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Plainfield Dog Groomers

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Pooch Ventures
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Katie M.
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Best grooming my dogs have ever had. They were completely calm and comfortable throughout, and they look great afterwards.

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SKL House Grooming
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Audrey W.
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Sing did an amazing job grooming my dog. She is very experienced and very professional. She created very trusting rapport with my dog. My dog not only looks great, but enjoyed the experience as well. I highly recommend Sing.

  • 9 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Gilberto L.
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These girl's we're awesome and best of all my teddy loved them he wouldn't stand still looking for them I strongly recommend them if u want the best call them off the leash animal grooming 516-220-5610 Joanne and jazmin 516-313-4132

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  • 39 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Bruce has been very patient and informative. He has helped me decide whether a service dog was right for me by providing the crucial information that I couldn't find online. The guidance has been extremely reassuring. I look forward to the process of finding and training a dog with Bruce.

  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Eva P.
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Prima Donna has been taking care of our dog since she was a puppy. When Donna first came to meet with us she was the first person to make our puppy feel comfortable. Now for the past year and a half our dog has has been loving her walks, hikes and play dates with Deb, Donna and Rob. She leaves with her tail wagging and comes home ready for a nap. Also, you get updates and can check out awesome action shots on Facebook. Prima Donna is professional, reliable and most importantly they LOVE animals. I recommend them without reservation and am SO happy to have found them!

Kirby Dog Land
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon N.
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Kirby Land Dog Grooming is the best. I have been using Marge to groom my dog for many years. I wouldn't trust anyone else to groom my "Fur Baby" very gentle and compassionate

Ray&Fay's Pet Care
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Vikas D.
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Fay did a fantastic job grooming our dog, Bocce. He so happy to have him summer haircut and we’re thankful we found a new groomer in the neighborhood!

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Grooming by Daria
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Angela C.
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Daria did a fantastic job grooming my pomapoo, Gia. She loved Daria so much she wanted to go home with her! It’s so comforting to have my dog groomed at home, total transparency. Daria was so accommodating when I asked her to clip another dogs nails on the spur of the moment. I highly recommend Daria!

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Groomingdales Pet Spa
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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EL B.
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Very friendly, very professional. My dog looks great, groomed her just they way I asked, offered advice and suggestions. Easy to get to from 22, 33, or 78

Ruff Recruits
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Michael A.
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We are extremely pleased that we selected Emma. She is a wonderful person and absolutely knows what to do. Our puppy was born to a street dog in Puerto Rico and when we adopted her, she did not have the best habits. Emma has taught us what to do, how to do it and when to do it. Our Sabrina is learning quickly and we employ what Emma has taught us and it never fails. She is flexible with scheduling and is always on time. You cannot do better than hiring Emma! Sabrina sits on command, heels when walking and sits at every street intersection. There is more to be done but thus far, it has been a rewarding and very useful training period.

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Gentle Touch By Debbie
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Anne W.
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She was fantastic! Wonderful with the dog, a wealth of knowledge. It was as if we had a Veterinarian groom our dog.

Your Dog's Best Friend
4.4
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Caralisa M.
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My boy Charley always stays at the YDBF daycare and he loves it. I have never seen a dog excited about leaving home. All the walkers treat him like their own dog and I know he is being loved and looked after. Even for his weekly walks, Charley looks forward to them coming to get him. I don't know what I would do without them. Thanks guys!

Sheri's Pampered Pets
4.4
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah D.
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Sheri is very kind and talented. She groomed our little fella Pete; he's a yorkie who gets stressed out when he's groomed, so I thought a personalized grooming might be better for him. It was perfect! And when he was done he gave Sheri kisses. Would highly recommend her.

Severta F.
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I was very pleased with her services, and professionalism. I would recommend Ms. Ellese grooming stations to the people that I know with dogs.

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Dominique Designs Dogs!
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Lyubov R.
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I had the pleasure of meeting Dominique and Lee for grooming my dog Gina. They are wonderful people who did an amazing job. Thank you guys!

  • 13 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqui A.
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Professional, calm atmosphere for my cats grooming experience. And they offer pick up and drop off service. Perfect for a gal who has 225 pound cat. I will surely be back

Eileen L.
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Penny is an animal lover! She gives TLC to each and every furry client that comes through her door. I love her "before & after" posts. Her grooming is top notch. 🐾

Rachel's paw spot
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa W.
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Roxy looks beautiful! ...and was stress free , so was I....Rachel was great friendly and sweet to Roxy and did an amazing job this is how I will be getting my dog groomed from now on .I highly recommend!! Thank you :)

Empire City Paws
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Belle H.
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Great dog walking service! They're very professional and genuinely care about my dog. Very reliable and always on time. I have a large dog and was a little nervous at first, but they know what they're doing and are able to handle him easily. I get daily reports on their app, including pics! Sometimes I don't know who enjoys the walks more. My dog or the them!

Walks of Westchester
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Peter B.
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I met KalI through a friend a couple of months ago after I had been looking for a good dog walker for some time. My dog Bub and myself met Kali in a park in Tarrytown. She is polite, well spoken and certainly was a natural with bub. She has been walking bub for a while now and I can say this. He's thrilled when she arrives and exhausted when she leaves. That's all I can ask for in a dog walker. I highly recommend her

chelsea dpethotels
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa S.
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Ioana was a pleasure. My dog always get very nervous going to the groomer but was comfortable with Ioana and looked great after she was done. Will certainly use her again.

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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