How Much Does Dog Grooming Cost?

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Subject: Dog grooming

I have a Shih Tzu and she is badly matted, and needs insane grooming, I need to know how much would it cost to do so

Claudia Barley

Subject: Dog Grooming

A badly matted Shih Tzu will need to be shaved to the skin. I had a Maltese and now own a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Both require regular professional grooming every 4 weeks and I did not keep either of them in a show ring cut. I have a particular groomer that I have used at Petsmart for ten years whom I love. I would not, otherwise, recommend Petsmart grooming without doing due diligence on your groomer. My dog gets a full treatment including nail grinding instead of clipping and I pay $52 plus I tip my groomer $10. At Christmas I give her a Christmas gift equal to an extra grooming session.


Subject: Dog Grooming

A Badly matted dog will be shaved down for their own comfort. Most groomers will not torture a dog the owner let get into bad shape. Normally a dog that size is usually $10 extra cost for a shave down, because you have to be very careful not to cut the dogs' skin with the scissors or clippers. Cost is based mostly on time.

Bern Let Lori freshen your pet's coat for summer. Useice S

Subject: Pet groomer in Amarillo

On another site, in 2007, someone panned Shaggy Waggles, and the negative comments are still up. 2007! That says something right there. An ex-boyfriend throwing brickbats with his pen? My precious cocker spaniels look so cute after Lori Kimmins' careful and caring cut and bath. Unlike some groomers, pet owners are welcome to sit and watch. On behalf of my pups, Lori, thanks a ton.

donna kelley

Subject: shots/toenail clip

I have an 8 month pit. She is so pretty. But she had only had her parvo shots. About how much would a toenail trim and shots be.


Subject: Toe nail trimming without shots

Most pet store groomers will not even cut nails without a rabies vacine. I believe that goes for most Vets too but that would depend on the vet.
The first round of shots and exam is around 100+ But there are lots of pet stores that hold clinics for vaccines for even cheaper, so I would suggest to at least get the necessary vaccines and rabies is at the top of the list. Good luck

Carrie Shuck

Subject: Dog grooming

I have a 1 yr old German Shephard she weighs approximately 75 lbs. Want to get her groomed. I'm unable to bathe her right now due to having surgery. We live in lagrange ky. Any advice would be greatly appreciate it.

Dylan Brunson

Subject: Groomers

Hey how much would it cost for my dogs to be de-fleaed? I have two small dogs, one is about 20-25 pounds, she is about a foot tall when on all four legs. And I have another dog that is about 5-10 pounds and he is a little under a foot tall on all four legs. They need to be groomed and their nails done. And desperately need to be de-fleaed, I have tried pretty much every flea shampoo and used flea collars and even used that powder stuff that u sprinkle on their back. I have bombed my home with flea poison from the pet store and have bombed my yard, yet they still come back. I need a price, my spending limit is 50-60 dollars.

Judi Davis

Subject: Fleas

I live in Florida and have a Shih-Tzu/Bichon mix and use Trifexis. It's a little on the pricey side, but it works!

Claudia Barley

Subject: Groomers

You will need to take your dogs to the vet and plan on leaving them there for the entire day. While there hire a professional exterminating company to spray the interior and exterior of your home. Repeat the process in a week. The vet will give you prescription strength monthly flea, heart worm, and other parasite medication.

Cassandra Lopez

Subject: Dawn Dish Soap

Dawn Dish Soap kills fleas you just have to let it sit on them for 10 minutes then rinse. It only kills what is on them but it's alot safer and cheaper than dipping the dog which can cause seizures or burns if done wrong. And with that being said I wouldn't do it everyday being as it can dry out the skin. But the same can be said about any dog shampoo it's not recommended for daily use. After bathing them in dawn I would use an oatmeal shampoo afterward. It helps to relieve some of the itches and discomfort. And oatmeal is recommended for dogs with allergies and skin problems. Hope this helps :)


Subject: De-flea

If you have never heard about diatomaceous earth, Google it. I have been using it for about 5 years, my plants have never been healthier and I have no bugs, without any chemicals just, diatomaceous earth ( food grade), it can even be used on birds and to treat your dog for worms. Just make sure you reseach it and get a good food grade, it's well worth your time. FYI diatomaceous earth is vary lite, so a pound is about a 5lb bag of sugar.

Furrever Friends Pet Boutique & Grooming Salon

Subject: De-Flea

I would recommend placing cedar chips in your yard and around the exterior of your house, fleas are repelled by the cedar smell. Also, a great "Shampoo" for ridding your pet of fleas is Dawn (Blue), lather them up and leave it on for a few min before rinsing. We usually do a dawn bath (2 if infested) and then a flea shampoo bath afterwards just in case. As for bombing, we use the Raid Fogger in our shop if we had a dog with fleas just press it and walk out. Be sure to wipe down any surfaces that you or your pet may come in contact with afterwards though just in case your pups have sensitive skin. not sure where you are located but we would be glad to take care of your pups for you if you still need the assistance.

Ginger Carter

Subject: defleaing

I dont believe in dipping dogs for fleas. None of them kill all the fleas and there's no residual . I like to use advantage. If you have a dog thats loaded and need a quick fix then I use star cap. Lots of the dips will make a dog sick.


Subject: Puppy's first groom

Grooming is an important part of a dogs life.
Pets learn that this is normal to have a bath, toenails trimmed, etc.
Pets become aclamated to all the sounds and often enjoy the warm bath. I recommend grooming after the first set of shots .

Tanzy weaver

Subject: bonnie,lhasopoo

Bonnie is my 8 week old lhasopoo.she's two Pds.when should I begin grooming?and how much should it cost? Sincerely,Tanzy


Subject: Reply to your question about Bonnie (Lhasapoo)

Hi, Tanzy
I am a professional groomer listed on Angie's List. I would like to help you in answering your questions and concerns about your puppy. The answers to your q's are as follows:
"When should I begin grooming?" - you should book a first grooming appt. for your puppy generally around 3-4 months of first getting your puppy ( sooner if he.she is getting matted or smell not -so-flowery)...this appt. is VERY CRUCIAL to the future for both attitude and mindset ; based solely on your pup's first real grooming experience; and so can "make or break" his/her future attitude towards grooming in general! For this reason, please do NOT choose a "novice" or inexperienced groomer the first time ... it is a good idea to first call around to a few local groomers; and ask them how they personally handle puppies and their first grooming.. I also strongly recommend a mobile groomer; if at all possible; as it is FAR less stress on them as well...
In addition, I would opt for a more/most experienced "master" groomer ( like myself ); that has had enough experience to provide more patience and allow for enough time to make a nice, decent grooming result for your precious puppy ! Please DO NOT go for $$ alone; but go for gentility and experience; at least the first time around... it will save you much heartache in the near future..!! best , Joni "Classy Lassies" Mobile Grooming (07882)

.."and how much should it cost?"
It depends.. expect to pay from $40- $80 for a groom - higher end $$ is for a qualified , experienced mobile groomer

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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had

I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.

I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.

That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.