Grooming Gurus: Treat Your Pet To Looking Their Best

March 22, 2024
Professional male groomer making haircut of poodle teacup dog at grooming salon with professional equipment

Spring is a great time to be a dog, but perhaps not a perfect time to own a dog. The family pet likely is running around in the warm temperatures, and that often means mud, muddy paws, and a dirty coat. Plus, there is the need for regular nail trims, some ear care, and everything else that goes with taking care of a pet that you love. From mobile spas to compassionate care for senior pets, these businesses are not just about a quick wash and trim; they’re about building relationships, trust, and a community of well-loved pets. Check out these grooming salons around Metro Detroit that may be a good match for your furry friends. 


If you cannot get to the groomer, sometimes the groomer is willing to come to you. Lucky Dog Mobile Grooming Spa is great if you have an older pet who has mobility issues or if you need a nervous dog to have a gentle touch that makes them feel safe during the grooming process. Lauren, the passionate owner of Lucky Dog Mobile Grooming Spa, has over 15 years of experience and aims to provide a stress-free grooming environment. Always having a true passion for working with senior dogs and those with health challenges, Lauren has opted to expand the services she offers. “Starting Spring 2024, I’ll be offering In-Home Senior & Hospice Dog Grooming. Terminally ill pets and seniors with anxiety, mobility, and pain issues will receive one-on-one compassionate grooming, all while in the comfort of their own homes.” Lucky Dog Mobile Grooming Spa services Washington Township and the surrounding communities. 

freshly groomed dog with a bandana from lucky dog mobile grooming spa
Photo courtesy of Lucky Dog Mobile Grooming Spa


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3023 Hilton Road, Ferndale

All Paw Spa caters to all breeds of dogs and cats, with personalized treatments for pets with skin or coat concerns. This retreat offers full-service grooming, baths, and a la carte services for your pet to look their best. For dogs, a full-service bath session, your pup will get a soothing shampoo, blow dry, brush out, ear cleaning, and nail trimming, while a full-service grooming includes all of the above plus a haircut. For cats, a full-service bath has a shampoo, fluff dry, ear cleaning, nail trimming, and a brush out. For a grooming session, cats will also receive a haircut and a waterless bath. Check out this tranquil environment for your four-legged family member. 


3443 Cass Avenue, Detroit

4278 Haggerty Road, Commerce Charter Township

13208 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit

Canine To Five has been a cornerstone of Midtown’s pet care since 2005, with Samantha Hillmer, Director of Marketing & Client Experience, noting, “Our team of skilled and compassionate groomers is dedicated to the well-being of your furry companions. Regular grooming is essential for the health and happiness of our beloved pets. Beyond just aesthetics, maintaining their coats free from tangles plays a significant role in their overall comfort and behavior.” The Midtown and Commerce locations warmly welcome new clients, and the Eastside Detroit location caters to short-haired dogs and now has walk-in bathing services available. Call the location closest to you to set up an appointment. 

canine to five grooming session with a pitbull in the bath
Photo courtesy of Canine to Five


23717 Research Drive, Farmington Hills

Canine College offers doggy daycare, boarding, training, and grooming all in their Farmington Hills location. It takes care to an educational level, ensuring every pet not only looks good but feels good too in a structured environment where dogs can utilize their pack skills. For grooming services, the salon utilizes the HydroSurge Bathing System, which fuses water, shampoo, and air to create a spray that penetrates the animal’s hair to the skin. This method breaks up oils and removes dirt and dry, flaky skin. Teeth brushing, nail cutting and grinding, shedless treatments, and more are also available.


Little Blue Groom Buggy brings exceptional grooming services right to your doorstep, emphasizing the importance of building trust with their canine and human clients. Amy Pennington, Owner and Head Groomer, shares, “Grooming can be an overwhelming process for a lot of dogs, but if their trust can be earned, they are much more likely to have a positive experience.” Servicing central Oakland County, Little Blue Groom Buddy utilizes positive reinforcement and meetings before groom sessions to ensure pet comfortability in the van.

cat after grooming with little blue groom buggy
Photo courtesy of Little Blue Groom Buggy


2713 West Webster, Royal Oak

3280 South Rochester Road, Rochester Hills

33022 Northwestern Highway, West Bloomfield Township

Designed for every pet owner, Scrubbers Self-Serve Dog Wash & Grooming is an excellent environment to get your pet ready for the season. If you want to take on the endeavor yourself, all you need is your dog and a leash. Scrubbers has bathing stations with all of the cleaning essentials needed to bathe your pup, and your bathroom doesn’t get dirtied in the process. With professional groomers onsite, they’ll guide you through the process to ensure your pet is squeaky clean after you’re done. If you’d prefer to leave things to the pros, there are dedicated groomers for cats and dogs to take care of your furry family member. 

This article has been updated to include new information. The original article was published on March 13, 2021, and was authored by Karen Dybis.