Mobile Pet Grooming 101 and National Franchises to Consider

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Mobile Pet Grooming is an easy way to provide care directly to your pet!

Pet owners with busy schedules don’t always have enough time to take their four-legged friends to the groomer. However, when Fido and Felix need grooming services, a mobile groomer is a perfect, stress-free alternative to a full day at the grooming salon.

Mobile pet grooming has grown in popularity over the past couple of years and dog grooming businesses have sprung up all over the United States, most offering all of your basic cat and dog grooming services like cutting nails, cutting clippers, washing and drying. Some mobile dog groomers go a step further and provide style for pets with more sophisticated fur grooming needs. If you usually take your pet to the local pet store or pet salon for their monthly trimmings, here’s everything you need to know about mobile pet grooming to see if it’s right for you. and your furry friends.

What is Mobile Pet Grooming?

While the pet grooming process dates back to around 1500 to 1600 AD, when curly-coated retrievers were groomed by their owners, it was primarily for function, not fashion. The French began to heal themselves in the 1800s and John Meyrick published House dogs and sports dogs in 1861, covering the need to groom your dog for overall health.

Professional grooming began in the United States in the 1960s with an emphasis on the general well-being of pets, while making them look good at the same time. Until recently, pet owners had no choice but to physically visit a professional groomer or veterinarian for specific services.

Starting in the late 1990s, mobile pet grooming services began to grow in popularity, with independent groomer franchises jumping on the trend. These days, the pet grooming business has grown to the point where groomers are opening their own mobile grooming businesses, and they’re not hard to find. Many of them offer one-on-one attention for your pet, either in a mobile grooming van or mobile grooming trailer.

Why use a mobile groomer?

dog is groomed by a mobile groomer

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Mobile dog or cat grooming is not only perfect for busy pet owners, but it’s a better grooming experience for pets with special needs. Older dogs and cats may not like the experience of going to a pet store or salon; it can be filled with loud noises and other pets, causing a lot of unwanted stress. A mobile groomer eliminates many of these outside anxieties and is able to meet all of your pet’s needs faster and more efficiently.

A typical dog groomer will provide the following services:

  • Grooming assessment
  • Nail trimming
  • Brushing
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Clean eyes and ears
  • Rinse
  • Fur trim
  • Cutting the paw pads
  • brushing
  • Sanitary trim
  • expressing gland

Some groomers even have a signature scent they spray your dog with at the very end, and all the good boys (and girls!) can get a treat if their parents say it’s okay.

Mobile cat groomers benefit owners in many of the same ways and provide the following services:

  • Grooming assessment
  • Nail clipper
  • Paw pad trim
  • Sanitary trim
  • Removing knots and debris
  • Shampoo
  • Rinses
  • Blow dry
  • Eye and ear cleaning
  • coat brushing

If this is your pet’s first time, your groomer should be able to answer any questions you may have. The cost varies greatly depending on your area and the services you need, so be sure to research reliable groomers in your area.

National groomer franchises

Pomeranian gets a haircut

While many mobile dog groomers own their own businesses, some have chosen to buy franchises to help grow and expand in areas of the country. Some popular grooming franchises in the United States that you might be interested in are:

While these are by no means all the dog and cat grooming franchises out there, they are a good representation of the amount of options available. To find a mobile groomer near you, you can search social media or check out the National Association of Dog Groomers of America website for a varied list of options.

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