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Thousand Oaks Dog Groomers

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  • 3 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Amber S.
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Compassionate K9 Mobile Dog Grooming was excellent. Kevin was on time, very informative and caring for our dogs. I would highly recommend anyone seeking a groomer who is passionate and caring to utilize Compassionate K9 Dog Grooming. Thank you Compassionate K9 Dog Grooming (Kevin) for everything!

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Weatherwax Dog Training
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff G.
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In all my years of owning dogs I have never met a better trainer than Robert Weatherwax. His approach to my dog was so friendly and kind that they bonded in just a few minutes. Sadie (our dog) was VERY receptive to learning how to sit,stay and walking properly when given the correct commands. Robert uses a chain collar and small treats to get her to do the correct things. I was against the collar until I saw he used it gently and Sadie wasn't afraid. Now she loves our walks with the collar and actually gets in her spot (another command) so I can put it on her. Don't get me wrong. SADIE still needs work on MY part but Robert has been nice enough to have some refresher classes mainly for me. I was lucky that a friend recommended Robert to me.

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Mobile Pet Spa
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suzanne S.
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Alex was responsive and knew exactly what to do to deskunk my dogs

GOLDEN PAWS MOBILE SPA
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Sara S.
Verified review

The people who came to groom my dog was amazing. Got there early and finished earlier then we thought. She was so sweet with my Lucy, as she has high anxiety so she needs extra love. Lucy was so clean and fresh. Will use the company again for sure.

Rebel Dog Grooming
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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This was GiGi’s first formal grooming experience. She’s a 3 year old rescue pup who has had nail trimmings only at her Vet since we adopted her. She also had an aversion to water, plus will not climb stairs to our bathtub, therefore only had patio baths during the warmer months. I did not realize what she was missing out on until she had the Rebel Dog Grooming experience. Ace was such a tender handler. He made her feel like she could trust him within minutes. She was a nervous puppy, however warmed up and let him take care of her teeth, nails, ears and incredible spa like bath. She ran into the house with so much excitement and a huge grin. She smelled incredible; she looked so shiny. I could not recommend this company enough. Ace was accommodating to my schedule, he was incredibly affordable and he did an outstanding job on GiGi. We will be regular devoted clients from now on.

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Pampered Tails
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donna V.
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Good Girl Gracie
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Grey B.
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Cheryl is by far the best pet sitter we have ever had. She is thoroughly responsible, trustworthy, caring, loving, and attentive. She kept in constant contact with us (which was important to us) and took excellent care of out 4 legged family. Cheryl took our dog on at least 2 walks a day - thanks for setting that expectation high - and made sure that all of the cats (including our special needs kitty) got plenty of love on a daily basis. Cheryl is very highly recommended by us and our critters!

Valet Barrking
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa C.
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Incredible service! Brad always make customers and their dog's feel important. He's very helpful and knows what he's doing. I feel confident knowing I can leave my dog with him and that my dog's needs will get met and she will come back to me happy.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Harriet B.
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Suzy is great: prompt, reliable, and very sweet with my two older dogs. Even walking them in the pouring rain, she had a smile on her face.

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I love animals especially dogs. I like to take the dogs to the park, walk with them, feed them, and teach them to do a new trick. It just makes me happy to see dogs having fun running around the park.

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I specialize in dog walking and pet sitting. I do individual walks. I have been caring for dogs and cats for over 20 years.

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I have been walking dogs for over 30 years. I love going for walks with them so they can get distracted and at the same time get some exercise which I think is very important for their well-being.

  • 4 years in business
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I'm very personal. This isn't just a business. This is a passion, and a desire to meet the needs of customers.

  • 20 years in business
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It is very hard to find Training Groups that offer both dog training & walking making your dogs rehabilitation a greater possibility, and more effective.

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Our services include dog walking and dog sitting (at your home). Sharon Hice has worked as a vet assistant, dog groomer, and boarding kennel caretaker. She has been a pet foster parent for both dogs and cats for over 30 years. Jordon Hice and Carley Santee live with three dogs and four cats. Pets are our passion!

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I am an experienced dog walker in Beverly Hills, CA. I have volunteered at several dog shelters in the area since I was 12 years old. I rescued a lab/shepherd mix named cuddles; I have a 15-year-old poodle, named Gary, and a brown cocker spaniel, Charlie Brown; it has a titanium leg. I love all dogs, especially the ones that need extra care, like the blind brown lab I walk every day.

  • 20 years in business
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Over 20 years experience in Zookeeping, Veterinary and the pet care industry. Reliable, responsible, caring and affordable. The best care for your fur babies!!

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We moved to Los Angeles from New York City in 2009 with our Jack Russell terrier, Brecken. As a 7-month-old puppy, Brecken was true to his breed -- high-energy, smart and devious (chewed coffee table legs, unraveled rugs, and shredded doggy toys). Of course, this meant that our first order of business was to find a dog day care to keep him happy, safe and busy while we were working. We toured a number of facilities but left disappointed, unable to find the right one. So, we decided to create a day care that Brecken and his dog pals would love. We had four main criteria for our day care. The first was to design a daily schedule that not only allowed dogs to exercise and play but to get the rest they needed. Secondly, we wanted to ensure our dogs had their own private spaces for sleeping and eating. Thirdly, we were concerned that some cage-free overnight facilities were prone to overcrowding, so we wanted more space with fewer dogs. Lastly, we wanted to offer sports and activities to keep dogs (and us!) mentally and physically fit. In the end, we accomplished all of those things and more. Pet owners come into Fitdog all of the time and say, "You must think I'm crazy because I love my dog so much." We respond, "Not hardly. We love our dog so much, we built a day care for him."

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I walk dogs and take care of them. I also clean them and feed them as well. You can also trust me with your pets.

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I'm a trusted dog walker as well as cat and dog sitter. I love dogs, and I have years of experience in working with different breeds of all different sizes. I look forward to hearing from you!

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As a young, ambitious individual, my availability to provide dog walking services cover a wide range. I am extremely comfortable with animals, and I look forward to providing any services that you may need.

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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