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Portsmouth Dog Washers

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  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Chantelle H.
Verified review

The Furry Tail treated my dog like a prince while I was away!! I will always use their services 😃 Thank you Cristina for taking such great care of my pup.

  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Fair F.
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Our friends are asking us if we have a new dog. Mattie has been transformed! We work with her daily and she listens and follows commands in a much more timely fashion. Thank you Josh.

Stephanie Bass
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kerry K.
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Stephanie was a godsend. Our previous experience with boarding our four small dogs had left us underwhelmed and we were hoping to find someone who would provide some personal attention to our pets in our own home - especially important as one of them is quite old and has some special needs. Stephanie stayed overnight every night we were gone and took care of our pups as though they were her own - she even figured out how to get our senior dog to eat better than he had done in weeks. We got almost daily text or email updates, which was very reassuring. And it was abundantly clear that our dogs loved her from the first time she came over to meet me. I give Stephanie my highest recommendation and look forward to working with her again.

Need a Walk
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Ed H.
Verified review

I recommend Run Poochie Run for anyone who knows their pets aren't pets but are family. Sterlin was not only professional and knowledgeable but I knew at our first meeting that he was someone I could leave my dog with.

All Things Animal Care
5.0
from 1 review
    Jen S.
    Verified review

    Jan is an animal lover extraordinaire! She has cared for my dog for many years from pet sitting during the day to overnight stays for weeks at a time. I have to be able to trust someone with my dog, as he has a severe heart condition that requires different medications at different times of the day. He also needs to be kept in a calm environment, as too much excitement causes him to have cardiac "episodes." I wouldn't trust my dog with anyone else but Jan because I can count on her to shower my little guy with lots of love and feel confident he is going to receive the extra special care he requires due to his medical condition. I can't say enough nice things about Jan, as her love for animals shines through in everything she does for all of the creatures in her life!

    Maddison Lozier
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Taylor C.
      Verified review

      She was just wonderful. My dogs were well taken care of and so was my house.

      • 4 years in business
      Angel S.
      Verified review

      She is amazing with our dog. She is dependable and reliable. Most important to me, she is trustworthy. I wanted someone that I could trust leaving my dog and house with, she is the one. I would highly recommend her.

      Dog House Grooming Shop
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      We offer grooming for all breeds of dogs and cats, which includes the following: * Clipping -- includes clip, bath, clipping nails, cleaning ears and expressing anal glands and of course, decorating bows or bandanas * Bathing -- includes bath, clipping nails, cleaning ears and expressing anal glands and of course decorating * Medicated baths * Dematting (when possible) * Flea control -- Shampoo, frontline, and advantage * Nail clipping * Nail filing * Ear cleaning * Anal gland expression * Dying and nail painting * Glitter stenciling * Blow pen art

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      I love pets. I am willing to travel. My pets can stay overnight at my house. I'm a loving dog lover and cat lover. I have raised 10 dogs throughout my life. I want to go to college to be a veterinarian.

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      I walk any type of dog. I am a prior military who worked at Fort Eustis as an 88N. I am very interested. I'm 21 years of age. Thank you.

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      Although I am new to this and I have my personal experience with my own dogs, I feel like that is what helps me stand out. I have two great, loving, well behaved and super cared for pups.

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      I'm 24 years old and looking to walk some dogs. I love animals and would love too pursue more work for them.

      About

      Step Up Dog Training classes are about more than just getting your dog to sit and stay; it is about building confidence in both owner and dog to foster a working relationship. As you and your dog develop new skills, you will learn more about your canine friend and how to encourage the behavior you need from it. We do group or private training for all breeds and ages of dogs. We hold group or private classes at our center, Surf Dog in York County, but at-home training is available to clients in the Hampton Roads area. Group classes are $100 for a seven-week course or $50 for a four-week course. Please contact us for information on all of our rates.

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      We are well-rounded women who are very passionate for the care of others, and we will do duties necessary for the job.

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      A Dogs Day Grooming comes to your home so you do not have the hustle of loading your pet and dropping off and picking up .l can come to the comfort of your own home knowing that your baby is being well taken care of . I’m trust worthy and here to serve you.

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      I have always been a sincere lover of all animals, especially dogs. They have always taken to me extremely well. I seem to be able to talk their language.

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      Motley Mutts is a Virginia Beach based company providing a self- and full-service dog washing facility as well as full-service grooming! We use and provide all-natural and earth-friendly products. You will be able to use our wash stations quickly and efficiently, providing a practical convenience at a very reasonable price. Locally owned and operated by true dog lovers, both our human and canine friends will feel right at home. From the clean, beach-like environment to the specially designed "Dog treat shoot", our mission is to ensure that all customers feel like their pet is like family to us at Motley Mutts. Make the dreaded bathtub mess and uncontrollable shake-offs fun for you and your dog. Have Fido's picture taken for our "Wall O Dogs", and enjoy leaving the mess behind. We encourage you to come in and check us out, bring the kids; they will love it! Blu, the Irish Wolfhound pup and Miss Hazel, the Norwegian Elkhound would love to meet everyone. There are weekly specials and drawings held every month. We give discounted washes to all service dogs, and $2 off for sandy dogs fresh off the beach. Come on out and support your local businesses, the SPCA and other various causes through our donations, on behalf of our less fortunate friends! "Get our tub dirty not yours."

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      I love animals and all animals love me. I can take care of them properly and they will have a good walk.

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      Is your dog out of control? Maybe you just got a dog and you want him or her to be well-behaved and listen to you? Here at K9 Connections, I can give your dog the foundation of basic obedience! He or she will learn to follow orders such as sit, down, heel, come, wait, and "leave it" after I teach him! I can help with behavior modifications also! I am a private dog trainer, which also means one-on-one training with your dog. I can come to you or you can drop off your dog to be trained! Hourly training is available also!

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      Top Dog Pet Grooming has over 20 years experience providing high quality grooming. We offer eco-friendly dog shampoos, state of the art drying equipment, competitive prices, and excellent customer service.

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      I love dogs I have one of my own and willing to work after school. School ends at 2:05 and I get home at 2:40.

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      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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