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Best Dog Groomers in Richmond, VA

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Richmond, VA Rating

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4.0 (6)
5.0 (5)

Why choose this provider?

Silky Paws offers mobile grooming services for dogs of all ages in Richmond. It specializes in working with small dogs up to 20 pounds. Its basic services include a massaging bath with the appropriate shampoo treatment depending on the pet’s needs, re-moisturizing conditioner treatment, brushing and fluffing, haircutting, ear cleaning, and nail clipping or filing. Kay Sir, Silky Paws’ owner and operator, is a graduate of the Canine Clippers School’s 600-hour course on pet grooming.

14243 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, VA 23113 Rating

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3.0 (4)

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Blue Ribbon Pet Styling is a pet salon that serves pet owners in Richmond and the surrounding areas. It offers dog grooming services, which include shower baths, nail clipping, ear cleaning, and anal gland expression. It also performs haircuts, with a specialization in scissor trims. Owner Kathi Johnson has been working in the pet styling industry for more than 25 years. She has won awards at local and national grooming competitions, including AKC events for conformation shows.

1505 North Parham Road, Henrico, VA 23229 Rating

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4.4 (171)
4.8 (94)
3.5 (40)

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Located in Richmond, Ridge Dog Shop is a professional dog grooming and bathing service that has been in operation for more than 30 years. Its dog grooming services include bathing, blow-drying, ear cleaning, nail clipping, and haircutting services. It also provides oatmeal shampoo and conditioner treatments, hot oil treatments, and flea and tick treatments. Ridge Dog Shop is a member of the National Dog Groomers Association of America. It has been named Richmond’s Best Groomer by Richmond Magazine.

407 North Ridge Road, Henrico, VA 23229 Rating

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4.8 (30)
4.5 (11)

Why choose this provider?

PJ Petts is a locally owned pet supply and dog grooming shop serving the Richmond community. It offers full dog grooming services for small and large dogs. Nail trim services are also available. Owners can schedule drop-off and pick-up times according to their availability. The shop offers a variety of products for pets such as dog and cat food, accessories, leashes, and collars. Its senior staff member, Chili, is a cat who likes to greet guests at the door and requests pets as tips.

5208 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228 Rating

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4.5 (47)

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The Barking Lot is a professional pet grooming service that has been serving the residents of Richmond for more than three decades. It offers grooming services for all breeds of cats and dogs. These services include bathing, coat brushing, de-matting, nail trimming, and teeth brushing. It also provides medicated baths, flea dips, ear cleaning, and breed-appropriate styling services. In 2010, The Barking Lot was featured in Richmond Magazine as the editor's pick for best grooming establishment.

Compare our Top Dog Groomers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Silky Paws
Richmond, VA
Blue Ribbon Pet Styling
14243 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, VA 23113
Ridge Dog Shop
1505 North Parham Road, Henrico, VA 23229
PJ Petts
407 North Ridge Road, Henrico, VA 23229
The Barking Lot
5208 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228


  • 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.