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  • 1 year in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Sonia B.
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What an absolutely, wonderful and pleasant dog grooming experience, for me and for my dog! Sara can come to your home to bathe and trim. I think this was great for so many reasons. My dog has anxiety and I think being home, with me in a room next door, kept him calmer. Also, Sara asked me how I'd like the cut before she began but was also able to get my feedback along the way. So, she was able to trim him exactly as I pictured, which is not what happens when you use a dropoff and pickup grooming place. I highly recommend her and will only be using her in the future!! She's also super-duper nice and so fun to chat with! She is also more affordable than a mobile groomer.

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Posh Pet Grooming Salon
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike H.
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I was very happy with Posh Pet Grooming Salon. My dog was picked up promptly and given a lovely, much-needed haircut. She was also bathed, had her nails trimmed and many other services performed. I will certainly be calling Posh Pet for all of my dog grooming needs.

  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Candice P.
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Stacy replied right away and we were able to set up a time to have our dog groomed that week. We had concerns because our dog is a senior (13.5 years old) and he was becoming uncooperative with his previous groomer. We tried taking him to another place but received a call to come get him after about 20 minutes. We thought we were doomed to never be able to have him professionally groomed again until we found Dang Dirty Dog Mobile Pet Spa. Stacy explained to us things about senility that might be effecting our dog that we never thought about. He was groomed yesterday and Stacy did wonderful with him. He was actually his happy old self when he came back in the house! She is obviously patient with dogs who have "issues" and we highly recommend her services. We are thrilled that we found her! C. Powell

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  • 10 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Arlene C.
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Alyssa did a great job bathing and grooming my Havanese,Burt. She was gentle and patient and Burt seemed relaxed with her.

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Gentle Touch By Debbie
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Anne W.
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She was fantastic! Wonderful with the dog, a wealth of knowledge. It was as if we had a Veterinarian groom our dog.

Ruff Recruits
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Michael A.
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We are extremely pleased that we selected Emma. She is a wonderful person and absolutely knows what to do. Our puppy was born to a street dog in Puerto Rico and when we adopted her, she did not have the best habits. Emma has taught us what to do, how to do it and when to do it. Our Sabrina is learning quickly and we employ what Emma has taught us and it never fails. She is flexible with scheduling and is always on time. You cannot do better than hiring Emma! Sabrina sits on command, heels when walking and sits at every street intersection. There is more to be done but thus far, it has been a rewarding and very useful training period.

A Dog's Life
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Grace D.
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Did a great job on my dog and was excellent in handling him. He is a difficult dog to groom but she did great. Would recommend Diane to anyone.

The Dog House
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Donna L.
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I had an excellent experience with Kadee. She went extremely out of her way to satisfy my needs. Very kind and caring. My pup was so handsome when he was done. I would highly recommend her to groom your pet. I have officially made her my new pet groomer.

  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Patti P.
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Tyfanie is absolutely the best!!!!! So why stress your fur baby taking them to a groomer, when you can have the groomer come to you. It’s a win for everyone!!!!

Fuzzy Muzzles
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Grace M.
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Rachel was fantastic. She will be our dog groomer forever.

Rachel's paw spot
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa W.
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Roxy looks beautiful! ...and was stress free , so was I....Rachel was great friendly and sweet to Roxy and did an amazing job this is how I will be getting my dog groomed from now on .I highly recommend!! Thank you :)

Soph N Bean Pet Care
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn C.
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We hired Jacques and his team of pet companions for a 10 day vacation we went on and had him stay at our place.We also use them to do some regular dog daily walks. They are easy to work with and so compassionate about caring for our pets. We will only use them for all our pet care needs going forward

The Grooming Room
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michele K.
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I have a dog aggressive dog and several cats with disabilities that make it hard for them to lie still and in certain positions. I have always been very happy with the grooming performed by Janelle. My animals are well cared for, safe and look great when she's finished. I highly recommend The Grooming Room

About

I will clean the dog poop, and I will wash it up. I play with your pet. Why will I do that? It is because I can make my business better.

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I'm a dog walker. I'll keep an eye on your dog. If you need your shed, garage or basement cleaned out or little odd jobs to be done around the house, I can do them also.

  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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I will walk your dog, take them to the park and play ball, or do whatever they like to get some of their energy out from them, so they would be relaxed for you when they get home to you.

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I will care for your pet in any way I can. I am respectful of your home and your things. Please give me the chance to show you how good I am for your pet. Hopefully I am a good match for your schedule as well. Thank you.

  • 8 years in business
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Well, I walk dogs. I give then baths. I always play with them and I have my own which is a girl. She is very friendly and she's a house dog and she loves to meet and play with new dogs.

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We offer the following: * Dog Walking * Dog Sitting * Dog Birthday Parties * Dog Transportation * Doggy Playdates We are strictly specializing in dogs.

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If you need us, we are always available any day at any time. We have our own transportation. We get the job done.

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We provide pet sitting and dog walking. We are licensed and insured. Please visit our website for a full list of services. We will come to your home to care for your pet as one of our own. There will be no more kennels. Your pet will keep their same routine without the stress of a kennel or worries of kennel cough, fleas, or anything else that they can catch in a kennel environment.

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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