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Miller Pet Grooming LLC
from 99 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
Gary S.
Verified review

Great dog grooming at a reasonable price.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Acira O.
Verified review

Danielle was extremely pleasant and very flexible on the phone I look forward to her dog grooming service

Pet Grooming by Sarah
from 48 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Tara N.
Verified review

I have a Labradoodle and two cats. Sarah has groomed my dog and cut my cats' nails for about the past 21/2 years. She has done an outstanding job. Prior to using Sarah, my dog was very agitated when I brought her to be groomed and was extremely upset when I would pick her up. Additionally, I was never very happy with how the dog looked. In contrast, my dog is always thrilled to see Sarah and is calm and happy when I pick her up. She also looks fabulous. Since Sarah has been grooming my dog, people have stopped me on the street to comment on how beautiful my dog is! Sarah is equally professional and gentle with my cats. It is very obvious that Sarah is a very talented groomer. Most importantly however, is that she clearly is an animal lover and advocate. She genuinely enjoys her time with each pet and "sees" them. She does not rush her work. I enthusiastically recommended Sarah.

  • 1 year in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Christine S.
Verified review

My dog was cared for and groomed so well. I couldn't had asked for a better experience, very timely service and grooming quality was awesome. The grooming had even helped add shine to her coat and my dog felt relaxed during, left with a high quality groom service and talented dog groomer who I will go back to see. Reasonable rates and too service. I highly recommend to any one, best dog grooming service experience ever.

Sudzy Pets
from 33 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Rande F.
Verified review

Groomer arrived on time, ready for my pup. Grooming went well she looks very cute and smells great. Very good experience.

Katie's Mobile Pet Spaw
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Heather D.
Verified review

Katie recently groomed our very timid Sheltie and did an amazing job. Her mobile service provided a calm atmosphere that we needed for our dog. Our dog is a rescue and has a lot of anxiety, so traditional pet spas with a lot of other animals are often traumatic for her.

Pet Grooming by Sarah
from 21 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Tara N.
Verified review

I have a Labradoodle and two cats. Sarah's grooming of the dog has been a showstopper. People often stop us on the street to admire the dog. Sarah is the consummate perfectionist. She never cuts corners and is very attentive to your wishes. On top of that, she is absolutely wonderful with the animals. She is truly an animal lover and advocate. My dog loves to see her and is always in a good mood after being groomed. This has definitely not been the case with other groomers. Sarah does a wonderful job trimming my cats' nails, as well. I highly recommend Sarah.

The Sudsy Puppy
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Tim H.
Verified review

First time cat grooming for matted hair and clumps in my cat Thor. Was worried he might scratch or bite but was told he was very calm the whole way through. He came back nice and fresh, trimmed nails, and with a shaved sensitive area to avoid further clumping. All I had to do was drop him off and they called letting me know he'd be ready in 20 minutes which was perfect. No trouble, very friendly and professional, would definitely go again!

Vanessa Moore
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Del F.
Verified review

Took in Noodle after she had been tossed from place to place. She was in pretty bad shape. Vanessa took her time and worked with Noodle to be able to get the matts out. She looks like a new dog. Will definitely have Vanessa groom her again.

from 9 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Emily B.
Verified review

Sudzypets was wonderful this morning! We had all three of our dogs groomed today and they all look amazing. I highly recommend this service. Our neighbor even came over to get a quote for their dog.

Paramount Family Services
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ralph M.
Verified review

Paramount Family Services has provided for our family and Christian, our dog, exceptional services for over 2 years! Because of their experience and expertise, they provide more than a dog watching, dog sitting service, but a dog caring, dog vetanarian service. Christian loves Jonise, responds postively to her and looks forward to spending time with her whenever we travel out of town! We highly recommend them to dog owners who want the best possible care provided to their pets while in town or out of town!

Happy Dog
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Ruth N.
Verified review

Happy dog has provided dog walking services for our sweet pup for 3 years. They are very reliable and take good care of our dog even working with our irregular work schedules. We frequently receive emails and texts with photos of our pup during the day. Would highly recommend this service.

Charm City Paws
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Somer S.
Verified review

We started using Angela when we got our second dog. They both love her! She is great about making sure we know how our dogs do each day. She has been a huge help with last minute arrangements. I always feel comfortable when she is taking care of our girls!

  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ann S.
Verified review

I loved the groomer!! My dog did too! My dog had a tumor on her eye and was kinda protective about it and the groomer sensed it and she was wonderful with the dog!

Good Dog Pet Care
from 1 review
    Jan G.
    Verified review

    Good Dog Pet Care is wonderful! We are experienced dog owners but our latest rescue turned out to be a "dominant" dog & we had no experience with that. Alex saved the day (& the dog)! His knowledge of animal behavior is superior & he taught us so much. His dog walking service is also superior. His employees all share his love of dogs, are prompt & reliant, & our dog always returns happy & tired! All I have to say is "Alex is coming" & she sits @ the front door waiting for him, without moving, until he gets here. It is very obvious how much Fiona loves Alex! We have used Alex's services for over a year now & couldn't be happier. Right now Alex & his dog Hank are staying @ our house for 2 weeks while we are on vacation. We are truly relaxed knowing that Alex is there & Fiona is happy & content. You will not regret using Alex!


    I walk dogs, and I take care of them during those walks. I have great love for dogs. I have walked many dogs in the past five years.


    I grew up with a lovely lab in my grandmother's house. I started to be fully engaged into pet caring at the age of eight. I can do walking, training, feeding, playing and sitting with dogs. After that, I was walking my friend's dogs when they could not walk them and taking care of them for the given time period. I have more experience in sitting with big dogs, but I can manage small dogs too. Two years ago, we got a puppy who for some reason required lots of care such as overnight sitting, taking to the hospital, feeding and walking issues. He died because no one told us that he was seriously ill. I felt really bad after that moment, but he gave lot of useful experience of caring for a dog. He taught what is true love, and I am thankful he got to us even though he was not strong. This taught me to be very attentive to the pet, careful and accurate in interpreting their movements, their mood and wishes. I currently have two dogs back at my home. Even though I could not bring them over to college, I spend plenty of time with them when I am at home and trying to give them as much love as they give to me. I love dogs more than anything in my life, and I'm trying to make sure all people who have pets love their pets and ready to put their work aside and spend extra time with lovely creature, if needed.


    We specialize in dog walking and pet sitting services. We are serving Southern Maryland since 2003. We are reliable, reasonable and voted one of the best in Southern Maryland by Washingtonian Magazine in 2011. Our staff are bonded, insured and background checked for your peace of mind. Most of our staff have been working with us for many years. Check out our website for a list of our services including, "Dances with Wolves", "Splendor in the Grass", "There's No Place Like Home" and "It's A Wonderful Life".


    I am giving the time you wish you had with your dog. I will take your dog for long walks and play different games with him/her.


    I offer personalized grooming for your dog and treat them with the utmost care.


    I have no experience. I am a stay-at-home mom with two kids, looking for an extra income. I see that you are in my area. I would be more than welcome to provide you with help and at the same time, learn from the experience. Thank you.

    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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