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Gardena Dog Groomers

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  • 6 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Erynne E.
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Michele made the dog grooming experience very easy for me and my busy schedule... Sparky was very happy with it too!

Rebel Dog Grooming
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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This was GiGi’s first formal grooming experience. She’s a 3 year old rescue pup who has had nail trimmings only at her Vet since we adopted her. She also had an aversion to water, plus will not climb stairs to our bathtub, therefore only had patio baths during the warmer months. I did not realize what she was missing out on until she had the Rebel Dog Grooming experience. Ace was such a tender handler. He made her feel like she could trust him within minutes. She was a nervous puppy, however warmed up and let him take care of her teeth, nails, ears and incredible spa like bath. She ran into the house with so much excitement and a huge grin. She smelled incredible; she looked so shiny. I could not recommend this company enough. Ace was accommodating to my schedule, he was incredibly affordable and he did an outstanding job on GiGi. We will be regular devoted clients from now on.

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Mobile Pet Spa
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Suzanne S.
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Alex was responsive and knew exactly what to do to deskunk my dogs

  • 13 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Betsy B.
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Emily has been grooming our dogs for years now. She is amazing and our pack always looks great when she's done with them! Never once have we had any issues and the best part is she comes to us!

GOLDEN PAWS MOBILE SPA
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Sara S.
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The people who came to groom my dog was amazing. Got there early and finished earlier then we thought. She was so sweet with my Lucy, as she has high anxiety so she needs extra love. Lucy was so clean and fresh. Will use the company again for sure.

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Pampered Tails
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Donna V.
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Great Dog Groomers

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  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Marcy K.
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Alexis was great ! She did a great job in trimming my border collie mix (who definitely needed it ) and had the time to give my German Shepherd a bath and grooming . Totally recommend her, and will definitely have her back ! Again, she was great !

DogOn Fun
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jim S.
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Shireen showed up on time and with in a few minutes I knew that after using several trainers she was the right person for my problem, I have a well trained dog but needed special help to make him perfect. Thank you very much Shireen!!! Nico is doing better already. (-:

Chewzy Dog Services
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Alex M.
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From the get-go Patricia was very timely in returning my call and was very accommodating with my requests. She even arrived ahead of the scheduled time which was absolutely appreciated. Patricia herself was very warm and friendly and it was obvious to me from watching her interact with my bulldog that she's very invested in what she does and remains a consummate professional. My bulldog was returned to me immaculately cleaned, brushed, and in a very good mood which is indicative to me that he suffered little to no stress while being groomed. I would recommend this service to anyone looking to fulfill their pet grooming needs and look forward to using this service again.

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Glitterati paw spa
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Rocio S.
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Wonderful work grooming my dog, thank you Glitterati paw spa!

Jazzie Cats Pet Services
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Mimi G.
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Pawsitive Grooming Salon Did such an amazing job with my fluffy, very punctual and professional, you can tell they really love dogs it's not just a job to them, they care for your pet as if were they're own.

Jungle Pet Spa
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Julia K.
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Best dog groomer in the world!!! He IS the real dog whisperer!!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
NIKKI A.
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Liz was great with Dori!! Probably one of the best grooming experiences that Dori has ever had!! Also, Liz was the quickest and most accommodating with appointment scheduling!! A big help in a busy mom's life.

Brandy's Mobile Pet Salon
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Matt M.
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Brandy did an amazing job with our dog Marley! We will use her again!

Pawsitively Stylish
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Noella N.
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Such a positive experience. My pups were the happiest they've ever been after a groom. So happy we've found their new groomer :)

Mimi's Pawsitive Pet Care
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Bradley L.
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Jasmin is very nice and helpful and spent a long time grooming our golden. Convenient and friendly service.

Wanda Millberry
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
GWENN V.
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Wanda has taken care of my dogs when I travel for years and they are always happy and healthy when I return. I would highly recommend her.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nathalie L.
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Monique was very pleasant to work with. She did a great job grooming our pregnant dog. Very gentle and kind!

Ace's family paradise
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeffrey S.
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Adrian is a really nice guy. I left my two small dogs for the weekend while I was away in Vegas. He was very communicative, provided references and I could tell he would be good with my dogs. They were well fed, had eaten their treats and seemed happy when I returned. I plan to board my dogs here again in the future. Thank you!

Chris C.
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Excellent dog walker! Very friendly and helpful with my pups. Will totally have to recommend her to my friends!

  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

I learned to groom in 1972 when I went to Hill's Professional Dog Grooming School. Grooming dogs and cats has been my lifelong career and passion. Before I owned my own business I have worked for other pet shops, grooming salons, animal clinics, and mobile grooming services. Now that I own my own business I decided that offering both mobile and salon would be best because there are advantages to both types of service.

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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