Dog Groomers Annapolis MD

The internet and phonebook can be helpful in locating a dog groomer, but even better is a satisfied friend or trusted professional's reference. Ask your vet, trainer, breeder or rescue organization, and friends if they can recommend any good groomers in your area. Check below for more information.

Happy-Pet LLC
(410) 280-2940
Annapolis, MD
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Denise Rogers
(410) 956-2932
85 W Central Avenue
Edgewater, MD
Description
Specializing in hand scissoring, handstripping, and all dog breed haircuts. Grooms consist of bath, nails, ears, haircut, bows or bandannas.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Noahs Ark
(410) 969-0100
1084 Veterans Highway
Crofton, MD
Description
I am a National Certified Master groomer with over 28 years of grooming experience here in the United States and Europe. I am experienced in all breeds,and offer skilled and compassionate grooming for your special dog. I am available by appointment only Monday-Friday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

WeeBreed Dog Grooming
(443) 534-3035
917 Cloverfields Dr.
Stevensville, MD
Description
Your dog will jump for joy when they see Julie coming! Why?Because her 8 years as a Vet Tech and 20 yeays as a groomer will keep them healthy and beautiful.Specializing in hand scissoring and undercoat removal.Julie will meet and exceed your every expectation.Plus only 2-3 dogs are groomed per day, so your dog will get plenty of personal attention. Pick-up and delivery are free in the Annapolis and Kent Island areas.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Sitting Pretty Dog Grooming Spa
(443) 804-4050
Rte 2
Brooklyn, MD
Description
Stress-free grooming with pick-up and drop service. Experienced and trained staff. Safety is our 1st concern.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Doggy D'Tails, Inc.
(410) 956-9559
196 #B Mayo Road
Edgewater, MD
Description
Full service grooming, pet supply and pet food store providing first class grooming services by skilled professionals and selling healthy provisions for your pet. Open M-F 7:30am-6pm Sat 9am-5pm
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

It's a Pet Thing LLC
(410) 544-5533
8220 Ritchie Hwy
Pasadena, MD
Description
I have over 15 years experience in grooming all breeds of dogs and cats. I have extensive experience with all Terrier breeds and offer handstripping for all harsh-coated dogs. We're compassionate animal lovers and also offer a wide variety of pet supplies and holistic all natural dog foods.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Groomingdales Pet Salon LLC
(410) 987-2284
8258 Veterans Hwy. Suite 3B
Millersville, MD
Description
We offer full service dog and cat grooming. Spa services now available. Both groomers have 15+ years grooming and animal experience.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Odenton Veterinary Hospital Grooming
(410) 674-3266
8393 Piney Orchard Parkway
Odenton, MD
Description
Our four legged clients love to visit us! A full service grooming salon for dogs and cats is located in the Odenton Veterinary Hospital. We offer all breed grooming in a safe, clean, quiet, relaxing enviornment. Our groomer, Nancy, is dedicated to client and owner happiness and satisifaction. Appointments available Monday-Friday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

All Sitting Pretty Spa
(443) 804-4050
Rte 2
Brooklyn, MD
Description
We pamper you & your pet with Stress Free grooming.We value the trust you place in us. All staff is trained, experienced, caring K9 handlers. All breds welcome. We pick-up & drop-off.

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Dog Grooming Basics - Tools and Techniques

Dog Grooming Basics - Tools and Techniques

A dog of any breed will need grooming to look and feel her best. Grooming your dog appropriately may take a few minutes to quite a few hours each week, depending on breed and coat type.

Not all pet owners may have the time, skill, desire, or expertise needed to keep their dog's coat, nails, skin, teeth, and ears in the best possible shape. For these owners, it is best to hire a dog groomer.

Evaluating A Dog Grooming Business

What are your grooming goals - a well-trimmed family dog or preparing a dog for conformation showing? Finding a talented show groomer may be much more difficult than finding a wonderful groomer who specializes in fabulous cuts for pet dogs. If you are looking for a show groomer, contact your breeder or breed club for recommendations.

The internet and phonebook can be helpful in locating a dog groomer, but even better is a satisfied friend or trusted professional's reference. Ask your vet, trainer, breeder or rescue organization, and friends if they can recommend any good groomers in your area. Also ask about typical rates for services in your area. (Prices may vary depending upon a dog's breed, special health, behavior, or grooming situations, type of products used, etc.)

Prepare a list of questions (some are suggested below), and begin interviewing!

How long have you been in business? How did you learn to groom? Has an animal ever been injured in your care? What experience do you have grooming dogs of this breed? Can you provide references from other area pet professionals (vets, trainers, etc.) and from clients? (Follow up on these!)

If your pet has special coat and grooming requirements, health or behavioral problems (hot spots, existing fear of groomer, corded coats, mange, severe/extensive matting, need for anal gland expression, separation anxiety, ear plucking, fear biting during nail clipping, etc.), ask what type of experience the groomer has working with animals with the same needs.

After you've found the right answers to your questions from one or more professionals, check with the Better Business Bureau to make sure the company has no complaints on file; and make sure that they carry an active insurance policy. If all that checks out, schedule a visit to the facility.

The facility should be clean, well-lit, and inviting. Do the dogs look happy and well cared for? Is the staff friendly and helpful?

If you feel good about a potential dog groomer, schedule an appointment. If you are uncomfortable leaving your dog alone the first time, ask if you can attend during the grooming - this is a valuable training opportunity for you to teach your dog that the groomer's can be a great experience with lots of yummy treats! If the groomer refuses, look elsewhere for services.

Whomever you choose as your groomer should recommend dog grooming tools and supplies to help you maintain the dog's coat and good condition in between grooming visits.

Dog Grooming Tips

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What Does a De-Shedding Tool Do?

What Does a De-Shedding Tool Do?

Densely furred cats and dogs have combination coats made up of longer, coarser top fur and softer, finer inner fur that creates a warm air-trapping blanket for the skin in cold weather. It is the pet's undercoat that tends to tangle, mat and clump as it is shed if it is not groomed carefully. In extreme cases, the unfortunate result is a weakened and dulled coat, or a thick thatch that must be simply shaved.

A de-shedding tool for pet grooming reaches past the longer outside hairs and removes the inner coat hairs before they mat and thatch. It protects the coat for future growth and keeps the skin surface clean and properly aired and stimulated. The de-shedding tool does not cut hair, but it allows hair that has already detached from the hair follicle to be discarded. Most dogs and cats do not find the process uncomfortable and they enjoy the comfort of a coat not bound up with mats.

The de-shedding tool is not analogous to the thinning scissors that stylists use to reduce bulk in human hair. Thinning scissors cut; the de-shedder releases loose hair.

Typical dogs that are good candidates for de-shedding include: Poodles, Shih Tzus, Maltese, Bichons, Portuguese Water Dogs, Malamutes and Irish Water Spaniels.

Similarly, long-haired cats benefit from the de-shedding tool. Because de-shedding helps prevent hairballs, de-shedding is a health enhancement for all cats, especially Himalayan and Persian types. (Rabbits, especially Angoras, also benefit from the de-shedding tool.)

While the de-shedding tool prevents mats and tangles, it does not easily or comfortably remove them, so it should be used regularly, about once a week, in order to maintain a well-groomed coat. Winter and summer, the tool can be used according to schedule, but users will notice that the bulk of fur removal happens in spring and summer when dogs and cats naturally shed. Therefore, users do not need to worry about the de-shedding tool thinning out a thick coat. It will not cut hair...

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