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Akron Pet Care Professionals

Browse these pet care services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Akron.

  • 16 years in business
  • 343 hires on Thumbtack
C. M.
Verified review

I am one of the partners of a large construction company in the area. josh and his team took care of the exterior of a rehab in Akron. This is exactly what we we're looking for! I look foreword to having them out on future jobs as well!

  • 13 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Erik T.
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Reliable Pets took care of my animals while we were out of town for 2 weeks . My pets were well taken care of, bathed, and their prices were more than reasonable. I would highly recommend my friends and family to use Reliable Pets if they ever needed extended pet care.

Angels in the Innfield, LLP
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly L.
Verified review

Angie has taught me how to handle my dog, and in return, my dog is a much better behaved pet. She really listened to my concerns and made a plan to work on each one of them. I highly recommend Angels in the Infield! Professional, friendly, and very knowledgeable about training dogs (and their people).

  • 22 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Florencia B.
Verified review

Great service, super responsible and caring for my dog, which is sick. It is clear that she loves pet and I really, really trust her. Also, she has been very flexible with me in more than one occasion. Great work!

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Temeka S.
Verified review

Great service! 1 Prissy pet was professional. She did a great job with my 3 pound Yorkie, and my pit bull! I look forward to working with her, hopefully for many years to come.

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey V.
Verified review

Dianne did an exceptional job grooming our Goldendoodle Winnie. Winnie looks beautiful! We felt extremely comfortable leaving our puppy with Dianne. She was warm and welcoming, treating Winnie as if she was one of her own. In the past when we would pick Winnie up from the groomer, she was bolting for the door as if to say "let's get out of this place!". However, when we picked her up from Dianne, she was roaming the house and playing with Dianne's dog. We could tell she was very comfortable and not anxious at all! Dianne has earned our business going forward and we highly recommended her services to any pet owner. Thank you, Dianne!

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Caring For Pets LLC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeff M.
Verified review

We were very pleased the care our dog received. It was very comforting to know our pet was in good hands.

K-9 Comfort Zone, Ltd.
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jim S.
Verified review

Jennifer the trainer really is outstanding. She goes 'above and beyond' (for example: she has taken evening phone calls from us for pep talks in between sessions). She is so good at what she does because she genuinely cares about the dogs and their human owners, and it shows. She is realistic and pulls no punches explaining that training is WORK, yet is kind and encouraging every step of the way. She has given us the tools to take a challenging & stressful situation on, make a plan, and see it through. We are seeing results in short time and trust that, if we stick with it, we are going to get the kind of RESULTS that will make the investment so incredibly worthwhile.

  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Susan K.
Verified review

This is the most fabulous dog service ever!!! I have used several animal care services in the past, none are as good as Cuddles & Care!!!! I have used Diana for several years and Yogi, my terrier cross, absolutely loves her. Best service ever!!! Highest recommendation possible.

Saving Grace K9s
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah P.
Verified review

Saving Grace K9 understand the breed-specific quirks and behaviors that are normal for a Hungarian Vizsla and advised us on how to work to modify his behaviors that are less than ideal. When pet sitting they treated our pup like one of their own and regularly sent pictures of the good time he was having with them. Jean and her family have a genuine love for both dogs and people and it shows in her work and business.

Debs Pampered Pets
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
Verified review

Deb was great! Great care for a great price!

About

I do not crate my dogs. No crate drying. Warm towels, your dog will be the only one here so they won’t be as scared by other barking dogs. I love love and care for them as if they are my own.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I take a personal approach to my job. For many pets, staying at home is a better choice then being put in a new environment. There is less chance of picking up diseases, or stress of not being in a pet's own environment. I have visited many facilities and see that the dogs are given food and shelter, but not much personal attention, which I can readily share with them. My other service offered is dog walking. When I walk a dog I am fully aware of my surroundings so as to keep our walk safe and stress free. I am considerate about picking up dog waste, as I care about our environment. I am insured and bonded, plus have had a background check from a place of employment. I love meeting new people and getting to enjoy their pets. The pets in my care all have different personalities, with likes and dislikes. It is fun to play with them. I do not overbook so that I can spend quality time with my cats and dogs. It is a pleasure to give owners a peace of mind knowing that their pet(s) are well taken care of.

About

Kim, the owner and instructor of Classy K-9z Academy of Pet Styling, has been a dog groomer for over 23 years. Specializing in hand scissoring of most breeds, she will be able to teach the student with everything they need to know in order to succeed in the grooming profession. We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you, and discuss your career goals in the animal field. Whether it is to be a bather/brusher, work for a veterinarian, another groomer or grooming facility, or even to own your own dog grooming shop. We treat your pet like family.

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I provide fenced in backyard, overnight boarding, walking on the towpath trail daily, feeding, cleanup and playtime. Get pics, texts and Facetime or Skype if you want while you are away.

About

First, I love animals especially dogs and cats. I would treat your pets as I treat my own, with love and kindness always and try not to spoil them too much. I will walk, feed and give massages to your furry friend. My welcome reward: sloppy kisses!

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We offer our services daily, weekly and on your vacation times. We are available to walk your dogs or feed and play with your animals.

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I walk dogs because it gives me the opportunity to meet others and help others out while they're working.

  • 5 years in business
About

Because I don't do it for the money I do it for the love I have for animals. My results are always positive and happy customers. I don't just do what's enough I go beyond with the attention and care I give these pets.

About

My name is Romelo. I have been dealing with animals since I was born(dogs, cats, turtles, snakes, baby alligators, rabbits and fish). My dad has had all of them. He has trained me to know what each animal likes and dislikes, and what to do if it's mad or how to play when its not mad so it doesn't get mad. I love animals, they have become my life.

About

Will come to your home and walk the dogs, feed, walk, clean litter boxes, bath, brush out hair, play with the cats or dogs. Your precious darlings will be well taken care of so that you can take that vacation you have always wanted. I am a big animal lover. I have 6 chihuahua's, 3 chinchilla's, and an African Grey Parrot. I also have equine experience.

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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