Dog Groomers Sarasota FL

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.

Fur Nanny Professional Pet and House Sitters LLC
(941) 315-1156
Sarasota, FL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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metro pet salon inc
(941) 955-7701
420 Central Ave
Sarasota, FL
Description
We do all fluff drying, no cageing and do a lot of hand scissoring. Busy all year round. Show quality grooming.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Awesome Doggie Doos Grooming Spaw
(941) 758-3838
4710 53rd Ave East
Bradenton, FL
Description
A professional grooming spaw with a doggie day care center in a playroom enviroment. We are a family owned and operated establishment that uses only all natural and organic products to pamper your pet. Lots of love too. Grooming appointments available Tue thru Sat with limited walk in service available. Day care hours are 8:00 to 5:30 Tue thru Fri.We do teacups to Xlarge dogs, and toe nail clippings to full grooms.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Angel Paws Doggie Day Spa
(941) 708-9679
1010 Carlton Arms Blvd
Bradenton, FL
Description
The alternative for discriminating pet owners; we are a full service grooming salon that offers award winning grooming/ show dog grooming background. In addition, we provide extras to pamper your pet like fluffy beds, toys, dog walksand soft music in a clean and comfortable environment. Our goal is to make your pet beautiful and happy. Treat your best friend to a day at the spa.
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, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Shearer' Grooming Salon
(941) 488-1549
525 E. Venice Ave.
Venice, FL
Description
We are Shearer's Grooming Salon. Catherine Shearer owner has her certf from the Florida School of Dog Grooming and is a member of the National Dog Grooming Association of America. Catherine takes great pride in her salon. We are a salon with a difference we give love and kindness as well as a great groom.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Happy Dog Pet Salon
(941) 330-4270
5636 Lawton Drive
Sarasota, FL
Description
Our groomers have over 20 years experience. All breed grooming. Exceptional quality. All natural products. Beautiful, spa atmosphere for your pet. We are located next door to Frisky Business Doggie Daycare and Boarding. Right off of Clark Road between McIntosh and Sawyer Road. We put the "WOW" in Bow Wow!!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Lucylock's Pet Styling & Boutique
941-929-PAWS (7297)
7119 S. Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL
Description
Award Winning grooming. State-of-the-art studio servng all breeds. We use all natural products.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services

Lisa's Pet Grooming
(941) 739-3531
1518A Florida Blvd
Bradenton, FL
Description
Pet grooming with a personal touch. Dogs groomed on appointment basis, only stay for 1 1/2-2 hours. Free play area or kennels while they stay. Offering grooming on all breeds, big or small. Well behaved kitties too! Open 8-5 everyday but wednesday and sunday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Alicia's Grooming
(941) 383-1717
4134 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
Description
Loving, Personal Care for Your Dog! Grooming, boarding, and pet sitting services available! Located Conveniently at Mid-Longboat Key: Harbour Square, 4134 Gulf of Mexico Drive, #210, Longboat Key, FL 34228. Call for an appointment and information.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments

Happy Puppy Pet Spa
(941) 479-3083
728 Shamrock Blvd
Venice, FL
Description
We handle your pet like one of our own in a clean, fun and relaxed family atmosphere. We can comfort your pet during his stay in the spa in large ventilated cages, playpens, or playroom. Each pooch will receive Hug?s, Kiss?s and Belly Rubs at no additional cost.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

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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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