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Miller Pet Grooming LLC
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!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
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Deborah D.
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Danielle was on time and eager to know about my dog. My dogs loved her and she knew exactly how to take care of them. Her depth of experience and knowledge was impressive. My 8 year old lab with black nails had the best trim of his life. I would highly recommend her and asked for her cards to refer to my friends.

Pet Grooming by Sarah
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Tybe D.
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Sarah Kiersch is a find! She is the original cat whisperer!. She is a mobile cat & dog groomer and her grooming of my long haired cat was flawless! She also has a studio where she grooms. I watched her grooming my cat and it's a lot of work! The lion cut Sarah gave her looks adorable. She clearly loves animals and knows how to calm them. And, she's a perfectionist!! Her fee is very reasonable ($80.00) and includes a dry oatmeal wash, soothing lotions, ear & teeth cleaning. I highly recommend her! ~Tybe Diamond,

  • 1 year in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Christine S.
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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 32 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole T.
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First time using a groomer. We loved the job they did. We will definitely be using them in the future!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Holly S.
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Very professional and caring with my senior dogs.. she did a wonderful job and my dogs were very comfortable with her. I will definitely be using the Dog Pamperer Grooming Salon for all my grooming needs!!! 5 plus stars!!!

Pet Grooming by Sarah
from 20 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Nirosh F.
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Sarah did and exceptional job. Both my dogs were matted badly due to me putting them in a dog hotel for a month. She did a pretty decent job shaving them. No burns or cuts. Only areas for improvement I have: ear hair was largely untouched even though I asked to clean their ears.( I have no clue how groomers clean a dog's ears but my previous groomer removed them so I apologize in advance if you did clean their ears Sarah) And there's some armpit hair left. These, by no means, are complains because me and her both knew how bad their condition was I was so concerned after reading some of the reviews of other groomers, I'm glad I found her after what I got to experience. Hopefully, next grooming sessions will be easier on her since my dogs will be growing a fresh coat of hair. Thumbs up from Dunkin and Donut!

  • 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!!

The Sudsy Puppy
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Jo V.
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Very nice lady. Explained everything and liked her shop. Dog looks great. He even gave the girl a kiss before hebleft.

Hush Puppy's Grooming
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
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 11 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!

from 9 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy A.
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Lisa was absolutely wonderful with my dog . She did a beautiful job On Jack. I will definitely use this service again. Thank you! Cindy

Hillary Blaney
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!

Myriam N.
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When I am too busy with work and school, and can't spend as much time as I can with my pet, I need dog walkers services. I tried different companies, until somebody recommended me Journey, and now I stick to this company. I definitely recommend Journey to everybody!

  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
KristiLee S.
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Stacy was so responsive, accommodating, and amazing at her job. Our puppers was treated like a little royal dog and she deserved it. We have had her cut professionaly multiple times but nothing like this. Stacy you have yourself a customer! I would refer her to anyone!

Whole Dogz
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!


I take my work seriously while having fun. It's the the fact that i enjoy working with animals that allows me to lose myself in what i do.

  • 4 years in business

I am a great strong dog walker who love dogs. There's no dog walker like my dog walking business, because I really take care your dog like he or she is my own.


I take a balanced approach to dog training. I believe all dogs are individuals. As a result I adapt my training to fit the dog. In order to be effective I truly believe you need to have an open mind and sometimes think outside the box. It's this mentality that makes me the best at what I do. Our boarding and doggie daycare is unique in that we are a home based facility. As a result we only take on a limited number of guests. This limited number of guests allow us to interact more with your pup. Giving your pup that human bonding time they crave.


I will groom and/or walk your dog. I can dog sit if needed. I will be sure your dog gets the love needed.


I have various services to offer. For more information or questions about my services, please contact me. My business hours are between 8 AM to 10 PM.

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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