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Somerville Dog Groomers

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  • 26 years in business
  • 356 hires on Thumbtack
Marylin G.
Verified review

It was such a pleasure to be able to book an appt within a few days of my request for quote for a grooming for our dog, a miniature schnauzer. Cathy responded very quickly and was flexible with working within our available time frames. She did a wonderful job with our dog, even when he was very whiny/overzealous during the nail clipping time. She had her own equipment which was very professional and she was very gracious and gentle with our dog. We will definitely request her services again and again. Thank you very much Cathy!!!!!!!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrew T.
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Nicole did a wonderful job grooming my dog. I highly recommend her service.

Lucky Dogs Daycare & Pet Spa
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Maria Aufiero
Verified review

We took our dog here for day care for the day and she loved it so much she didn't want to leave. This weekend we took her for a two-hour play time followed by grooming. Our dog can be a very shy dog and she always has a great time when she's there

Boe’s Grooming
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Hayden R.
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He took care of my dog as if it was his own.

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Fernando M.
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I have done 2 classes and I am completly amazed as to how quickly Steve is able to get my dog to listen. I would highly recommend Steve to everybody I know. He is absolutely great with the dogs and is also a people person. And I training my dog in German with him.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly W.
Verified review

Audreys is excellent! Extremely knowledgeable and professional. I have 3 dogs and Audreys came out prior to job and met with dogs and us. She went over and above with both our dogs and home. We have already used her services twice and have booked several more. Audrey is our go to pet sitter...she has become family. We are extremely selective when it comes to our babies and before Audrey only two people (family) have stayed with them. Audrey has been an angel. 100% Recommend!

Camp Bridlewood
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah A.
Verified review

Dale has been grooming our dogs for more than 10 years. They always look great when she's done with them and they don't seem to have been stressed by the experience. Can't imagine using any other groomer :-)

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!

  • 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!

Izzy @ Doodle Doos
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires 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!

About

I am a Brockton based dog walker. My history with dogs has been all my life as I am a dog owner myself. I enjoy being around animals and like getting to know their different personalities to meet their specific needs. I am a very energetic and reliable person.

  • 4 years in business
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If i see something that needs to be done n i know you are very busy i would just do it to help. Happy home is the best home

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I have a great passion for all animals. I truly have been called a "dog whisperer". The only critters I don't like are insects!

  • 1 year in business
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I am a stay-at-home mom and an animal lover. I have a cat and an 8-week-old shih tzu.

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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!

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I can walk dogs or do overnight sitting, feeding and taking care of animals. I have two dogs and three cats myself, and I've worked in an animal shelter before, so I know what I'm doing. I love animals. I know that if you choose me to watch or take care of your pets, I will love, care and treat them like my own.

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My goal is to serve people, help the community to improve the city, and help people to enjoy life. Thank you!

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All my life I have had a dog and still enjoy their company. There is nothing like getting paid to do what you love most.

  • 5 years in business
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I am a dog walker and pet sitter in Southern NH. I cover Derry, Hampstead, Chester, and Sandown. I want to be able to make your life easier, knowing your pet is in good hands, and also enhance the quality of your pet's life.

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I'm a responsible animal lover and I provide dog walking, pet sitting/feeding, and flexible scheduling.

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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