Are you a dog owner in Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Portsmouth, Keene, or another city in New Hampshire?
Do you need a suitable dog groomer for your pooch?
Continue reading to learn about 15 top dog groomers in New Hampshire.
Tiffany Perron is the owner of Grooming at Tiffany’s and a certified groomer, having graduated from Dapper Dawg Grooming School in Stoneham, MA. She also has studied animal care at North Shore Community College. Her goal is to provide stress free grooming in a cage free environment that will make your pup feel loved and ready to come back! She uses natural products and provides one on one attention. The full groom at this establishment includes a bath, brush, tear free blueberry facial, blow dry, nail trim, ear clean, sanitary trim, foot pad trim, haircut, anal gland expression if required, and a bandana or bow. Prices vary depending on the size, breed, and condition of your dog. Puppy’s first groom costs only $30. Services such as a nail trim ($12), teeth brushing ($7), ear cleaning ($5) and anal gland expression ($10) are individually available. There is a 10% discount for military personnel with an ID. Tiffany’s is located at 127 Rockingham Road, Derry, NH, on Route 28 at the Hillside Plaza. Call 603-432-8000 to schedule an appointment. Further contact information can be found at http://groomingatiffanys.com/Contact_Us.html.
In business since 2006, the owner of Hollywood Hounds, Jennifer Turner, has over 15 years grooming experience and over 20 years of animal care experience. She graduated from Designer Pet Grooming School with high honors. Hollywood Hounds provides a safe, clean facility for your pup’s spa day, and uses natural, hypoallergenic, veterinary recommended products. Jennifer provides grooming services to all dog breeds including geriatric or anxious pups, and pets with special skin conditions, skin irritations and needs. Services available include hand scissoring and stripping, “Clipper Vac” work, flea and tick removal, deskunking, hydrosurge bathing, nail trimming and custom cuts. They are located at 250 Wallace Road, Bedford, NH, just off route 101, next to the Walgreens. Call 603-472-7387 to book an appointment. Prices vary depending on coat type, medical or skin conditions your pet may have that require specialized products or handling, size, and type of cut. Contact information is available at http://www.hollywoodhoundsnh.com/WhereRWe.html.
Holly Williams loves dogs, and her history involves showing dogs professionally, including whelping puppies, grooming, show training, and assisting at dog shows. When she decided to go into grooming full time again, she attended Gail Fishers’s All Dogs Academy School for Professional Dog Grooming. The full groom includes a bath with a high quality shampoo and soothing massage, conditioner, fluff dry with a high velocity dryer, or if your pup is uncomfortable with this, a slower dryer or crate dry, brush out, ear clean, nail trim, sanitary trim, paw and foot trim, breed specific or requested haircut, and if requested anal gland expression. The salon also provides a “shed-less” treatment with a special shampoo, oatmeal bath, hypoallergenic bath, medicated bath, moisturizing treatment, hot oil treatment, flea and tick treatment, teeth brushing, blueberry facials, and dematting and undercoat removal. Prices vary depending on the coat condition and breed of dog so call for a pricing estimate, an exact price will be given when your dog presents at the groomer. They are located at 6 Chase Street, Kingston, NH. Contact information can be found at https://www.morningstargrooming.com/contact. Call to book an appointment.
Owned and operated by Laura Carignan, Ruff to Fluff is located a 1238 Hooksett Street, Hookset, New Hampshire. Laura has been in operation since 2004 with over 12 years of grooming experience. Contact information can be found at http://www.rufftofluff.com/contact.html. Call Ruff to Fluff to book an appointment and get an estimate on pricing which varies depending on your dog’s breed, size, and coat condition. A standard full groom includes bath, brush, blow dry, nail trim, ear clean, sanitary trim, hair between paw pads trimmed, haircut if required, and anal gland expression if required. She also provides a “puppy’s first groom” and a “quick fix” for a reduced rate.
Owned by Lynn Travers, who oversees all the talented staff at Lynmar Kennels, Artistic Grooming, they specialize in scissoring for Standard Poodles and Kerry Blue Terriers, but love all dogs and provide grooming services to all breeds. Lynn has over 35 years showing, breeding, and grooming all breeds of dogs. Grooming includes 15 minutes of brushing, luxury shampoo bath, blow dry, nails, ears, and scissor trim, specific to your dog’s type. Grooming fees start at $60 for small dogs and go up to $105 for large dogs. Teeth brushing, nail grinding, nail polish, emptying glands, and mediated treatments can be provided for an additional cost of $5 each. They can also provide BIOSPOT flea and tick preventative for $15 with regular grooming services. Hand stripping and dematting starts at $45 per hour and goes up depending on the size of the dog. Deskunking starts at $15. They are located at 23 Proctor Hill Road in Brookline, New Hampshire. Call 603-673-0088 to book an appointment.
“Where dirty dogs are done dirt cheap”. Your dog will be a fan of Dirty Dogs with Muddy Paws, which focuses on individual attention and happy dogs. The founder, owner, and operator of Dirty Dogs with Muddy Paws is Sherry Benson, who was trained and certified at New England School of Canine Cosmetology. She started grooming in a large pet store chain where she discovered how she did NOT want to provide grooming services. Instead, she opened Dirty Dogs, which provides one-on- one service to her canine clients. No other dogs are booked during your pup’s time slot, and your dog has the run of the studio unless you request a crate environment. There are large windows with natural light, no bright artificial lights, noise, or other dogs or people to startle or upset you pooch so the environment is calm and relaxing. This groomer caters to all sizes, breeds, and ages of dogs. Call for details on pricing or to book an appointment. Contact information can be found at http://www.dirtydogswithmuddypaws.com/contact.html. The facility is located at 12 Rochambeau Street in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Clean Paws Grooming has a team of trained, experienced groomers, that regularly attend seminars so they can provide your furry friend with the best care and service. They provide service to all breeds, and prices vary for a full groom depending on the size and type of dog. Call them for a quote and to book an appointment, or use their contact page at http://www.cleanpawsgrooming.com/contact-us.html. A full grooming includes cut, wash, fluff dry, ears and nails. Individual services such as eye or face trim, ear cleaning, nail trim and blueberry facials are also available. You will find them located at 12 Railroad Avenue, West Lebanon, New Hampshire.
This AKA certified S.A.F.E. salon has certified groomers and was established by Melissa Kennedy, who has a dog showing background, in 2014. They offer standard grooming with bath, brush, and cut to all breeds. Premium shampoos and conditioners are used, and temporary or permanent coloring and dyes are also available. You can even accessorize with nail polish, body bling, faux earrings, and temporary tattoos for a little more glitz and glam. All products are non-toxic, and hypo allergenic products are available on request. They are located at 5 Hampshire Street, Site 2 in Salem, New Hampshire. Prices for service vary depending on the breed of dog. Be sure to fill out their release form available online at https://www.melissak9design.com/pet-release-form. Contact information can be found at https://www.melissak9design.com/contact.
Hudson Groomery was opened in June 2014 by Cashel who has been a professional groomer for over 15 years. Her family owned Aandora Kennels in Chelmsford, MA, for 20 years, and Cashel showed Doberman Pinschers in AKC breed competitions and junior showmanship at the Westminster Dog Club. She is also CPR and Pet Tech certified. Hudson Groomery provides full grooming services to all breeds and prices vary depending on size and coat condition. Call 603-880-4100 for an estimate. While waiting for you to pick up your pampered pooch, your pup will lounge in a spacious cabana. They also provide a self-service dog wash, no appointment necessary, for $15, with additional services such as nail trims, gland expression, and paw trims provided for an additional fee. They are located just off exit 1 at 15 Spit Brook Road in Nashua, New Hampshire. On-line booing is available at https://hudsongroomery.myonlineappointment.com/booking/?sid=0&guid=5d2de1a2-98b5-4534-8f8b-befe834fd9ae.
Downtown Dog Grooming is located at 10 Third Street, Downtown Dover, New Hampshire, in a renovated historical space that is designed to provide a calm, safe environment for your pup to get some pampering. The proprietor, Diandra Dutan is a certified pet stylist and a certified veterinarian assistant. She has 12 years of grooming experience and strives to provide quality, personalized service to her puppy patrons. Grooming services are provided to all breeds and products are high quality and made with natural ingredients. They offer full grooming, bath and brush, touch ups, and puppy grooming with additional services such as flea and tick treatment, de-skunking, nail grinding and teeth brushing. All canine clients must have their Rabies vaccine to receive grooming services and Bordetella vaccination is recommended. Contact them at http://ddgdover.com/contact/ for detailed pricing.
Pawtopia is owned and operate by Sarah Comeau and Deanna Neal. Combined they have over 20 years of experience grooming dogs. Their motto is quality over quantity and they strive to provide a positive experience for their clients. They provide a full-service grooming salon where all breeds and types of dogs are welcome. Shampoos and conditioner, designed to improve skin and coat condition, double washes, blueberry facials, nail clipping, ear cleaning, and hand drying are part of their grooming practices. Canine clients should bring proof of a rabies vaccine to their first appointment. Prices vary depending on the breed, coat condition and behavior of your pup. Call to book an appointment and get a quote for grooming at 603-227-6140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They are located at 244 Sheep Davis Road in Concord, New Hampshire.
Pawsensitve is owned by Sandy McCleary who is also a groomer at the shop. Sandy has over 25 years of experience grooming dogs, and a certificate in Animal Health, she is also a Level 2 Reiki practitioner. She is a member of the National Dog Groomers Association of America, New England Pet Grooming Professionals, National Association of Canine Scent Work and Picataugua Obedience Club. They provide grooming to all breeds and ages of furry friends, from puppy’s to seniors, and everything in between. Grooming products with natural ingredients are used that are formulated for pet’s with allergies and sensitive skin. Appointments can be booked online at http://www.pawsitiveimage.com/grooming/make-an-appointment/. Call for pricing, as cost varies with each pet, their phone number is 603-750-7297. They are located at 550 Rollins Road, Rollinsford, New Hampshire.
Your Pet’s Peeve was originally founded back in 1989. The current owner, Jen, attended the Mass School of Pet Grooming in Medford, MA, and was a former employee of the salon before purchasing the business in 2007. They provide grooming services to all breeds and breed specific cuts, use products for allergy and sensitive skinned dogs, and include indulgent facials in their services. Their full groom service includes clipping and filing your dog’s nails, expressing anal glands, and plucking and cleaning ears. They provide shaving and dematting, undercoat removal, de-shedding, sanitary clips, de-skunking, and de-flea treatments. Located at 99 1/2 Albany Street, Portsmouth, you can book an appointment online at https://www.yourpetspeeve.net/pet-services. Contact them for more information on pricing and services at https://www.yourpetspeeve.net/contact-us.
With 6 years of professional grooming experience, and over 15 years in the pet industry, owner and operator Jennifer Schaitman puts her heart into every pet that comes thru her door. She completed grooming school at Silver Clippers and opened her own salon to fulfil her dream of providing one on one service to her puppy patrons. Services provided include baths, full grooming, and a la carte services. Full grooms include bath, nail trim, ear cleaning, facial, glands, and a haircut. A la carte services include Pawdicures, tooth brushing, ear cleaning, skin relief, and any special requests. They are located at 655 Portsmouth Avenue, Unit 5, in Greenland, New Hampshire. Contact them to book an appointment, and for information on pricing at http://pawsitivegroomingnh.com/contact-us.html.
Furry Affair is located at 248 Sheep Davis Road in Concord, New Hampshire. It’s founder Jennifer Batchelder has been grooming furry friends since 1998 and started ownership of A Furry Affair in 2001. She is a member of the International Professional Groomers Association and a Certified Salon Professional. Her approach to grooming is holistic, and all breeds are welcome. A full groom includes, a bath with two shampoos, blueberry facial, hand dry and blowout for shedding pups, ear cleaning, nail trim and buffing as needed, gland expression as needed, final brush out and haircut of choice. Contact them for detailed pricing at https://afurryaffair.myonlineappointment.com/Contact and book appointments online at https://afurryaffair.myonlineappointment.com/Booking/?sid=0&guid=4c81b59f-c9fd-4949-a487-d64c764f6f15. They offer discounts for multiple booking packages, first groom and referrals.
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Laurie Haggart is a freelance writer living on a farm west of Edmonton, Alberta. She has previously worked as a veterinary assistant and currently writes pet-based web content. She enjoys rural life with her husband, grown children, dogs, cats, horses, beef cattle and one geriatric bunny rabbit!