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Murrieta Pet Care Professionals

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  • 19 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill F.
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I cannot express in words how happy we are with how Kym took such great care of our puppy, Izzy. When she left for boot camp, she was a disobedient and very difficult puppy to handle. She returned home a happy, obedient and very healthy puppy. I would do it all over with no hesitation- there isn't enough $$ for the value we received. We will continue to keep in touch with Kym for boarding and ongoing training and just to keep in touch - Izzy loved Kym as much as Kym loved her and that was such a comforting feeling.

  • 6 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Natasha D.
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My dog is 13+ years old with some sensitive hips and no longer is able to jump in the car to go get a bath. I called Michelle and she explained that she had a mobile trailer with easy ramps for her. When she came, she listened to my concerns about her hips and she took good care of her. My dog was a happy dog. I really liked how she was very gentle with my dog. I would recommend Simply Devine.

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Just Four Paws, Inc.
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karura N.
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Taylor took such wonderful care of my cat, Peter. The note she left detailing her care was a nice touch. I will definitely be contacting Just for Paws when ever I go on vacation! Next time I won't wait until the last minute to schedule. Thank you again!

The Pet Stylist
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Danny H.
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The stylist was very professional and very caring with my pet. I would recommend her to all my friends. Thank You Very much Mr. Harris

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Pamela's Mobile pet Grooming
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steven R.
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Pamela is responsive, attentive, and caring. Such a change from Gypsy Dog and Red Rover pet groomers!

  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
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We had Melinda babysit our 2 small dogs while we were in Europe earlier this year. She did a fantastic job. Her work quality, dedication to our pets and her daily text updates, made us feel very relaxed knowing our doggies would be loved and cared for. We were able to enjoy ourselves in Europe. We love Melinda so much and trust her completely that we have already booked her for June, 2019!! Highly recommend Melinda.

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Canines4Life
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Erin E.
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Maureen was very responsive to texts/calls/emails. She made sure to address the individual needs of my family/pet. She packed in so much information into just one session and provided us with some unexpected extras. We have already seen an improvement in our puppy's behavior after one session. I love her positive approach to modifying behavior. She was also super patient with us (first time dog parents). We had some very basic questions but she spent extra time with us to make sure we were set before she left. Will definitely use her again and refer friends in need of doggy help.

PROFESSIONAL PET CARE
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne S.
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At close to the last minute over the Thanksgiving holidays, Ginny accepted the job to feed and care for my cat for two days at my home in Tustin. She followed up promptly and left me an email that all was going well. She fed my cat,, cleaned the litter box, and spent time in my home with my pet. My cat was very calm and seemed happy when I returned home and I feel 100% satisfied that Ginny did an excellent job. I will use her services another time.

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Tracie's Pet Service
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
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Tracie took care of my cat and pet rat for a week while I was out of town. Both critters happy and healthy when I returned. Would definitely use again.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Helen R.
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So, i have an older pup who needed some serious care & grooming & i was really skeptical when i was searching. I came upon thumbtack & Michelle responded to what i was looking for. I can honestly say i will absolutely be contacting her again for my other pup & definetly recommend her. I was nervous at first because my pup Brownie tends to be aggressive & our family was literally taken back & surprised because of how calm he was with Michelle, we've never seen him like that towards others! She shaved him down, trimmed his nails & gave him a bath. Brownie was taken for a walk & the neighbors loved how much happier / active he looked. We seriously thank you for what you did! If you're looking for a groomer, this is the right person to take care of your dogs!

Doggie Do Pet Services
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Donna W.
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I can't say enough about Wendy's ability to train and care for our furry friends. She is thoughtful, caring, and loving. Her ability to train and care for our pets is extraordinary in every way. I highly recommend her for any needs you may have whether it's pet sitting, training, or problem solving. Love you Wendy!!!

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Glitterati paw spa
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy S.
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They took great care of my 14 year old German Shepard. She looks 10 years younger and so beautiful! Very happy with the results

Peticularly Perfect
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Michael H.
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Alison and team care for the animals. They are experienced, thorough and professional. We are very glad to have them take care of our cat during a 2 week vacation. Thanks again and definitely recommend!!

Annie's Pet Care Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Minda H.
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Annie took care of my dog for 3 weeks while I went on vacation, she provided an excellent and reliable service. I will highly recommend her services and will definitely use her again in future.

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Fur Baby Love
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kyle P.
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Jen did an amazing job watching our dogs while we were alway for 10 days. Highly recommend her to anyone looking for a pet sitter.

Mimi's Pet Services
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Wayen D.
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Jennifer has just gained a new lifelong customer. She took care of my dog flawlessly while i was gone for a few days. Prices are great and the service is second to none. I Highly recommend her. She's simply head and shoulders above the rest.

Paw Paws Pet Sitting
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Ed V.
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We always know we can trust Terri and Chris to take good care of our dog when we travel! They keep me posted on her days and she has bonded with them easily!

Pet Stays And Plays
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jillian M.
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I hired Pet Stays and Plays to walk my dog for 30 minutes, 3 times a week since I work long days. It has been the greatest relief knowing Brixton is taken care of and in great hands. Although my dog is not the easiest dog(Little rescue dog). Jenny has been able to gain his trust and work through some of these issues. I’m thankful to her for socializing him around other animals as well. An added bonus is when out of town Jenny knows his schedule and steps right in to take care of him.

K9 City Play & Stay inc.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie A.
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Paul at K9city was amazing. Very honest, professional and caring. He has helped us so much with our dogs behavior problems. Still a work in progress but Paul continues to check in with us, gives us feedback and suggestions and supports us in any way he can. Paul and K9city have been a lifesaver for our family and our dog, we can not thank him enough!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Doreen V.
Verified review

Wow we love this company!! Felicia and Kimmie are amazing. They show up when they say they will and my dog loves them. Great communication skills. We will definitely be using there overnight care as well.

A.C Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amber F.
Verified review

I love how much April loves dogs and cares about dogs. She does positive training which is what we want. Very excited

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a dog walker do?

We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

  • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
  • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
  • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
  • What are your different walk routes?
  • When will you pick up and drop off?
  • How will we communicate?
  • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
  • What’s your cancellation policy?
  • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
  • How and how often do I pay you?
  • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

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
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