Welcome to Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor

Celebrating 20 years of caring for your beloved pets.

No bones about it, Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor is Sycamore and DeKalb’s premier pet center.  Our services include: full service pet grooming, doggie daycare, dog training and a self-service pet wash.

Our staff shares a genuine love and appreciation of pets along with many years of experience in the pet care industry. Whether your need is daycare or an outstanding groom, you will receive high quality, caring services at Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor.

Check out our boutique filled with holistic pet food, natural treats, training aids, toys, collars, leashes and much more!

Fall Open House

Bring your pet to Huckleberry’s Fall Open House!

  • Bring your dog to our Doggie Daycare straw maze
  • Tours of our Boarding will be every hour on the hour
  • Games for dogs and kids
  • Have your pets portrait taken with the family (pre-registration required)
  • Give aways and free samples of pet treats and food
  • Shop local for your pets

Masks & social distancing will be required. We plan to have some activities outside as well.

HIRING

Begin a pet care career with us! We are looking for Doggie Daycare/ Lodging Counselors who are energetic with a positive attitude, integrity and commitment. We will train you in understanding dogs body language, how to lead a dog play group, pet safety and much more!

Send Application and Resume to office@huckleberryspetparlor.com or fax 815-899-7949 or apply within at 423 N Main St, Sycamore.

Job Qualifications:High School diploma or equivalence

At least 18 years of age

At least 1 year of animal experience

Dog Daycare / Boarding experience preferred

Must be a team player with great communication skills

Ability to multi-task and have outstanding organizational skills

Must have a keen eye for details

Ability to work in fast paced environment and able to stand for long periods of time

Must have professional appearance and demeanor

Must have patience and genuine care for animals

Must have high standards of cleanliness

Ability to lift at least 50lbs

Hours: P/T Shifts Mon-Fri 6:45am-1pm or 1pm – 6:30pm, Sat & Sun 2 boarding shifts minimum.

Job Duties:

  • Supervising and interacting with dogs while they play
  • Clean up after dogs that have eliminated inside or outside
  • Read instructions on chemicals and perform tasks per those instructions
  • Walk dogs outside on a leash for a potty breaks making sure they are secure at all times
  • Perform all duties in a timely manner, using safety precautions
  • Use proper language and having exceptional communicational skills while presenting self in an appropriate manner.
  • Read instructions on the dog care cards and perform duties per those instructions
  • Take care of dog’s needs – feed & water dogs, administer medication, walk outside for potty breaks, and play with them.
  • Disinfect and sanitize dog suites & boarding facility, fenced in pet grounds and more
  • Operate clothes washer & dryer machines, mop, dishwasher and vacuum machine
  • Inventory supplies
  • Perform all duties in a timely manner, using every safety precaution
  • Assists customers and staff members in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Assist other departments.

A Pet Owner’s Guide to Dental Hygiene

Many types of pets are at risk of having oral problems related to poor dental hygiene. In fact, dental disease in pets is one of the most common medical conditions seen by veterinarians. Over 80 percent of dogs have significant dental problems including loose teeth, sore or infected gums, and rotting tooth sockets. Because of these facts, it is important to know the signs of a dental problem with your pet and take preventative measures to improve dental hygiene.

There are many signs of a dental hygiene problem in pets. Spotting the warning signs early is important so you can help treat the problem. These warning signs include persistent bad breath, noticeable gum issues, loose teeth, missing teeth, pus around the tooth, yellow deposits on teeth, sensitivity around the mouth, pawing at face, or obvious discomfort when chewing. Some examples of gum issues include receding gum lines, gums that bleed easily, and red or swollen gums.

There are many solutions available for improving pet dental hygiene. The most effective way to maintain your pet’s oral health is brushing their teeth. Brushing teeth with a toothpaste made for pets is the best way to remove plaque and prevent tartar on teeth. Another option is to use an oral rinse or gel. To use a rinse, squirt a small amount on each side of your pet’s mouth on the inside of the cheeks. Finally, employing a dental diet or providing rawhide chew treats for your pet will help remove tartar from teeth.

Please consult with your pet’s veterinarian to help you come up with a preventative care dental regimen for your cat, dog, or other pets. For more information on dental hygiene for pets, please contact Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor at (815) 899-3435 or info@huckleberryspetparlor.com.

Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor joins The Dog Gurus

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In June we joined The Dog Gurus community!  We are excited to be part of a membership group that is focused on raising the bar of safety in off-leash dog play.  Community members have exclusive first access to new tools and resources developed by The Dog Gurus.  Know your dog’s care is in the hands of professionals with a commitment to ongoing learning and access to the latest industry trends.  The Dog Gurus are the pet care industry leaders in the creation of resources with the goal of keeping all dogs safe.

Check Out Our Deluxe Overnight Accommodations!

Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor is now offering Deluxe Overnight Accommodations for your dog!

  • Deluxe Spacious Suites
  • Premium Raised Beds
  • Caring, trained staff
  • Large fenced backyard with canine turf

You can rest easy knowing your dog is tended to by caring, trained staff and our facility is secure with a fire, burglar, carbon monoxide and temperature monitoring system.

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