Dog Groomers Worcester MA

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.

Dog Groomer Review

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Submitted on 6/1/2013 at 1:45 AM

What is your pet groomers name?

Pet Society

Pros:

Very good and accessible location. Services are quick and reliable. You can watch while it's being done

What would you like to see changed at your pet groomer?

More high-tech facilities and tools More thorough cleaning

Bren-Lin Farm Pet Services
(978) 430-9236
Still River, MA
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Bark, Bath 'n Beyond
(508) 341-8387
35 West Street
Douglas, MA

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A Diamond in the Ruff
(508) 393-RUFF
326 Main Street (RT 20 East)
Northborough, MA
Description
Our full service salon takes pride in giving your pet the best care available, treating your pet as if he/she was our own. We offer only the best shampoos and conditioners for every coat care need. Our number one concern is your pet's well being. Our Pet Stylists are certified by professional grooming schools and will do their best to satisfy your every need. Our facility includes doggie day care as well.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Cedarwood Kennels
(508) 864-6519
114 S. Spencer Rd.
Spencer, MA
Description
I am a professional pet groomer. Formally of the Village Dog Shoope Worcester. I became a groomer because of my love for animals and enjoy sharing that love through grooming. My goal is to create, elegant,will balence dog. I offer complete custom grooming for poodles, terriers, toy breeds and mixes weighing up to 40 lbs.I will also groom Cats. Grooming hours are by appointment: 508- 864-6519
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Vet Referred

The Dog Wash Boutique
(508) 248-5490
31A Southbridge Rd
Charlton, MA
Description
All breed grooming also cats. $5.00 OFF first visit. Call The Dog Wash to schedule your next pet grooming today.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Kitty Care & More
(978) 772-6537
Harvard, MA
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Waggin' Tails Dog Salon
(774) 276-9307
37 Linda Avenue
Millbury, MA
Description
Our dog groomer and owner, Morgan Lee, is a committed pet lover who endeavors to provide a friendly and enjoyable environment catering to all of your dog grooming needs.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

The Pet Parlour
(508) 885-2052
67 Maple St.
Spencer, MA
Description
The Pet Parlour is owned and operated by Lori Bastardo. We are by appointment only and schedule Tuesday through Friday. The price of the groom varies by breed. The price includes nail trimming/grinding, ear cleaning/plucking, Spa quality shampoo and conditioner, blow dry and hair cut or neatening.
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, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services

Petsborough
(508) 329-4770
9 Grove St
Westborough, MA
Description
At Petsborough pets are with family. Full service dog and cat grooming salon by certified groomers. 5 star location.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Rachel's Pooch Palace
(508) 886-6660
17 Ware Road
Rutland, MA
Description
Where pets are treated like Royalty! Professional Groomer and Owner, Rachel Dolan is a graduate of The Massachusetts School Of Pet Grooming and specializes in the individual needs of your pooch. Her goal is to provide professional and personal service to ensure a positive grooming experience for your precious pet. Services are offered by appointment only.

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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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