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Alexandria Dog Groomers

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Miller Pet Grooming LLC
from 99 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
Gary S.
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Great dog grooming at a reasonable price.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen Z.
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I thought Julia was VERY NICE. She did a wonderful job on my pet. I think my dog now loves Julia. I would highly recommend her. Banshee now is clean, smells good, has a great new haircut and I am totally very pleased with everything. Thank you Gi Brothers Mobile Dog Grooming and Julia.

Pet Grooming by Sarah
from 48 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Tara N.
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I have a Labradoodle and two cats. Sarah has groomed my dog and cut my cats' nails for about the past 21/2 years. She has done an outstanding job. Prior to using Sarah, my dog was very agitated when I brought her to be groomed and was extremely upset when I would pick her up. Additionally, I was never very happy with how the dog looked. In contrast, my dog is always thrilled to see Sarah and is calm and happy when I pick her up. She also looks fabulous. Since Sarah has been grooming my dog, people have stopped me on the street to comment on how beautiful my dog is! Sarah is equally professional and gentle with my cats. It is very obvious that Sarah is a very talented groomer. Most importantly however, is that she clearly is an animal lover and advocate. She genuinely enjoys her time with each pet and "sees" them. She does not rush her work. I enthusiastically recommended Sarah.

  • 1 year in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Christine S.
Verified review

My dog was cared for and groomed so well. I couldn't had asked for a better experience, very timely service and grooming quality was awesome. The grooming had even helped add shine to her coat and my dog felt relaxed during, left with a high quality groom service and talented dog groomer who I will go back to see. Reasonable rates and too service. I highly recommend to any one, best dog grooming service experience ever.

Sudzy Pets
from 33 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Rande F.
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Groomer arrived on time, ready for my pup. Grooming went well she looks very cute and smells great. Very good experience.

Pet Grooming by Sarah
from 21 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Tara N.
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I have a Labradoodle and two cats. Sarah's grooming of the dog has been a showstopper. People often stop us on the street to admire the dog. Sarah is the consummate perfectionist. She never cuts corners and is very attentive to your wishes. On top of that, she is absolutely wonderful with the animals. She is truly an animal lover and advocate. My dog loves to see her and is always in a good mood after being groomed. This has definitely not been the case with other groomers. Sarah does a wonderful job trimming my cats' nails, as well. I highly recommend Sarah.

The Sudsy Puppy
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Tim H.
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First time cat grooming for matted hair and clumps in my cat Thor. Was worried he might scratch or bite but was told he was very calm the whole way through. He came back nice and fresh, trimmed nails, and with a shaved sensitive area to avoid further clumping. All I had to do was drop him off and they called letting me know he'd be ready in 20 minutes which was perfect. No trouble, very friendly and professional, would definitely go again!

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Calming Cuts
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Denise E.
Verified review

We had a wonderful experience. Our dog is 13 and ailing. He would not allow anyone to touch him. Our groomer approached Seth very calmly, spending a lot of time gaining his trust. We were impressed and grateful. Highly recommend!

Hush Puppy's Grooming
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Linda E.
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Hush Puppy Grooming has been grooming our dog for years. Maria is AMAZING! So patient and loving and very skilled. You won't be disappointed, highly recommend her.

Vanessa Moore
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Del F.
Verified review

Took in Noodle after she had been tossed from place to place. She was in pretty bad shape. Vanessa took her time and worked with Noodle to be able to get the matts out. She looks like a new dog. Will definitely have Vanessa groom her again.

from 9 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Emily B.
Verified review

Sudzypets was wonderful this morning! We had all three of our dogs groomed today and they all look amazing. I highly recommend this service. Our neighbor even came over to get a quote for their dog.

  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ann S.
Verified review

I loved the groomer!! My dog did too! My dog had a tumor on her eye and was kinda protective about it and the groomer sensed it and she was wonderful with the dog!

  • 7 years in business

I take my responsibility to your pets very seriously and go above and beyond to ensure that your pets are loved and cared for as if they were my own. I value customer service very highly and do my best to establish a relationship with my clients that foster this.


We are experienced, insured and bonded, pet first aid certified, and DogTEC-certified dog walker who was featured in Washingtonian Magazine's Guide to the Best Pet Care. Amanda's Pet Care is a premier dog walking and pet sitting service exclusively serving Arlington pets since 2004. Amanda has over 14 years of professional experience in working with all sorts of animals at a zoo, an aquarium, as well as with another pet sitting company before starting Amanda's Pet Care. Our specialty is dog exercise which include midday dog walking, doggie day trips, and our exclusive puppy walk program. We strongly believe that many dog behavioral problems are caused by a lack of both mental and physical stimulation, and we work closely with our clients to ensure that their pets are getting the appropriate training and exercise they need for their breed, age and activity level. At Amanda's Pet Care, we are dedicated to providing the best care for your pets, just as you would. We work closely with each of our clients by staying informed of their pet's care and of any changes in their routine. Our clients value the reliable, personalized service that we offer and our commitment to their pets. All of our clients' pets are treated as if they were our own.


I am the best dog walker or pet sitter in the DC area. If you are looking for a reliable person, then you have found me.


Pet Boarding Service, Dog Sitter, Pet Groomer, Dog Walking, Day Care & Sitting


We are committed to making pets look great. We are passionate about grooming pets at a great value. Our professional groomers are dedicated to providing hands-on care that will leave your pet feeling happy and looking great.


I care for the elderly people. I also worked in child care for ages 6 months to 2 years. I also do dog walking every day because my client has a small dog. I want to try part-time or whatever the time be.

  • 5 years in business

Experience training and teaching


I am giving the time you wish you had with your dog. I will take your dog for long walks and play different games with him/her.


I do dog walking, dog sitting, and other care, including overnight care. I am great with all types of 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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