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  • 2 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynn H.
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My dogs look great. Bonnie and Stewart were awesome to deal with and took great care of our dogs!!! The best grooming experience we have had in Nashville.

Big Daddy’s Do It All
from 54 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal B.
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These guys were absolutely wonderful to work with! They completed the move on-time and did an excellent job. Very professional and everyone on the team was outstanding. I also felt they went above and beyond to offer great customer service and you could tell they really care about making their clients happy. Will definitely use again in the future!

  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Scott S.
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Very pleased with Teacher's Pet dog walking service.. Lori is a very plesent an Responsible an very good with my dog..

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Jolly Paws Pet Care LLC
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Trevor P.
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Nicole at Jolly Paws does a great job! I would highly recommend her for pet care!

Mobile Pet Spaws, LLC
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Velvet P.
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Highly Recommend- Velvet is so much happier since we started using Mobile Pet Spaws

Operation: Paws in Motion
from 5 reviews
    Savannah E.
    Verified review

    Hands down, the best drop in dog care that I have found! Sam has always been punctual and accommodating to last minute schedule changes. Our dogs just adore her and we couldn't imagine having anyone else take care of them!

    • 5 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Lauren R.
    Verified review

    I had an amazing experience with Hotsy! She took great care of my pup, cats, and home. I was so happy to have the chance to let my animals stay at home rather than boarding them. Hotsy sent photos and updates every day while I was on vacation, and I can definitely tell that they got a lot of attention while I was away. We can’t wait to have Hotsy stay again in June!

    • 3 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Sherry A.
    Verified review

    Super friendly and she took great care of our fur babies

    Krishana Futrell
    from 3 reviews
      Chloe S.
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      My husband and I always have Krishana house sit and take care of my dog while we are away. I wouldn't ask anyone else to do it! She is amazing with our pup!

      Mommy and Me Pet Sitting
      from 1 review
        Chi B.
        Verified review

        Mommy and Me have been pet sitting for me for almost two years. They are great. I have a lot of animals and that can be challenging sometimes but they handle it fine. I have 4 horses, two dogs and two outdoor farm cats. They love animals and I couldn't go anywhere without their help.


        I have been training dogs for 7 years. I teach a dog training class for kids in 4-H. I can also groom dogs and express their anal glands. I have worked at a vet's office, so I know a lot of medical information that may come in handy when teaching your dog.


        I really love animals and children, providing the best care possible, and helping others. I am very responsible, reliable, trustworthy, and positive!

        • 13 years in business



        I am willing to pet-sit any type of animal no matter how aggressive. I love all animals. I love some animals even more than I love humans.


        I can provide you with reliable service for house/pet sitting with a sense of calm assurance that your pet will be cared for with love and all subsequent needs of the house maintained during your time away from home. Besides my love of animals, I am a very responsible person. I follow directions well and am a good communicator. I have reliable transportation and the ability to be in good contact by text, phone, or email. Pets are members of the family too and deserve more than someone to just check on them. My service will include lots of friendly interactions with your pet to help make them not feel lonely or sad while you are gone.


        A dog and cat whisperer is available to pamper your pet while you're away. Put your worries aside. Your dog, cat or small animal will be in great hands. I am a veterinary assistant trained to handle even special-needs or aging pets.

        • 4 years in business

        Im a great worker and I go the extra mile.


        I have previous experience working as a dog sitter and a house sitter. I have managed up to three big dogs and two cats at once. Also, I have taken one dog to the vet, when I noticed he was not feeling well


        Do you work long hours? Going on vacation or a business trip and seeking an alternative to boarding? I can provide you with honest, dependable and loving care for your furkids while you are away from home


        I am letting pets out to stretch or walking, or watching while owner is out of town. Prices and services vary to client's satisfaction.

        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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