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Best Dog Groomers in Clifton, NJ

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721 Myrtle Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005 Rating

Why choose this provider?

Best Friends is a pet care facility serving Clifton and surrounding communities. Its dog grooming services include nail clipping, complete ear cleaning, sanitary cut, bath, and customized haircut. Clients are encouraged to call before dropping by the facility for nail clipping appointments. Additional services include teeth cleaning and anal gland expression. Since 1990, Best Friends has been providing a fun dog grooming experience to its clients and allowing pets to roam around the shop freely.

60 Goffle Road, Midland Park, NJ 07432 Rating

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4.7 (53)
5.0 (16)

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Groomington Coat Factory is a mobile pet grooming salon servicing the Clifton area. Founded in 2010 by Cait Lauria, it now has three mobile grooming units and a grooming salon in Midland Park. Grooming Coat Factory offers a nose-to-toes service consisting of a hydro massage luxury bath, conditioning treatment, ear cleaning, teeth brushing, nail trimming and filing, and paw pad hair trimming. It also includes a sanitary trim, safe hand drying, and finishing spray. All grooming units are self-contained.

1030 McBride Avenue, Woodland Park, NJ 07424 Rating

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4.4 (48)
4.5 (17)

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Smooch a Pooch Grooming is a full-service dog grooming business catering to the Clifton area. It offers various dog care services such as flea and tick control, face trim, teeth brushing, and anal gland expression treatments. The shop uses hypoallergenic, medicated, and oatmeal shampoos for dog spa treatments. It also offers nail trimming and polishing, hair coloring, and styling with feathers and decorative gems. Treatments for de-shedding and de-matting are also available. Groomer Denise Quintero started her love for dog grooming as a child.

12 Park Street, Demarest, NJ 07627 Rating

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5.0 (5)
5.0 (3)

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Jan’s Dog House is a dog grooming salon that has been servicing pups in Clifton and the surrounding areas since 2007. The business is owned and founded by Jan Rivero, who has over 10 years of experience in dog grooming. The salon offers bathing, brushing, sanitary clipping, nail trimming, and ear cleaning services. Jan’s Dog House is also veterinary-affiliated and is trained to handle special-needs pups of all breeds and ages.

133 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, NJ 07044 Rating

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4.7 (106)

Why choose this provider?

Pamper Your Pet is a dog grooming salon that serves Clifton and the surrounding areas. Its full grooming package includes bath and blowouts, blueberry facials, ear cleaning and plucking, nail clipping, and regular shampoo. In addition, the salon offers anal gland expression, nail polishing, special paw treatment, and teeth brushing. Pamper Your Pet also caters to dogs with complex issues by using premium shampoos, such as deep conditioning, deshedding, hypoallergenic, medicated, and natural flea and tick.

296 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, NJ 07044 Rating

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5.0 (10)
4.5 (5)

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All Breed Cat and Dog Grooming is a grooming salon that has been serving pet owners in Clifton and nearby areas for more than 21 years. Owner Christine Marie Coad has over 20 two decades of experience in the industry, helping pets stay healthy and clean. The salon offers full-grooming services, such as bathing, sanitary shaving, nail cutting, and ear cleaning. All Breed Cat and Dog Grooming also offers anal gland expression, which helps in preventing pets from developing infections and bowel impactions.

Compare our Top Dog Groomers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Best Friends
721 Myrtle Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005
Groomington Coat Factory
60 Goffle Road, Midland Park, NJ 07432
Smooch a Pooch Grooming
1030 McBride Avenue, Woodland Park, NJ 07424
Jan’s Dog House
12 Park Street, Demarest, NJ 07627
Pamper Your Pet
133 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, NJ 07044
All Breed Cat and Dog Grooming
296 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, NJ 07044


  • 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.