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Fall River Dog Washers

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  • 26 years in business
  • 324 hires on Thumbtack
Julie G.
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I am giving 5 stars because she did a very amazing job with my dog, she was rescued and needed to get GROOMED ASAP! She was really matted, she had about 4 inches of thick fur coat. Cathy had the patience and did a lovely job. I definitely will keep using her for my dogs grooming. She dematted my dog and now she’s running around happy. Thank You! I appreciate the fact you came in less than a 24hr notice. Reasonable price as well.

  • 28 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Traci C.
Verified review

The office is super organized and friendly. My dog walker Devon is the best. She's fantastic with my two dogs and flexible when I need to make a last minute change. I feel very at ease leaving my dogs in her care. Highly recommend!

Pet-Estrian Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Rachel N.
    Verified review

    I just wanted to tell you how pleased we are at how Maura takes care of Bistro. When she walked him on Saturday she left the loveliest note that expressed how much she enjoys our dog and I read it multiple times because it warmed my heart so. I am so happy that I feel confident that our animals will be well taken care of while we're away. Please know she does an excellent job!

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Zach W.
    Verified review

    Erin is super nice and accommodating. She was able to watch my dog with just a day's notice and took great care of her!

    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Christine C.
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    Zephyr has mastered the art of dog training. Within minutes of our first session our previously untrained, recently adopted dog was sitting and heeling. We were trying to reduce his low level anxiety by working with him on basic obedience skills. Zephyr was very patient with me as I learned how to give the commands and how to use the leash. He was also very kind and loving to my dog, which I know is very important to most dog owners. My dog has shown less anxiety and greatly increased obedience skills in just three sessions with Zephyr. We are already recommending his services to family and friends with dogs!

    About

    Your pets have become family members, if you're like us. You're happy if they're happy. Except, of course, when they stink. When it comes time for some pampering or a bath, most grooming shops let you drop off your dog for a portion of the day, and they cage them after and before their grooming. A lot of them use muzzles, and unfortunately, not all groomers are actually dog lovers. That's where we're not the same. Pawsible Solutions comes to your home and offers full grooming services in a state-of-the-art mobile grooming van.

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    I started walking a friend and family dog. Now, I think I should get paid for it, so this why I started.

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    I love dogs, and I love to walk. I like to stay close to home. I could bring the dog to the vet and would work on dog commands.

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    I'm not a professional, but I have experience working with all types of dogs. I just really need a job, so I start my own dog walking business.

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    I am a highly motivated, reliable, friendly and dependable person who loves all animals, especially dogs. I would be a great assist to your business. I hope to hear from you soon.

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    I take great care, and I protect your dog. I make sure your dog gets picked up on time and brought back to you on time. You can count on me!

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    I walk all dogs of all sizes. I have my own dog, so I know how much of a hassle it can be to make the time to walk her.

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    I have been a paid dog walker/sitter for over two years. I own four dogs of my own back home and grew up with a dog trainer for a father, so I have experience in feeding, walking, and caring for dogs for a reasonable price. I am also willing to watch your home while with your dog and pick up mail, water plants, etc. I miss my buddies back home, and I would love to make a new friend here in Boston!

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    I come inside your home and groom your dog! I use your bathtub or sink for the bath, and I set up for the haircut in the kitchen or wherever there’s the most light. I have several satisfied repeat customers!

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    I love dogs and taking care of them! I am a dependable and responsible dog walker. I would gladly walk anyone's dog, and I am flexible with hours!

    • 7 years in business
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    I normally take dogs on nice walks, and I also take them to a park to run and play for an hour or more. My walks and playtime normally take about 2-3 hours. I'm 25 years old and love animals. I am very flexible; if you want certain things done while I walk your dog or dogs, I would be more than happy to do them. I also dog sit no later than 4 PM.

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    I love pets of all kinds, and I would love the opportunity to take care of your pet or pets. I'm someone who is mature and responsible.

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    My son, Ryan Connearney, and I have been walking and caring for many dogs for over 10 years. We have our own golden retriever that is a part of the family. We are very experienced and compassionate as well as tolerant, patient, and calm.

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

    • 4 years in business
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    I will walk your dog and play with him or her. I will also feed and do babysitting. Fun time is bath time after the walk, as well as playing time; that's if the owner agrees.

    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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