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Angela's Pet Grooming
from 24 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Jocelyn S.
Verified review

She did amazing work on my dog Papa. His fur was growing wild, so had a lot of knots in his hair, but she got all of them out!! He also smelled real good for a week. He came back happy and with a cute little red bow tie. If you need a groomer, she's the one.

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Mary G.
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Christina was great with my dog. They went on an hour walk and he came home and was ready for a nap. She made him a friend for life with treats. She will be coming back again this week.

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4 Paws Concierge
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tricia N.
Verified review

Krystal is amazing! I never let my dogs out of my sight and I feel comfortable with her taking them anytime!! THANK YOU KRYSTAL

Pride & Groom / Aqua Doggie
from 15 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Angelique P.
Verified review

Angela is a fun, quirky lady who really cares about your pup. My little pupper, Rufus, needed a haircut badly, but I could not get an appointment this week or drop him off to his regular groomer in the Fillmore next week. Angela made a house call yesterday and lugged all her gear to my apartment to give my dog a bath and haircut. I offered to help her since she went out of her way and didn’t have her regular assistant with her (also, it would have taken forever!) and let me tell you, if “assistant” grooming is that hard I can only imagine how exhausting the actual grooming is! With me helping her it took a little over 2 hours and it’s not like she took breaks or dragged anything on – my dog, a 22 pound Shih-Poo - took about 2 hours and 25 minutes for: nails, ears, glands, bathing, blow drying and a haircut. She really gets in there and makes sure the paws are on point. She is meticulous in her method and takes the time to assess what the best course of action is for your dog’s haircut. She switches blades often, making sure that she can get rid of matted fur without compromising your dog’s look or safety. Angela was super caring with Rufus, much like how I act with him. I would definitely recommend her skills!

The Paw Spa
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Carol W.
Verified review

We boarded our lab with The Paw Spa for a couple of days while we were in the Napa area. Chewie loved his stay (you can always tell when you pick up your dog!) and Nicol was good about texting us pictures throughout the weekend. Their place is in a great location, right next to a trail that is perfect for dogs. Would highly recommend!

City Tails SF
from 7 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Frances V.
Verified review

Gail has been walking our dog Val for about 6-7 months now and she is fantastic! I can't say enough about Gail's attentiveness, reliability, and great communication. We have had previous dog walkers an Gail is by far the best. She frequently sends pictures or videos of the day's walk, which is really thoughtful. She is also very flexible and works with us and our schedule. We originally had Gail come a few days a week, but we are so happy she now comes Monday through Friday. It's clear she really cares about the dogs she works with and wants to make sure they're happy. If you're looking for a reliable, trustworthy, and thoughtful dog walker, contact Gail!

Evie Werner
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
Verified review

Best pet caretaker ever. My dog and cat loved Evie from the very first visit.

Coyne's Canines
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly W.
Verified review

They come and pick up my three little dogs, have them out on a hike and the dog park and back safely and tired - my dogs love them which says it all! They are easy going, reasonably priced and responsible. I highly recommend the Coyne's!


I get the work done, and do it with care and simplicity.


I am currently in college and am seeking for a part-time job. I love animals, especially dogs, and I am interested in becoming a dog walker. I am very responsible. I have a dog of my own, so I have experience in working with dogs.


Nob Hill Dog Walker caters to one dog at a time. I am a long-term resident of Nob Hill who is mature, responsible, and of course a dog lover and available to walk your dog, one at a time. I am available for one- to two-hour walks on my usual daily walking routes. These include the quieter residential streets of Nob and Telegraph Hills, North Beach, Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights and Russian Hill. This is perfect for a dog that needs exercise and likes climbing hills and moving. For a small or older dog, arrangements can be made. Dogs must be well-behaved, leash trained, and not in need of being around other dogs. No pit bulls (though I love them dearly) or dogs with snapping problems. I'm sorry. If your dog exhibits stellar behavior on the leash, trips to the Presidio or Land's End by car are possible for no extra charge. To introduce your dog, let's meet at Huntington Park on Nob Hill and go for a test walk together to see how your pooch does. If everything checks out, you can simply call me the next time your dog needs walking. I'll pick him or her up in front of your building and return him or her at the designated time. Daily, weekly or intermittent times are available. Weekends are included. I charge $20 per hour. I am insured through Pet Sitters Associates.


I walk dogs because I love them, and I have an amazing dog of my own. I promise you that your dogs will be safe and will have fun with me.


We walk dogs, and we can take care of them as well. We are located in Napa Valley and are very excited about dogs and have been around dogs our whole lives.


I do most jobs, including pets from large to small. Whether it is a mid-day or alternating day walks to full vacations, I have the experience, including a veterinary medicine degree and do injections and recovery. I work with keeping your training in place and can add to what you are already doing. I work well with seniors and behavioral needs. I am an animal lover, and your pets' needs come first before anything else. Please check my website to read about my skills, education and praises from clients.

  • 8 years in business

I love all animals, drive to San Francisco if necessary. I live in the Santa Cruz mountains Many wonderful places to excerise a dog. Small or large any bread

  • 4 years in business

I am retired and in good shape. I like to walk with dogs and people. I was born and bred in Berkeley, Oakland. I am reliable.


I am very outgoing and adventurous person. I love taking my siblings and pets to the park and playing with them. I love kids, and animals. I usually take the dogs that I walk to parks after we go on our walk and let them run around a play for a little bit before I take them home.


I provide training (obedience, housebreaking, and socialization), grooming (bathing, nail clipping, and haircuts), and maintenance (walking, house-sitting, and overnight staying), all at an affordable and adjustable rate. Every situation is different. I'm just looking forward to meeting you and your companions!

  • 4 years in business

I offer dog walking service that enables dogs to get the exercise they need and gives owners the peace of mind they deserve. I offer a variety of picturesque hiking places all dogs will surely enjoy. My prices are reasonable, and I have a variety of openings in my schedule.

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Besides doing dog sitting, walking & my Real World Dog Training is by far result oriented training with different training methods. But most importantly I provide professional & service satisfaction, I'm a friendly down to earth person for me it's important to do business the right and fair way and build a long lasting relationship with my clients.

  • 4 years in business

I love my job and I am a dedicated and fun loving person. I work hard and with respect and I want to prove how worthy I am to my customers/clients and I want them to the same with me.

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.

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.

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
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