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Lafayette Pet Care Professionals

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Project K9
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Madeleine B.
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Alex at Project K9 has been so helpful in preparing me for my new service dog which should be arriving in a few weeks He seems to genuinely care about dogs and I think he will be awesome for anyone who needs a good trainer

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Zainab N.
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I love Dejavu Grooming and Kennel! Renee the owner had taken such great care of my dog! I love the salon to its decor is gorgeous .such a clean place to .Definitely going back !

Rest Assured Cleans
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dianna D.
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A great mother , a hard worker , goes out of her way to help anyone , kind, honest, and a Lady of GOD, a sweet understanding person to talk with , boundless energy and compassionate care.

Dog care
from 1 review
    Yvonne A.
    Verified review

    I liked the nice lady whom I spoke with.

    Jill of All Trades
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Curtis B.
    Verified review

    Miss Ross was hired to take care of all cleaning needs and inventory for my home and office building. mrs Ross is still with us at this time.Great Job

    Kate H.
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    Linda has been helping me teach IPO (all 3 phases) to my GSD and Belgian Malinois. She knows a million different ways to teach each exercise, so that our sessions can result in learning and fun rather than frustration for the dog or myself. Linda continually offers feedback so that I can improve my communication with the dog and handling skills while training. Additionally, she has helped me with imprinting and behavior work to ensure that I do not create behaviors I do not want or that may become problematic later, which means a happier, more fulfilled dog. Her extensive experience makes Linda an excellent resource for training and behavior who can help with anything from basic potty training to high-level obedience competition.

    Happy pets hotel
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack

    We are a full service boarding grooming and training facility. All training comes with a lifetime guarantee .

    • 26 years in business

    I've worked with all animals. I raise small-breed dogs. I also do shots. I work on worming and puppy care kits and can give them dog food. I provide partial potty training on pads. I am great at grooming. I also have portfolios to show.


    Dependable. My passion for animals.


    Well I help pets make show they eat and walk and stuff I babysit for little babies its like a daycare but not my business is great because its always clean, neat and stuff when people come to the house to do things.


    The Dog Stop features luxury pet boarding and grooming retreat for all our visiting pups and dogs in Lafayette, LA. Call us today for more information!

    • 3 years in business

    Because I have a true love for animals and my profession.


    I love pets. I'm a good-working person, love to help people around the world and will help God and help people.


    My services stand out because I give the works. There really is no add ons to make you pay more . It's one price and you receive , nails done , hair cleaned out of ears and then eats cleaned with solution , glands , bath , coat conditioner , force dry , complete groom , bows or bandana and purfume ♡ .


    I am a single mother who is looking for a money-making opportunity. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more details.


    I will travel to your home and take care of your Pets like they my very own. I do give meds if needed, and your home will be respected to the fullest. I can do light housekeeping if needed, and will make sure your home is secure when I leave. Your pet will definitely be pampered. I love to "Pam Po Nee'" my furry little creatures.


    We will pet sit in your home or mine. We have 45 years of animal experience. We are also a wildlife rehabber and educator and former zookeeper. We will also rotate lights and water plants, if the service is in your home. Service at your home is once or twice daily. My home features a fenced yard and both indoor and outdoor time.


    I am an experienced dog and cat trainer I train, exercise and care for pets in your home or mine. I truly love animals and enjoy taking care of them and helping with behavior problems to make sure your pet has a loving forever home with you.


    I care for your pets and home while you are away. I love animals, and I know how important it is to you to know they are safe and well tended to while you are away from them.


    We try to be the best and listen to the client. Not only are we so much more then just house cleaning but we also thrive to make sure the client is satisfied giving them peace of mind with our services. You can find us on Facebook for reviews and get to know a little bit about us :)


    I go the extra mile when taking care of pets/animals. I take care of all as though they are my own, I do for them what I would want others to do for mine.

    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 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 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.
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