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Gary Dog Washers

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  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Juliet D.
Verified review

Michelle did a wonderful job on my golden retriever. She worked magic on her. She looked like a completely different dog. She is the groomer I have ever used .

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Amanda's Grooming
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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She did a great job and got us in on short notice. Our dog acted like she was treated well. I was concerned when we arrived because of the condition of the outside of the house. But, all turned out well.

Paws on Sherwood
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Carla K.
Verified review

Paws on Sherwood is the best , I used to take my dog too pets supplies plus, and my dog would shake and not want too go in the groomer section, Chelsea is the best, you can tell she really loves animals

  • 41 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
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Wild Paws is a wonderful service, providing training, boarding, and daycare and Joanne (Jo) is clearly a special trainer. Jo has been our sheltie-cockapoo-pumi mix trainer for several months and the two of them hit it off from the very beginning. Indeed, I have witnessed this for every dog I have seen interact with her. The emphasis of the training program is always on the well-being of the dog: protecting the dog from running away or eating something dangerous; keeping the dog mentally stimulated, and fostering a healthy relationship between the owners and the dog, especially for families with young children. The daycare is heavily supervised and highly secured. If you are not known, you are not getting in, and you are definitely not removing a dog. However, if you are known, you are welcomed with open arms. The facility is always clean and new dogs are added carefully to the existing mix to ensure that play is always satisfying (and exhausting!) for the dogs. Pictures of the dogs are shared every day. Dietary restrictions are enforced strictly. Treats are plentiful and varied. Puppies tend to leave learning new tricks. I have also used the boarding service. Pictures of the dogs playing are also shared every day. Boarded dogs spend significant portions of the day outside of their cage, unless they are stressed. The service emphasizes the well-being and happiness of the dog as well. There is a human being with the dogs 24/7. If you have a sensitivity to smoke scent, you will want to wash your dog afterward, but this is at most a minor inconvenience. Knowing that the dogs are safe, stimulated, and learning is what matters.

  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Debra S.
Verified review

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
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
from 2 reviews
    Blair A.
    Verified review

    Has been grooming my dog for years! No complaint.

    Pooches Club Incorporated
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Glenn F.
    Verified review

    Laura is magnificent with animals. She treated our dog like she was her own. The care and love Laura provides is 2nd to none. When we're out of town we never have to worry. She always takes her time with the walks and always makes sure our home is locked and secure when she leaves....A+

    Maria E.
    Verified review

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

    Heather's dog walking
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    Bethany W.
    Verified review

    Heather does a great job. She loves my dog like her own and makes sure that she goes out on schedule. She's very trustworthy and reliable.

    • 6 years in business

    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.


    I offer daily walks, daily feeding, oral medications only, clean kitty litter box and or poop pick up. I have been a pet owner most my life and have a great respect and love for animals. I'm responsible and punctual, as well, I have references upon request. Please see pictures above of my four happy min pins.


    I will pick up your dog, and we will go for walks. If there is a dog park which is not too far, we can go there too. I would love to have your dog socialize with other dogs, and people too, and let your dog do doggie things. If you have a toy for your dog, that would be great. Otherwise, I will bring my own frisbee, or other things which are suitable. I love to shower dogs as I was once a dog owner too!


    I do love taking good care of dogs, like walking with the dogs around the area, bathing them and throwing their waste. I charge $12 an hour for a dog walk. Kindly call me, or PM me so that I can reply. Thanks.


    I provide one-on-one training for six weeks. I work with you until you feel happy with the results. Follow-ups are free.


    I love animals. They deserve to be taken care of, fed, groomed, taken outside for walks, and be played with. Just show them affection always.

    • 4 years in business

    I personally own three very friendly dogs: two lab/pit mixes (four and nine years old) and a Yorkie/shih tzu (three years old). I am willing to travel up to 10 miles from my home for dog walking services, or I can host day or overnight dog sitting/weekend boarding at my home. For overnight/weekend sitting, please provide your own food supply and feeding dishes. I live near Roosevelt & Western, so I am fairly centrally located and not far from downtown. Contact me for arrangements.


    My work stands out from others because I am doing something I love, walking and playing with animals!


    We have been providing family-friendly pet dog training for puppies and dogs for over 20 years. Our methods utilize positive reinforcement and build a relationship between you and your dog. We also offer continuing classes, private sessions, behavior consultations, agility, scent work, rally and more.

    • 12 years in business

    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


    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.

    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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