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Boston Pet Groomers

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  • 26 years in business
  • 324 hires on Thumbtack
Alejandra S.
Verified review

Cathy was amazing with my 3 little doggies! She took care of their ears, nails, teeth and grooming, she pet them and treated them in a very careful loving way. She will be our groomer from now on! I thoroughly recommend her!

  • 20 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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Lori is excellent! I have a very anxious medium to long haired kitty and prefer not to take her to the vet for grooming. Originally I was interested in only a sanitary clean/shave (which is what the vet would do); however my little (15lb) girl gets hot in the summer and spends a lot of time trying to clean herself. We decided to a lion cut and I am thrilled! Kitty is noticeably happier and cooler! I really appreciated Lori's grooming tips, and moreover - her professionalism. I did not feel pressured to add any services; she truly has the kitty's best interest in mind!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrew T.
Verified review

Nicole did a wonderful job grooming my dog. I highly recommend her service.

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia F.
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I would highly recommend Deborah for pet sitting services. You can tell she loves her job and her furry clients. Deborah took such great care of my dog Dixie and my friends dog Murphy while we vacationed for a week. I don't think they wanted to come home. They were quite tuckered out upon their return. Thanks Deborah for treating our dogs like they were your own!

  • 28 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Arthur D.
Verified review

The groomers did a nice job and they really seemed to care about the cat's well being. I liked how they would talk to the cat to calm him down during the more stressful parts of grooming.

Happy At Home Pet Sitting
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl C.
Verified review

Karen is wonderful with my dog! Usually after the initial meet & greet I prefer to be at the first few visits until I know my dog and the pet sitter are comfortable with each other. But my dog took yo Karen immediately and I was able to skip that step very comfortably. My dog fell in love with her instantly, and he is usually a very cautious dog. And as dog lovers know, we can trust their instincts. Karen has been so flexible and goes above & beyond. I'm so grateful I found her!

  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christine D.
Verified review

Kendra has been watching my dog Cooper for 5 years now. I can't think of enough good things to say about her!! It is such a relief to go on vacation and have her stay at our house. Not only does she give my dog excellent care, somehow my house is cleaner then when I left! On one particular trip as we were leaving my dog had a little cough, a couple of days later it got worse and Kendra took him to the vet, picked up medicine and made sure he was well. When we came home he was back to normal. Kendra is always reliable she has never once cancelled and has actually gone out of her way to help us out on last minute trips or emergencies. Most importantly is how much my dog loves her! I have recommended Kendra to many friends and all have been thrilled with her services.

Rachel's Glamour Paw Spa
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Haydee R.
Verified review

Rachel was very nice and did an awesome job grooming my dog

Pet-Estrian Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Stef B.
    Verified review

    We've trusted two generations of felines to Pet-Estrian and they have never disappointed our fur persons or the humans who care for the felines' home. The cats are exercised and groomed in addition to the usual feeding/cleaning. I've recommended them to many...not something I do casually. Try 'em, your pets will thank you.

    Gail's Petcare
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Michelle R.
    Verified review

    Gail is very reliable, dog loving person. She provided me with 2 references which were a pleasure to speak with and they both gave her high praises on her reliability and care for their own pets.

    Auntie Donna's Playful Pups
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    I have been working as a dog person for the past 4 years. I had previously worked as a nurse but decided to work full time with pets because there is unconditional love. Over the years, I have been privileged to meet some awesome dogs and cats. I have had animals all my life and have lots of experience taking care of pets with special needs. I offer pet walking, trips to off leash areas and pet sitting.

    Izzy @ Doodle Doos
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jessica L.
    Verified review

    Just ask for Izzy at Jessie Grooms! She’s the best! I know my little Betty is in great care. We have been to many groomers & this is the best yet! We will continue to visit Izzy!

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I do not want to just feed or just walk your animals, I want to give them attention and love. I will treat each and every animal with the love and care that they deserve!

    About

    If you have a dog and you want someone to walk it for you, I'm here in Lynn, MA 01902. If you want me to do it, just call me.

    About

    References are available upon request. I do pet sitting, dog walking and house-sitting. Please contact me for further information.

    About

    I love to go for runs and walks. Why not take the pets with me while you enjoy your day knowing your pet is safe and is also having fun!

    • 23 years in business
    About

    I will walk your dog in the neighborhood or dog park. If you go on vacation, I will come to your home and care for your dog, cat, bird, snake, guinea pig or any type of pet or combination of pets you have. Also, I will water plants, bring in mail and put trash out.

    About

    Peace of Mind Pet Sitting is owned and operated by Melissa Young. Melissa works as a veterinary technician at a local animal hospital in Barrington, RI. She loves caring for animals daily, and loves being able to provide that care in the comfort of their own homes. Melissa is skilled in the administration of oral medications, injections and subcutaneous fluids. Services provided include pet sitting, house sitting and dog walking in Providence, Cranston, Warwick and Barrington. Peace of Mind Pet Sitting is bonded and insured. References are available upon request. Client testimonial: "I am pleased to recommend Melissa Young. She is really one of most dependable and pleasant pet-sitters we have ever had. She absolutely loved our two dogs and they loved her. She was always very prompt and left detailed notes describing the days activities, if we did not speak first. She was so easy to make arrangements with on the phone and was very willing to provide updates by phone or email during longer trips. I felt confident that she would be responsible when it came time to administer medication when our dogs were on antibiotics. And she really left our house neater than she found it. She is so responsible and kind that the only negative I can report is that we were very sad when she moved away from Boston to live in Rhode Island! But our loss is your gain." Mark Wilen, Boston, MA

    About

    I offer pet care for pets requiring both normal and special needs care. I'm mature and very patient and will take the time to help calm and ease pets that are prone to being hyper. Larger dogs are also okay.

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    About

    I am great with all animals. I love dogs. I have one and I take great care of her. I'm looking to help people that don't have a lot of time to take care of their 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.

    Do cats have to get groomed?

    It’s not crazy to have your cat groomed. Grooming will keep your cat’s fur soft and silky as well as give you early warning about any health concerns. Regular grooming can also help reduce the volume of hair your cat may be shedding and keep your longhair kitty cool if you live in a warm climate. Professionals competently groom your cat and are trained to manage them if they resist being groomed, while you may get scratched doing the same task. The national average price for cat grooming is $50-$70. Pet grooming prices may vary based on the task. For example, a bath and brush for shorthair cats may be $15, $20 for medium-hair cats, and $25 for a longhair. Cat groomers can also keep your cat’s ears cleaned, trim their nails, and provide haircuts if needed. Average prices for haircuts can vary from $30 to $95 or more, depending on whether the cat is shy or aggressive and whether their coat is in good condition, matted, or otherwise difficult to groom.

    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 should cat grooming cost?

    Keeping your cat groomed is an important part of maintaining their good health. The national average cost for cat grooming ranges between $50 and $70, with prices varying based on where you live and the services you request. Your cat’s temperament can also affect grooming prices. Scratching and hissing during a groomer visit can raise rates an average of $5-$10, or more, as hazard pay. Larger cats and long-haired cats that take longer to groom will also usually cost more. Here are some examples of cat grooming average costs:

    • Shave down or lion cut: $35-$60. These cuts preserve the hair around the face and tip of the tail but shave down the entire body. The lion cut is often recommended for extremely matted hair is exceedingly matted, for extreme heat, or for cats who are suffering from hairballs.
    • Ear cleaning and nail trim: $30.
    • Nail trim: $10-$15.
    • Bath and nail trim: $45.
    • Bath and sanitary trim: $55. A sanitary trim clips the hair on a cat’s behind to prevent fecal matting in longhair cats or cats that have mobility issues.
    • Bath, blow-dry, brush out, nail trim and ear cleaning: $40.
    • Full haircut, bath, and nail trim: $45-$95, depending on matting.

    Actual Requests

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    Need a Pet Groomer

    South Dartmouth, MA

    • Service type
      Bath (shampoo, dry, brush), Trim nails/claws, Clean ears
    • Frequency
      One time
    • Pet size
      Large
    • Details
      It is for two labs, they both have sensitive skin

    Need a Pet Grooming Service

    Grafton, MA

    • Service type
      Haircut / Shave
    • Frequency
      Recurring/Regular schedule
    • Pet size
      Medium
    • Details
      Looking for a pet groomer/stylist that offers and has experience with hand scissoring, for an Australian Labradoodle.

    Need a Pet Groomer

    Fall River, MA

    • Service type
      Bath (shampoo, dry, brush)
    • Frequency
      One time
    • Pet size
      Small
    • Details
      She is extremely matted on her chest and belly and hind legs. Also urine soaked. (She was missing for 2 days and just came home today)
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