as we all have during this time in our McMurray lives. Thanks to Tammy, who owns Bear Essential Dog Care Mobile Grooming in Lethbridge. She is one of our Lethbridge neighbours since we fled from Fort McMurray with the fires. She extended her service and kindness as an act of care and love - and I must say, the after picture is the best picture of Grover and I have many of them.

Thank you from K & A Larkin and Grover
Fort McMurray
August 8, 2016

Thank you Tammy - for all the care you give to our fur babies. You make them look great! Love this look for Bella

Sincerely,
Jessica, Dan, Harley and Bella
August 8, 2016

Thanks again Tammy... We are so glad that we are a member of the Bear Essential family!!! You and the work you do is nothing short of amazing.

Thank you again.
Terry, Kevin and Finn
August 8, 2016

Hello Tammy,
Just want to say thank you for the care you gave Averey. She looks beautiful and is doing great! She is very happy and currently running around the back yard. Thank you again!

Kelsie and Averey F.
March 17, 2016

Oh - he looks so handsome and smells so good!! He must really like you cause he doesn't give kisses and snuggles for just anyone! Thank you so much Tammy.

Danielle ,Chad and Mojo F.
March 4, 2016

Thank you so much Tammy! She looks great and is so much happier. So am I happy too that she is not sitting in a kennel for hours waiting to be groomed. Thank you for the care of our Mouse. Happy client!

Mar and Mouse O.
February 19, 2016

Hi Tammy,
Bentley looks great! And he is very happy after his groom that made me very happy. You are so awesome! Thank you again.

Emily and Bentley B
February 11, 2016

Wow! Thanks so much Tammy!

Hi Tammy!
I just wanted to say thank you so much for your kind and professional manner you have with us and most of all - our dog's. They immediately respected you as soon as you came in our home. Very impressive! The dog's look great and have a nice nap right after you leave. Wishing you the best and would certainly recommend you to anyone.

S and J Tymensen, Chika and Zorra too! Two paws up.
March 5, 2014

Hey Tammy,

Thanks for looking after Copper's grooming needs today. He looks fantastic and thankfully, underneath all that hair, he's a skinny puppy again!

Casey
February 21, 2014
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After

Hi Tammy!

Thanks for the wonderful service. Our two rambunctious but lovable pets certainly enjoy being close to home while still getting groomed. I definitely enjoy the friendly service and we sure are lucky to have found you! Thanks again for making Charly and Niro's grooming experience worthwhile.

Best,
Charmaine B.
February 12, 2014
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Dear Tammy,

I just wanted to let you know how thankful we are to have you take care of our girls. What you do isn't just grooming, I can see the love and care you take when you come and take the girls for their session. For once our girls are happy to get their fur trimmed. They are relaxed and happy when they come into the house. As I've said before I have a sneaking suspicion they prefer you over me when they know you're coming to look after them for the few hours of their pampering. You come and greet them, hold them, groom them, and even wrap them in a blanket if its cold outside when bringing them back into the house. It's wonderful to know that they're looked after and they won't be a nervous wreck when it's their turn for a grooming. Again, thank you for all that you do!

With warmest regards,

The Manhas family
January 15, 2014


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Hi Tammy

Just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful job you did in grooming Franky! He looks adorable and you gave me exactly the look I wanted. I also want to thank you for the way you treated me and especially for the way you treated Franky. Because Franky is a rescue dog and had a horrible start in life, he is a scared and nervous little fellow. And I am very protective of him. Not all groomers understand that or take it into consideration. But you understood and made it an enjoyable and pleasant experience for both of us. We are both looking forward to seeing you in February!

I will gladly recommend you to anyone who needs an experienced, knowledgable and compassionate groomer. And yes - please feel free to post Franky's pics on your website. I would love that!!

All the best and see you in a couple of months.

Cheryl S.
December 17, 2013

Hi Tammy,

Buffy loved her groom, walk and all the special attention you gave her! She was so happy after the 'spa' service, she was full of energy with no stress. When she went to a regular groomer she was exhausted, stressed out and agitated for quite a while afterward - so thank you for the wonderful grooming experience! Her cut is perfect, especially around her face, I can see her beautiful eyes and expressions much better! She smells so good too!

We look forward to seeing you again, please use our pictures and review on your website if you wish.

Thank you again, you truly have a gift!

Keri R.
October 5, 2013

Hello Tammy,

Chula looks fantastic after her appointment yesterday! For a little girl who is so nervous around new people it still amazes me how she warms up to you so quickly….. especially when you’re the one giving her a bath. Thank you for the kindness you show her, before, during and after her appointments. We appreciate your wonderful service and look forward to seeing you at her next appointment.

With Regards,
Vi & Chula H.
September 5, 2013

Hi Tammy,

Thank you so much for taking care of my girl ‘Cali’ today! She looks wonderful and I can tell that she feels good! I appreciate you coming in my home and telling me about Cali’s experience and your follow up phone call.

See you in August.

Sheri W.
Lethbridge, AB.
June 11, 2013
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Hi Tammy,

Sasha and Nugget are doing great since their haircuts - such an improvement! Here are some comments for your website:

Convenient, friendly, quality service! So much less stress and hassle than driving them to (and dragging them into!) the groomer. And Sasha and Nugget look great! Thanks for doing such a terrific job!

Take care and we'll see you at their next appointment,
Shawna H.
April 12, 2013
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Hi Tammy!

Thanks so much for grooming Honey. She looks great and it definitely was far less stressful for her. See you in June.

Thanks,
Debbie
April 11, 2013

Hi Tammy!

Coco is doing great and he looks awesome! He is clean and trimmed but still fluffy. I love it!! Thank-you!

I loved the convenience of having my dog groomed right outside my home. It was the most calm grooming experience my dog has ever had as there is no kennel time and there are no other dogs around. It was quick and stress free. Tammy is a knowledgable and caring groomer. I just can't say enough how happy I am with Bear Essential Dog Care!! Thank you for doing a wonderful job on Coco!

Sincerely,
Elissa C.
March 27, 2013

Hi Tammy,

I am so happy with your service and care. I will be a customer every six weeks! I will recomend your services to all who own a dog. Bear (chihuahua) can be quite difficult and you handled him beautifully. Thank you!

Sincerely Darlene
March 4, 2013

Hello Tammy

Thank you so much for your promptness in making Baxter's appointment. He looks great and I know he is thankful that he got done …even though he was a bit on the grumpy side. Sorry about that but he was very relaxed afterwards and he just went to sleep. Thank you again Tammy, it was great meeting and talking with you and thanks for taking on my ferocious Friend! He really is a great little fellow and he is so loved and wanted here! We welcome you into our little family and can’t wait till our next appointment. Have a great day!

Connie B.
Lethbridge, AB.
February 26, 2013

Thank You much Tammy. It was very much appreciated! Sue H.

February 7, 2013


I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sue for inviting me to spend some time with the kids at her daycare. I had a lot of fun showing and teaching the children the importance of grooming their dogs.
I look forward to my next visit!

Our fluffy boy!!!! Tammy, you made him look so wonderful - Thank You! He was so nervous in his first photo….he looks so proud and excited in the after one. You are so Great!!! See you for our next spa day.

Thank you,
Julie S.
December 9, 2012

Such a pretty girl – tongue and all!!! Thank You Tammy for your caring and loving approach for our little girl. See you for her next groom. You are the Best!!!!

Thank you
Cindy K.
December 9, 2012

Wow… our handsome little Harley. He looks great !!!! Love your service Tammy!

Thank You
Jessica C.
December 9, 2012

Hi Tammy!!

I gotta say this is the best service. Jack was so happy to see you before and after the haircut. Your prices are reasonable, you are so happy and nice ....Jack looked handsome!!!! I am going to love seeing you in my driveway every 6-8 weeks!!! Thank you, thank you!

Janelle
November 2, 2012

Hi Tammy,

We just wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful job you did for our dog Chomper - he looks great. We have been to a few other grooming places and he has never been taken care of the way you took care of him. You were the first groomer, out of many, who actually noticed his ear problem and addressed it immediately. He was extremely happy when he left and we have noticed a change in his overall behaviour for the good, of course. It is great how you take the time to take care and focus all your time on one fur-child at a time and make them feel more comfortable. Bear Essentials was recommended to us by a couple of friends of mine and I would definitely recommend you and have recommended you to a few friends already. Thank you so much again.

Respectfully,
Fallon S.
October 22, 2012
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Thank you Tammy.

It was wonderful meeting you and loving the fact you are knowledgeable in what you do. I am impressed with how relaxed my 2 babies were with you. You made their experience stress free. I always worried about Meeka and the abuse she went through. It was nice to see that she was instantly comfortable with you! I look forward to our next visit and I'm sure Meeka and Gizmo will be watching for your trailer!

Thanks Again
Barb W.
October 10, 2012
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This was in the October 1, 2012 edition of The Lethbridge Herald and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the person who submitted this. It was very kind of you and much appreciated!

Tammy,
Bear Essential

Tammy,

Mr. Haru wanted me to thank you for his wonderful cut, shampoo and peti-cure. He feels wonderful and smells great. We can't wait to see you in October. And from the humans - Tammy was professional, on time, prepared and obviously loves her career and canine customers. She is a superb groomer.

The Shannon's.
August 13, 2012

Thank you so much Tammy for helping us with our Daisy girl…..She looks FABULOUS and is so happy !!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks again
Kerry and Daisy P
July 17, 2012

This was in the July 2, 2012 edition of The Lethbridge Herald and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the person who submitted this. It was very kind of you and much appreciated!

Tammy,
Bear Essential

Hey Tammy…Thanks again for the great hair cut and grooming. I have never seen Buddy so happy after a groom. See you in September for the next one.

Cheers from Buddy (John & Sharleen)
June 28, 2012
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Tammy,

Thank you for doing an awesome grooming job on Butterball and Sam. They are very relaxed and happy dogs right now with a lot less hair. This helps them during the summer of camping. I was very worried as they had been going to the same groomer since they were small and I wanted to find the proper fit for them and my pocket book. Your fair price fit right in line with my pocket book. I was very impressed at the way you handled the dogs in their first experience with you, as with the equipment you brought.

Thank you once again for a super job. See you in August, until then have a safe and happy grooming.

Sam, Butterball and Pat F.
June 19, 2012
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Molly is a quiet, timid English Springer Spaniel and we did not want to have her in a crate for a couple of hours, and so when we saw your trailer we thought that is the way to have our dog groomed. You were so good with Molly, quickly gaining her confidence and relaxing her. You did a great job of grooming her, and putting a smile on her face,hopefully you will be able to groom her from now on. It is easy to see in you and your work that you truly do love and care for dogs and that it is much more than a job to you. It was a pleasure to meet you and I'm sure we will be calling you for many years to come, thanks again.

Ian R.
June 19, 2012

Hi Tammy,

Just wanted to send you an email and let you know once again how happy I was with your grooming of Sam! I felt the service was excellent and the care you take to make sure Sam was comfortable was great! He was so relaxed with you that it was a huge relief to feel that he was safe with you and that you did an excellent job on his grooming! I will most certainly continue using your great services from now on with my baby Sam! Thanks again!!!

Jackie and Sam!
June 6, 2012

Hi Tammy

Just wanted to thank you for the awesome job you've done on Maya Bear. She looks like a million dollars! Can't wait till her buddies at doggy day care see her!

Thanks
Mel
June 2, 2012

I would like to give a big thank you to Tammy and her wonderful mobile grooming service Bear Essential. We are from B.C and we were here in Lethbridge camping . The day we used her service was a complete luck of fate. She was down at the camp site doing another camper’s dog when our dog came running up to me and she must of rolled in something cause she just smelled. I didn't know what to do. So I approached Tammy as I could see she was just done for the day. I asked her if she could help me out. She was so nice …. she drove over to our camp site and groomed our little girl. I know she was in rough shape since we have been on the road for a few months but the smell was my most concern.

Our little girl came out happy and looking awesome but most of all smelling wonderful. I think this service is awesome and I could tell just talking to Tammy she has a love for animals, which makes her good at what she does. The big surprise was that she called the next morning to see how my little girl was doing. I have never had that in all the years of having my dogs go to groomers. I will definitely tell everyone I know that if they go to Lethbridge to look up Tammy.

Thanks so much!

Lizzy, Jack and Candi (British Columbia)
May 31, 2012

Hi Tammy,

Thanks so much for the excellent trimming and treatment of our dear Bailey. A wonderful experience and I am very sure much less stressful for our "old gal". Thanks again and we look forward to our next appointment.

Bailey, Elaine and Bryan B.
May 9, 2012
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Thanks Tammy for the wonderful care you gave my precious dogs, Glamour and Luna! They were both so happy after their treatments and are still looking wonderful. Both of them tend to be rather shy and/or timid with people they don’t know; however, neither of them showed any distress at all in your capable care. We will be back!

Take care, and have a wonderful, exciting day!

Thanks,
Pat H.
May 7, 2012
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Dear Tammy,

I would like to Thank You for the Wonderful Job you did with my dog, Cody Doodle, on May 4, 2012. Count me in as a Very Satisfied Customer! Your service could not have been any better! You are a True Professional! Cody is Very Happy too, and we both can't wait to come back and See You Again!!!

You have my permission to use any/all photos that you have of Cody Doodle. If possible, I would like copies of the photos, and I promise to give Full Credit to you and Bear Essentials as the photographer.

Thank You Very Much,

Heather B.
May 5, 2012

Tobo and I BOTH want to thank you for making him look so handsome and smell so terrific. He is often anti-social and I could not believe that he took to you right off the bat, and went with you without even giving me a backwards glance!!! Not so great for my ego!
Tobo says when I give him a bath it is something that he endures, with you it was a trip to a spa, and he is looking forward to his next trip! Thanks again Tammy. You are awesome.

Cinette K.
May 4, 2012

Maisy is loving her new look and strutting around feeling pretty good. You did an amazing job with her Tammy…Thanks so much!!!

Jan B
May 1, 2012
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Hi Tammy

My little dogs must have enjoyed their “spa” visit with you – they are both very relaxed and happy. They look beautiful! Also, neither one of them is licking or scratching, or showing any other signs of discomfort from their clipping. I enjoyed meeting and talking with you.

Thank you so much, and looking forward to the dogs having their spa experience again in July. I would love to see their photos posted on your web site.

Sandie B.
April 27, 2012
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KUDOS
We had taken Chloe, Barclay and Olivia to 4 different groomers since we moved to Lethbridge. They all did what they wanted and ignored anything that we had requested. In one case there was evidence of mistreatment. In all cases there appeared to be no love of animals - just a job. Last fall I lucked onto Tammy.
Her love,understanding and knowledge of dogs is outstanding - which - being "empty nesters" means the most to my husband and I. Our "kids" go crazy when she comes to groom them. We have always had Shepherds and later on Silkys (Chloe and Barclay). Olivia was an unknown quantity (Shitzu cross). I had no idea how to look after her coat - Tammy spent a great deal of her valuable time explaining and showing me. As well, Tammy is a lovely lady and will always be our groomer. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER!

Lynne & Tom V.
March 20, 2012

Hi Tammy,
Honey has never been happier after a treatment in your Spa! Looking forward to seeing the Edmonton winter big hair compared the Southern Alberta hair do on your site!

Thanks again for your special treatment for our Honey. I know she will look forward to her next appointment!

Shelly A.
March 11, 2012

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am so very impressed with the job that Tammy did with grooming my doodle. She really listened to what I wanted and did a great job. She is very patient and kind with the dogs. I would definitely recommend Bear Essential Dog Care! I know Yogi will be getting a ‘spa’ day once a month for sure! Thanks again Tammy!

Crystal C.
March 8, 2012



Tammy,
Thank you so much for an awesome job you did on Tiah, Diesel and Phoenix. This was Phoenix's first grooming ever and all 3 dogs looked great!!!!

Thank you....Kevin & Verna K.
February 19, 2012

Thank you so much for grooming Molly. I think your service is great. You took the time needed to give Molly a wonderful cut and TLC that is needed. Thank you again and I will phone to book another appointment soon.

Joanna R.
February 19, 2012





Tammy,
I just had to say thank you for the AWESOME job you did on Cooper and Charlie today. I knew that you were good after you groomed Sophie, however did not realize HOW good you were until today. Charlie is an easy little guy to please, as you probably noticed he falls asleep at any given chance. However, Cooper is not. Cooper is a great dog with a awesome personality...once you know him. However, his anxiety and general fear of strangers makes it hard to see his shining personality. A past groomer had to spend about 2 hours with him before being able to start grooming him. The fact that you came here, stuck through his meltdown and were able to groom him really speaks a million words! His anxiety often gets in the way and people don't get the chance to really get to know how great of a dog he is. Thank you so much for making both my little guys look like little princes, and for sticking with Cooper despite his meltdown! You truly have a way with animals and I can tell your heart is with the dogs!
Thank you!

Shana M.
February 12, 2012





Thanks Tammy for the awesome hair cut! This is the first time Tia has been so happy after a hair cut !!!

Thanks again,
Lisa and Stephen S.
January 28, 2012

This was in the January 23, 2012 edition of The Lethbridge Herald and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the person who submitted this. It was very kind of you and much appreciated!

Tammy,
Bear Essential

Hi Tammy,
Loved Marleys new look. Not too short, which is just what I wanted.

Thanks, Alison
December 11, 2011

Thank you so much for your love, care and attention you showed Twiggy today! Your knowledge and professionalism were incredible. Thank you for making our little lady even more beautiful than she already is!

Stephanie P. and Twiggy!
November 19, 2011

This was in the October 31, 2011 edition of The Lethbridge Herald and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the person who submitted this. It was very kind of you and much appreciated!

Tammy,
Bear Essential

Hey Tammy,
Thanks so much for the great haircut on our little Rudy! It is by far the best one he has ever had. We will definitely be return customers!

Thanks again
Jeanine S.
November 5, 2011

Thank you Tammy for a job well done. Zoe looks great and smell nice too. We only have had Zoe for 2 months and since we are her 3rd owners, she has become very attached to us and gets a bit nervous sometimes around new things. The previous owners did not professionally groom her as they said she did not do well at the groomer. Well she did just fine with Tammy, she went into the van, no problems and 1 hour later came back to the house all clean and looking great. Tammy provides a wonderful service. She comes to your home, is one on one with your pet so they do not have to spend hours at a groomer, she makes your pet feel comfortable so they can have a positive grooming experience, and is done in no time. Best of all your pet is happy and looks great too. We will certainly use Tammy again.

Thanks again Tammy for a great service,
Denise
November 5, 2011

Thank you Tammy for grooming Daisy, you did a wonderful job, she looks great!

Donna T.
November 5, 2011

Thank you so much for the wonderful service you provide. Char-Lee looks fantastic and smells even better - lol. I can tell that he took to you very well because he looked all over for you after you left. Thanks again Tammy, from myself and Char-Lee. You are a truly gifted and caring person.

Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture you can change a persons life - for better or worse...
Lori D.
September 23, 2011



Hello Tammy,
Just wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job on Char-Lee. I am Ron, Lori's husband, and from what she tells me about you, you have an exceptional gift for looking after dogs. Looking forward to getting Char-Lee's next haircut. Thanks again.

Sincerely, Ron D.
September 23, 2011

Thank you very much for your excellent service and patiences with our dog Diesel! We will try our best to teach Diesel not to attack the blow dryer for next time - ha ha

Thanks again, Diesel (Ryan & Kasha)
September 23, 2011

When I first saw the mobile grooming unit in the Whoop-Up Parade, I thought "What a great idea, and, how fabulous that the entrepreneur who came up with, and followed through with this idea, was a Woman!" After we picked up our Bailey from a two week stay at a kennel, it was obvious, that although Bailey had a great time, he was in desperate need of a good grooming. The call to Bear Essentials was made. Tammy made our appointment promptly, at the most convenient time, for us. Upon arrival, it was apparent, Tammy knew her stuff. Her calm demeanor upon meeting with Bailey, resulted in a great first impression by both my husband and I, and more importantly, put Bailey right at ease. Bailey happily followed Tammy out to the unit, and jumped right in. Two hours later, out came our sweet, clean, groomed, Happy, little dog. Bailey has very unique fur, that is difficult to cut, and had gotten quite matted while at kennel. Tammy took the extra time to take care of all the mats, while managing to salvage his flowing tail and ears. His cut was great, his fur felt soft, was nice and clean smelling -- not overly scented, with product. And, it was obvious, that Bailey was not stressed out by any of this, one bit. This is such a "slick" set-up, that suits our lifestyle. We will definitely use Tammy from now on. Thanks, Tammy!

Sharon C., Russ O. - and Bailey too!
September 23, 2011

Thank you for the great service and grooming for Mandy. Great job!

Myrtle S.
September 18, 2011

Dear Tammy,
Thank you for the wonderful, caring and prompt service you gave to Tia. You are a true polite, energetic, professional. I am so glad I called you. Looking forward to your next visit.

Yours truly
Norma B.
September 10, 2011
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After

Thanks to you Tammy, my sweet pups are even cuter and cooler in this hot weather. Boo's eyes and smile says it all, she is so happy and playful again. Sam looks so great…I love their groom.

Thanks again Tammy for the great job on them. They both look so good and both were very happy. The best part is that I didn’t have to leave the house…….which made me happy.

Brenda V.
September 10, 2011
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Thank-you Tammy!
You did a wonderful job with grooming our little guy. He seemed to take to you right away, and when he was done he looked and felt wonderful! No more stress going and coming from the groomer again. I think you have a new best friend! I will recommend you to everyone I know.

Thank-you, Bowser. (Susan F.)
September 4, 2011

Hi Tammy,
Lilly looks FABULOUS!!! I also Love that you come right to our house!! So convenient. Thank-you!

Rhonie C.
September 3, 2011

Absolutely Incredible and Totally Outstanding Customer Relations,
My dog Herbert is a rescue from the Lethbridge Pound. I got Herbert in October 2010. He was very badly abused and was abandoned. I did some research and found me a dog groomer in Lethbridge. She did a good job but I knew my dog was not happy being locked up in a kennel. So 3 months later I took him back for more grooming, and wow, I was terrified and extremely irratated - she kept my poor little guy locked up all day long (7 1/2 hours), then said to me your dog is sick, he has diarrhea and well there was a little blood. Of course there was, this poor little guy's anus was irritated. 9 sessions of diarrhea and he was real worked up, so that was the last straw!

I was told there was a mobile groomer in town. I called and booked an appointment with Tammy @ bear essentials for July 28th 2011. She was 15 minutes early - wow - to my surprise, and also was very hands on with Herbert. Now being that Herbert was abused he went and sat right by her and didn't move. He took a strong liking to Tammy from minute 1. I expressed to Tammy my concerns with Herbert and the previous past experiences. I think I was more un-easy with Herbert's day at the spa than Herbert was. So the day at the spa started and she was with Herbert for about 1 hour 15 minutes. Once finished she brought him up to the door. My little Herbert was jumping around and so proud, and looked absolutely amazing. I never once in the time I've had Herbert, seen him so happy with a stranger and I was so happy to see Herbert looking so handsome. We finished up with business and I stated I would be calling again. To my surprise, last eve around 7:30 p.m. my phone rang and it was Bear Essentials doing a follow up, checking in to see how my little dude was making out - OMG - what awesome customer relations!

Truly Amazed & Delighted,
Cliff Aka BullDog
July 30, 2011

This was in the July 25, 2011 edition of The Lethbridge Herald and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the person who submitted this. It was very kind of you and much appreciated!

Tammy,
Bear Essential

Hi Tammy,
We were very delighted with your service! Not only did you give me the exact cut I wanted for Minnie, which I couldn’t get in Lethbridge from countless other groomers that I saw, but the softness and lustre to Minnie’s coat was exceptional. I will definitely be booking another appointment which is one of the best indications that I am a happy customer.

Thanks again
Trudi R
July 16, 2011

Hi Tammy,
Thank you so much for grooming and bathing Molly. She feels a lot more comfortable and smells great! I know she was so relaxed after her spa day. Thank you for taking the time with her and making her day at the spa wonderful. I will be booking with you again.

Thanks again
Julie S.
July 16, 2011

Thank you so much for the great job you did with both Duster and Bentley. They love their baths and I knew they would be good for you but it was so nice to have you pull up in front of the house and do that chore for me. It saved my aching back and they look and smell wonderful. The other great thing was that you were quick and they didn't have to sit in a kennel for hours waiting for their turn! I will definitely not only keep using your services but will tell my friends and family as well!

Sincerely,
Michelle D.
July 16, 2011

Tammy;
We would like to thank you for doing such a great job with Dreko! He looks awesome! You made him feel comfortable and made me feel at ease. Dreko tends to be very timid and you were very good with him. You are exceptional at what you do and truly care about the animal that is in your care. We will definitely be contacting you again. Thank you again for your great service!

Thanks
Charlene A.
July 16, 2011

Oh my boy!! You made him look so handsome! Tucker really took a liking to you and was very comfortable to be with you. Tammy you did such a great job on him, he was so happy after his groom.

Thank you so much
Nicole T.
June 27, 2011

Hi Tammy,
Lucy seemed to really enjoy her grooming today. This was her first time she had been groomed and I was worried that she would be stressed out. I am so happy that she enjoyed it so much she was almost asleep on your grooming table. All of her matt’s are gone and she smells wonderful, best of all, she knows she is a “pretty princess”! We will continue to use your service and I will most definitely refer you to everyone I know.

Thank you again,
Kelly D.
June 26, 2011

Hi Tammy,
I have to say we think Mocha had the best time with you getting pampered. She was always so stressed with past groomers and never got a consistent cut. One time she was still dirty underneath when we got her back. It was fate that your mobile grooming trailer passed by us one day while we were trying to look for a new groomer. Mocha just loves it…. She has never been so less stressed after being groomed…you give her such wonderful treatment! We are happy to call you again for all her grooming sessions.

Thanks Again
Mr. and Mrs. Burr
June 19, 2011

Thank you so much Tammy for the wonderful experience my boys, Martie, Rudy and Jackson-K had with you!! They were so happy and felt so good after their "hair appointments!" I have been telling them that they will be seeing their "Auntie" for regular hair appointments! I think the Mobile Grooming Spa is just the best ever!! Rudy surprised me the most by his absolute adoration for you, he never has been like that with anyone else other than my mom!! And Martie of course is just a lovable little Teddy Bear!! Jackson on the other hand....well because he still is the 'baby' has just alot of mischief and energy so maybe by his next trip to the spa he will be easier to handle!! Again thanks so much for the great day that the boys had with you.

Shelley S.
June 11, 2011

Before
After

Tammy:
Thanks so much for the wonderful job you did on my “fur” children! It was wonderful having you come to us. You did an excellent job and you will surely be hearing from us again.

Thank you!
Tracy M.
June 11, 2011
Before
After

Thanks again Tammy for giving my pups a wonderful time at the spa. I am pretty sure Maggie would of went home with you, she really likes you so much. It is great that they enjoy their spa day so much. You do such a great job with them.

Thanks,
Joan B.
June 11, 2011



What a wonderful spa day for my girls. Thank you Tammy for the awesome service you provide. As you can see by the smiles on their faces Keeda ,Chinook and Chica loved you and the treatment they had. Being the mom I worried about how they would react to someone new and something different. You made them feel relaxed and they trusted you right away .When you own 3 big dogs it is not easy to keep up with all the work they need. What you did in the time you spent with them would have taken me weeks. Tammy you are in the right profession. The time and care you gave is what I have been looking for in a groomer and for you to come to the house …BONUS! This was the most stress free way to have my girls look their best, They smell wonderful and it was so nice to cuddle tonight and not have all that dog hair. You have made our lives so much easier….we thank you again. We are already looking forward to our next vist.

Lesa B.
May 22, 2011

Thank-you for grooming Deja. It was awesome having you come right to our house!!! You have great customer service and are awesome to work with.

Natalie
May 8, 2011

Thank you very much, Tammy! You did an awesome job on making Ginger pretty again. She was such a mess, and in need of some serious grooming. She was extremely happy after her haircut! I know she feels 100% better! The whole family loves her haircut too. She looks soooo pretty!

It's really great that you come to our place, way more convenient. Also, it's less stressful for Ginger. She doesn't have to wait in a kennel listening to other dogs crying or barking.

You are also very knowledgeable and informative. Thanks for the helpful information.

I'm sooo glad I called you. You have the best service, and do the best grooming around! We will definitely call you for all Ginger's future grooming needs.

Thanks again!
The Wilson family
May 8, 2011

I like the way Misty was groomed, she looked so cute. We will be in touch for more of Misty’s grooms.

Thanks,
Cheryl W.
May 8, 2011

Hi Tammy,
Thank you very much for the perfect grooming you did for Gabby today. She looks great! I will definetly contact you again for future grooming, looking at your website I can see you have a passion for what you do, that is great to see. Thanks again,

Sarah K. and Gabby
April 14, 2011
Puddles - Before

Puddles - After

Thank-you so much for the wonderful job in grooming both Puddles and Stubby. Stubby normally has issues after a haircut, and he is doing wonderful! Your call the next morning shows your caring attitude and the dogs can tell that you are a "dog" person. My doberman wanted to go next!

Thanks so much and I look forward to seeing you in the next few months!

Cheryl B.
Lethbridge, AB
April 2, 2011
Stubby - Before

Stubby - After

This was in the March 21, 2011 edition of The Lethbridge Herald and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the person who submitted this. It was very kind of you and much appreciated!

Tammy,
Bear Essential

Thanks Tammy for doing such a good job on Natti, she looks adorable. We appreciate that she feels comfortable with you and not stressed. You always do what we ask and treat her with kindness and patience.

Darla S.
Lethbridge, AB
March 19, 2011

Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for Oscar’s spa day! I was a little worried because Oscar is 10 years old, and had never been to a groomer before. He is also ill, so I didn’t want to stress him out by taking him to a busy groomer with lots of people and other dogs. After Tammy was done Oscar was like a new dog! He strutted like a puppy for days and was so happy with himself.

Thanks Tammy, for making Oscar and us very happy!

Karen M.
Lethbridge, AB
March 19, 2011

This was in the November 29, 2010 edition of The Lethbridge Herald and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the person who submitted this. It was very kind of you and much appreciated!

Tammy,
Bear Essential

We have a two year old miniature schnauzer and he has been getting groomed on a regular basis for the past two years (every 2 months or so). Instead of getting use to the grooming he was getting progressively worse. I would have thought after all this time he would start to settle down, but apparently he puts up a pretty good fight each time. Dudley’s previous grooming sessions was with a muzzle and also I was told that I would need to get some medication from our Vet to take the edge off of his behavior as he got so stressed out. We tried the medication but it only made him sick. I really didn’t know what to do as he is a type of dog that needs grooming.

I was so stressed out, so I thought I would call Tammy just to feel her out. Right away I felt at ease and my stress just seemed to disappear, we talked like we have known each for a long time. I was so excited and I could hardly wait until Dudley’s groom date.

Tammy showed up at my home 10 minutes early and she took Dudley for a walk and started grooming him.

OMG!! When he was done, Dudley just looked awesome and he didn’t even seem to be stressed. His grooming was done without a “Muzzle” to my surprise. I could hardly believe that you could actually groom my dog without one. Tammy’s technique and compassion towards Dudley makes me feel I’ve made the right choice in calling her. I know Dudley felt good about her as he would not have went to Tammy for a kiss before she left. Tammy even took time to call me later in the day to see how Dudley was doing. She really is a great gal.

Thank you so much Tammy for making our life stress free and making grooming a positive experience for Dudley. I would not hesitate to recommend you to any dog owner..... you’re the best!

S. Melnyk
Lethbridge, AB
November 4, 2010

It is such a blessing for me to have my babies not only groomed properly, but to have a groomer like Tammy who gives such professional service. As she went above and beyond to make me and my babies happy so they look like the pretty visions that they are. I take great comfort when I leave, that my babies are stress free and happy. Which I would say she has a high quality of service. I plan to have many good years of service with Bear Essential Dog Care Mobile Grooming. I know my babies are content now having Tammy as their groomer. As I personally spreading the word about her wonderful service, Thank you

D. Jones
Barons, AB
November 4, 2010


What a treat (for me and Peanut).

Instead of driving to and from the groomers, Tammy actually comes to us. That means Peanut is not in a kennel waiting her turn for grooming. It was also a nice touch to see Tammy take Peanut for a walk just to make Peanut feel more comfortable.

Thanks Tammy.

Lynda K.
Lethbridge, AB
October 25, 2010

Tammy - Thank you so much for the excellent job you did grooming Daisy and Axel. Axel I wasn't too worried about; being a retriever and quite fond of the water, but Daisy I thought would give you a bit of a challenge, however, you were able to put her at ease and give her an experience which I'm sure she will now look forward to.

You have a very unique and gifted way of dealing with dogs and they know it and trust you for it.

Debbie W.
Lethbridge, AB
October 5, 2010

This was in the Sept. 20, 2010 edition of The Lethbridge Herald and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the person who submitted this. It was very kind of you and much appreciated!

Tammy,
Bear Essential



I attended a seminar where I was fortunate to meet Tammy. From the moment she talked about how she based her business on the passing of her dog, I knew from that moment that she felt a genuine love of animals, as it came from the heart.

Due to my health problems I was unable to take my three darling dogs out for that structured walk everyday. Which my boy dog was a little porky and need the walks. Tammy is now our dog walker, which has slimmed down my little boy very nicely. I know that they are safe with her as she is very attentive to her surroundings and when other dogs are approaching when taking them for their walk.

I was so glad to hear that she started her mobile grooming as it was getting too be to much for me to taking one dog at time to the groomers, and my whole day would be tied up. As a proud pet parent of three, my dogs have never been kenneled and this is very important to me. When Tammy came to groom my dogs they all want to go in the trailer with her. They watch from my living room window and cry till it was their turn to go with her in the trailer.

After the last dog was done and Tammy was leaving, one of my dogs started walking out with her. My ego was deflated as I know how much they trust her and love her. Our pets seem to have the ability to sense when a person is truly genuine on who they trust and definitely Tammy is that person. Bear Essential Dog Care - Mobile Grooming goes beyond just getting your pet groomed. Tammy makes sure that this is their day and it is not just about the dollar but truly about your beloved four legged family member.

I highly recommend Bear Essential Dog Care mobile grooming for people that want a less stress atmosphere for their pets.

Brenda
Lethbridge, AB
September 20, 2010

Tammy, you did an amazing job on what I found the hardest task. Making my dog Kujo look like the stud that he is.... haha.

But seriously thank you for the care and time you put in to make him look awesome. I truly appreciate it.

I highly recommend Bear Essential Mobile Grooming if you want your dog to look like a million bucks.

Aaron Q.
Lethbridge, AB
September 20, 2010

I have two dogs that mean the world to me; they are large with high energy. I felt that my dogs need more exercise than I could give them so I answer an ad for dog walker.

I called Tammy to which she came over and did a meet and greet with me and my dogs. She was very professional and in detail what she could do for my girls and me.

Tammy has become a very important part of my girl's lives. They always look forward for the days that she comes and walks them. She does not only walk them but she gives them structure and brushes them out after every walk.

With her background knowledge and her care and compassion for animals and the manner in which she handles my girls, I am confident in leaving them with her and very grateful for the help she has given us.

Thank you to Tammy of Bear Essential Dog Care.

Joanne
Lethbridge, AB
September 18, 2010

My two big old farm dogs aren't just pets, they are family, and I want the best for them in their last few years of life. This is why, when we moved to the city, I answered an ad in the paper for dog walking. I felt that my dogs needed a break during the day from the fenced back yard and my family was busy.

My initial phone contact with Tammy was very positive and I looked forward to her coming over to meet everyone. When Tammy arrived, she explained in detail the extra training she had taken and her future aspirations. Just from this I knew she was the right person, and since hiring her, she has gone above and beyond being a dog walker. One of my big dogs has a medical condition and Tammy was comfortable in handling it and kept an extra watch on him to see if anything changed from walk to walk. She would report everything in the dogs report cards at the end of the walks.

Tammy is sincere, gentle, patient, loving, kind and passionate about what she does. I trust her completely with my pets. My two old dogs are so happy on the days that Tammy comes and they look great after being pampered by her!

We have been with Bear Essential Dog Walking and Grooming for five months now and I will continue to use her services. Tammy has recently finished her grooming course and started up her mobile grooming business, which I am excited for my dogs to try!

I encourage anyone who is thinking of giving their pet that little extra to contact Bear Essential Dog Walking and Grooming - you won't be disappointed!

Joel R.
Lethbridge, AB
September 18, 2010

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