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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

Description of service

We took our 8 year old Samoyed to a local pet chain's grooming service when our regular groomer was on vacation. We paid $60 for a basic grooming which consisted of a bath, blow/fan dry while in a crate and a brush out. The $60 also included trimming her nails, expressing her anal glands, and cleaning her ears. We paid an extra $10 for teeth cleaning, $5 for conditioner, and $20 for a tip for the groomer. We asked the groomer to give Krissy a close cut in the "bikini area" to keep her clean in the summer which the groomer did but did not charge extra for this service. The $60 is one of the higher base prices for a full groom at this particular chain however a Samoyed is a large dog with a full double coat of thick white hair, especially the spayed females such as Krissy. The basic services for smaller and shorter hair breeds started at $30.

Review of Service

I don't think the groomer we had was very experienced and we were glad Krissy was there for just a touch-up cleaning between appointments with her regular groomer and not a cut. The shampoo they use is very strong and cheap smelling, and it took forever to get the smell out of Krissy's long hair. It was also very annoying that the groomer kept trying to upsell additional grooming products (special shampoos, flea products, conditioners) and services, so much so that I wondered if they worked on commission for these sales. Despite these reservations we would use them again in an emergency because Krissy did come home clean and happy.


If I were to make an appointment with this pet store chain again I would ask for an appointment with the most senior groomer as our groomer, and several others, gave the impression of being recent trainees.

$ 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
$ 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