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Encinitas Mobile Dog Groomers

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The Pet Stylist
from 23 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Lidia L.
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Reminded me of my appointment two days before and arrived on time. Friendly and satisfied with my pet's grooming.

  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Irene K.
Verified review

When i arrived at Dexters house for the first time, I felt peaceful in my new surroundings. I was welcomed by a beautiful blonde lady who was very kind and professional. Michele did an excellent job grooming my two dogs. i could see how happy my dogs were, Michele is prompt, knowledgeable, and did an excellent job grooming my dogs to sepcificity as per my request. She is a very giving person, (she gave me a new toothbrush and dog shampoo) i 'm very happy with Michele, the way she groomed my dogs and would refer all my family and friends. Most of all, my dogs seemed to be very, very happy. I give her five stars, and two thumbs up.

The Yeller Pet Services
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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This was the first time I used a professional dog groomer. The groomer did an excellent job. My dog seemed happy, and so was I. I love the groomer. She took excellent care of my Emmy. My Malipoo is major furry. She trimmed her in an excellent manner. She was very punctual and professional.

Mimi's Pet Services
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Cheri C.
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Jennifer is wonderful with my dogs. She is always on time. I would definitely recommend her for anyone who needs help walking their dogs. Are any other help with dogs

Dexter's House
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia A.
Verified review

I Dropped my dog Daisy off with Michele and was very surprised that she would be done in 2 & 1/2 hours. Everywhere I have ever taken Daisy has taken no less than 4 hours. She was very loving to my dog and did a great job taking care of her needs. Daisy is a clean dog again and I will be using Dexter's House again..Thank you Michele

K9 City Play & Stay inc.
from 4 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Bo P.
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Bo went in pulling on the leash and crazy excited when he saw another dog. One hour later he walked out calmly and was completely unphased by other dogs he saw. I've got to keep it up, but Paul got me and Bo back on track!

  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie H.
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She spent extra time and care with our dog because he's a puppy. She did an excellent job and we will be working with her continuously.

Cassie's Pet Services
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley W.
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Cassie was absolutely helpful when learning more about grooming care for my Akita/Lab. She did a great job helping my dog feel more relaxed as I observed her clipping his nails and then bathing him. Upon returning, Cassie was very friendly and my dog looked great, definitely worth hiring a professional.

All About Fur
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Lloyd F.
Verified review

Kym was wonderful! My dog Truffle hates being groomed, but Kym has a way with animals. Truffle actually gets excited when he hears her van pull up, its relieving because before he would get nervous if we said the words "bath" or "groom". I cant imagine having anyone else groom him other than Kym.

Mara's Dog Services
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nella C.
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Very quick service, and friendly!

Shelly Y.
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Courtney is a wonderful and reliable pet sitter! She has taken care of my dog, Zoe, and my guinea pig, rabbits and hamster when I've been away. She is professional and very loving. She has a dog named Noodle that she brings with her that my dog adores. I trust Courtney in my home and with all my animals. My dog is a needy dog and Courtney meets her needs so well that when I return my dog is happy and calm. The only bad part is that Zoe misses her when she leaves!! Courtney is the best!

Sweet Yorkie Kisses
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Art M.
Verified review

Am very grateful to Melissa and her family. Would definitely use her again!


I walk dogs and sit them whenever my close friend goes out of town, and she goes out of town a lot. She has a pit bull, so I am pretty good with all dogs. I don't own any.


I love reading people and dogs so that helps me see better ways to help them communicate as a Team


I will take care of your dog in your home while you are gone on a trip even if it's for 1 day, 2 weeks, or longer. I love animals. I'm very good with them. They all love me. I'm not afraid of any dog. I'm honest, reliable, and very clean. I have references of other dog owners I have worked for in the past. In training a dog, I can teach them to sit and stay shaken, that's about it. I can also potty train; I seem to have good luck doing that too. I will also keep an eye on your home while you are away. Also, I will walk your dog, play with it and give it lots of love.

  • 4 years in business

I'm available to walk, feed and play with your dog(s) during the week while you are at work. I love dogs and will make sure your best friend is getting plenty of attention during the day.


I am living in Escondido, and I like pets, so I decided to try dog walking. Dog walking is god for me too.


We offer breed cuts, puppy cuts, and cat grooming in low-stress environment by skilled groomers. We believe in quality over quantity.


I will take care of your dog like it is my own. I am a dog lover who is in the health care profession as a living, but dogs are my passion. Let me spoil your best friend when you can't!


Sydnee's Pet Grooming specializes in all breed cuts and customized grooming. We use all natural products and are home of the furry facial!


I am an experienced animal handler/sitter providing dog walking, pet watering and feeding, plant watering, and mail pick-up services in the Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, Mira Mesa, and Poway areas. Discounts Offered - I offer discounts to clients in need of regular, recurring weekly (Monday through Friday) services. Education - I am a BA Psychology major, minor in Biology with an emphasis in animal behavior. Experience - I'm experienced with both large and small dog breeds, cats, rodents and reptiles. Insured - Yes, I am a member of and insured by Pet Sitters Associates, LLC. Notable Places Of Employment - San Diego Wild Animal Park and Sea World San Diego. Schedule - I am very flexible.

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?

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 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.

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

How much do you tip the dog groomer?

Do you have a dog that you get groomed regularly? If you do, you’ve probably wondered how much — or even if — you’re supposed to tip your dog groomer. Treat your dog groomer as you would your own hair stylist. A 15 percent to 20 percent tip is an appropriate amount to show your appreciation for a dog grooming job well done. If your dog didn’t get clean or their nails didn’t get properly clipped, then you certainly don’t have to tip. But if you’re satisfied with the service, consider the tip part of the standard dog grooming price, and just plan it into your dog care budget so you’ll have a happy groomer and a well-groomed dog. Here are a few examples of when you should tip extra:

  • Your dog bit the groomer! Not good. A big tip will help.
  • Your pooch barked like a wild beast or wrestled the groomer the entire time.
  • Your dog’s hair was extra gross and dirty — think dog poo or major mud matted in their hindquarters.
  • Your senior or disabled dog can’t stand on their own and needs extra care and support.
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