Mobile Grooming Services and Fees

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There are many variables that go into our fee including: your pet's needs, breed, coat type, health, condition, temperament, and your location.

Please call us to discuss the specific needs and condition of your pet 415-572-4262.

Our grooming sessions are comprehensive. Sessions usually last an hour to hour and half.

Service and Fee FAQ
How long does it take to groom my pet?

Each spa treatment takes between one to two hours, depending on the size of your pet .  We want to make sure your pet feels as relaxed and pampered as possible.

Do you provide services during weekends?
Yes. Our normal hours are Monday-Saturday from 9am  and my last appointment  3 pm or by appointment only. We always make every effort to groom your pet when it best suits your schedule, but our Saturday appointments go pretty quickly, so we encourage pet parents to plan ahead. Remember—we are here to accommodate your lifestyle and make meeting your pet’s needs easy and stress-free.

Do I have to be home for you to groom my pet?
No, you do not have to be home for regularly scheduled appointments. However, your presence is required for the first session. If you will not be home, please make arrangements beforehand. We will need access to your pet and also be able to safely return them to their quarters. In addition, payment must be made in advance or left onsite.

Do you need access to an outdoor water supply or electrical outlets at my house?
No, our mobile pet grooming spa is fully equipped with everything we need and is self-sufficient. This includes heated water, a climate controlled interior, power generated by a 'greener' energy and state-of-the-art equipment.

How many pets do you groom at a given time?
We groom only one pet at a time. This enables us to provide your dog or cat with our undivided attention, making his grooming experience as pleasant as possible. For families with multiple pets, we are able to take siblings together into the salon so they can keep each other company.

How much do you charge?
Our grooming sessions are comprehensive, sessions usually last 1 hour to an hour and twenty  depending on what you'd like to have done, your pet's breed, your pet's coat type, current condition, temperament .  This service is comprehensive with 15-20 steps and the highlights include:

Health assessment
The Joyful Hound's  signature Hydro-Massage spa bath
Hand blow and fluff drying
Nail trim
Paw pad trim
Ear cleaning and/or plucking
Sanitary trim
Gland expression
Haircut per your specifications
Thorough brush out and/or de-shedding treatment
 Hand scissor finish

*If your pet has severely matted fur and needs more than 15 minutes of de-matting, the rate is $1.00  a minute.

Do you charge a separate travel fee, in addition to grooming charges?
Our prices include a small travel fee for transportation expenses. Fees vary depending on your location.

What types of payments do you accept?
We accept cash, check, Checks can be made payable to The Joyful Hound. Payment is due upon completion of your appointment. If you are not physically present after the grooming session payment can be left on the premises.

How far in advance do I need to book my appointment?
Because our service is highly personalized, we recommend booking at least 2 weeks in advance. However, special arrangements can be made if you need our services sooner than that. Simply call to discuss your needs!