Mobile Grooming

What is mobile grooming?

It is professional grooming self-contained in a custom 12 foot trailer that arrives at your door to take care of your pet’s grooming needs.  Mobile pet grooming is preferred by most of today’s busy pet owners.  The convenience for you and the exclusive attention for your pet make it desirable to use a mobile dog grooming service.  The inverter furnishes electricity to the dryer, table, clippers, A/C, vacuum, lights and more!  A hot water heater ensures the perfect bath temperature and a therapeutic bathing system cleans and soothes your pet.

 

Do you need to use my electricity or hose?

Nope!  Our trailer is fully equipped with an inverter for electricity and a 30 gallon fresh water reservoir.  A separate 30 gallon tank holds our dirty (but entirely biodegradable) soapy water.

But isn’t mobile grooming expensive?

You will pay more for mobile grooming, but not much.  On average it will only cost you an additional $10 or $20 and the benefits far outweigh the additional cost…

  • You will save yourself so much time and aggravation when you don’t have to rearrange your schedule around dropping off and picking up your pet at the salon.

  • You won’t have to worry for one minute about how stressed your pet is sitting in a cage or how long they will be stuck in that cage until you can get there to pick them up.  There are NO CAGES in my mobile grooming trailer!

  • Your pet is the only pet in the van during his or her appointment.  Your pet gets the undivided attention of the groomer.

  • Your pet is not exposed to any other animals and the potential illnesses, parasites, etc.

6 Reasons why mobile grooming is better

1. Convenience-

Pet parents live very busy lifestyles, so convenient services matter to pet parents. Mobile pet grooming services trump shop services because they eliminate the hassle of taking the pets to the shop in the morning and then scheduling in time later in the day to pick them back up. Having the grooming service come to your home means you can do other things during grooming time and accomplishing more in the day. 

2. Mobile Grooming is Fast-

With mobile grooming, you do not need to dedicate an entire day to staying close home or the grooming shop while your pet gets clipped and cut. Mobile grooming is fast, and usually takes less than an hour. Because it is so fast, it frees up more time in the day.

3. Mobile Groomers get to know you and your pet-

Mobile pet groomers set aside time for your pet alone. There are never any competing tasks that must be accomplished. This means your furry friend gets our undivided attention every time so they can get to know us, and we can get to know them. This makes the grooming experience more like time with friends and something they anticipate, rather than dread.

4. There are no other pets around-

Even if your dog or cat is comfortable around other dogs and cats, other animals many not be comfortable in an environment surrounded by unfamiliar animals. This can cause them to become very stressed and anxious, and even cause them to become less tolerant of grooming. Mobile grooming is a time of pampering completely dedicated to your fur family. This means there is no opportunity for unpleasant interactions that could cause them to become fearful.

5. No Cages-

Since mobile grooming services come to you at an appointed time, there is no wait and no possibility of conflict with other animals, which eliminated the need for a cage.

6. Less Stress-

All the elements together mean considerably less stress for you and your beloved friends. For some pets, such as ones with health problems, anxiety, or are elderly, reducing that stress is important in helping them stay healthy.

What to expect

Whether you're new to having your pet groomed or just new to mobile grooming, you probably have questions on what to expect. This section will walk you through the mobile pet grooming experience. When your groomer arrives they will be pulling a  12 foot, self contained trailer that has it's own electricity, water tank and climate control to name a few features. The groomer will find a place to park that keeps everyone safe, generally curbside. Then your groomer will turn on the generator before heading up to your house to allow the AC/Heater a couple minutes to get the temperature to where it's comfortable for your pet. The groomer will then come meet your pet, they will discuss grooming options and answer any questions of concerns you have then will take your pet with them for their spa day! The grooming process time differs depending upon services performed, the condition of the coat and the behavior of the dog. Our groomer never rushes and gives each pet 100% of their attention through the grooming process. The groomer first assesses the condition of the coat to make the decision on the best coat products to use, they then bathe them. After the bath, your pet is sprayed with a moisturizing leave in conditioner then they are blow dried with a no heat dryer and have their fur brushed out. Nails, ears and any sanitary trimming are performed next. If your pet isn't having their haircut, they're sprayed with coat conditioning cologne and then returned back to you. If your pet is getting their hair trimmed, then that is the next and final step. Once your pet is completed your groomer will vacuum any residual hair and clean/sanitize their equipment. Your pet is then returned directly to you, feeling fresh and clean. Your groomer then will address any concerns they noted (if any), get payment, then leave. All the fur and dirt are fully contained in the trailer, so you are left with a clean and happy pup with no cleaning! If you have any additional questions don't forget to checkout our FAQs page or you can contact us directly.

Products we use

The following products are what we stock and use on pets. We only use the absolute best products that share our values in using effective and safe ingredients for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens:

General Purpose Shampoo- Chubbz Bar Soap, Best Shot Ultramax, Isle of Dog​ Deep Clean

Deshedding/Dematting Treatment- Best Shot 3 Step System

Deskunking/Odor Removing Treatment- Best Shot One Shot De-odorizing treatment

Degreasing Shampoo- Best Shot Ultramax or Best Shot Dirty Dog

Flea and Tick Treatment- Tropiclean Flea and Tick Shampoo and Wondercide Spray

Vet Strength Medicated Shampoo- Davis Ketohexidine OR Benzoyle Peroxide Shampoo

Medicated/Anti Itch Shampoo- Tropiclean Oxy Med Shampoo OR Duoxo Calm Shampoo

Cologne- Best Shop Spa Scentaments Seasonal Scents

Disinfectant- Odoban (tub and table are cleaned between each pet), floor is steam mopped nightly with Odoban; Barbicide (Blades, Scissors, Brushes and Combs between each pet).

Hairless Breeds- Chubbz Bar Soap brown sugar scrub, Apricot scrubbing shampoo

Teeth Brushing- Taxi Groom and Tropiclean Products

We proudly use Andis, Wahl, Furzone, Mars Coat King, Chris Christensen, Millers Forge, Furminator and other high quality grooming tools.

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Serving all of Hampton Roads.