For Dogs & Cats    

MOBILE Grooming
(18 Vans) or

360 E. Main St. Stratford

477 S. Broad St. Meriden

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Dear Clients:

We apologize for any inconvenience but we are unable to accept new clients for mobile at this time.  However, both of our salons are available.  Should you prefer mobile, we are happy to place you on a waiting list.  We will need your name, town, phone number and pet breed.  

Please feel free to contact us at (203) 907-3626.  You may also complete the Appointment Grooming Request form which is located below by scrolling further down.  

Many thanks for your understanding.

Mobile Grooming Open 7 Days a Week


Mobile Grooming (now 18 Vans)

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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

Listen To What Our Clients Say... 

Because It’s Our Clients That Matter Most

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Amazing experience!


"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!"

from Google

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 two 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."

from Google


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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!"

from Google

First Time Customer  - "Remarkable"

I wasn’t sure who to contact about my feedback on my first appointment. I have nothing but positive things to say about June and Ange. They were absolutely amazing. I was super nervous to have my sheltie groomed due to a previous bad experience. June and Ange gave me a break down on what their plans were with his cut and gave me an opportunity to discuss his likes and dislikes. They were so informative, patient, and professional. I have never come across a groomer this invested in my dog. I loved that they also had a sheltie and they were so lovely to talk to about animals. I didn’t feel rushed or pressured to do anything different with my dog. Echo came back home so happy and loving how clean he was. I hope this positive feedback helps and gets to a manager. They were remarkable. I am so excited I found two amazing groomers. 

Thank you!
Amanda & Echo
Sheltie -Echo
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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 15 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, whether we're simply trimming their nails or providing our spectacular full service grooming, we’ll always treat your animals gently and with respect. We'll also take the time to listen to you, answer your questions, and 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!

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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, such as 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. He has also stopped running away and is less territorial and aggressive with other dogs in general.

Many pet owners are hesitant to put their pets through reproductive surgery. However, it’s a quick, simple procedure with minimal side effects with 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?

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“Some dog breeds don't shed.”

All dog breeds 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 grooming suggestions, or leave it to a 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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Your Family

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Tina C.

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

from Google

Call Us Today To Schedule Your Pet's Appointment
Meriden Salon  203 379-0650  Stratford Salon 203-612-1160
or Mobile 203 907-3626

Frequently Asked Questions

How often do my pets need to see the vet?

Most pets need at least some vaccines each year. For this reason and others, 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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Easy To Find & Convenient Hours

Two Salon Located at:
477 South Broad Street, Meriden
360 E. Main Street Stratford

Cats too

Mobile Grooming Hours

Monday           8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday           8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday         8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday               8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday          8:00 am - 5:00 pm  

Sunday             Available in certain towns

Meriden Salon Grooming Hours

Monday            Closed

Tuesday            8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday      8:00 am - 5:00p.m

Thursday          8:00 am - 5:00 p.m

Friday                8:00 am - 5:00 p.m

Sunday              Closed

Stratford Salon Grooming Hours

Tuesday -Saturday 8:00am - 5:00 pm