San Jose, CA786 pet washers near you

Where do you need the pet washer?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

San Jose Pet Washers

Browse these pet washers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Jose.

Alameda Mobile Animal Care
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa C.
Verified review

Tony & Cameron groomed our 2yr Female English Cream Golden Retriever, and our Male 7 yr. 105lb American Rottweiler and I couldn't believe how awesome they were with them. Especially our rotti! The way they handle our dogs I was sold! Our rotti has never got any grooming done in his life and here comes Cameron & Tony who stole his heart. They listen, read and are very detailed in the body language of the dogs. They were very social and playful to where our English golden retriever is a very submissive dog and she started warming up to them. This is a TOTALLY different kind of mobile service which I was very pleased with. They really made in home mobile experience very comfortable, inviting, loving & caring for our dogs. Tony is very knowledgeable on pets! Any kind of pet you have. I learned a lot and had a very wonderful expeience! Thank you and if I must say get some rain boots for Cameron! Thank you Cameron!

Angela's Pet Grooming
4.3
from 25 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah C.
Verified review

Angela is very sweet and has a very secure and calm spirit about her .Which comes in handy when you have pets that are afraid of getting a bath. She’s also open for suggestions in the way she bathe’s your pets. She is a keeper

Top Pro
4 Paws Concierge
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
NICOLE M.
Verified review

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.

Top Pro
The Heart of Caregiving
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan V.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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.

Bliss Bound Hound
4.6
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Francine D.
Verified review

Awsome job and Five Star rating for Bliss Bound Hound.!! Jules and Paul took excellent care of my doggies for 2 weeks while I was away. One of the dogs has special needs and they were both very attentive to what he needed . Both Jules and Paul were prompt in communicating with me while I was away and Jules likes to text photos. Even though I am an overprotective 'Mom" I felt reassured that they were well being taken care of. I highly recommend this pet service

Phoebe Bault
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa S.
Verified review

Phoebe is an incredible caregiver; she really got to know us and our pet. She cares about the relationship and well-being of the animal. Our dog is not a fan of everyone and she won him over; he adores her! And I appreciate how much she clearly cares for him.Finding Phoebe made it possible for us to travel without worry - not only do I know that my pet is well cared for, but also having fun.

City Tails SF
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria G.
Verified review

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!

Evie Werner
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christy N.
Verified review

I have known Evie Werner for over 5 years now and have used both her pet sitting/walking and organizing services. Evie is the biggest animal lover I have ever know and would do (and has!) done most anything to spare an animal. Her organization skills are exceptional and no matter what the job, Evie can get it done. I highly recommend Evie Werner and commend her for her patience and love of animals and her work ethic in dealing with other people's possessions.

  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
K. S.
Verified review

Rebecca was amazing, my dog Ozella is a big fan. Rebecca is professional, responsible, communicative and super helpful with walks, every day maintenence (feedings and walks) and has even taught my pooch a few tricks! I highly recommend her services and I cannot say enough good things about her!!

Pet Walker and Sitter
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rajani B.
Verified review

We would highly recommend Andrew as a pet care-giver in the Bay Area. He proved himself to be extremely responsible, trustworthy and professional. We were very happy with the services he provided. He was required to provide care for our 7 year old lab-mix, Rusty. A big dog who needs a lot of exercise. The schedule required 3 day-time visits, at 8am, 12:30pm and again at 5pm, to walk, feed and play with our dog, over the two-week period that we were away. Andrew is obviously very comfortable around animals and our dog loved him. We had other arrangements for overnight care, however, Andrew did everything we asked of him and after our initial meetings with him, my husband and I were very comfortable with his ability to be conscious of the security of our home during these visits. Our dog was very, well taken care of during our absence. We will definitely hire him again, whenever the need arises.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Julie W.
Verified review

Aurora is cheery and professional. My cats appreciated the extra attention and love, and I appreciated the great communication and photos! Thanks, Aurora...we'll be contacting you again.

Lisa
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kerry M.
Verified review

Lisa was absolute life saver on a crazy day! My Springer had not been groomed for awhile, he was traumatized at one of those Pet** places. Having a mobile service resolved travel, hours in a kennel and scheduling problems. Lisa asked all the right questions and transformed my dog back to his former glory. I plan on using her again!!

At Sylvette's
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Chi T.
Verified review

Sylvette is part of the family already! Flexible with times, sweet, funny and she loves our Chappie as much as he loves her. Her walks are always varied and interesting and our dog gets great exercise working off his 1 1/2 yr old pent-up energy. When she first got Chappie, he was a shy young man, not at ease with other dogs. Now, thanks to her loving encouragement he's opened right up and now has made lots of other two-legged and four-legged friends. He runs to her when she gets here to pick him up and returns to us as happy as ever. She gives him love as if he were her own, keeps up our training/discipline regimen and only gives him delicious healthy treats and food. She's even watched him for a week while we were out of town. We've been through larger dog walking services and we will never go back. Longue Vie Sylvette!

The Fetching Pet
5.0
from 1 review
    Grce M.
    Verified review

    I live out of state and have both a red heeler and a domestic short haired cat. Kelsey has given me both online and phone support during the past to year when I have had questions and concerns about my animals and their behaviors, eating habits, and training that has greatly benefitted my fur family. If you need have animal questions or need a reliable pet sitter, I would highly suggest you reach out to Kelsey, you won't be sorry. Be Well.

    Pet Grooming McRae
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Lexie M.
    Verified review

    great and fast response

    M & Q Pet Sitting
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Paul O.
    Verified review

    These guys were great! They kept our cat happy, healthy, and safe while we were out of town - in fact I think she still misses them even though we've been back a week!

    Pawsitively Pet Services
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Amber T.
    Verified review

    We had her come over and walk our dog while we were out of town for a week. She not only walked our dog, but gave her loving attention that she needed. We are very appreciative for everything she has done for us. Will definitely seek out her services again!

    Altos Home and Pet
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Amelia H.
    Verified review

    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.

    K9 Companions
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 8 years in business
    Marika R.
    Verified review

    Sarah at K9 companions is so friendly and reliable! Her experience as a licensed veterinary technician makes me feel so relaxed when I leave my pets with her, I know she can handle anything that comes up. I recommend her to everyone I know!

    Greer W.
    Verified review

    Drielle is smart, trustworthy and caring. She can asses a situation and respond appropriately. I would trust her in any situation.

    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.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.