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Clifton Pet Care Professionals

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  • 8 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy B.
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Matthew was very responsive and took care of a long overdue repair in my apartment. Finally I don’t have to look at an eyesore around my a/c or smell the neighbors smoke.

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Suzanne's Pet Services
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karin B.
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Suzanne took care of our home and 75 gallon fish tank and fish beautifully! We wanted to have someone in our home during our trip to see family, and felt so comfortable knowing that she was taking care of things. During our time away, a neighborhood crisis occurred with gas leaks coming through the sewer system and she was there for us and our home. We would definitely hire her again in the future! She also gave us advice on our dog’s fears about going down our stairs - he now goes up and down without issue!! She is friendly and warm - we are glad to have found her!

  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Rulx N.
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She was the perfect person for the job. The best thing about her, was her passion for pets. Very amazing individual and pet lover.

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SKL House Grooming
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
JAEHEE K.
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She is such a good groomer and provided me good information about dog care. I am vey satified with your work and her help.

Pooch Ventures
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Pooch Ventures responded very quickly, with a very reasonable quote. I was able to make an appointment for the next day to have a groomer come to our apartment. Olga arrived exactly on time, and took great care to groom Pinto as we wanted. She doesn't speak much English but with a photo we were able to convey how we wanted him trimmed. She was thorough and kind, and our 7 month old pup sat quietly for 2 hours, plus cooperated with a bath.

  • 2 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Melis b.
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Michael is great and very accommodating with my schedule. He always made sure to send me updates on Vicky and also fed her and gave her medicine. I highly recommend him.

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suki lau
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelsey K.
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I found Suki through Thumbtack and couldn't be happier. I live in lower Manhattan and was struggling to find a reliable, qualified and reasonably priced dog walking service after my current walker for ~2 years moved to California. Suki is great to work with. She is flexible and conscious of both mine and Oakley's needs. She updates me on Oakley's walks and is very polite and caring. I couldn't have asked for a better person to take care of my pup when I can't be there. I highly recommend entrusting Suki with your pet care needs.

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Flipz Pet Care
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole Y.
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I had Jenn's pet care watch my bunny for around 2.5 weeks while I was on vacation. I could not have been happier! They came every day to give her food/water, clean up her cage, and let her run around to have some fun. I was sent pics and updates daily, and could see that they were taking very good care of my pet while I was away. I would recommend to anyone! Jenn and her associate Jessica are fantastic!!

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  • 39 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jalen B.
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My experience with Bruce could be described as nothing less than a blessing. He is extremely easy to talk to, answers any question, and truly cares about you, your pet and your experience. He is very informative and is willing to work with your needs. AND it’s a plus he comes straight to you! I cannot wait to continue to work with Bruce and believe he will do great things for me and my pup.

Luxury Leash Pet Care
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Yelena R.
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Susan is beyond amazing. She connected with my 5 month lab instantly and he looks forwards to her walks every week. She always has his best interest in mind and I love that. Susan is completely professional, but very personable. She constantly works with my ever changing schedule and I can not thank her enough for that. I highly recommend Susan and Luxury Leash Pet Care.

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My Exclusive Trainer
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Meg B.
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Really motivates me, super nice, love herr!! Really cares about her clients!!

The Pawtrotters
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Elise N.
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Kristian was prompt, courteous, and caring with my pup! My dog took to him right away and felt very safe and happy in his presence. We look forward to using more of Kristian’s services, as our standards are set with what we look for in a dog walker. If you’ve found Kristian, look no further!

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Dominique Designs Dogs!
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barbara R.
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I sent a review yesterday, but I will repeat it. Dominique and Lee were wonderful, caring and very efficient. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of pet grooming services. Barbara

Rover New York
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Ken N.
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An excellent way to find great pet care in your neighborhood or nearby. The Rover website and app let you easily choose, schedule, and communicate with pet sitters and walkers. Sitters and walkers are vetted and background-checked before they can be listed on Rover. Other pluses: 24-7 customer service staff support, the ability to get updates and photos from a sitter or walker during a service, and protections offered through the Rover Guarantee.

No Worries Moving
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy L.
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Andre and his partner helped me move my Manhattan studio apartment. He communicated well - provided confirmation a day ahead, notified me before arriving, and was promptly on time. He provided all the professional moving supplies and took care of each of my furniture pieces for the move. Andre worked methodically, which made the entire process seamless and quick. Andre also helped remove an old air conditioner from my wall sleeve and placed my new air conditioner in as well. His rate was unbeatable. Service was professional. I would highly recommend Andre for moving jobs an fixing jobs.

Linda Ryan
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Christine F.
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Linda was great! She took very good care of my cat and texted me every day to let me know how she was doing. I would definitely recommend Linda and I will use her services again!

  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jesse N.
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Claws N' Paws has been taking wonderful care my chihuahua, Frankenstein during the day while I'm at work or away for the weekend. Tammy especially has been an absolute delight to work with, she is super flexible, diligent, responsive and wonderful with pets! She's been an absolute joy to work with has pointed out a number of things as to the care of my little guy and he has been even more pleasant making me an even happier pet owner! Thank you for you wonderful work, Tammy!

Happy Tails
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Paul D.
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Brian is the ultimate in trust and care for my dog, Stewie. I am so fortunate to have him.

  • 13 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah Z.
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Debbie took great care with my 22 yr old cat Smokey. I highly recommend her.

Lizzette Jannette
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Graeme A.
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I had a great experience working with Lizzette. She helped me with a complex pet care task and did an excellent job. She was reliable, communicative, and a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommended.

PoshPups JC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nikkie Z.
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Aisha (the owner of Posh Pups JC) is my favorite dog walker. My dog is always as excited to see her as she is to see family members. I think that tells you something about the way Aisha is with dogs in order to get them to love her his much. She radiates a kind, caring and calm energy that puts dogs (and people) at ease. She's also great at accommodating my dog's special needs. BONUS: she posts cute photos of her clients' fur-babies on Instagram. I love that they're often smiling! :)

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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