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Spokane Pet Care Professionals

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

  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Merlin W.
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Katie was conscientious and very giving in taking care of our three pups. They were happy and content from all indications. I would highly recommend Katie for the care of your dog(s) and for house sitting.

The Critter Sitter
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jana K.
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Unfortunately, we had to cancel our trip due to illness. I was very pleased with all aspects of Lori's attitude and willingness to take care of our pets. I am definitely going to contact her the next time we need help with the cats & dog.

Peace of Mind Vacations
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marilyn K.
Verified review

Rene was very flexible with my schedule. My dog loved her. I had a great vacation because I felt secure that my house and pet were in good hands.

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kelli A.
Verified review

Our family has known Candice for 23 years. She babysat our five children in addition to looking after our family pet during the work week. Candice worked for us several years but has maintained contact with our family since. She was always on time with a smile and loving arms. We always felt confident in leaving our loved ones in her care, knowing she was going beyond the expectations.

Karen
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy T.
Verified review

Karen makes herself so available. She returns your calls promptly, answers texts quickly, concisely answers any questions you may have prior to her taking care of your pets or while you are gone. Karen even texted some pictures of our happy dogs. She is very calm, caring & genuinely loves all animals - so much experience with animals her whole life. Sweet, sweet gal!

Puppy Clips Spaw
4.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Clifford P.
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It had been 1 year since last care, of our long haired cat. Belly was very matted. Will have Puppy Clips Spaw do him again.

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
John K.
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Jean and her partner Nancy have been more than helpful with our pet issues. They are prompt and professional. They are very knowledgable and effective in their training of us and our dogs. I have recommended them to others in my community.

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I do dogs and cats. I have extreme love for both. There's no need that they are not number one in my day. They become my dogs and cats for the short period they are with me, and I'm in their presence!

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I have always loved animals. I grew up in the foster care system and I was lucky to be able to work with animals. I have fully cared for a huge array animals. From lizards, snakes, cats and dogs to horses. I have even worked with kids.

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The services I offer are as follows: * Cat sitting, feeding and changing litter * Dog walking, playing, and feeding * Alternative medicine treatment of dogs, cats, and horses, including massage, Reiki, and acupressure I have PhD in integrative medicine/alternative medicine. I work with people and animals.

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We do just about anything, including housekeeping, yard work, home renovation, and landscaping services. We also offer other services, such as large and small animal care grooming and training and a lot more! We also have low rate prices! Just call to schedule an appointment!

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I work on shopping, errands, housecleaning, pet and yard care, interior painting, in-home business assisting, home organizing, move preparations, home sale preparations, and hauling.

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I am reliable, affordable, and trustworthy.

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I have worked for a vet to where I have learned animal behavior. I have raised and trained Jack Russell dogs. I have followed Ceasar's training methods. Walking and working with dogs is my passion.

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I offer pet and house sitting, helping in moving and fixing small jobs around the house, including mowing the lawn.

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I love animals. I am looking for opportunities to pet sit. I have dogs, cats, and rabbits. I know how to care for many different kinds of animals. I would love to do pet sitting for you!

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I've had a few pets of my own, and I have good experience with animals. I will take good care of your pet while you are gone. All your requirements will be completed. Both you and your pet will be satisfied.

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I will come to your home and take care of your pets and watch your home while you are gone. I am honest and reliable.

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We have a variety of grooming services available, and we can have your dog or cat in and out usually in 2 hours or less -- the other guys keep your pet for the whole day! We take extra special attention to your elderly pets and make sure to notify you of anything out of the ordinary about your pet. So come on down to Classie Pets Grooming Salon, and treat your pet to a personal and thorough grooming experience! We hope to see you soon! We are conveniently located on Nevada St. in Spokane, WA.

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Hello! I am a Spokane based college student. I am looking for an extra side job, and my hours are very flexible. I absolutely adore all animals, dogs especially, which is why I am looking for a position as a dog walker or pet sitter. I have had a lot of general experience, from owning animals to watching the pets of a neighbor/friend. I would greatly appreciate any opportunity.

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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