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Best Dog Groomers in Lake Forest, CA

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24301 Muirlands Boulevard, Lake Forest, CA 92630 Rating

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4.7 (166)
4.0 (141)
4.7 (36)

Why choose this provider?

Lake Forest Animal Clinic is a full-service veterinary care practice in Lake Forest. It offers grooming services that include a full bath, haircut, ear plucking, and nail trimming. Aside from bath and brush services for cats and dogs, the clinic’s groomer works with veterinarians to ensure pets' overall wellness. Professional groomer Alma Puvogel is a qualified companion animal hygienist who graduated from the Valley Vocational School with 900 hours of pet grooming technician training.

4209 Mirasol, Irvine, CA 92620 Rating

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OC Waggin’ Wheels offers a wide range of grooming services for dogs in Lake Forest. It employs professional pet groomers who can perform a variety of care and pampering services for all kinds of breeds. The pet salon’s services are packaged to provide customers with options to choose from. Their bath package includes nail trimming, ear cleaning, and anal gland expressions. OC Waggin’ Wheels also has a Premium Package that is inclusive of tooth brushing and full body haircut or shave down.

22821 Lake Forest Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630 Rating

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4.6 (25)
4.0 (20)
5.0 (6)

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Petlingo Grooming is a pet grooming business that serves clients in Lake Forest. It provides dog grooming services at a facility that is equipped with bathing systems, tubs with ramps or stairs, warm water, and air driers. Its dog baths are inclusive of shampoos, conditioners, cotton balls for ears, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and dry towels. Pet owners can also order pet treats and baked goods for their pets. Petlingo Grooming was formed following the merger between Li'llix Salon for Dogs and its sister company, Petlingo.

26834 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, CA 92630 Rating

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5.0 (56)
4.9 (35)
5.0 (3)

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Lake Forest-based dog groomers Pup Up Hooray has been in business since 2018. The center is managed by husband and wife Andy and Lannette Atiyeh. Its beauty and spa services provide baths, styling, nail clipping, ear cleaning, paw pad trim, and skin and coat evaluation. Pup Up Hooray has a play care center where owners can get access to its security cameras. Positive reinforcement training for dogs are also available. Clients can avail themselves of its boarding services as well.

23024 Lake Forest Drive, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 Rating

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4.0 (41)

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With over 25 years of experience, Ma's & Paws is a mother and daughter owned pet salon based in Laguna Hills focusing on dogs and cats. The salon was constructed by a contractor with a lot of experience in building vet clinics. Its services include grooming and bath packages for dogs and cats. Additional services include ear cleaning, nail trimming, anal expressions, and external gland expressions. Ma's & Paws offers EZ Groom pet care products at the shop.

22355 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630 Rating

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3.5 (65)
4.8 (36)
3.7 (3)

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PJ Noah PetSalon is a pet grooming facility that serves the Lake Forest area. It has a variety of spa solutions including traditional oat-wash and fresh, trim and mini pawdicures, and mini makeovers on hydraulic lift bathtubs and grooming tables. Pets also benefit from deep conditioning, super shed, de-matting, and de-skunk treatments. Its team of pet groomers uses a wide range of shampoo products for various coat types and breeds, catering to fur babies with allergies and eczema.

21835 Michigan Lane, Lake Forest, CA 92630 Rating

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4.0 (6)

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Barking Beauties Grooming is a mobile dog groomer providing services in South Orange County cities including Lake Forest. It is owned and operated by certified dog groomer Debbie Kurtz, who has experience working with different sizes and breeds of dogs. It provides bathing and styling services in a self-sufficient trailer equipped with air conditioning, a generator, heater, bathtub, grooming table, and standing dryer. Its other services include de-shedding and de-fleaing treatments, and coat conditioners as well as medicated, hypo-allergenic, and oatmeal baths.

20025 Lake Forest Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630 Rating

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4.7 (16)

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OC Grooming & Pet Spa is a pet salon offering grooming and cutting services in Lake Forest. It offers a full-service option that includes a HydroSurge bath with premium shampoo treatment, full-body brush out, haircut, nail trim, and ear cleaning. The salon also has a self-wash option where pet owners can choose to wash their pets using the BathPro Bathing System. The owner of OC Grooming & Pet Spa, Tamara, has been in the pet grooming industry for over 20 years.

2647 Gateway Rd Ste 103, Carlsbad, CA 92009 Rating

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4.0 (43)
4.4 (27)

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Muse Dog Spa is a full-service pet grooming salon and spa serving Lake Forest. Its dog grooming service includes a bath with blueberry facial, haircut, nail trim, along with face, feet, and tail trim. Anal gland expression is available upon request. Furthermore, it performs additional services, such as mud baths and treatment, hot oil treatment, de-matting, and teeth brushing. All-natural shampoo options are used. Muse Dog Spa has been in business since 1992. Its services take into account the pet's age, breed, size, and coat.

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Compare our Top Dog Groomers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Lake Forest Animal Clinic
24301 Muirlands Boulevard, Lake Forest, CA 92630
OC Waggin' Wheels
4209 Mirasol, Irvine, CA 92620
Petlingo | Lake Forest, LLC
22821 Lake Forest Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Pup Up Hooray
26834 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Ma's & Paws
23024 Lake Forest Drive, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
PJ Noah PetSalon - Lake Forest
22355 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Barking Beauties Grooming
21835 Michigan Lane, Lake Forest, CA 92630
OC Grooming & Pet Spa - Lake Forest
20025 Lake Forest Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Muse Dog Spa
2647 Gateway Rd Ste 103, Carlsbad, CA 92009


  • 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.