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Buffalo Dog Groomers

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Annie's Purple Pet Services
from 59 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl L.
Verified review

She was wonderful. My dog she groomed did great with her and turned out great!

  • 13 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Eric S.
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Regular cat grooming. Cat did not cooperate very good.

Bark Avenue Pet Salon
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Cyndi L.
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I spoke with Megan a couple of times on the phone before scheduling the appointment. She was attentive and listened as I gave her a history of my cat and expressed my concerns. She explained everything that she would be doing and exactly what it entailed, and she gave her recommendation for the specific hair cut for my kitty. Because he tends to be nervous, she scheduled us on Sunday, when there were no other pets at the shop. I accidentally left my purse there when I dropped Toad off and when I came back to get it he was walking around, taking a break, in the middle of his haircut. This spoke volumes to me. She didn't want to manhandle my guy and stress him out so she took her time and gave him breaks to calm back down. My cat looks great and it is obvious he wasn't too stressed while he was there. He doesn't appear to have any nicks on him, which I know occur easily when grooming cats! I'll be honest and say I did check with a few other places before deciding on the Bark Avenue Pet Salon. The reason I ultimately went with them is mostly based on how Megan made me feel on the phone and the value. Other places offered half the services for the same or even more money! Based on the quality of the cut, the professionalism and the attentiveness of Megan, both to myself and Toad, we will absolutely be back! Thank you!!!

Kim's Dog Grooming
from 11 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin R.
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We just recently had Kim groom our golden retriever. Her prices are affordable and her work is exemplary. I strongly recommend her for all of your dog grooming needs.

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sophia H.
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Lauren takes care of both of my dogs and I can't be more pleased. She is wonderful with them, loves them like her own, and goes above and beyond for them. She is always so responsive and I love that I have direct access to her whenever I need her. Her pricing is reasonable, better than you will find if researching the other, bigger companies in the area. I HIGHLY recommend Lauren!

Ragdoll Koms Grooming
from 2 reviews
    Judy M.
    Verified review

    Pam is the best! I would not take my shihtzu to anyone but her! Not only is she the best groomer, but our dog Lola just loves her! She really takes time to get to know your dog. Being a first time dog owner when asked she always gives us tips and suggestions! We just think she is the best!

    from 1 review
      Michelle B.
      Verified review

      From the moment my dogs met Theresa they loved her. They were difficult with other groomers getting their nails trimmed etc, but it was like she put them at ease. She took the time to get to know my dogs and provides personalized, professional service. I didn't feel like just another number in line. I will never take my dogs anywhere else. I highly recommend Theresa and so do my dogs!


      I love animals. I get along with big dogs and little dogs. I would never hit a dog. I love any type of breed and I'm a good person with a good personality.


      I enjoy caring for dogs of all shapes and sizes. I look going for walks and runs whatever your pup prefers. I will promise to give tons of love and affection to your best fury friend.


      personal attention to pets and their people. Flexible schedule, mid day dog relief & transportation for vetnary visits.


      Specializing in one on one grooming treatment, especially for nervous, old and difficult dogs. I provide a quiet environment and relaxed approach to help fearful or older pets relax. All shampoos are hypoallergenic and all natural.

      • 5 years in business

      Dog grooming salon on my home, so dogs don't need to be put in crate before or after groom. Owners can pick dog up as soon as it's groomed.

      • 6 years in business

      My work stands out because I understand the animals and what they need. I am also young and can keep up with them and take them running and playing. I have been around animals my whole life and have three dogs of my own. I understand not everyone has time to walk or play with their dogs while working; that's where i come in.


      I offer pet grooming with bathing and nails, and I have many more services for all your dog care needs. I also do cut downs and ears. Call today to get your dog and make them feel better. The hot weather is coming, so get them feeling good to.


      I am great with dogs and show love and care. I treat all animals as if they were mine. This is my day job to help me stay fit.


      Command Control Protection Dogs trains Belgian Malinois and German shepherds to be elite, family, executive protection dogs.

      • 3 hires on Thumbtack

      Pet Services including but not limited to: Cat Grooming, Dog Grooming, and Pet Sitting.


      I provide house cleaning, gardening, dog walking, giving dogs baths, making sure they have food and water. Anything to help your day go by a little easier.


      I walk dogs According to what the owner instructs me to do. (bigger dogs need longer walks due to the fact that they tend to need more exercise). I also wash the dogs. This happens at your home and all this is for an exceptional price.


      I will walk your dog and pet sit while you are away. I clean also. I can take care of any animals you need taken care of. I am a mature woman who you can trust, and I am very reliable. I just love animals and would take care of them like they were my own.


      I love dogs of all kinds, shapes, sizes and different breeds. I will love all dogs until the end. I'm walking dogs.

      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?

      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

      How much do you tip the dog groomer?

      Do you have a dog that you get groomed regularly? If you do, you’ve probably wondered how much — or even if — you’re supposed to tip your dog groomer. Treat your dog groomer as you would your own hair stylist. A 15 percent to 20 percent tip is an appropriate amount to show your appreciation for a dog grooming job well done. If your dog didn’t get clean or their nails didn’t get properly clipped, then you certainly don’t have to tip. But if you’re satisfied with the service, consider the tip part of the standard dog grooming price, and just plan it into your dog care budget so you’ll have a happy groomer and a well-groomed dog. Here are a few examples of when you should tip extra:

      • Your dog bit the groomer! Not good. A big tip will help.
      • Your pooch barked like a wild beast or wrestled the groomer the entire time.
      • Your dog’s hair was extra gross and dirty — think dog poo or major mud matted in their hindquarters.
      • Your senior or disabled dog can’t stand on their own and needs extra care and support.
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