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Best Dog Groomers in Charlotte, NC

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Charlotte 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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7816 Fairview Road, Charlotte, NC 28226 Rating

Why choose this provider?

Whiskers Dog Spa is a full-service dog spa based in Charlotte. Its basic spa bath service includes bathing, blueberry facial, ear pluck and cleaning, and nail clipping. Face and body trim may be added to get the mini groom package or a custom haircut for a full groom package. Luxury treatments are also available, and these include hot oil wrap, mud bath, shed control, and nail painting. Busy pet owners can choose the pet drop-off or pickup service for convenience.

13643 Providence Road, Weddington, NC 28104 Rating

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4.8 (309)
5.0 (84)
4.5 (67)

Why choose this provider?

Modern Pet Salon is a Weddington-based pet salon that also caters to pet owners around the Charlotte community. For over 18 years, it has been providing basic and deluxe grooming services for dogs and cats. These include bath, full haircut, and complimentary blueberry facial. Nail trimming, ear cleaning, de-shedding, and expression of glands are also available a la carte or in other packages.

10416 East Independence Expressway, Matthews, NC 28105 Rating

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4.6 (139)
4.8 (19)

Why choose this provider?

Bark 5th Ave, LLC, is a pet grooming company that serves pets and their owners in Charlotte. It offers a range of dog grooming solutions, including bathing, nail clipping and filing, teeth brushing, and anal gland expression. Additionally, it performs full-body hair clipping, as well as ear cleaning and plucking. The company was established in 2006 by Kim and Jay Fontaine. Kim has been grooming pets professionally for 15 years and Jay is a retired hairstylist.

219 Archdale Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217 Rating

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4.5 (162)
3.0 (21)
1.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

PetSuites aims to provide comfortable grooming and pampering experience to dogs in Charlotte. The professionals from this company offer standard bath and grooming services, which consist of washing, brushing, nail trimming, haircutting, and applying aromatherapy body spray. For dog owners who want to treat their pets, a platinum pooch package that goes beyond simple grooming is available. This includes a blueberry facial, dental hygiene treatment, pawdicure, de-shedding, and a cute bow or bandana.

10110 Northcross Center Court, Huntersville, NC 28078 Rating

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3.5 (20)
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Carolinas Veterinary Care Clinic is a pet care facility that serves the needs of pet owners in Charlotte and the surrounding communities. It has a 4000 sq ft facility that caters to more than just cats and dogs. Services for other pets like birds, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles, and small mammals are available. In addition to pet grooming, it also provides pet surgery, boarding, diagnostics, and preventive care. It was founded in 2011 by Alisha Fennel and Alycen Adams.

3024 Eastway Drive, Charlotte, NC 28205 Rating

Why choose this provider?

The Dog Salon is a dog grooming business that has been serving owners and pets in the Charlotte area since 2005. Its bathing services are available for breeds of all sizes. The full grooming services it offers include massaging bath, anal gland expression, blow out, ear cleaning, nail trimming, cologne spritz, and photography. Clients can also choose from various add-ons, including dog walks, flea shampoo, de-sed treatment, teeth scaling, and creative coloring. The Dog Salon also sells dolls, dog treats, leashes, collars, and backpacks at their site or online.

7206 Wilkinson Boulevard, Belmont, NC 28012 Rating

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4.0 (13)

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Million Dollar Dog, Inc., is a family-owned business that has been delivering services to clients in Charlotte since 2005. The salon offers full-service mobile and salon grooming, bathing, and self-service dog washing. Additionally, it provides nail trimming, ear cleaning and plucking, extensive brush out, hand blow drying, and teeth cleaning. Owner Tara worked in the corporate world for six years before becoming a grooming apprentice to a certified master dog groomer in 2001. She accepts small to extra large dogs.

9729 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28273 Rating

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4.6 (240)
4.8 (145)
3.8 (23)

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Steele Creek Animal Hospital is a Charlotte-based veterinary facility that provides boarding and grooming services. It strives to keep pets from catching a range of diseases through regular and medicated baths, nail trims, and ear freshening. Steele Creek also performs wellness examinations, vaccinations, and flea and tick prevention treatments for pets. Veterinarian Patricia Young is the Director of the Companion Animal Rehabilitation Services at the hospital. She is also affiliated with the American Animal Hospital Association.

3100 Griffith Street, Charlotte, NC 28203 Rating

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4.9 (58)
4.5 (29)

Why choose this provider?

Classic Grooming is a dog grooming business that has been serving Charlotte and the nearby areas for over 18 years. It offers grooming, daycare, spa, and recreation services for dogs of all breeds and sizes. Classic Grooming is a member of the National Dog Groomers Association of America and has a 100% rating with the Mecklenburg County Health Department. Additionally, the facility has also been chosen as a testing and certification site by the NDGAA.

16022 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078 Rating

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4.3 (149)
4.5 (23)

Why choose this provider?

The Doggie Barber is a locally owned and locally operated dog grooming service that assists clients in the Charlotte area. It has over 16 years of experience in the grooming business and caters to different breeds of dogs. The team in The Doggie barber uses only natural products to bathe dogs and uses the HydroSurge bathing system for more efficient cleaning. Its services include ear and teeth cleaning, nail clipping, gland expressing, and hair trimming. The business also offers boarding and daycare.

222 Rampart St., Charlotte, NC 28203 Rating

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4.6 (770)
4.2 (98)
4.7 (53)

Why choose this provider?

Skiptown provides pet care to dogs throughout the Charlotte metro and its surrounding areas. It offers dog grooming services, including nail trimming, blow dry, full bath, ear cleaning, and anal gland expression to keep the dogs healthy and neat. It also performs customized haircuts and trims depending on each dog's coat and style. Skiptown allows fur parents to track their dogs' updates and schedule pick-up and drop-off requests using its mobile application. Its other services include dog daycare, boarding, and self-serve dog wash.

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Compare our Top Dog Groomers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Whiskers Dog Spa
7816 Fairview Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
Modern Pet Salon - Weddington
13643 Providence Road, Weddington, NC 28104
Bark 5th Ave LLC
10416 East Independence Expressway, Matthews, NC 28105
PetSuites Charlotte Airport
219 Archdale Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217
Carolinas Veterinary Care Clinic
10110 Northcross Center Court, Huntersville, NC 28078
The Dog Salon
3024 Eastway Drive, Charlotte, NC 28205
Million Dollar Dog, Inc.
7206 Wilkinson Boulevard, Belmont, NC 28012
Steele Creek Animal Hospital
9729 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28273
Classic Grooming
3100 Griffith Street, Charlotte, NC 28203
The Doggie Barber
16022 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
222 Rampart St., Charlotte, NC 28203


  • 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.