Is Mobile Grooming Right for Your Pet?
Is your cat in need of a long overdue trim? Or is it simply time to pamper your pup? Mobile pet grooming to the rescue! Have you and your pet experienced this new trend in pet grooming innovation? Think of it like grooming on demand. Read on to learn more about the difference a mobile groomer can make on your dog or cat’s appearance as well as their overall well-being.
What to Expect from a Mobile Pet Groomer
It’s, you guessed it, a pet grooming salon on wheels! A mobile groomer drives a van (sometimes called a “groommobile”) equipped with all the bells and whistles of a full-service grooming salon. Imagine having all the benefits of professional pet grooming parked right in your driveway: nail trimming, bathing, ear cleaning, hair clipping, and more! The temperature in the van can be adjusted so that a comfortable environment can be maintained for pets of all sizes.
Due to the nature of their business, many mobile groomers offer flexible hours so you’re sure to find a time slot that works best for you and your pet. This makes it a convenient choice for people who are less mobile or for pet parents that want to avoid the hassle of salon drop-off and pick-up.
What Makes Mobile Grooming Different?
Mobile groomers pride themselves on delivering an experience that is less stressful than that of their traditional counterparts. Unlike a traditional grooming salon that services many pets at once, mobile grooming clients receive individual attention from his or her own personal pet stylist. Pets receive a consistent service rather than being shuffled from one staff member to another and having to wait long periods of time in a crate while they wait their turn.
So for pets that don’t do well around other animals, dislike car travel, or who may experience anxiety while sitting in a crate awaiting their appointment, this is a great option.
How to Find a Mobile Groomer
A quick Google search will give you a number of possible options that service your area. Visit each groomers’ website to see whether your home or workplace falls within their service area. You can also reach out to local pet groups on social media for recommendations or ask your fellow pet parents the next time you’re out at the dog park. Pet owners love to spoil their pets, so if they’ve had a positive experience with a particular groomer, they’ll be happy to talk all about it! You can also keep your eyes peeled for the actual vans as they drive through your city. After all, the van is the best advertisement the groomers’ have!
Mobile grooming services will likely cost more than traditional salon services, but if your pet is an ideal candidate, the benefits will likely justify the price! Mobile grooming is an industry that is still growing, so if you don’t have any services in your area right now, you’ll likely see them in the near future!