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Joliet Pet Care Professionals

Browse these pet care services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Joliet.

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Cindys Pampered Pooch
4.9
from 103 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rhonda W.
Verified review

My family & our dog are all very pleased with Cindy's Pampered Pooch. Cindy took great care of our dog & she groomed him exactly as we asked. I will recommend Cindy's Pampered Pooch to family & friends! 😃

Bubbles and Bows Grooming
4.7
from 79 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
Hanna P.
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Beth was a joy to work with! She took such s good care of our duper shy kitty that we were throughly impressed. I would recommend her to anybody needing pet care. We will definitely ask her to come again . Thank you Beth!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paula H.
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The McClelland's do a wonderful job with all the pets they care for. Pete greatly enjoys the times he gets to walk with them and is always happy when I get home.

  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
August L.
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My usually nervous pup took to Lainey from their first meeting. I have no reservations about leaving my pet in her care.

  • 12 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Julie R.
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Jackie takes very loving care of our puppy. We feel she is in good hands!

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Muttsley's Pet Services
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynn B.
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It was all good. They took great care of my pets!

Pets N Me
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Very dependable pet sitter!

Steph's Pet Care
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Christina P.
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Excellent dog walker! So glad I found Stephs Pet care! So convient with my hetic schedule. And so great for last min get aways as a care giver! So worth every dollar I spent! Will be reccomending Stephs Pet care everytime someone asks for a walker or care taker! (:

Pawfect Dog Training
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra B.
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I have worked with two previous trainers including a local facility and was less than impressed. I found out about Pawfect through researching local trainers on Thumbtack and was impressed with the information on the Pawfect website. The knowledge Matthew had about my Labrador and the care he took during the training was incredible! I will forever be grateful to Pawfect for helping me and my dog. I would like to recommend Pawfect to everyone with a dog, no matter how big or small their concern for training or behavior improvement. Thank you so much Pawfect!

Fresh Wagg Grooming
4.4
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Celeste B.
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She was great made me and my pets feel very comfortable

Kathy Kares
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Tara S.
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I've known Kathy for a while now, and will only use her to take care of my dog while I'm away. She is always willing to come to my house and take care of my dog, allowing me the benefit of keeping my dog in her comfortable, safe environment she is use to. Kathy's compassion for animals, and strong instincts for what their needs are, is refreshing. I would highly recommend her to friends and family.

Monica's Superior K-9's
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Trisha A.
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Monica was absolutely wonderful. My dad's dog was very bad, tried to bite her in the face. She remained upbeat and continuued to care for him. I highly recommend her to anyone.

Paws Up! Chicago
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Yuki S.
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Jocelyn was very caring and our dog loved having her. The fee is very competitive and I will definitely book/recommend her.

Angel's Pet Spaw Inc.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Sara K.
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Everything was awesome! Angel and Bruce took great care of my cats and dogs, and were gentle and thorough with each animal. Angel listened to our concerns and took her time to make each pet comfortable.

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Amanda's Grooming
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bradley T.
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It was well qualified. She knew how to take care of my pet and the price and time was well within budget. I will go there again.

Kisses & Snugs Pet Care
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Tom G.
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We have a 4-yr old Puggle and a Doberman puppy, and we were worried about leaving the puppy when he was still so young -- but working with Pam has been an overwhelmingly positive experience. She takes such good care of the dogs, as well as everything else that goes along with that, plus keeps the house in order. We've also had my daughter's dogs with ours (4 dogs at once) on a trip, and Pam handled that just as well. We love how she sends us pictures and keeps us completely updated -- it's just great piece of mind knowing that everything will be taken care of. Pam comes highly recommended from our family.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Gordon W.
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While we were out of town for 6 days, Jenny took wonderful care of our 16 year old cat. He had never been alone for so long. She texted us pictures of our cat ( Billy )every day. She also sent us update daily which made us feel so much better. She also retrieved our mail and newspapers. He took an immediate liking to her and wanted to sit on her lap every day. Jenny truly loves animals and it shows by the great care that she gave him. I would highly recommend Jenny for your pet sitting needs. We are so glad we found her !!!! (And so is Bill) !!!

  • 22 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michael J.
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Monica trained my two Shiba Inu that would never walk on a leed. Now I have two well behaved dogs. She knows how to make the dogs feel comfortable around other dogs and people .

Furry Godmother
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy C.
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Judy took excellent care of our animals while we were on vacation. She looked in on them 3 times a day which was what we had agreed upon. Judy che ked on them once each morning, once in the afternoon and once in the evening which was also when they were fed. The animals included our two dogs, our son's two chinchillas and our box turtle. We were iimpressed with the fact that she tried fixing the water bottle for one of the chins. When that didn't completely succeed, she went and purchased a new one. Judy definitely took care of the needs of all our animals. We came home to a clean house and happy animals. We have already made arrangements with her to come back again in October. In short, Judy's service was outstanding.

Claudia's Dog Walking
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Susan H.
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I am very pleased with the care that Claudia has given my dog. I would highly recommend her to care for your pet.

Jenni Moreno
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Mari M.
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    Jenni is great with all furry four legged pets! She's sat for my two furry-felines; Tiger & Foxy and they love her! She's a pet lover and will treat your pets with respect. She plays with Tiger & Foxy all the time- they can't get enough when she brushes their coat and gives them treats! Jenni is a gem in this field!!

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What does a dog walker do?

    We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

    • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
    • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
    • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
    • What are your different walk routes?
    • When will you pick up and drop off?
    • How will we communicate?
    • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
    • What’s your cancellation policy?
    • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
    • How and how often do I pay you?
    • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

    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
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