As Americans increasingly rely on the convenience of delivery companies like Uber, Amazon Fresh, and a host of other start-ups, pet parents have been searching for a service of their own. While pet food and supplies can be delivered same-day in most major cities – thanks to the ubiquity of companies like Delivery.com and Zipments – services for pets have been left out.
Until now! Mobile dog grooming units have sprung up across the country in cities big and small. The service is perfect for pets nervous in the grooming environment or for pet parents unable to reach a traditional groomer. Many mobile dog groomers make house calls, while others have full-service pet salons in a customized van.
If mobile dog grooming is right for you, check out the groomers below! We’ve rounded up the best of the best from coast to coast for your pup’s grooming pleasure.
Good Dog! Private Pet Grooming is a mobile dog grooming company servicing the neighborhoods of Manhattan. Owned by certified groomer Maria, the company has received rave reviews on Yelp. Baths are conducted with all-natural shampoo – or the suds of your choice – and a high-velocity doggie dryer makes for speedy grooming. “I can give your dog a show cut or a pet cut, a breed standard cut or something unusual – just ask,” says Maria on the Good Dog! website – just don’t ask her to do the dreaded “cube head,” attributed to the recent Minecraft craze.
As with all mobile dog grooming, services can run a little higher than traditional groomers – the price of convenience – with a full groom costing $125 and a bath $95. Good Dog! serves over a dozen Manhattan neighborhoods, including Gramercy Park, the Upper East Side, West Harlem, and Washington Heights.
Barkhaus Pet Spa has a solid 5-star rating from reviewers, who heap praise on owner and groomer Ken. The Barkhaus trailer’s sleek interior looks more like a spaceship than a mobile dog grooming unit, a self-contained unit ready to clean up your pup. Unlike traditional groomers, your pet receives individual attention – there’s no wait, which means no yappy pups causing stress. After each appointment the Barkhaus is sanitized, reducing exposure to skin diseases or parasites.
Services offered by the Barkhaus Pet Spa go above and beyond typical mobile dog grooming. The “Mini Spa” includes a hydromassage bath, coat-brightening facial, paw moisturizer, breath freshener, and your choice of bow or bandana in addition to typical services like nail clip, shampoo, dry and trim. The “Full Spa” offers the same services, plus a full haircut and style; a hot oil treatment or doggie manicure will cost you extra. For an estimate of your pet’s grooming costs – no pups over 80lbs are accepted – contact Barkhaus.
Serving West and Southwest Chicagoland, Purrfurred Pet Styling is mobile dog grooming at its finest. With an easy to use website, scheduling appointments is a breeze – the biggest complaint most pet parents have with the service. A 10 percent multi-pet discount is great for larger fur families, making monthly groomings a breeze.
Contact Purrfurred Pet Styling to get an estimate of your pet’s grooming costs, which vary by breed, size, and coat condition. Mobile dog grooming typically costs $10 to 20 more than traditional groomers, so keep that in mind.
Ashley’s Movin’ Groom is run by two dog-lovers who service the greater Houston area. Groomers Ashley and Annie vow to take your pup, “From mangy mutt to stylish cut!” A standard service for dogs and cats includes a shampoo, cut, blow dry, nail clip, ear cleaning, and classy bow tie.
Prices depend on your pet’s size and breed as well as travel distance for Ashley’s mobile dog grooming unit. Web estimates include $90 for a Golden Retriever and $80 for a miniature poodle; the minimum is $65. Contact Ashley’s Movin’ Groom for estimates and appointments.
The Pooch Mobile is well-known in Nevada and neighboring Colorado for its efficient yet thorough mobile dog grooming. In the Las Vegas area, groomer Richard is renowned for his affinity with animals. “Trust me when I say: you cannot put your dog in better hands than Richard,” said one 5-star review on Yelp. You might even start to question whether Richard loves your dog more than you do.” Full-service grooming in The Pooch Mobile’s open-air doggie hydrobath includes all the basics – brush, wash, cut, dry, nail clip – as well as ear and eye cleanings and luxurious extras like aromatherapy, a deoderizing treatment, and a teeth-cleaning treat.
Locate a groomer in your area for more details on pricing and availability; prices start at $45.
In one the country’s most pet-friendly cities, it’s no surprise that mobile dog grooming is a dime a dozen. Metro Mutts stands out from the crowd, relying on word of mouth to promote its services – no websites allowed! Owner and groomer Jason receives high praise for his ease and tenderness with anxious or elderly pets as well as skillfully wrangling high-energy pups. Metro Mutts grooms both cats and dogs in its Mystery Machine-like van, with a back-to-basics approach – no fancy pet spas here, just a high-quality wash, dry, cut and clip.
To get an estimate, contact Jason and Metro Mutts at (206) 257-2179.