Dog Grooming in Wan Chai

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  1. #1

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    Dog Grooming in Wan Chai

    Hi All,

    I have seen a few posting regarding grooming recommendation, but so far haven't found one in Wan Chai. I am new here and my dog just got here about a week ago. We live near Star street in Wan Chai and would need a grooming place that I can walk to since I have no idea how to travel with pets using taxi/public transportation here in HK.

    Thank you.


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    Can't help you on any recommendations but there are plenty around mid-levels, which is a short taxi ride from Star Street.

    You can take your pet in any taxi. Just flag a cab and hop in! Most taxi drivers are ok with pets as it is an easy extra $5 for them per pet. If they have a problem with your dog, then they won't stop for you or will just give an excuse (e.g. allergic to dogs). I don't hold it against them as it's too easy for the next cab to stop for you.

    As a basic courtesy, bring your own towel to wipe the seats before exiting the taxi. The towel is also handy if your dog eliminates in the vehicle.


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    Thank you for that taxi tip...any place you would recommend in mid levels? or at least a place that would be easy for the taxi to make the stop?

    Thanks!


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    The Ark Veterinary Hospital in Sai Ying Pun has grooming service as well.


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    Yes, the Mid-level Vet at Mosque Street. Tel: 2140 6581
    Do call to make an appointment. The street is small and quiet so drop-offs and pick-ups in taxis are easy.


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    There are quite a few reputable groomers that will come to your door and groom your dog(s) for you if you don' t feel like travelling.
    It is actually against the law for taxi drivers to refuse customers when the "hire light" is on and you can file a complaint with officials if necessary. As flubber has already mentioned there is a $5 per pet surcharge for that and please always remember to clear after your animals. Another options would be hiring a van, (try Easy-Van: 26640000 or Oriental: 23802211) which is a very popular way of transportation for people with large dogs, these van drivers are usually more pet-friendly than most cab drivers. A ride from Wan Chai to anywhere in mid-levels cost around 50.
    As for recommendation, try The Ark in Sai Ying Pun, DogOneLife in Causeway Bay and a small place called Pet House in Happy Valley.


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    Quote Originally Posted by deliriousil:
    It is actually against the law for taxi drivers to refuse customers when the "hire light" is on and you can file a complaint with officials if necessary.
    Sorry to go off-topic but seriously, there's no need to be an arsehole. As flubber says, if one driver isn't comfortable with dogs, fair enough, just take the next one. No need to start filing complaints.

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    Hello,

    Sent you a PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by deliriousil:
    It is actually against the law for taxi drivers to refuse customers when the "hire light" is on and you can file a complaint with officials if necessary.
    True for people, not true for animals. From Transport Department - Taxi fare of Hong Kong
    The terms and conditions on the carriage of animals and birds are at the sole discretion of the taxi driver.