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Best Dog Groomers in Providence, RI

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95 Budlong Road, Cranston, RI 02920 Rating

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4.5 (16)
5.0 (1)

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K9 Design Grooming is a pet salon and boutique that caters to pet owners in Providence and surrounding areas. Its full-service grooming package includes bathing, brush-out, ear plucking and cleaning, nail trimming, and a full haircut. Additional grooming services it offers include oatmeal baths, lavender baths, flea and tick baths, and de-skunking baths. It also provides extra conditioning treatments, de-shedding treatments, teeth brushing, and anal gland expression. K9 Design Grooming does not use any kind of sedative on pets.

513 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914 Rating

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4.8 (36)
4.5 (12)

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Dapper Dog LLC provides dog grooming services for dog owners in Providence. It offers full dog grooming services for dogs of varying sizes. Its services include nail trimming and filing, teeth treatment, ear cleaning, facial scrubs, and dog baths with shampoos based on a dog's skin type. The business also offers specialty mud soaks and Nagayu oxygen full body and foot soak. Dapper Dog blow dries each dog by hand instead of crate drying. Vanessa Wiggs owns and operates the business.

1877 Smith Street, North Providence, RI 02911 Rating

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4.8 (36)
4.0 (9)

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Established more than six years ago in Providence, Shampoochie's Pet Grooming is a full-service pet grooming salon for cats and dogs. It offers a range of grooming services, including bathing, nail trimming, and ear cleaning. Pet owners can also choose from a selection of scents for their pet's washing service. Additionally, the salon offers walk-in nail services. Its owner, Valerie Failla, is committed to providing an open space for her pet clients. The pets are not crated during their stay in the facility.

386 Warren Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914 Rating

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The Dog House is a family-owned pet grooming business that serves clients in Providence. It specializes in grooming services for large breeds of dogs, which include brush-outs, baths, hand scissoring, de-shedding, and paw and nail treatments. It also uses hypoallergenic and natural pet grooming products and medicated shampoos. The company is operated by groomer Robert Medeiros, who started providing dog and cat grooming services in 2006. Robbie underwent training under the supervision of a mentor who has more than 30 years of experience in pet grooming.

232 Waseca Avenue, Barrington, RI 02806 Rating

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4.9 (105)
4.7 (24)
4.0 (5)

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Style Island is a dog grooming boutique serving customers in Providence and the surrounding communities. The shop offers standard grooming services such as cuts, wash, ear cleaning, blow dry, nail trim, and teeth gel treatment. Anal gland expression is also available if necessary. Batch spa services include the same procedures plus 10 minutes of brushing. Style Island also offers medicated oatmeal bath, flea bath, de-skunking, mud bath, and hot oil. Dogs of all breeds and sizes are welcome.

Compare our Top Dog Groomers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
K9 Design Grooming
95 Budlong Road, Cranston, RI 02920
Dapper Dog LLC
513 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914
Shampoochie's Pet Grooming
1877 Smith Street, North Providence, RI 02911
The Dog House
386 Warren Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914
Style Unleashed
232 Waseca Avenue, Barrington, RI 02806


  • 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.