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Mobile Grooming: Would you try it?

Bailey getting her mobile groom on.

Bailey getting her mobile groom on.

We recently launched a test of PETCO Mobile Grooming in the San Diego area. It’s a simple concept – PETCO brings all the perks of one of our in-store grooming salons right to your front door or office, whenever it works for you. It’s perfect for pet parents with busy schedules, multiple pets, pets that don’t like to get in and out of the car or have separation issues, or for anyone that really prefers that extra personal, one-on-one attention.

One of our new Mobile Grooming vans recently came to the PETCO corporate offices so some of our associates could try it out and get a firsthand experience . So, I went down to check out the vans and the process. I was pretty impressed. The van was super clean and had everything you could possibly need to pamper a pup with a full groom and style makeover.

The pictures I’m posting show some of the process (and Bailey, one of my favorite pups that hangs out at the PETCO offices.  Side note: isn’t she adorable???) I’m curious, would you take advantage of Mobile Grooming if it was offered by PETCO in your area? Have you tried mobile grooming before? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments section — we want to know what you think!

Baily Mobile Groom

Baily Mobile Groom

Baily Mobile Groom

Baily Mobile Groom (blog5)

Bailey, so fresh & so clean, with her happy dad, Edgar.

Bailey, so fresh & so clean, with her happy dad, Edgar.

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  • http://www.vetwisdomcafe.com Tammy

    Love the idea of mobile groomers. We used one in our area for our cat, Ben. He gets horrible mats (won’t let us brush him without a fight). We haven’t found another mobile groomer in our new area yet, but we’re about to have to start searching!!

  • Kelly O

    I absolutely love Mobile Grooming. Ever since I tried Mobile Grooming, I have used it exclusively for both my dogs. I like that my dogs are right outside my door getting groomed, that I don’t have to drive to drop off and pick up my pets and the best part is that it is a lot less stressful on my dogs. Plus, my groomer Barbara is the best!

  • Edgar

    I had never tried any type of grooming service before (rookie puppy dad) and I must say the mobile groomer was quick and left Bailey lookin spiffy! Go PETCO!

  • Sharon

    YES!! Anything to make one less trip somewhere!

  • Shea

    I would love to have a mobile groomer in our area, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. It would make my life a lot easier. I have 2 bulldogs; one loves to go get his bath, the other one doesn’t like to go.

  • Ally

    It’s a great idea and I hope it works out well. I am so sick of people refering to getting their animal grommed as “pampering” as most animals don’t enjoy getting these services done…they are just a hygiene must.

  • Ryan M.

    I had my pug groomed by the mobile grooming van and had a great experience, my pug looked great too. The cost was competitive for the convenience and the groomer was personable and polite. She even trimmed his nails and he really hates that. I’d use the service again and I recommend it.

  • Kendra

    I used mobile grooming for the first time several weeks ago and it was great for both me and my pup, Fozzie. It was super convenient and easy for me and seemed to be a much better experience for Fozzie. He gets one on one attention and isn’t left waiting scared in a kennel. He even jumped right into the van for a little touch up on the way out, at the salon he would have never been that enthusiastic – actually quite the opposite. He even gave Barbara, his mobile groomer, a big kiss goodbye. Thank goodness for mobile grooming!

  • Gina Y

    I would LOVE to use mobile grooming…if I knew in advance the van was coming. I’ve seen it on-site here at the NSC and wonder where the sign-up notice is/was.

  • Sally Logan

    Gosh, I would think you could schedule specific days at the NSC so that the associates there could get their dogs groomed while at work! Would be a nice perk.

  • Charles

    Since I haven’t tried our Mobile Grooming service, I cannot say whether or not the service is worth the price. What I can say is that I did call to inquire about the service and the price was prohibitive. I can’t foresee ever trying the service until the price comes down (permanently, temporarily, or via a promotional offer) and, as a result, there is no chance for me to recommend the service to others.

  • Kendra

    You can just call the number to set up an appointment, either for at the NSC or at home. It’s 1-866-PET-STYLE (1-866-738-7895)

  • Shelly

    I would definitely use mobile grooming in the Temecula area for my golden retriever. She hates to go into the store for this and it would make it much easier. We have used an in house groomer in the past and loved it. When it comes to more areas, I will definitely use it.

  • http://Petco Anthony

    Would like to use it for my Cocker but the price in the past hasn’t be worth the effort, just as easy to drive my pet over to my local groomer.

  • Sabrina

    How do yall like moblie grooming?

  • Adam

    Love the idea of mobile grooming. I think it makes a lot of sense, especially since convenience is becoming increasingly important for working people.

    Also thought the article was very well written by Ms. Epstein.

  • Adam

    Sounds like a great idea.
    One question though, what about for other types of pets?
    For example, my friends have several pets that are difficult to drive somewhere to have groomed (ex: a spring chicken)

  • Erin

    I’m going to start by saying that I am a PETCO associate, but I’m also a customer (and mom to 2 hairy Corgis.) I whole heartedly endorse Mobile Grooming because they do this fantastic de-shedding treatment that makes a marked difference in the amount of hair bunnies that live under my furniture for a miniumum of 3 weeks following each service. If you have shedding dogs and limited time to sweep those hair bunnies up, I highly recommend you give Mobile Grooming a try. It’s awesome!

  • Tracy

    I love mobile grooming. I used it for my cocker spaniel. Now I have 2 yorkies and I hate taking them in. They sit for 5 or more hours in that kennel even with an appointment time!! I would love to find another mobile groomer in my area.

  • Nia Brazil

    what does it cost ???????

  • Nia Brazil

    i have two german shepherds and a 2 pound chihuahua and a siamese cat..what does it cost for the mobile grooming?

  • Ginny

    I would love to try the mobile grooming van. I have 4 standard poodles that need reg. grooming. I think I could set up a petco grooming day in my neighborhood. I really like the idea of the van outside my door. When the dogs are done, they come right back inside their house instead of a cage waiting till I arrive at the groomers. All dogs could be done in one day.

  • Dj Hutto

    I would love to DO IT!!! Being a Dog Trainer I would love to have both services available to give those that are homebound. Does Petco offer Dog Grooming classes so I can become certified as a groomer?

  • sarah

    does anybody know how much it cost?