These days, many groomers offer mobile pet grooming as a convenient option for clients and their pets. In fact, many people prefer mobile grooming as opposed to bringing their pets into a groomer’s facilities, and for good reason. For starters, foregoing the trip to the groomer’s is far less stressful on pets–especially those with anxiety. Furthermore, the convenience factor is high for you because you can take care of chores or other obligations around the home while your pet gets groomed.
Still, not all mobile groomers are created equally! As you shop around for a mobile grooming company in your area, there are some specific criteria you’ll want to be on the lookout for.
Can You Choose a Preferred Groomer?
While you won’t likely know any of the company’s groomers before the first appointment, you should look for a mobile grooming company that will allow you to request a specific groomer to take care of your pet’s services. After all, if you end up with a groomer your pet really seemed to enjoy being around, wouldn’t it be nice to have that same person come back time and time again? Make sure the company you end up choosing allows you to select a groomer and makes every effort to honor those requests.
What’s Their BBB Rating?
Choosing a mobile grooming service that’s accredited with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is also important, as is finding one with a high satisfaction rating from the BBB. This demonstrates that the company has consistently provided excellent service to its customers. Ideally, you’ll want to choose a business with a rating of an A+!
Also, it’s never a bad idea to take some time to read the company’s customer reviews on third-party sites like Yelp, Google, and the like.
Do They Service Your Neighborhood?
Of course, finding a mobile groomer that services your specific neighborhood is a must. Check for a coverage map or a list of counties, cities, or exact neighborhoods a mobile grooming company serves on their website before you make a decision. If you’re not sure, give their office a call and they should be able to tell you based on your address.
Are You Able to Witness the Service?
If the idea of having your pet groomed without you supervising makes you nervous, make sure you find a mobile grooming service that will allow you to watch the services being performed. For example, if the grooming is done in a mobile van or other vehicle, you may request that the doors be left open so you can see your pet. Sometimes, this helps pets feel more at-ease while having their grooming services done as well.
Do They Offer Everything You Need?
Finally, don’t forget to consider the specific grooming services your pet needs. After all, grooming is more than just baths and nail trims! some other common services to consider for your pet may include:
- anal gland expression
- eye and ear treatments
- nails and paw pad moisturizing
- hand blow-drying and brushing
Check out a comprehensive list of services from any mobile grooming provider before you make a decision on which is right for you.
These are just a few of the most important considerations to keep in mind as you shop for a mobile groomer if your area. Here at Awesome Doggies, we meet all of the above criteria and then some! And don’t let our name fool you; we’re also happy to provide quality and compassionate grooming for cats as well. Feel free to contact us today to schedule your appointment or simply find out more about our grooming services!