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Best Dog Groomers in Raleigh, NC

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Raleigh, NC 27616

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4.0 (5)

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Howling Moon Pet Care provides many professional services for pets in North Raleigh and surrounding areas. Customers can request pet sitting, grooming, basic dog training, dog walking, and pet transport services. A member of Pet Sitters Associates, the pet care business is licensed, bonded, and insured. Owner Jesi Kirk has expertise working with elderly, high maintenance, and other special needs animals. Clients praise Jesi’s skilled grooming, care for animals, and ability to make pets feel comfortable.

9500 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

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Complete Pet Care is a veterinary hospital serving the Raleigh and Wake Forest areas. It offers full-service grooming care, such as bathing, brushing, and nail trimming. Its team of groomers strives to keep pets' fur healthy by checking it for lumps, fleas, and ticks. They use healthy oils to get rid of dead skin cells and dirt. Complete Pet Care also specializes in diagnostic services, general surgery, and even cancer support for pets.

9108 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27617

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3.5 (21)
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5.0 (2)

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Paws at Play provides dog grooming services in Wake Forest, Brier Creek, and the greater Raleigh area. Its services include shampoos, haircuts for all breeds, and flea and tick treatments. It also offers dog boarding and daycare with customizable feeding and potty break schedules. Its daycare attendants conduct additional activities such as nature hikes, games of fetch, movies, and cuddle time for groups and individual pets by customer request. Paws at Play also provides veterinary services. Owners of pets who were previous guests commend the staff for their responsiveness and friendliness.

8109 Ebenezer Church Road, Raleigh, NC 27612

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Dog Diggity Daycare & Boarding is a dog grooming service operating in Raleigh. It offers full-service grooming for different types of dog breeds. Service include bathing, haircut, ear cleaning, anal expression, and brush out. FURminator treatment services are also available using a FURminator shampoo and de-shedding conditioner. The facility also provides daycare and boarding services where pets can socialize with each other. It carries products from a variety of brands such as Fluff & Tuff, WHIMZEES, and Natural Dog Company.

3900 Western Boulevard, Raleigh, NC 27606

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4.0 (12)
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4.3 (1)

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Boulevard Animal Hospital has been providing dog grooming services to Raleigh since 1945. Its groomer, Nancy McIlwee, has been working at the hospital for over 25 years. She specializes in dog haircuts, brushing, bathing, ear hair plucking, and nail trimming services. She also helps recognize the dogs' skin conditions and partners with the hospital's veterinarians to treat the problems. Additionally, Boulevard Animal Hospital performs surgery, on-site diagnostics, and dental care solutions. Doggie daycare and boarding facilities are also available.

Raleigh, NC 27502

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4.5 (18)

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MetroHound Spa is a mobile dog grooming salon serving clients across the Raleigh area. Its grooming services include moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, ear cleaning, fluff dry, nail grinding, as well as a bow or bandana inclusion. It also offers undercoat release, healing shampoos, and aromatherapy. The salon utilizes organic and biodegradable products, striving to provide a cage and stress-free environment. Its manager, Katie, has worked for several roles in the pet industry, including pet-sitting. She has also volunteered at the French Bulldog Rescue Network.

8521 Cantilever Way, Raleigh, NC 27613

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4.5 (59)

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Top Notch Pet Spa is a team of animal lovers in Raleigh that offers grooming services for dogs, cats, guinea pigs, and birds. This grooming salon was established in 2014, where it began as a business primarily serving pets with special needs. Its professionals offer express grooming services for pet owners who are always on the go. Top Notch Pet Spa has also hosted the Marden's Ark Dog Tales Fundraiser to help raise funds for homeless pets in need.

240 Newton Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

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5.0 (30)

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All About Pets Grooming is a pet groomer based in Raleigh and is serving surrounding areas. Made up of a team of trained groomers, All About Pets Grooming can perform a full groom service which includes nail trimming, ear cleaning, hair cut, and anal gland expression in addition to a bath. Part of its offerings also includes flea and tick treatment, specialty shampoos, and teeth brushing. Pet owners may opt to treat their pets with seasonal spa services.

6300 Limousine Drive, Raleigh, NC 27617

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5.0 (8)

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Bark Pet Grooming is a pet care facility that specializes in grooming small dog breeds. This facility has been serving pet owners in Raleigh and the surrounding communities since 2003. Its day spa package includes a warm bath with a conditioned treatment, blow out, ear cleaning, full hand drying, brush out, and nail trim. Additionally, hypoallergenic options are available for pets prone to allergies. Bark Pet Grooming's grooming professionals receive continuous training to keep up with the latest products and techniques in the industry.

200 Powell Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

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5.0 (23)

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The Pawty LLC is a cage-free facility servicing Raleigh and surrounding communities. It offers grooming services for dogs of all sizes which typically includes nail grinding, ear cleaning, bathing, and a haircut. Owners can also choose to include services such as shed-less treatment, blueberry facial, and fresh breath spray into their grooming packages. Its website features a photo gallery of completed dog grooming processes that clients can view for reference. The facility gives back to the community by grooming dogs from non-profits and animals rescues.

8320 Litchford Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

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5.0 (9)

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Canine Country Club & Pet Hotel is a pet care service provider that has been serving Raleigh for over four decades. It offers pet grooming, boarding, and doggy daycare options. The company also provides special services such as hot oil treatments, medicated shampoos, and natural flea or tick shampoos. Pet training services are also available, focusing on house training, correcting destructive behavior, and following basic commands. Groomers at the Canine Country Club & Pet Hotel are trained to work with dogs of all breeds and sizes.

10009 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

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3.5 (29)

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Bayleaf Veterinary Hospital is a veterinary facility that has been serving the Raleigh area for almost 40 years. The company's pet groomers deliver pet grooming services to prevent and treat various skin and coat issues. They provide special cleansing baths that are designed to remove debris, dirt, and pet odor. Also, they address pet itching by providing medicated baths. Additional grooming services are ear cleaning and nail trimming. Bayleaf Veterinary Hospital also caters to the boarding and dental care needs of pets.

110 South Rogers Lane, Raleigh, NC 27610

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4.8 (38)
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3.5 (37)

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Suite Paws Pet Resort & Spa is a pet boarding, dog daycare and grooming facility serving the Raleigh area. Its facility uses eco-friendly and green products to ensure that pets are in a comfortable, clean and safe environment. The pet resort has an indoor and outdoor play area, an inground swimming pool, and suites with live webcams and tvs. Founder, Laura Muntel, had previously worked as a dog rescue volunteer and, since 2008, has opened 3 Suite Paws' locations with the newest being West Street Dog in downtown Raleigh. Suite Paws also supports local rescue organizations.

3102 Sandy Creek Drive, Durham, NC 27705

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4.0 (14)

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Founded by Richard Hawkins in 1984, Colony Park Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary practice that serves clients in Raleigh and the surrounding areas. It offers cat and dog grooming services, which include bathing, loose hair removal, nail trimming, and ear cleaning. Pet boarding, annual exams, and vaccinations are also available. Additionally, it handles dentistry, diagnostics, surgery, and end-of-life care for pets. Colony Park Animal Hospital is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association.

Raleigh, NC

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5.0 (6)
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5.0 (5)

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Top Dog Pet Services is a mobile dog grooming business that serves clients in Raleigh. It provides a full range of grooming services, such as baths, anal gland expression, ear cleaning, paw pad shaving, nail clipping, blueberry facials, and teeth brushing. It also uses tearless shampoos, shed control treatments, and scented cologne and bandana. Owner Tony Connochie has more than 20 years of experience in pet grooming. Before establishing the business in 2008, he had operated a similar business in New York for 16 years.

10016 Strickland Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

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4.5 (3)

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Armadale Farm Kennel is a facility that has been servicing the Raleigh community for more than 30 years. It offers dog grooming packages, which can include bathing, haircuts, furminator treatment, and anal gland expression. Boarding pets are also given a bath during their visit. The facility is equipped with a vast yard, climate-controlled kennels, a special room for cats, and grooming and bathing areas. Its team also conducts doggy day camps and Sunday brunches for pets. A veterinarian is available next door if needed.

Compare our Top Dog Groomers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Howling Moon Pet Care
Complete Pet Care - Falls Pointe
9500 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
Paws at Play - Brier Creek
9108 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27617
Dog Diggity Daycare & Boarding
8109 Ebenezer Church Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
Boulevard Animal Hospital
3900 Western Boulevard, Raleigh, NC 27606
MetroHound Spa
Top Notch Pet Spa
8521 Cantilever Way, Raleigh, NC 27613
All About Pets Grooming
240 Newton Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
Bark Pet Grooming
6300 Limousine Drive, Raleigh, NC 27617
The Pawty LLC
200 Powell Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
Canine Country Club & Pet Hotel
8320 Litchford Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
Bayleaf Veterinary Hospital
10009 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
Suite Paws Raleigh
110 South Rogers Lane, Raleigh, NC 27610
Colony Park Animal Hospital
3102 Sandy Creek Drive, Durham, NC 27705
Top Dog Pet Services
Armadale Farm Kennel
10016 Strickland Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

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.