Best of Boston

BEST Pet Grooming

2014 BEST Pet Grooming
Photograph by Toan Trinh

Bark Place

Boston

The pro groomers at this cheerful canine emporium consult with customers to determine the right cut and style before brushing out, shampooing, conditioning, trimming, and drying each pooch to perfection—nail clipping and ear cleaning are included, but parents of truly… read more »

2013 BEST Pet Grooming

Durty Harry’s

Charlestown

Sorry to disappoint Clint Eastwood fans, but this much-loved dog spa and shop is named for owner Michelle Fournier’s Lab-retriever mix. Pooches are the stars here as groomers lovingly shampoo, trim, and clip. There’s even pickup and drop-off service for… read more »

2012 BEST Pet Grooming

Dewberry Dogs & Cats Too

South Boston

Pets can get dirty in a matter of seconds. So why does it often take months to schedule a groomer appointment? This cozy spot offers greyhound-fast service (often in the same week you called) and an assertive yet warm touch… read more »

2011 BEST Pet Grooming
Photograph by Jessica Scranton

Pawsh Dog Boutique

Boston

If Vidal Sassoon and Karl Lagerfeld opened a pet business together, it might look a good deal like Pawsh. This swanky boutique specializes in beautifying furry Bostonians—from shampoos and blowouts to sleek body cuts—while also stocking fashionable accoutrements like natty… read more »

2008 BEST Pet Grooming
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Kelly’s Underground Dog Grooming

Boston

Between the cooing and the teeny-tiny hair bows, dog grooming is a silly affair. At least to the dogs, who honestly don’t care about being clean, and would much rather spend their time making new friends. At Kelly’s, everyone wins:… read more »

2008 BEST Pet Grooming, North
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DogSpa

Beverly

Dogs and people express their devotion to each other in ways the recipient probably wishes they wouldn’t: jumping up and piddling with joy (dogs); making gifts of pup-sized Sox jerseys (people). A trip to the groomer’s might fall into that… read more »

2007 BEST Pet Grooming

sPoochies Spa and Boutique

Boston

Loyal sidekicking is hard work. So is giving a cat a bath (something we’ve learned the hard way). Make life a little easier for both you and your furry, filthy pal with a visit to ‘sPoochies, where the gentle techs… read more »

2006 BEST Pet Grooming
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Dolittle’s Pet Grooming

Jamaica Plain

Oftentimes, active dogs (and lazy cats) need a little help in the hygiene department. The animal-loving folks at Dolittle’s are trained in the ways of the bath and the blow dry, and manage to lather-rinse-repeat even the most petulant pet…. read more »

2001 BEST Pet Grooming, South

A Pet’s Peeve (formerly For Your Paws Only)

Hingham

This grooming service is no-nonsense and no-frills, but we like it that way. And so do our dogs, who don’t balk at returning when we pull into the parking lot. The cheap $7 nail-clipping service can’t be beat. read more »

1999 BEST Pet Grooming

Pet Shop Girls

Boston

Okay, so it isn’t the fanciest place in town. But wouldn’t you rather have a place where your pooch feels comfortable? Groomer George has loving touches with the brushes and clippers, but you have to book a week in advance… read more »