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from 7 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Diana L.
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We brought our standard poodle to Joyce after a recommendation. We've been looking for a new groomer for our standard as we've heard he can be difficult to groom and may be afraid of grooming equipment. We keep him in a pretty regular puppy cut but our previous groomer was never able to round out his top knot, straighten the ends of his ears, or shave his face and feet very close. We dropped our dog off at Joyce's house and she texted us when he ready. It didn't take that long at all, especially given that Monty is 68 pounds and needs every part of his groomed in some way. This was the best groom job I've seen on him! She told me he wasn't misbehaved at all and handled everything really well. I like that he's the only dog she focuses on during the grooming time and even stops to have a play or bathroom session when he needs it. I feel like Joyce genuinely cares about my dog which is the best thing I could ask of a groomer. He also came out with a cute bowtie. I'll definitely be taking Monty back to Joyce for his next session.

Southern Bell K9 Needs
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Amy C.
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Elizabeth has been grooming our Shorkie, Sophie, for about 2 years now. She always does a great job, and Sophie has no anxiety about going to be groomed. She really seems to love caring for the dogs.

Classy K-9 In-Home Groomer
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia B.
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Great experience!! My lil ZoeyMae was so happy afterwards. She usually hides and refuses to come out after a grooming but this time she was happy and playing!! Thanks so much! I will definitely use this service again!!

Sherrie Y.
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Jennifer is thoroughly committed to improving dog and child relationships through safety education and family support. I highly recommend her information and services to every family planning for children!

Paws2Claws Pet Sitting
from 3 reviews
    Marissa P.
    Verified review

    Ms. Johnson did a tremendous job with my pooch. She is very professional in what she does, my dog loves her. I trusted her in my home. And I have and will continue to recommend her business to other people.

    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Megan S.
    Verified review

    Great service! My 100lb long haired German shepherd looks and smells amazing.

    Begum Tolgay
    from 1 review
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Leigh A.
    Verified review

    Wonderful experience for our dog. Highly recommend.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Chris B.
    Verified review

    Pepper looks great. Thank you!!

    • 2 years in business
    Paula M.
    Verified review

    Mutt Kuttz is a Pet Angel on wheels. You won't find a more passionate person to take care of your baby(s). The mobile unit is state of the art, fully equipped, immaculate, and comes right to your driveway. She's the best of the best! Bruce loves her, and was very handsomely groomed. We can't wait to have her back, and highly recommend her services. Bruce says, I don't always look this good...but when I do it's because I've been groomed at Mutt Kuttz! Paula & Bruce Angier, NC


    I am a 14 year old pet sitter. I love taking care of pets. If they need to be walked, get bathed, and etc., I am the perfect person to do it. I do not charge much. We will work out a price if hired depending on hours needed and health of dog.

    • 5 years in business

    I'm more passionate and my attention to detail is also what separates me from the rest of the pack.


    At Reining Cats and Dogs Pet Sitting, we know that traveling can be stressful for you, especially when leaving your sad-eyed best friends at home. Knowing your pets and horses are well cared for by a professional pet sitter, eases your stress and gives you peace of mind. Our philosophy is simple: Treat your animals as you would like to be treated yourself. Reining Cats and Dogs Pet Sitting offers professional animal care including mid-day dog walks, in-your-home pet sitting, limited premium in-our-home dog boarding and on-site horse care to North Raleigh, Northern Wake, and eastern Durham counties. A highly qualified pet sitter will come to your home once or more times per day, depending on the needs of your pet/s. Fresh food and water, medications if required, walks, and a clean litter box are part of our service. Of course, lots of love and affection are included free with every pet sitting visit! We are licensed, bonded, insured and pet first aid and CPR certified for everyone's peace of mind.


    I hope you will consider me for your dog walking and caring needs. I am available during the day and each weekday while my daughters are in school and on the weekends and would love to walk/care for your dogs. I would be more than happy to give your dogs the daily exercise and special attention they need while you are away. Please ask me for any more questions that you may have or if you would like to set up a play date/interview with me and your dogs. I look forward to hearing from you!


    We had given up on going on vacationing together as a family until we found Cindy. We didn't like the idea of boarding our 2 dogs, Roz and Dakota, but could not find a pet sitter to help us with our 2 Mastiff girls. We had tried another pet sitter who was unable to get Roz to go out of the house. Another dog trainer/pet sitter was hesitant about the job because of Roz's fear aggression with some strangers. Finally, we were lucky enough to find Cindy. Both dogs loved her from the start. They really listen to her and enjoy her company so much that we don't have to worry about them while away. We recently added one more rescued Mastiff to our house and Cindy again did a superb job with all 3. Cindy is a true dog lover and it shows in how she treats and interacts with your pets. We also love her positive attitude and her willingness to accomodate even last minute requests when possible. ~ Marisol Iannuzzi, DVM Youngsville


    I am very about passionate about animals, specifically dogs! I am one of the few (and very lucky, I must say) who are able to get paid to do what they love. I am a part-time vet assistant and foster as well. I would love to be able to help both you and your pet(s) out by giving them that extra attention and/or time when you're not able to! I can provide anything, from walks to possible overnight sitting, medication administration, flexibility if your pet(s) have specific needs, along with not only my personal experience but professional as well.

    • 9 years in business

    Whenever the need arise, Call Imma's. No job is too large or small. You've tried the rest, now try the best.

    • 10 years in business

    I love animals and I've been around dogs my whole life. I have two of myself and I love them so much. I walk my dogs all the time and they're in their best shapes. I would be great for the job.


    Evolutionize your dog! Darwin K9 is a full-service dog training and behavioral problem-solving company that can handle any dog-related needs or issues you may have, regardless of the breed, age, or personality of your pup. Our trainers and behavioral consultants have worked extensively with dogs in obedience training, both on and off leash, as well as behavior modification and problem solving with issues such as dog aggression, jumping, barking, pulling on a leash, and any other unwanted behaviors. Darwin K9 offers Board and Train programs, private in-home lessons, and group classes to best suit your dog's needs. Call or email us today to set up your free evaluation!


    I walk/run dogs. I watch them to make sure their safe. I also feed the dogs to keep them healthy. I love all sorts of dogs and play with them.


    I'm a dog walker. It's not only what I do but also what I love. Dogs have feelings and should be taken care of just like anyone.


    I do basic manners training to behavior modification training and everything in between. I am an ABC certified dog trainer.

    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.

    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

    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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