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Gary Dog Groomers

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  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Beate R.
Verified review

I use Mobile Paws grooming regularly for my 2 cats. One of them is so sweet when she's not being groomed ☺️ However, she was tagged by other groomers as having aggression issues. I do not allow sedation for grooming so I couldn't find a groomer that would service her. Finally I found Michelle and Mobile Paws!! She does an amazing job grooming both of my cats and the convenience of not having to travel to have them groomed works perfect for my schedule and makes the cats less anxious. Her lion cuts are perfect!!! She also gives eat kitty a "report card" (so you're aware of their behavior during grooming) and a goody bag!! Michelle has also groomed my mother's dog and she enjoyed her services as well. I've been using this service since I moved to Crete 2 years ago and will continue to.

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Amanda's Grooming
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Roberta T.
Verified review

She was friendly and did a great job. My dog was very happy.

  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Debra S.
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Denise and crew have been walking my dogs for over fifteen years now. I would never want to have anyone else. Whenever I have had something unforeseen come up, Four Paws has ALWAYS stepped up and helped me. They care about my dogs as if they were their own. Years ago when I first realized I needed dog walking services, I had an unfortunate experience with another company (they simply 'forgot to come'!) so it took some time for me to trust that Four Paws would not 'forget' us. I feel fortunate to have found them, and I am not kidding when I say I don't know what I would do without them.

Anna Joy Grooming
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Christine H.
Verified review

Anna was wonderful! I was so afraid my dog wouldn’t like her and he just adored her. She was fast, friendly and did a wonderful job. She was patient and did good work. She knew what he needed and was mindful of all my dogs issues.

LoneWolf PetStyling
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Blair A.
    Verified review

    Has been grooming my dog for years! No complaint.

    Maria E.
    Verified review

    It is obvious that Alec is an animal lover. Conscientious, kind and respectful of the owners and their pets.

    About

    I provide housecleaning, house-sitting, dog sitting, dog walking and dog grooming services with unlimited time.

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    I take care of dogs for local pet owners. I will walk, play with, and feed your dog while you're at work or out of town.

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    I'll make sure your dog is walked, and I take care of what he/she has to do. Feel free to give me a call anytime.

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    I am a dog lover and a true believer in the value of proper pet diet and exercise. I treat all animals as if they are my own, and I strive to build great relationships with my clients and their pets. I work on mornings, and I will often bring my own pup, George along!

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    Pup Time Fitness is more than being dog walkers. Your pup can be fit and healthy with our customized exercise program, daily dog walking and vacation pet sitting. We even do overnight, in-home sitting.

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    Dog walking services are provided locally. A 30-minute walk costs $10 for one dog. The second dog is free, as long as it will walk well with the first dog. My hours are from 5 A.M. to 7 P.M. I will walk dogs earlier or later for an additional charge. There is no additional fee for holidays. I have my own transportation. I am a nonsmoker.

    • 6 years in business
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    I am a wonderful dog caregiver. My career began in middle school, where I always walked the neighborhood dogs. Since then, I've been dedicated to walking dogs and save people energy and time to do their work.

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    I live in Chicago and do not mind traveling to locations for pet care. I love animals especially dogs and have not yet found a dog that does not like me. I am free to walk or dog sit from 10 in the morning to about four in the afternoon, Monday to Friday.

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    I clean homes, apartments, and offices. I am also available for light errands, party prep and dog walking/pet care.

    • 12 years in business
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    Pamper Your Pet is a professional pet sitting and dog walking service with options ranging from mid-day dog walking to vacation-stay pet sitting in our homes or yours. We strive to give you piece of mind in knowing that your precious pet is loved and cared for in your absence. About Pamper your Pet: Pamper your Pet has been in business since 2005. We are a family-owned and operated company located in Lombard, IL. We service Dupage, Cook and Will county. We love animals and wanted to find a way to spend everyday caring for and nurturing as many animals as we can. This is our perfect alternative to bringing them all home with us! Pamper Your Pet provides the following: * Caring for pets with special needs * Quality time with your pets * Senior Pet Care * Cat and Kitten Care * Large Breed Dogs * New puppy socializing * Daily visits for your pets * AM/PM and mid-day dog walks * Transport to vet and grooming appointments * Overnight and weekend companions in our homes (limited) * In-Home Boarding * Horse Care and Training * Exotic Pets * Small Pets

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    I am a trained dog walker and sitter. Your dog(s) will be spoiled-rotten (like mine). Give me a call. Dogs know a sincere human, they know when we are "dog lovers". I am one of their biggest fans!

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    I will walk and feed lonely pets during daylight hours. I will take in canine guests for limited stays in our home. I am a retired lifelong dog lover and trainer from the southwest suburbs.

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    This is a professional dog walking service. I will also feed the dog and provide playful enrichment for the pet.

    • 6 years in business
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    We take good care of the animals like if their was our own.

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    You should hire me because I'm young, so of course I'm energetic and active. I love pets. My business would be great because I have no problem walking dogs.

    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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