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National City Mobile Dog Groomers

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  • 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.

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

Grooming by Christine
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan S.
Verified review

Christine did a fantastic grooming service in my dog. Her cut was perfect, nails were trimmed beautifully and my dog looked better than she has feom any ither groomers Ive taken her to before. The undercoat was meticulously brushed out so that the shedding is non existent. Loved the homey feelnof the place, the spacious farm like environment and Christines authentic love for what she is doing. Best groomer ever!!

House of Happy Hounds
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Mirjam J.
Verified review

House of Happy Dogs….my dog loves going on a lil vacay at Glorias house!

  • 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.

Alice's Pet Sitting
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Leean A.
Verified review

Alice took really great care of our maltipoo. I was out of town for a week and was kind enough to pick up my dog from my parents, and drop her off when it was time to. She took care of my dog for 2 days including overnights. While in Hawaii, I received pictures and videos of my Mia pup :) I was so glad she was being well taken care of. Prior to picking her up, Alice wanted me to tell her all about our dog, and made sure she understood everything regarding the care of our dog including any medication she needed to take, and if it was ok for her to bring our Mia to the dog park. She does have a bigger dog at home, but she made sure both Kira and my Mia got along before they could be in the same room together :) they enjoyed playing with each other. We are a military family and we don't know that many people, let alone people we trust to take care of our pets when we need someone to. I'll definitely have Alice take care of my dog again if we ever need a pet sitter again. She's affordable and really great at what she does!

Barking Beauties Pet Salon
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rebekah V.
Verified review

They took good care of my old Chihuahua. It was her first time at a dog groomers and they were very loving and friendly with her.

All About Animals
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Gwendolyn D.
Verified review

Pet sitting, grooming, and toys as well as advice! Great family owned business! My dog, Amber, loves going in to see Brandon and Lenise!

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.


I love dogs; I have six of them. I am just a college student needing to make some money. Any other type of service that pays; I'm willing to do it.


Dog grooming is very important for your dog's health and quality of life. Paw Alley's groomers love their job and specialize every service to your dog's specific coat and skin needs. We recommend a customized plan depending on the breed, age, fur type, and temperament. Your dog will leave our shop looking and feeling their very best.


I will take your dog to the park for a nice long trail walk. We will have fun. I enjoy the company of man and woman's best friends.


It is our desire at Petland to make a difference in the communities we serve. For more than 45 years, Petland has been the retail pet industry leader in the area of animal care with ongoing staff training programs, in-store animal husbandry systems and community service programs aimed at placing homeless pets and preventing unwanted litters in the community.


I usually take the dogs out 4-5 times a day for about a half hour, a full hour when I run. We have tons of grass area and other dogs to play with at my apartment.


I am happy to walk any types of dogs. Big or small, long haired or shaved, it doesn't matter! Just give me a call and we can work something out.

  • 6 years in business


The Dandy Dog Walker is a full-service dog walking and pet sitting company. We offer expert care to you and your pets, giving you peace of mind and the care that your pet deserves.


We offer pet sitting, dog walking and daycare. We offer dog walking and daycare combo packages. We have been city licensed since 1996. We are owner operated. We have no employees.


I will walk your dog for a reasonable fee. I come to your home and walk your dog along any designated route the owner likes.


My work stands out from others because of my love and devotion to the care your dog(s).

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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