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Kent Dog Groomers

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Brainy Cakes Pet Sitting
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brady S.
Verified review

Melinda is incredible! I think our pets are hoping we will travel again soon so that they can hang out with her! She is very diligent, detailed, and absolutely loves animals. She really treated our older cat and dog like they were her own. I cannot recommend her highly enough and it gave us great piece of mind that our pets and home would be well cared for while we were gone.

Dog's Vacation Home
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Gene S.
Verified review

Nicole took amazing care of my two toy yorkies! One of my dogs has some medical issues and Nicole followed by a directions exactly on how to care for her and I was very impressed and it made me feel very comfortable and safe leaving them with her. She and her so. Are both very sweet, gentle and loving. Nicole has cared for my dogs on four different occasions. My dogs get. Dry excited when we pull up to her home because they know where they are. I highly recommend her

Puget Sound Mobile Grooming
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia A.
Verified review

Arrived promptly as scheduled with a smile on her face and, warmly, greeted the dogs. She showed me the grooming van and assured me off what services would be done. Both dogs came back smelling fantastic with clean ears, teeth, fur and manicured paws :) highly recommended!!

Fabulous Pet & Home Care
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Marie S.
Verified review

Absolutely the best service and care for our home! Leah not only does a beautiful job, but is also a wonderful person. I cannot recommend her enough, we won't use anybody else!! Also our dogs adore her!

Pavlov's Pets
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Nicole S.
    Verified review

    Marni is absolutely the best! She goes above and beyond when it comes to caring for my dogs. She follows instructions meticulously, asks all the right questions, and is extremely responsible and trustworthy. Her love of animals is evident in how she interacts with them and makes the effort to learns their specific needs and characters. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of high quality, reliable pet care.

    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Lisa C.
    Verified review

    Went well. Could use a larger space to let cats stretch their legs like the dogs do.

    Casey
    5.0
    from 1 review
      William R.
      Verified review

      Casey is absolutely phenomenal with dogs. She is very reliable and seems to almost be able to talk with them. I can't recommend her highly enough.

      About

      Hello. My name is Nancy. I have been grooming both dogs and cats for longer than 20 years. I love to assist pet owners with their furry friends, so they look and smell amazing!

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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      --We provide a safe environment & personalized attention for your dog in our loving home--we are NOT a dog kennel. --We provide daily updates/photos of your dog to increase your peace-of-mind

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      I will happily walk or sit your dog. I am available during Monday-Friday and occasionally on weekends. I am friendly and responsible. I have a pet of my own, and I know that I would also like your pet in good hands.

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      I like dogs and being around them. They keep me on my toes in a good way.

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      I live in my service area so my client know me as their neighbor. My schedule is flexible and my fee is affordable. New clients can try my service for free (30 minutes) with no obligation. I am licensed, insured, and bond, so my client can have a peace of mind that they are in good hand. I love being around animals especially dogs. I love what I do and so lucky to do what I love.

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      I have been training dogs of all breeds for over 20 years now, and I am a member of the Pet Training Association club. I am also the author of the Dog Training System.

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      I clean houses, walk all dogs, and take care of pets. I can also mow the lawn, do garden work or pet sit?

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      Maggi McClure is a certified dog trainer (CPDT), and she holds a professional membership with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. For over 15 years, Maggi has been coaching people and their dogs in a broad capacity. She has taught and trained family dog obedience at some of the top training and boarding kennels in Western Washington both as a staff trainer and head trainer. Maggi assisted and taught agility for the Rainier Agility Team and MAC Agility Center. As a head trainer at the Canine Country Club, she created a new training program that focused on the use of positive feedback to the dog for behavioral issues, socialization, and manners. Maggi now resides on Vashon Island where she offers her training services to the island community and surrounding Puget Sound area. In-home consultations, teaching classes and coaching other canine professionals has all been part of her path as a trainer. Maggi has also worked as a commercial and movie animal trainer, and she has trained for companies such as Panasonic, Warner Brothers, Iams, and PetSmart. With such a broad background in training and her experience competing and teaching in agility, herding, and having two Delta Society therapy dogs, Maggi brings both a high-skill level and a creative approach in helping owners resolve issues or setting new goals for their pets. We offer creative solutions for you and your dog or puppy.

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      You can think of training as learning life lessons. Pet dogs have the capacity to become a loving, even tempered, and well-mannered member of the family. All it takes is hard work dedicated to teaching dogs according to how they learn individually. My understanding of dog communication and cognition allows me to accommodate various levels of intelligence and energy in order to structure a lesson plan for individual dog needs. Training should motivate confidence and problem solving which can be built upon to gain consistency in proper behavior, end unwanted behaviors and strengthen the bond of your family.

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      I offer the following pet care services: * walk and play visits for dogs and cats * private boarding in my home for small dogs * pet sitting in your home If you are uneasy about placing your pet in a kennel during your vacation, consider personal care in my home or yours. I never take more than 2 dogs at a time into my home; they will be walked frequently, and they will get a lot of play time and individual attention. Call me for a "meet and greet" and for my rates.

      About

      Grooming is more than just a bit of pet pampering; it is an important step in keeping your pet happy and healthy. Regular baths and nail trims help remove harmful germs from fur and paws that get picked up as your dog plays outside. It also provides an opportunity for the groomer to notice and treat dried or cracked paw pads and observe skin issues.

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      I am a single mom just trying to make a living helping others by walking their pets or watching their children so they can go out for the night. I have passed a background check recently with the state of WA, and I am a very loving and caring person. I am ready to help people.

      • 7 years in business
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      I train little pups into mellow, mild-mannered mutts and teach pet owners to understand where their dog/puppy is coming from.

      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?

      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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