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Frederick Pet Care Professionals

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Miller Pet Grooming LLC
4.8
from 96 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
Gloria B.
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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.
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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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  • 5 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brad S.
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Absolutely wonderful. Gennaro almost immediately responded to our request and came to our house the same day to do a visual and service estimate. The price was absolutely reasonable and his service was prompt and professional. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone in need of lawn care.

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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.

KG Yardworx LLC
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney F.
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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
  • 60 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.
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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

Cupid Pets
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Aubry F.
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Cupid Pets is the best pet care service! My husband and I have two cats who we spoil and love like children so I really wanted to find a service that care for them as well as much as we do. Cupid Pets has been amazing. We have never had an issue scheduling service even on the major holidays. The sitters are great about accommodating eating habits and concerns, medication administration, litter issues, etc. They also happily send me updates and photos at my request. I trust them wholeheartedly to care for my pets and my home.

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Social Tailwaggers, LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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

BOWERHOUSE MMA & FITNESS
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
An N.
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He made sure that he understand my goal, gathered my diet and habit, basically he tried to meet me where am at. My goal is to lift heavy, he focus on my form and just keep the work out simple. We did about 5-10 mins of cardio at the end of every workout, and they are different each time. He is professional, knowledgeable, and very caring. AND HIS RATE! I have been searching for one for a while but has been pushed back every time because of the unaffordable rate. This time, I paid him in buck. I believe that I and my trainer should be working together for as long as possible, instead of switching back and forth between different trainers. That just doesn't make sense to me. I take work out seriously. First work out is free, but you will like him.

  • 20 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen R.
Verified review

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.

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

Loudoun Pet Care
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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We are very happy with Loudoun Pet Care. Tyler came over for a consultation and he listened to what we were looking for in a dog walker and was very professional and nice. Our dog immediately loved him. Every day we get an update with a GPS imagine of where he took our dog walking and the amount of time he walked her. Tyler is very responsive if you need him. Overall we are extremely satisfied with his service and are very thankful to him. I highly recommend Loudoun Pet Care.

Puppykins Pet Sitting
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Larry S.
Verified review

Taking care of my dog Daisy. Julie and Corey are people who care about animals. As soon as I met them I knew Daisy would be well taken care of - and she was.

Debbie's Pet Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Celia G.
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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.

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

Camelia Makeup💄
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ms. P.
Verified review

Camelia was ready for me right on time and took me into her artistically decorated chambers. She made me feel comfortable and then carefully developed my ideas for her services. She worked with great sensitivity and care until my make-up was complete and I felt like a new woman. Camelia obviously has the ability of an artist. I hope she finds an excellent path for developing her talent and can find employment in a highly respected salon.

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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