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Why soooo much???
Amount: $67.00
Posted by: Petco prices in Pflugerville, TX.Posted: July 23rd, 2010 03:07PM
Breed: Wheaten TerrierStore: Petco
6.5 mos and 20 lbs. wheaten terrier has had 3 puppy cuts and was now ready for her big girl summer cut. Thought I would use the new Petco close to our home. Guess I will be going back to Petsmart in Round Rock. Normally part of the grooming is to clean the hair out of the ears and shave the potty area. Not so at this location. (by the way I also have another adult wheaten) I am glad I only too one of the wheatens here. 3 weeks ago I paid 87 for both wheatens at Petsmart. So glad I kept the other appt. tomorrow at Petsmart for my other wheaten.
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Great Groomer in Beaverton, OR
Amount: $40.00
Posted by: luvurgroomer in Beaverton, OR.Posted: June 23rd, 2010 04:06PM
Breed: Toy PoodleStore: Mutley Crew
I have been with this groomer for 7 yrs. He started in a local pet store and now has his own grooming business. I pay $40 - $45 for our toy poodle and we just got a Aussie mix so I have to get a quote from him. He includes a 1/2 day of doggy daycare so you can drop off early and pick up at the end of your work day. If you are late in your pick up (I think it's after 6pm) he charges a late fee depending on how late you are.
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under-piced dog grooming
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: a user in waterloo, NY.Posted: May 8th, 2010 12:05PM
Breed: miniature collieStore: Dog gone grooming
I am a dog groomer in upstate NY. I have only been grooming for a couple of years now. I Feel that my prices are to low. Some of my customers might agree. Others well, just say they do not understand how hard it is to groom a dog that never gets brushed, is full of knots, smells to high heaven. I love dogs very much, i just do not know how to price them. I want to make this my only job by mid-march, but i can not do this unless i can make enough money to live on. For example: this morning I had a minature collie who had not been groomed since sept/09, the undercoat was knotted, required alot of brushing. I could not get all the knots out. I brushed the dog for about 45min-hour. To make a long story short, i worked on this dog for 3-1/2 hours and charged $45.00.
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groom
Amount: $100.00
Posted by: audi6 in Spring lake, WI.Posted: April 9th, 2010 07:04PM
Breed: bovier de FlandersStore: sandy`s professional dog & cat grooming
I took my two dogs to the best groomers in St Paul Minnesota .They have a nice backyard were your dogs can play before and after groom .My dogs are large and were bathed and groomed professionally I was so happy to see them happy and clean.Kudos to Sandy the owner and great team of groomers .
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Worth the extra few dollars in Troy, Mo.
Amount: $99.00
Posted by: Tina from Foristell, Mo. in Troy, MO.Posted: March 14th, 2010 11:03PM
Breed: morkie & 2 labsStore: groomingdale's
This is a small shoppe in town of Troy. The groomer is friendly, listens, explains & obviously patient. My 6 month old morkie is a spoiled, first timer. She was talked to treated nicely, yet firmly, resulting in a lovely first haircut. The labs are big and boisterous, resulting in the grromer getting soaked. She saw the humor and laughed with us. $99.oo for all three dogs is about 12% higher than i'm used to paying, but this lady is well worth it.
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A Groomer in Port Angeles, WA
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: bonni in Port Angeles, WA.Posted: March 9th, 2010 12:03PM
Breed: allStore: Aardvarks to Zebras Pet Care
Many people that can afford to tip will tip if you treat them and the dog/cat in a propper and kind way. Your prices should be set so that you can make a fair profit. Also clients should expect your dog to take more then 2 hours. I show dogs and I groom all breeds; I imform all clients that most grooming apointments will last for 3-4 hours. This does not mean your dog stands on the table for all of that time; unless the dog is very very matted and in poor
condition. All dogs should properly brushed,
comb,and bathed 4 times per year.Some breeds must be groomed more often as much as every 4-6 weeks. Responsible owners do the work at home or hire a pro. Groomer. For NEW clients & It is best if the groomer gives a guess-price over the phone, the groomer should make it clear that it is a guess, because you have not seen the dog and that you need to put your hands in the coat of the dog to understand the condition of the coat, this will be the major factor in giving a correct price. Then when talking with the client face to face the groomer needs to put hands into the coat and feel to see if and how many mats are within the dogs coat. Price should be discussed again. I know a few groomers that charge for anal glands and then do NOT do them. I will only do anal glands for dogs under 35 pounds. Larger breeds should be done at the vet, IF the dog is having problems with his/her glands.I do not charge an extra fee for the glands of the small dogs if they are getting a full bath and grooming. It takes only a min to do the glands when the pup is getting his/her bath. So, I don't feel it needs to be an added charge. Prices shoud be based on Breed(s) of dog, condition of coat, and style of trim. We are in tough times; so if you groomers get a tip be thankful. Maybe things are difficult for that person a TIP should NOT be something you cry about if you don't get it. So everyone be kind to one another and your pets.
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dog grooming
Amount: $30.00
Posted by: furbabytrimmer in alliance, NE.Posted: February 14th, 2010 02:02PM
Breed: Store: Murphy's grooming boutique
I am a groomer in western Nebraska. All of my prices are based on breed first and secondly on the condition of a pets coat I live in a rural community so my prices are not that high. For instance a shihtzu on average is around $30. If the dog is matted the price goes up from there. In regards to the earlier post about tipping I do not expect a tip from my clients. My prices are set to sustain my business and its employees. I chose my profession because I am passionate about what I do. Gratefully though my clients do recognize my love for my job and many do tip me well. I do see tipping as a courtesy towards anyone in a service business
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dog grooming
Amount: $35.00
Posted by: k9lover in jacksonville, NC.Posted: January 22nd, 2010 04:01PM
Breed: mim sch.Store: tailwagging ranch nc.
I went to this shop because it was close to my homen i met the groomer and was impressed,she took the time to show me different blade cuts that she made with some fur, ask me questions that no one have ask me befor ie is your pet need special shampoo, her services include bath, hair cut, express anals,ear hair removed,pads cleaned, filed nails colonge and scarf,i thought that was pretty good service for all i recived,and my pet was not stressed out ,the groomer was very nice.i will go there from now on.very clean place,and they also board and have a doggie daycare so i can do everything at one stop.
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Tip To Groomers
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: a user in Fort Wayne, IN.Posted: January 9th, 2010 08:01AM
Breed: Giant SchnauzerStore: n/a
I resent that a tip is expected by groomers ! A service is priced with a profit margin included. A tip should only be given when the customer thinks that the services were above normal expectancies. The comment of a groomer saying that she works hard and customers donít know how stressful and laborious it is should not own a pet if they cant afford the tip is simply an entitled immature whiney spoiled brat and should get another job (not in the service department), or price the service so she can make a reasonable profit. This only shows bad PR for the business owner.
Most of those customers have a job were they do not receive tips, and make enough to sustain their normal day-to-day activities and are loving pet owners that should not be denied having a pet, because one immature pet groomer wants her tip!
BTW I groom my own dog, not because Iím cheap, but because I LOVE grooming all our family members dogs for FREE!!!
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Cat Grooming
Amount: $86.00
Posted by: Anne in Grapevine, TX in Argyle, TX.Posted: January 7th, 2010 11:01PM
Breed: PersianStore: Animal Attraction Grooming
I love my Persian but the mats got out of hand. I called around to the different grooming shops in the Dallas area. I couldn't believe that the groomers either didn't groom cats or wouldn't take her without being tranquilized. By chance, I found a CFA Persian show exhibitor that owned a cattery, a stress free grooming environment, and loved cats. I highly recommend her services to anyone that has concerns about the treatment of their feline. She's well worth the drive.
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Petco Pricing ...
Amount: $51.99
Posted by: Ginger A. Peterson in Wausau, WI.Posted: December 21st, 2009 02:12PM
Breed: Teddy BearStore: Petco - Wausau, WI
I have had my dogs hair cut there before and it cost me $36 with the oatmeal shampoo. I just took her in today to have the same services done and they charged me $52. I feel like they tried to pull a fast one on me. :-(
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Dog Grooming
Amount: $20.00
Posted by: Prettypawz dog grooming in Bear, DE.Posted: November 16th, 2009 12:11PM
Breed: all breedsStore: home
I actually groom dogs out of my house and I do it based on how long it takes me. $20 for the 1st hour and $5 for each half hour after that. I also schedule appointments every 1 1/2 hours throughout the day so the dogs are not stuck at my house all day. I call the owners 20 minutes before I think I will be done so they can head back to get their dogs
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Great Grooming Experience
Amount: $25.00
Posted by: Roberta in Spencer, WI.Posted: November 4th, 2009 06:11AM
Breed: Miniautre SchnauzerStore: Pawfection Dog Grooming
This is a small shop in Spencer, WI. The women there are wonderful, the prices are great and the care and look of my dog was wonderful. The owner only grooms three dogs a day and so she only has one dog there at a time that she gives full attention to. I will be a continued customer and will refer any dog owner I know to her. It is called Pawfection Dog Grooming 715-207-1887
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Awesome Grooming
Amount: $25.00
Posted by: Cody in Walford, IA.Posted: November 1st, 2009 10:11AM
Breed: Shih-tzuStore: Peiffer Paws Pet Grooming
I had my dog groomed here and it was the best grooming job I have ever had done by a groomer. A lot of groomers don't know how to groom. But this one does and she is very reasonably and not far from Cedar RaPIDS. less than 10 minutes.
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All day is better if the right place!
Amount: $78.00
Posted by: Pampering my pet for years in Ada/Rockford area, MI.Posted: November 1st, 2009 09:11AM
Breed: Old English SheepdogStore: open to board clients only
If your pet is social or senior this is the way to go! Find a place that doesn't charge extra for daycare. When young, she was line groomed etc and it became tedious for her. This place she got to take breaks and such so she was happy to come. Now that she's old, I actually have them bring her coat a bit short. She is old and tires standing. The breaks and loving and massages make this her favorite place to be other than home. Groomer is i trainer too so she knows the dogs. You can get great care at a reasonable price. Shop around for a gem and good luck!
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Satisfied customer in Adrian,Mi
Amount: $35.00
Posted by: Dan,Marcia in Adrian,, MI.Posted: August 7th, 2009 10:08AM
Breed: BichonStore: The Pet Groomer
I called and got an appointment with this lady groomer and was concerned with the fact that she wasn't that well known, but after the groom I was so happy with her work. You can tell when someone loves animals and treats them like you do. I will always go back here.
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Great Cut!
Amount: $30.00
Posted by: Happy Pup Owner in Greenville, NC.Posted: July 25th, 2009 02:07AM
Breed: HavaneseStore: Barbara's
Nice groom! I had a Teddy Bear Cut, so I still had some of the length to my pup. I will be doing my own grooming from now on, just because I love to groom and scissor. I am mainly going to let the pup's hair grow out a little longer, then I will maintain it from there.
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Way to pricey!!
Amount: $95.00
Posted by: AmandaW in Rock Springs, WY.Posted: July 21st, 2009 09:07AM
Breed: Shepperd/lab mixStore:
I took my dog in for grooming, she is a Shepperd lab mix, she doesn't have long hair and didn't need it cut, just washed and brushed really good. I had her nails clipped, and the lady said she would clean her ears and express anal glands, but didn't tell me that was extra, so I assumed it was included in the price, by the time all was said and done i went to pick up my dog, and it was $95!!! Way way to much. i guess thats what I get for living in rural Wyoming with not many grooming options.
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nails cut too short and hurt dog
Amount: $50.00
Posted by: G Davis in Centreville, MD.Posted: July 20th, 2009 06:07AM
Breed: carian terrierStore: N/A
My dog is almost 8 and not one groome ever said they had problems with the nails. Not this groomer said she cut too short one day, an accident and not my dog wants to bite her when she goes near her nails. I have to take the to the vest for 2 people to hold her to get her nails cut for an aditional $28.00 ! The groomer should deduct the cost of the nails if they will no longer do them. Her hair cut looks wonderful though.
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Groomer in Spokane WA
Amount: $40.00
Posted by: MikenMaddie in Spokane, WA.Posted: June 4th, 2009 11:06PM
Breed: springer spanielStore: All Creatures
Andie is a dream! I have been using her for 10 months out of her home. She is opening a new shop in Spokane on N. Monroe called All Creatures Grooming. My springer is made of rubber and springs and STILL manages to come out of there looking great. She LOVES our gal, get's so excited when we pull in front of the house. She is certified and her motto, "Pets are Family" and she treats each and every one of them in her care as if they were her own babies. I LOVE her!
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Incredible Groomer!!!
Amount: $45.00
Posted by: Michaela B. in Little River, SC.Posted: June 3rd, 2009 07:06AM
Breed: Bichon FriseStore: Pawprints IN The Sand
I recently had my Bichon groomed at Pawprints IN The Sand, Little River, SC. The groomer is absolutely incredible. She hand washed, hand dried and hand scissored my dog! She could be in a show she looked so pretty!
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Great Sevice/Prices
Amount: $29.00
Posted by: Barbara Knoerl-very satisfied client! in Buffalo, NY.Posted: May 11th, 2009 09:05AM
Breed: BichonStore: Four Paws 825-5345
I took my dog to this place for a full grooming,and it only cost me 29.00 for everything, the girl did a great job and my dog wasn't shaved bald like most places have done and I also got my dog back in 2 hrs,not an all day ordeal like the last place.
This lady shows dogs so I think she knows what she is doing,she only takes a few dogs a day and it was so quiet you never knew she had dogs there-I recommend her to everyone now
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Good Grooming
Amount: $36.00
Posted by: modolce in Boynton Beach, FL.Posted: April 24th, 2009 08:04AM
Breed: Shih Tzu/ChihuahuaStore: Petsmart
Took my Shih Tzu/Chihuahua mix 6mos old puppies to Petsmart Grooming. Cost for each was $36 plus $6 for "special" puppy shampoo(optional). Both dogs are smooth coat and not your typical Shiz Tzu coat. Both puppies came out smelling yummy and perfectly groomed. Would definitely go back again. Boynton Beach Petsmart.
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Grooming
Amount: $45.00
Posted by: A Groomer in Canton, MI.Posted: March 18th, 2009 12:03PM
Breed: AllStore:
I don't understand why people would get a dog if they don't want to pay for grooming. Groomers work very hard for the little bit of money people are will to pay. Most people these days are to cheap to even give a tip and they should know better! If you work at any other job you would not expect to do many hours of work for very little pay. Would you? If you don't want to pay & tip for grooming, don't own a dog!!
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great groomer!
Amount: $32.00
Posted by: Happy Customer in elkhart, IN.Posted: January 5th, 2009 11:01AM
Breed: shih tzuStore: dog in suds
The owner at this store was very friendly, my dog loved her and the hair cut was great! I know she has moved to another location but her number is still the same at 574-202-2971
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LOW COST PET GROOMING
Amount: $15.00
Posted by: A dog groomer in MI in Pontiac, MI.Posted: December 5th, 2008 02:12PM
I groom pets from my home in Pontiac Mi. Call Diane for your quote at 248-254-2978. I'm sure you will love my prices. I have been grooming for 6 years and am a certified cat groomer as well. I offer a full range of services!
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don\'t price shop for your groomer!!
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: gr00mer in pensacola, FL.Posted: September 10th, 2008 08:09AM
Please do not pick your groomer by prices!! Many inexpensive grooms do not include everything or you may end up with a not so great groom. Ask to see your groomers work, either in a portfolio, oron a pet that they have just finished. Observe how clean the shop is, how she/he handles the pets, how they are speaking to the pets in their care. A good pet groomer knows a lot of frustration and stress on a daily basis, and how she/he reacts to that stress is a good indicator of their personality. NEVER EVER leave your pet with someone that you do not like or get a bad vibe from. As groomers, we should all understand that!
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breeds listed in this article
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: RS in Somerset, NJ.Posted: July 26th, 2008 09:07AM
Breed: anyStore:
Someone, preferably a groomer, should look at the breeds listed in the article because they are way off. Bichons and poodles are more expensive small dog grooms, and the breeds listed as mid-sized and uncomplicated are all expensive grooms, if done correctly!
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bath and blow dry
Amount: $48.00
Posted by: a user in oklahoma city, OK.Posted: May 1st, 2008 01:05PM
Breed: Siberian HuskyStore: PetSmart
Made arangements on Thursday to bring my dog in at 7 a.m. for a bath and blow dry so it would be ready for pick-up at 5 p.m..This dog was needed for a simanar and demonstration at 6.30 p.m.. When I arrived to pick-up my dog it was dripping wet and just out of the bath. I had ben guarenteed it would be totaly dry and ready by 5 p.m.. I will not use this grooming service again.
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Cost at Petco Increased
Amount: $48.00
Posted by: Maltese Owner in San Jose, CA.Posted: April 13th, 2008 09:04AM
Breed: MalteseStore: Petco
Around December of last year, the prices for a basic dog grooming increased at our local Petco from $38 to $48. It used to be a good deal, now it is priced more like all the other dog groomers around town.
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