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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 24 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie M.
Verified review

I found my dog a new groomer. Angela did a wonderful job grooming my dog Mr. Bentley!!! I have recommended her to two neighbors so far. Angela was on time and very professional. See you in a month!!! Thank you again, Angela Debbie Mangone

  • 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.

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4 Paws Concierge
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 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.

The Paw Spa
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Chloe B.
Verified review

Best dog grooming in Napa Valley. Keep up the great work.

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!

In Home Pet Sitter
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Harriett H.
Verified review

It is an honor to recommend Robyn Potts as your pet companion / house sitter. It is because of her that we are finally able to take worry-free vacations after adopting a mother-daughter dog duo three years ago. I can’t say enough good things about Robyn. As a dog sitter, she was willing to treat our (spoiled) dogs the way we do: many kisses and cuddles and letting them sleep with her. As a matter of fact, after keeping them the first time, she returned to our house for a social visit, and I got a little jealous! My usually reluctant canines were ecstatic to see her, running circles around her, wanting to be held, sitting by her on the sofa (rather than me – unheard of!) and wanting to follow her out. I knew then Robyn was a ‘find’! As a house sitter, I am always completely comfortable with Robyn. She’s neat and tidy, confident about taking care of any problems that might arise [we live on a floating home], and totally trustworthy! I almost hesitate to recommend her because it creates competition for her time :-), but as a pet family, I know that it’s difficult to find sitters who are honest, capable, and warm – so I feel I must share.

Coyne's Canines
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tara S.
Verified review

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.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon S.
Verified review

Sharon has a home set up for grooming! I appreciate that it wasn't a salon-feel where cages are used. She was personable and very sweet to my little Yorkie who begins shaking as soon as she sees a salon!

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.

Bill's Pet Sitter Service
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jason S.
Verified review

Bill watched my 10 month year old puppy while I was gone out of state for business for an entire week. I couldn't be happier with the service he provided and I will definitely be calling him again next time we need a sitter for our pup!

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I have great experience in taking care of animals. I love pets and pets love me. I am an adventurous person that likes to be kept busy.

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VCA is an animal hospital, grooming and boarding service, and we love all that we do for all the different animals.

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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.

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Hello. I saw you're laying, and I would like to accept. I live in Vallejo off of Magazine Street. I can come to you, and we can discuss the price at another time.

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I love to watch pets. I'm obsessed with animals and love to take care of them. I currently pet sit my sister's and aunts' animals.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I can take any harmless and easy-to-take-care-of animals. I really love animals, and I hope to make friends with your pet. I always follow your list of instructions.

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I'm 22, and I've been a maid for about a year. I have been taking care of animals for many years. I've loved animals my whole life. Taking care of them is honestly really enjoyable for me, so I would love to take care of your little ones!

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I am an expert house/farm/ranch/pet/plant sitter experienced with some reptiles and some birds including chickens and very experienced with cattles, horses, dogs, and cats.

Q & A

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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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