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San Carlos Pet Groomers

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Angela's Pet Grooming
4.3
from 24 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
A. S.
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It’s so nice to have things done while I can work on my own things. Angela did a great job grooming my dog. She was great at handling her while she wasn’t the most friendly dog. Thank you!

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The Heart of Caregiving
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan V.
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I had a meet & greet with Sonia yesterday; she brought her "pack" of dogs to meet my dog, who is sometimes aggressive toward other dogs. Sonia really seems to know her stuff, and gave me great advice on dealing with my dog!! And he behaved pretty well around all her dogs, thanks to her coaching! I was impressed!

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Humberto E.
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Christina was amazing cat sitter for us. She checked in on Merlin once every couple of days while we were out on a week long vacation. She not only followed every instruction we left her, but also went out of her way to bond with our cat and keep him company (and trust me our cat is not the easiest to bond with). She knowledgeable and confident around pets. I will definitely be checking if she is available next time we need a pet sitter.

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4 Paws Concierge
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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NICOLE M.
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Krystal is absolutely amazing. I knew she as a great fit right from our initial communication and confirmed during our first meeting and subsequent visits. She has a true love for animals and it show in her work. I'll definitely be contacting Krystal again for future pet sitting needs.

City Tails SF
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria G.
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I've used Gail for pet sitting for my 2 cats several times. She is very sweet and my kitties love her! She is very caring and professional - I highly recommend her!

Coyne's Canines
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tara S.
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I am an owner of an extremely protective 160 pound St. Bernard. She has extreme issues with social interactions with people if they are not family. I was so fortunate to find Coune's Canines. Stacy was extremely brave on that first visit. My dog lunges at her many times and barked non stop. She came back! And we tried her entering the house with my dog in her cage. This went on for many weeks but finally a breakthrough my dog allowed her to pet her through the cage. Now Stacy is easily her good friend! She can walk her around the property play inside with her and when I tell my dog she is coming to visit she is very excited. I never thought I would find anyone that would work with my temperamental girl. But I would highly recommend Coyne's Canines. They care about your pet and treat them like their own.

Altos Home and Pet
5.0
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amelia H.
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Wonderful job. Took care of the cat and was very responsive. Even did me a favor and put some food away in the freezer so it wouldn't spoil.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Audrey C.
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We have been very hesitated in having any groomer groom our fur baby. We found Megan's Wizard of Paws Pet Grooming to be a much more relaxed and Megan's love for furbabies is very apparent. Though we don't do the "groomer treatment" often we definitely will have Megan back to give our furbaby her next professional haircut!

Silicon Sitters
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Chris R.
Verified review

She was best dog sitter reliable snd great with my dogs.I will use her again when I travel

About

Dog Tired provides custom pet services that include dog walks, pet sitting and taxi services. Owner, Nina McAlexander, has been working in domestic pet care for 10 years and in exotic animal care 20 years prior. Places of employment include San Jose Zoo, Marine World Africa U.S.A., Coyote Point Museum and Wildlife Associates. References available. Dog Tired is insured and licensed.

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I usually take care of many dogs. I take them out for walks, feed them and spend quality time with them. I will always be present whenever I have a pet with me. I love spending time with dogs of any kind; it's a hobby. I have a lot of hobbies, and I am I very helpful and respectful man.

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Here at Grooming With TLC, we offer full-service pet grooming. Feel free to give us a call if you would like more information!

  • 7 years in business
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Pet sitting for all different types of animals. Also offer special needs pet sitting, specializing in pets with medical needs or handicaps. We offer genuine, dependable and loving pet care you can trust. We are able to give oral, topical or injectable medications, including: * Subcutaneous Fluids * Insulin Injections We also offer hospice care. Reiki sessions are available. I am a Reiki master and practitioner. I am also specializing in exotic pet care. I have lots of experience with fish, reptiles and birds of all sizes. I worked 15 years in animal care services and have been in active animal rescue for over 20 years. I am certified in CPR for animals. I have lots of experience in large, multi-pet households. Daily updates via email are available by request.

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I have always loved taking care of people and animals. I have a passion for helping others in areas that come up for them from being too busy to handle or by pet sitting their beloved pets when they are on vacation or out-of-town trip.

  • 3 years in business
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I provide care for all pets that need to be cared for, walked and fed, if needed. I also know that that pet is comfortable to be around and to be cared for.

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Are you looking for a dog walk in an off-leash, friendly San Francisco dog park? How about boarding for your dog while you are out of town or day care when you are at work? We provide safe pickup and delivery in our vehicles, consistent social groups, lots of fun exercise in off-leash parks, managed schedules for day care and boarding, treats, wonderful staffing and a whole lot of love.

  • 32 years in business
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I have 25 years experienced at animal care -- doing public animal control. I have worked with the public for over 30 years and handled all kinds of situations.

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I walk, feed, clean, and bath dogs. I sit dogs at home. I have 10 years of experience. I worked for the shelter of San Jose and Vac Rocker Hospital.

  • 8 years in business
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Here at Animal Nation, we cherish our clients and their pets. Our staff has a great experience in animal care. We will not only walk your pet frequently, but also provide doggy exercise and yoga trainings too. Food, water and shampoo is provided by owner due too health purposes.

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I am a true animal lover at heart and have had several in my life. I have had dogs, cats, birds, tortoise, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, mice, ducks, rabbits and a gecko. I have also done some animal rehabilitation such as raccoons, squirrels, ducks, birds, bunnies and kittens; and volunteered at the local zoo caring for and feeding exotic animals. I enjoy caring for them, playing with them, and walking them. I'm unable to have pets where I currently live and would love the opportunity to pet sit your furry friend.

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I love taking care of your pets with a positive manner and attitude with full respect to the pet and owner. I have a 2-year-old daughter and a new puppy. I'm willing to do anything the owner needs done for the pet, including washing, walking, feeding, and any other service needed for the pet. It's not just dogs, cats are accepted as well.

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.

Do cats have to get groomed?

It’s not crazy to have your cat groomed. Grooming will keep your cat’s fur soft and silky as well as give you early warning about any health concerns. Regular grooming can also help reduce the volume of hair your cat may be shedding and keep your longhair kitty cool if you live in a warm climate. Professionals competently groom your cat and are trained to manage them if they resist being groomed, while you may get scratched doing the same task. The national average price for cat grooming is $50-$70. Pet grooming prices may vary based on the task. For example, a bath and brush for shorthair cats may be $15, $20 for medium-hair cats, and $25 for a longhair. Cat groomers can also keep your cat’s ears cleaned, trim their nails, and provide haircuts if needed. Average prices for haircuts can vary from $30 to $95 or more, depending on whether the cat is shy or aggressive and whether their coat is in good condition, matted, or otherwise difficult to groom.

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 should cat grooming cost?

Keeping your cat groomed is an important part of maintaining their good health. The national average cost for cat grooming ranges between $50 and $70, with prices varying based on where you live and the services you request. Your cat’s temperament can also affect grooming prices. Scratching and hissing during a groomer visit can raise rates an average of $5-$10, or more, as hazard pay. Larger cats and long-haired cats that take longer to groom will also usually cost more. Here are some examples of cat grooming average costs:

  • Shave down or lion cut: $35-$60. These cuts preserve the hair around the face and tip of the tail but shave down the entire body. The lion cut is often recommended for extremely matted hair is exceedingly matted, for extreme heat, or for cats who are suffering from hairballs.
  • Ear cleaning and nail trim: $30.
  • Nail trim: $10-$15.
  • Bath and nail trim: $45.
  • Bath and sanitary trim: $55. A sanitary trim clips the hair on a cat’s behind to prevent fecal matting in longhair cats or cats that have mobility issues.
  • Bath, blow-dry, brush out, nail trim and ear cleaning: $40.
  • Full haircut, bath, and nail trim: $45-$95, depending on matting.
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