Fluffy and Boomer are your best friends, so keep them looking fresh and clean all summer long. The groomers on this list were chosen because of affordability, customer satisfaction and availability of services, so wherever you live, you’re sure to find a quality groomer close to your vicinity.
Walker’s Pet HoTail
4603 William Penn Highway
Murrysville, PA 15668
A groomer that offers doggie daycare, overnight boarding and salon services? It sounds too good to be true. Fortuitously for you, such a place does exist, conveniently located on Route 22 (William Penn Highway) right in the heart of Murrysville. Whether you need a full groom, just a shampoo or if your pup is in dire need of a nail polish change (seriously), Walker’s has you covered. This poochie paradise also hosts puppy parties, training classes and veterinary services, plus a full retail section that’s chock-full of dog necessities, medications and accessories.
Pawsitively Purrfect Mobile Pet Spa
A brilliant concept — Jessica will bring her fully equipped van to your home or work and groom your animal in a safe, clean and stress-free environment. Whether you have a large dog, two small guys, a kitty or even a ferret, Pawsitively Purrfect can accommodate your needs. Visit the groomer’s Facebook page and see some photos of the happy customers, or email the business for availability and a quote. Pawsitively Purrfect also has an extensive service area and will likely travel within most of Pittsburgh’s boundaries. Make sure to communicate your desired location in your query.
Diamond in the Ruff
155 S. 18th St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Five-star reviews never tell tales. Diamond in the Ruff is one of Pittsburgh’s most preeminent animal salons. Offering a staggering array of pet services (ever heard of a blueberry facial scrub?), Diamond in the Ruff has a friendly staff, years of combined expertise and, best of all, a tender heart for any four-legged friend who walks through its door. Note that the salon is only open for appointments Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, so plan your visit accordingly.
Precious Paws Pet Salon
382 Carol Ave.
Bridgeville, PA 15017
With two convenient locations, full spa services, specialty items for sale and tons of love from the get-go, you and your fluffy friend will be positively pleased that you chose this excellent groomer for all of your pet care needs. Your little darling even gets his or own adorable accessory upon completion of a successful groom. Precious Paws is also always looking for qualified employees, so if pet grooming is your passion, submit your application today.
Woody’s Dog Wash and Boutique
5843 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
One of Pittsburgh’s only, and the first in the area, Woody’s Dog Wash is an on-demand, self-service dog wash. The best way to save some cash and hassle is by taking your pup pal to a DIY dog wash, while knowledgeable and friendly staff looks on (and is on-hand to offer a nail clip or any other service you can’t do yourself). Best of all, you are welcome to bring your own doggie products, or use Woody’s extensive line of doggie-care items. On Thursdays, Woody’s offers a two-for-$25 special on baths for any size dog, so be sure to stop in that day if you have more that one playful pal.
Nikki Tiani-Moroney is a full time mum of two boys, wife of a professional poker player/photographer/amateur pencil-sharpening competitor and writer from Pittsburgh, PA. When she isn’t studiously neglecting her housework in favor of a good book, she’s out simultaneously fighting crime and picking up sidewalk litter while savoring an occasional cigarette. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.