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Dog Groomer in Canberra?

By Girl_from_Ipanema - 6 October 2013 16

Hi all,

After a dreadful experience with our dog groomer, poor care, filthy conditions with a result resembling vegemite squished through a vitaweet. I’m after suggestions of a kind and competent dog groomer who will not include skin in their trimming or give her an 80s style flat top. Not too fussy, but she is an arthritic old lady who needs a bit of TLC with her trim.

Northside would be best as if I’m too lazy busy to groom my dog, I’m hardly going to travel far am I?

Thanks in advance rioters 😉

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16 Responses to
Dog Groomer in Canberra?
swampdonkey 10:29 pm 21 Oct 14

Cale’s phone number at Grooming Genie is actually 0400 661688, have to get a different font on next business cards to avoid confusion 🙂

nybor 2:41 pm 09 Oct 14

This is probably a bit late for a post on this thread. However, Cale from Grooming Genie
(0400 667688) just washed and groomed my Golden Retriever. I have taken the dog to a number of salons in Canberra in the hope of finding someone who knew what they were doing for a GR clip, no luck till today. Cale did the best wash and clip I have ever had done on the dog. He looks great. Can not recommend Cale highly enough.

viking princess 1:08 pm 23 Jun 14

Cale from Grooming Genie washed and clipped my Jack Russell cross today and I have never been happier with a mobile grooming service. Friendly, efficient, obviously likes dogs and did exactly what I asked for. Highly recommended!

Fluffypup 11:41 am 02 Jun 14

Hi Jessie. Kate from Dogs Best Friend here. Im really sorry to hear you were unhappy with your groom. Just to clarify our price list is an estimate only and price depends on the style of the cut, the dogs behaviour and the condition of the coat.($65/h is what we quote if unsure). Normally I would offer a free re-do to your satisfaction if a customer was unhappy so if u would like this please call me on 0410457850. I actually do Love my job and my customers so im really sorry if I was grumpy on that day!! We all have bad days I guess….! Best wishes

jesse 12:59 pm 19 Apr 14

I have noted the recommendation for pet grooming at Ainslie. Don’t go there if you want courteous and competent attention. My spaniel came out looking a mess. Uneven clipping in places I didn’t want clipped. Overcharged. Take a look at the price board on the footpath outside the shop. For what I was charged for a light trim -$65- my 9.5kg dog should have been a Great Dane. Have spent hours trying to straighten him up for a special occasion.
The owner was grumpy and I would not recommend this place to anyone.

troll-sniffer 7:47 pm 29 Oct 13

Gee, just had a ‘media moment’ with all the media articles etc on certain adults ‘grooming’ minors, this headline stood out like a sore thumb. I was wondering how one would groom a dog…

MsCheeky 5:08 pm 29 Oct 13

Good news, because I had Feral and Cheryl clipped on the weekend by a mobile groomer from the southside, and was less than impressed.

Patrise 2:18 pm 29 Oct 13

I just found the best mobile dog groomer in the ACT! Cale operates Grooming Genie 0400 667 688. Northside but will travel anywhere. My dog has been badly treated at one salon and his attitude was really bad if anyone touched him. I had tranquillizers on hand but Cale was really gentle. I had a very happy doggy at the end. Can’t recommend Cale highly enough!!!!

Cuttlefish 9:34 am 15 Oct 13

We go to kippax

friskyfilly 10:34 pm 14 Oct 13

Correction that should be $10.000 not $19k

friskyfilly 10:10 pm 14 Oct 13

Hi there you are more than welcome at my salon, fancy feathers and fur in kippax 62542323. I promise to take good care of you little one and she wiping look like a 1980s vita grit.

grunge_hippy 9:28 pm 12 Oct 13

I took our big hairy kelpie X for a clip at the new best friends at tuggeranong and they did a great job. Bit on the exy side, but I will go back.

Icepoet 11:56 am 12 Oct 13

goosepig said :

Dog’s Best Friend in Ainslie is supposed to be excellent.

Thanks for the recommendation goosepig. I headed out there today to have my cats claws clipped based on your suggestion.

They were lovely and gentle with him and didn’t charge me anything for the claw clipping. Would definitely recommend to others.

Note: It was a little hard to find, but it’s just down the alleyway next to the ATM near the supermarket.

CHW 11:21 am 07 Oct 13

I have worked for Isabel in Phillip, would heartily recommend her anytime as the dogs are treated sensibly and kindly.

On the other hand, if you want to know who to avoid…they *are* located Northside, but I am *not* referring to the salon at Holt, who are excellent.

goosepig 4:36 pm 06 Oct 13

Dog’s Best Friend in Ainslie is supposed to be excellent.

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