Grooming

For Dogs & Cats  

MOBILE Grooming
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477 S. Broad St. Meriden

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Our Promise To You

Compassionate Pet Care

Picking the right pet Groomer is a tough decision…

Your pets are family but does your current service treat your pet with the same care and expertise as your family doctor?

Well, at 
The Dogfather we know that your pet is part of your family. That’s why we promise to always treat your furry friends with the same love and care that we give our own pets every day.


We will put your mind at ease as our team goes the extra mile to give you and your pet a 5-star experience.

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Complete Dog and Cat Grooming Services

High-Quality Service and Care Provided By Our Friendly And Experienced Team

Call Us Today To Schedule Your Salon Appointment 

203-379-0650 

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Listen To What Our Clients Say... 

Because It’s Our Clients That Matter Most.

Testimonial

Amazing experience!

Shawna

"My dog, Cabo, is a chocolate lab/weimaraner mix. Her temperament is excellent, but she gets nervous easily. I wasn't able to get her into the truck, but Ashley was able to get her in with no problem. Ashley took her time and meticulously groomed Cabo. In fact, Cabo's grooming was a month ago and her coat still smells great! Thank you so much, I appreciate the convenience of mobile grooming and the amazing care that is provided!"

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West Haven

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What a pleasant surprise! 

Gary C.

"Dear Matt Harwood...We have never had our dogs groomed in our driveway before. What a pleasant surprise! You can't imagine how hard it is to drive 2 Newfoundlands to the grooming shop. You came to us, and our babies were taken care of right at our home. Congratulations on a job well done."

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Hamden


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True professional!

Lori F.  

"Just a quick note to Matt Harwood, 'The Dogfather,' to say 'thanks' for grooming Maxwell. When I relocated to CT 6 months ago, I was finding it difficult finding a superior groomer for my Old English Sheepdog and went through many before finding you. When you finished with Max, my husband even commented on how wonderful Max looked! He said, 'The paws are the indication of whether or not a groomer is good!' And we think you are great. THANKS!"

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Who We Are:

The Friendliest Dog Groomers In Southern Connecticut

We’ve been caring for the animals in Southern CT and their families with expertise and compassion for 14 years. We’re proud to have helped thousands of families just like yours with all of their pets’ grooming needs--Big or small we care for them ALL!

First and foremost, we’re animal lovers. So we’ll always treat your animals gently and with respect, whether we’re simply trimming their nails or our Spectacular Full Service Grooming. We'll also take the time to listen to you, answer your questions, and a develop a grooming plan and schedule for a long, healthy life.

Call for our Mobile Service or Come by and see us at our Salon in Meriden, we’ll be waiting to meet you!

Dogs and cats

TIPS & TRICKS: GROOMING, TRAINING & NUTRITION


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Grooming and Dental Care


We love our pets...but pets get dirty.


Your pet’s long hair, unclipped nails and dirty teeth can invite bigger problems, like parasites, infections and periodontal disease.


Our pet-loving team treat your pets gently and with great care as they wash, trim and groom them. We send your buddy home happy, looking and feeling their absolute best.

Case Study: Canine Behavioral Issues

Susan’s 2-year old Jack Russell, Fitz, kept escaping from her yard, despite all her best attempts to keep him fenced in. He would jump the fence and dig under barriers. He was a real escape artist, especially if there was a female in heat nearby.

Susan was mostly afraid Fritz would get hit by a car. But she also didn’t want to put him through the pain of being neutered. Then one spring day, Fitz detected a female in heat in the neighborhood and escaped. The larger female didn’t share Fitz’s level of interest...and they got into a pretty major fight.

Finally, Susan realized she had no choice and she decided to have Fitz neutered.

The surgery went smoothly and Fitz was back to normal in a couple of weeks. But he’s stopped running away and he’s less territorial and aggressive with other dogs in general.

Many pet owners are hesitant to put their pets through reproductive surgery. But it’s a quick, simple procedure with minimal side-effects and significant benefits. It’s truly the humane choice. Talk to us about it at your next appointment.

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Do You Believe These Grooming Myths?

Dog Washing at The Dogfather

“Some dog breeds don't shed.”

All dog breeds shed. Some and , but all shed. Just because a dog doesn’t shed much doesn’t mean he doesn't require a lot of maintenance. Many low-shedding breeds like and need regular trips to the groomer to maintain their coats.

“Pets need baths only infrequently.”

Bathing every week or two (a typical vet recommendation for pets with skin issues) not only helps your dog or cat shed less and smell better, but also works to help prevent or manage certain skin diseases. The key is to (ask your vet for a suggestion). Or leave it to the professional Groomer.

“People shampoo is just as good as pet shampoo.”

Human Shampoos and pet shampoos are not created equal. That’s because dog and cat skin and human skin are not alike in many ways. For starters, human skin is more acidic than pet skin. Then there’s the fact that we have sweat glands all over our skin, while similar glands in dogs, for example, are only on the foot pads. The skin is a major organ that plays a huge role in immunological defense. By using human shampoos, we may strip oils and dry the top layers of an animal’s skin, thereby compromising the body’s natural barrier against infection.

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Hands down- the best mobile groomer I have ever used. My Bully has never looked so good-I especially like the fact that he is not shedding as much since he has been groomed. Very pleasant experience all around :-) Google

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The Salon 203-379-0650 or Mobile  203-907-3626

Frequently Asked Questions

How often do my pets need see the vet?

Most pets need at least some vaccines each year. For this reason and others, s we recommend at least one wellness checkup per year, even for otherwise healthy pets. Older pets may need more frequent visits. We will recommend a treatment schedule for your pet at your first checkup.

Should I have my pet spayed or neutered?

We recommend that most pet owners have their pets spayed or neutered before their first birthday. This helps reduce the number of unwanted pets and control unwanted behaviors. Of course, we’d be glad to discuss your individual situation with us when you come to see us.

Are teeth cleanings really important?

Absolutely. Gum disease is major problem for pets that can seriously impact their quality of life. We recommend two to four times-a-year dental cleaning to prevent any long-term issues.

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Come Meet Our Friendly Groomers!

Easy To Find & Convenient Hours 


We've moved! Visit our Salon at 477 South Broad Street Meriden, CT

Mobile Grooming Hours

Monday           8AM-5PM
Tuesday           8AM-5PM

Wednesday     8AM-5PM

Thursday         8AM-5PM

Friday               8AM-5PM

Saturday          8AM-5PM 

Sunday                  Closed

Salon Grooming Hours


Monday            Closed

Tuesday            8AM-4:30PM

Wednesday      8AM-4:30PM

Thursday          8AM-4:30PM

Friday                8AM-4:30PM

Sunday              Closed