Mobile & salon groomers are often questioned about why their services cost so much. When you look at what we do for your pets as a standard part of their grooming session vs the cost of these services for yourself you're actually getting a great value!
Haircut & Style
According to squareup.com the average price of a haircut for women is $45 & for men $34.
According to costhelper.com manicures at an average shop range from $10-15 & pedicures $15-25 not including special services like gel or acrylic nails
According to costhelper.com the average cost is $30-35
If we take just the low side of averages for these services & add them up (34+10+15+30), we get a service cost of $89 without adding in tips. As a standard part of a regular grooming session groomers bathe, blowdry, trim nails & trim sanitary areas of your pet (as needed.) Keep in mind we are also cleaning ears & scrubbing bottoms. Odds are your stylist or personal service provider isn't doing these things for you. You're probably not wiggling, kissing, barking or biting at the folks performing your services either.
When you lay out everything a groomer does for your pet, $89 seems like a pretty good deal. Of course many salon groomers aren't charging as much as $89 for a smaller dog or just a basic bath (including nails) but mobile groomers will be charging that or more. After all, it's a luxury service: one on one time with your pet from start to finish, no waiting in crates & no need to leave your home to drop off or pick up your pet according to someone else's schedule. Mobile is an excellent option for pets that get anxious or sick riding in a car, nervous around other dogs or loud noises, dislike hanging out in a crate, busy professionals that work throughout the week or busy parents shuttling kiddos back & forth from school or other activities.
Soggy Paws Salon Mobile