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Best Dog Groomers in Chicago, IL

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Chicago 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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Chicago, IL 60614

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4.0 (86)
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5.0 (11)

Why choose this provider?

Furtastik is a Chicago area dog care facility offering a full-range of services. Furtastik's certified groomers work with both dogs and cats, and their services include bath, brush, nail clipping, ear cleaning, tooth brushing, and paw treatments. Furtastik also offers cage-free doggie daycare and pet boarding as well as dog walking services in Lakeview, Bucktown, DePaul, Logan Square, Roscoe Village, Wicker Park, and Wrigleyville.

Glencoe, IL 60022

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4.0 (34)
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5.0 (32)
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4.0 (29)

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Love Fur Dogs, in Hubbard Woods on the Glencoe-Winnetka border, provides complete grooming services for dogs, cats and other small pets. Love Fur Dogs is owned and run by one of the nation’s most experienced actual CMGs (Certified Master Groomer) and was named Best Groomer in Chicagoland by the Tribune. Love Fur Dogs is the first salon in the area to become American Kennel Club (AKC) Safety Certified. Love Fur Dogs also offers therapeutic skin and coat services including the region’s first microbubble technology. Additional services include indoor doggie playcare, a pet taxi, and pet supplies. Love Fur Dogs specifically accommodates special needs and older pets as well as puppies.

4501 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640

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4.0 (152)
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4.9 (60)

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Urban Pooch is a pet grooming facility situated in Chicago. Pet groomers at Urban Pooch cater to the bathing and grooming needs of all sizes and breeds of dogs. The facility is equipped with tubs and K-9 hair dryers to accommodate pet owners who want to have a hands-on experience bathing their pets. The self-wash service includes a hypoallergenic or oatmeal shampoo, conditioner, standard towels, dryers, and brushes. Other services are pet training, cageless boarding, and daycare. Pet products are also available in the business.

219 North Carpenter Street, Chicago, IL 60607

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4.5 (719)
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4.0 (1)

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Tucker Pup's Pet Resort is a pet care facility based in Chicago with daycare, boarding, training, and grooming services. Its grooming services include haircut, bath, nail trimming, ear cleaning, and brush out. Additional services, such as blueberry facial, de-matting, sanitary trim, soft claw application, and flea treatment are also available. Clients can purchase various products at its retail-only stores, such as dog food, chews and treats, supplements, apparel, and household supplies.

911 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

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4.0 (82)

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The Grooming Gallery is a pet grooming company established in 1999. It is currently located in a 1,600 feet facility in Chicago. The business offers a range of grooming services for dogs and cats, including bathing, brushing, nail filing and trimming, de-shedding, and ear cleaning. In addition, it provides teeth brushing and gland expression as well as bathing packages. The professional groomers at this company are members of the International Pet Groomers Association.

3608 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613

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4.9 (135)
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4.5 (96)
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5.0 (69)

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Dogaholics is a pet daycare and grooming facility that serves the pet owners of Chicago and surrounding areas. It offers pet grooming services such as bathing, handheld blow-drying, brush-outs, touch-up haircuts, and full haircuts. It also provides ear cleaning, nail trimming, and teeth brushing services. Additionally, clients' dogs are styled with bandanas after their grooming session. Dogaholics also offers daycare services, boarding services, and pet transportation. General manager Steve Carr has been working with dogs for almost 10 years.

2526 North California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

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Chicago-based Temple of the Dog & Meow Lounge is a full-service dog and cat grooming salon and wellness spa. Its dog grooming services include bathing, breed-specific or specialty haircut, ear cleaning, and teeth brushing. Additionally, it provides personalized therapies for pets with coat and skin issues, and it works closely with clients' veterinarians when it comes to senior pets and those with special needs. The company uses all-natural bathing and grooming products, and its staff is certified in grooming, CPR, and pet nutrition.

2336 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

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4.0 (62)
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4.7 (52)

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Urban Canine Doggy Day Spa has been providing dog grooming and walking services in Chicago since 1995. Its grooming services involve the use of de-shedding brushes, blow dryers, and a wide selection of shampoos—including brightening, moisturizing, hypoallergenic oatmeal, and medicated formulas. The salon's groomers can accommodate various cuts and styles for any breed. For additional comfort, the salon supplies brushes, dryers, and towels. Urban Canine Doggy Day Spa also offers self-wash services in its multiple wash stations consisting of a collection of professional shampoos.

2215 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618

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4.5 (121)
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4.7 (56)

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Earth Pups focuses on providing pet grooming, overnight, and daycare options to smaller canine breeds in Chicago. Using natural products for its grooming services, it cuts, trims, and styles small dogs. It also performs nail trimming and teeth brushing services. With indoor and outdoor play areas and accommodation styled according to pets' needs, the grooming studio aims to provide an environment where dogs can enjoy the company of other dogs. It carries products from brands including Orijen, Fruitables, Bravo, and Real Meat.

1404 West 55th Street, Countryside, IL 60525

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3.5 (49)

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The Barker Shop has been providing dog care services in Chicago for more than 12 years. Its dog grooming services include bathing, haircut, hairstyles, and hand stripping. It also provides walk-in services, including ear cleaning and teeth brushing. Additionally, it offers dog boarding, training, and daycare services as well as pet photography. The company also runs an animal charitable rescue group, Bark from the Heart Rescue, which helps the local community with pet emergencies and rehoming rescue dogs.

2949 West Diversey Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

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4.5 (96)
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4.8 (61)
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5.0 (1)

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Pet-A-Cure is a dog grooming salon that has been serving Chicago since 2004. It offers full grooming sessions that include paw pad hair trimming, blueberry vanilla spa facial, nail trimming and filing, ear cleaning, anal sac expression, and aromatherapy and hydrotherapy bath. Additional services include de-shedding treatment, teeth brushing, and hot oil treatment. The owner of Pet-A-Cure, Jennifer Holzman, has been in the grooming business since 1993. She is a fur mom to two dogs, Ginny and Angie.

1959 West Fulton Street, Chicago, IL 60612

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4.5 (50)
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5.0 (23)

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Bark Avenue Playcare is a Chicago-based grooming and pet care service provider. It offers several services such as dog boarding and daycare, bathing, and haircuts. Grooming services also include de-shedding treatments, flea treatments, and anal gland expression. Bark Avenue Playcare offers puppy training services that focus on obedience training and therapy. On-leash and off-leash private lessons are also available. In addition, the company actively helps homeless dogs and cooperates with local rescue organizations to take care of dogs until they find a loving owner.

5508 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

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4.5 (81)
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4.7 (73)
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5.0 (33)

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Canine Social Club is a Chicago-based pet care facility. It offers a variety of spa packages for dog grooming which can include nail trim, ear cleaning, dog facial, and anal gland expression. Its team uses hypoallergenic shampoos if requested by owners. Boarding and daycare services are also available, wherein dogs can socialize with other guests at a temperature- and humidity-controlled indoor play park. The facility manages a retail store that offers grain-free food, treats, and homemade gourmet meals for dogs.

Compare our Top Dog Groomers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Furtastik
Chicago, IL 60614
Love Fur Dogs
Glencoe, IL 60022
Urban Pooch
4501 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640
Tucker Pup's Pet Resort
219 North Carpenter Street, Chicago, IL 60607
The Grooming Gallery
911 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Dogaholics
3608 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613
Temple of the Dog & Meow Lounge
2526 North California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
Urban Canine Doggy Day Spa
2336 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
Earth Pups
2215 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618
The Barker Shop
1404 West 55th Street, Countryside, IL 60525
Pet-A-Cure
2949 West Diversey Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
Bark Avenue Playcare
1959 West Fulton Street, Chicago, IL 60612
Canine Social Club
5508 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

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.