Atomic Canine is a professional dog grooming and pet style service from trained groomer Vanessa Padron. She moved to Oakland from Texas in 2007 and started the business at that time after a decade of professional experience working as an apprentice groomer and bather for a large pet corporation. She now has more than 20 years of experience, and she is a graduate of Nash Academy of Animal Arts in Kentucky. Pet grooming and style sessions take place in a cage-free environment. Padron has experience working with matted fur in addition to bathing and trims. She also has current certification in Pet CPR/First Aid through CPR Heaven Can Wait, an education program recognized by the American Red Cross.
Oakland, CA(510) 326-1638
Happy Puppy Spa in Oakland specializes in dog walking and sitting as well as grooming services for the city and the neighboring communities of Piedmont, Emeryville, and Berkeley. The company focuses mostly on dogs (though cats also are accepted), and while not a certified trainer, it will manage each dog to the guidelines provided. The company started in 2005, and it has more than a decade of operational experience, with much more than that in animal care. Additional services include doggie daycare, midday walks, and overnight boarding. The company works holidays as well, and it encourages online booking, preferring to work with a select list of clients to provide the most attention.
Oakland, CA(510) 547-7621
Katrina’s Pet Salon is a Leandro-based pet grooming service where experienced pet groomer Katrina Short operates. She has more than a dozen years of grooming experience, and she employs a team of groomers that must meet standards of honesty and professionalism. Her customer reviews have complimented Katrina for the use of pet-friendly dyes and the warmth with which she treats the animals left in her care. She does dog and cat grooming as well as something she calls creative grooming in which dogs or cats may receive color or designs in their fur. Katrina also provides full disclosure on the products used and the ingredients before treatment.
San Leandro, CA(510) 351-6447
At Oakland’s Mucky Pup, owner Heather Tuthill is thoroughly committed to providing personalized, cage free pet grooming using natural, locally sourced products. For nearly 20 years Heather, a graduate of Texas All Breed Grooming School and an active animal welfare advocate, has pursued her career as a certified groomer/pet stylist. Mucky Pup’s full-service options include: Nail trimming, ear cleaning/plucking, brush-out, gland expression, cranberry facial scrub, massaging bath with all natural eco-friendly products, fluff dry, desired haircut (if needed), and teeth brushing. Says pet owner Pat Sullivan: “Heather, you are amazing! We could not possibly over-recommend your services. You’ve got a happy customer in us for life!”
Oakland, CA(510) 604-8796
SpaGo Dog is an Oakland-based service that specializes in spa treatments for dogs, focusing on one pet at a time to provide the attention and pampered feeling owners expect. Pets stay in a safe and clean environment while in the company’s care, and the owner remains involved in the grooming process, according to customer reviews. SpaGo also provides doggie daycare services to capitalize on the social aspects of canines. The service gives dogs a safe degree of freedom and companionship with other dogs, and each pet receives flea checkups beforehand and flea baths if needed. The spa treatment includes blueberry facials, removal of excess hair from the ear canal, anal gland expressions, shampoos, and bathing.
Oakland, CA(510) 590-7628
Spoiled Rotten is a mobile grooming service that focuses on the East Bay counties of Alameda and Contra Costa in Central California. Its services include bathing and brushing, fluff-dry treatments, sugar scrub facials, and nail trimming and filing. The firm also cleans ears and provides full custom haircuts as well as de-matting, de-shedding, and tick removal. The company has operated for several years, and it uses an all-natural selection of products for protection of the pet and the environment. Treatments take place in a non-cage setting to reduce the stress levels of pets, and they also accept cats for treatment.
Castro Valley, CA(925) 272-8010
The Grooming Pawlor is a mobile pet salon in Oakland run by Deirdre and Darrin, two professional groomers with years of experience caring for animals. Deirdre comes from the financial services industry, and she has earned certifications in trick training. She also has five years as a volunteer at Oakland Animal Services and serves as founder of the Power of Chi nonprofit for rescuing chihuahuas. Darrin works with Guide Dogs for the Blind and has many years of experience as an animal lover and dog handler/trainer. Services range from maintenance grooming sessions to personalized styling and add-ons such as flea baths, de-shedding, and de-matting.
Oakland, CA(510) 871-3647