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  • 26 years in business
  • 324 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn V.
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My dog Addie behaved incredibly well for Cathy, I was extremely impressed! She gave her a good cut and Cathy coming to my home was a godsend! I well definitely be calling Cathy again

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  • 3 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
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Joseph S.
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As a business owner as well, we could not be more pleased with Laura's Professionalism, Expertise and Friendliness! If we could give Laura a 10 Star Review we would! This was our first time working with Laura. Our dog is 12 years old and is loosing his sight. In December of last year, we called our regular groomer that Cooper has been going to since he was 10 weeks old, but she was on Maternity Leave and was unable to groom him. Although he was very, very much overgrown and overdue for a grooming we decided to wait until our groomer returned from maternity leave and then decided that we should probably look for a new groomer that could come to our home due to Cooper's age and blindness. We found Laura though Thumbtack and she was the only one that contacted us right away. We live in Middletown and she lives in Coventry. We assumed that she would not be able to come all the way to Middletown, but to our surprise she already has many clients in Middletown and happily agreed to come. Within a couple of days we had our appointment set, and this is during Memorial Day Weekend. Laura arrived at our home at 10:15 a.m. with all her necessary equipment and finished grooming Cooper at 2:15 p.m. She was extremely thorough and gentle with Cooper; talking to him the entire time and taking her time with him. She even checked out his ears and low and behold Cooper had an infection going on in his right ear that we were not aware of. She took pictures of his ear and explained to us how we can clean out his ear better. She was Extremely informative! There was not one mark or bump on him that she noticed that she did not point out to us. She is hands down the BEST groomer we have ever had. Cooper has been with us since he was 8 weeks old and he is only and inside dog and very attached to us, so we could not be happier that we found Laura. You can tell that Laura not only does this for a job, but has a great passion for what she does. We really feel like we hit the Jack Pot!!! Thank you Laura for taking such great care in grooming Cooper and we are already looking forward to our next appointment and I'm sure Cooper is too!!!!

  • 23 years in business
  • 55 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
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  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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She is a true animal lover. My dog loved her. I am leaving my dog with her over Thanksgiving and know she will be totally cared for and probably spoiled a little!

  • 56 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gemini F.
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I was tired of my dog Nancy' behavior. I know she had all those behaviour problem because we all family members have been pampering her since we had her. We love her a lot but there is always a limit how long you can bear someone. She was totally out of control and we were warned to vacant the apartment because of her unnecessary barking, scratching and impulsiveness. We were totally hopeless when we contacted Nikhil and told him our problems. Nikhil hear us very patiantly and said dont worry. I will help Nancy to be a good pet. Honestly, I am surprised how someone can change a dog's behavior in just fifteen days just by instructing it some commands and actions. He made our life easy. We highly recommend nikhil for dog training.

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  • 15 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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Allison C.
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We have used Lisa many of occasions and she has always gone above and beyond when watching our pups and taking care of my home when we go away. It is very hard to find someone that is trustworthy, dependable and responsible. Lisa definently has all of these qualities and more! We will be using her for all of our future dog sitting and house sitting needs. Thanks again Lisa, A.C.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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I was thoroughly impressed with In the Neighborhood. They kept me in the loop on a daily basis with pictures and videos. They took care of Rico like he was their own and even taught him a new trick! I will100% would use this company again.

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I am a caring pet owner of cats. Though I like dogs and most other types of pets except snakes and spiders. I posted a current pic, though I plan to put in a better one of myself alone as soon as possible. I like most animals: cats, dogs, birds, and small pets. I also like horses, and I'm an experienced horseback rider. I only know the basics of horse care. I have cared for horses at a horse camp, but I'm not an experienced horse caretaker. I have a cousin who owns an equestrian center. I hope to gain experience as I plan to visit and may inquire about working there also. I also like photography, computer games, swimming and more. I like the outdoors; therefore, I like to take walks. So I would be happy to care for and walk your dog or dogs. If there's more than one, I would like a higher wage. I'm looking for $15.00 an hour for now. I may consider lower depending on the services needed. I have helped save animals who were in need of help. I can inform you about that at a later time if interested. I have a pretty flexible schedule. So I may be able to work on certain days and in the afternoon and evening. I'm in the Wethersfield area and prefer the jobs I take on to be local, not further than one town away. I'm a responsible adult over 30. Please e-mail me if you can't reach me by phone. Thank you. -- Diana

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I don't have a business. I am just looking for an after-school job near my house to get my career started. Thank you so much.

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I will do any job you offer me. I don't care. I am new, and I'll use my job for taking care of myself, and I could save some money to send home.

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The magic of seeing a well-trained stock dog casting his or her spell to mesmerize and control stock, reacting instantly to simple whistles and body language, calmness and confidence combined with incredible athleticism and intelligence, abile to react without instruction yet happy to take them - this is Marionvale Working Dogs. Simon Leaning adds to that magic a magic of his own. From raw begginers to advanced trial dogs, Marionvale is the place to get the help and advice you need to train your dog. All breeds are catered for, clinics and specialist training days are by request. We travel interstate or international.

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I am available for: - Dog sitting - Dog walking - Feeding - Training - Socializing (bringing them to the dog park) I can help you achieve your needs to make sure your dog is getting only the best!

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Do you need help around the house? My services include walking dogs, babysitting, cleaning, and anything a woman can do; I'll do it for you!

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I walk your best friend while you're at work or tied up with life's busy schedule. I love dogs and have been a dog owner for 40 years.

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I care for dogs when clients are away. I feed them, play with them and walk them. I also have two of my own.

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We offer a complete family dog program as well as agility, competition obedience, rally, nosework, barn hunt, flyball and therapy dog classes. We also offer private training and behavior consults.

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Landscaping and dog walking services are available. We do landscaping, and my son does dog walking all over Central Connecticut!

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I am a certified veterinary assistant who is starting a pet care service. I offer all types of services and have references available upon request.

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I have been around dogs my whole life as of right now I have five of my own three little ones that have been with me for 16 and fifteen years I have the mother and I had to help her deliver her babies which two of whom I kept. and then two that I adopted from a rescue they are my world.each and every one.

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I am an animal lover, particularly dogs.I treat every animal with love and care. I love to go running with them. I believe exercise is a must to keep them healthy and active. I am very responsible when I have animals under my care. I am single and have no kids, therefore i give every dog full attention while under my care. I make sure every dog is a happy dog.

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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