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Hartford Dog Groomers

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  • 26 years in business
  • 356 hires on Thumbtack
Marylin G.
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It was such a pleasure to be able to book an appt within a few days of my request for quote for a grooming for our dog, a miniature schnauzer. Cathy responded very quickly and was flexible with working within our available time frames. She did a wonderful job with our dog, even when he was very whiny/overzealous during the nail clipping time. She had her own equipment which was very professional and she was very gracious and gentle with our dog. We will definitely request her services again and again. Thank you very much Cathy!!!!!!!

  • 23 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie S.
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Meghan--Thank you so much for all of the pet sitting and training. Georgie is a new dog, and we are better pet parents! You are fantastic, and we are so grateful. We look forward to having you back soon.

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Kims Pet Care Service
from 12 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pia B.
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Kim was wonderful, she took great care of my dog-ter and treated her like the diva she is.

Professional Pet Services
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alex DeUruguay
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Erica is a life long dedicated dog trainer. She takes pride in making your dog learn new commands and teaching it to behave properly as if it was her own. She's an accredited trainer with many years of animal field experience. Her Business is an official LLC. A true professional, I highly recommend her.

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  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Bernadette B.
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Maria was on time, pleasant and polite. My dog is 13 yrs.old. She is blind and almost completely deaf. Maria treated my dog gently and was sensitive to her issues. I asked her to use the shampoo my Vet. recommended and Maria complied. I will use her services again in the future.

The Mobile Pet Spa LLC
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley H.
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Kim Thomas, owner and groomer of the Mobile Pet Spa, does an outstanding job on my two Persians. I would highly recommend her to any one who is interested in having their cat professionally groomed. I also enjoy the convenience of a mobile service, and my cats like not having to ride in the car to get groomer. The van is state-of-the-art iand provides a relaxing, safe environment and wonderful spa experience. I like the fact that Kim is a nationally certified feline groomer. I would highly recommend Kim to anyone interested in having their cat groomed.

Dog Friends Grooming
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon T.
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Mary did an incredible job with our dog Bella who lost the use of her hind legs and is also incontinent. For the first time Bella didn't appear shaky or afraid. Mary was professional, loving, calm and comforting handling her. I could see Bella really enjoyed her bath and loved Mary! She had a gift with pets that was obvious and I would highly recommend her!

Mayank K.
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Hi , Cindy is one of the most helpful persons I have ever met, the experience was amazing and I can recommend Cindy to anyone without any doubt. Mayank Kaushik Plainsboro, NJ


I have a love for dogs and walking. I am available from Monday through Friday. I am reliable and trustworthy, and I'm available immediately.


We provide boarding services for dogs, cats and small animals. The dogs have private indoor and outdoor runs and the small animals’ board in the office where it is quieter. We also groom dogs, including clips, baths, dips, nails, skunk odor baths, and teeth brushing.


I will walk your dogs on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. I love dogs and have one of my own that is a rescue dog. I will treat your dog with gentleness and love it as if it were my own.


I am a teen, and I am looking for a part-time job. I am very mature for my age, and I am capable of taking care of animals. I have many of my own. I would prefer dog walking. I live in Florence, and I can get rides to your house or ride my bike.


I provide dog walking and dog sitting services for anyone near my area. I am adequately prepared to care for your dog(s), and I am very responsible.


I live in Norwich, CT, and I graduated from animal behavior college spring of 2014. I work as an animal control officer, and I also train dogs. I have basic obedience classes and will travel to your home for private lessons for tougher problems.

  • 33 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Personalized experienced & certified grooming since1985 beautiful haircuts based on each specific breed standard quality non-toxic shampoos are used based on skin and coat conditions zero stress grooming one pet at a time from start to finish usually about and hour and a half for most breeds serving East Longmeadow / Somers area Please call for more information Lorina Lussier 860-394-7333 References upon request


We love dogs and all animals. We want to train dogs. If you want to hire someone who can train your dogs, hire me because I am the best!


I can watch your pets and also take care of them as long as you need and can take pets for a walk. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more details.


I like dogs I have a 10 month old puppy and I socialize that very well


I'm a huge animal lover with two dogs who can provide the best pet care possible. It would be my absolute pleasure to give your pets attention and care while you are absent.


I walk your dog, and your dog walks me! We walk each other! I love dogs and walking! What more can I say? Good walking!


I come to your house to groom your dog in the comfort and security of your home. Following certain guidelines, customers are allowed to watch their dogs being groomed. I have been grooming dogs for 25 years. I grew up in dog shows, with my mother breeding miniature schnauzers before I was born. At 19, I embarked on my own show career, learning from some of the top handlers in the country. I breed and show Pembroke Welsh corgis and Australian shepherds. Dog grooming is merely an extension of my love of dogs and the sport of dog shows.

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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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