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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Irvine Dog Groomers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Bark Bath

Bark Bath is a company located in Costa Mesa that attempts to give pet owners the tools and resources needed in providing complete spa treatments for their pets. The company has many years of experience serving clients throughout Orange County, and it allows pet owners to choose from a range of shampoos that include oatmeal, hypoallergenic, medicated, odor, and white/black dog. Clients concerned about fleas can bring their shampoo or use the company’s on-site. Additional services include ear cleaning, anal gland expression/sanitary trim, and trimming for nails, under-paws, and bellies. Clients also may wish to use the company’s professionals for full-service grooming if not into self-service. This procedure takes around two hours.

Costa Mesa, CA 92627


Bella and Bugsy's

Bella and Bugsy’s is a mobile pet groomer that specializes in dog and cat spa services. "Lion cuts" are available for cats, and the Bella and Bugsy's trailer will go anywhere the client asks within the coverage area, which includes more than a dozen cities in the southern portion of Orange County, including Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Irvine, and Newport Beach. The company specializes in breed-specific styling sessions that involve custom cuts, puppy cuts, and shave downs. All packages feature custom bathing, full blow-drying, blueberry facials, conditioning treatments, and pad/sanitary trims as well as brushing, minor de-matting, nail trims, and eye/ear cleaning.

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677


Celebrity Paw Spa

Celebrity Paw Spa traces back its roots more than 30 years to Lisha’s Grooming Salon. Owner Lisha Fisher launched the business in 1984 and turned it over to sister Lindell Naito-Zieg in 1998. Naito-Zieg would eventually transform Lisha’s into Celebrity Paw Spa, desiring to give pets and their owners a taste of luxury with their visits to the salon. Aside from spa activities, the company offers daycare services and acts as a boutique and cafe for pets. It operates out of Fullerton, and it is licensed/insured with California laws. Pet spa services include organic products, medicated baths, flea treatments, and all manner of trimming, brushing, and bathing. The company also has a mobile service.

Fullerton, CA 92832


Dirty Paws Grooming

Dirty Paws Grooming is a mobile pet spa that serves the Orange County, specifically a 14-city region that includes the cities of Yorba Linda, Anaheim Hills, Placentia, and Brea, to name a few. Clients can call, email, or text for appointment availability. The Dirty Paws trailer comes equipped to a client’s location and provides a full slate of salon and grooming services in an environment owner Andy promises is safe and convenient for pets and owners, respectively. Primary functions involve bathing and shampooing, brushing, haircuts, ear cleaning, and pad/feet trims. Additional services include but are not limited to nail drimmels, anal gland expressions, teeth brushing, and fur coloring.

Orange County, CA 92868


Dog Gone Clean

Dog Gone Clean is a mobile groomer in Southern California that serves pet owners in San Juan Capistrano and the surrounding area. Owner Ryan started the company after years in the corporate world. Dog Gone Clean is his first business, but he also states that it is his passion. Demonstrating a commitment to service, he enrolled in the John Paul Pet Grooming School and graduated after several months of training. Ryan’s services are all one-on-one with the pet, and they include hand blow-drying, nail trimming, tooth brushing, and bath (with organic shampoo and conditioner). He will clean ears and express anal glands as well. Extra services include light de-matting, de-shedding, and flea/tick treatments.

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675


Estrella Pet Grooming

Estrella Pet Grooming is a San Juan Capistrano-based pet grooming business that has operated in the region for more than 14 years. Owner Catherine Opson has grown it mainly through word-of-mouth. Her work has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. She offers a variety of packages for both the budget-conscious pet owner and those who prefer more luxurious treatments for their pets. The lower tier (Bath Only) package includes nail clipping, ear cleaning, hair removal from ears as needed, and bathing/brushing. A full-service groom consists of the same features but also allows pets to enjoy blow-drying, custom haircuts, and cologne as well as the owner’s choice of bow or bandana.

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675


Glitterati Paw Spa

Glitterati Paw Spa is a mobile pet spa that will come to a client’s home, office, hotel, or set location to administer pet grooming services. It works out of the city of Irvine but has clients throughout Orange County. The trailer features all necessary equipment, air-conditioning, and a cage-free environment to help place pets at ease. The company offers customized grooming schedules with recurring reserved appointment options, and its treatments utilize all-natural products. Pet owners with multiple pets can receive discounts, and Glitterati specializes in senior dog care. It comes highly-rated on consumer watchdog site Yelp, with clients adding that groomers have a gentle approach to timid dogs.

Irvine, CA 92620


Happy Paws

Happy Paws emphasizes two key areas when grooming a dog — safety and comfort. The company accomplishes this by hiring only board-certified groomers trained in offering compassionate care to anxious or nervous dogs. The Santa Ana-based company launched in 2013. Its founders are dog owners well-trained in current grooming products and procedures. They offer a bathing package that includes fur shampoo, conditioner, blueberry facial, anal gland expressions, and inner ear cleaning. Groomers also remove residue from tear glands before finishing with a warm rinse and towel-dry. Other services involve blow drying, brushing, and breed-specific or styled haircuts of the owner’s choosing.

Santa Ana, CA 92706


Paws for a Tail

Paws for a Tail is an all-breed dog and cat grooming service located in the southern portion of Orange County. It serves more than a dozen cities, including Mission Viejo, Irvine, Newport Coast, and Laguna Beach. As a mobile grooming service, the company will come to a location of the pet owner’s choice within its coverage area. It specializes in nail and hair trimming as well as ear care and anal gland expressions. The company also supports several area animal-focused organizations such as the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter, San Clemente Animal Services, and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

Dana Point, CA 92629


The Washed Paw

The Washed Paw is a mobile grooming service located in and serving several cities throughout the Orange County area. Owner/head groomer Susan has lived in the area her whole life, almost the same amount of time she has cared for animals. She is Pet CPR-certified and fully insured with the state of California. Her deluxe services include nail trimming, eye/ear care, minor de-matting, brushing, and custom baths. Dogs will also receive pad/sanitary trims, conditioning treatments, and therapeutic paw massage. Susan offers a range of a la carte options as well that involve excessive de-matting, nail polish, and flea treatments. The Washed Paw trailer has all necessary equipment for full grooming in a cage-free environment.

Orange, CA 92705


Wig-Wag Dog Grooming

Wig-Wag Dog Grooming is a pet grooming service belonging to owner Liana Brown, who is a lifelong pet owner and dog lover living and working in San Juan Capistrano. Her bathing and tidying package includes a bubble bath, blow-drying, thorough brushing, and trimming of paw pads and feet as well as sanitary areas and in front of the eyes. The bathing/grooming package includes all of same with a haircut to owner specs or breed standards. She can also handle a variety of additional services from teeth brushing to ear cleanings and gland expressions. Wig-Wag provides de-shed conditioner and extra undercoat grooming as well.

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675


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