Dog Groomers Newport News VA

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.

Auntie A's Pet Sitting
(757) 814-1098
Newport News, VA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Dirty Dogz
(757) 838-3299
Doggy Dayz Academy & Inn
Hampton, VA
Description
Full service Groomers for dogs and cats. We welcome all breeds and sizes from Chihuahuas to Mastiffs. Military, Fire and Police discounts. Inside Doggy Dayz Academy and Inn, a cageless doggy daycare and kennel.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available

Judiths Natural Grooming Spa
(757) 229-8905
709 Monumental Ave
Williamsburg, VA
Description
Judith is the owner,groomer and stylist that has an amazing connection with dogs and cats. We offer one on one consultations and a full service salon with no cages and by appointment only.Your pet can have a choice of shampoo, conditioner,aqua message,bath, mud bath and facials. Designer Pawdicures,nail filing and pad conditioning. Every guest has available to them a deck with a view,coffee,tea and choice of music. Come and see us. Judith
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Vca Blvd Animal Hospital
(757) 874-3200
12620 Nettles Dr
Newport News, VA
 
Pet World Grooming
(757) 599-0959
Newport Square Shopping Ctr
Newport News, VA
 
Diamonds In The Ruff
(757) 817-0655
106 Rich Road
Yorktown, VA
Description
Tracey runs a home based shop specializing in one pet at a time for a quiet, low stress grooming experience. Grooming by appointment only M-F 8am-5:30pm with special appointments after 6pm. Every effort is made to provide a safe quiet environment for your pet with very little crate or cage time. Typical stay at the shop is 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Royal Paws Pet Grooming,LLC
(757) 488-2235
5474 Nansemond Parkway
Suffolk, VA
Description
Kim and Sarah have been working together locally for 16years combined ,they have an excellent reputation for quailty dog and cat grooming at competitive rates. They are also sister's who enjoy working together and want to offer the tidewater area with a more upscale grooming salon thats meets every customers needs. Open Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-5:00 closed Monday and Sunday
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, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Just Dogs! Gourmet
(757) 233-6450
1611A Colley Ave
Norfolk, VA
Description
Our groomer and owner, are committed pet lovers who endeavors to provide a friendly and enjoyable environment catering to all of your dog and cat grooming needs. She will make every effort to ensure your pet enjoys the grooming procedure. Weekday and weekend appointments are available. Open Tuesday - Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

The Happy Dog Pet Grooming Salon
(757) 594-0263
304 Main St
Newport News, VA
 
Warwick Animal Hospital
(757) 595-3337
11117 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA
 
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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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