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Best Dog Groomers in Grand Rapids, MI

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0-435 Lake Michigan Drive, Grand Rapids, MI 49534

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4.4 (214)
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3.0 (7)

Why choose this provider?

Wash & Wags employs dog groomers in Grand Rapids. Founded in 1997, this grooming facility offers services that pamper and care for pets. Groomers at this company trim pets' nails, clean their ears, and thoroughly bathe them using specialty shampoos. They hand-brush and de-shed pets and attend to owners' requests, such as the use of bandanas, colognes, and bows. Moreover, they assist in self-wash and overnight boarding options. Wash & Wags has two daycare areas for smaller and larger dogs.

3338 Eastern Avenue Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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4.5 (13)

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VIP Grooming Salon is a family-owned and family-operated business in Grand Rapids providing pet grooming services that include bath, blow-dry, and trim. Aside from the traditional grooming needs, it also offers specialized services, such as pet hydro-massage ozone therapy, de-matting, pet hair dye, stencil, and feather extension. Additionally, cat and small mammal grooming are also available. VIP Grooming Salon carries products from Iv San Bernard and Coco Therapy, which it offers at its retail store.

3100 29th Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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4.6 (173)
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3.5 (13)
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4.8 (1)

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Established in 2007, Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa is a pet care center for grooming, daycare, training, and overnight boarding in Grand Rapids. Its dog grooming services include bathing, trimming, de-shedding, teeth brushing, and massage. These are overseen by a certified master stylist with the International Pet Groomers Association. The business is owned by Marc and Melissa Verplank. Melissa has been in the pet service business for over 30 years, while Marc previously worked as an instructor at the Paragon School of Pet Grooming.

3934 3 Mile Road Northwest, Walker, MI 49534

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4.2 (38)
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4.8 (13)
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5.0 (3)

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Pet Villa Lodging Daycare Grooming is a pet care service operating in Grand Rapids. It offers a wide range of dog grooming services for different types of dog breeds, such as bathing and nail trimming. Lodging and daycare services are also available, which allow pets to socialize with each other. The facility organizes playgroups based on the personality, age, and temperament of dogs. Additionally, as a reference, its website features a photo gallery of its guest dogs.

36 Grand Avenue Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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4.0 (11)

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Cats Vs. Dogs Pet Grooming Salon is a grooming facility headquartered in Grand Rapids. The facility's owners, Raette and Melisa, have been handling cat and dog grooming using safe products for more than 16 years. They are Nationally Certified Master Groomers by the NCGIA and NDGAA. Its staff performs pet grooming by strictly adhering to the AKC standards. The service includes nail trim, skin conditioning treatment, anal gland check and expression, and ear cleaning. Medicated and specialty shampoos are also available.

6951 76th Street, Caledonia, MI 49316

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5.0 (16)
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5.0 (6)
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4.5 (5)

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Canines by Kristin is a dog grooming business serving customers in Grand Rapids. It is owned by Kristin Hulst, who has over 10 years of experience in the industry and has won at the All American Grooming Show. Services offered include standard breed cuts as well as customized cuts. A full groom involving a bath with shampoo and conditioner, hand drying, brushing out, and a haircut with a scissor finish is also available. Ear cleaning, nail clipping, tooth brushing, and flea treatment services are also offered.

2424 Eastern Avenue Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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4.4 (109)
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4.8 (81)
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4.0 (7)

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The Posh Pet Dog and Cat Salon is a dog groomer that serves clients in Grand Rapids and its surrounding areas. The business provides a wide range of solutions, such as bathing, nail trimming, and hair trimming. Its team of professional hair groomers is led by Brooke, an experienced groomer who also serves as the shop's manager. Her experiences include being a veterinary assistant for three years and being a certified dog trainer as well.

Compare our Top Dog Groomers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Wash & Wags
0-435 Lake Michigan Drive, Grand Rapids, MI 49534
VIP Grooming Salon
3338 Eastern Avenue Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa
3100 29th Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Pet Villa Lodging Daycare Grooming
3934 3 Mile Road Northwest, Walker, MI 49534
Cats Vs. Dogs Pet Grooming Salon
36 Grand Avenue Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Canines by Kristin
6951 76th Street, Caledonia, MI 49316
The Posh Pet Dog and Cat Salon
2424 Eastern Avenue Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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.

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