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4125 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
Oakland, CA 94611

Atomic Canine is a cage-free facility operating in the Oakland area. It offers a wide range of dog grooming services, which include nail trimming, ear cleaning, massaging baths and facial scrubs, and teeth brushing. Consultation services are also available at the facility. Its owner, Vanessa Padron, is a dog lover who previously worked as a groomer’s apprentice. She also attended the Nash Academy of Animal Arts where she learned about safety, health, anatomy, and breed standard haircuts.

4125 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
Oakland, CA 94611

Website(510) 326-1638

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Oakland, CAOakland, CA

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, CAOakland, CA

Website(510) 547-7621

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Oakland, CA 94611Oakland, CA 94611

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 94611Oakland, CA 94611

Website(510) 892-4574

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4900 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
Oakland, CA 94611

SpaGo Dog is a dog grooming provider in Oakland that takes on a no-cage, no interruption, and by-appointment-only approach to any dog grooming need. The company offers various spa packages and additional treatments to pamper clients' four-legged companions. SpaGo Dog is a family-owned business that started as a mobile grooming service and now has a stand-alone shop in the area that includes services like daycare, grooming, and retail. It only uses all-natural and biodegradable shampoo and products.

4900 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
Oakland, CA 94611

Website(510) 590-7628

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Castro Valley, CA 94546Castro Valley, CA 94546

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 94546Castro Valley, CA 94546

Website(925) 272-8010

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Sandy Springs, GASandy Springs, GAInstagram

The Grooming Pawlor is a mobile pet salon in Atlanta 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. They serve 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.

Sandy Springs, GASandy Springs, GA

InstagramWebsite(510) 871-3647

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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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