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Vista Dog Groomers

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The Pet Stylist
from 23 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Lidia L.
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Reminded me of my appointment two days before and arrived on time. Friendly and satisfied with my pet's grooming.

  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Mark L.
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Probably the best grooming my dog has ever gotten. Michele was great!

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Glitterati paw spa
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Rocio S.
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Wonderful work grooming my dog, thank you Glitterati paw spa!

The Yeller Pet Services
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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This was the first time I used a professional dog groomer. The groomer did an excellent job. My dog seemed happy, and so was I. I love the groomer. She took excellent care of my Emmy. My Malipoo is major furry. She trimmed her in an excellent manner. She was very punctual and professional.

Dexter's House
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia A.
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I Dropped my dog Daisy off with Michele and was very surprised that she would be done in 2 & 1/2 hours. Everywhere I have ever taken Daisy has taken no less than 4 hours. She was very loving to my dog and did a great job taking care of her needs. Daisy is a clean dog again and I will be using Dexter's House again..Thank you Michele

K9 City Play & Stay inc.
from 4 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Bo P.
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Bo went in pulling on the leash and crazy excited when he saw another dog. One hour later he walked out calmly and was completely unphased by other dogs he saw. I've got to keep it up, but Paul got me and Bo back on track!

  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie H.
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She spent extra time and care with our dog because he's a puppy. She did an excellent job and we will be working with her continuously.

Cassie's Pet Services
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley W.
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Cassie was absolutely helpful when learning more about grooming care for my Akita/Lab. She did a great job helping my dog feel more relaxed as I observed her clipping his nails and then bathing him. Upon returning, Cassie was very friendly and my dog looked great, definitely worth hiring a professional.

All About Fur
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Lloyd F.
Verified review

Kym was wonderful! My dog Truffle hates being groomed, but Kym has a way with animals. Truffle actually gets excited when he hears her van pull up, its relieving because before he would get nervous if we said the words "bath" or "groom". I cant imagine having anyone else groom him other than Kym.

from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
Emily B.
Verified review

They washed groomed and watched my dog while I was busy getting other tasks finished. They were friendly and my dog was happy and adorable.


Experienced, professional groomers care for your pet in a safe and clean grooming vehicle. Our buses are roomy, equipped with a full ramp for large dogs, hudrolic table, warm water, air conditioning, and heating. We use only top-of-the-line products, and a variety of natural shampoos that suits your pets' needs. Our groomers are gentile, patient, and able to communicate well to provide the best style and service for your beloved pet.


I walk dogs and sit them whenever my close friend goes out of town, and she goes out of town a lot. She has a pit bull, so I am pretty good with all dogs. I don't own any.


I dog sit and take care of your dogs at their homes anytime, day or night, for seven days a week, 24 hours day.


I offer complete grooming services in the comfort of their home. I am great for larger dogs that don't travel well or dogs that are uncomfortable being left at the groomer for hours. Whether it's a quick bath, a trim, or a shave down, I provide all quality services offered at a groomer's shop without the overhead. This allows me to pass those savings on to you!

  • 5 years in business

I am really good with dogs of all kinds. I take the time so the dog exercises properly. Dogs need to get out and use their sniffer.


Hello! My name is Linda Villanueva. If you are looking for someone who loves dogs and enjoys walking, bathing and playing along with dogs, then please contact me, and let me do the work for you. Thank you.


We offer breed cuts, puppy cuts, and cat grooming in low-stress environment by skilled groomers. We believe in quality over quantity.


I am a 19-year-old student at Palomar College. I am accustomed to animals, and I would love to entertain your pets when you don't have the opportunity to spend time with them. I will clean up after them, make sure they are fed as well as get them all the exercise they need.


I love dogs. I own two dogs and have been on REARS (Riverside Emergency Animal Rescue System) for seven years. I would enjoy sharing my time with your furry family, walk them and interact with them when you can't. I am free to schedule my playtime with your pets between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM, from Mondays to Fridays. I'll take care of your pets when you can't! My price starts at $15 an hour.

  • 4 years in business

I offer care and affection.I treat the other dogs as if they were my own dog.

  • 6 years in business

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.

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

How much do you tip the dog groomer?

Do you have a dog that you get groomed regularly? If you do, you’ve probably wondered how much — or even if — you’re supposed to tip your dog groomer. Treat your dog groomer as you would your own hair stylist. A 15 percent to 20 percent tip is an appropriate amount to show your appreciation for a dog grooming job well done. If your dog didn’t get clean or their nails didn’t get properly clipped, then you certainly don’t have to tip. But if you’re satisfied with the service, consider the tip part of the standard dog grooming price, and just plan it into your dog care budget so you’ll have a happy groomer and a well-groomed dog. Here are a few examples of when you should tip extra:

  • Your dog bit the groomer! Not good. A big tip will help.
  • Your pooch barked like a wild beast or wrestled the groomer the entire time.
  • Your dog’s hair was extra gross and dirty — think dog poo or major mud matted in their hindquarters.
  • Your senior or disabled dog can’t stand on their own and needs extra care and support.
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