Mobile Dog Grooming
Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you come into my home to groom my dog?
No. All grooming is done in our state-of-the-art mobile dog grooming salon.  The salon is clean, modern, bright, heated and air conditioned.

  • Can you bathe my dog?
Yes. The mobile dog grooming salon is fully equipped for bathing and drying.

  • Do you use my electricity?
No. The mobile pet grooming salon comes equipped with a whisper-quiet Onan 7000 generator.

  • Do you use my water?
No.  The mobile grooming salon is fully self-contained.  We bring our own fresh water, applied at a comfortable temperature, thanks to our on-board water heater.

  • Does mobile grooming cost more?
Yes.  We are not a mobile version of the local PetSomething discount pet store.   Mobile dog grooming with Best in Show involves experienced, professional service, quality products,  personalized attention and gentle, loving care.  Mobile grooming is not for everyone; only you can decide if the care, quality and attention are worth the price. 

One-on-one personal service means that your dog has the groomer’s sole attention for the entire appointment.  At grooming shops, dogs are bathed and put into cages to dry while the groomer bathes the next dog (finishing the dogs later).  This is cheaper and faster but can be more stressful for your dog. At Best in Show, you can discuss your concerns or trim style preferences directly with the groomer, not a clerk or receptionist.  You will always have the same groomer, not someone you’ve never met.  Many salons use the same generic bulk shampoos, diluted up to 50:1, for all dogs.   We use a variety of premium shampoos and  products selected especially for your dog’s coat and skin condition.  Our mobile facility is large, bright, clean, and well-equipped, surpassing the conditions at many shops.  

  • How long does it take?
Appointments may take as long as two hours. Your dog is shampooed twice in quality shampoo.  Then, we hand dry rather than cage drying.  This takes longer but is part of our hands-on care.  On first visits (or anytime you request) we will also have a personalized consultation about your dog as part of the appointment.

  • Do you bathe or groom cats?
Woof but no meow.  Sorry, we love cats but our services are reserved for dogs.

  • Do you service Maryland and DC?
No.  Grooming services are provided in Arlington, Falls Church, McLean, and portions of Great Falls only.  

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