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Kansas City Pet Care Professionals

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CinnaSits!! Play&Poo4U
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon S.
Verified review

Cindy is one of the best dog walkers and pet care givers I have met. you can tell how much she loves her job by her enthusiasm and the way dogs respond to her. she has been helping our 1 year old golden retrievers for a year. she goes out of her way to help out and make yu our and your pets life easier.

Lucky Dog
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Justin B.
Verified review

Lauren and her lucky dog team are an amazing group to have watching over my pup, Molly! Sometimes I have some crazy last minute requests for a walk when something for work comes up. Lauren has always been able to work Molly into her schedule. I appreciate all the help Lauren has provided when I can't be home with Molly. I would 100% recommend Lauren to anyone needing some extra help with any of their pet care! You will not find a better pet professional in the KC area!

Jo Co Barking Club
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
John R.
Verified review

Very professional and fast response, especially for s last minute travel plan change. Took great care of my little guy and brought in my mail and newspaper for me. Thanks!

Melissa's Menagerie LLC
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Roanne D.
Verified review

Melissa is AMAZING! Most importantly, she is TRUSTWORTHY! There is never a doubt in my mind that our three dogs are well taken care of when we are out of town. I know they are in good hands and are being spoiled! The only thing that could be better.. would be if she would also take of our four kids when we are on vacation! ;) I would highly recommend Melissa for any of your pet care needs. She loves ALL animals. She is the BEST!!!

  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
Verified review

Terri took such good care of my elderly cat. She was kind, professional and did a great job grooming my cat! I will definitely be calling her again!

Terry's Grooming
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Carol C.
Verified review

What a great experience. Terry was incredibly fast, kind, and took care of our cat with attitude, Lily, in the kindest way. I am very grateful!

Pets Are Grand
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Kim F.
Verified review

Want to highly recommend Katie at Pets are Grand to be the best person to take cs re of your pets. Thus was our 1st time to use a pet sitter for our 2 older labs and 2 small dogs and was apprehensive until we met Katie! Katie took such good care of our pups that I don't think they even missed us! She is the best..will certainly be our go to girl whenever we need pet sitting again...

Turn Around Dogs LLC
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Crissy M.
Verified review

Pete and Amber have many years of experience working with all types of dogs and the 'issues' that come with them sometimes. Not only are they knowledgeable about how to train your dogs, but they actually enjoy what they do, making it a pleasant experience for you and your pet.

  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Glenda C.
Verified review

Bumper was well taken care of, you can tell Rae loves animals, and they love her. I would recommend Rae to care for your pet with full confidence.

PETEY'S Pet Services, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Todd O.
Verified review

Lisa did a wonderful job with our dogs. This was our first time trusting someone else other than family to care for our pets. It was great, very professional, updates on every visit. It provided a peace of mind experience while we were enjoying our vacation. I recommend Petey's Playhouse to anyone who wants a bit more freedom to travel without feeling guilty about your dog's welfare. We will use them again withour hesitation. Thank you!

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Vernon W.
Verified review

She was absolutely amazing and knowledgeable at her craft, I will definitely have her groom my dog again.

About

I'm a lifelong pet owner and pet lover.

  • 6 years in business
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I love animals, and I believe when an owner is away for business or pleasure travel, our pets thrive on staying in their own home environment. I use the whisper method with horses, dogs and even with cats who are a bit feisty. There is nothing better for the inside of a person than the outside of a furry friend!

  • 3 years in business
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I am a nurse in grad school and a reasonable dog owner. I am available overnight to care for your dogs and cats. Great references.

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one on one with your pets no huge groups cageless daycare and boarding all day small play groups outside walks 4 times daily

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I provide supreme care to those who need in return for a bright future. I am an animal lover for life. Also, I love to help clean and organize.

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I take care of animals as needed while you're away/when you're there or just a onetime deal. I can also do house-sitting and light housecleaning.

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I will do pet sitting, feeding, cleaning cat boxes and do what is needed. I'm a retired man who loves pets of all kinds, and I will take good care of them.

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I am an animal lover specially dogs, and I give excellent care to customers' pets at affordable prices. House-sitting for customers who are out of town is another service I provide. I would be open to travel to a customer's home in close distance from Lee's Summit.

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Whether your family is going out of town for the weekend or going on vacation for the week, there needs to be someone you can count on to look after your home and/or pets while you're gone! I can care for your animals and home as if they were my own. I believe that I am a very trustworthy person and even though I'm new to this line of work and don't have reviews, I believe once I get my foot in the door, I will make any pet owner proud to have me as their pet sitter and every home owner feeling worry-free knowing that I'm holding down the fort. I do other things as well: dog walking, house-sitting, home cleaning (which is actually where my expertise are), spring cleaning, home organizing (kids toys, office spaces, cleaning out closets, etc.), running errands or accompanying you to an appointment, etc. I just like to help with whatever I can, which is a lot!

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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