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the Price of Dog Grooming at a Chain Pet Store

Age of Dog 
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$ 7
Dec 2007
Kansas City, Mo
Blowing dogs fur instead of brushing  more... close row
$ 95
May 2008
Walpole MA
Basic grooming with lots of add-ons  more... close row
$ 50
Jan 2008
Carmel, Indiana
Shitzu Mix
Rambunctious dog gets bath and grooming  more... close row
$ 45
Apr 2008
Sequim, Washington
Great Pyrennes
Groomers seemed intimidated by very large dog  more... close row
$ 25
Mar 2007
sacramento, ca
Boston Terrier
Clean dog smells great  more... close row
$ 55
Mar 2008
Brighton, Michigan
standard poodle
Shampoo and cut for a standard poodle  more... close row
$ 42
Feb 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Expensive and less than perfect haircut for dog  more... close row
$ 50
Apr 2008
Sequim, Washington
Yellow Lab
Appointment ignored and dog scared  more... close row

Description of service

Went to a chain pet store and made an appointment to have my yellow lab groomed. I made the appointment for the following week in the morning. Cost quoted was $50.00. This would include bathing, clipping (very little) combing, anal sacs drained and toenails clipped. The time, they said would take about an hour. As I live far away, I said I would return in one hour.

Review of Service

I was very disappointed in the service. I returned a little over an hour later. My dog was still in the crate and they had not even started. I asked why and they said they had gotten some walk ins. I explained that I had made my appointment in advance and felt that my dog should have gone ahead of the walk ins. So I left for an hour and came back. This time my dog was in the crate but they had finished. When I got him out of the crate, he was scared. I looked at his nails and it was obvious they had cut his nails to the quick. He had bled some. He was clean, but very scared.


When making an appointment with a groomer, find out how long the groomers have been doing this. Make sure they are comfortable with large dogs and understand them. Also, if you do encounter problems, make sure the manager of the store is aware of this and contact the main office if it is a chain.

$ 60
Feb 2008
Centennial, CO
Border Collie
Didn't follow directions and didn't offer discount  more... close row
$ 42
Feb 2008
Columbus, OH
Labrador Retriever
Full service grooming package  more... close row