Dog Groomers Rochester NY

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.

Home Buddies of Rochester, LLC
(585) 613-9247
Rochester, NY
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Lion and Lamb Pet Grooming
(585) 414-0009
56 Diana Drive
Scottsville, NY
Description
Lion and Lamb Pet Grooming offers loving one-on-one attention to your beloved pet with every groom. Professional groom in a comfortable home setting. Located in the Village of Scottsville.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

The Dog Wash
(585) 637-7098
4612 Lake Rd.
Brockport, NY
Description
We provide everything you need to wash your dog... and best of all, you leave the mess with us. Each Gated room is equipped with a waist high tub, temperature controlled water, professional shampoo's and conditioners, brushes, towels, ear cleaning wipes, grooming table and high velocity dryer. Additional grooming tools are also available at no additional charge. Professional grooming services available. Open Wednesday through Monday.
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

A Teachers Pet Dog Grooming
(585) 546-5870
522 South Ave
Rochester, NY

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Little Charmers Pet Grooming
(585) 288-5790
16 Lawndale Ter
Rochester, NY
 
Wuffable Grooming
(585) 489-7618
141 Winstead Road
Rochester, NY
Description
Jodi is a 1999 grad of the Rochester Institute of Dog Grooming. Reasonable pricing with many added pamperings at no additional cost. Hours by appointment only but have evening and Saturday appts available. I also do cats and exotics. One on one attention in a quiet home environment. Great for easily stressed pets. I welcome the opportunity to pamper your pet like my own!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Scruffy To Fluffy Pet Grooming
(585) 924-3426
64 School St.
Victor, NY
Description
This a small shop, where the focus is on your pet's comfort and well-being. All Breed Professional Pet Grooming Dogs, and Cats. We know that when it comes to your "fur-kid" child only the best will do. The shop is designed to provide you with state-of-mind and your pet with all the comforts of home during their visit. Our motto is "Where your pet is treated like one of the Family". By Appointment Only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Country Pet Grooming Salon
(585) 637-9550
3746 Sweden Walker Rd
Brockport, NY
Description
A full service salon offering dog and cat grooming. Years of experience grooming and handling pets. Do it yourself pet washing available year round. Walk-in toenail service. Whirlpool type bathing system used. All top of line equipment. Open Tues - Saturday by appointment. Evenings available. We specialize in Cat grooming. Highly recommended by area vets and our clients. NDGAA Certified Groomer, ISCC Registered Member.
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, Vet Referred

East Ridge Grooming
(585) 266-4320
209 E Ridge Rd
Rochester, NY
 
Irondequoit Animal Hospital
(585) 266-8020
2150 Hudson Ave
Rochester, NY
 
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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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