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Best Dog Groomers
in Chicago

Why These Dog Groomers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored dog groomers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best dog groomers in Chicago, IL.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 686 418 18

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.

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Bark Avenue Playcare Inc.

Bark Avenue Playcare is a Chicago groomer and pet care with services that include daycare, boarding, and training. Grooming services include bath and blow dry, hair trims and haircuts, nail trims, ear cleaning, teeth brushing, de-shedding treatments, flea treatments, anal gland expression, and more. Bark Avenue has also helped many homeless dogs and local rescue organizations.

Chicago, IL 60612 (312) 455-8582


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Canine Social Club

Canine Social Club is a Chicago dog boarding, daycare, retail, and grooming facility in Lincoln Square. Grooming packages include deluxe bath and bath and haircut services with nail trim, ear cleaning, and anal gland expression. Pet owners can also choose from Canine Social Spa's a la carte menu. Canine Social Club has a 1,500 square-foot daycare facility and private overnight boarding suites as well.

Chicago, IL 60625 (773) 506-6200


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Dogaholics is a Chicago pet care center that offers grooming, daycare, boarding, and training. Full grooming includes natural shampoo and conditioner, hand-held blow dry, brush out, cut and style, ear cleaning, and a nail trim. Additional services include nail trims, furminate, blueberry facial, nail caps, nail polish, teeth brushing, and more. Dogaholics also has a free outdoor play park for members.

Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 549-9000


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Earth Pups

Earth Pups is Chicago’s only facility specializing in smaller breed dogs. Services include grooming, daycare, and overnight boarding for small breed dogs under twenty pounds. Earth Pups' grooming and spa services include full grooming, haircuts, all-natural aromatherapy bath and brush, nail trims, and teeth cleaning. Earth Pups also provides both indoor and outdoor daycare play areas and overnight stays in spacious kennels.

Chicago, IL 60618 (773) 348-7877


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Furtastik is a Chicago area dog care facility offering a full-range of services. Furtastik's certified groomers work with both dogs and cats, and their services include bath, brush, nail clipping, ear cleaning, tooth brushing, and paw treatments. Furtastik also offers cage-free doggie daycare and pet boarding as well as dog walking services in Lakeview, Bucktown, DePaul, Logan Square, Roscoe Village, Wicker Park, and Wrigleyville.

Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 698-8731


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Love Fur Dogs

Love Fur Dogs, in Hubbard Woods on the Glencoe-Winnetka border, provides complete grooming services for dogs, cats and other small pets. Love Fur Dogs is owned and run by one of the nation’s most experienced actual CMGs (Certified Master Groomer) and was named Best Groomer in Chicagoland by the Tribune. Love Fur Dogs is the first salon in the area to become American Kennel Club (AKC) Safety Certified. Love Fur Dogs also offers therapeutic skin and coat services including the region’s first microbubble technology. Additional services include indoor doggie playcare, a pet taxi, and pet supplies. Love Fur Dogs specifically accommodates special needs and older pets as well as puppies.

Glencoe, IL 60022 (847) 588-3647


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Paws-a-tively is a Chicago neighborhood pet grooming business owned and run by two sisters. Paws-a-tively provides several different bath choices, including hypo, oatmeal, and whitening. All baths include blow-dry, brush outs, nails, pads, and ears. The groomers take pride in their ability to make pets look good, and their business has grown through word of mouth.

Chicago, IL 60610 (312) 951-6547


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Pet-A-Cure Inc.

Pet-A-Cure is a veterinarian recommended, all-breed dog grooming salon serving Chicago pets since 2004. All grooming sessions include nail trim/filing, pad hair trim, sanitary trim, anal sac expression, ear cleaning, blueberry facial. Pet-A-Cure also offers breed-specific styles as well as low-maintenance pet styles. Clients consistently give Pet-A-Cure five stars on Yelp for their professional and quality grooming.

Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 384-7666


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Soggy Paws Grooming Boutique

Chicago's Soggy Paws Grooming Boutique provides customized wash kits tailored to each dog's specific needs. Soggy Paws offers self-serve washing, full-serve washing, "primp and preen services" (ear, nail, and paw care), and professional grooming. Chicago Magazine named Soggy Paws the Best DIY Dog Wash in 2010. Soggy Paws also hosts training classes in each of its locations.

Chicago, IL 60647 (312) 285-2226

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Temple of the Dog & Meow Lounge

Temple of the Dog & Meow Lounge is a full-service grooming salon and wellness spa for dogs and cats in the heart of Logan Square. Basic dog and cat grooming services include shampoo and conditioner, blow dry, brush out, ear cleaning, and pad hair trim. Additional services include teeth brushing, face trim, breed specific haircut, nail trim, anal expression, and sanitary trim. Temple of the Dog & Meow Lounge staff has professional grooming, CPR, and pet nutrition certifications.

Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 698-6508


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The Barker Shop

Opened in 2004, the Barker Shop is a La Grange dog grooming business that also offers pet photography, pet retail, training, daycare, and rescue. Pet owners can choose self-wash or full service grooming including various cuts. The Barker Shop also has hand stripping groomers for terrier breeds, spinones, schnauzers, springers, and setters.

La Grange, IL 60525 (708) 354-0400


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The Grooming Gallery

The Grooming Gallery in Chicago offers grooming and spa services for dogs and cats. Grooming packages include shampoo, blow dry, brush-out, ear cleaning, and nail trim. The Grooming Gallery also offers lion cuts for cats, de-shedding, gland expression, and teeth brushing. Professional, experienced staff includes bilingual groomers. The Grooming Gallery is a member of the International Pet Groomers Association, National Cat Groomers Institute, and the National Dog Groomers Association.

Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 252-7400


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Tucker Pup's Pet Resort

Tucker Pup's Pet Resort is Chicago's leading provider of dog daycare, overnight boarding, grooming, and retail items. Tucker Pup's provides full grooming services for all breeds, seven days per week, including haircuts, baths, de-shedding, teeth brushing, and anal gland expression. They also offer daycare and overnight boarding in their indoor/outdoor facility as well as sell leading brand all-natural foods and treats. Tucker Pup's won the Chicagoland Tails Reader's Choice Best Groomer Award in 2010.

Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 829-8787


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Urban Canine Doggy Day Spa

Urban Canine Doggy Day Spa is a fully licensed, insured, and bonded dog grooming salon and professional dog walking company that has serviced the dogs of Chicago since 1995. Urban Canine Doggy Day Spa is a full-service groomer and self-wash facility. In addition to shampoo, brush, and dry, professional groomers accommodate all breed standard cut and specialty cuts. Self-wash includes shampoo, conditioners, towels, brushes, and dryers.

Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 278-6888


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Urban Pooch Canine Life Center

Chicago's Urban Pooch Canine Life Center is a full-service pet care facility designed to support canine health and wellness. Services include professional grooming, self-wash, daycare, cageless boarding, and pet taxi. The Urban Pooch Grooming team uses quality, natural, wholesome products and also offers massage and Reiki. Urban Pooch also has a training, fitness, and agility facility. In 2014, Urban Pooch received Best of Chicago's Reader's Pick for Best Doggie Daycare.

Chicago, IL 60640 (773) 942-6445


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VIP's Pet Hotel

VIP's Pet Hotel in Chicago offers dog boarding, dog daycare, and other pet care services. Grooming services include new puppy bath packages, dog bath, professional dog groom, and special holiday spa packages. With luxury suites and 40 Shoreline kennels, VIP's Pet Hotel is also a state-of-the-art boarding kennel, daycare, and training facility.

Chicago, IL 60612 (773) 696-5302


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Wags on Willow

Wags on Willow is an upscale pet boutique in Northbrook featuring The Wash at Wags on Willow's grooming services. The Wash at Wags on Willow offers full service dog and cat grooming, seven days a week. The experience includes a shampoo bath, massage, haircut, fluffy dry, and a yummy treat. Make It Better Magazine rated Wags on Willow "Best of 2014" and "Best of 2015" for their grooming services.

Northbrook, IL 60062 (847) 272-2918


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Your Pet's Wellness

Your Pet's Wellness is a professional veterinary clinic in Logan Square and Bucktown that offers licensed, professional grooming services for dogs and cats at its Logan Square location. Groomers are familiar with standard breed cuts, deshedding options, creative grooming, and more. Services include bath and blowout, full grooming, dog facials, specialty grooming, nails and pads, claw caps for cats, and de-matting. In addition to wellness care and grooming, Your Pet's Wellness provides daycare and boarding services.

Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 697-8176


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