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Camp Canine

New York, NY 10023
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Camp Canine is a New York pet grooming company that has been locally owned and operated since 2012 by owner Tania Isenstein. Tania is a former Wall Street attorney and client of Camp Canine. The company offers boarding services and activities for both dogs and cats. Camp Canine also provides dog daycare services and a full range of dog grooming services such as ear cleaning, nail trimming and filing, anal gland expression, fluff drying, brush out, and tooth brushing, as well as de-matting, de-shedding, and medicated baths.

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5.0 / 5 (71)

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Ciao Bow Wow

11 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038
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Ciao Bow Wow is a New York City-based pet daycare and grooming business. The business' provides grooming services ranging from ear cleanings and haircuts to nail and pad trimming. In addition, the groomers use bath and body products that utilize natural ingredients such as chamomile and lavender when grooming pets. Owner Sara DeLaney has trained under specialists in dog behavior and care such as Robin Bennet and Susan Briggs. She is also a member of the American Boarding and Kennel Association.

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4.8 / 5 (13)

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Coco and Toto

730 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10019
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Established in 2003, Coco and Toto is a New York City pet care facility that provides boarding, pet sitting, daycare, and grooming services. Pick-up and drop-off services are available for its established customers acquiring grooming services. Dog walking, pet sitting, and puppy and cat visiting are also offered. Moreover, clients can purchase a wide variety of dog products and supplies from its retail store. Coco and Toto is a certified member of The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

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D is for Doggy

156 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011
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D is for Doggy is a full-service dog daycare center that serves New York City residents. It offers various services, such as grooming, walking, training, and transportation. There is a certified groomer with at least ten years of experience in all of its five locations. Each groomer is committed to accommodating the needs of both dogs and human clients. The company also has 24-hour access to emergency veterinary care, cage-free sleeping quarters, insulated ceilings and walls, playrooms, a backyard, and a ventilation system.

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4.8 / 5 (33)

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Dalila's Pet Grooming

90-12 37th Avenue,, Jacks Queens, NY 11372
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Dalila's Pet Grooming is a dog grooming facility in Queens, New York City that offers pet grooming services to clients in the metro. The company is owned and operated by Miguel Garcia, a trained grooming professional that specializes in all dog breeds. He is familiar with the latest grooming styles, treatments, and techniques for both dogs and cats. The company also offers dog obedience training that includes behavior management, dog socialization, and dog/owner safety techniques.

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4.7 / 5 (366)
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5.0 / 5 (82)

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Happy Paws

316 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012
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Happy Paws is a pet care facility located in New York City. Included in its line of services is grooming, which may involve medicated baths and nail clipping. Its team of professional groomers, who have over 25 years of combined experience, can handle over 160 dog and cat breeds. Happy Paws also offers boarding and daycare services. It has partnered with The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to hold monthly animal adoption events at its facility.

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4.2 / 5 (80)

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Pampered Pooch Place

4320 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11103
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Pampered Pooch Place provides the dogs of New York City and other nearby areas with full-service grooming services. Its certified dog groomers perform a 7-point check and offer a personalized approach to bathing, brushing, nail trimming, ear cleaning, and coat clipping. The grooming salon also offers pet boarding services that include playtime, walk time, and glamour time. Veterinarian care is also a part of its service, a routine check-up in their clinic includes blood tests, X-rays, or vaccinations.

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Towne House Grooming & Pet Supplies

288 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10001
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Towne House Grooming & Pet Supplies is a pet grooming company that has been providing services to clients in New York City for over 40 years. It caters to all dogs and cats of different breeds, hair lengths, and patterns. It offers mini and full groom packages which include services such as baths, brush-outs, ear cleanings, nail trimmings, and haircuts. It also offers add-on services such as scissoring finishes, de-matting, and hand stripping. Towne House also offers grooming services for cats.

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4.9 / 5 (16)

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University Animal Hospital

New York, NY 10065
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University Animal Hospital is a New York pet care clinic that has been in business for over 25 years. The clinic staff is led by Dr. Lawrence Andrew Zola and provides emergency after-hours services for animals. University Animal Hospital has a veterinarian on the premises 24/7 for providing in-house patient care and boarding supervision. The clinic also provides a full range of grooming services such as trims, baths, fur conditioning, ear cleaning and plucking, and anal gland expression.

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Unleashed Spa

218 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009
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Unleashed Spa is a pet grooming boutique and grooming service that serves pet owners in New York City. It offers in-facility grooming services such as bathing, brushing, blow-drying, nail clipping, and blueberry facials. The Unleashed Spa team also makes house calls. Unleashed Spa is a recipient of multiple awards from the NDGAA’s 2012 Fun in the Sun Trade Show & Grooming Competition, 2011 and 2012 All American Grooming Competition, 2011 Groom Expo, and 2010 Atlanta Pet Fair.

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4.7 / 5 (11)

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Walter’s Pet Styles

201-C East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016
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Established in 2007, Walter’s Pet Styles is a New York City boutique providing full-service dog and cat grooming services. Combined with decades of professional experience, clients are assured of their capable staff. All pets are treated with care through deep cleaning shampoo & condition, brush out & fluff dry, nail clipping, and medicated ear cleaning. Stylists specialize in hand-scissoring for a refined finished look. Clients can ask for spa services which include exfoliating sea salt scrubs and blueberry facials. Daycare is also offered to small dogs within a supervised, social pack. The Walter’s Pet Styles staff is certified in first aid and CPR.

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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.

How much does dog grooming cost?

If you take your dog to the groomer’s facility, a basic dog grooming session typically costs around $40 for a small dog and $75 for a large dog. Expect to pay a higher price if a mobile groomer comes to you. Additionally, expect to pay more for complicated styles and extra services.

Can I use CareCredit for dog grooming?

While CareCredit doesn’t specifically cover dog grooming costs, it covers some routine care grooming services that veterinarians provide. So, if your pet needs to be sedated by your vet for tasks that include clipping matted fur or trimming nails, that’s typically covered. Dental cleanings are generally covered if performed by your veterinarian.

Do I need to tip my dog groomer? How much?

While tipping a dog groomer is optional, it’s standard practice if you’re satisfied with the work. The standard tip to offer a groomer is 20%, as of 2021. If your dog is difficult to groom, it’s considered polite to offer a larger tip.

What vaccines do dogs need to get groomed?

Dogs need to be current on vaccinations before getting groomed. The specific vaccinations vary based on the animal’s age and the regulations in your state. Parvovirus, adenovirus, canine distemper, rabies, and para-influenza are among the common vaccines an adult dog should have before visiting the groomer.

Can a dog get groomed without shot records?

You must present your dog’s shot records before a groomer can work on your pet, and you might only have to share records on your dog’s first visit. Some groomers may work on the honor system and might not ask to see your pet’s vaccination records.

How can a dog groomer groom a matted dog?

A groomer can groom a dog with matted fur by starting with a rough cut to remove mats. If the mats are too close against the dog’s skin, the groomer might use clippers or shave under the mats. The groomer would then bathe and dry the dog before finishing the style.

How will a dog groomer handle an aggressive dog?

A dog groomer might handle a mildly aggressive dog by covering its face or muzzling it before grooming. A groomer might also require that a more aggressive dog be sedated before grooming begins.

How do you become a dog groomer?

You have several options for becoming a dog groomer, beginning with on-the-job training. With this option, you get paid while learning how to groom dogs. You could also take online courses or attend dog grooming school. With this option, you gain certification that you can present to an employer to show your qualifications.

Do you need a license to groom dogs?

No license is required to groom dogs. However, there are certifications available that a groomer can earn to show expertise and advance their professional careers. You can gain certifications for grooming specific breeds, or you can complete all the certifications and then test to become a National Certified Master Groomer.

How do I become a certified dog groomer?

The National Dog Groomers Association of America, Inc. (NDGAA) offers breed-specific material you can study when you want to earn certification as a dog groomer. After studying the materials, you would then attend an NDGAA workshop and take the certification test that’s offered at the end of the workshop.

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