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Best Dog Groomers in Alexandria, VA

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4207 Tom Davis Drive, Annandale, VA 22003

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5.0 (81)
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5.0 (28)

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Pawtiques is a dog grooming boutique serving the canines of Alexandria and the surrounding areas. The boutique's grooming services include baths, nail trimming, ear cleaning, haircuts, and anal gland expression upon request. Additional services include teeth brushing, ear plucking, flea tick or medicated shampoo, de-matting, and de-shedding. Its owner, Mira Kim, has always had a passion for animals since childhood. She started working for a local dog groomer in 2007 and decided to establish her own dog grooming company nine years later.

2603 South Oxford Street, Arlington, VA 22206

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4.6 (458)
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4.0 (279)
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4.3 (69)

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The Muddy Mutt is a dog grooming business that caters to clients in Alexandria and the neighboring communities. It helps pet owners take care of their dogs' hygiene needs, including bathing, grooming, and maintenance. Its grooming services include blowouts, brush-outs, hair cuts, nail trims, and ear cleaning. The facility's spa treatments usually take between two and three hours, depending on the size and breed of the dog. The Muddy Mutt has been in business for 11 years.

3301 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207

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4.5 (125)

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Happy Grooming is a full-service pet spa in Alexandria. It is operated by professional groomers, providing services for cats and dogs, including full bathing service, light trimming, full haircuts, paw trimming, and hair brushing. The spa also offers teeth brushing, ear cleaning, facial scrubs, and flea spot treatments. Happy Grooming received the Best in Arlington Awards in Pet Grooming in 2019. It offers pet supplies and is committed to providing quality services and satisfaction to both the pet and the owner.

3014 #101 Colvin Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

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4.5 (66)
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5.0 (4)

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Pinnacle Pet Spa & More is a dog grooming business that serves clients in Alexandria. It provides a full range of grooming services, such as baths, ear cleaning, nails clipping, sanitary trims, de-shedding, and anal gland expression. Owner Cassandra Reed started her career in the dog grooming industry in 2003. She has attended grooming seminars wherein she learned proper dog handling, dog behavior assessment, and correct breed standards. Cassandra also participated in the grooming reality show "Groomer Has It" and won fourth place.

Alexandria, VA

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5.0 (42)
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5.0 (2)

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Park, Bark n' Scrub is a full-service mobile pet grooming business that serves pets and pet owners in Alexandria. It strives to deliver a personal, one-on-one service to every client in a safe, sanitary, and stress-free environment. The salon offers eye cleaning, blueberry facial, nail trimming, and anal gland expression. It does not use crates or cages as well. Additionally, the provider caters to different breeds of dogs, including bulldogs and pomeranians. Owner and operator Maria has been in the industry for over a decade.

105 North Virginia Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046

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4.7 (88)
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4.8 (77)

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Barkley Square is a business that has been serving Alexandria and the surrounding communities since 1991. It offers a variety of dog grooming packages, which can include facials, teeth whitening, massages, and ear cleaning. Owners can also choose from different kinds of hairstyles for their dogs. Moreover, its team also specializes in caring for other types of animals, like cats, guinea pigs, and rabbits. The company gives pets water and gourmet treats during their stay and it utilizes green products to protect the environment.

315 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

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4.0 (81)
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4.0 (62)
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5.0 (24)

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Paw Spa is a luxury grooming salon that serves the fur families of Alexandria and the surrounding areas. The team offers full cut and trim grooming services including ear cleaning, bathing, styling, and mini grooming assistance for mini pets. Also handling exotic animals, the team provides an exotic per groom service where they assist bearded dragons and bunnies. For pet advice, Paw Spa includes a "paw patrol" section in its website for blogs about pets.

1364 E Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003

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4.6 (156)
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3.8 (109)
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4.7 (45)

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Bonnie's Dog & Cat Grooming is a grooming company that has been serving clients in Alexandria and surrounding areas for more than 20 years. Its team of professionals offers grooming services for dogs and cats, such as baths, nail filing, ear cleaning, and haircuts. The company also provides flea treatment and de-shedding services. In addition, Bonnie's Dog & Cat Grooming has worked with Voices for a Second Chance and employs immigrants and members of the LGBT community.

8727 Cooper Road, Alexandria, VA 22309

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4.6 (14)
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4.0 (2)

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Bark Avenue Pet Spa is a team of professional dog groomers in Alexandria that offers coat treatment and spa services to clients in the area. The company is focused on providing safe pet grooming services and does not use grooming nooses that might increase pet anxiety and cause injury. Its services include itch treatments, tooth scaling and polishing, medicated baths, hot oil treatments, as well as fancy styling. Bark Avenue Pet Spa also offers pet supplies such as pet food and treats.

6118 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310

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5.0 (692)
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4.0 (37)
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4.0 (8)

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Sonny's Place is a family-owned business that serves clients in Alexandria and its surrounding areas. Owner Martha Day and her family have been residing in Alexandria for over 45 years. She and her team provide personalized pet care services such as baths, haircuts, and nail trims for dogs. They perform tooth brushing, ear cleaning, and flea baths. Baths, brushes, nail trims, and haircuts are also available for cats. Other services include daycare and overnight boarding.

Arlington, VA 22202

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5.0 (14)
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5.0 (2)

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maxiBOWdaxi is a pet care facility that serves the needs of pets and pet owners in Alexandria and the surrounding communities. It provides services via a mobile salon, which allows it to travel to a pet owner’s home and conduct grooming procedures with greater convenience. The mobile pet salon could be parked at a parking lot or on the owner’s driveway. Its services include bath and brush, full groom with a haircut, and nail trim. Additionally, its groomers also offer a choice of environment-safe and pet-friendly shampoos.

7007 Manchester Boulevard, Alexandria, VA 22310

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4.0 (263)
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4.0 (95)
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4.0 (47)

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Pet Supplies Plus - Franconia is a pet store servicing Alexandria and surrounding communities. It offers a variety of dog grooming services which can include bathing, skin and coat treatments, and ear cleaning. Its team of professionals initially performs a wellness check before every grooming procedure. Self-service stations are also available at the shop for self-serve dog washing. The stations contain a shampoo, conditioner, towels, and a dryer. Moreover, the shop also services and offers products for other animals such as birds, fishes, and reptiles.

105 Moncure Drive, Alexandria, VA 22314

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5.0 (154)
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4.0 (61)
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4.0 (44)

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Wash That Dog! is a DIY dog wash and cage-free grooming company in Alexandria. Clients can avail themselves of the team's self-serve bath, where the staff can provide shampoo, conditioner, towels, and treats to fur parents. The company also offers hand stripping and ear cleaning assistance. Wash That Dog! includes additional services like aromatherapy mudbath and massage.

301A Maple Ave W unit C, Vienna, VA 22180

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4.0 (124)
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5.0 (55)
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5.0 (43)

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Coco Clips is a dog grooming center serving Alexandria and its surrounding communities. It provides bathing packages that include ear cleaning, brushing, and blow-drying and uses an air-infused bathing system. For clients with puppies aged up to five months, it features a puppy package that includes bath, blow-dry, ear cleaning, nail clipping, and trimming. Other services offered by the facility are de-shedding treatment, flea and tick treatment, and skunk baths. Its owner Collette Ball has more than 18 years of experience in dog grooming.

529 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

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4.0 (133)
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4.0 (68)

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Olde Towne School for Dogs is a pet supplies and services store in Alexandria that provides training, spa, and grooming services for dogs in the area. The company was founded by Carlos and Sandy Mejias in 1975 and serves the entire area's historic district. Some of its services include the Prima bathing system, chaircuts, shampoo and conditioning, hair trims, and blow dries. Olde Towne School for Dogs also provides basic and advanced obedience training for dogs.

Alexandria, VA

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4.0 (44)
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5.0 (25)

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Hot Doggy Dos is a full-service mobile dog grooming salon providing its services in Alexandria. Its grooming van is equipped with a generator, air conditioner, and water heater, in addition to fresh and grey water tanks. The salon offers all-natural shampoo washing, brush out, blow dry, ear cleaning, and nail clipping. It also provides fragrance mist, teeth brushing, and a bow or bandana inclusion. For additional comfort, Hot Doggy Dos provides hot oil and paw pad treatments, doggy massage, and mud baths.

110 South West Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

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4.0 (59)
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4.0 (41)
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5.0 (7)

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VIP Pet Elite is a mobile dog salon that operates in the Alexandria metro and offers professional pet grooming services for dogs and cats. Its mobile salon is equipped with pet-friendly grooming tools and amenities such as bathtubs, warm running water, air conditioning, furnaces, and grooming equipment. Some of its services include cuts and styles, fancy trims, de-shedding, de-matting, and shaving. VIP Pet Elite offers grooming packages based on breed, size, as well as coat type.

430 Hume Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301

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4.5 (173)
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4.0 (163)

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From Head To Tail Spa serves the pet owners of Alexandria through its dog and cat grooming services. The cage-free grooming business offers an all-natural Thera-Clean micro-bubble bath that deep cleans pets' skins up to their pores and follicles. Additionally, it provides therapeutic mud treatment, deep conditioning treatment, and facial cleaning. Clients seeking other services for their pets can also avail of its color and creative solutions, which include pet tattoos, hair dye, feather extensions, and nail design.

8369 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309

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4.0 (68)
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4.0 (56)
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4.7 (7)

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Serving the fur-parents of Alexandria since 1990, Pretty Pets Inc. offers all aspects of pet grooming services. From haircut to styling, its team of experts provides a wide range of grooming services tailored for specific pets. The company offers a full grooming package that includes bath, ear cleaning, nail trim, and anal gland expression. Clients needing basic service can avail of the team's bath package. Pretty Pets Inc.'s additional services are oatmeal baths, teeth brushing, and nail painting.

Compare our Top Dog Groomers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Pawtiques
4207 Tom Davis Drive, Annandale, VA 22003
The Muddy Mutt
2603 South Oxford Street, Arlington, VA 22206
Happy Grooming
3301 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207
Pinnacle Pet Spa & More
3014 #101 Colvin Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Park, Bark n' Scrub
Alexandria, VA
Barkley Square
105 North Virginia Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046
Paw Spa
315 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Bonnie's Dog & Cat Grooming
1364 E Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003
Bark Avenue Pet Spa
8727 Cooper Road, Alexandria, VA 22309
Sonny's Place
6118 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310
MaxiBOWdaxi
Arlington, VA 22202
Pet Supplies Plus - Franconia
7007 Manchester Boulevard, Alexandria, VA 22310
Wash That Dog!
105 Moncure Drive, Alexandria, VA 22314
Coco Clips
301A Maple Ave W unit C, Vienna, VA 22180
Olde Towne School for Dogs
529 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Hot Doggy Dos
Alexandria, VA
VIP Pet Elite
110 South West Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
From Head To Tail Spa
430 Hume Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301
Pretty Pets Inc.
8369 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309

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.