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Bowie Dog Groomers

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Miller Pet Grooming LLC
4.8
from 96 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
Gary S.
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Great dog grooming at a reasonable price.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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I am thrilled with Gi Brothers Mobile Dog Grooming!!!! I have a long coated Akita who really dislikes being groomed and I had been looking for a mobile groomer for 6 months. Danielle is amazing! It's obvious that she understands dogs and that she makes their comfort a priority. My dog looks better than she ever has!

Pet Grooming by Sarah
4.3
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Tara N.
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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
  • 43 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
4.6
from 32 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Rande F.
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Groomer arrived on time, ready for my pup. Grooming went well she looks very cute and smells great. Very good experience.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark W.
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Excellent service and a great grooming for my puppy!

Pet Grooming by Sarah
4.4
from 20 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Tara N.
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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.

  • 19 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn C.
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I am a life long dog owner. I have tried different businesses for grooming but I was looking for something different and something better for our current dog. Luca is our great Pyrenees - mix, rescue. He is an amazing dog but with his "guard dog" nature, he reacts when faced with dogs he is not familiar with. This trait meant we could not send him to the grooming options offered in the local pet stores. I found "Happy Paws" through "Thumb Tack" during a google search. I did not have to wait before I heard from Happy Paws. From the first contact, through my entire experience, I was communicating with the owner and then the groomer. Happy Paws has impressed me, as their years caring for animals has grown and developed into an amazing well executed business. They do not leave any stone un-turned. They have thought of everything. Every improvement and upgrade they have made, over the years, stems from the their interaction with their clients and the animals. Our first visit included a visit from the owner, Angela, and the groomer, Reena, who have worked together for years. Angela took the time to make sure I was comfortable with our first experience. I truly enjoyed her visit. She is very easy to talk with and so good at listening to all my question and/or concerns. As for the grooming experience, it deserves 5 stars as well. Luca is 76 lbs so I was so curious how the groomer would be able to bath and trim such a large dog - one who doesn't like water/baths. However, nothing fazed Reena. She handled Luca with confidence and as a result Luca had less anxiety because he knew he was being cared for and that Reena could and did handle him with great care. There is so much more I can share about our positive experience. But I will end with the fact that Luca looks beautiful and we cannot get enough of his soft fur and gorgeous looks! I am so grateful to Happy Paws and I HIGHLY recommend Happy Paws to every dog owner!!

Hush Puppy's Grooming
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Linda E.
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Hush Puppy Grooming has been grooming our dog for years. Maria is AMAZING! So patient and loving and very skilled. You won't be disappointed, highly recommend her.

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Calming Cuts
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Denise E.
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We had a wonderful experience. Our dog is 13 and ailing. He would not allow anyone to touch him. Our groomer approached Seth very calmly, spending a lot of time gaining his trust. We were impressed and grateful. Highly recommend!

Sudzypets
4.1
from 9 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Emily B.
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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.

Hillary Blaney
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Maria B.
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Hillary was a amazing dog sitter, she texted us picture and left us a log of what our puppy did while we were gone. We would use her again!

  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Barry R.
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Great job grooming our standard poodle. Whole experience is 5 star!

Whole Dogz
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Susan D.
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Jutka did a wonderful job of helping us train our 2 dogs!

Pooch Styles
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sharron M.
Verified review

I highly recommend "Pooch Styles" for your pets grooming. Very professional. Keep up the good work. Great 1st visit.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin D.
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Excellent experience. Communicated well, was very punctual, polite, and professional. The grooming was also excellent - I will hire again

About

As a pet lover, JR's Dog Walking company was created to fulfill the real needs of pets and pet owners. By not adding restrictions to our services, we felt that as caretakers, we could be freed to do just that, care. Our goal as dog walkers, pet sitters, and animal lovers is to provide individual care and attention at affordable prices, so everyone's needs are attainable.

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Cindy's Bethesda Trail Trotters, LLC provides professional vacation pet sitting and morning, late morning, midday and early evening dog walking services to the Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac and Northwest D.C. areas. Our clients have the security of knowing that we are licensed and insured.

About

I will walk your dog. I will come to and spend quality time with your precious pet. I enjoy being around dogs.

About

I am a single father of two girls who need to work. I decided to do what I like to do, so I am offering my services to walk dogs.

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I walk dogs and interact with your pets. I'm very experienced, very reliable, and I'm available anytime, even on short notice.

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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