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Best Dog Groomers in Ann Arbor

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Ann Arbor 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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Plymouth, MI 48170

Why choose this provider?

Bark’ers Pet Salon is located in the Old Village neighborhood of Plymouth, MI. Services provided by the company include pet washing, shampooing, hair cutting, styling, teeth cleaning, flea baths, skunk baths, and medicated baths. They also offer a walk-in nail trimming service. The company employs a staff of highly experienced pet groomers. Customers describe them as sweet and praise the quality of their service as well as their reasonable prices. The Bark’ers Pet Salon website provides a photo gallery of pets they have groomed, as well as a helpful map that shows customers how to avoid the trains that sometimes cause delays in the area.

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3.0
Yelp
3.0 / 5 (14)

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5.0
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Ann Arbor, MI

Why choose this provider?

Heavenly Scent is a mobile cat and dog grooming salon serving clients in Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas. Its owner, Jill Higgins, has been in the grooming industry since 2000, specializing in traditional cuts and styles. Higgins provides various grooming services, such as nail trimming, ear plucking, flea baths, and breed-specific styling. She aims to provide one-on-one personal service in a cage-free environment. Additionally, Higgins started her grooming career in Las Vegas, catering to ornate dog-dos and glamour requests.

Reputation:

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4.5
Google
4.1 / 5 (15)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (8)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (5)

Website
263 North Main Street, Plymouth, MI 48170

Why choose this provider?

Perfect Paws Pet Salon has been serving the pets of Ann Arbor residents since 2001. It is a pet grooming salon that grooms dogs and cats of varying breeds and sizes. Each grooming service includes breed-specific trims, dematting, nail cutting and filing, paw pad trimming, ear cleaning, and de-shedding. In addition, a range of bath treatments, such as oatmeal, aloe, anti-flea, and sensitive skin shampoo, are available as well. The salon's groomers aim to make every pet's grooming experience pleasant.

Reputation:

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3.7
Yelp
2.5 / 5 (3)
Facebook
4.5 / 5 (1)

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3.8
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Website
4000 North Lilley Road, Canton, MI 48187

Why choose this provider?

My Dog’s Groomer is a full-service grooming business in Ann Arbor. The salon provides grooming services with state-of-the-art equipment—like Poly Pet tubs for bathing that are specially designed to prevent bacteria and air-circulating Sahara dryers that do not utilize heat—to ensure the safety of pets. It also offers specialized treatments such as de-skunking services, oatmeal soothing shampoo, hypoallergenic shampoo, FURminator Shed-less treatment, teeth brushing, and feather extensions. The salon also provides spa services for dogs.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
3.8
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (23)
Facebook
4.3 / 5 (6)

Professionalism:

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4.5
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Website
16969 Lohr Road, Belleville, MI 48111

Why choose this provider?

Anna's Happy Paws is a family-operated dog grooming salon serving clients in Ann Arbor. It offers a wide range of grooming services, including fine and premium grooming plus trimming and clipping for ears and nails. In addition, blow-dry and brush out services are also offered. Before each service, the salon's groomers at Anna's Happy Paws perform a full-body skin examination on the pet to look for parasites and irritations. Non-scented and hypoallergenic pet care products are also used.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (10)

Website
50270 Cherry Hill, Canton, MI 48188

Why choose this provider?

Uptown Poochie Parlor is a pet care facility that serves the needs of pets and pet owners in Ann Arbor. Its grooming/bathing packages include fruity facial, spray-on conditioner finishing spray or shine spray, ear cleaning/plucking, nail trimming, breath/tartar spray, and bows and/or bandanas. Additionally, it offers de-shed treatment, flea bath, nail polish, and teeth brushing. Moreover, it also covers nail trims for guinea pigs and bunnies. The business supports rescue centers such as Midwest Rabbit Rescue & Re-home and Pomeranian Club of Michigan Rescue.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.4

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
4.5
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.