Dog Groomers Reading PA

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.

Reach for the Leash
(484) 554-6800
Pottstown, PA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Fuzzy Mutts Dog Grooming
(717) 271-1381
739 Locust Street
Denver, PA
Description
Our groomer and owner, Jenn, is looking to pamper all pets for a reasonable price. She is a grooming school graduate, has a degree in Animal Science as well as several years of mobile grooming, pet sitting and veterinary experience before opening a home studio. Appointments only available on Saturday and Sundays. We do also offer mobile grooming option if needed.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

The Cats Den
(215) 692-4826
16 Alans Lane
Boyertown, PA
Description
The Cat's Den offers a grooming service for all breeds of cats. We groom nothing but cats and know how to calm even the toughest kitty. Each cat is seen on an individual basis to minimize stress. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
Services
Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Cindy's Canine Companions Salon & Services
(717) 933-1333
12 Chestnut St.
Rehrersburg, PA
Description
We provide the spa beauty treatments that are modified to benefit your pet's needs at a fraction of the cost you would pay at a larger salon. We are a few service salon offering customized appointments to meet your busy schedule.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Shelly's Professional Grooming and Pet Sitting
(610) 291-4641
3134 Lutheran Road
Gilbertsville, PA
Description
All breed dog and cat grooming; specializing in cat grooming lion cuts and longer. Doggie day care. Open 7 AM-6 PM. Pet sitting available year round-heated and A/C, large outdoor play yards, shaded with puppy pool. Obedience training available. Agility & fun time. Drop-ins welcome.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Show Grooming Services

Washes 'n Wags
(610) 780-3216
381 W. Penn Ave.
Robesonia, PA
Description
Groomer and owner, Linda Rostolsky, is a committed pet lover who offers dog grooming to the four legged member of your family in a loving and enjoyable environment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

The Distinquished Pooch
(610) 942-4431
110 Morview Blvd
Morgantown, PA
Description
Lucy is a dedicated pet lover. She uses only all natural products and treats every animal with love and attention to special needs. The animals welfare is always Lucy's top prioriety. Ears,Nails,and ears and shampoo with appropriate products and free bandanna encluded with groom. Open Monday-Friday. Specializes in special needs dogs.Lucy is also Vet recommended and her shop is affiliated with Country Companion Animal Hospital.
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, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Wash UR Paws
(610) 781-1312
Wash ur Paws
Boyertown, PA
Description
Professional Pet Stylists with full service salon. We pride ourselves with our customer service and the pampering of your pet. We treat each dog as if it were our own, with one on one attention reduces stress and provide safety. Open Monday - Saturday and evening appointments. All natural products, Pet pick up and delivery. Bath & Brush consists of inspection of coat, thorough wash, ears cleaned, pads cleaned, nails clipped or filed, bush out coat and Puppy Perfume.

The Hairy Hound Canine Clipper
(717) 866-7488
900 Tulpehocken rd.
Richland, PA
Description
Quality and compassionate grooming performed by a qualified and certified pet enthusiast. Whether you're looking to pamper your pet or prepare for a show. We can keep your furry friend looking and smelling the best! Ask about our exciting incentive program and discounts. We'll make it easy to keep your Hairy Hound in paw-fect condition.
Services
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

A Canine Salon
(610) 926-2722
Cross Keys Rd
Reading, PA
 
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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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