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Best Dog Groomers in Santa Monica

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Santa Monica 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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Calabasas, CA

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5.0 (151)

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Barkbus is a mobile grooming service serving Los Angeles and Orange County that began as a means to connect a community of world-class pet stylists with loving pet parents through seamless technology and reliable service. Grooming should be about health and wellness, peace of mind and convenience as opposed to cages and kennels and the unnecessary stresses that come with a grooming salon. Barkbus believes a great groom is a stress free experience with a gentle, compassionate dog lover in a low stress one-on-one environment. Their state-of-the-art, next generation mobile grooming vans are fully self sufficient and engineered for grooming so they never need to plug into your house for water or power. Their Signature service includes all of the following at no extra cost: Warm filtered hydro-jet water bath, All-Natural Shampoos, Conditioners and Face Wash, Hand Blow Dry, Brush out, Ear Cleaning, Nail Trimming and Filing, Teeth Brushing, and Anal Gland Expression if needed.

3240 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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4.0 (189)
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4.0 (4)

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My Pet Naturally is a pet health food store that delivers a broad range of services to pets and pet owners in Santa Monica. Its in-store grooming salon, My Pet Naturally Clean, provides grooming services for different sizes of dogs and cats. These services include anal gland expression, de-matting, de-shedding, de-skunking, ear cleaning, and teeth brushing. The salon also offers nail trimming and grinding and flea and medicated shampoos. In addition, My Pet Naturally carries pet supplements, raw pet food, treats, toys, and chicken products.

1820 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90403

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Yo Dawg Groom Spot is a family-owned pet grooming salon located in Santa Monica. The dog groomers offer hair cutting and styling, de-shedding treatments, massages, and full spa day packages. Additionally, spa bath treatments, hot spot treatments using tea tree and aloe, and mudbaths are also available. Yo Dawg Groom Spot focuses on providing dogs with a clean, calm, and relaxed grooming environment. Moreover, its groomers have a combined experience of at least 35 years in the industry.

11737 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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4.5 (263)
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5.0 (32)

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Founded in 2013, Blue Pooch is a family-owned pet salon that specializes in the Japanese style of dog grooming. Pet owners in the Santa Monica metro and nearby areas can choose from four grooming packages. The Bath and Haircut package includes nail trimming, teeth brushing, and fur hand drying and blowout, while the Bath and Brush package includes a de-shedding service for double-coated dogs. The Topdog package includes grooming services sans bath or haircut. The last package offers Japanese-Asian-style dog haircuts.

Los Angeles, CA

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Camiel's Cuts for Pups is a professional dog grooming center catering to Los Angeles and Santa Monica residents. Owner Camiel has been around animals since she was young and has been grooming dogs of different breeds, sizes, and shapes for more than a decade. She uses hypoallergenic and organic shampoo to reduce skin irritation. Additionally, Camiel's Cuts for Pups also grooms cats. It offers mobile services so that pets can be groomed in the comfort of their own homes.

2709 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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4.5 (231)

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Lucky's Pet Care is a Santa Monica-based cage-free dog groomer and daycare business. Its grooming services include anal gland expression, baths using shampoo and conditioner, nail clipping, ear cleaning, and haircuts. The business also offers additional shampoos and treatments, such as moisturizing oatmeal shampoo, exfoliating apricot skin treatment, and antiseptic lemongrass and tea tree shampoo. In addition, its staff supervises and interacts with clients' pets in the business' cage-free environment through its daycare services.

19576 Ventura Boulevard, Tarzana, CA 91356

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4.5 (77)

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Shani's Four Your Paws Only is a Tarzana dog grooming company that offers grooming and pet care services to clients in the Santa Monica metro. The company has been operating for more than 30 years and caters to all dog breeds. Its team of grooming professionals is trained in various breeds and coat-based grooming techniques. Its basic and full groom packages include services such as baths, brush-outs, ear cleaning, tooth brushing, and anal gland expression.

FAQs

  • What is dog grooming?

    Grooming is a key part of keeping your dog’s coat and skin healthy. Brushing and combing stimulate circulation in your dog’s skin and help keep fur clean between baths. Bathing gets rid of the dirt, and depending on the soap used, bathing can moisturize, relieve itching, or kill parasites, like fleas and ticks.

  • How can I groom my dog at home?

    Brushing should be a part of every dog owner’s routine to keep the fur in excellent condition. Ideally, brush your dog’s coat at least twice a week. Choose tools to match your dog’s coat, such as a wide-toothed brush for longer, coarse fur and a narrow-toothed brush for shorter fur.

  • How often should I groom my dog?

    You should typically brush your dog twice a week and bathe it once a month. Frequent brushing removes loose debris and distributes natural oils from your dog’s skin throughout its coat. Monthly bathing usually prevents fur from getting smelly without overdrying a dog’s skin.

  • What is included in dog grooming?

    Some basic services to expect from a professional dog groomer include bathing, brushing, and trimming fur. Groomers generally make sure to remove matted fur and clip fur into breed-specific styles. Groomers also clean ears and clip a dog’s nails when needed.

  • Does dog grooming include nail clipping?

    While dog groomers typically trim nails, it isn’t necessarily included with a basic grooming session. Every groomer is different, and while one may include it, another groomer may charge an extra fee. Some other additional services groomers offer include expressing anal glands, brushing teeth, skin therapy regimens, and flea treatments.

  • How long does dog grooming take?

    Expect a full grooming session to take two or three hours. If your dog has thick fur, it could take even longer. Making sure your dog’s coat is dry is one detail that takes extra time. It’s important that the coat be completely dry to prevent hot spots, known as acute moist dermatitis.

  • Should I bathe my dog before grooming?

    You rarely need to bathe your dog before taking it to a groomer. However, it may depend on the groomer’s personal preferences. For example, if you’re taking your dog in for a detailed style, your groomer may prefer that the basic grooming steps be done ahead, such as bathing and brushing out matted fur.