Benefits of Mobile Grooming

Dog Days Mobile Grooming offers many benefits over a traditional grooming shop!
Convenience
  • We come to you--This saves you time in your busy schedule. No more trips back and forth to the grooming shop. We can even come to your office!
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • We will make every effort to schedule an appointment that works within your time frame.
  • Less Time Involved
  • Most grooming appointments are completed in one to two hours so your whole day isn't tied up waiting for your dog to be groomed.
Less Stress for your Pets
  • No waiting! Grooming is done start to finish with no waiting between bath and haircut.
  • No interruptions! No ringing phones or distractions-your pet is our sole focus.
  • No time spent in a kennel listening to other barking dogs
  • No cage dryers. One on one care without leaving home.
Health and Safety Issues
  • No car sickness
  • No exposure to other dogs, diseases or fleas
  • No separation anxiety - Our mobile unit is a fully equipped salon in a 6x12 foot trailer!

We are totally self contained, with a generator, hot water heater, AC and heat. We have fresh warm water for bathing, a massaging bathing system, full size tub and hydraulic table. All the latest tools and equipment are used and the trailer is cleaned between each appointment. And best of all, your pet never has to leave home!

Dog Services

We will always take time to communicate with you so we know exactly what style you would like for your pet. Prices are estimates only based on pets being groomed on a regular schedule of every 2-6 weeks. Prices are also dependent on coat condition, type of haircut and time spent. Many extras are included as we want to give your pet the very best grooming experience. Prices vary according to breed and size, starting at $70.

We specialize in grooming small to medium dogs. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate larger dogs.

Dog Days Mini Spa Package

  • Nails trimmed and smoothed with a dremel
  • Ears cleaned and plucked if necessary
  • Hydro massage bath with premium shampoo and conditioner
  • Anal glands expressed (if needed, external only)
  • Hand blow drying with thorough brush and comb out
  • Feet and pads trimmed
  • Face neatened
  • Sanitary trim
  • Bandana or bow
  • Cologne

Dog Days Full Spa Package

  • Nails trimmed and smoothed with a dremel
  • Ears cleaned and plucked if necessary
  • Hydro massage bath with premium shampoo and conditioner
  • Anal glands expressed (if needed, external only)
  • Hand blow drying with thorough brush and comb out
  • Feet and pads trimmed
  • Face styled
  • Sanitary trim
  • Full haircut in the style chosen for your pet
  • De shed treatment if needed
  • Bandana or bow
  • Cologne

Dog Days Spa Bath Package

  • Nails trimmed
  • Ears cleaned
  • Hydro massage bath with premium shampoo and conditioner
  • Anal glands expressed (if needed, external only)
  • Hand blow drying
  • Brush and de-shed
  • Bandana or bow
  • Cologne

Extras

While these grooming packages aim to be all inclusive, occasionally an extra fee will be incurred:

  • Flea shampoo: $10
  • Teeth cleaning gel: $5 Helps to keep your pet's mouth fresh and reduces plaque build up
  • De-matting: $10 per 15 minutes. Severely matted pets will be given a short haircut. Then we can start over and grow him out into the style you want by scheduling regular grooming appointments. De-matting a severely matted pet can be painful and we strive to make the grooming experience a positive one.
  • Handling fee: $15. Some dogs require extra time due to aggression or sensitivity. These pets will be charged accordingly. We reserve the right to refuse service at any time due to aggression.

 

Cat Services

Mobile grooming is the best option for cats! Mobile grooming eliminates the most stressful aspects of the grooming process for cats:

  • No more car rides
  • No more sitting in the salon for hours
  • No more being surrounded by barking dogs

Instead your cat will be right at your front door in a safe, quiet environment receiving personal one on one attention from start to finish.

Mini Spa Package

  • Nails trimmed
  • Ears cleaned
  • Thorough brush and comb out with de-shed treatment as needed
  • Hydro massage bath with premium shampoo
  • Hand blow dry
  • Sanitary trim if requested

This package is designed for both long and short haired cats to keep them clean and minimize undercoat and shedding. Minimal de-matting is included. More extensive matting will require an added fee or a full haircut.

Prices:
Short Hair: $80   Long Hair: $95 - $120

Full Spa Package

  • Nails trimmed
  • Ears cleaned
  • Full haircut in a lion trim or kitty clip
  • Hydro massage bath with premium shampoo
  • Hand blow dry

Prices:
Bath Included:  $125   Haircut Only:  $100

Extras

While these grooming packages aim to be all inclusive, occasionally an extra fee will be incurred:

  • Flea shampoo: $10
  • De-matting: $10. Only minimally matted cats will be de-matted. De-matting a severely matted pet can be painful and we strive to make the grooming experience a positive one.
  • Handling fee: $15. Some cats require extra time due to aggression or sensitivity. These pets will be charged accordingly. We reserve the right to refuse service at any time due to aggression.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an appointment?

Call us for an appointment! If we are busy grooming or driving you will get our voicemail, so please leave a message! Let us know your name and number, what type of pet you have and what kind of schedule you would like for grooming. We will return your call as soon as possible, though it may be evening if it has been a busy day. You can also text or email.


What should I expect when you arrive the first time?

When we arrive for the first time we will fill out a client information card and get all relevant information about your pet’s health and any special concerns you may have. We will also discuss your pet’s grooming needs and type of haircut you want. We will go over our policies and sign a release form. You can download a copy HERE.


Do you require vaccinations?

We require that your pet’s rabies vaccine be up to date.


What size pets do you groom?

We groom small to medium size pets.


Do you groom cats?

Yes, we groom cats. Short haired cats benefit from a bath and de-shed, while long haired cats may need a thorough comb out or haircut. We have many years of experience grooming cats and understand that cat temperaments differ from that of dogs! We can accommodate most cats but severely matted or aggressive cats may be referred to a veterinarian for grooming.


Can you groom my matted pet?

Yes. If your pet has minimal matting we can de-mat him for an extra fee. If he is severely matted we will give him a short, “start over” haircut. We won’t de-mat a severely matted pet as it can be both painful and stressful and we want him to have a positive grooming experience.


Do you allow pet owners in your grooming vehicle?

We do not recommend owners being in the vehicle during the grooming process. When your pet can see you he is more focused on you and less willing to be groomed. This is distracting for both the pet and groomer and can make the groom take longer than necessary. You are always welcome to tour the grooming trailer before the groom.


Do I have to be at home for you to groom my pet?

Yes, the first time or two it is required for you to be at home. After we are comfortable with your pet’s grooming, arrangements can be made to have him groomed when you are not there.


Can you give an exact arrival time?

We will schedule your appointment within a one hour window. We will make every effort to be there within this time and will inform you if we are running early or late. Please have your dog pottied and ready and your cat in a carrier.


Do I have to be at home for you to groom my pet?

Yes, the first time or two it is required for you to be at home. After we are comfortable with your pet’s grooming, arrangements can be made to have him groomed when you are not there.


Do you have a cancellation policy?

Yes, we require a 48 hour cancellation notice. Our schedule is designed around the route for the day and we need advance notice if there is to be a change.


Do you take credit or debit cards?

Yes. We have a card reader on our mobile phone for debit or credit card payment. We also take cash and checks.


Do you offer reminder calls?

Yes, we will give a reminder call, text or email the day prior to your appointment.


Can you help with my pet’s shedding?

Yes, we can de-shed your pet during his bath and groom. Regular grooming will help with excessive shedding.


What kind of products do you use?

We use only premium shampoos and conditioners. We use a variety of brands, chosen for their effectiveness in different areas. We have an oatmeal shampoo, a hypo-allergenic shampoo, deep cleaning, medicated, and tearless shampoos as well. If you have your own shampoo you wish us to use just let us know.


Are you insured?

Yes, we are fully insured.

About Us

Monica Addleman is the owner and professional groomer at Dog Days Mobile Grooming. She has over 20 years of experience which began after graduating college and realizing she wanted to work with animals.

Starting out as a bather she worked her way up, learning her craft from skilled and talented groomers. After many years of working at a grooming and boarding facility and then managing a salon in Charlottesville, Virginia she decided it was time to be her own boss and open her own salon! She opened a very successful salon, Palmyra Pet Grooming, in Fluvanna County, Virginia which she sold after six and a half years due to a move to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Taking a brief break from grooming Monica started a pet sitting business, while also trying out retail and restaurant management. While these ventures greatly increased her business acumen she missed grooming and the joy of having her own salon. A move to Florida was in order where she owned and operated a busy salon in Dunedin for over 8 years. After expanding, an urge to get back to a more personal one on one experience with her clients and their pets brought her to mobile grooming. After over 10 years in Florida it was time to return "home" to Virginia. Monica is happy to be back and offering mobile grooming services in Fluvanna and Charlottesville.

When not grooming, sheshe enjoys hikes with all her dogs as well as dog agility training and barn hunt competition with her youngest, Camden.

Dog Days Mobile Grooming is vet recommended for both dog and cat grooming.

Location/Phone:
Palmyra, VA and surrounding areas
Phone: 434-832-9489
Email: info@dogdaysmobile.com

Policies

Thank you for choosing Dog Days Mobile Grooming! Our goal is to provide the best care possible for your pet. Below you will find a link to our policies and release form that you may view and print.

Sometimes grooming can expose or exacerbate a pre-existing condition. Dog Days Mobile Grooming will bring anything we find in the grooming process to your attention. If your pet is severely matted he will be given a short haircut to remove the mats. All precautions will be taken, however shaving a severely matted coat can involve some risk, to include nicks, irritation or abrasion.

If fleas are found we will automatically give a flea bath at an additional fee of $10. More time is required for a flea treatment as well as extra cleaning time post groom to ensure the mobile unit remains flea free.

We require notice of any history of aggression. This will help to prevent injury during the grooming process. Some pets may incur a $15 handling fee for extra time and attention needed. We reserve the right to refuse service at any time due to aggression.

Cancellation policy: We require a 48 hour notice of cancellation. Our schedule is based on a pre-planned daily route and we need notification to make adjustments. Repeated cancellations may result in the inability to book future appointments and a cancellation fee.

No shows: If we arrive and no one is home you may be subject to a trip fee.

There is a $25 fee for returned checks.

Although accidents are extremely rare, there is always a small risk when working on a pet. In the event of any incident we will inform you immediately. If necessary we will transport your pet to a veterinarian. Any veterinary bills resulting from a pet being matted, senior, or from a pre-existing or unforeseeable condition will be the sole responsibility of the owner. Safety is of utmost importance to us and we take all necessary precautions.