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Miller Pet Grooming LLC
4.8
from 96 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
Gloria B.
Verified review

If you take your dog to Petsmart STOP, this grooming company is all about the care of your pets, price is reasonable and you don’t have to leave your pet wondering if they are being treat good. Just try them one time and I guarantee that you will not go to a Petsmart again!

Stef's Pet Services
4.8
from 82 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth B.
Verified review

Steph took great care of my cat, Peanut! She was very responsive via text and sent us updates every few days. When we returned, Peanut was very calm and well-fed. I'd highly recommend her!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen Z.
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I thought Julia was VERY NICE. She did a wonderful job on my pet. I think my dog now loves Julia. I would highly recommend her. Banshee now is clean, smells good, has a great new haircut and I am totally very pleased with everything. Thank you Gi Brothers Mobile Dog Grooming and Julia.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynn T.
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Having quality care for the pet that I love so very much, required much research and someone who genuinely cares about my loved one. After looking for quite some time for a local pet sitter, I was blessed to have found Walking with Renzo & Ruby! My dog and I were one of the lucky ones that got the Renzo & Ruby experience! Their amazing owner Natasha is top notch and is very accomodating. She met all the needs that I asked for and more! Natasha welcomed us to a break the ice session. Mink and I were invited over to meet Renzo & Ruby to help with my dogs socialization skills, this helped with Mink's aprehesion she sometimes has with other dogs. Natasha offered the in home care and drop by visits if I needed it. I was assured that my dog would do fine in her home or mine because Renzo & Ruby were very good about sharing their space! Mink's nervousness diminished as she warmed up to Natasha and the introduction to her babies Renzo & Ruby, prior to her stay! I was elated and impressed at the attentiveness being displayed. While on vacation, Natasha sent the cutest pictures of Mink on the ride over and while warming up to her dogs! I will definitely recommend her services to anyone who is looking for superior care for their pet/s. Thank you Natasha! Alindia

Waggy Walkys
4.6
from 40 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff S.
Verified review

Excellent job - reliable and trustworthy. They cared for our cat over a two week period with zero issues.

Cat Care by Donna
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Ha N.
Verified review

I'm so glad that I've found Donna to be my cat sitting during the time I was away from home. She really took a good care for my cats, always updated through phone text to make sure my kids are still well. Highly recommend her for pet care services.

  • 1 year in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Jean K.
Verified review

I was great to come home from my vacation to my girls just finishing with their grooms. It's a great additional service option to have if your going to have a pet sitter

Sudzy Pets
4.6
from 32 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Janet M.
Verified review

What a great way to have your pet groomed! Amanda was professional and polite and did a wonderful job of grooming my long-haired cat.

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Barking Trails
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sonya D.
Verified review

I've only been with them a few weeks, but feel confident that they are taking great care of my dog. I love their flexibility and professionalism.

Keep It Clean
4.5
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Aubria N.
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She was on time and cleaned very well. Love that she is pet friendly

La Pet Care & Dog Training
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Sue L.
Verified review

Jenny took care of my cat as if he were her own. She offered to come twice a day, which really put my mind at ease. Jenny sent me a text update every time visited my cat with mini-updates on my cat, and even sent pictures, which was such a treat. I highly recommend Jenny to anyone wanting a highly reliable, responsible and caring pet sitter. Now I won't worry about spending time away from my cat.

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Social Tailwaggers, LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Happy B.
Verified review

Jodie has been fantastic with the information and training she provides. She is very organized with her puppy classes and provides additional information on puppy care at the end of each class. She also came to our home for an individual training session and was very insightful and helpful with tips on house training and providing tips on our puppy setup, schedule, and obedience training. She has been very helpful and is clearly very experienced.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda K.
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She was extraordinarily patient, gentle, and determined to provide the care our dog required.

  • 20 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen R.
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Crissi has been taking care of my cats (and watching my house!) whenever I go away for many years now. With her knowledge, overall capability and degree of integrity, I am able to relax and enjoy my vacation, knowing all will be taken care of. I rely completely on Crissi for pet sitting and can recommend her without hesitation.

NoMa Pet Walking & Care
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Brian B.
Verified review

Blake, the owner, is a true professional and I couldn't be happier I hired his company. He's very interactive with the customer and built an efficient, consolidated, user-friendly website where you can perform virtually any function you need. In addition to the competitive prices, he truly cares about his work and the way he takes care of my dog goes above and beyond. My dog had a UTI and when he got to her, she had wet the bed. He spent an extra 20 minutes free of charge comforting her, cleaning up and putting the sheets in the washing machine. If you want a polite, pleasant, punctual and professional service, you can't go wrong with these folks. I have half a dozen dog walkers over the past 10 years and Blake and crew are EASILY the best.

Kim's Petsitting
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa H.
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Kim was available on short notice and took good care of my cat.

Lullaby Pet Sitters
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Timothy A.
Verified review

Jade made every part of the process very easy. She was very responsive when we were working on the details, and she took great care of my cat while providing friendly updates upon each visit. I would definitely have her look after my cat again!

Shaki De Pena
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Claire P.
Verified review

Excellent dog walker and pet-sitter. Caring and loving with my dog. Also knowledgeable regarding pet care, grooming, nutrition, and in general the pet industry. My doggie love her and get very excited every time that she arrive. I have recommended her services to friends and family.

FourDogLovers
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Ed C.
Verified review

Best deal you'll ever get for a dog trainer. He is gentle, patient and kind. He took great care with our dog and spent lots and lots of time with her. I recommend him to you without any reservations.

Dog Lover
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Robin S.
Verified review

Sherri cared for my dogs while I had to be out of town. When we (my three large dogs and I!) first met her I could tell she was a real dog person and they liked her right away. She did a great job and I will definitely call her again

Pet Paradise
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Antoinette P.
Verified review

Ron did a great job taking care of my 17 year old cat.

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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