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South San Francisco Pet Groomers

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

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!

Pride & Groom / Aqua Doggie
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Angelique P.
Verified review

Angela is a fun, quirky lady who really cares about your pup. My little pupper, Rufus, needed a haircut badly, but I could not get an appointment this week or drop him off to his regular groomer in the Fillmore next week. Angela made a house call yesterday and lugged all her gear to my apartment to give my dog a bath and haircut. I offered to help her since she went out of her way and didn’t have her regular assistant with her (also, it would have taken forever!) and let me tell you, if “assistant” grooming is that hard I can only imagine how exhausting the actual grooming is! With me helping her it took a little over 2 hours and it’s not like she took breaks or dragged anything on – my dog, a 22 pound Shih-Poo - took about 2 hours and 25 minutes for: nails, ears, glands, bathing, blow drying and a haircut. She really gets in there and makes sure the paws are on point. She is meticulous in her method and takes the time to assess what the best course of action is for your dog’s haircut. She switches blades often, making sure that she can get rid of matted fur without compromising your dog’s look or safety. Angela was super caring with Rufus, much like how I act with him. I would definitely recommend her skills!

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4 Paws Concierge
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy G.
Verified review

Juanita did a gorgeous job grooming my four dogs. They were much happier having a home grooming rather than sitting in a crate at the groomers until they could be picked up. Juanita talks to them throughout the grooming process so they are comfortable. She is really enthusiastic about her work and loves the dogs. I think I have made a new friend as well as getting a new groomer.

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!

Faithful Paws Pet Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Lisa M.
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Faith has walked and bathed Jaxson since the day I got him. She is a kind & gentle young lady, but strong enough to handle the dogs. She is always prompt and courteous. If I need special attention, she's been there for us - whether I tip her or not! Jax LOVES his 'auntie Faith'. [no relation] He waits patiently at 'his' window until he sees that glittery van... Then "BARKBARKBARK..." I never worry because I have complete confident in Faith's abilities.

  • 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!

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!

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I have years of experience with animals, and take great pride in what i do. Im professional, friendly, and genuinly concerned with ensuring your pets are cared for while your away, and providing information and tools to help improve the relationship between you and your pets!

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I help people in any way to care for their pets. I'm a determined person on pet care. Message me if you ever need help.

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I have a genuine love and interest of care for most all animals. I spend the quality time that is necessary for them through exercising, walking with discipline and a kind, loving tone of voice with the rewards of play time for good behavior.

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I provide basic pet care like dog walking, providing food and water, and cuddle time while you are away.

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I love pets. I grew up with a family of German shepherds, so I had tons of experience with puppies. I am an excellent pet or house-sitter. I can also mow lawns for a plus.

  • 5 years in business
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I will walk dogs and play with them, and if need be, I will house sit as well. I also will play with cats (if they want to play, since they have a mind of their own).

  • 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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I take care of pets which includes pet sitting, grooming, feeding, waste management, and entertainment. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me.

  • 5 years in business
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More than just a walk, Dog Adventure Campers enjoy hiking on local, dog friendly trails and beaches. Groups are small in size (3-4 dogs) and we carefully match dogs with similar energy and ability levels.

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We can house-sit and care for your pets. We can walk and play with your dogs, water plants, sleep over and care for your home. Great references are provided.

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I am willing to help other pet owners with the care and love that every owner wants for their loved ones when travel and time doesn't permit.

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I walk, run, give water, and feed dogs and go with them for adventures. Every human loves to see something new as every animal craves to see something new as well. Outings are good ways for animals to be social. Social outings give our furry friends a chance to develop character and social skills and fight off depression.

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Reliable loving petsitter to watch your animals . loving and experienced with all animals

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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
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