|Pet spa services boom near Tet
Mai Trang, a pet spa owner on Nguyen Thi Dinh Street in Hanoi, said the number of pets doubled and tripled as Tet nears. Their spots for grooming or dying were nearly fully-booked. Many employees have to work extra shifts in order to meet demand.
With a complete package, the pets will get a massage, bath, nail clipping, hair drying and grooming, and ear cleaning. The owner will have to pay VND120,000 (USD5.2) to VND150,000 if their pets are under 5 kg, VND200,000 to VND250,000 if the pets are 5-10 kg and VND350,000 to VND500,000 if the pets are 10-20 kg. The fee will be VND500,000 to VND700,000 if the pets are over 40 kg.
Grooming costs from VND300,000 (USD13) to VND700,000. Customers often choose a complete package when they go to the spa.
"It takes about 30 minutes to bathe a dog or cat and 2.5 to 3 hours to groom. We only open until 3 pm on February 23. It's best to book first during these days," Trang said.
Nguyen Thao from Thanh Xuan District said she spent over VND1m on her pet, not to mention two new suits for Tet. She said she was happy after seeing the completely new appearance of her pet.
"Everyone gets new clothes and items for Tet so I want my dog to have to the same experience. Even though it's a long wait but I'm satisfied. My dog is very choosy so I have to find a spa that is suitable to his taste," Thao said.