Grooming

 
 
 

Grooming is more than skin-deep—
it's essential care for a healthy life.

Visiting a Petco Grooming Salon for regular baths, nail trims and haircuts is crucial to your pet’s overall health and well-being.

Dog with Groomer
 
 

Grooming Services

Full-service bath for dogs
Includes gentle shampoo, blow-dry, ear cleaning, gland expression, 15-minute brushout, scented spritz and nail trim.

Full-service bath and haircut for dogs
Includes gentle shampoo, blow-dry, ear cleaning, gland expression, 15-minute brushout, scented spritz and nail trim, PLUS cut and style, including to breed-specific standard.

Full-service cat packages
Petco has stylists who specialize in grooming cats! Please call your salon for more information.

Prices for full-service baths and grooms are based on pet's weight and breed or fur/hair length. A free grooming consultation is always provided before your appointment begins.

Pick 3 Spa Package   $23
This full-service upgrade includes custom shampoo and conditioner, plus three basic upgrades—choose from blueberry facial, breath refresh, face-feet-fanny trim, nail buffing, nail polish, paw balm, teeth-brushing and 15 extra minutes of brushing.

Deshedding Service   starts at $20
Includes the use of a FURminator to remove loose undercoat fur and prevent shedding, a gentle shed-reducing shampoo, FURminator brushout and aloe hydrating treatment.

Deshedding Deluxe Package   starts at $30
Includes the use of a FURminator to remove loose undercoat fur and prevent shedding, a gentle shed-reducing shampoo, FURminator brushout and aloe hydrating treatment. This deluxe package also includes teeth-brushing and nail buffing.

All spa upgrades are available with any full-service bath with haircut.

Nail buffing   $10

Blueberry facial   $5

Teeth-brushing   $12

Paw balm   $5

15 minutes of extra brushing   $15

Nail polish   $7

Face, feet and fanny trim   $10

 

Mini Make-Rover   $25
Includes nail trim and buffing, teeth-brushing or breath refresh, ear cleaning, light feet trim and paw shave, and a scented spritz.

Nail trim + buffing   $15

Face, feet and fanny trim   $15

Nail trim   $10

Ear cleaning   $10

Teeth-brushing   $12

Gland expression   $10

 

You Buy and
We'll Apply!

Purchase a K9 Advantix II or Advantage II topical and visit our salon for a FREE application!

Do not use K9 Advantix II on cats.

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Does your dog need to be groomed?

Look for these signs that your pet is due for a visit to the salon.

  • Tear stains

    Tear stains

    This under-eye discoloration can provide a home to skin-irritating bacteria or yeast.

  • Long nails

    Long nails

    Untrimmed nails can reduce the paw's ability to grip, and put pressure on the foot and leg.

  • Matted fur

    Matted fur

    Tangles and mats can cause extreme discomfort and pain, as well as cause skin infections and sometimes prevent proper temperature regulation.

  • Full anal glands

    Full anal glands

    Full anal glands are uncomfortable and may cause an abscess, which could require surgery.

Your pet's grooming journey*

*We're with your pet every step of the way.

  • Grooming Salon - Check-In

    Check-In

    Your service starts with our 7-point Pet Care Check**, a quick screening where we make sure nothing looks or feels abnormal.

  • Grooming Salon - Initial Brush & Clip

    Initial brush & clip

    Each dog's service is personalized to their needs, which may include a thorough brushout or initial shave for dogs with thick coats.

  • Grooming Salon - Bath

    Bath

    Scrub-a-dub! We gently massage shampoo into your dog's coat to remove dirt, oil and debris, leaving them silky-smooth and squeaky-clean.

  • Grooming Salon - Dry

    Dry

    Drying dogs isn't one-size-fits-all. We use a variety of methods from air- and towel-drying to non-heated hand-held dryers to ensure dogs' safety and comfort.

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  • Grooming Salon - Full Haircut

    Full Haircut

    Here's where the real transformation happens. Our stylists work their magic to create cuts that meet breed standards or your personal style preference—100% satisfaction guaranteed!

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*The above outlines the experience of a dog getting a full-service bath and haircut. Their grooming journey will vary based on your dog's breed, size and length of fur. Some dogs will be placed in a kennel with water during their grooming journey. Ask our groomers about options that don't require as much kennel time.

**The 7-point Pet Care Check is not a substitute for regular examinations and care from a licensed veterinarian. If we find any concerns, we will refer you to your veterinarian.

 

Our stylists are groomed for success

Petco-certified stylists love what they do and are dedicated to the safety and comfort of your pet.

  • Training includes breed-standard cuts, different skin & coat types, behavior training and salon safety
  • Stylists complete a 6-month training course and apprenticeship
 
The grooming experience

Benefits of
grooming with us

Personalized cuts

Personalized cuts

Book and manage appointments on the Petco app

Book and manage appointments on the Petco app

Earn Pals Rewards

Earn Pals Rewards –
plus earn rewards with Petco Spa Club

Certified dog groomers

Certified dog groomers

Frequently asked questions

 

Full-service grooming cost is based on breed, pet size and type of fur or hair. It will be confirmed for you when you meet your stylist at the start of your service, and a standardized rate card based on location is available at your salon. Your stylist will consult with you before each appointment to create a personalized plan that you and your pet will be happy with!

Getting started is easy! To book a full-service appointment for your dog, click the 'Book Appointment' button on this page, or call your salon and they can set you up.

If you'd like a free grooming consultation before your pet's full-service bath or groom, or one of our walk-in service options, stop by your salon anytime with your pet's proof of vaccinations.

For cats: Please call your salon and we'll get you set with a stylist who specializes in grooming cats!

This will depend on the size of your pet and service. Your stylist will be able to provide an estimated time of completion at check-in. Express Services are available.

Please call your salon to change or cancel an appointment. If you have already set up text message communication with your salon then you can send a text message request as well!

Our stylists love and welcome ALL dog breeds*, and many salons also have stylists who specialize in grooming cats.

Please note that regardless of pet type, we always put safety first. Sometimes pets can stress in new situations. If we feel your pet is too stressed or showing any potential health concern, we may opt to conclude the grooming appointment in order to do what's best for them. Your stylist can help recommend a grooming service for a smooth introduction, such as a Mini Make-Rover. For any potential health concern your stylist will refer you to your veterinarian.

  • Pets with special needs: Our salon safety protocol is maintained to the highest safety standards. Express service is available for pets who prefer to be hand dried only. For pets with flatter faces (also known as brachycephalic), your stylist will recommend this option as this will greatly decrease the amount of time your pet will spend in the grooming salon, and may be a better option for the health of certain breeds. Please note that we cannot accept wolf hybrids at this time, due to vaccination limitations.

We use a number of drying methods designed to ensure the safety and comfort of every pet (including air drying, towel drying, or non-heated hand-held and kennel dryers); and we do not allow the use of kennel dryers on brachycephalic breeds that are prone to respiratory issues.

We train and certify our grooming salon teams using educational academy programs that include extensive, hands-on practice and apprenticeship, and most importantly place a heavy focus on doing what's best for pets in every situation.

Amongst apprenticeship programs and other hands-on training activities, Petco pet stylists who are trained from within the company are required to attend and pass Petco's comprehensive 12-week Pet Stylist Apprentice & Certification academy program. In addition to hands-on grooming training with a Petco-certified pet stylist mentor or instructor, all participants receive instruction in health, safety protocols and grooming salon operations. At the end of the program, candidates must pass a technical skills assessment in order to become a Petco Certified Pet Stylist.

Experienced pet stylists hired from outside the company must complete a personal skill evaluation by a Petco Certified Pet Stylist or Grooming Salon Leader, as well as four weeks of safety and pet grooming operations training. They must also complete and pass a technical skills assessment within 14 days of hire. If the candidate does not pass the technical evaluations, they must complete Petco's 12-week Pet Stylist Apprentice & Certification program and retake the skills assessment.

We continually review and update our pet grooming policies, procedures and standards, under the supervision of our Director of Veterinary Medicine, with counsel from a number of independent experts in animal care, behavior and ethics. We continue to train our teams on and reinforce the critical importance of following those policies at all times. Since 2015, we've worked together with the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) and the Professional Pet Groomers & Stylists Alliance (PPGSA) to encourage and support national health and safety standards for the grooming industry. We believe these standards are critical to the wellbeing of pets everywhere, and we continue to work with other pet industry leaders to encourage industry-wide adoption and adherence to them.

At Petco, our commitment to the health and safety of the pets in our care is unwavering and a responsibility we take very seriously. We are pet lovers and know that it's an honor and a privilege to serve and treat our guests' pets like our own.

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of animal care and safety in the industry, as developed under the supervision of our Director of Veterinary Medicine, with counsel from a number of independent experts in animal care, behavior and ethics.

We stand behind personalized service that focuses on the individual needs or concerns of each pet parent and pet. Every visit includes a comprehensive 7-Point Pet Care Check upon check-in to our salon and we require our stylists to refer any pet with a known or potential health concerns or displaying any signs of stress to a veterinarian.

We require the use of a "groomer's helper" during all grooms to help ensure the safety of both the pet and the groomer. The "groomer's helper" is a tool designed to help safely maintain control of the pet's body and head while on the grooming table.

Proof (documentation) of up-to-date, age-appropriate vaccinations are required for your pet so that we can maintain a healthy, fun environment for all guests. Requirements include:

  • Parvovirus, hepatitis, and distemper vaccinations for all dogs and puppies

  • Rabies vaccination for dogs and cats aged 16 weeks or older (if a medical reason prohibits your pet from receiving this vaccination, please consult your salon ahead of visit)

    • New York City administrative code also requires dogs show proof of vaccinations for para-influenza, parvovirus within past three years and for Bordetella within the past six months

  • Parvovirus (panleukopenia), herpesvirus-1 (viral rhinotracheitis), and calicivirus for cats

For questions please consult your Petco salon or store. Please be sure to leave 24 hours between vaccine administration and grooming service.

Time to update a vaccination? Petco offers convenient walk-in vaccination clinics led by state-licensed veterinarians at most stores, without the accompanying appointment fee! See your store for convenient times and details.

 
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