Not all groomers are made equal! Like any other trade, dog grooming skills and abilities can vary widely from person person, and place to place. Dogs can be wormy, squirmy, grumpy, or great, and it takes special people to be able to handle them all.

Once you’ve found a groomer you’re confident in, you can make regular recurring appointments with them, and cross one more thing off the to-do list! To help you in your search, we’ve listed the 5 best dog groomers in Virginia Beach.

A Note on Mobile Dog Grooming

We LOVE mobile dog groomers. We find the grooming experience can be very stressful for more sensitive dogs who are adverse to loud noises, crates, or shy of strange people and dogs. A mobile groomer will come to your home in their mobile pet salon! They park out front of your house, and complete the entire grooming process in a space where your dog gets their undvided attention. It greatly reduces the amount of stress they may feel during the grooming process, and provides an element of convenience since you don’t have to transport your own pets.

What should I look for in a dog groomer?

Among the vast array of options, there are certain things to look for when choosing a groomer. You want to make sure they have clean, well-ventilated salons, and dog-friendly products. Whether mobile or permanent, they should have no problem showing you their facilities.Look for a groomer that offers an array of services. Specialty services may also indicate a groomer who is knowledgeable and experienced. Most dog groomers offer standard services as a minimum including bathing, hair trimming, de-shedding, ear cleaning, and nail trimming.

One of the most important things to know is if your chosen dog groomer carries liability insurance. Carrying insurance is a sign of a true dog grooming professional. It can also give you peace of mind that if any injuries should occur under their care, any resulting medical expenses will be covered. On the same note, you may also ask if the salon has Pet First Aid & CPR training, and if there is a first aid kit on site.

Our 5 Favorites

Puppy Love Mobile Groomer

One of the best mobile dog groomers in Virginia Beach is Puppy Love Mobile Grooming. Our personal experience with them has been nothing short of fabulous. Kristy is kind, patient, friendly, and wonderful with my very sensitive pups. They came out looking incredible, and I couldn’t have been happier. They can be reached via their website at, or message them at (917) 318-5939. She is also very responsive to Facebook messages if you reach out at

A Glawmorous Pet Pawlor

Another one of our favorite mobile groomers who also covers the Virginia Beach area is A Glawmorous Pet Pawlor. Our clients have given them nothing but exceptional praise, including one who had a particularly sensitive dog they had the utmost patience with grooming. They can be reached on their Facebook page at, or by phone at 757-549-7729

Blue Dog Pet Grooming

If you prefer to take your dog to a groomer, Blue Dog Pet Grooming is one of the best. They are located at 1517 Pleasure House Road in Virginia Beach. They are closed Sunday and Monday. You can reach them for appointments on their website at, or via phone 757-343-3499. Their website even states that they take same-day or next-day appointments, so if you’re tight on time, they are a great choice!

Blue Ribbon Pet Salon

The Blue Ribbon Pet Salon is located at 1023 Kempsville Road. They are also closed on Sundays and Mondays. We love that they offer some very specific specialty services for deshedding, carding, and hand stripping. If you have a breed in need of these services, you can reach them at, or for appointments at 757-361-6688.

The Preppie Pooch

Our last (but not least) pick is The Preppie Pooch. Open Monday through Saturday, they have branded themselves as an upscale dog day spa. Sounds good to us! Not only do they offer standard grooming services, but they also offer specialty services like scrubs, mud wraps, and even a hydrotherapy bath. Too bad it’s just for dogs, or we would be headed there right now. You can check out all of their awesome offerings at, or reach them via phone at 757-631-5900.

Now that you know what to look for in a dog groomer, and you have some great suggestions, you’re ready to make a confident decision in choosing a groomer without worrying about what will happen to your pooch.

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