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Best Dog Groomers in Fort Collins

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Fort Collins 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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Fort Collins, CO 80524

Why choose this provider?

Aussie and Friends Mobile Dog Grooming serves the dog owners of Fort Collins and the nearby areas. Having five dogs of her own, Michelle McCartney established the company to assist clients in all aspects of dog grooming. Offering services for small, medium, large, and giant dogs, the company provides mobile dog grooming in a van for a convenient session. Every session includes bath, massage, nail trim, gentle ear cleaning, and hand drying services. Custom bandana and organic treats are also provided by Aussie and Friends.

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.
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Website
630 North Garfield Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537

Why choose this provider?

Sweetheart Pet Grooming has been providing dog grooming services to clients in Fort Collins for over 11 years. The salon caters to multiple dog breeds, handling services like bathing, haircut, nail trimming, and anal gland cleaning. It also offers de-matting and de-skunking services and provides options for flea baths. The staff at this salon uses safe and natural products and industry-approved pet grooming equipment. After each grooming, they offer bows and perfume inclusions. Sweetheart Pet Grooming also takes care of cat grooming needs.

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4.8 / 5 (35)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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1221 West Eisenhower Boulevard, Loveland, CO 80537

Why choose this provider?

Dog Baths and Beyond serves clients who need pet grooming within Fort Collins and nearby areas. Its grooming services cover the nails, gland expression, ear cleaning, and haircut. Full-service bathing includes bath, blow dry, basic brush, and ear cleaning. It caters to large breeds like Malamutes, Akitas, Chow Chows, and Bernese mountain dogs. It also accommodates pets with matted coats and aggressive ones. The shop has a self-service pet wash. It encourages clients to book appointments while also accepting walk-in clients.

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.
4.0
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (9)

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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.