Family & Pets

Best Pet Groomers in the D.C. Area

August 8, 2014 8:00 AM

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Your furry four-legged friends are like family, and these groomers will treat them well and have their coats looking sparkly clean.

Wagtime
1232 9th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 789-0870
www.wagtimedc.com

Humans, get your canine companions ready for a high-end spa experience. The Wagtime Pet Spa & Boutique’s state-of-the-art facilities are likened to that of a pet resort. Its professional grooming and styling services include all-breed specialty cuts, puppy cuts and shave-downs. Wagtime also offers quick as well as regular baths, skin care treatments and coat conditioning using sulfate-free grooming products, shampoos and conditioners which all encourage healthy skin and a shiny coat. For those clients who request it, Wagtime can also use hypoallergenic, medicated and oatmeal-based products.

Bark ‘N’ Bean
130 Hillsmere Drive
Annapolis, MD 21403
(410) 268-7387
www.barknbean.com

Bark ‘N’ Bean is a dog wash and groomer that offers its human patrons a tasty coffee bar. The bar serves a complete line of hot and cold coffees, espresso and smoothies. It even offers pastries and lunch snacks (for humans) that you can carry out or consume right there on the spot. Regarding its grooming services, Bark ‘N’ Bean provides basic trims up to full haircuts, which are usually performed within a two-hour window. To reduce the animals’ stress, pups receive the full attention of the grooming staff.

Bonnie’s Dog & Cat Grooming
1364 E St. S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 548-0044
www.bonniesdogandcatgrooming.com

This pet grooming operation is headed up by a woman who is truly in love with her craft. Bonnie’s Dog & Cat Grooming has come to be known for its gentle touch that can calm even the most anxious of pets. Grooming services include hand scissoring, nail trimming, ear cleaning and fluff drying. Walk-ins are accepted when possible, however appointments are recommended. Bonnie’s passion for pets is best expressed by this quote from her website: “To the wonderful dogs and cats who have passed through those doors, and have patiently waited for me to learn their language, so I could listen to them. And to my own dogs, who have kept my company on this journey, and taught me that language.”

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Doggy Style
1825 18th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 667-0595
www.doggystylebakery.com

Doggy Style offers its furry clientele high-quality foods and handmade treats that are made from all-natural human-grade ingredients. This pet bakery, boutique and spa even offers freshly made doggy birthday cakes. All foods contain no by-products and are made using organic, free-range, hormone and pesticide-free meats and vegetables. Its pet spa grooming services use all-natural chemical-free products. Prior to your pet’s grooming appointment, Doggy Style allows them to have a “socialization visit” where they can occupy the grooming area for about 10-15 minutes to become familiar with the surroundings. The idea is to give dogs a positive first visit to make their second one less stressful.

Woofie’s Mobile Pet Spa
(571) 426-6503
www.woofies.com

Established in 2004, Woofie’s is a mobile pet spa that operates three vans that run seven days a week and service the Ashburn, Lansdowne, Sterling, Leesbug, Aldie and South Riding areas. The company’s self-contained mobile spa is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and offers a range of packaged pet grooming services that include a hydro-massage bath with towel and hand-fluff drying, blueberry facials, full body cuts (according to breed), light trimming, nail trimming, ear cleaning and even breath sprays. It’s a one-stop-pet-grooming-shop on wheels.

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Kevin Don Porter is the author of OVER THE EDGE and MISSING—two mysteries available on Amazon.com. Visit his website at www.kevindonporter.com..

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