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Best Dog Groomers
in Arlington

Why These Dog Groomers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Arlington Heights Dog Groomers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 38 31 21

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Bark Avenue, Ltd

Bark Avenue, Ltd is a pet grooming service located in Des Plaines, IL that serves Des Plaines and the surrounding areas. The locally owned and operated business has been in operation for over two decades and its staff has over three decades of professional pet grooming experience. Bark Avenue, Ltd provides many pet grooming and care services including baths, nail trimming, ear cleaning, haircuts, and de-skunking. Services can be performed as a complete session or individually. Prices vary based on the size, condition, and needs of each particular pet. Many clients have spoken highly of the business for its reasonable prices, friendly staff, and quality of the results.

Des Plaines, IL 60016


Barks and Bows

Barks and Bows is a dog grooming business in Northbrook, Illinois that offers special attention to every dog that arrives for care. Owner Myong Lee is a certified groomer, has nearly two decades of experience, has cared for every breed of dog, and has been included in Make It Better Magazine’s Best of Pets two years in a row. They offer a number of options including baths, nail trims, pad shaving, ear cleaning, full body haircuts, skunk and flea bathing, de-shedding treatment, and more. They use only all-natural, organic products, customers can view samples of their work in their portfolio, and they have been commended as gentle and skilled.

Northbrook, IL 60062


Dirty Dog

Dirty Dog, based in Arlington Heights, Illinois, is a pet grooming salon and spa that strives to treat every pet as if it were their own. A number of services are available including nail clipping, shampooing and conditioning, hair cutting and styling, facials, de-shedding treatment, and more. They also have self-serve spas, in a private space, with temperature-controlled water, shampoos, conditioners, brushes, smocks, brushes, combs, towels, and dryers, and appointments are not required. A gallery is available online featuring images of their services, they host adoption, training, and fundraising events, and sell treats, toys, clothes, and other products.

Arlington Heights, IL 60004


Dog Barber 2

Dog Barber 2, in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, is a pet grooming salon with nearly three decades of experience pampering pets at an affordable price. They provide a wide range of options such as nailing painting and grinding, hypoallergenic and oatmeal bathing, fluff drying, flea, tick, and skunk bathing, paw and pad treatment, coat coloring and dyeing, feather extensions, and more. Their mission is to offer personalized service in a cozy environment, and the layout is such that customers can view the entire grooming session. Anal glands can be expressed upon request, bows, bandannas, and fragrances are available, and they are veterinary recommended.

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089


Dog Gone Dirty

Dog Gone Dirty is a pet grooming service based in Mundelein, IL that serves the northern suburbs of the Chicago metropolitan area. Dog Gone Dirty is a local business that is committed to keeping up with the latest techniques in pet grooming to improve safety and comfort. Dog Gone Dirty provides grooming services ranging from a basic shampoo to a complete pre-competition preparation, allowing customers to select the services they want based on the needs and condition of their pets. Dog Gone Dirty treats all animals with respect by providing them with large spaces to walk around and does not use cage drying. Clients have praised Dog Gone Dirty for its affordable prices, quality of the grooming service, and professionalism.

Mundelein, IL 60060


Edison Bark

Edison Bark, located in Chicago, Illinois, is a family-owned grooming salon that specializes in providing exceptional care for dogs. The owner is a graduate of Bishop Grooming Academy, is a certified dog groomer, and is affiliated with the Illinois Professional Pet Groomers Association and the International Professional Groomers organization. She emphasizes her dedication to the industry’s code of ethics and guarantees that she uses only safe practices. Options available include haircuts, trims, ear cleaning, and brushing, a portfolio can be viewed on the website featuring a selection of images of dogs she has groomed, and many customers have described her as highly skilled.

Fresh Pals

Fresh Pals, based in Elmhurst, Illinois, is a dog spa and grooming business that offers the privacy, luxury, and comfort of spa baths that dogs deserve. The location features bath suites for customers to come in and wash their dogs personally or allow the staff to bath them. The concept behind the business is to give customers time to spend with their pets and to teach the value of properly caring for pets, and they provide additional maintenance products. Also available are grooming services such as nail clipping, eye, ear, and teeth cleaning, de-shedding, trimming, and more. Clients can view samples of their facilities and grooming methods on the website gallery, and they accept appointments and drop-ins.

Elmhurst, IL 60126


Grubby Puppy

Grubby Puppy is a dog grooming business in Highland Park, Illinois that specializes in serving all dogs, from toy breeds to large breeds, as if they were celebrities. They provide a number of options such as bathing, teeth brushing, hair brushing, ear cleaning, de-shedding, conditioning, nail trimming and grinding, and anal gland expression. The staff also takes special care of fearful or elderly dogs, and they never place dogs in cages, emphasizing a stress-free environment. A portfolio can be viewed featuring a selection of images of pets they have groomed, and customers have praised them as friendly and highly skilled.

Highland Park, IL 60035


Happy Pet Parlor

Happy Pet Parlor is a family owned and operated pet grooming service based in Elk Grove Village, IL. It has been serving the northern suburbs of Chicago for over half a decade. All of its staff are fully certified, have over a decade of experience each, and are able to handle all sizes and breeds of dogs. Happy Pet Parlor provides grooming services such as baths, nail trimming, teeth brushing, face and feet trimming, and nail polishing. Happy Pet Parlor uses organic cleaning products and offers customers with a choice of stalls with or without cages to make pets feel as comfortable as possible. All prices are determined by size, breed, and condition of the dog.

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007


Just Grooming

Just Grooming is a pet salon located in Highwood, IL that serves the North Shore of Chicago. The locally owned business is founded, owned, and operated by Lizbeth Avellaneda, who has over three decades of pet grooming experience. Just Grooming has received an A+ grade from the Better Business Bureau. Just Grooming provides services such as baths, nail trimming, paw trimming, gland expression, and flea baths. Customers can choose to have individual services performed or enjoy all of the services as a complete session. Many customers have spoken highly of the business for its reasonable prices and quality of the grooming work.

Highwood, IL 60040


K-9 Hair Design

For decades, K-9 Hair Design, a pet salon located in Wood Dale, Illinois, has been committed to providing personalized service for all breeds of dogs and cats. They offer a wide variety of options such as nail trimming, ear cleaning, anal gland expression, brushing, bathing, blow-drying, haircuts adjusted to fit customer requests, and teeth brushing. The staff is fully trained, strives to offer tender care, and does not use tranquilizers. Coupons as well as examples of their services can be found on the company’s Facebook page, seniors get a discount, and customers have described them as prompt and skilled.

Wood Dale, IL 60191


Liberty Dog

Liberty Dog, based in Libertyville, Illinois, is a dog grooming business that offers high-quality service to treat every pet as if it were their own. They provide a wide variety of services including bathing, blow drying, nail clipping and grinding, hair brushing, teeth brushing, ear cleaning, hair cutting, conditioning, and more. A number of packages are available, and the facilities are designed for the maximum safety of pets, with stainless steel kennels and bathing rooms. The staff cares for dogs of all sizes, customers can take advantage of full service to quick service, and customers have commended them as gentle and skilled.

Libertyville, IL 60048


Once Upon a Grooming

Once Upon a Grooming, located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois is a dog grooming business that provides exceptional service to every pet. The owner graduated from the Academy of Dog Grooming Arts in Arlington Heights, Illinois, is fully certified, has years of experience, and is a member of the National Dog Groomers of America Association. Every dog grooming comes with options such as ear cleaning, nail clipping, anal gland expression, bath and blow dry, teeth brushing, and more. Other services include hair coloring, nail painting, skunk, flea, and tick treatment, de-shedding, feather, extensions, and dog-safe earrings. A portfolio can be viewed on the website featuring images of groomed pets, and service for guinea pigs and rabbits is also available.

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089


Paws Grooming

Paws Grooming is a dog grooming business in Morton Grove, Illinois that strives to establish a safe and loving place for all dogs. The staff has years of experience and takes only one pet at a time, to offer a highly attentive experience away from other anxious pets, and they use all-natural products as well as advanced equipment and methods. They provide a variety of options including nail trimming, ear cleaning, teeth brushing, nail coloring, hair dyeing, facials, de-shedding, and de-skunking. They guarantee 100% satisfaction, customers have praised them as friendly and affordable, and they serve the entire Chicagoland area.

Morton Grove, IL 60053


Pooch Pawlor

Pooch Pawlor, based in Schaumberg, Illinois, is a dog grooming business that strives to create a stress-free environment for dogs and owners alike. Their highest priority is pet safety, comfort, and well-being, and they use all-natural dog care products. A number of packages are available, and the staff offers such options as nail trimming, bathing, cage-free drying, brushing, hair cutting, ear cleaning, dremel filing, de-matting, and more. They do no administer sedatives, do not accept aggressive dogs, a gallery is available online featuring pets the staff has cared for, and they have described as skilled.

Schaumburg, IL 60193


Puppy Love

Puppy Love, based in Libertyville, Illinois, is a dog grooming business that offers comprehensive service in a calm, quiet environment. Owner Sondra Marolda graduated from the Windy City School of Pet Grooming, is fully certified as a pet groomer and dog trainer, can groom all breeds of dogs, cats, birds, and rabbits, and has years of experience. Her standard options include baths, fluff drying, haircutting, nail trimming, ear cleaning, facials, de-shedding, teeth brushing, flea and tick bathing, and more. She uses a range of high-quality shampoo products to heal dry skin and remove odors, and a gallery is available online featuring a number of dogs she has groomed.

Libertyville, IL 60048


Smoochie Poochie Kiss’n Kittens

Smoochie Poochie Kiss’n Kittens is a pet grooming salon in Hanover Park, Illinois that offers comprehensive service with a soothing touch. The owner completed the Professional Program at the Academy of Dog Grooming Arts, has since gained nearly two decades of experience, and her mission is to give pets spa-like care. Several packages and schedules are available, and options include brushing, bathing, nail trimming, ear cleaning, fluff drying, de-matting, and more. Customers can view a number of examples of their services on the website, all pets are served one at a time to give them undivided attention, and she does not use cages.

Hanover Park, IL 60133


Tails A’Waggin

Tails A’Waggin, in Bloomingdale, Illinois, is a pet grooming business that provides a clean, friendly, welcoming environment for all cats and dogs. They offer a range of options for most breeds, small or large, such as brushing, bathing, and haircuts. No tranquilizers are used for any of their services, nail clipping is available for pets while customers wait, and they also offer flea baths and medicated baths. They have decades of experience, scheduling can be arranged by phone or e-mail, they accept drop-ins, and customers in Bloomingdale and surrounding areas have described them as highly skilled and sensitive.

Bloomingdale, IL 60108


The Dog Lounge

The Dog Lounge, in Libertyville, Illinois, is a grooming salon that provides a customized experience for dogs in a relaxing atmosphere. They offer a wide variety of options for improving pet cleanliness and health including baths, blow drying, brushing, nail grinding, ear cleaning, anal gland purging, haircuts, facials, de-matting, paw soaking, and more. The salon emphasizes the use of natural and innovative products and equipment, and they work with such brands as Acana, Blue, Orijen, and the Ancestral Diet. Customers have commended them as highly skilled and prompt, they have years of experience, and can be contacted by phone or online form.

Libertyville, IL 60048


The Original Dog Barber

The Original Dog Barber is a pet grooming service located in Arlington Heights, IL that serves Arlington Heights and the surrounding areas of Cook County. The business is locally owned and operated by Chris Danca and it has been in operation for over three decades. Despite the name, The Original Dog Barber caters to all breeds and sizes of dogs as well as cats. Services provided include baths, ear cleaning, nail trimming, gland expression, flea treatments, de-shedding, de-skunking, and an optional haircut. Many customers have spoken highly of The Original Dog Barber for its reasonable prices, flexible scheduling, and quality of the service.

Arlington Heights, IL 60005


The Pawber Shop

The Pawber Shop is a pet grooming service based in Elgin, IL that serves Elgin and the surrounding Chicago metropolitan area. It is a family owned and operated business that has been in operation for over two years. As a full-service pet salon, The Pawber Shop provides a wide range of pet care and grooming services, such as baths, ear cleaning, nail trimming, teeth brushing, gland expression, and hair dying. Services are offered as a complete package or as individual options. Prices vary based on the size, breed, and other conditions of the dog. Walk-ins are available in addition to scheduled appointments.

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