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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Raleigh 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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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

All About Pets Grooming

All About Pets Grooming services both cats and dogs located in the Raleigh Metro area. The trained groomers bathe, treat for fleas and ticks, brush teeth, and perform complete grooms. The business uses all-natural, plant-based shampoos and conditioners. All About Pets Grooming lists price specials through its website, including a full groom discount for new clients.

Armadale Farm Kennel

Armadale Farm Kennel is a dog boarding, daycare, and grooming facility located in North Raleigh. Dr. Burton E. Anderson, a veterinarian, and Wanda Fitzpatrick, a veterinary technician, co-founded the kennel in 1990. They were joined in 1991 by groomers Carol Himmel and Hope Young, who have remained with the kennel ever since. The grooming services include haircuts, baths, flea treatment, nail clipping or grinding, anal gland expression, and shed-less treatment. The facility is accredited by Pet Care Service Association.

Raleigh, NC 27615


Bark Pet Grooming

Bark Pet Grooming is a pet spa by appointment only, serving the greater Raleigh area since 2003. The staff completed training through the well-known Nash Academy of Animal Arts in Lexington. Bark Pet Grooming has worked with almost all types of dogs and specializes in small breeds. The service packages available range from a standard bath and brushing to a full-body haircut. Clients may also request Furminator treatments and unscented, hypoallergenic products.

Bayleaf Veterinary Hospital

Bayleaf Veterinary Hospital has served the greater Raleigh area since 1982. The veterinary facility includes services in pet surgery, radiology, ultrasound, dental care, boarding, and grooming. The staff’s grooming maintenance treats many skin and coat conditions. Pets can receive cleansing or medicated baths, nail trimming, and ear cleaning.

Boulevard Animal Hospital

Boulevard Animal Hospital has provided comprehensive veterinary care in the Raleigh Metro area since 1945. Groomer Nancy McIlwee started at Boulevard over 25 years ago. The standard grooming service includes haircut, brush out, bath, nail trim, ear cleaning, and gland expression. Boulevard also offers services in boarding, daycare, pet supplies, dentistry, and spay and neuter surgeries.

Brier Creek Pet Hotel

Brier Creek Pet Hotel serves pet owners in the Raleigh Metro area, providing pet boarding, daycare, in-home pet care, training, and grooming. The owner, Dr. Lisa Sarvas, is a veterinarian and has managed the pet care facility since 2007. All grooming appointments come with clipped and buffed nails, cleaned and plucked ears, fluff dry, brush out, and breed-specific or custom trims. Clients can also request individual services such as spa baths or de-matting.

Morrisville, NC 27560


Canine Country Club & Pet Hotel

Canine Country Club & Pet Hotel has offered pet care services in the Triangle area since 1980. The business now offers boarding, grooming, and dog training. The groomers are experienced working with all dog breeds. Customers can book appointments for a variety of grooming packages and options. Deluxe treatments include a bath, 15-minute brush out, nail trimming, and ear cleaning. Other options are hot oil treatments, medicated shampoos, and natural flea or tick shampoos.

Colony Park Animal Hospital

Colony Park Animal Hospital provides full-service pet care for clients in the Raleigh Metro area. Dr. Richard Hawkins opened Colony Park Animal Hospital in 1984 and has experience on several veterinary and local nonprofit boards. Groomer Terri Oxendine has over 20 years of experience working with cats and dogs of all ages. Clients can request annual exams and vaccinations to be included with bathing and grooming appointments.

Complete Pet Care

Complete Pet Care is a veterinary hospital with locations in Raleigh and Wake Forest. The staff offers services in physical exams, emergency surgery, boarding, grooming, and more. Grooming includes bathing, brushing, nail trimming, and professional cuts. Clients highly recommend Complete Pet Care for trustworthy customer service that exceeds expectations.

Dog Diggity Daycare & Boarding

Dog Diggity Daycare & Boarding has served Triangle-area pet owners since 2008. The boarding and daycare all-inclusive rates include personal attention, petting, special diets, administering medication, playtimes, and socialization with other dogs. Customers can book full grooming services as well as individual services such as bathing, nail grinding, FURminator treatment, teeth brushing, and blueberry facials.

Dog Holiday Resort

Dog Holiday Resort is a pet care facility located near downtown Raleigh and serving clients in the greater Raleigh area. The full-service facility provides boarding, daycare, grooming, and training. Dog boarders enjoy playtime with other dogs, custom in-ground pool, interaction with staff, special treats, and lamb and rice kibble. Customers highly recommend Dog Holiday Resort for the caring staff and enjoyable pet experience.

Grooming Spot

Grooming Spot offers mobile pet grooming services in the greater Raleigh area. With 15 years of experience, the stylists clean eyes and ears, trim nails, cut hair in any style, brush teeth, and more. All grooming services use environmentally-safe products. Clients praise the mobile business for reliable, pleasant services that pets enjoy.

Howling Moon Pet Care

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.

MetroHound Spa

MetroHound Spa is a mobile dog and cat grooming salon for clients throughout the Raleigh Metro area. Each mobile spa brings its own water and electricity to clients’ homes. The stylists use organic, biodegradable products and are state-certified to provide flea and tick treatments. Customers can choose from standard grooming packages as well as add-on services, such as undercoat release and aromatherapy.

Paws at Play

Paws at Play provides dog and cat boarding, daycare, and grooming in Wake Forest, Brier Creek, and the greater Raleigh area. Grooming services include high-quality shampoos, professional haircuts for all breeds, and flea and tick treatments. The daycare attendants offer additional activities such as nature hikes, games of fetch, movies, and cuddle time for groups and individual pets by customer request.

Suite Paws Pet Resort & Spa

Suite Paws Pet Resort & Spa serves the Durham and Raleigh Metro areas with pet boarding, daycare, and grooming. Available grooming options include breed-specific cuts, shaving, baths, de-shedding, and nail trimming or grinding. The facilities are designed to be environmentally friendly, and Suite Paws supports several local rescue organizations and other pet-friendly community businesses. The pet resort received Yelp’s 2015 People Love Us On Yelp Award.

The Pawty

The Pawty is a Raleigh-based dog grooming salon conveniently located near downtown. The salon cares for one dog at a time and uses premium quality, all-natural shampoos. A full groom includes nail grinding, ear cleaning, bath, haircut, and pet cologne. Additional services include shed-less treatment, natural flea bath, Furminator treatment, de-matting, and a blueberry facial and body wash.

Top Dog Pet Services

Top Dog Pet Services is a mobile grooming salon serving clients throughout the greater Raleigh area with over 20 years of experience. Each pet receives a bath, ear cleaning, nail trimming, coat styling, cologne, and bandanna. The owner of Top Dog Pet Services graduated from the New York School of Dog Grooming and attends pet grooming conferences to keep updated on techniques, products, and equipment. Clients highly recommend Top Dog for impressive service and an enjoyable grooming experience for their dogs.

Top Notch Pet Spa

Top Notch Pet Spa specializes in grooming, bathing, pet sitting, and retail supplies for clients in the greater Raleigh area. The pet stylists have competed nationally and won honors for Best in Class and Salon Freestyle events. The extensive grooming services all-natural shampoos and conditioners, full body evaluation, allergy relief package, dental services, behavior counseling, and creative styling.

Raleigh, NC 27613


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