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Grooming the family’s favorite four-legged friend is sometimes best left to a professional. Cleaning rambunctious Fido or Fluffy’s long coat or sharp teeth can prove a challenge for even the most loving of pet owners. San Francisco businesses offer a wide range of pet grooming services, and can accommodate everything from a simple nail trim to a full blown in-home spa day. Here is a list of five of the best pet groomers in San Francisco.
Shear Pets is a mobile business that provides pet grooming services in the comfort of a pet’s own home. A full menu of spa treatments is available for both dogs and cats. Shear Pets is perfect for the more pampered furry friends and offers everything from scented baths and background music to paw pad and full-body massage. Prices vary depending on age, size and temperament of pet.
98 Bennington St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Open since 2005, Kosita’s Pet Grooming provides services for both dogs and cats. The business is open Tuesday through Saturday. Available services include bathing, nail and hair trimming. Teeth cleaning is not offered. Kosita’s goes above and beyond to cater to shy pets and those with special bathing needs.
1540 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
This cozy, independent business is owned and operated by Katherine Leung. Leung is well known for excellent customer service and always strives to accommodate clients with tight schedule or last-minute appointments. Pet Grooming Headquarters is adept at making more timid dogs comfortable with the grooming process. The business only accepts cash or check payments.
5050 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94118
Inner Richmond’s Top Dog offers a full range of professional grooming services. Clients can choose from the basic or deluxe grooming packages, or from an a la carte list of services such as teeth brushing or a flea dip. While Fido is getting the spa treatment, make sure to check out Top Dog’s selection of high-quality treats, natural foods and bathing products. Clean doggies leave smelling sweet and wearing a happy kerchief collar.
1734 Church St.
San Francisco, CA 94131
With two locations, one in Noe Valley and one in the North Bay, K9 Scrub Club offers basic self-serve, as well as pay-for-service doggy bathing. Other services are available and include nail trimming, bluing and skunk and de-shedding treatments. Both locations also have a dog-centric marketplace full of treats, toys, leashes and bedding. Local delivery is available for product purchases.