5 Best Dog Grooming Services in Galway
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Top 4 Best Dog Grooming Services in Galway

We all want our dogs to be happy and healthy. Grooming can help disease prevention and detection as well as keep them looking nice and clean!

In this article, we list down the best dog grooming services in Galway who can give your companion a regular freshening up!

How much does dog grooming cost?

Dog grooming prices are based on the products they use, the thoroughness of the service as well as the type of service. Examples of these services include nail clipping to washing.

Below are the different prices we found of different dog groomers in the area.

DOG GROOMERPACKAGEPRICE
Petmania

Wash and Blow Dry

100% Organic Bath and Styling

€ 20

€ 40

The Dog Company

Small Dog Grooming

Medium Dog Grooming

€ 45

€ 55

Galway Pet Services

Full Groom Short Fine Coats Miniature Dogs

Full Groom Heavy and Curly Coats Miniature Dogs

€ 40

€ 45

Wag n Tails

Small Dog Full Groom

Full Groom Large Breed

€ 45

€ 65

Top Dog Grooming Services in Galway

We assessed the groomers based on the following criteria:

Dog Grooming
Variety-The groomers have a good selection of different packages to choose from, each with different features.
Extensiveness-Each grooming package is very thorough in cleaning and grooming the dog.
Background-The dog groomer or groomers have a substantial background in catering to different dog sizes and breeds.
Additional Services-Do they also offer other services or products that go well with their grooming service?
Customer Feedback
Satisfaction-Based on previous experience, customers expressed satisfaction at the quality of their dog’s grooming.
Convenience-Customers should find it easy to get in touch with and locate the groomers.

1. Petmania

5 Best Dog Grooming Services in Galway
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SERVICES

Dog Grooming Studios:

Super Saver Grooming Care Plans

100% Organic Bath and Styling

Signature Beauty Package

Ultrasonic Toothbrushing

Total Wellbeing Package

Wash and Blow Dry

Standard Groom

Pet Products

WEBSITEhttps://www.petmania.ie/
ADDRESSWellpark Retail Centre, Old Dublin Rd, Galway
CONTACT DETAILS

PHONE: 091 761 638

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURS

Monday to Wednesday: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Thursday to Friday: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Dog Grooming ★★★★★(5/5)
Variety ★★★★★(5/5)
Extensiveness ★★★★★(5/5)
Background★★★★★(5/5)
Additional Services★★★★★(5/5)
Customer Feedback★★★★☆(4/5)
Satisfaction ★★★☆☆(3/5)
Convenience ★★★★★(5/5)

Petmania is a well-known shop that provides not only a wide selection of pet products but also a good amount of options for dog grooming.

What we like about them is that they make the perfect candidate for an all in one stop. They offer items like different pet foods as well as good quality grooming tools that owners can use themselves from combs to nail trimmers.

We were also impressed by the amount and variety of packages they have under their grooming studio. They have a signature beauty package which is great for those looking for focused treatments on paw and fur care.  

They also have a 100% organic bath and styling package which is a perfect option for dogs with certain sensitivities and allergies.

While some customers have praised their experiences with their dog’s first grooms, keep in mind that some do report varying levels of customer service and helpfulness.

We highly recommend consulting with them beforehand as well as asking about recommended staff from past customers.

What’s great about Petmania is that they do offer more long term options for grooming care plans. We appreciate that this makes it easier for customers to maintain a regular schedule in having their dog groomed.

They have a variety to choose from including affordable dental plans to coat trimming.

Petmania’s range of products and services really make them one of the most convenient go-to places for having your dog groomed and freshened up.

Pros

  • Offer super saver grooming care plans for monthly services
  • Relatively affordably priced
  • Also offers a wide selection of products for different animals
  • Positive customer experiences on first grooms

Cons

  • Prices of grooming can still differ by breed and coat type
  • Varying feedback on staff’s helpfulness and knowledge 

Customer Reviews

Excellent Service and Friendly Groomers 

Brought my husky there for her first grooming session. Was a bit nervous as she gets over excited around new people. The grooming service was excellent and kept her calm and the groomers were friendly. The manager recommended putting on the Seven branded dog food and she is mad for them now. Definitely bringing her back again and would highly recommend Petmania as the staff seem to know what they are talking about -Alan Dunne

Would Highly Recommend 

My puppy was on her first puppy grooming. She was so happy to meet Cristina and was calm and happy after. I would highly recommend this service! I have got couple advices as well. Definitly we will go back! -Aleksandra Mocko

2. Bubbles and Barks 

Bubbles and Barks Homepage
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SERVICES

Mini Pamper, Full Pamper

Deluxe Spa Pamper

Grooming School

WEBSITEhttps://www.bubblesandbarks.ie/
ADDRESSGalway
CONTACT DETAILS

PHONE: 087 750 1707

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURS

Monday to Saturday: 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Dog Grooming ★★★★☆(4/5)
Variety ★★★★☆(4/5)
Extensiveness ★★★★☆(4/5)
Background★★★★★(5/5)
Additional Services★★★★☆(4/5)
Customer Feedback★★★★★(5/5)
Satisfaction ★★★★★(5/5)
Convenience ★★★★☆(4/5)

Bubbles and Barks has comprehensive yet simple grooming packages which makes them a reliable and solid choice when it comes to bathing your dog.

We think customers will really like that the owner and head stylist, Katie O’ Loughlin, has substantial experience in the field. She has a background spanning over 20 years, completing a diploma in various areas like dog grooming, obedience training and more.

If you’re looking to have a groomer who is knowledgeable and accomplished, we highly recommend checking out Bubbles and Barks.

They offer three different types of pamper packages, spanning from mini to deluxe. We like that their lower packages are concise, making them a great option for owners who are looking for something more standard.

These packages still include some great features, topping off the session with cologne, bows and styling as a cherry on top. 

On the other hand, their deluxe package is perfect for those looking for a more posh experience, including treatments like a vanilla and milk thistle paw and pad treatment.

Their range, although small, has something for everybody.

Keep in mind however, that their services are by appointment only so make sure to book your slot with them beforehand.

All in all, with their knowledgeable owner and thorough services, Bubbles and Barks offers customers a great experience that can still cater to various needs. 

Pros

  • Have different tiers of pamper packages
  • Substantial experience and knowledge 
  • Also offers a grooming school for those interested in growing their business
  • Packages are well thought out and some even have luxurious treatments

Cons

  • Services are by appointment only 
  • Not as many singularly focused services compared to other groomers

Customer Reviews

Our Dog is Delighted 

Clean, Professional, Friendly People and Safe place for your Furchild. Our Dog bounces in the door delighted to be there. -Declan naughton

Comes out Looking and Feeling like a Puppy 

Can’t recommend Katie more. My dog has suffered from back problems since he was injured at age 3. Every time he was groomed he’d end up in the vets on painkillers. My vet recommended Katie and we haven’t looked back since. She’s so kind and gentle, I’ve never had to worry about him being hurt, my dog loves her, even in his mature years he comes out looking and feeling like a puppy, and smells great too. -Anita O Halloran

3. Monika’s Grooming

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SERVICES

Orion Dog Food, Spa Treatments

Consultation, Bath and Dry

Mini Pamper, Full Pamper

Delux Styling

WEBSITEhttps://www.monikasgrooming.com/
ADDRESSAn Coirnéal, 3 Pier Rd, Freeport, Bearna, Co. Galway
CONTACT DETAILS

PHONE: +353894034182

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURS

Monday to Wednesday, Friday to Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Dog Grooming ★★★★★(5/5)
Variety ★★★★★(5/5)
Extensiveness ★★★★★(5/5)
Background★★★★★(5/5)
Additional Services★★★★★(5/5)
Customer Feedback★★★★★(5/5)
Satisfaction ★★★★★(5/5)
Convenience ★★★★☆(4/5)

Dubbed as the Irish Dog Groomer of the Year in 2022, Monika’s Grooming is definitely the place to be when it comes to higher end and fancier grooming options.

Although only established back in May 2020, we were very impressed by Monika Petras’ background and list of qualifications. She has had some experience working with show dogs but is also a certified behaviorist.

Through her guidance and skill level, the shop has won numerous awards including Groomers Got Talent Belfast Best in Show and the Dog Grooming Service of the Year under the Prestige Awards.

We like that they’re very attentive and detailed when it comes to their grooming process. They first do a consultation to get your pet familiar with the environment and talk about the dog’s needs.

What’s probably most impressive about them is their expansive range of deluxe spa treatments. Examples of these include a Luxury iGroom Facial which provides both cleansing and moisturizing to the dog’s skin with gentle products.

They also have a Therapeutic De-Shed Mud Treatment which helps unclog hair follicles and prevent excessive shedding. If you’re on the lookout for a more unique grooming experience, we highly recommend checking out what they have in stock.

We also advise that you check out their policies on payment and cancellation. In certain instances new customers do have to pay a deposit.

Regardless, if you want to provide your pooch a little extra pampering, Monika’s Grooming definitely has the range and capabilities.

Pros

  • Offer highly luxurious spa level treatments
  • Awarded for her high quality services
  • Grooming services are complete with consultations
  • Also carries Orion Dog Food 

Cons

  • Cancellation policy of 24 hours or else charged full price
  • New customers may need to pay a deposit at the time of booking

Customer Reviews

Very Pleasant and Professional 

Monika’s grooming is the best in Galway. She is very pleasant & very professional at her job. I’m delighted once again the way she styled up my dog today. -Kathleen Kelly Naughton

Great Value 

My two dogs always enjoy their grooming by Monika. Great value and wonderful service. -Maureen Connolly

4. Bruno’s Waggly Tail Spa 

Bruno’s Waggly Tail Spa's Homepage
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SERVICES

Tidy Sanitary Area, Nail Trimming

Bow/Bandana, Cologne

Bath, Blow Dry, Brush

Conditioner, Full Clip

Ear Cleaning, Styling

WEBSITEhttps://www.brunoswagglytailspa.ie/
ADDRESSCloonmore, Tuam, Co. Galway
CONTACT DETAILS

PHONE: 0871485850

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Dog Grooming ★★★★★(5/5)
Variety ★★★★☆(4/5)
Extensiveness ★★★★★(5/5)
Background★★★★★(5/5)
Additional Services★★★☆☆(3/5)
Customer Feedback★★★★★(5/5)
Satisfaction ★★★★★(5/5)
Convenience ★★★★★(5/5)

Bruno’s Waggly Tail Spa was set up more recently in October 2021. Aoife O’Grady named it after her dog and want their services to be both enjoyable and stress free for your pets.

What we really like about their service is Aoife’s attentive approach and the excellent customer service. Past customers like how she is able to calm down even nervous pets and appreciate that their booking process was easy and pleasant.

Especially if your pet gets anxious easily, we highly recommend speaking and consulting with Aoife as she can navigate through that.

Speaking as well of booking, customers will appreciate their extended working hours on Wednesday, until 7:00 PM. This makes it easy for owners who are working during regular hours to drop off their pup afterwards.

In terms of their grooming services, they have a pretty good range with different features. We like that they have a specific service only for nail trimming and ear cleaning, great for customers opting out of the usual bath and dry.

They also have a special occasions package, especially appropriate for dogs who are part of an event like a wedding. 

This package helps ensure your dog is looking fresh and spiffy but keep in mind that you need to inform them of the date 2 to 3 weeks in advance.

All in all, Bruno’s Waggly Tail Spa offers an excellent service with some more unique and tailor fit treatment options.

Pros

  • Extended operating hours on Wednesday 
  • Offer smaller more maintenance based services
  • Have services for special occasions and spa treatments
  • High customer praise for attitude and attention to detail

Cons

  • Some prices for grooming certain dog breeds can be expensive
  • Groom sessions not completed due to uncooperative behavior are still paid in full 

Customer Reviews

Brilliant Service 

We have had our dog in with Aoife twice both times and was brilliant both times -Cathal Con

Very Happy with End Result 

Great attention to detail, care and time put into the grooming. Very happy with end result. Would definitely recommend. -Domhnall Canney

FAQs about Dog Grooming


Taking care of your dog can be a delightful and hassle free experience in the right groomer’s hands. We hope our list helps you explore the various choices out there.

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