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Top 5 Cat Grooming Services in Ottawa

Services offered – We included those that offer various cat grooming services.
Experience – Also added to our list are those that have built a good reputation from years of experience.
Rates – Considered to be a part of the list are those that provide services at affordable rates.
Customer feedback – We also took into account the overall experience of other customers to supplement ours.

While cats can pretty much take care of themselves, it is also a great idea to bring your feline friends to professionals for grooming sometimes. 

So if you’re looking for the top cat grooming services in Ottawa, this article is for you.

But before we move on to the list, let’s first take a look at how much cat grooming would cost you.

How much do cat grooming services cost in Ottawa?

On average, getting your cat groomed would cost you around $50 to $70. But the figures can still change because of other factors like your location and the extra services you might avail of.

Your cat’s temperament can also affect prices, with those that hiss and scratch requiring an additional $5 to $10 more as hazard pay. Cats with longer hair that take longer to groom will also be more costly. 

To give you a better idea of how much to prepare, below is a table showing the average costs of the most common cat grooming services:

Types of ServicesAverage Costs
Shave down or lion cut$35 - $60
Ear cleaning and nail trim$30
Nail trim$10 - $15
Bath and nail trim$45
Bath and sanitary trim€55
Bath, blow-dry, brush out, nail trim, and ear cleaning$40
Full haircut, bath, and nail trim$45 - $95 (depending on matting)

1. Bark Avenue Pet Spa

Bark Avenue Pet Spa Homepage
PRODUCTS & SERVICESDog Grooming Packages, Cat Grooming Packages, Walk-in Services, Pet Products
ADDRESS2288 Tenth Line Rd, Ottawa, ON K4A 0X4, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 343-880-3993
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday 9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday to Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM

Criteria Ratings 
Services Offered★★★★★ (5/5)
Experience★★★★★ (5/5)
Rates★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Feedback★★★★✩ (4/5)

With the owner, Lyna, having more than 20 years of experience as a cat and dog groomer, Bark Avenue Pet Spa is one of our best options for cat grooming needs. 

We trust that its team can groom your cat the right way. Its services cover cat and dog grooming packages, which include ear cleaning, bathing, and nail and paw trimming. 

It also has a shop where you can purchase some of your pet’s special grooming needs.

We like that Lyna works fast and efficiently to make sure that your pet looks great without having to go through a lot of stress. We also appreciate that patrons can save $10 from their pets’ first-time grooming packages.

Senior citizens over 65 who find companionship in their pets are given a special 10% discount every last Wednesday of the month. The additional 5% savings from referrals are great, too. 

Although Bark Avenue Pet Spa has gained praise for its great service, nice location, and fair rates, its communication with clients still has room for improvement. 

This is especially true with setting appointments and providing necessary details after grooming.

Nevertheless, we think that Bark Avenue Pet Spa is great for your cat’s grooming needs.


  • Years of experience
  • Various services offered
  • Special discounts
  • Open daily


  • Communication can be improved 
  • A small team of groomers

Customer Reviews

Could not be more pleased

“Highly recommend Lyna for cat grooming! Could not be more pleased with the service we received. My cat had never been groomed before and is very fearful. As soon as Lyna met my cat she knew exactly what to do and what my cat needed. She gave me a few options and helped me determine the best course of action for my cat. Lyna is truly amazing at what she does. I also want to mention that the lady working at the front desk (I don’t know her name) was lovely.” — Shany Fraser, Google Reviews

Fantastic grooming experience

“Fantastic grooming experience for my small dog at a good price. Booking over the phone was easy and the employees are all very kind and professional. Will definitely come back in the future.” — Matt Poirier (Matthew), Google Reviews

2. Purrdy Paws Pet Grooming Spa

PRODUCTS & SERVICESNails, Full Grooming, Bath and Paws, Creative Grooming, Mobile Services
ADDRESSBank Street: 732 Bank Street, The Glebe, Ottawa, ON

Westbrook Road: 1-247 Westbrook Road, Stittsville, ON

CONTACT DETAILSBank Street: +1 613-882-7077

Westbrook Road: +1 613-831-7187


Monday to Thursday 9 AM - 7 PM

Friday 8 AM - 8 PM

Saturday 8 AM - 8 PM

Sunday 10 AM - 7 PM

Westbrook Road:

Tuesday 9 AM - 4 PM

Friday 9 AM - 4 PM

Criteria Ratings 
Services Offered★★★★★ (5/5)
Experience★★★★★ (5/5)
Rates★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Feedback★★★★✩ (4/5)

Led by Certified Feline Master Groomer, Jayme Montero, Purrdy Paws Pet Grooming Spa is one of our top choices for cat grooming needs. 

It has won relevant awards such as the Faces of Ottawa Awards for being a great pet grooming salon. It has also been nominated for the Top Choice Award for its impeccable pet grooming services.

With 2 locations in Ottawa, Purrdy Paws offers grooming services that will pamper your pets in ways they deserve. Specific cat grooming services include sanitary trimming, full belly shaving, and nail trimming. 

Other additional services you can avail of include specialty shampooing, paw balm application, and coat-conditioning.

We like that the shop offers both mobile and in-spa grooming options. So if you’re busy and can’t find the time to visit, the team can come to you and groom your pet in the comfort of your home. 

This also helps prevent incurring additional fees for coming in late or canceling your appointment with them. Purrdy Paws requires a 48-hour notice should you cancel your schedule, with exceptions for emergency cases.

We like that its team is composed of highly trained and experienced professional animal groomers and assistants to do the job. All the staff members undergo behavioral training to handle pets better. 

Despite some selective policies and some issues with service consistency, we still like Purrdy Paws for its caring team and customer-focused pet grooming services.


  • A team of experienced groomers
  • Offers in-spa and mobile services
  • Has won relevant awards
  • With price guides
  • Has 2 locations
  • Open daily


  • Quality inconsistency with some services
  • Some restrictive grooming policies

Customer Reviews

Best cat nail trim experience

“Best cat nail trim experience we’ve had! Extremely talented staff were very quick with our cat, who has been called “difficult” by vet techs and another groomer. His nails look perfect and he wasn’t fussy afterwards at all. Highly recommend!!! I used the feline mobile service.” — Shaily Allison, Google Reviews

Kind and efficient groomers

“Kind and efficient groomers took care of my cat and his too much fur!  He came back to us soft and shedding less – which was very helpful for the recently diagnosed cat allergy in the house.  Monthly grooming with Purrdy Paws is going to keep everyone happy!— Rebekah Yates, Google Review

3. Furry Friends Spa and Daycare

Furry Friends Spa and Daycare Homepage
PRODUCTS & SERVICESGrooming Services, Dog Daycare, Cat Boarding, Pet Products
ADDRESS56 Hawthorne Ave, Ottawa, ON K1S 0B1, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 613-236-4005
OPERATING HOURSTuesday to Friday 7:30 AM - 6 PM

Saturday to Sunday 9 AM - 5 PM

Criteria Ratings 
Services Offered★★★★★ (5/5)
Experience★★★★★ (5/5)
Rates★★★★✩ (4/5)
Customer Feedback★★★★✩ (4/5)

Offering pet grooming services for over 15 years, Furry Friends Spa and Daycare is one of those that we trust. With Chantal spearheading everything, we believe that it provides great cat grooming services.

We like that Chantal is a Certified Master Groomer. Her Canadian Professional Pet Stylists (CPPS) and International Professional Groomers (IPS) certifications help build the confidence we have in her.

Specializing in cats, the shop offers grooming packages that include sanitary clipping, ear cleaning, bathing, and blow drying. 

If you’re low on budget, you may avail of its à la carte services that can address the specific needs of your fur buddies. 

There’s also a shop where you can conveniently acquire some grooming products like shampoos for your cat’s bath.

We appreciate that all of its certified master groomers are always ready to answer questions and make every experience for both you and your pet as comfortable as possible. 

You are, however, advised to come on time as being late would cost you some.

With rather limited space, the spa can sometimes get too crowded and might not look very sanitary at times. 

In addition, communication can be further improved, especially with appointments and providing details about services done after grooming.

Despite these, we still like Furry Friends Spa and Daycare in general and it remains one of our best choices for grooming services.


  • A variety of service options
  • A team of certified groomers 
  • Offers packages and à la carte services
  • Has shop for pet products


  • Limited space
  • Communication can be improved

Customer Reviews

Team did an amazing job

“A few weeks ago my mother went to the Furry Friends Spa and Daycare to get our family cat, Skip a lion cut. She had some mats near her rear end, and wouldn’t let us brush them out. They eventually needed to be shaved off, and Chantal and her team did an amazing job!!Skip was very happy to be free from the mats, and my family will be taking extra care to ensure they do not return. My mother highly recommended Chantal and her team, and after seeing Skip I knew already that they’d take great care of my cat too!” — Nicole Townley, Google Reviews

So happy with the result

“So my friends have a seriously fluffy cat! They had a hard time finding a place that could groom her properly(the first place they took her too was awful)! They were so happy with the result after she was groomed here! The cat seemed to enjoy it too as she seemed so relaxed after!” — Jodi R, Google Reviews

4. Cat’s Pajamas Feline Grooming Studio

Cat's Pajamas Feline Grooming Studio Homepage
PRODUCTS & SERVICESBath and Comb, Hair Trimming, Add-on Services
ADDRESS200 Kennevale Dr #202, Nepean, ON K2J 6B6, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 613-898-9228

Tuesday to Thursday 11 AM - 8 PM

Friday 9 AM - 4 PM

Saturday and Sunday 9 AM - 3 PM

Criteria Ratings 
Services Offered★★★★✩ (4/5)
Experience★★★★★ (5/5)
Rates★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Feedback★★★★★ (5/5)

As it offers cat-exclusive grooming services, Cat’s Pajamas Feline Grooming Studio has made it to this list. With over 20 years of professional grooming excellence, we believe in the quality of services it provides.

We like that it has Janet — a Certified Feline Master Groomer, who has been a member of the National Cat Groomers Institute (NCGI) since 2012. 

She also received a certification from the institute as a feline creative groomer in 2014. These, among many others, are 2 of the reasons we and other veterinarians recommend her. 

We appreciate that the groomers take the time to indulge cats 1-on-1 for an hour of pampering and understanding. 

It’s also nice to know that it provides a great private spa environment that is specifically designed for your feline friends. 

To serve clients better, Cat’s Pajamas regularly attends industry events and pursues ongoing education to have a more customer-focused approach. 

Apart from providing a hassle-free online booking process, it also gives away additional discounts to loyal customers through its fabulous feline fellowship. 

Today, it offers bath and comb and hair trimming services. There are sculpting, tunnel trim, and spot mat removal services as well, along with more styling options that are made available on demand.

Unfortunately, Cat’s Pajamas operates with several restrictions to consider. 

Aside from refusing to groom aggressive or sedated cats, it also doesn’t groom feral cats, intact males, pregnant or nursing queens, skunked cats, or cats with open wounds.

On top of this, as its location is up a flight of stairs in what seems like an office building, it’s relatively difficult to spot. 

Nonetheless, Cat’s Pajamas Feline Grooming Studio is a great option to groom your feline friends.


  • Specializes in cat grooming
  • 20+ years of experience
  • A team of certified groomers
  • A great private spa environment
  • Easy online booking process


  • Relatively limited services
  • Several grooming restrictions

Customer Reviews

A 5-star experience

“This was our rescue kitten’s first experience with a groomer and we were not disappointed! When we picked her up she was very relaxed and content, her coat was shiny and soft, and her claws were trimmed perfectly. The pricing was great and the staff very friendly and knowledgeable. All around a 5-star experience!” — Khali Whitelocke, Google Reviews

It went flawlessly

“My cat is 12 years old and can’t reach all the spots on her back anymore to fully clean herself. This was her first groom ever and it went flawlessly! She came out relaxed, fresh, super soft and looking fantastic. I would highly recommend Cat’s Pajamas for any cat that needs a little TLC to help out with their grooming.” — Anna, Google Reviews

5. Furever Pets – Salon and Boutique

Furever Pets - Salon and Boutique Homepage
PRODUCTS & SERVICESDog and Cat Grooming Services, Pet Products
ADDRESS1896 Prince of Wales Dr Unit 5, Nepean, ON K2C 3W9, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 613-680-2222

Wednesday to Sunday 10 AM - 7 PM

Criteria Ratings 
Services Offered★★★★★ (5/5)
Experience★★★★★ (5/5)
Rates★★★★✩ (4/5)
Customer Feedback★★★★✩ (4/5)

Furever Pets – Salon and Boutique is owned by pet groomer Mandy, who has animal clinic experience matched with grooming classes taken in Canada and China. 

The fusion of various pet grooming practices from 2 different cultures is one of the reasons we like Furever Pets. 

Currently, it offers services that extend from lion shaving to nail trimming. There are packages, too, that you can choose from to provide an overall pampering experience for your pet at more affordable rates.

We appreciate that all pets are hand dried, which is a way for them to ensure that every inch of the pet’s skin is assessed while drying them up safely. 

It’s also nice that it has a shop for pet needs like food, treats, and toys.

Although the team may be relatively small, we like that the members are responsive and provide nothing but high-quality, professional services. 

We really like that animals here are treated with utmost care. 

It’s also commendable that the shop accepts multiple payment methods for services offered, which adds additional convenience for patrons. 

The only downside we found is that grooming appointments should be booked 3-4 weeks in advance through a phone call. 

Since it also doesn’t accept walk-ins, this might not be a good place for urgent grooming needs. 

Nevertheless, if you want your pets to be groomed by the right people, Furever Pets – Salon and Boutique is one to consider. 


  • Grooming knowledge from various cultures
  • An array of services
  • All pets are hand dried 
  • Has a store for pet needs
  • Multiple payment methods


  • A small team of groomers
  • Lead time of 3-4 weeks

Customer Reviews

Would 100% recommend this place

“We would 100% recommend this place! Our dog constantly has an amazing cut and looks so cute every single time! Staff are sweet and booking is easy!  The grooming is always super well done. Even if our pup has matted fur, they are always able to make her look so cute and fresh! You will not regret going here!” — Pierre Hage, Google Reviews

They looked beautiful

“They are attentive to my girls’ needs, advise on any problems I need to address and are super with my girls. They looked beautiful 😍 I have an Alaskan Malamute and a Labrador Retriever… both difficult grooms. The price was great too 🙂 Definitely recommend!!” — Lachapelle Shelley, Google Reviews

FAQs about Cat Grooming

We hope that our list has helped you and your fur babies find the best grooming services in town!

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