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Best Dog Groomers in San Francisco, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Francisco 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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Alameda, CA 94501

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4.0 (190)
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5.0 (16)

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Under One Woof is a locally owned Alameda business that provides daycare, a pet hotel for dogs under 30 pounds, and grooming for dogs and cats. Pet grooming services offered are nail, ear, anal glands, full bath and simple bath service, trim service, and special services such as sanitary cuts, face trims, mat removal, brushing, and pad trims. Under One Woof uses all-natural shampoo. Customers appreciate their knowledge and customer service.

San Francisco, CA 94158

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4.5 (27)

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Coiffure Dog Grooming LLC is a San Francisco business that specializes in dogs that are 25 pounds and less. Dogs are groomed one at a time in a relaxing environment and is ideal for anxious dogs. There are grooming services for curly and double coats, for flat coats, and baths for all coats. Services include trim and grind nails, conditioning spray, trim paws, ears, privates, gland check, bath, and hand drying. Some add-on services include blueberry facial, teeth brushing, demat, and de-shed. Customers appreciate their efficiency and patience.

866 Kaynyne Street, Redwood City, CA 94063

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4.0 (73)
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5.0 (12)

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Established in 1999, Planet Pooch is a dog grooming salon providing its services in the San Francisco area. Its groomers perform paw and nail clipping, de-matting, and personalized washing using quality conditioners. They also handle ear cleaning, anal glands expression, and AirForce drying. Planet Pooch also offers sleepover care, complete with the comforts of dog beds and couches, managed by certified K-9 attendants. Additionally, the salon provides options where clients can watch their pets live on webcams.

4299 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

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4.5 (130)
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4.9 (11)

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VIP Grooming features a zen-like ambiance that has been extending its services to those in San Francisco for more than 30 years. It offers the VIP Bath, which includes the center's signature Double Wash and conditioning, ear cleaning, nail trimming, blow-drying, and brushing. The VIP Haircut, which involves shaping and outlining of dogs' fur, is also available. VIP Grooming only uses eco-friendly shampoos and conditioners. Owner Lancy Woo is a Western Word Pet Supply Association-certified dog groomer with over two decades' experience.

3450 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

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4.5 (10)
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5.0 (1)

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Established in 1989, Kent’s Kanines is a full-service dog grooming salon serving clients in San Francisco and the surrounding areas. Its owner, Deborah Kent, has been grooming for more than 30 years, specializing in hand stripping to retain the color and coarseness of dog coats. Kent offers various grooming services include brushing, de-matting, nail trimming, ear cleaning, and blow-dry. She conducts her services in the comfort of the client's home. Kent also offers a thorough massage bath and haircut.

2175 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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4.5 (40)
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4.1 (8)

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K9 Spa is a San Francisco dog salon that specialized in caring for its clients' canine family members. The spa provides a broad range of services, from fresh basic baths to pet care. The spa also provides professional grooming for pets, which includes sophisticated trims, ear cleaning, sanitary trim, same-day trimming, and gland expression, which helps detect and prevent any anal gland issues in pets. Clients have been relying on K9 Spa for their pets' grooming and care since they were established in 2006.

4900 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611

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4.0 (200)

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SpaGo Dog is a family-owned business serving clients throughout San Francisco and the neighboring communities. Initially established as a mobile grooming salon, the business eventually expanded to include a shop in Oakland. It offers two packages: the signature spa package and the wellness spa package. The signature spa package includes grooming services from head to tail. For short hair breeds, the salon recommends the wellness spa package. Additional services offered at SpaGo Dog are flea bath, de-skunk bath, and shave down for matted dogs.

2280 Shafter Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124

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4.0 (114)
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5.0 (5)

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Fog City Dogs is a dog grooming service in San Francisco. It offers bathing and doggie spa services such as basic bathing, premium bathing, brushing, teeth brushing, nail trimming, and pawdicure. The salon’s staff is experienced in catering to dogs of all ages and breeds. Aside from grooming services, it also offers options such as all-suite lodging, dog daycare, and dog training. Fog City Dogs puts a strong focus on its commitment to making dogs happy even in the absence of their owners.

748 14th Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

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4.0 (140)

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Little Ark Dog Grooming provides its services to San Francisco. Its team of groomers offers nail trimming, ear hair plucking, anal glands expression, double washing, and customized cuts services. They also give dogs massages while cleaning and check for fleas and ticks before bathing the dogs in eco-friendly and tearless products. Additionally, Little Ark Dog Grooming has an open-air space where dogs can play with each other in between grooming sessions. A CPR-certified specialist is also available at the salon to cater to the dogs' well-being.

1325 Howard Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010

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4.0 (600)
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3.8 (18)

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Alpha Grooming Pet Salon is a dog groomer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its service packages include hypoallergenic baths, ear cleaning, brush-out, nail trimming, de-matting, and anal gland expression. Owners can book online 24/7 for one-on-one pet service in a mobile van equipped for senior and special needs dogs. They can choose from groomers with experience ranging from at least two to over 15 years. VIP and cat services are also available.

1903 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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4.5 (191)
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5.0 (8)

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The Dog Barber provides pet grooming services in San Francisco. It offers full-service grooming which includes a haircut, bathing, brushing, anal gland expressing (by request), ear cleaning, and blow-drying. The shop also provides a bath and trim option which includes brushing, bathing, blow-drying, nail trimming, and hair trimming in the face, feet, and anal areas. The Dog Barber’s owner and operator, Roberto Lopez, is an experienced dog groomer with a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry.

3584 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134

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5.0 (55)
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5.0 (5)

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Established in 2009, SF Woof Times is a full-service dog grooming salon serving clients in San Francisco. The salon offers a wide range of grooming services, such as bathing with shampoo and conditioning, coat brushing, blow-dry, and ear cleaning. It also provides nail clipping, teeth brushing, glands expressing, and breed-specific cuts and styles. Its owner, Reynaldo, has an understanding of the specific needs of pets. He also offers dog walking services.

2178 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

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3.5 (84)
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4.6 (32)
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5.0 (6)

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Operating since 1994, Russian Hill Dog Grooming is a San Francisco-based business that provides clients in the local area with a varied selection of grooming services. These services include a bath using hypoallergenic shampoos and conditioners, brush-outs, paw pad shaving, and haircuts. Its groomers can also work on de-matting a pet's fur and express their anal glands when necessary. Russian Hill Dog Grooming employs nationally certified master groomers and companion animal hygienists who are trained in a variety of grooming techniques.

Compare our Top Dog Groomers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Under One Woof
Alameda, CA 94501
Coiffure Dog Grooming LLC
San Francisco, CA 94158
Planet Pooch
866 Kaynyne Street, Redwood City, CA 94063
VIP Grooming
4299 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Kent’s Kanines
3450 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
K9 Spa
2175 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
SpaGo Dog
4900 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
Fog City Dogs - Bayview/Bernal
2280 Shafter Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124
Little Ark Dog Grooming
748 14th Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Alpha Grooming Pet Salon
1325 Howard Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010
The Dog Barber
1903 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
SF Woof Times
3584 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134
Russian Hill Dog Grooming
2178 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

FAQs

  • 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.