Is your dog smelling a bit…doggy? Then maybe it’s time to take your darling furbaby to get the best dog grooming services in Ottawa!
We selected some of the top canine groomers in the city who can transform your beloved pooch from unkempt to perfectly adorable.
In the next section, we’ll also discuss some of the rates you can expect for certain grooming services.
How Much Does Dog Grooming Cost in Ottawa?
A lot depends on how big your dog is and the current state of their hygiene and grooming (or lack thereof).
Some breeds are also double-coated or have extra long fur which could require more attention and effort on the part of the groomer.
In the table below, you can find some popular dog grooming services and their average rates. Please note that the rates differ depending on the size of your dog.
|GROOMING SERVICE||ESTIMATED COST|
|Nail trim and grinding||$20 up (small to medium-sized dogs)|
$25 up (large to extra-large dogs)
|Full bath (with blow dry, brush out, nail trim, ear cleaning)||$45 – $55 (for small dogs)|
$50 – $65 (for medium-sized dogs)
$70 – $90 (for large dogs)
$95 – $125 (for extra-large dogs)
|Full grooming (with deep cleaning and hydrating brush, all-over fur trim or cut, face trimming, nail trimming, ear cleaning)||$70 – $85 (for small dogs)|
$85 – $100 (for medium-sized dogs)
$105 – $130 (for large dogs)
$140 – $164 (for extra-large dogs)
|De-matting brush out||$35 per half hour|
Some pet grooming businesses offer bundled services like baths with blow-dry and trim for a discounted rate. It’s best to ask the groomer about it to see if the services will suit your dog’s needs.
The Best Dog Grooming Services in Ottawa
Ready to get your dog neat-looking and smelling nice? Let’s see what the best dog grooming companies in Ottawa can do to pamper your canine companion.
1. Purrdy Paws Pet Grooming and Mobile Spa
|SERVICES||Pet in-spa grooming, mobile grooming, creative grooming, additional services|
|ADDRESS||732 Bank Street, The Glebe. Ottawa, ON|
|OPERATING HOURS||By appointment only|
In this day and age, it’s highly convenient to have mobile services come to you for even seemingly non-essential tasks. This is how we feel about Purrdy Paws’ mobile grooming services (available for both cats and dogs!).
This service is ideal for pets who get anxious about going to a grooming centre or feel nervous during car rides.
From nail trimming to full baths and blow-drying, your beloved furbaby can get pampered and cleaned up without having to go through the stress of being around other animals and going through traffic.
The downside? The mobile grooming services require three to four weeks of advanced booking!
Purrdy Paws can also accommodate creative grooming and haircuts for dogs. So if you want your pet to have cute bangs, wear fancy nail polish, get bedazzled fur, or have temporary hair dye in strategic places, go ahead and ask the groomer about it.
Read some positive feedback for Purrdy Paws:
“They were very patient and understanding with my nervous Rottie. Definitely going back to get my dog accustomed to being handled by strangers.” – Roger Bibaud
“Our 65-pound Sheepadoodle had a full haircut at Purrdy’s this week, and we couldn’t be happier with the cut (best haircut our dog has had), service, and prices. It was our first time at Purrdy’s, and we will definitely be going back!” – Ash Kelley
2. The Pampered Pet
|SERVICES||Pet grooming, accessories, pet food, pet store|
|ADDRESS||Ottawa South, 2446 Bank St. Suite 127 Ottawa, ON K1V 1A4|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday 8 AM – 9 PM|
Saturdays 9 AM – 7 PM
Sundays 10 AM – 6 PM
The Pampered Pet is practically a one-stop-shop for everything pet-related. It offers pet food, pet accessories, and grooming services under one roof.
Those who like their pet’s food all-natural and organic can get them from this place. There’s quite a good selection of wet, dry, and raw food to accommodate every doggy diet.
Its grooming services are open 7 days a week which makes it extra convenient for fur-parents with full-time weekday jobs. The shop’s grooming rates are pretty reasonable, too (just $15 plus tax for nail trimming)!
The salon services are truly toe-to-tail in range. Clients can bring their dogs for regular nail trimming or grinding, flea baths, eye and ear cleaning, teeth and gum cleaning, de-matting and de-shaving, and all possible grooming services in-between.
All dogs of various breeds, ages, and sizes are welcome at the Pampered Pet. Yes, even anxious ones can be accommodated by the gentle and welcoming staff (as long as their vaccines are updated).
See how these clients liked Pampered Pet’s services:
“So happy with the service our puppy Olive received! Everyone was super friendly to deal with, she looks beautiful and her service was affordable. Very happy to have found a place that makes me feel comfortable to bring the jewel of my world.” – Courtney Leduc
“Great customer service! All the staff was friendly and Charlie did an amazing job with Addy. They were very knowledgeable and helpful answering all our questions!” – Pamela Davies
3. Kristen’s Pet Grooming
|SERVICES||Professional pet grooming, doggie daycare|
|ADDRESS||591 March Road Kanata, Ontario K2K 2M5|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Wednesday 7 AM – 7 PM|
Thursdays 7 AM – 8 PM
Fridays 7 AM – 7 PM
Saturdays 8 AM – 6 PM
Closed on Sundays
If you need to be somewhere where dogs aren’t allowed, you can get Kristen’s Pet Grooming and Doggie Daycare to take care of your furbaby for the time being.
The company offers full and half-day daycare rates so you can opt for bundled services depending on how long you’ll need to be away. There’s even a packaged service that includes grooming!
Kristen, the force behind the company, has been an experienced dog groomer for over 16 years. She and her staff aim to provide customized grooming and pampering services for all their clients in an environment that’s relaxing and stress-free.
So if your dog needs a bath, Kristen’s Pet Grooming team can deliver more than just a clean, fresh-smelling pooch. Using such tools as tearless shampoos, deep conditioning treatments, fluff drying techniques, and gentle ear and eye cleaning procedures, your dog can feel truly pampered and refreshed after a visit.
The following customers have good things to say about Kristen’s Pet Grooming:
“I brought my fur-niece and fur-nephew in for some much-needed pampering. When I picked them up they looked absolutely gorgeous! I was so pleased with the results. Thank you for doing such an amazing job. They were so clean! Their fur was so soft! Their claws were trimmed right down. They are ready for summer!” – Jenn White
“We took our Bernese Mountain Dog to get groomed at Kristen’s for the first time today. They did an absolutely incredible job! Our dog looked so wonderful when we picked him up and you could tell he was feeling so fresh! We will definitely book here again!” – Jessica Davis
4. The Barking Barber
|SERVICES||Professional dog grooming, grooming packages, standalone services, puppy training program|
|ADDRESS||233B Armstrong St., Ottawa, K1Y 2W5|
|CONTACT NUMBER||(613) 421-5086|
|OPERATING HOURS||By appointment only|
Tuesdays to Saturdays
The Barking Barber was established in 2019 and is run by a couple of experienced pet groomers. It specializes in doggy baths and haircuts with packages that aim to address toe-to-tail pampering and grooming.
Even the smallest puppies (five months old or younger) are promised a stress-free grooming experience at Barking Barber via its ultimate salon introduction package.
Your dog can also get specialty services that are almost spa-like and luxurious. The salon offers medicated bath treatments, blueberry facial scrubs, ear and tail hair dyeing, and teeth brushing using enzymatic toothpaste.
What’s great about Barking Barber is that clients can get to choose between bundled grooming services or stand-alone ones. So if your dog just needs to get its eyes or ears cleaned, you won’t have to force it to sit still for blow-drying or other unnecessary services.
The downside is that stand-alone services are strictly by appointment only. Updated rabies vaccination paperwork is required for all doggy clients, too.
Read some client feedback for Barking Barber:
“Thank you for grooming Lennon! She was so cute, soft, and smelled so much better! I highly recommend your services to anyone looking!” – Stacey Lynn
“Professional and very attentive service. After our horror on an experience with bank street pet grooming service, this place has been refreshing.” – Sashika Ranathunge
5. Furry Tails, Inc.
|SERVICES||Dog and cat grooming, baths, full groom, brush out, trim|
|ADDRESS||1111 Cobden Road Ottawa, Ontario K2C 2Z4|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mondays and Tuesdays 8.30 AM – 4 PM|
Wednesdays and Thursday 8.30 AM – 9 PM
Closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
We firmly believe that to be able to offer outstanding pet services, the owners and staff of a business need to be pet lovers themselves. On that level, the Furry Tails team takes pride in having rescued dogs themselves and are familiar with how they tick.
We like that this isn’t a breed-centric pet grooming centre. Each pet is promised the same kind of high grooming and hygienic standards regardless of breed or background.
Your dogs can get either basic or full grooming packages at Furry Tails. There are also a la carte services in case your dog only needs a nail trim (starting at just $11!) or its ears cleaned (at just $5!).
There’s also a deep dental cleaning service being offered which is kind of baffling for its expensive price tag at $99. Since there’s no information given about it, it’s hard to discern what the service and all the tools it entails.
Learn how past clients liked Furry Tails:
“Lisbeth was an amazing groomer. She was very Gentle with my two puppies Bella and prince.
I will really recommend this pet grooming place with very nice staff and friendly dogs there.
Very reasonable price as well.” – Jena Luxchica
“Upon the recommendation of my neighbour, we gave this grooming salon a try. They managed to squeeze our two rough collies in that same day, made sure they got a walk in the afternoon *AND* stayed late to make sure my girls were totally spiffed up. I highly recommend this salon. The price is very fair, the service was excellent, and it is clear they adore dogs!” – Kristina Odny
FAQs About Dog Grooming in Ottawa
With the best dog grooming services in Ottawa, your beloved pooch can look, feel, and smell like a winner.
Did we leave out a dog grooming centre that should be reviewed? Please send us a message and we’ll gladly take a look at it.
And if you need to go somewhere and can’t bring your furbaby with you, may we recommend some of the best dog daycare centres in Ottawa for you to consider?