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Best Dog Groomers in Oakland, CA

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Sandy Springs, GA Rating

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5.0 (16)
5.0 (3)

Why choose this provider?

The Grooming Pawlor is a mobile pet salon in Atlanta run by Deirdre and Darrin, two professional groomers with years of experience caring for animals. Deirdre comes from the financial services industry, and she has earned certifications in trick training. They serve as founder of the Power of Chi nonprofit for rescuing chihuahuas. Darrin works with Guide Dogs for the Blind and has many years of experience as an animal lover and dog handler/trainer. Services range from maintenance grooming sessions to personalized styling and add-ons such as flea baths, de-shedding, and de-matting.

4125 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611 Rating

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5.0 (52)
4.9 (12)

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Atomic Canine is a cage-free facility operating in the Oakland area. It offers a wide range of dog grooming services, which include nail trimming, ear cleaning, massaging baths and facial scrubs, and teeth brushing. Consultation services are also available at the facility. Its owner, Vanessa Padron, is a dog lover who previously worked as a groomer’s apprentice. She also attended the Nash Academy of Animal Arts where she learned about safety, health, anatomy, and breed standard haircuts.

4900 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611 Rating

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4.0 (200)

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SpaGo Dog is a dog grooming provider in Oakland that takes on a no-cage, no interruption, and by-appointment-only approach to any dog grooming need. The company offers various spa packages and additional treatments to pamper clients' four-legged companions. SpaGo Dog is a family-owned business that started as a mobile grooming service and now has a stand-alone shop in the area that includes services like daycare, grooming, and retail. It only uses all-natural and biodegradable shampoo and products.

Compare our Top Dog Groomers

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The Grooming Pawlor
Sandy Springs, GA
Atomic Canine
4125 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
SpaGo Dog
4900 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611


  • 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.