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Frederick Pet Care Professionals

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Miller Pet Grooming LLC
4.8
from 99 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 170 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
4.9
from 85 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua F.
Verified review

Stephanie took great care of our cat while we were away for two weeks! She also went above and beyond to check in with our family members so we knew everything was ok at our house. I would highly recommend her services to anyone needing a caring person to look after their pet while on vacation!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
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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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  • 3 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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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 43 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 103 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.

Pet Grooming by Sarah
4.2
from 48 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 76 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.

Romes Paws
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon R.
Verified review

Went away for a week a romes paws did a great job taking care of my cat. Sent pictures daily along with updates.

KG Yardworx LLC
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney F.
Verified review

Kelcey has taken care of my mothers home and grandfathers home for just over five years now. From weekly mowings, fall cleanups, shrubbery trimming to completely re landscaping our entire property we go to himself and his highly respectable crew for everything, I highly recommend KG Yardworx !

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Paw Patrol of VA LLC
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Thomas J.
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Best pet care professional we have used. Responsive to all questions, they kept detailed notes while also texting updates on our pets. We will keep them on speed dial for emergencies and future needs.

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Barking Trails
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 20 years in business
  • 16 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.

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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.
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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.

Pet Grooming by Sarah
4.4
from 21 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Bobbie J.
Verified review

Sarah was great! She took very good care of my cat and she came home smelling great. She provided useful information regarding my cat’s matted fur. Will be back. She does a great job!

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Petstigious Pets
4.6
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monique N.
Verified review

Shatiya & company are amazing! There aren't many DC area pet care companies that have a vet tech on staff. My Yorkie Carmen is 16, and receives some super tender loving care from Petstigious Pets. Highly recommend!

Frederick Pet Buddies
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Trish M.
Verified review

It has been amazing. We feel 100% comfortable with Debbie and her crew taking care of our dogs. We use her regularly and she has been available on an emergency basis. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anybody out there.

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Calming Cuts
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Juan G.
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Very professional, great service, they come set up in your house and groom your pet. They clean up everything afterwards.

  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
John & Valerie K.
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How do we love Melina? Let us count the ways! I don't often write long reviews like this, but she is worth it and we think every family with pets should have someone like Melina. First of all - we want the world to know about her! She truly cares about our pets, booking her is super convenient, and her service goes beyond pet care. She looks out for our house and plants, loads the sheets in the washer when she leaves, and manages the trash bins if we're away on trash pick-up days. The last time she was here, she took the kitchen trash out for us. We have a dog door and fenced yard, and she even picked up after the dogs the last time she was here (totally not a requirement for us!). She doesn't complain if our cat has an accident, and she's never charged us more for the little extras. We have 2 large dogs and a cat, and she always asks questions if she notices something is amiss. My husband and I tend to be last minute planners (we do the best we can, and I don't recommend it!), but have never once had an issue booking Melina when we're in a bind - that's because even when she's got a full schedule, she does what she can to work around her other commitments to fit us in. We've actually only met her in person one time for the initial meeting a couple of years ago. She makes it super easy, by being extremely responsive and using common and current technology - text message, email, Thumbtack, spreadsheets, and Venmo. She doesn't mind when I send long email updates or send a spreadsheet if we need to coordinate due to one or two-week long trips. She always sends an update and photos of the pets every time she arrives and leaves. Finally, she didn't originally have a frequency discount, but when we asked about it, she created one for us. Melina is a rockstar and comes highly recommended from a grateful pet family! Thank you so much, Melina!

Debbie's Pet Services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Celia G.
Verified review

Debbie provided outstanding care of my cats, and did all she said, sending video clips and photos and text updates on how they were. She was caring and attentive, and they responded threefold. I've not ever had such a worry-free time with a professional pet sitter and will most definitely work with her company again in the future.

DogOn Fitness
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Krista Harte Sassaman
Verified review

Wonderful, reliable dog care from caring and skilled professionals. We've used DogOn Fitness for 3 years and only have great things to say about them.

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

  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole R.
Verified review

Caroline came through for us when we needed to find a pet sitter fast for our cat Luke as we were going out of town for business. Thanks !

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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
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