Dog Groomers Bridgeport CT

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.

Waggin' Trails
(203) 374-8488
Bridgeport, CT
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Dogland Grooming Services LLC
(203) 667-2690
957 Evers Street Extension
Bridgeport, CT
Description
A full service salon offering dog grooming services by skilled professionals. Your dog will be given first class service, which includes nails and dewclaw trimming, then bathed with the appropriate shampoo for your particular dogs coat followed by appropriate conditioner. We offer pickup and delivery services of your pet. Open Tuesday-Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Who's Your Doggie, LLC
(203) 496-9331
105 Canary Place
Stratford, CT
Description
Our goal is to create a warm, friendly environment and love and care for your pet like you do. We walk, play, train, feed, groom and love your animal while you are away.We have an open crate policy which means your dog can mingle with the others or have private time. We do not consider ourselves a kennel, we have private rooms. We offer pick up and drop off (24 hour)service.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Milford Pet Salon
(203) 874-7666
256 Cherry Street
Milford, CT
Description
Owner and graduate of NY School of Dog Grooming Bob Deveau is dedicated to providing a pleasurable grooming experience for both you and your dog. He offers a full service salon and will cater to your pet's specific needs. Open Tuesday - Saturday.

TLC Kennels LLC
(203) 925-9126
40 Oliver Terrace
Shelton, CT
Description
Come visit our state-of-the-art facility for your boarding and grooming needs. Now offering training and therapeutic massage. 6,000 sq. ft., all indoor, climate-controlled kennel with ample natural lighting. Weekdays Monday thru Friday opening at 6:30am thru 6:00pm, Saturdays 7:00am thru 4:00pm, to better serve our clientele. We will also be open on Sundays from 9:00am-11:00am for pickups only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Stroll With Me Doggie
(203) 645-8702
Norwalk, CT
Services
House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Happy Tails at Ash Creek & Ash Creek Grooming
(203) 382-1301
3008 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT
Description
We use only natural and organic grooming products. Low stress environment with classical music playing. We carry the best in natural and organic foods and treats. #1 Pet Boutique 2009 in Fairfield Weekly Readers Poll.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Head to Tail Grooming
(203) 254-3274
39 Sanford St.
Fairfield, CT
Description
Head to Tail provides professional dog grooming services in the heart of Fairfield, CT. Do-it-yourself and transportation available. Customized appointments for puppies and dogs with special needs. Very skilled and experienced groomers. Open Mon-Sat.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Doggie Styles
(203) 922-0075
128 Center Street
Shelton, CT
Description
Doggie Styles Pet Grooming, full service dog and cat grooming, flexible drop off/pick up hours, family owned and operated,
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

Town House for Dogs and Cats
(203) 227-3276
Town House for Dogs and Cats
Westport, CT
Description
A full service salon and kennel offering dog grooming and boarding services by skilled professionals. We do hand scissoring, soft claws, furminator and much more. Open year round from Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm, Sat 8-5 and Sun 3-5.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Show Grooming Services

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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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