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Best Dog Groomers
in Columbia

Why These Dog Groomers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored dog groomers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best dog groomers in Columbia, SC.

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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.

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Amy's Pet Care Plus

Amy’s Pet Care Plus located in West Columbia has more than a decade of veterinarian technician experience. Team members must pass background checks, and all grooming services are handled in-home for added comfort, safety, and peace of mind. Amy’s does grooming procedures on the coat type, length, condition, and size of each dog or cat. For dogs, the company works with most every breed from the smallest to largest. The basic package includes but is not limited to tearless facial shampoo, bathing, ear cleaning of hair and debris, de-shedding/removal of excess undercoat, and clip/trim/smoothing of pads and nails. The company will do pet sitting for most pets (fur, feathered, or scaly), as well.

West Columbia, SC 29170


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Bark-O-Lounger Pet Services

Bark-O-Lounger Pet Services does dog grooming for pets up to 40 pounds in the northeastern portion of Columbia as well as customers throughout Richland County in their space at the Little Barks Grooming & Boutique shop. The company has more than 33 years of dog grooming experience under its belt, and it has experience with nervous smaller dogs. The owner promises to focus as much on the dog’s nature and state of mind as the grooming services themselves. Primary functions include washing and conditioning of coats; trimming of pads, nails, and other sensitive areas; fluff-drying by hand; excessive matting; fleas; and aggressive behaviors. Other services include medicated shampoos, mud treatments, and blueberry facials.

Columbia, SC 29212


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Carolina Paws

Carolina Paws Grooming Salon has served pet owners in Columbia and throughout Richland County since 2009. The award-winning service utilizes spa, medicated, and fur-whitening washes, and it also offers ear cleaning, nail clipping, teeth cleaning, and skin and coat treatments. Owner Kimberly Power welcomes all breeds and large dogs by appointment, and she is one of few groomers in the area to accept so-called “problem dogs.” Her flea and tick treatments use natural, biodegradable supplies, and she has a de-skunking service for owners with more curious pets. Carolina Paws is a past winner of the Groomer of the Year Award from the Columbia Metropolitan, and it offers dog daycare services.

Columbia, SC 29204


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Dalespets LLC

Dalespets LLC is a mainstay grooming salon located in Columbia that has served pet owners for several years. Owner Dale has more than two decades of professional training and experience as a dog groomer, and he has a small team of highly-trained professionals to help shoulder the workload. The company does accept walk-in traffic, but it prioritizes its appointment schedule first. Customers can choose from one of three spa packages that vary in cost and service. The top-tier plan includes a precut, bath, no-heat drying, finishing cut, and cutting/filing/painting of nails (as requested). Pets go back to their owners with either a bandana or bow and perfume.

Columbia, SC 29209


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Groomingdales is a pet groomer with several years of experience serving pet owners at the heart of Shandon in the Heathwood/Melrose Heights area of Columbia. Former owner Dale Roberts opened it in the mid-1990s. She sold to Bill and Russi Reynolds in 2010, and the current manager, Jennika Aili Halko, has been there since 2007. For more than two decades, it has employed only certified dog groomers and trained bathers, and it offers a range of services from self-service baths for the budget-conscious pet owner to all-breed bathing that includes blow-drying, brushing, nails, ear cleaning, and the customer’s choice of bandana/bows and spritz.

Columbia, SC 29205


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Happy Pets Salon & Spaw

Happy Pets Salon & Spaw is a pet grooming location in Columbia that serves pet owners in the city and surrounding communities of Richland County. Owner Jeremy Robinson worked pet retail of a decade and spent another as a professional groomer. His full-body grooming service includes a head-to-tail haircut, bath, sanitary and toenail trims, brushing, and ear/anal gland cleanings. Additional packages include kava and oatmeal treatments, blueberry facials, and oatmeal/tea tree. Jeremy and his team have received high praise from customer reviews on Facebook, with their fast response times and same-day scheduling. Many customers also referred to the salon itself as warm and welcoming to fidgety animals.

Columbia, SC 29223


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La Petite Pet Care

La Petite Pet Care has operated in the Columbia area since 1980, and it has more than three decades of experience. In recent years, the company added cat grooming after being focused solely on dogs. But canines are still the priority at La Petite, and the full-service package for dog grooming includes hair and nail trims; ear cleaning and maintenance; and baths, brushes, and dry-outs as well as perfume/cologne, bows, bandanas, blueberry facials, dental care, and gland expressions. Dogs also will receive a mud bath and massage with plaque treatment. The company is a practitioner of “shed less” procedures to reduce the amount of shedding among pertinent breeds significantly.

Columbia, SC 29204


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Robin's Pet Grooming

Robin’s Pet Grooming located in Irmo serves pet owners and their pets throughout Columbia and Richland County. The owner has more than a decade of grooming experience, and she has worked with most dog breeds during that time. She also has extended her services to cat owners as well. Primary functions include bathing, shampoos, and common grooming procedures like nail trims, ear cleaning, and brushing. Robin’s Pet Grooming enjoys many repeat customers, with reviews praising staff for being friendly and accommodating and placing dogs’ anxieties at ease. They also receive high marks for the detail work they do on dogs' ears, helping to reduce infections and allergies.

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