Once upon a time, going to the groomer felt like waging an epic battle. Our beloved doggy spent hours cooped up in a cage under fluorescent lighting listening to other dogs barking and howling while awaiting his turn to be tortured (um, we mean groomed). But it doesn’t have to be that way. Putting pup through trauma and battling Denver’s gnarly rush hour traffic to the groomer and back is for the birds. Ditch the brick and mortar and try out one of these 7 options for Denver mobile dog grooming.
1. Mobile Pet Shine: The Curbside Pet Spa
Did your daredevil doggo try to boop snoots with a skunk right before her time to shine as ring bearer? Mobile Pet Shine to the rescue! Not only do they have the essentials covered—baths, nail trims, ear cleanings, essential oils, FURminator service, facials, haircuts and shave downs, and dematting—but they also offer express same-day services for an extra fee. Which means your smelly pup can get deskunked in the privacy of a luxury van before her walkie down the aisle.
Service Area: Greater Denver metro.
2. Curbside Clippers
The first mobile grooming service in Colorado and third nationwide, Curbside Clippers is the OD (Original Dogster). This owner-operated grooming service boasts 35 years of experience, and was even featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network! Curbside Clippers’ services include baths, ear cleaning, nail trimming, cuts, gland expressing, and aromatherapy. Plus, artsy pups will ruv their choice of temporary hair dyes, designs, and glitters.
Service Area: Currently serving South Aurora and East Centennial only.
3. Heritage Pet Grooming and Resort
Get your floof looking ‘gram-worthy with Heritage Pet Grooming and Resort’s mobile services, like bathing, brushing, drying, haircuts, styles, ear cleanings, and nail trims. After she’s fully pampered, your fame hound may even be featured on their social media pages for Transformation Tuesday. Bonus: if you’re looking to board your pooch, they also boast a dog and cat boarding center.
Service Area: Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, plus parts of Denver.
4. The Pooch Mobile
Does Denver’s bone-dry climate have your dog feeling itchier than the socks your well-intentioned grandma got you for Christmas? The Pooch Mobile uses specially formulated, environmentally friendly shampoos designed to combat our dry Colorado air, and employs a team of independent contractors to conquer cracked paws throughout the metro. It’s important to note that some contractors only offer basic bathing and drying, so woof ahead before you book.
Service Area: Denver metro.
5. Caring 4 Paws Mobile Grooming
Owned and operated by a former teacher, Caring 4 Paws provides each pup with her very own report card detailing services provided, observations, and health alerts (though they can’t officially diagnose any issues). Dogs’ll dig their state-of-the-art mobile grooming van, ft. a special hydro massage bath enhanced with their “super suds system” and forced air drying. Heckin’ cages are a thing of the past. In addition to full-service grooming, Caring 4 Paws offers dog sitting and dog walking services.
Service Area: North Denver, including North Broomfield, North Westminster, Lafayette, Erie, Thornton, and Dacono.
6. Soapy Dogs
Do you have a senior woofizen or a special needs puppo in need of extra TLC? Soapy Dogs will take grrreat care of your goodest boy. Soapy Dogs offers full-service grooming, which includes bathing, nail and coat care, eye and ear cleaning, brushing and comb-outs, shampoo and massage, and coat trims. Plus, pup’s dry, brittle coat will lap up the aloe moisturizing treatment.
Service Area: Southwest Denver metro (West of I-25 and South of Hampden).
7. Foothills Dog
At Foothills Dog, your pooch’ll be treated like family. Foothills pampers its pups with full grooming services, Nature’s Specialties shampoos, conditioners, and fragrances, as well as nail clipping per request or breed standard. Reviewers rave that the owner does a particularly ruv-ly job with large floofers and senior dogs. An accessible water hookup for their trailer is required for the full spaw experience.
Service Area: Lakewood and surrounding areas.
What’s your fave Denver mobile dog grooming service? Woof at us in the comments or tag @sidewalkdog in your pup’s best post-pampering selfies!
Featured photo: Hayffield L.