Katie's Mobile Pet Spaw

Herndon, VA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Hello, my name is Katie. I have over 12 years of experience grooming dogs, and I am very passionate about providing your pet with a relaxing, personalized groom. I started out in a big corporation grooming salon, but quickly realized a small shop setting was more what I wanted. Getting away from the hustle and bustle of a big company allowed me to be more focused on grooming and the individual needs of each dog. I found a job in a salon with only 3 other groomers and was able to train on the job and learn the ins and outs of the grooming profession. After more than 12 years in the profession, I have now started my own mobile grooming company. Katie's Mobile Pet Spaw is the perfect opportunity for me to be able to cater to each individual pet’s needs. It brings a quiet, peaceful environment without the extra noise and commotion of a grooming salon.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love working in a quiet, calm environment so I can give each dog the individual attention it needs.
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Location

Herndon, VA 20171

Years in business

1

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

32

Reviews

19 Reviews
  • Laura B. Sep 8, 2016
    Dog Grooming
    Verified Review
    Excellent groomer
    Very happy with the way Katie handled my dogs. Two are old and she was careful and compassionate. Have the impression she has extensive knowledge with caring for dogs. Plan to use her in the future. They looked terrific.
    Katie P. Sep 8, 2016

    Thank you so much! That means a lot :)

  • A. B. Aug 4, 2016
    Dog Grooming
    Verified Review
    Katie was punctual and professional. She did a fabulous cut on our young Labradoodle. Definitely a quality, convenient service that we will use again. Great work!
    Katie P. Aug 4, 2016

    Thank you so very much!! :)

  • Sue S. Aug 2, 2016
    Dog Grooming
    Verified Review
    Was very responsive, even thought we couldn't figure out a date/time that worked this time, we will try again.
    Katie P. Aug 2, 2016

    I would love to figure it out next time! I'm booking about 2-3 weeks out so if you can give me a few weeks notice before you need an appointment, that would be great! :)

  • Debbie K. Jul 27, 2016
    Dog Grooming
    Verified Review
    She did a great job on Lincoln, and a good job on Soco. Soco had a few razor burns on her stomach, but I will definitely use her again.
    Katie P. Jul 28, 2016

    I'm so sorry about that! Unfortunately they were both extremely matted, especially Soco, and even though I try my best, sometimes that can happen when they need to be shaved. Now that they are on a regular schedule, it shouldn't happen again!

  • Terri H. Jul 18, 2016
    Dog Grooming
    Verified Review
    Early, polite, and did a great job! That and my dog came back into the house as well tempered as he went out the door - she did a great job of not causing him any undue stress.
    Katie P. Jul 18, 2016

    Thank you so much!!! He was such a sweet guy!

  • Kathleen G. Jul 6, 2016
    Dog Grooming
    Verified Review
    She was professional and Molly looked great!!
    Katie P. Jul 7, 2016

    Thank you so much! 😀

  • Kimberly K. Jun 22, 2016
    Dog Grooming
    Verified Review
  • Jolie K. Jun 11, 2016
    Dog Grooming
    Verified Review
    Katie wa friendly and put my cairn terrier at ease. She did an excellent job grooming him.
    Katie P. Jun 11, 2016

    Thank you so much! I'm so glad you were pleased :)

  • Beth P. Jun 8, 2016
    Dog Grooming
    Verified Review
    wonderful job! My cranky dog was grinning from ear to ear over his new look--five years younger! He has hip dysplasia, and grooming is not always a walk in the park for him. l Thanks, Katie!
    Katie P. Jun 8, 2016

    oh thank you so much!! He was not cranky at all! He was a very good boy! 😀

  • Debbie L. May 12, 2016
    Dog Grooming
    Verified Review
    Katie was polite Gentle with my arthritic almost 10 year old Furr Kidd. She was On time and the cut was Exactly what I had asked for. On top of that my little Angel wanted all to see how beautiful she was. (I have had grooming experiences where she hid under my bed for several weeks and Angel lets us All know when she likes her new groom job)
    Katie P. May 12, 2016

    Thank you so much! I'm so glad you and Angel were happy 😀

  • Steve R. Apr 19, 2016
    Dog Grooming
    Verified Review
    She groomed out large Springer Spaniel and did an amazing job. She arrived early, was great with our dog and had a very fair price. We have already scheduled an appointment in July. Highly recommend her....very nice person and great with animals....
    Katie P. Apr 19, 2016

    Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! He was a sweet guy 😀

  • Gina W. Apr 9, 2016
    Dog Grooming
    Verified Review
    Katie was prompt and personable. My pups looked beautiful! I have already scheduled their next spa appointment. Thanks Katie!
    Katie P. Apr 10, 2016

    Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to next time! :)

  • Jackie W. Apr 2, 2016
    Dog Grooming
    Verified Review
    Katie did an amazing job! This was the first grooming for our rescue dog since we got him in Nov. He was matted and his hair was very long. We were not sure how he would react to grooming. Katie worked her magic and he not only looked great but pranced around like he was the most handsome guy (which he is). Thanks Katie - see you in 8 weeks!
    Katie P. Apr 7, 2016

    Thank you so much!!! I'm so glad I could work him through it and make him feel better! He's a handsome boy 😀 I'm looking forward to seeing him again!

  • Jennifer M. Feb 25, 2016
    Dog Grooming
    Verified Review
    Our very nervous and scared rescue dog, Coco, was expertly handled and beautifully groomed. Thank you, Katie!
    Katie P. Feb 25, 2016

    It was my pleasure!!!

  • Samantha R. Feb 10, 2016
    Dog Grooming
    Verified Review
    Katie was beyond excellent. My dog is very nervous/scared and Katie was able to groom her without any problem. The hair cut and nail trim exceeded my expectations. Katie was also very easy to talk with and I would recommend her for sure! Can't wait for the next appointment!
    Katie P. Feb 11, 2016

    Thank you so much!!! I'm so glad I was able to work her through it!! :)

  • Meghan S. Feb 4, 2016
    Dog Grooming
    Verified Review
    As my first grooming experience, this went better than I had expected! Katie was responsive, punctual and very nice. My dog was at ease around Katie and eager to get in the van (somewhat unlike her usual skeptical manner). She looked and smelled fantastic when she was all done! I will definitely be using Katie's mobile Spaw again soon.
    Katie P. Feb 11, 2016

    Thank you!!! Roxi was such a sweetie!! :)

  • Charene P. Jan 31, 2016
    Dog Grooming
    Verified Review
    Katie P. Feb 11, 2016

    Thank you!! :)

  • Heather D. Jan 17, 2016
    Dog Grooming
    Verified Review
    Katie recently groomed our very timid Sheltie and did an amazing job. Her mobile service provided a calm atmosphere that we needed for our dog. Our dog is a rescue and has a lot of anxiety, so traditional pet spas with a lot of other animals are often traumatic for her.
    Katie P. Feb 11, 2016

    Thank you so much! It was my pleasure :)

  • Claudia M. Jan 4, 2016
    We have a very nervous and hyper dog. Katie was wonderful with him, and when she was finished he looked wonderful! She was very professional and took extra care to make our dog feel safe. I will definitely continue to use her as our groomer. In addition, I was very impressed with the way she runs her business.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I talk to new customers about the breed of dog they have and the temperament. I will discuss the type of haircut and grooming that they are looking for. I love finding out about new customers :)
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have 12 years of on the job training and experience.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I always wanted to work with animals. I thought about becoming a vet tech, but it just wasn't for me. I was trying to decide between dog training and grooming and just got lucky with a grooming job and I've loved it ever since!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have experience with most breeds and all types of different temperaments! Mobile grooming is great for every type of dog, especially the more timid types.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I would say experience and compassion are more important than having attended a grooming school or obtaining a specific certificate. A grooming school teaches you basics and a certificate teaches you how to groom show dogs. Experience teaches you compassion :)