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Alameda Mobile Animal Care
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
David T.
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Extremely positive. Great communication, great work, solid value and a tremendous amount of obvious love and care for my puppy dog.

Angela's Pet Grooming
from 24 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Jocelyn S.
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She did amazing work on my dog Papa. His fur was growing wild, so had a lot of knots in his hair, but she got all of them out!! He also smelled real good for a week. He came back happy and with a cute little red bow tie. If you need a groomer, she's the one.

Who's Training Who?
from 21 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Eryn G.
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Debbie is AMAZING! She walks or takes my dogs to the dog park 2 times a week and shes amazing. My dogs LOVE her. I usually get text message updates or pictures and she is always so fast to respond via text! Couldn't do it without her!

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The Heart of Caregiving
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
Mary G.
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Christina was great with my dog. They went on an hour walk and he came home and was ready for a nap. She made him a friend for life with treats. She will be coming back again this week.

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4 Paws Concierge
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tricia N.
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Krystal is amazing! I never let my dogs out of my sight and I feel comfortable with her taking them anytime!! THANK YOU KRYSTAL

City Tails SF
from 7 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Frances V.
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Gail has been walking our dog Val for about 6-7 months now and she is fantastic! I can't say enough about Gail's attentiveness, reliability, and great communication. We have had previous dog walkers an Gail is by far the best. She frequently sends pictures or videos of the day's walk, which is really thoughtful. She is also very flexible and works with us and our schedule. We originally had Gail come a few days a week, but we are so happy she now comes Monday through Friday. It's clear she really cares about the dogs she works with and wants to make sure they're happy. If you're looking for a reliable, trustworthy, and thoughtful dog walker, contact Gail!

Coyne's Canines
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly W.
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They come and pick up my three little dogs, have them out on a hike and the dog park and back safely and tired - my dogs love them which says it all! They are easy going, reasonably priced and responsible. I highly recommend the Coyne's!

Beth Williams
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joan H.
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We hired Beth a few months ago to take our dogs on walks as we needed her services. Due to my recent fractured ankle, we have used Beth's dog walking and pet sitting services for 5-6 days per week. Beth is reliable, conscientious and punctual. She is very loving towards our two dogs as well as our cat. We trust her in our home when we are not home. We are very fortunate to have Beth's services and we wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone who is considering hiring her. You will rest at ease knowing your pets are well cared for when you are not home.


I have experience staying with dogs overnight and being responsible for full animal care. I have taken care of animals for my family while they were on vacation and neighbors as well. My customers are always fully satisfied.


I have an enthusiasm for animal care. To me, this is not just a job. I truly care about the animals I care for, making sure to look out for their well-being.


I run a pet care business that prides iteself in providing quality service and experience for the familys of the bay area. There are 3 of us who work diligently and effectively to work with your work schedule and the schedule of your family members (4 legged friends). I offer daily visits, walks, and overnight care.


I provide a service like no other; not only do I take care of your loving pets with the utmost care, but I also take care of you and your pets' health. I'm providing a medical-grade drinking water that is medically effective to allow your body to return to an even homeostasis, allowing your body's natural buffering system to heal it self -- no matter what you or your pets' current age or state of health is. The water is alkaline, ionized, anti-oxidant, electron rich, restructured, micro clustered, active hydrogen-saturated, and oxidation-reduced and a powerful living water -- the way it was meant for Adam and Eve.


I go on dog walks all over San Fransico park. I take good care of dogs and make sure all the dogs are nice and fed, and I do much more.


I have two wonderful dogs at the moment (beagles), but I would like to earn some extra money besides the money I earn from doing chores. I am comfortable walking and taking care of all dogs, but I preferred those who are potty and/or crate trained. I am in high school, but I am a great caretaker. I love walking and playing with dogs, and I will even groom your dog! I love all kinds of dogs, so I will take care any kind. Contact me if you're interested. I have walked and taken cared of dogs around my neighborhood, so I have tons of practice.

  • 4 years in business

Dogs and cats have always found a special place in my heart. All through life I have always found comfort in my dogs and cats. Grooming, walking, and overnight care for the animals are my greatest passion.

  • 24 years in business

I love helping people and making their day better. I did a lot of voluntary assistant work before getting paid. My recent work I had was dog sitting and babysitting. You name it; I'll do it.


I have experiences in pet sitting, handling various animals, and four years as a personal attendant. Cooking, cleaning, light medical duties, as well as dog walking are part of my previous experience.


I babysit. I have 10 years of experience working with children, and I also have a four-year-old daughter. I enjoy working with kids. I'm fun and energetic and will interact with the kids. I have references upon request. I am willing to work out a reasonable price based on what works best for the particular situation.


Hi. I'm a very responsive person and caring. I have also been a dog owner myself. I am also a doggy lover who loves to take dogs on walks. My favorite dog breeds are chihuahua and terrier mix. Another dog breeds that I like are pit bulls and huskies. I am willing to go travel to take care of the dog. I have a flexible schedule.

  • 14 years in business

We offer dog walking, dog sitting, dog training, and even free drop offs at select grooming facilities to our clients. We are the best dog walking company in San Francisco and have served hundreds of happy pups and their owners!

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.

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.

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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