Woohoo! Thanks to everyone’s steadfast adherence to state guidelines we are moving closer to pre-COVID-19 activities. For our business, that means you can now bring your pets into the store for their appointment and pick them up from inside. However, for everyone’s continued safety, mask are required in all instances. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Our newest measure to protect our clients and their families is the addition of some dedicated parking spots for curbside drop-offs and pickups. Look for the Wags logo and text us what number spot you are in when you arrive. Thanks everyone!
A happy Ernie the Wags on Willow pug here! It is so great to see my old buddies, like Bogey pictured above, coming back into the shop for their grooms though, to be honest, some of them do look a bit ragged. And now Mary is back at the shop after being home for so long. These past weeks, I had Mary, my business partner, all to myself. She was there for me in the morning, in the afternoon, at night. She hardly ever left the house except to take me for walks. And she wore her Wags on Willow bandana over her face when it is usually around my neck. That was confusing. There were always treats for me though most of them were up on the counter where I couldn’t reach them. Now Mary’s back at work, doing what she likes best sending handsome dogs and cats home with their owners. She is so happy. But I must confess, I miss having her all to myself.
Stay well everyone!
I love Mother’s Day - especially during the quarantine when I have Mary all to myself!
It’s the day when I can make Mary, my mom and business partner at our grooming salon Wags on Willow, feel really special.
There are so many ways I could do that if only I wasn’t a short Pug.
If I could reach the stove I’d make her breakfast.
If I could carry a tray I’d bring breakfast to her in bed.
If she gave me the keys to the car I’d take her to pick up a carry-out brunch and let her sit on my lap on the way.
I’d bring her some treats if only I could reach the cupboard where she keeps my rawhide and biscuit goodies..
Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to behave myself, stay off the furniture, not bark at passing dogs and not pull on my leash.
Happy Mother’s Day to all moms!
We at Wags on Willow have not been totally idle during these extraordinary times. We have been doing some “self-grooming”. While you shelter-in-place, our staff, one by one or two by two, have been in the shop, keeping social distance but deep cleaning all areas of the store and grooming area. Additionally we’ve added a fresh coat of paint! As soon as Governor Pritzker clears us to re-open, we look forward to showing you the updates. “It was a way to prepare for when we can again serve you and the work provided employment—and income—for our staff of talented groomers during these difficult times,” said proprietor Mary Bowler. Be well and enjoy walks with your dog.
New Way to Support Wags! Consider ordering pet food or treats for curbside pickup. Click here to see our full list of options or email email@example.com for details.
Dear Valued Clients,
Today we made the difficult decision to close our store effective end of the day this Saturday, March 21st. We hope to re-open on Friday, May 1st but as we all know this is a very fluid situation and we will notify you if things change.
We feel that this is in the best interest of our staff, our clients, and our families during this time and as mandated by Governor Pritzker's order.
During the coming days, we urge you to stay healthy by following the CDC guidelines to STAY HOME and PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING.
Try to get rest, take your pets for walks everyday, choose healthy foods and drink lots of water.
Should you wish to support our small business during our shutdown, we will be accepting orders on all of our food and treat products (while supplies last) and we will have curb-side, no-contact, pick-up options Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 10AM - noon.
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your food order. If you have questions on what to order, you can request a personal call-back.
As we all navigate this unusual and uncertain time, we wish you good health and urge you to shop your local, small businesses when you can.
We will be counting the days until we can be back to doing what we love most. Be Safe!
Mary, Ernie & the team at Wags on Willow
This post was updated on April 2nd, 2020.
Join us on October 20th from Noon - 2 PM for the 6th Annual Dog Days of Fall!
Bring your pup for an end of season swim at Five Seasons Family Sports Club located at 1300 Techny Rd • Northbrook.
Enjoy complimentary hot dogs & hot chocolate!
Suggested donation of $5.00 ~ proceeds will be donated to Heartland Animal Shelter.
Please note: this event is weather permitting.
See you then!!
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.