HERE COMES THE GROOMER

(574) 220-3760 (call/text)


Grooming Services


I am happily accepting new clients that will keep to a 4, 6, or 8 week grooming schedule!



 All Pricing is estimated for pets that have been on a regular grooming schedule (approximately every 8 weeks).  The prices listed below are the starting prices for South Bend, Mishawaka, Granger and Osceola, IN.


Pricing
There are many variables in pet grooming, such as whether your pet has long or short hair and also if the hair is matted and tangled.   Behavior is another big factor.  Extremely nervous, unruly, or extremely submissive dogs are harder to groom than a calm dog.  Therefore, there is no set pricing for grooming. I set individual prices for each pet, largely based on the time required to complete the chosen service. Factors which determine the price of a service include:

Amount of scissor work

Amount of under coat
Brushing
Clipping
Degree of matting
Difficulty of the cut
Behavior of the animal
Drying time
Length or thickness of hair
Size of pet

However, you will find my prices quite reasonable. I will be happy to estimate a price range over the phone, and I invite your inquiries.


Basic Bath 

Small and Medium  Starting at $45               

Large Starting at $60
 XL Starting at $70

Shampoo
Blow dry
Brush out
Nail trimming
Ear cleaning

This is appropriate for short haired breeds like Boxers, Bulldogs, Dachsunds, Rat Terriers, Pit Bulls, Labs etc.




SMALL and MEDIUM BREED GROOMS  Starting at $65


This service is for haircuts, tidy ups,  usually using scissors and clippers. But it also includes thick or long-haired dogs like Shelties.  Service includes a full bath, brush, and blow dry.  A finish cut (either full body or just a tidy up) is then given to give your pet that "freshly groomed" look.  Even if you don't want the traditional breed cut, I'll do my best to make your pet look the way you want! 

usually for breeds like Shih-tzus, Yorkies, Poodles,  etc.  


Estimated Pricing Based on Schedule and Coat Condition



4 weeks6 weeks8 weeks
good
$65$65$70
few mats
$65$65$70
matted*
$75$75$80
heavy matting (pelting)*
$80$80$90











LARGE BREEDS and Cocker Spaniels  Starting at $75


There is a lot of variety in coat types, coat condition and behavior.  Because of this variety, grooming times on large dogs can be extremely different even within the breed.  So for large dogs and Cocker Spaniels, the fee starts at $75.  The average "Big Guy" will take between 1 and 1.5 hours.  Additional time will be at a rate of $30 per half hour.

German Shepherd, Golden Retriever 
Husky, Collie, Standard Poodle, Giant Schnauzer, Airedale 









DOODLES  Starting at $75


Doodles (cross between a Poodle and another breed) are extremely popular and I groom oodles of Doodles! Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, Sheepadoodles, Bernedoodles, Aussidoodles, Cockerpoos, etc.  They are charming, intelligent, good-natured dogs.  Of course, they are also super cute.  I love them!  


They are also extremely high maintenance.  They are, in fact, the most high-maintenance dogs I groom.  Whether you like your doodle to be long and shaggy or have a more manageable style, they require frequent maintenance grooming both professionally and at home.  That means brushing and combing daily at home to maintain a mat-free coat (just like humans).  And seeing a professional groomer on a schedule frequent enough to maintain that adoreable mat-free look.


MiniDoodles

4 weeks
6 weeks8 weeks
less than 1.5 inches$75
$80$85
1.5 inches$75
$85$90
over 1.5 inches$60/hour
$60/hour$60/ hour






                                                                                                                        A few loose mats:           Add $10

                                                            Lots of loose mats:         Add $15 *

                                                            Tight matting (pelted):  Add  $20*

                                                                                                  *short cut/ shave down required     



Standard Doodles

4 weeks6 weeks8 weeks
Less than 1.5 inches$85$90$95
1.5 inches$85$95$100
over 1.5 inches$60/hour$60/hour$60/hour






                                                              A few loose mats:           Add $10                                                                                                        Lots of loose mats:         Add $15 *                                                                                                    Tight matting (pelted):  Add  $25*           

                                                                                               *short cut/ shave down required  


EXTRA LARGE GROOMS:  Starting at $95


Great Pyrenees, St. Bernard, Bernese Mountain Dog, Chow Chow, Newfoundland


Because of the undercoat and sheer size of these breeds, the fee starts at $95 for a dog that is regularly professionally groomed.  Home maintainence and brushing is also very helpful.  The average (cooperative) big guy in good coat condition takes about 1.5 hours.  Additional time will be at a rate of $30 per half hour.


NOTE:  I am not accepting once a year grooms.


Additional Services:

Shed less treatment:  In additional to the high velocity blow dry and basic brushing, the shed less treatment will include deshedding shampoo and conditioner and extra brushing.


Small- $10

Medium/Large $15

Extra Large  $20


Matting fee:  starting at $10


Nail trimming for other pets (same visit): $10


Nail Trimming Only: $45 for 1-3 dogs, $10 each additional dog.


Fleas:  If I find fleas on your dog, I will automatically use flea shampoo.  There is a $10 additional fee.  

Cats 

At this time I do not groom cats.