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West Haven Pet Groomers

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  • 3 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rich P.
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Laura provides detailed and accurate and on time pet grooming services - pick up and drop off services are very convenient - the prices are much cheaper than other groomers and the service is faster - highly recommend this fast reliable and accurate pet grooming service with a groomer we can trust 100% --- RP - Wethersfield Ct

Pampered Pals Pet Care
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Dennen M.
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Sarah truly cares about your pet. She has done an excellent job aiding me in walking and training my Old English Bulldog. More importantly, when the fire alarm in my building went off while I was at work, Sarah was nearby and made sure my dog, my best friend, was taken care of. I couldn't ask for any greater service.

  • 23 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Jean F.
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Sassy had a great experience! Lisa did a fantastic job of bathing and grooming. She trimmed alot of underneath hair off, and thinned the neck hair, which was really thick!! I am very pleased with the service, and will definitely make future appointments. Thank you again, Lisa!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda R.
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Our little 14-year old guy has problems with his back legs and because of this we were struggling with where to have him groomed. Then Nancy’s Shaggy to Chic Mobile Dog Grooming came to our rescue. We were able to have our guy groomed in the comfort and security of his own home. And Nancy was so kind and gentle with him. She talked to him throughout, calming his fears and giving him kisses and hugs. She even provided treats which he happily gobbled up! Nancy took her time with him – adjusting to his temperament – and transformed him from the shaggy guy he was to the chic guy he is. She provided the towels, all the equipment and the love. We only needed to provide a place to wash him. If you are looking for a professional groomer who really cares about you and your pet, we highly recommend Nancy’s Shaggy to Chic Mobile Dog Grooming. Couldn’t be happier.

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
  • 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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Severta F.
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I was very pleased with her services, and professionalism. I would recommend Ms. Ellese grooming stations to the people that I know with dogs.

Professional Pet Services
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Allison Pinney
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I would highly recommend Erica for your pet sitting needs. We have two cats that we wanted someone to care for while we were on vacation. I frequently see her walking our neighbor's well-trained dogs and she was recommended by them. We were very impressed with her initial visit as she took detailed notes on the care and preferences of our pets. She was very thorough in getting to know what they needed while we were away. We thought it was great that she took the time to have us show her all of their favorite hiding places so that she could be sure to find them at each visit. We have hired her a few times now and feel at ease while we are away knowing our cats are being so well cared for.

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  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian C.
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We couldn't be happier with Barks N Bubbles! We have five dogs - four small older dogs who needed full grooming and one big pup who needed a nail trim. Cristina was communicative during the scheduling process and and very professional. She listened carefully to the medical issues of each dog, past issues with other groomers and our concerns. It had been a bit since our dogs last grooming and Cristina took the time and care to make them look great. And I mean GREAT. The haircuts are PERFECT. The dogs were happy and bouncing around after their grooming - not the least bit traumatized as they had been after past groomings. We are grateful to have found Barks N Bubbles and plan to make them our regular groomers from here on out!

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.

Best Friends Grooming
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Eva F.
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My handsome guy fresh from his first grooming! Great experience, happy we found them.

pet grooming pro
5.0
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
Nitin P.
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Did a great job! Will call him for more!!

Just Pooches and Meows
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
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I got married out of town this weekend and it was such a relief to know that Gerri was taking care of my cat! Super nice person. Would highly recommend.

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa K.
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Meghann B is awesome! She was able to accommodate my family's particular scheduling needs and had NO PROBLEM (what so ever) handling my 10 lb Papillon's recent total CCL tear. Meghann was patient, gentle and considerate of Noori dog's needs and mine. She gave Noori the neat and short cut I needed (in order to properly prepare him for his upcoming orthopedic surgery and recovery), and made him look his rock star best too! We have already scheduled our next appointment with Meghann (in 8 weeks) and hope that Noori dog will be well on his way to a total return to his happy, Pappy life by then. Thank you Meghann for your TLC in our difficult time...XXOOXX P.S. Noori's lack of tail hair is NONE of Meghann's doing...it is part of the dog attack injury that caused his CCL tear...he had the most beautiful Papillon plume until one month ago today!

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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I have been grooming large and small dogs as if they were my own. I specialize in hand scissoring, and I am very gentle with your babies. For an extra small fee, I can pick up and drop off your pets. Usually, I like to take one animal at a time, so your pet does not get stressed. I have been grooming for 15 years, and I am well trained in all aspects of grooming, including all hair styles for dogs. Grooming time takes anywhere from 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on the condition of your pet's fur. I have a very friendly and loving environment for all animals. Your baby will have their ears cleaned and hair plucked, nails clipped and filed, three baths depending on your pet's fur, and haircut of your choice (depending on the condition of the fur and if it's matted). I am also a reiki holistic healer, which helps animals in pain and possibly heal their source of pain. I look forward to beautifying your baby!

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I provide an in-home daycare service such as feeding, dog walks, meds, etc. I will check in on your pet(s) once or twice a day and keep notes on your pet's routine.

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I like to set up a schedule that is consistent yet practical for your dog and around the owners' schedule. My fees are affordable, and I am committed to delivering quality service.

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Always try to do my best and be flexible for all you needs.

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I'll take care of your pets like they're my own! I'll play with them as well as give them exercise, affection and more.

  • 5 years in business
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I work on dog walking, pet sitting, dog training, overnight visits, and cat sitting. I am also a dog and cat walker and trainer.

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For over 2 decades, Roaring Brook Kennels has provided a loving respite for thousands of pets throughout the Farmington Valley. Roaring Brook Kennels operates under the direction of Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital, so the entire staff is directly supervised by veterinarians and technicians. Roaring Brook is more than simply a boarding facility; we're your pet's home away from home. We warmly encourage you to tour our facility and analyze our services. We're confident you'll feel the same peace of mind so many of our friends and neighbors have experienced for years.

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.

Do cats have to get groomed?

It’s not crazy to have your cat groomed. Grooming will keep your cat’s fur soft and silky as well as give you early warning about any health concerns. Regular grooming can also help reduce the volume of hair your cat may be shedding and keep your longhair kitty cool if you live in a warm climate. Professionals competently groom your cat and are trained to manage them if they resist being groomed, while you may get scratched doing the same task. The national average price for cat grooming is $50-$70. Pet grooming prices may vary based on the task. For example, a bath and brush for shorthair cats may be $15, $20 for medium-hair cats, and $25 for a longhair. Cat groomers can also keep your cat’s ears cleaned, trim their nails, and provide haircuts if needed. Average prices for haircuts can vary from $30 to $95 or more, depending on whether the cat is shy or aggressive and whether their coat is in good condition, matted, or otherwise difficult to groom.

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.

Where can you get your cat groomed?

Cat grooming keeps your cat’s fur tangle-free and clean. Most businesses that offer dog grooming or general pet grooming also offer cat grooming; some businesses even specialize solely in cat grooming. Look for a professional who has training grooming cats or belongs to a professional association such as the National Cat Groomers Institute, because cat grooming techniques can be different than for dogs. Cat grooming can encompass a wide range of services. In addition to haircutting, hair detangling and hairstyling, cat groomers can trim cat nails, clean out your cat’s ears, give flea baths, demat, trim facial fur, bathe and even blow-dry your cat. Health safety and etiquette requires your cat to be in good health and have all their vaccinations before using grooming services.

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