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Best Dog Groomers in Irvine, CA

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Irvine, CA Rating

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3.0 (6)

Why choose this provider?

Bella and Bugsy’s is a pet care facility that serves the needs of pets and pet owners in Irvine and the surrounding communities in South Orange County. It offers a mobile pet grooming service, traveling to the homes or workplaces of pet owners and providing its services inside its mobile pet spa. Its offerings include deluxe grooming service, tidy-up trim, and haircut. All grooming options include nail trimming, eye/ear cleaning, brushing/minor de-matting, blueberry facial, full blow-dry, and conditioning treatment.

Orange County, CA 92868 Rating

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4.0 (9)

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Dirty Paws Grooming provides mobile cat and dog grooming services for clients in Irvine. The company's groomers strive to use all-natural products that encourage the growth of healthy coats for both dogs and cats. Their grooming services include standard procedures like sanitary cuts, ear cleanings, and nail trims. The firm uses hydro baths to help ensure that each four-legged client is thoroughly cleaned and washed using pressurized water. Dirty Paws Grooming can also do specialty hairdos for pets, including mohawks and lion cuts.

1745 West 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706 Rating

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4.2 (171)

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Happy Paws Pet Grooming provides dog grooming services in Irvine. It offers a bath service that includes tearless facial shampoo treatment, conditioner treatment, ear cleaning, nail trim, coat spray, and blow-dry. The shop also provides a full groom service that incorporates the bath service option along with a haircut or grooming style depending on the dog’s breed or the groomer’s recommendation. It also offers additional services like flea shampoo treatment and face trim. Happy Paws is committed to putting a strong focus on humanity before vanity.

31105 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 Rating

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4.5 (58)
5.0 (15)

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Estrella Pet Grooming has served pets and fur parents in the Irvine area for more than 14 years. Its basic services include bathing, nail clipping, ear cleaning, ear hair removal, and teeth brushing. Owners can also add on special services like blow-drying, custom haircutting, perfuming, and de-matting. Owner Catherine Opson is a licensed cosmetologist who has grown the business mainly through word-of-mouth since 2000. Her work has appeared multiple times on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Compare our Top Dog Groomers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Bella and Bugsy's
Irvine, CA
Dirty Paws Grooming
Orange County, CA 92868
Happy Paws Pet Grooming
1745 West 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Estrella Pet Grooming
31105 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675


  • 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.