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Best Dog Groomers in Santa Rosa

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Santa Rosa 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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7981 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Why choose this provider?

Paws Grooming Salon is a dog grooming company near Santa Rosa that offers canine hair and skin treatments to clients in the metro. The company's owner, Nikki, has over 26 years of professional experience and is trained in both pet grooming and animal CPR. Its services include baths, sanitary cuts, nail trimming, gland expression, and ear cleaning. It also offers self-service dog washing and provides supplies such as shampoos, brushes and combs, towels, colognes, and dog treats.

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (46)

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Website
1007 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Why choose this provider?

Barks and Bubbles is a mobile dog grooming salon serving clients in Santa Rosa and the surrounding areas. Its owner, Stephanie, is a certified dog groomer specializing in various grooming services, such as coat brushing, nail trimming, and ear cleaning. She is a member of the American Mobile Groomers Association and has received her completion certificate for a 600-hour professional grooming course. Moreover, Stephanie aims to stay updated on industry trends by attending seminars and trade shows.

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (12)

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Santa Rosa, CA

Why choose this provider?

Groovy Grooming provides mobile pet grooming services in Santa Rosa. It offers dog grooming options such as hair trim, flea bath, leave-in conditioning treatment, shed-less treatment, skunk odor removal, and a la carte nail trim. The mobile spa also provides grooming services for cats like hypo aloe premium shampoo treatment, leave-in conditioning treatment, ear clean, nail trim, and brush out services. Carrie Paulson, Groovy Grooming’s owner, is a National Certified Master Groomer with over 18 years of professional grooming experience.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (25)

Website
4932 Sonoma Highway, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Why choose this provider?

Posh Pet Salon is a pet care facility that serves the needs of pets and pet owners in Santa Rosa and the surrounding communities. It offers haircuts with a wash, dry, and styling. Posh Pet Salon opened in 1995 and formerly provided its services to dogs of all breeds. Its clientele is now limited to small and medium dogs 30 lbs. in weight or lower for the owner and groomer to maintain the facility without employees.

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4.1
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (24)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (4)

Website
508 7th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Why choose this provider?

The Velvet Dog Spa is a Santa Rosa dog grooming company that provides grooming, spa, and pet care treatments for dogs in the area. The company has been operating since 2011 and is composed of professionally trained groomers that cater to any dog breed, size, and coat type. It offers grooming packages such as hand strips, full-service grooms, touch-ups, trimming, as well as show grooming. There are also add-ons available for dogs with special conditions such as sensitive skin and shed-less packages.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (73)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail

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.