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Murrieta Pet Care Professionals

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  • 19 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill F.
Verified review

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
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Carol L.
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Michelle is very personable and loves her job. She's very accommodating when it comes to scheduling appointments. She uses high quality products and knows which ones are best for your pet's needs. Her prices are competitive. She is always positive and kind. She works quickly but thoroughly.

Kelly's Pet Care
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Halle O.
Verified review

Kelly of "Kelly's Pet Care" is knowledgable about animals in general and dogs in particular. She and my dog, Mac, immediately got along. When we returned, I received an account of the time and length of her visits and what she did at each one. I will have her take care of my dog again.

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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!

Peace Love and Walks
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Monica H.
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Meg is amazing! She is so trustworthy, honest and hardworking. Our entire family loved Meg. Our dog's eyes lit up when she arrived at our house. I never worried about our pets when we left Austin for the weekend because I knew they were in great hands. Meg took such great care of our dog and cat in a daily basis. She was so kind to both of them and their care was a priority. She takes pride in her work and puts her heart into her job. She was a lifesaver for me with a new puppy and a busy family schedule. She became part of our family! I would rate Meg an A plus and high 10. I only have positive things to say about her and the services for our pets. I would hire her again in a heartbeat !

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  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Donis S.
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She was punctual, right on time. I told her my Maltipoo had health problems, so she took her time so not to stress her out and when she brought her back in, Precious was the cutest I’ve ever seen her. Then came Mikey who is very healthy so he was done in record time and looked very good too. I was very pleased with both dogs and I really liked the groomer. I’m sorry, I’m getting forgetful so I’m not sure of her name, but she was very nice.

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Canines4Life
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Erin E.
Verified review

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.

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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.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

Peticularly Perfect
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 28 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!!

Heather's Pet Sitting & More
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Julie T.
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Heather is honest, trustworthy & dependable. She really care about your pet. Gives feedback & voices any concerns she has about your pet. She will care for your pet as if it is her own. Julie Torgerson & Hazel

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Glitterati paw spa
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 16 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

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.

Walking With Leesh
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Krystn G.
Verified review

Alicia is the best!! She has taken great care of my pup and always goes out of her way to help me. She even helped find a backup dog walker for me when she was out of town. She goes above and beyond and I’m so grateful!

Kayla's Pet Care
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tom L.
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If you need a quality pet sitter look no further than Kayla. We have a 16 year old cat who can be very cranky. Kayla kept us up to date on everything from her mood to her food ! Thank you Kayla !!!!

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Laurie is so wonderful with my horse! My horse loved her and I felt at peace knowing my girl was so well looked after. I would recommend Laurie to anyone for pet sitting.

Kelly's In-Home Grooming
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
Verified review

She is very pet friendly and caring it makes all the difference.

Pet Paws Pet Sitting
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia H.
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We were really happy with our experience with Amanda. She met with us beforehand to go over all the details and was in contact with us daily while we were gone. It was very reassuring to know our pets were cared for while we were gone. She left a detailed form for each visit with information about the Pat's and what she did. We will definitely call Amanda next time we need pet sitting!

Donna Valerio
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine M.
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Donna cared for my cats for 20 years. She is reliable, honest and kind. She has always had pets, and knows what to do if they have special needs. She is a Great pet sitter!

Truly TLC Pet Sitting
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Erin R.
Verified review

I could not ask for a better pet service and my dogs love them. I have used them for over a year for daily walks. They provide cute daily reports that I love. And most importantly, my dogs love them!

Ellen's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Christina P.
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Ellen has been so great! My pets liked her immediately and didn't even bark at her. She takes my dog to the park for walks and visits with my cats. She has never missed a visit and she goes above and beyond her duties. If there is an accident, she handles it. She feeds everyone and takes care of the litter and even leaves me a log of what she has done for the day. She took out my trash and brought in my mail while I was gone and she is very trustworthy. I hope to have a long pet sitting relationship with her and our family :)

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 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 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.
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