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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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roberta T.
Verified review

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

Kim's Pet Grooming
4.4
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah A.
Verified review

Grooming - "stripping" - Kim was friendly and knowledgeable about the type of grooming I was looking for my terrier. She explained the processes to me as this was my first time. She did a great job removing the nappies from my dog, and the home baked dog treats were a nice surprise! I will use her services again.

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 3 reviews
    Blair A.
    Verified review

    Has been grooming my dog for years! No complaint.

    Park Pet Shop
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 60 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Tammy F.
    Verified review

    Excellent grooming. The owner and the groomer were very professional and kind. Haircut and nails look great and dog is happy. They added a bandanna around the neck loosely to give her some extra style. They have great availability and the best prices around. For dog grooming Park Pet Shop is a great place. Easy and free street parking, a lot of spots to park.

    North Shore Paws
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Catherine C.
    Verified review

    I used the owner of North Shore Dogs for a couple years before I moved down to the city and I can honestly say from experience that I have never felt more comfortable or confident in a dog walker than I do in NSD. She was always there when needed in a pinch and consistent about when and how long she took my dog out. In addition to the daily walks I also felt very comfortable leaving my home and my animals (cats and dogs) in here care for extended periods of time. I recommend NSD for all of your pet needs! Now I just wish she would extend her services downtown ;)

    Carlos neria
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Alison S.
    Verified review

    Carlos walks my dog Samson every weekday. He's proven to be very reliable and he makes it clear that he cares about Samson. Carlos keeps me informed about anything I need to know about Samson that happens on his walks, too.

    Lindsey's Dog Walking
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Amy W.
    Verified review

    Lindsey has become my regular dog walker and I plan to use her for overnights as well. She is always sweet, professional and just loves my dogs. And, they adore her! I highly recommend Lindsey.

    K9 University
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 26 years in business
    Ashley J.
    Verified review

    I recently had my dog trained by William at K9 University. He was very professional and was aware of all of my concerns I had for my dog. He was careful to explain the process as to why he was doing what he was doing and that was extremely appreciated so I can carry on the training on my own at home! I will definitely return to continue to further his training with Will!

    About

    I have dog sat for a few clients in their homes. I am an animal lover. I have 2 cats and 1 dog, myself. I have been a volunteer for the West Suburban Humane Society when it was located in Lombard. I have also given my own dog allergy shots and flushed my cats' kidneys with water. I am a very responsible person who you can rely on. Your pet is in excellent hands with me and I will love them like my own..

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    I am a happy and outgoing person. I have three dogs of my own who I love! I love being with dogs and being outside!

    About

    Patience and compassion along with creativity are key to a great groomer💙

    About

    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.

    About

    I am a long-time dog owner and lover. I look to supplement my income with part-time dog walking jobs. I works well with dogs and humans alike!

    • 20 years in business
    About

    I have been training dogs for about 16 years, and I'm very good at it. I do obedience and attack, and I also help dogs with trust issues.

    About

    Hello, I am a basic obedience trainer. I help socialize and train all breeds of dogs. I believe in positive reinforcement.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    We take good care of the animals like if their was our own.

    About

    As an experienced dog walker, I can manage several dogs or pay attention to just one. I'm a pet lover, an owner, and a walker by profession!

    About

    I walk the dogs as many times needed. I work with anything. I have to feed them if needed or shower them, and I play with them.

    About

    I can walk dogs of many different breeds. I have many pets of my own. I will take very good care of my customers' pets.

    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?

    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 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.

    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

    How much do you tip the dog groomer?

    Do you have a dog that you get groomed regularly? If you do, you’ve probably wondered how much — or even if — you’re supposed to tip your dog groomer. Treat your dog groomer as you would your own hair stylist. A 15 percent to 20 percent tip is an appropriate amount to show your appreciation for a dog grooming job well done. If your dog didn’t get clean or their nails didn’t get properly clipped, then you certainly don’t have to tip. But if you’re satisfied with the service, consider the tip part of the standard dog grooming price, and just plan it into your dog care budget so you’ll have a happy groomer and a well-groomed dog. Here are a few examples of when you should tip extra:

    • Your dog bit the groomer! Not good. A big tip will help.
    • Your pooch barked like a wild beast or wrestled the groomer the entire time.
    • Your dog’s hair was extra gross and dirty — think dog poo or major mud matted in their hindquarters.
    • Your senior or disabled dog can’t stand on their own and needs extra care and support.
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