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Hoover Dog Groomers

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The Paw Slinger
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
Verified review

She gave my Morkie, Cooper his first grooming and did a great job! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a nice dog groomer who takes her time and makes your pet feel comfortable and relaxed.

Pet spa and play
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gayl-Julie S.
Verified review

I love the girls being groomed at Pet Spa & Play. Connie makes it so easy to schedule an appointment around my needs and cares for my fur babies from the moment she picks them up, which is another wonderful service Pet Spa & Play offers. Connie always grooms them how I have asked and will make suggestions if I am unsure of how to have their coats cut. They are always returned to me looking clean, well groomed, smelling great but most of all looking happy. They are a little tired which is likely from being pampered at the "spa" but also from playing with Drew. The girls and our family love Connie and her family!

Precision Canine, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy S.
Verified review

Lauren is professional, knowledgable and very easy to work with! She is making huge strides with my Fur Baby and he responds to her beautifully. Am so very pleased I chose Lauren and am very excited about the results of a well behaved, calm and obedient dog!

K-9 Impression Academy
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Lina B.
    Verified review

    Contacted K-9 Impression Academy about obedience training for my dog. I am very pleased with the training she has received so far. Her recall is excellent. She sit, down, leave-it, stay and heel on and off leash. She is now in their personal protection program and is doing great.

    • 8 years in business
    Darlene H.
    Verified review

    We have a Yorkie and a Boxer and they do great with both. Great haircuts for my Yorkie. We treat our pet like children and are very particular about who we leave them with and I have been very pleased with them.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    Pet owners in Hoover, pet grooming is more important to your pet's health than you might think. Have you ever gone a month without a bath or shower? Two months? Six? No way! You would never go that long without performing basic personal hygiene, so why should your pet? At Patton Chapel Animal Clinic, we want you to know that your pets, especially dogs, need to be bathed, have hair cuts, and get their nails done more frequently than you realize. By skipping these procedures or thinking they are unnecessary, you may be in for a surprise visit to the veterinarian one day! Dogs and cats to a lesser extent, need to be bathed regularly, as frequently as once every 2 weeks to a month, to avoid uncomfortable skin conditions and unhealthy hair coats. Dirty skin can lead to skin infections, ear infections, and foul odors. In the south, as in Hoover, pet grooming during our hot and humid summers is very important. Skin infections and ear infections are caused by an overgrowth of bacteria or yeast on the skin, commonly the abdomen, between the toes, between any skin folds your pet may have (such as facial folds or around his or her neck or throat), or on the pinna or ear flap. These overgrowths lead to inflamed skin, hair loss, weeping or oozing sores, and crusty lesions. If left untreated, skin infections can spread, causing diffuse problems which need to be treated with systemic drugs. Similarly, hair cuts can help avoid skin issues as well. Hot spots and other lesions, severe matting, and not to mention shedding can all be avoided with a regular trip to the groomer. Pets need to have their nails trimmed regularly as well. Overgrown nails can curl under and dig into your pet's pad, causing pain and lameness. In severe cases, the pet must be anesthetized to have the nail cut and removed from the pad. At Patton Chapel Animal Clinic, we provide the people of Hoover pet grooming services which help keep your pets and you happy and healthy. Please call for questions or to schedule an appointment.

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    because i care and do the best i can do in all of my work and work as hard as i can

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    I have two dogs myself, and I love animals. I understand that when work or life gets in the way, you'll need some help in getting your pet's exercise.

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    I'm grooming small- to medium-sized dogs. I have 31 years of experience. I went to school in Tucson, Arizona. I still love doing the job and meeting new people and their fur babies; each one is different.

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    The Cahaba Beach experience is designed with the comfort, security and safety of your furry family member in mind. Come see what our brand-new, state-of-the-art facility has to offer! We offer dog parks, day care, boarding and training.

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    I am an 18-year-old experienced dog sitter who is looking to save money for college. I can provide walks/exercise, attention and playtime and administer meds, and I have a flexible schedule. I have eight dogs in my family, and animal care is my passion.

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    I groom any breed of dog any size from small to large from a lil hair to alot of hair even just a nice bath for ur baby. I have 13yrs experience and my shop is opening soon and it's located off exit 100 (Albernant Bucksville exit off 216. Prices vary from breed and if ur baby is matted but call or you let me know on here and I do travel to ur house cause sometimes they just more comfortable at home😉😎😇🐩🐶🐕

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    I was a Vet. Assistant before become a pet groomer. I have the knowledge of helping with older pets.

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    I'm available to help you with your dog-walking needs! Today's professionals and families are super busy, but that's no reason your special family member should go without regular exercise and outdoor fun. I have flexible hours and days available, so get in touch with me, and let me help you keep your dog happy and healthy!

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    Get affordable rates on cat and dog grooming services. Let our experienced professionals provide loving care in the trimming, brushing, and washing of your furry friend. Expect outstanding service for your animal. We offer complete grooming service to all size of dogs and cats with expert grooming results. Get comprehensive care for your animal. When you use us, you'll always get exceptional service. Your pet will love visiting us for his/her grooming needs and hanging out in our kennels. Schedule a visit today!

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    We offer the following services: - Dog daycare - Dog boarding - Dog grooming Dog Days of Birmingham is never about us; rather, "it is all about the dogs!" Dog Days of Birmingham is the leading dog care services company in the Birmingham area. You can trust us to care for your dog and make sure they are having fun until you return. Our mission: To provide a full spectrum of services and products for dog care. All dogs are given socialization in a daycare setting, so that they go home tired just like you. Additionally, we'll be offering an enjoyable place for your beloved dogs. They'll be excited to return as frequently as they're brought.

    • 14 years in business
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    We are an all-breed trainer. We have over 32 years of experience and have been in business for over 10 years. We train dogs for obedience, preparation for companion pet certification, personality assessments, new puppy/rescue dog consultations, and aggressive dog assessments. We offer group, private and board with training programs. We have programs to fit the needs and schedule of just about anyone.

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    We are a pet grooming salon. We provide a fun, safe, and friendly environment for your special boy/girl. We have top-of-the-line spa shampoo and equipment. We offer excellent customer service.

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    Doggie Do's Barber Shop is a full-service grooming salon that provides a calm, stress-free environment for pets and owners alike. We are cage free and work by appointment only so that your pet gets one-on-one attention for the entire stay. We also offer individual day-care suites and a day-care play area in case you need to utilize that service. Retail is available here in our doggie boutique. We offer a variety of items, from collars, leads, shampoos, conditioners, grooming tools, and toys to odor eliminator candles and doggie clothes! We have a sweet shop here at Doggie Do's Barber Shop where we make all of our own treats with no preservatives or harsh ingredients. All treats are made with human-grade ingredients, and we even carry our own line of Doggie Do's ice cream in many different flavors!

    • 42 years in business
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    At Polly's, we are dedicated to making your pets look, smell and feel their best! Each full grooming includes the bath, clipping/styling, trimming the nails, cleaning the ears, expressing the anal glands and all dogs are hand dried.

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    Hi! I'm Sarah. I live in Tuscaloosa, AL, and provide pet care services. I offer boarding for pets, walking, feeding and some grooming.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What is included in a dog grooming?

    Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

    Dog grooming also includes hygiene services such as toothbrushing and ear cleaning. Clean teeth are important to the health of your dog, and the pros have the patience and proper technique to get it done. Regular dog grooming can stave off tear stains, those reddish stains below your dog’s eyes. Anal gland expression is something not many people want to do on their own, even if they love their dog. A dog groomer can safely and efficiently release any blocked anal gland fluid. Other dog grooming services include nail trimming and clipping. Nationally, dog grooming prices range from $60 to $80. Most dog groomers offer discounts to customers who purchase monthly packages or bundle multiple grooming services at one time.

    What is a dog groomer?

    A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.

    What is a dog groomer?

    Keep your family dogs happy, healthy and clean with regular dog grooming. A dog groomer is a business owner or employee of a dog grooming business who specializes in dog hygiene and grooming. To find a reputable dog groomer, research reviews, ask for references and confirm that the groomer has good standing in the dog grooming community.

    A dog groomer should be comfortable and competent working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Typically a groomer will have trained with other groomers and taken educational courses to keep abreast of the latest safety information and techniques. There are brick-and-mortar dog grooming businesses, as well as mobile dog groomers who bring all their equipment and provide their services at your home or location. In some cases, brick-and-mortar businesses will also pick up and return your dog for an additional fee.

    How much does it cost to groom a dog?

    Dog grooming costs depend on the service your pet requires. Nationally, the average price for dog grooming ranges from $40 to $100, varying by location. Not surprisingly, dog grooming on New York’s Upper East Side costs nearly double what it costs in a small town in Montana. Dog groomers typically handle every aspect of your dog’s beauty and hygiene, from tooth brushing to hairstyling. One potential way to save is to have your dog groomed at your doggy daycare — sometimes they offer discounts on dog grooming prices for clients. Here are some examples of average dog grooming costs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please note these prices would include transportation fees for picking up and dropping off your dog to your home:

    • Nails: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
    • Toothbrushing: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
    • Tooth scraping (removal of plaque from teeth to prevent infection), with anesthesia: $600
    • Tooth scraping, without anesthesia: $400.
    • Wash and dry: $60
    • Ears: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
    • Grooming package: $130 — includes wash, nails, teeth, ears, gland expression and haircut

    What vaccines do dogs need to be groomed?

    It’s important to make sure your dog is up to date on its vaccines before taking it to a groomer. Vaccinations keep your dog and the other dogs that use the establishment healthy. Viruses can linger long after a dog is gone, so an unvaccinated dog can infect a number of other dogs days or even months after their visit. Find out about your dog groomer’s vaccination policies, and think carefully about receiving services from a company that does not require vaccinations. Here are the main vaccinations that are generally required for dog grooming:

    • Parvovirus: Parvo is a nasty virus that can kill dogs within 48-72 hours of infection. The virus is incredibly persistent and, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, is resistant to heat, cold, humidity and drying. It’s spread by dog-to-dog contact or contact with contaminated feces, environments (food and water bowls, collars and leashes, etc.,) or people.
    • Adenovirus 2: Dogs receive this vaccination to protect against canine infectious hepatitis. The vaccination can also helps prevent canine cough.
    • Canine distemper virus: Distemper has no known cure and can cause serious pain, illness, and even death, although recovery is possible with medical intervention.  
    • Rabies: This disease attacks the central nervous system and — when untreated — will
    • lead to death. The CDC recommends euthanizing an unvaccinated animal that has been exposed to rabies, although six-month isolation followed by vaccination is also permissible.
    • Para-influenza: Canine para-influenza leads to kennel cough and an unhappy dog.
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