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the Price of Dog Grooming at a Chain Pet Store

Age of Dog 
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$ 95
May 2008
Walpole MA
Basic grooming with lots of add-ons  more... close row
$ 7
Dec 2007
Kansas City, Mo
Blowing dogs fur instead of brushing  more... close row

Description of service

I have two large and very hairy dogs of the arctic type breed that shed very heavily. The brushing process is very tiring to me as well as to them. In shopping around for grooming options, I have found that brushing services run about $17.00 an hour. At this price I didn't get it done as often as I should have. I just ran the vacuum more often. Purely by accident, I found out that one of the major pet store chains uses a process that employs a high velocity blower to remove probably 90 percent of the loose hair and undercoat, leaving very little brushing for them to do.And they do this in 15 minutes for $5.00.

Review of Service

This is one of the best things I've stumbled across in a long time. It saves a lot of strain on my back, and gets it over quickly for the dogs too. However, the dogs are not crazy about the noise of the dryer. Some dogs might get extremely fractious during the process.


If this is something that you would like to start with your dog, I would recommend that you start acclimating him to the sound and feel of the blower at home, by using your hair dryer on an air only setting.

$ 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