18 Sandscreen Road
Avon, CT 06001
Treat your pooch to a day at the spa. The staff at Doggy Do’s will give your dog one-on-one attention with a fresh new smell to head home with. Natures Specialities are the natural products used on customers. This family-owned business knows how much you care about your dogs and aims to complete services within three hours to prevent dogs from having to be left there all day. Services offered include a basic bath and brush, teeth brushing, nail filing and even painting your dog’s nails. If you’d like to give the royal treatment, consider the full service option with two shampoos, conditioner, blow dry, de-shedding, nail trimming, ear cleaning and making your pooch’s breath smell fresh.
For Your Paws Only
477 S. Broad St.
Meriden, CT 06450
After grooming dogs since 1984, the owner of For Your Paws Only decided to open her own business in 2000. Services available range from grooming to teeth to ears and nails. The full list of services includes bathing and spa, drying, brushing, combing, clipping, shaving, pedicures, nail clipping, teeth brushing, ear cleaning and ear hair stripping. For Your Paws Only also has special flea and tick treatments. Your dog will be going home with the fresh scent of perfume or cologne. They will also be dressed to impress with a bandana or collar cover.
Horses & Hounds
15 Mill Pond Drive
Granby, CT 06035
Horses & Hounds is a local favorite in Hartford County and even crossing into the Massachusetts border. Its services and products attract many customers. Horses & Hounds sells animal and pet food and supplies inside of its store. A benefit of Horses & Hounds is daily walk-ins for nail trimming. Grooming services are available for dogs and cats by expert Laura Maxson by appointment Wednesdays through Sundays. This spot also has a self-serve professional tub that is waist high with warm blowers. Horses & Hounds is a one-stop shop for pet owners looking to get their supplies and wash their feline and canine friends. You use the equipment and employees will clean up the mess you leave behind. The price is affordable at $1 per minute.
Dirty Hairy Mobile Pet Grooming
Don’t worry about getting your dog to travel to a groomer when you can have the groomer drive to you. Dirty Hairy Mobile Pet Grooming services dogs and cats in the New London, Old Lyme, East Lyme, Waterford and Niantic areas. Look for the white van that is equipped with a tub, super sudser shampoo system and heat or air conditioning to accommodate the weather. The groomer uses only organic materials on your best pal. The van uses a water tank and generator to ensure clean water for each wash. Services include clipping nails, cleaning and plucking ears, shampoo, conditioner, blow dry and de-shed treatments. Extra large dog breeds cannot be accommodated such as Great Danes and St. Bernards.
210 Leavenworth Road
Shelton, CT 06484
It’s only the best for the members of your family. Doggie Styles takes pride in staffing only certified graduates from Connecticut’s groomer schools. Doggie Styles was voted the best groomer from the Fairfield Weekly and on the Shelton Patch. Its flexible hours Mondays through Saturdays makes it easy to work around your schedule. Visit the website for printable coupons.
Kimberly Ord is a freelance writer and lifetime resident of Connecticut. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.