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Hartford Dog Washers

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  • 26 years in business
  • 363 hires on Thumbtack
Julie G.
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I am giving 5 stars because she did a very amazing job with my dog, she was rescued and needed to get GROOMED ASAP! She was really matted, she had about 4 inches of thick fur coat. Cathy had the patience and did a lovely job. I definitely will keep using her for my dogs grooming. She dematted my dog and now she’s running around happy. Thank You! I appreciate the fact you came in less than a 24hr notice. Reasonable price as well.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
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Jenny C.
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Laura did amazing!!! My Oreo was looking terrible i am new in the area i couldn't find any professional that wouldn't charge me less than $90.00 and up for a small dog. My oreo came to live again. She came to our house gave him an amazing bath, took her time, was patient with my senior dog he is 16 years old. He is also very nervous, gets anxious Mrs. Laura is the perfect groomer for our furry babies!!If you are tire of taking your dogs to the fast pace groomer, super expensive... want quality service, love, special attention for your furry babies Mrs. Laura is the way to go. Thank you Laura see you soon.

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Kims Pet Care Service
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  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

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from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
John M Wilkinson
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Today I had the pleasure of experiencing a private training session with Erica in support of helping me with my rescued female Pitt-terrier named Daisy. From the moment I parked my truck Erica was already checking out my leash, collar and dogs condition like the true professional she is. As the weather was excellent and the training location was in a shady back yard conditions for training were perfect. As we walked to the yard I noticed that she kept her eye on my dog while discussing with me the agenda and goals for the training session. I carried a dog crate and a tether leash so that I could show her my dog's behavior. Of course my dog took to her instantly and there is something powerful going on for my dog to take to someone so fast. Erica took the time to relay to me that my dog was in good condition and that from a general health and nutrition perspective I was doing my job (what a relief). We set up the crate and Erica immediately set about demonstrating and explaining how to properly introduce a dog to the security of a crate. At the risk of writing a novel about my 45 minute private session . . . I want to convey simply this . . . I learned more from Erica in 45 minutes than I was able to do with days of Internet searching. I learned practical tools as well as dog psychology . . . Negatives? yes there is only one and it is minor but you should be aware . . . Erica has a voice that carries . . . if she was not such an excellent dog whisper she could sing in any opera and blow the doors off. I don't know how such a booming voice can come out of such a petite body but I think if I were a dog I would stop what mischief I was up too instantly upon hearing her assertive and thundering voice. I will definitely be scheduling more sessions with her and you should as well if you really want the very best value for your money.

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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.

  • 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.


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.


Do you need someone to walk your dog, bath or take care while you are away on a vacation, work, etc.? Then, I will work with you to help in any way by coming out to you for your dog.


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 have two dogs that are very important to me. All dogs need to be free to play and get some exercise. I am willing and able to accommodate this service.


I have graduated from college and need a supplemental income. I have 3 dogs and love animals. I would be happy to take care of your pet.


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 would love to start my own business walking dogs. I love animals, especially my own! I'd really appreciate it if someone would give me a chance! Thank you.


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 love all dogs. I was raised with all different types of dogs. I love them all, big and small. My parents were into breeding dogs when I was growing up, and the love of the animal was passed on to me. I love all animals but dog's the best. I'm not allowed to have a dog where I live, so I'd love to spend time with yours.


I train dogs mostly, the regular sit, stay, paw, lay, etc. Im very good at what I do. I am just starting out and am trying to make this a big thing, so support Pet Trainer Pro!


I am a friendly dog sitter and walker, and I will also provide training if interested. I love God, and I'm very trustworthy with your loved one.


I've had animals all my life. I enjoy caring for and being with your pets. My customers have peace of mind, knowing that their pets are in good hands and being well cared for. I treat your pets as if they were my own.


I don't really have a business, but I would like to have one, but I do have experience in walking big and small dogs.

  • 4 years in business

Because i take every precaution necessary to ensure that the job i am doing is correct and professional.


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.

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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