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Dee Cee's Dog House
4.8
from 74 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
Lu C.
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Love having Dee Cee take care of our furbabies

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Weatherwax Dog Training
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Sue B.
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Roberts background is very impressive, that's why I chose him. Robert also has a unique style of training that I haven't seen before. Most importantly I'm getting the results and my pet isn't stressed, she's happy! If you want to have a loving and bonding relationship with your pet get a trainer. Finding a good trainer isn't easy. Save yourself from frustrating experiences and hirer the very best. You'll be extremely happy you chose Robert, I am!

  • 16 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Angela F.
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We'll never use a kennel again! We had to leave town very last minute for a funeral in Canada. Barbie and her team jumped in right away and took the pets off our list of details to deal with at this difficult time. We received photos every day of our cat and dog, comfortable and relaxed in their own home while we were away. We came home to very happy, calm, and well pets. And we didn't worry at all while we were away. Not only were our pets well cared for, the whole process, from first contact to pre-visit to payment to return of key, was completely stress-free. We could all use a little extra ease in our life, and Barbie and her team are doing their part to make that happen in the pet care realm. Thank you!!!

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Angellily Pet Care
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Cynthia K.
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Angela was amazing! She took excellent care of my dog and my home over a long weekend. She’s trustworthy, communicates well, and is very kind and loving with the animals she cares for. I returned home to a clean house and happy dog. I highly recommend Angela.

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Mobile Pet Spa
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Vincent Y.
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Mobile Pet Spa came up as a result in a search on thumbtack in my zip code. They called me up immediately to notify me they don't service my area when they could have just ignored my inquiry so props to them for taking the time on a non-sale. They were professional and courteous on the phone and based on that I'd prob say they'd be worth checking out if you're in the area they service (farthest South is Venice). Seems like they'd be a good service to work with.

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Doggie Bliss
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Joyce H.
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This is a great dog care /pet care service. I use them frequently and my dog loves them. Most of the time the owners walk him, occasionally an employee. My dog recognizes them when we are out and he goes nuts with happiness. They are very easy to contact and scheduling is fast and efficient. Love them!

The Speed Walking Dog
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Takeh B.
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Lisa has been walking and pet sitting my two dogs and two cats for five years. Her walks are always longer than the half hour I pay her for and my dogs come home well exercised and stimulated. When I'm not home, I trust her implicitly with my keys to my house and don't worry about a thing while I'm gone. When I'm away on vacation, the cats and dogs are so well taken care of, I couldn't ask for better. They are happy and content, even groomed. She texts me updates after each walk whether I'm home or away, will make runs to the pet store for me if I need it, will take the animals to the Vet or the park. Anything to do with pet care, she will do. I recommend Lisa's services for dog walking and all other pet care needs highly.

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PENNY's POOCHES
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Elisa M.
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Petra is great and very patient with our dog Tobi that doesn’t get along with our cat but already after 3 lessons is improving and also learning obedience commands!

Rebel Dog Grooming
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Laura K.
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This is my first time needing a mobile dog groomer. I was naturally hesitant to invite someone to my home to groom my 15 year old furry companion, Frankie. My dog has special needs now that he's older. He has too much anxiety when I've taken him to the groomer and my regular groomer and vet suggested a mobile option. I used this application to see what my options would be on a Saturday, my only day off of work. What a fabulous opportunity to find someone like Ace the owner and certified pet hygienist and groomer. He arrived within 90 minutes from my first inquiry. I explained I needed my doggie groomed today. He arrived and was extremely kind, gentle and I was immediately calm as he helped assure me that my doggie was going to be taken care of. He clearly explained the services he provides. He was so gentle and experienced working with dogs like mine who have unique needs to keep them and trusting of the process. I think the before and after pictures speak to the quality of his work. My Frankie was transformed and looks great. After the initial hair trim was over he allowed me to come in to his grooming area, in his clean doggie salon. Frankie looked like he had been transformed. It's a a glamour makeover. Frankie was calm and did not seem anxious. My family all had the opportunity to speak to Ace and he was very patient with my older father. Like a member of our family now. I'm thrilled to have a new mobile groomer and am now working with Rebel for my doggies grooming needs moving forward. Highly recommend those who are in need of high quality care and just a great man like Ace. Additionally, his cost was well within reason and worth every penny.

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EveryDog
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Karren L.
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He knows animals. Dave has a way with my dog. My puppy likes him and listens to the commands.

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Basic Instinct Dog Training
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Hernan P.
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Alison is simply an animal lover, she takes great care of our dog and our dog loves going with her. She's always on time and you can't beat the price. She even sends us pictures when we're on trips. Highly recommended

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Pampered Tails
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Claudia H.
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Took excellent care of my pup and gave her her first cut. She’s gorgeous! Thanks for the exceptional service. Will use again and again!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Darrin B.
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As all worried dog owners can relate, I'm extremely picky when it comes to who I let take care of my dog. However, I recently used L.A. Doggers Walking Service and could not be happier! They treat your dog like one of their own! My dog walker easily answered any questions I had; she even asked if there was anything to be aware of (e.g., other area dogs or cats to watch out for, busy streets, etc.) just to make sure the walks would be completely, totally safe. I'm proud to say L.A. Doggers is now my go-to source for dog walking. The prices are more than reasonable and you won't find a more loving, committed dog walker anywhere else! Doggone it, it's the truth. Call the Doggers!

Over and Out Petsitting
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Shea B.
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Over the past 7 months I've had several trips out of town. Having recently moved before my first trip, I was very concerned about leaving my cat, Lucy. A friend recommended Over & Out Petsitting and they were great. Coming by beforehand to meet Lucy, to learn all her routines and taking notes to make sure everything would be done correctly. That first, 4 day trip went smoothly. I received text pictures of my cat everyday. And when I returned she was happy and healthy. My next trip a few months later was for a week. Again, everything was wonderful. My last trip I was gone 3 weeks - a long time. And once again, the service and care Lucy received was outstanding. I didn't worry about her which enabled me to enjoy my vacation. Over & Out Petsitting is on my speed dial - I will definitely use them to take care of my cat again.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jane Kristel J.
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Had our dog during our last weekend trip. Also helps care for our dog & toddler when we have very long work days. She’s great with kids & animals

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeff G.
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Thanks for taking care of our dog Wilson.

Where the Heart Is
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Richard S.
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Jo stayed with our pets - dog and cat - while we were away. The pets were happy when we returned and the house was in better shape than we left it. I plan to ask Jo to take care of the pets and house when I have to travel again. I highly recommend her to anyone needing a house/pet sitter.

Pooch Play Dates
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kate S.
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Michelle is so lovely, and Diesel just loves her! Shes accomodative and fits in with my crazy schedule, and is very professional, leaving a full report after every visit. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a reliable and caring dog walker :)

Pet's Nanny
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy K.
Verified review

Sabina was awesome...promt on our first meeting and very thougtful asking things I forgot about. I was sent pictures of my pets doing what they do best, and looking happy and very well cared for. One of mine needed shots twice a day....I had no worries which was refreshing given some past experiences. I would highly recommend Sabina for taking care of your pets and respecting your home in the process. 🙂🙂

Pawcific Coast Sitters
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen Y.
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I get cats Medicine spit up on my blouse Barbara gets in cats mouth neatly, calmly and quickly. I am relieved and in shock

  • 24 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Roberta N.
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Patricia stayed at our house for three weeks to care for our two dogs, Lola and Banjo. Since this was Patricia's first time with our dogs, she suggested coming over at least twice before our trip to get acquainted with our dogs. I thought that really showed her attentiveness and concern about our dogs. It also gave me an opportunity to observe how she acted with the dogs. Well, she was fantastic. Patricia is really sensitive to the dogs' temperaments and preferences. She gives them time to get comfortable with them. When we returned from our trip, it was the first time that the dogs weren't insanely excited to see us. Happy, but not overexcited. I attribute that to the fact that they were comfortable, well taken care of and got lots of attention from Patricia. Patricia followed all of our instructions to the letter. She was at our house all of the time. She took care of all of the dogs' medicine needs exactly as asked. You could not find a more responsive house/pet sitter than Patricia.

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 does a dog walker do?

We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

  • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
  • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
  • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
  • What are your different walk routes?
  • When will you pick up and drop off?
  • How will we communicate?
  • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
  • What’s your cancellation policy?
  • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
  • How and how often do I pay you?
  • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

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.
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