Best Dog Groomers
in Indianapolis

Why These Dog Groomers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Indianapolis 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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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.

Academy Animal Hospital

Founded in 1977, Academy Animal Hospital in Greenwood offers pet boarding, dentistry, grooming, surgery, physical examinations, and screenings based on breed. Special medicated baths for skin conditions, baths to reduce and prevent fleas and ticks, and general bathing and conditioning are also available. The hospital’s mission is to “provide the highest quality pet healthcare in Indianapolis and Greenwood.”

Greenwood, IN 46142


All Creatures Great & Groomed

All Creatures Great & Groomed is an Indianapolis company featuring grooming and boarding services for dogs, cats, and exotic animals. The company also facilitates adoptions of abandoned pets through organizations like EARPS and Mended Hearts. Prices for a full groom, which includes bathing, drying, de-matting, de-shedding, ear and eye cleaning, and nail trimming, varies based on breed and dog size. Pet pick-up and delivery services are available for clients who live within ten miles of the salon.

Indianapolis, IN 46227


Alpha K9 University

Alpha K9 University in Indianapolis is primarily a dog training facility, offering a boarding school, K-9 behavior education, obedience training, daycare, day training, and additional services for dogs and their owners. The company’s campus is “one of the largest K-9 training centers in the Midwest,” featuring an aquatic center and indoor arena. There is also a grooming spa where dogs are treated to shampoo and conditioner, brushing, ear cleaning, nail trimming, nail filing, and flea and tick treatments. Grooming services are offered as packages or a la carte.

Indianapolis, IN 46256


Bridgeview Animal Hospital

Bridgeview Animal Hospital in Fishers received the U.S. Commerce Association’s “Best of Fishers” Award for Veterinary Medicine and Surgery in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Dr. Mike Graves, the primary veterinarian, was selected by the Consumers’ Research Council of America as “One of America’s Top Veterinarians” in 2006, 2007, and 2008. Services at the hospital include baths, cat and dog vaccinations, emergency care, grooming, surgery, heartworm treatment, dentistry, puppy and kitten care, and senior pet care. New clients are encouraged to fill out a New Client Form and Appointment Request Form directly on the hospital’s website.

Canine Cloud Nine

Canine Cloud Nine in Carmel provides professional dog grooming, a self-wash station for clients who wish to bathe their own dogs, and a retail boutique featuring locally made products for pets. Most grooming appointments take between three and four hours, and advance scheduling is required for weekends. The self-wash tub is available seven days a week, but the staff recommends calling ahead to confirm availability.

Carmel, IN 46032


For the Love of Dogs

For the Love of Dogs provides mobile dog grooming services in “state-of-the-art mobile styling salons” for the cities of Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville, Westfield, and Noblesville. The mobile salons are unique because pets are styled one at a time, grooming can be scheduled on any day of the week, and the groomers travel to the customer. The company is fully insured and a member of the National Dog Groomers Association of America. Products used for grooming are biodegradable, organic, hypoallergenic, and cruelty-free. Appointments are generally scheduled two to four weeks in advance, due to limited availability.

Fishers, IN 46038


Furr Pet Spa and Wellness

Furr Pet Spa and Wellness in Indianapolis offers luxury services for dogs, including oatmeal baths, massages, restorative paw pad therapy, blueberry facials, and deep sea mineral mud scrubs. The salon features a Pet Care Rewards Program that offers its members five percent cash back rewards, a complimentary nail trim, plus exclusive bonuses.

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Happy Dog Hotel and Spa

The motto of Happy Dog Hotel and Spa in Carmel is “Happy dog, happy you!” Dog boarding in an all-suites dog hotel, doggie daycare, and professional grooming services are offered. In addition to regular grooming, such as bathing and ear cleaning, the company features special spa services for dogs, including gentle massage and blueberry facials. Dogs must have the bordatella, rabies, and DHPP vaccines to be admitted. Free tours of the facility can be scheduled any day of the week by calling ahead.

Hippie Hounds

Hippie Hounds is an Indianapolis company that offers full service grooming and training services, specializing in senior and special needs dogs. The company adheres to the motto, “High quality products, experienced staff, peaceful environment.” Full service dog and cat grooming starts at $40, and individual services such as bathing, nail trimming, shed-less treatments, and flea prevention can also be purchased.

Indianapolis, IN 46227


Hoosier Doggy

Hoosier Doggy is a full service boarding facility, doggy daycare, and grooming salon in Indianapolis. The company’s team has certifications in Pet First Aid and CPR. Grooming and a la carte baths, brushing, and nail trimming are available for dogs and puppies of all breeds and sizes. A “Small Doggy Bath” for dogs between one and 15 pounds costs $15, while a bath for dogs of 41+ pounds is $20. Appointments can be scheduled directly on the company’s website.

Indianapolis, IN 46241


Noah's Animal Hospital & 24 Hour Emergency Center

Noah’s Animal Hospital & 24 Hour Emergency Center serves Indianapolis and is accredited with the American Animal Hospital Association. The hospital provides vaccinations, diagnostic services, dentistry, surgery, house calls, and critical care. Pets can also receive grooming services such as baths, haircuts, styling, ear cleaning, nail trimming, deep conditioning, and teeth brushing.

Indianapolis, IN 46226


Paws & Play

Paws & Play is a dog resort and training center in Fishers. The company received The Indy’s A-List “Best Doggie Daycare” Award in 2014. When dogs stay at Paws & Play, they are treated to supervised playtime, socialization with other dogs, comfortable accommodations, snacks, and field trips. Dog grooming and spa services include ear cleaning, natural shampoo and conditioner, blow dry, cologne, nail trimming, hot oil wraps, and deep moisturizing treatments.

Pleasant Paws

Pleasant Paws is a Lebanon veterinary care facility featuring “low-stress veterinary visits with high-quality care to keep your pets happy and healthy!” The company specializes in lifelong care for pets, full service dog and cat grooming six days a week, and house calls Tuesday through Friday. Sedation-assisted grooming is available for anxious or easily scared pets. Grooming prices are based on breed, size, and hair length, ranging from $25 up to $85.

The Animal Den

The Animal Den is a pet resort and salon in Whitestown, in business since 1998. The company provides a “state of the art pet resort combined with excellent grooming and customer service,” and also offers convenient pet pick-up and delivery seven days a week. All grooming packages include high-quality shampoo and conditioner, nail trimming, ear cleaning, pad cleaning, brushing, a bow or bandana, plus the client’s choice of clip, trim, or style.

Whitestown, IN 46052


The Doghouse Grooming Salon

The Doghouse Grooming Salon offers grooming services to dogs of all breeds and cats in Indianapolis. In 2012, the salon received a finalist award from The Indy’s A-List for “Best Grooming.” Four individual packages are available, including the Bath and Nail Package and the Shed-Less Treatment Upgrade Package. Quick services, such as ear cleaning and tooth brushing, can be requested a la carte.

Indianapolis, IN 46239


The Range Pet Lodge

The Range Pet Lodge in Carmel offers boarding, dog training, doggy daycare, and dog grooming. Reservations can be made directly on the website. The grooming menu and pricing are determined based on breed, and services range from standard baths and trims to more luxurious treatments such as nail coloring, sugar scrubs, and semi-permanent fur coloring. Daycare rates are $29 for a full day or $15 for a half day.

U Dirty Dawg

U Dirty Dawg offers grooming, boarding, and doggy daycare in Greenwood. The company was voted one of the Indy’s A-List Top 5 for Best Grooming. Dogs are provided with separate indoor and outdoor play areas during their stay and are grouped according to temperament and breed. No pitbulls or pitbull mixes are accepted for daycare. A one-day pass is $17, a five-day pass is $80, and a full month of daycare is $250.

Greenwood, IN 46143


Zionsville Country Kennel

Zionsville Country Kennel is a full service “pet stop” in Whitestown, offering pet boarding, training, a kennel camp, grooming, socialization, and exercise. A client testimonial highlights how a “day at the kennel camp provides opportunity for pets to socialize, exercise, and adds a little zest to their life.” Clients with future reservations at the boarding facility can take advantage of a free “trial day” for their pets to get familiarized with the accommodations and the trainers.

Whitestown, IN 46075


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