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Barkin'dales Dog Wash & Boutique logo

Barkin'dales Dog Wash & Boutique

4834 Rolando Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92115
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Barkin'dales Dog Wash & Boutique is a pet care facility that serves the needs of pet owners in La Mesa and the surrounding communities. Its list of services includes full-service wash, de-shedding, nail clip, sanitary trim or touch-up, and anal gland suppression. The grooming package includes bath, clip, nail trim, basic ear cleaning, and anal glands if needed. Self-service dog washes are also available. It also sells a variety of dog shampoos from Furminator, Mauro, and Isle of Dog.

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Deweys Paws

7128 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945
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Deweys Paws is a pet groomer that provides services to clients in the La Mesa area. Crystal Dewars, the groomer, is certified by the National Cat Groomers Institute of America, Inc. She has also achieved a Master Certification in Feline Grooming and Hair and Skin from Dr. Faver. Her grooming services include canine grooming which starts with cleaning the ears. After that, the pet is de-shedded, de-matted, or pre-shaved before given a bath. Crystal's other services include add-ons and feline grooming.

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Dirty Paws Petwash & Grooming

6030 Santo Road, San Diego, CA 92124
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Dirty Paws Petwash & Grooming is a San Diego-based pet grooming business that serves clients in La Mesa. To reduce the level of stress suffered by dogs being separated from their owners, it has set appointment times that do not go beyond three hours. Its full-service groom includes bath, hair cut, nail trimming, ear cleaning, and anal glands. Its experienced staff works in a safe work environment equipped with raised tubs, shampoo, towels, and dryers. It also offers self-wash services for pets that need a quick bath.

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Grooming by Design A Mobile Pet Grooming

El Cajon, CA
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Grooming by Design is a mobile pet spa operated by a couple. Jimmy, the husband, is an experienced vet technician. The duo serves clients in La Mesa and other areas. The couple offers full-service, personalized grooming for cats and dogs, which include includes flea and tick control, medicated baths, dental care, and anal gland expression. The mobile spa maintains an airconditioned van equipped with heated water. All workspaces are sanitized and cleaned before every grooming. This one-on-one salon experience for pets is booked by appointment.

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Paws & Bows Pet Grooming

5544 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92115
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Paws & Bows Pet Grooming is a professional pet grooming salon serving small to large dogs in La Mesa. Full grooming sessions include oatmeal shampoo, hypo-allergenic conditioner, teeth brushing, anal glands expression, nail trimming, ear cleaning, and cologne. Additionally, it offers shave downs for overall matted and tangled coats. It features grooming equipment such as the Clipper Vac system, the HydroSurge bathing system, and hydraulic grooming tables. Customers with multiple dogs will need different appointments depending on the services needed.

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Star Dogs

7889 University Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942
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Star Dogs is a dog grooming company in La Mesa. The salon offers comprehensive grooming services, which include bath and brush and haircut, shave, and trim packages for small to large dogs. Its dog groomers perform ear cleaning, nail care, and blow-drying procedures, with de-matting, de-shedding, and teeth brushing options. They provide extra brush-outs if needed. Star Dogs also provides dental care using Zeolite toothpaste. In addition, it uses natural shampoos and offers conditioning treatments for its pet clients.

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The Doggy Detailer

3855 Avocado Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91941
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Locally owned and operated, The Doggy Detailer offers professional pet grooming services and spa treatment for those in and around La Mesa. It provides a cage-free environment where small to large pets can play freely. Pet owners can choose which non-toxic, biodegradable, and professional-grade shampoo to use for their pets. The center's groomers handle ear cleaning, nail trimming, and anal glands expression. The Doggy Detailer also carries NuVet nutritional supplements, which are made of natural, human-grade ingredients.

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The Happy Hound

9612 Dale Avenue, Spring Valley, CA 91977
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The Happy Hound is a dog grooming shop serving residents of La Mesa and its surrounding areas. Leslie, the shop owner, has 11 years of dog grooming experience during which she learned new grooming techniques, creative grooming, and the "Asian fusion" grooming style. Leslie specializes in dealing with hard-to-groom dogs. She only uses thoroughly tested groomer-grade shampoos and products on her clients' pets. She does not groom cats but can clip their nails for her customers instead.

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The Pooped Puppy

7841 El Cajon Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942
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The Pooped Puppy is a veteran-owned day care and boarding facility in La Mesa that specializes in caring for all breeds of dogs while their owners are at work during the day and when they have to be away overnight. The facility provides safe places for dogs to play and exercise, provides foods that complement their diets, and ensures dogs of similar sizes get to play together without being intimidated by larger breeds.

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Village Pet Salon

8247 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942
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Village Pet Salon is a business in La Mesa that offers dog grooming services. This family-owned company has pet groomers who build relationships with pet-clients to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable salon experience. Its bath and brush package covers deep coat conditioning, nail trimming, blow-drying, and ear cleaning procedures, with an option for add-on services upon the dog owners' request. The haircut package has additional ear plucking, specialty-cut, and hand scissoring assistance. Village Pet Salon also provides blueberry facial and deshedding options.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I become a certified dog groomer?

A: The National Dog Groomers Association of America, Inc. (NDGAA) offers breed-specific material you can study when you want to earn certification as a dog groomer. After studying the materials, you would then attend an NDGAA workshop and take the certification test that’s offered at the end of the workshop.

Q: Do you need a license to groom dogs?

A: No license is required to groom dogs. However, there are certifications available that a groomer can earn to show expertise and advance their professional careers. You can gain certifications for grooming specific breeds, or you can complete all the certifications and then test to become a National Certified Master Groomer.

Q: How do you become a dog groomer?

A: You have several options for becoming a dog groomer, beginning with on-the-job training. With this option, you get paid while learning how to groom dogs. You could also take online courses or attend dog grooming school. With this option, you gain certification that you can present to an employer to show your qualifications.

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