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New Britain Dog Groomers

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  • 3 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
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Krystyna J.
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I like that she is coming to my home to do the grooming for my dog.

  • 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.

Canine Company
4.6
from 15 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon F.
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My dog is old and he was way, way past due for a grooming. Alyssa did a very nice job and was very patient...she took her time and my dog. Survived the whole experience in great shape...and he looks good

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Kims Pet Care Service
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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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
4.6
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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  • 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.

The Mobile Pet Spa LLC
5.0
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.

A Groom with a View
5.0
from 1 review
    John S.
    Verified review

    Gina does the great job on my dog ! her work is the best that my Dog has gotten by far,she will not rush threw the job ,she will make sure that your dog is well groomed !

    Orange Mercury Media
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 11 years in business
    John L.
    Verified review

    Bernard took excellent care of my dog Jerry on several occasions. He took her to the dog park for several minutes of exercise daily. He also made sure she was well fed and watered. Jerry enjoyed being around Bernard, and would greet him with tail wagging!

    Abby's Pet Service
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Rebecca A.
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      Abby is a responsible pet owner who is familiar with caring for both cats and dogs. I would recommend.

      Club Canine
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 13 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Anthony R.
      Verified review

      I have used Club Canine many times for dog walking and boarding. The people, Steve and Andrea are great, real animal lovers who are reliable and responsible and caring individuals. I have 2 dogs and work crazy hours. They have gone above and beyond for me when I need them. I won't use anyone else.

      About

      We are a home-raised breeder of Samoyeds who love to walk and care for local dogs during the day. We understand the love you have for your dog and realize that the modern day demands of work and kids often take you away from them more than you would like. We are here to help with timely and reliable dog walking and grooming services.

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      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.

      About

      I have owned dogs all my life. I currently own two Australian Shepherds, an 8-year-old Quiggley and a 6-year-old Smudge. I can provide twice-daily walk and play service with basic obedience. Lastly, I can provide care for your dog if you need to be away for short periods of time.

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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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      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!

      About

      They will be well fed and also taken care of. They will be ready to go home after we have taken care of your dogs.

      About

      A dog walker's responsibilities include the following: * Pick up and drop off dogs from their homes * Ensure security of their homes when picking up and dropping off * Understand special requests and conditions for each dog * Walk dogs outdoors in all weather conditions (anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours at a time) * Transport dogs safely to and from their homes in a company van or your own * Give each dog love and attention * Ensure that each dog is getting exercise and potty breaks * Ensure safety of the dogs you are walking and those (humans and dogs) around them * Remove pet waste * Maintain leadership of the pack of dogs (if walking multiple dogs at a time) * Take photos of the dogs (so human clients can see how they are doing) * Replenish water, wipe paws and give treats * Communicate with clients and schedule appointments (may conduct consultations for new clients) * Conduct initial consultation with new clients and fill out client information sheets * Update clients with email including photos and videos of their dogs * Answer inquiries related to your service -- clients' dogs * Record which dog(s) you walked, how long the walks were, and anything abnormal that you noticed during the walk * Manage your own schedule via phone, email and text message * Keep track of your time and submit to the employer

      About

      I'm here to help out people who don't want to leave their dog at a kennel. They can have their dog in his/her own environment. I provide excellent dog care to each dog, either dog walking, dog sitting or general grooming.

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      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.

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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!

      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.

      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

      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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