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.

Earn a 8th Free Groom

when you download the app
and join the Spa Club today!

Available on iOS and Android.
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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

 

You can call your local Petco grooming salon before your visit to receive an estimated price. Based on your preferred grooming service options, you can discuss details over the phone or in person when you meet your stylists at the start of your pet's groom.

The amount of time a grooming service takes depends on your pet's size and the type of service requested. Your stylist will be able to provide an estimated time of completion at check-in or over the phone.

Minor services, such as nail trimmings, approximately take 5 minutes and, depending on salon availability, no appointment is necessary. However, we recommend calling your local salon to confirm availability.

For a speedy grooming experience, an Express Service can be added to any full-service bath or haircut at an additional fee of $12. Brachycephalic breeds, such as French Bulldogs, English Bulldogs, Pugs and Boxers, are required to add the Express Service for the safety of the pet. Ask your stylist for details and availability.

For the health and safety of all guests and stylists, we require proof of current vaccinations based on your pet’s age. Requirements include:

Dogs

  • Under 16 weeks: At least 2 sets of puppy starter vaccinations that include distemper, hepatitis and parvovirus
  • 16 weeks and older: Rabies vaccination

Cats

  • Under 16 weeks: Parvovirus, herpesvirus type-1 and calicivirus
  • 16 weeks and older: Rabies vaccination

Please make sure there’s at least a 24-hour time period between vaccine administration and their grooming service. For questions, we recommend consulting with your Petco salon to ensure that your pet has the proper vaccinations prior to their appointment.

Are their vaccinations expired? Visit Petco Veterinary Services to find a convenient Petco walk-in vaccination clinic.

For dogs, we offer online booking on petco.com and on the Petco app. For cats, please call your salon to confirm if a stylist for cats is available. If you'd like to chat with a stylist about your pet's specific needs, call your local salon.

Please call your salon to cancel or make changes to your appointment.

We offer several methods of drying that are designed to ensure the safety and comfort of every pet. These methods include air drying, towel drying, non-heated hand-held and kennel dryers. For brachycephalic breeds that are prone to respiratory issues, we do not allow the use of kennel dryers.

Petco groomers are trained to the highest standards and must successfully complete an 800-hour, 20-week course for certification. Visit Petco Grooming Certification Process for a more detailed guide on the certification process.

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 several independent experts in animal care, behavior and ethics.

A few ways we ensure your pet’s safety in the grooming salon is by:

  • Completing a comprehensive 7-Point Pet Care Check for every pet upon check-in to ensure nothing looks or feels abnormal
  • Using ramps or steps for senior dogs to get into the tubs or bathe really large dogs on the floor
  • Providing industry-standard comfortable and safe kennels
  • Utilizing the Groomer’s Helper tool, designed to help safely maintain control of your pet’s body and head while on the grooming table

Based on guidance from the CDC and other public health experts, and to help protect the health and safety of our Petco partners, guests and the broader communities we serve, we respectfully require CDC-compliant facial coverings in all Petco stores nationwide. To help our groomers and pet parents maintain a safe distance from each other, we've restructured our Petco grooming schedules. We ask that only the pet receiving services and one pet parent visit our check-in desk – additional family members should remain home to help keep everyone safe. Pet parents are being asked to maintain a safe distance between themselves and others by waiting outside of the salon if another pet is being checked in and, when possible, we're scheduling pick-up times to limit the number of pet parents waiting for their newly-groomed dogs. We're also holding 15 to 20-minute windows between each grooming appointment to properly clean and disinfect the work area (counters, stations, and equipment) before welcoming the next pet. Visit petco.com/covid19 to obtain additional up-to-date information on how Petco is helping protect people and pets during COVID-19, as well as helpful resources for pet parents.

With over 25 years of grooming experience, we continuously review and update our pet grooming policies, procedures and standards under the supervision of our Director of Veterinary Medicine, with counsel from several independent experts in animal care, behavior and ethics. 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 well-being of pets everywhere, and we continue to work with other pet industry leaders to encourage industry-wide adoption and adherence to them.

 
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