The Top Dog Grooming Services in Toronto

A Review of the 5 Best Dog Grooming Services in Toronto

Every dog deserves their own “me” day too so we’re here to help you make it as rewarding as possible!

In this article, we’ll run through the best dog grooming services in Toronto to treat your furbaby. You can schedule the perfect pamper getaway with any of these exceptional options in the city.

The Cost of Dog Grooming Services in Toronto 

Like a typical spa for people, pet spas also have various services to choose from. You may even encounter service packages depending on what the store offers.

General grooming services can vary depending on your dog’s weight and breed. It’s because certain dog breeds need a special type of care as they can be sensitive to certain products.

First, here’s a table outlining the typical costs of common dog grooming services:

ServiceMinimum Cost
Complete grooming service for small dogs$40
Complete grooming service for big dogs$75
Nail trim$10
Nail polish$10
Ear cleaning $10
Teeth brushing $10
Paw balm$5
Flea & tick treatment$15
Blueberry facial$5

Next, here are the typical starting prices for a full dog grooming service based on breed. Note that we’ll only mention a few, common breeds to give you an idea:

BreedMinimum Cost
Pomerian, Pug, Chihuahua, Shih Tzu$40
Corgi, Toy Poodle$50
Cocker Spaniel, Border Collie $60
Golden Retriever, Springer Spaniel$70
Husky, Alaskan Malamute, German Shepherd, Poodle$80
Saint Bernard, Newfoundland$100+

The Top Dog Grooming Services in Toronto

For today’s review, we used the following criteria to make our selection:

Packages offered plus additional services
Availability and ease of communication
Value for money
Customer satisfaction based on customer reviews and ratings

1. Dogfather & Co. Rosedale

Dogfather & Co. Rosedale'S hOMEPAGE
SERVICES Dog grooming services, cat grooming services, teeth cleaning services, dog products including accessories, toys, treats, beddings, and puppy essentials
WEBSITEhttps://dogfatherandco.com/
ADDRESS1007 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2K9, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-960-1088
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Dogfather and Co. is a one-stop-shop for dog essential and grooming services. Let’s walk you through the reasons they made our cut.

First, as people who like options, we love that there are three major packages to choose from. Currently, they offer a Full Groom, Bath & Tidy, and Bath & Brush.

So, which one of these packages does your dog need? You can only choose between Bath & Tidy, and Bath & Brush if you don’t need any hair trimming services.

But if your dog needs hair trimming on the body, face, and tail, go for the Full Groom. Note that you must contact them for the prices as it heavily depends on your dog’s breed and size. 

All packages include shampoo, conditioner, mani & pawdicure, ear cleaning, brush and & dry, and undercoat removal. You can also get add-ons such as teeth brushing, Blueberry facial, and anal gland expression.

Apart from these packages, we also like that they offer Creative Grooming. With this, your dog can get highlights or hair coloring, stenciling, geometric shaping, and even feather extensions.

It’s also possible to customize your own package as they offer a la carte services. Walk-ins are entertained, but we recommend booking in advance for a better flow of service.

Pros

  • Can deal with dogs with special needs
  • Offer creative grooming services
  • A la carte services
  • Walk-ins entertained (per selected service)
  • Open daily

Cons

  • Has a cancellation policy that can cost you up to 100% of the grooming service

Customer Reviews

Attentive and careful groomers

I recently took my mixed poodle, bichon, schnauzer to get groomed and I was hesitant since at other groomers they did not do as I asked. Based on reviews I thought I would try the DogFather and I can’t tell you how glad I am that I did! The groomer was named Haruka and she did EXACTLY as I asked. She was attentive to what I described and careful and I am soooo happy. He came back to me so gorgeous, clean and calm with a beautiful haircut. They even gave him a little zebra bandanna which he loves wearing all the time now. I can’t stop raving about their awesome grooming. Thank you Dogfather! We will be back!!! – Nadine C.

Constant commitment to dogs

I love the Dogfather!!  I find everything I need and more for all of my pups at the Dogfather.  The staff is friendly, very understanding and knowledgeable.  They are so great that sometimes I just stop in to say “hi” when I’m in the area.  Their commitment to dogs is a constant that I can rely on and I highly recommend.  I just want to say “Thank you” to the entire staff at the Dogfather for being so amazing!! – Adam Hopkins

2. Spaw Boutique

Spaw Boutique'S hOMEPAGE
SERVICES Dog grooming services, cat grooming services
WEBSITEhttps://www.spawboutique.com/
ADDRESS844 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1P1, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-366-7729
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Spaw Boutique claimed a spot on our list for a lot of reasons. Here are the highlights.

For starters, they offer various packages with many options for add-ons. They offer Standard Grooming, Standard Tidy, and Just a Dip.

Just a Dip basically does what the name says – shampoo your dog with complete drying. If you want more comprehensive services, you’re better off with either Standard Grooming or Tidy.

Both packages include mani & & pawdicure, ear cleaning, brushing or de-shedding, sanitations, and hair removal between pads. The major difference is that your dog can get a haircut and styling with Standard Grooming.

Now, if you feel like your dog deserves more pampering, you can add a variety of services. For example, you can get teeth brushing for an extra $8 or a nail pawlish for another $25.

One of the other things we liked about them is the variety of shampoos they use. They have oatmeal, hypoallergenic, whitening, and natural protein options.

What makes them stand out from the rest is that they offer express service for special needs dogs. Just make sure to contact them via phone to accommodate you ASAP.

Another thing worth noting is that if you can’t pick up your dog immediately, they can stay at the shop until closing time. Of course, for the safety of your pets, it’s better to come as soon as you can.

Pros

  • Offers various shampoos depending on dog needs
  • Has express services for dogs with special needs
  • Dogs can stay until closing time
  • Open daily

Cons

  • Has a cancellation policy that can cost you up to 50% of the total service
  • Late fees apply to late appointments

Customer Reviews

Services that meet expectations

My first time taking my pup to Spaw Boutique. The service did not disappoint at all. I was recommended to ask for Amber, and she was indeed amazing. She listened to everything I wanted and followed it. I’m so happy I did Benjie’s first full groom here! Would definitely recommend. – Trisha Barua Pharwaha

Easy to communicate

I originally sent a message to see if they were open during lockdown and received a response within minutes. Took my pup, Jake, in for a nail trim today. He’s a chihuahua and has a bit of separation anxiety. The welcome we got was so friendly and upbeat. Jake had no problems going in for his nail trim and we didn’t get any breed bias today! Staff was friendly and did a great job cutting his nails. Highly recommend for people in downtown Toronto who want their four legged babies to be well take care of!! – Caitlin Hopper

3. That Dog Next Door

That Dog Next Door's Homepage
SERVICES Dog grooming services, cat grooming services, pet products, supplements, cleaning products, pet bowls & feeders
WEBSITEhttps://thatdognextdoor.ca/
ADDRESS1230 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1N3, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-533-8363
OPERATING HOURSTuesday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

That Dog Next Door is the right shop to be if you need grooming services and pet products. But more than that, here are other key things that caught our attention:

Let’s discuss the grooming services you can get first. You can book a Puppy Intro Groom, Full Groom, and Bath & Tidy.

Full Groom and Bath & Body contain basic services – bath, brush, nail trim, ear cleaning, and nail trim. The latter is just $10 cheaper but you won’t get a full cut with it.

The Puppy Groom is great for dogs up to five months old and includes bath, blow-dry, and nail trimming. This is usually lighter than a full groom to prevent exhaustion from your puppy.

Like most shops, you can also choose other add ons to each package. This includes sanitary tidy, nail trimming, paw tidy, face tidy, glands expression, and nail filing.

What makes this shop different from the rest is that it promotes an open environment. This ensures a more positive experience for your dog, making the experience more pleasant for them.

But if your dog actually prefers more space and privacy, they have crates available too. Plus, they can get the services done in as fast as two hours and you’re ready to go home.

Looking into their grooming products, we found that they use human-grade products. These are biodegradable items so they do no harm to the environment – always good!

Pros

  • Promotes an open environment for dogs
  • Crates available for dogs that prefer privacy
  • Appointment done in as fast as two hours
  • Uses biodegradable, human-grade products

Cons

  • Automatic $25 added to the price if fleas or ticks are found
  • Cancellation policy that can cost you up t0 50% of the grooming cost

Customer Reviews

Can deal with different grooming challenges

This is hands down the best groomer we have found in the West End, or anywhere for that matter. We have two dogs with very different grooming challenges. Molly is our stylish Ganaraskan who we love to look pretty. Even when she ends up matted.due to hikes in the woods Carmen and his groomers manage to keep her looking her best. Doug, our big Golden boy cannot stay out of burrs and creeks and ends up with all kinds of challenges. Two days ago both came home clean, neat, trim and (in Molly’s case) fashion forward! I just can’t say enough about this lovely folks and their great LOCAL business! – Mary Young Leckie

Fantastic grooming service

This is the only place I bring my dog to get groomed. My dog was matting pretty badly but Liz took care of that no problem. Liz does a fantastic job and I can’t wait to come back again :). Thank you so much!! – Angela Blossom

4. Juju Grooms

Juju Grooms' Homepage
SERVICES Dog grooming services, cat grooming services, pet products
WEBSITEhttps://www.jujugrooms.com/
ADDRESS1684 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1B3, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-792-1684
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSTuesday – Sunday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

If you want something more “posh” for your pet, Juju Grooms is the best place to go. On top of that, here are more things you can expect from the shop:

The first thing that we liked about them is their low-impact grooming perfect for dogs of all ages. They also have expertise in various hairstyling on almost every breed you can imagine.

Now, they also have various packages like most shops do and you can also choose your own add-ons. They offer Full Grom, Bath & Tidy. Bath & Nails, and Bath & Deshed.

Bath & Tidy is ideal for puppies and regular in-between grooms. The Bath & Deshed one is best for dogs with smooth-coated hairs such as Pomeranians and Australian Shepherds.

If your dog only needs a bath, blow-dry, and nail trimming, the Bath & Nails package will do. All these packages are available for dogs of all breeds and sizes including Great Danes.

What sets their services apart is that they actually have a special package for Samoyed. All the services are specifically tailored for Samoyeds, from bath to dematting.

Another thing we liked is the set of add-ons that cover more than just the basics. For instance, they offer a flea bath, skunk bath, ear plucking, and a Nagayu Co2 bath. 

By the way, the Nagayu Co2 bath is great for dogs suffering from skin issues. These include eczema, bug bites, itchiness, hair loss, and hot spots.

Pros

  • Low-impact grooming
  • Offers a special grooming package for Samoyeds
  • Offers value-adding add-ons to major packages
  • Has a Nagayu Co2 bat option for dogs with skin issues

Cons

  • Cancellations can cost you up to $50
  • Charges $10 boarding fee every 30 minutes for late pick-ups

Customer Reviews

Gives suggestions for the best results

I brought my pup in for a summer cut with Amethyst. She was super friendly and gave Zyla some treats when we got in which made her feel more at ease. Amethyst took the time to ask me what kind of cut I’d like and was really good at giving suggestions and answers to my questions. Zyla was really happy when I went to pick her up and I was super happy with the cut! Amazing place, would highly recommend! – Stephanie Ymbang

Great service to both pets and owners

Great service to the pets, and great customer service to the owners… Combo pack! And since we have a Samoyed floofbol (Enigma), we always book the appointment with the Samoyed queen Amethyst! Couldn’t find a better groomer anywhere else. – Sumedh Vaidya

5. Pawfect Spa Ltd.

Pawfect Spa Ltd.'s Homepage
SERVICES Dog grooming services, cat grooming services, pet products, supplements, treats
WEBSITEhttps://pawfectspa.com/
ADDRESS207 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2J3, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-962-7721
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSTuesday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Pawfect Spa is an award-winning grooming shop with 17 years of experience. Apart from that, a few more things caught our attention.

Let’s get into their packages first. They offer a Deluxe Bath, Full Groom,  Shedless Treatment, and Specialty Baths. 

They can also still have a consultation with you if you need advice. They have a reception area to speak with you to assess your dog’s needs.

We also liked that they have a comprehensive pricing table for estimated costs. On their website, you can filter through costs based on specific dog breeds – just note that the costs aren’t final and they will still vary per case.

Apart from the packages we mentioned, you can also customize their services to match what you want. Our favorite part is that they assign one stylist per pet to personalize the experience per dog.

In addition to these, they have a drop-off and pick-up location for convenience. And if you can’t pick pets up at the set time, you can use their daycare services so you can leave them for an extended period.

As for your pets, they’ll be pampered in a stress-free workstation with partitions for privacy. This ensures that they’re calm all throughout the grooming process without any trouble.

Pros

  • Award-winning pet spa
  • 17 years of experience
  • Consults with clients
  • Convenient pick up and drop off location
  • Comprehensive pricing guide
  • Assigns one stylist per pet
  • Workstations have partitions
  • Allows customers to use their daycare services for extended stays

Cons

  • Charges for behavioral problems with pets
  • Expensive services

Customer Reviews

Gives pets a relaxing experience

Maya Moon just had her first groom with Pawfect Spa. From the first contact with the spa I knew she would be in good hands. Elsie and her team are professionals and overall just amazing. Her hair cut is absolutely perfect, her coat feels like she is a puppy and she came out really happy and relaxed. An excellent experience from start to finish. Highly recommend. – Caitlin Grabinsky

Amazing dog grooming results

My 1 year old dog Cookie has been coming to Pawfect spa from 4 months old and they do such an amazing job with him. They are a bit pricey but for the quality of service they provide it is more than well worth it. My pup always comes out fresh, super plush and smelling amazing! The staff are very friendly and always double check about the cut and style I want for my pup and Elsie is super kind and sends me after pictures of his groom to make sure he looks the way that I like. By far the best groomer I have come across in the city and would highly recommend! – Nicole Francis

FAQs About Dog Grooming Services in Toronto


Let us know if we missed any fantastic dog grooming services in Toronto – we’d be happy to add them in the future! 

In the meantime, take the time to explore more options for relaxation for yourself too, so you can get some me-time while your pet gets his: