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Best Dog Groomers in Baltimore, MD

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3206 Dudley Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213 Rating

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4.6 (13)
4.7 (12)
4.5 (3)

Why choose this provider?

Puppy Love Mobile Pet Grooming is a family-owned and family-operated pet salon serving Baltimore and the neighboring communities. With over two decades of experience, it offers at-home pet grooming through its mobile salon. Services include a warm water bath, brush-out and detangling, nail clipping, and ear cleaning. The salon also uses natural flea shampoos as well as white brightener and oatmeal shampoos. Its sole groomer sits with the owners and pets to allow them to get comfortable before starting each session.

28 Bloomsbury Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228 Rating

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5.0 (15)
5.0 (3)
3.0 (2)

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Puttin on the Dog, Inc., is a pet grooming service that has been serving the pet owners in Baltimore for more than 30 years. Its pet grooming services include bathing, therapeutic bathing, carding, teeth brushing, and stripping. It also offers dematting treatments, anal gland expression, and special hair product applications. Owner Jade D. VonHawley holds a certification from the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council. She has been trained in pet handling and grooming.

5424 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214 Rating

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4.9 (58)
5.0 (6)
5.0 (2)

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Diamond Dogs Grooming Salon serves customers in the Baltimore area. It specializes in low-stress gentle grooming of different breeds and sizes of dogs. Some of its services include brush-outs, de-shedding treatments, and haircuts. It also offers nail polishes for pets and a wide array of neckties, ear-bows, and bowties. The staff members at this company are skilled in handling senior and special needs dogs and use happy hoodies and cotton balls on dogs' ears to reduce noise during the drying process.

4520 North Point Boulevard, Sparrows Point, MD 21219 Rating

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4.6 (135)
3.0 (19)

Why choose this provider?

K9 Koncepts is a Sparrows Point-based business that offers a number of canine care services for Baltimore dog owners, including grooming. Accommodating small to large dogs of different breeds, its team performs basic grooming services such as bathing, ear cleaning, and nail clipping and special services like de-skunking, detangling, and flea and tick treatment. Moreover, K9 Koncepts offers training, boarding, and board-and-train services. The dog care facility has been in operation for more than 20 years.

504 South Haven Street, Baltimore, MD 21224 Rating

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4.5 (112)
4.5 (36)
4.8 (16)

Why choose this provider?

Woof & Wags Pet Lodge offers a wide range of pet care services for clients throughout Baltimore and the surrounding areas. Among its services include professional pet styling, bath and brush, crew cuts, and coat conditioning. It also provides overnight dog accommodations that include grooming services as well as exercise plans and special menu items. Woof & Wags Pet Lodge has a 5,000-square-foot facility. Its owners and operators Shawn Fuller and Paul Chrzanowski have over 25 years of experience in the pet care industry.

5915 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21206 Rating

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3.5 (20)

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Academy Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital serving clients in Baltimore and the surrounding areas. The facility was established in 1952 by George Neserke, who specializes in veterinary medical and surgical care. Academy Animal Hospital also specializes in grooming services such as shampoo and conditioning, nail trims, and brushing, in addition to breed-specific cuts and styles. It also offers internal medicine, preventive care, dentistry, and advanced diagnostics. Moreover, it is a member of the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.

25 Mellor Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228 Rating

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4.7 (31)
4.9 (27)
4.5 (10)

Why choose this provider?

Catonsville Dog Co. provides grooming services for dogs in Baltimore. Its team caters to small, medium, large, and extra-large dog breeds and offers full-cut services. These include bathing, blow drying, face trimming, sanitary area shaving, ear plucking, and glands expressing. It also uses shampoo and conditioner from Chris Christensen to deep cleanse and whitens the dogs' coats. Vitamin-enriched perfume and cologne are also available. Its owner Blair Nagel and her sister Lydia have been grooming dogs since 2007.

3508 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21218 Rating

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3.5 (9)

Why choose this provider?

Wash the Wag provides professional pet grooming services in Baltimore. It offers full-service grooming and bathing, which also include teeth cleaning, ear cleaning, gland expression, and nail trimming for both cats and dogs. The business uses hypoallergenic, healthy, and environmentally safe bathing products. It also utilizes up-to-date technology, such as a HydroSurge bathing unit for pets with arthritis or sensitive skin. Moreover, Wash the Wag offers a pickup and drop-off service for pet grooming customers.

Compare our Top Dog Groomers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Puppy Love Mobile Pet Grooming
3206 Dudley Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213
Puttin on the Dog, Inc
28 Bloomsbury Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228
Diamond Dogs Grooming Salon
5424 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214
K9 Koncepts
4520 North Point Boulevard, Sparrows Point, MD 21219
Woofs & Wags Pet Lodge
504 South Haven Street, Baltimore, MD 21224
Academy Animal Hospital
5915 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21206
Catonsville Dog Co.
25 Mellor Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228
Wash the Wag
3508 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21218


  • 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.