In-home pet grooming

In-Home & Mobile Dog and Cat Grooming: Why are the Best Methods?

So, you’re looking to get your lovely pets professionally groomed! Sounds like it should be simple enough to set up. However, upon searching online you find out that are many different kinds of services out there, such as in-home grooming, mobile pet grooming, and pet salons.

What does all this mean? And what is best for your precious fluff balls?

Luckily, you’re in the exact right place to find out! We’re going to take you through how each of these services function along with the pros and cons.

Benefits of Using Groomit

In-home pet grooming services, such as our own, come with many benefits for your lovely animals.

Firstly, as we come to you, there is no need to worry about taking your pet anywhere. They will be groomed in the environment most familiar to them, keeping their stress levels minimal.

You will also get to see the whole process, talking with the groomer 1 to 1 and taking a look at all the products they are using.

Finally, our service at Groomit is incredibly convenient. We offer same-day bookings with completely customizable service packages, all set up easily through our app.

However, in-home pet grooming may not be for everyone! As the grooming is performed in your home, groomers will commonly need access to your bathtub or sink. Some may also not be comfortable with having a stranger within the home.

Mobile Pet Grooming

If you aren’t sure what mobile grooming is, it’s where our groomer will come to your home in a van that is fully equipped to carry out the grooming process. These vans are climate-controlled, clean environments that are completely safe and comfortable for your dog & cat.

The Groomit van will arrive near your home and you will be responsible for drop-off & pick up of your pet. This also comes with the benefit that you don’t have to prepare and create a space for the grooming to take place. Furthermore, eliminating the need for providing towels and a water supply for the groomers. 

Additionally, as your pet is just outside your home, they are always only a moment’s notice away. This makes it a much better option than the traditional pet grooming salon.

Pet Salons

Pet salons are the most traditional of the three. As brick and mortar businesses, you take your pets to them, unlike the two services outlined above.

This does mean you will have to spend time traveling there and back, which can be very stressful for pets who do not like car rides.

You’ll likely need to make an appointment in advance, as many places do not allow same-day bookings as Groomit does.

Additionally, pet salons tend to be busy and loud places, with plenty of other dogs and cats about. All this activity can further agitate your pet.

It may also be impossible to speak with the groomer directly and you may be unable to see the grooming take place.

Finally, grooming within pet salons can take a lot longer. Your pet will also be cage dried, which can take hours and be very stressful for them.

Which is Best?

After taking you through all three major types of professional grooming services, we now have a much better idea of each.

While the best option for you depends on your family situation and your particular cat or dog, if you’re unsure of which one to choose, the convenience factor and transparency that in-home pet grooming offers wins out over the other two!

With our services at Groomit, you get even more benefits. You can pick a favorite groomer, meaning that you can continue to get the same groomer for subsequent appointments.

It’s also incredibly easy to set up appointments! Through our app or the website, you can have a confirmed appointment within minutes.

Additionally, all of our groomers follow the safety procedures recommended by the CDC and the WHO, so you can rest easy knowing that there is a minimal risk of Coronavirus.

We hope this article has proved useful to you! If you’re looking to try out professional pet grooming for the first time, why not try us? Feel free to make an appointment now and your pets will thank you for it!


Q: What is in-home grooming for pets?
In-home grooming for pets refers to the practice of bringing professional grooming services directly to the comfort of your own home. Instead of taking your pet to a salon or grooming facility, a professional groomer will come to your residence equipped with the necessary tools and equipment to provide grooming services on-site.

Q: What are the advantages of in-home pet grooming?
In-home pet grooming offers several advantages, including convenience, reduced stress for pets, one-on-one attention, and a familiar environment. With in-home grooming, there is no need for transportation or waiting at a salon, which can be stressful for some pets. Grooming sessions can be tailored to your pet’s individual needs, and they can feel more at ease in their own surroundings.

Q: Can all types of pets benefit from in-home grooming?
Yes, in-home grooming can benefit a wide range of pets, including dogs and cats of different sizes and breeds. It is especially beneficial for pets that may experience anxiety or stress in unfamiliar environments or those with mobility issues. In-home groomers are typically equipped to handle various pet grooming needs, but it’s advisable to check with the groomer beforehand for specific requirements.

Q: How do I find a reputable in-home pet groomer?
Finding a reputable in-home pet groomer can be done by conducting online research, checking local directories, or asking for recommendations from friends, family, or your veterinarian. Look for groomers with positive reviews, certifications, and experience in providing in-home grooming services. It’s also important to inquire about their equipment, safety measures, and grooming techniques during the selection process.

Q: What should I expect during an in-home pet grooming session?
During an in-home pet grooming session, the groomer will typically bring all the necessary tools and equipment to your home. They will discuss your pet’s grooming needs and preferences, and then proceed with services such as bathing, brushing, nail trimming, ear cleaning, and haircutting, depending on your pet’s requirements. The groomer will prioritize your pet’s comfort and well-being throughout the session.


Ryan Jones

Ryan is a freelance writer for hire specializing in Pets and Animals. He works closely with various pet sites with the aim to educate people on everything there is to know about our cute furry companions. When he isn’t writing professionally he is usually keeping his cat Snow out of trouble!

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