Illinois’ Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: The Barking Lot Grooming Salon, LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Barking Lot Grooming Salon, LLC is a 2019 award winner for pet groomers in Illinois!

When your pet is due for a little TLC, there’s no better pet groomer to turn to in Rockford than The Barking Lot Grooming Salon, LLC.

The Barking Lot Grooming Salon, LLC has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.93 stars, earning them a wonderful Rating Score™ of 97.26 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five pet groomers in all of Illinois!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Thank you, ladies, for working us in this morning for a nail trim!! Roxie and Capone feel much better. You were friendly, gentle with our pups and very quick!” – Jacki G.

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

We wanted to learn all about The Barking Lot Grooming Salon, LLC and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Groomer, Rachel Bloom.

The first question we had for Rachel was what is it that sets The Barking Lot Grooming Salon, LLC apart from their competition in Illinois. Rachel told us that they value quality over quantity and said:

“We will take our time to get to know your pet, so they get to know us, and it’s not just a ‘stop in and here you go’ kind of place.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at The Barking Lot Grooming Salon, LLC and how they work to make the world a better place. Rachel told us that they give back by giving haircuts to pets in rescues and said that they try to help as much as they can. She added:

“For us, we just want to make the pets feel at home when they’re here.”

Building Success With a Calm Atmosphere

Rachel attributes The Barking Lot Grooming Salon, LLC’s strong online reputation to the calm environment they’ve created for the pets in their care, which helps to reduce their stress.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, The Barking Lot Grooming Salon, LLC has gotten their name out there through word of mouth:

“We do try to offer a little perk for the people who do spread our name. We give them a little credit on their account for their future groom if someone comes in and says this person sent us here.”

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation The Barking Lot Grooming Salon, LLC has. Here’s Rachel’s expert advice for them:

“Try to be more one-on-one with your clients.”


Congratulations to the team at The Barking Lot Grooming Salon, LLC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Rachel, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend The Barking Lot Grooming Salon, LLC in Rockford. Visit their Facebook page today!

Rhode Island’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: Adogable Dog Grooming

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Adogable Dog Grooming is an award winner for pet groomers in 2019.

If you are looking for a pet groomer that will get your pup looking fresh and clean, look no further than this award-winning company!

Adogable Dog Grooming has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.77 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 93.69 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five pet groomers in Rhode Island!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Support this local business!! It is an amazing price with a down-to-earth owner, and wonderful, quality care was given to my pup! The ladies were able to call us back when there was a cancellation, so we got an appointment on the same day. Yay! It was the first time I took Marley for a bath, nails, and a cut. The staff was great! We chatted about the cut, but the most important thing was the time they took and the questions they asked about Marley. At Adogables, he was done in less than half that time [it took elsewhere]! We were both pleased. This is a great place and is off a main road, with parking. They are wonderful people. I’ll be coming back.” – H.H.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Adogable Dog Grooming is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Pet Grooming Company

We were excited to learn all about Adogable Dog Grooming and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Sheri Lasso. With over 10 years of experience, Sheri started Adogable Dog Grooming in 2012.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Adogable Dog Grooming stand apart from its competitors. Sheri told us:

“We truly care about the dogs, not the money. My customers are not just a number. We take care of the dogs like they are our own. We also work with our customers’ budgets to provide affordable, quality service.”

We asked Sheri what their business mission is at Adogable Dog Grooming, and she said:

“Adogable Dog Grooming is where it is affordable to make your dog adorable.”

Building Success And Giving Back

Adogable Dog Grooming has earned a fantastic reputation over the years, so we were excited to hear about some of the ways they have managed to grow and get their name out. Sheri told us that word of mouth has been her best source of marketing, saying:

“Most of our business comes from word of mouth and referrals. I have customers that have been with me since I started seven years ago!”

She is also dedicated to giving back to the community that has given so much to her. She told us:

“We work with the non-profit organization, Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA). I do free grooming for them for pets that are going to be put up for adoption, so they look their best for potential families. I continue a lot of relationships after that pet is adopted as well.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Adogable Dog Grooming has managed to. We asked if Sheri could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Be good to your customers, and give them good quality work at an affordable price. You must have a great personality and be able to build a good rapport so your customers keep coming back!”


Congratulations to Adogable Dog Grooming for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Sheri for taking the time to speak with us!

Pennsylvania’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: Dashing Dogs Grooming Studio

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Dashing Dogs Grooming Studio is a 2019 award winner for pet groomers in Pennsylvania!

If you’re looking for a pet groomer that can help your furry friend look and feel their very best, look no further than Dashing Dogs Grooming Studio.

Dashing Dogs Grooming Studio has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.95 stars, earning them a superb Rating Score™ of 97.54 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five pet groomers in all of Pennsylvania!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I love this place. You come in there, and they greet you. They know how you like things, and you can tell that they love their furry clients. My Emmy gets so excited when we pull up to their studio.” – Celeste J.

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

We wanted to learn all about Dashing Dogs Grooming Studio and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the Co-Manager, Becca Tiano.

The first question we had for Becca was what is it that sets Dashing Dogs Grooming Studio apart from their competition in Pennsylvania. Becca pointed to the eight groomers they have on their team, who she says are all great and really strong in not only the customer service they offer but the techniques they use and their ability to groom dogs.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Dashing Dogs Grooming Studio and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Becca had to say:

“There are some places that people end up not being happy with, and when they come here, they’re looking for someone that’s going to do what they’re looking for, to make them happy and to make sure their dogs overall have a good experience.”

Building Success With Happy Customers

Becca attributes Dashing Dogs Grooming Studio’s strong online reputation to their commitment to making their customers happy:

“If they have any questions, we try to always follow up with them. If they have any concerns, we always make sure we address their concerns. A lot of our customers are very specific in what they want, so we always try to follow exactly what they want. It’s mostly just trying to please the customer, making them happy and trying to develop a relationship with them.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Dashing Dogs Grooming Studio has gotten their name out there through word of mouth:

“We don’t do any advertising. It’s all word of mouth. People tell other people who their groomer is and tell their friends. It’s basically how we get most of our clients.”

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Dashing Dogs Grooming Studio has. Here’s Becca’s expert advice for them:

“It’s important to focus on customer service, to be patient with every dog and to go slow with them. Make sure that the customers are satisfied with the dogs. Make sure the dogs are happy when they come here, or if they’re not happy, try to make them happy.”


Congratulations to the team at Dashing Dogs Grooming Studio for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Becca, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Dashing Dogs Grooming Studio in Chadds Ford. Visit their website today!

Maine’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: The Fairy Dogmother

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Fairy Dogmother is the number one pet groomer in all of Maine for 2019!

If you’re looking for a pet groomer that will treat your furry friend like family, look no further than The Fairy Dogmother.

The Fairy Dogmother has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an impeccable average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 86.40 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for being ranked the number one pet groomer in all of Maine!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“My boyfriend and I have a very big dog who gets super dirty and sheds a ton!! This was the best place we could take him to; he’s never smelled better or looked shinier!! This spot was super friendly and welcoming. My dog felt right at home! So for anyone looking for a trustworthy dog groomer, this is the place to be! Thank you, Arielle.” – Anne L.

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

We wanted to know what makes Maine’s number one pet groomer so special, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Arielle.

The first question we had for Arielle was what makes The Fairy Dogmother unique compared to their competition in Maine. Arielle told us that they are a one-on-one salon that provides grooming and no kenneling. They have compassion for all breeds and take pride in educating their clients.

We also asked Arielle about The Fairy Dogmother’s mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Arielle told us that their mission is to care for animals as if they were their own and that their doors are open to everyone.

Building Success Through Organic Reviews

When we asked Arielle what their secret is to such a strong online reputation at The Fairy Dogmother, she told us that they don’t ask for reviews but that all of their reviews are organic.

Apart from building the kind of online reputation any business would envy, The Fairy Dogmother has spread the word about their service through social media, but most of their business comes from word of mouth, which says something about the kind of service they offer.

Every business owner wants to grow their business and build their online reputation the way The Fairy Dogmother has. After we asked what advice she has for the other business owners out there, Arielle told us that it’s all about customer service.


Congratulations to the team at The Fairy Dogmother for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Arielle, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend The Fairy Dogmother in Portland. Visit their website today!

Pennsylvania’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: Classy K-9’s

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Classy K-9’s is an award winner for pet groomers in 2019.

If you are looking for a pet grooming facility that will pamper and polish your pooch, look no further than this award-winning company!

Classy K-9’s has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.97 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.74 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three pet groomers in Pennsylvania!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I take my pitbull there, and he ABSOLUTELY LOVES JEN!! She is very gentle and is great at what she does! I have NEVER EVER met another groomer with so much compassion! My dog literally freaks out to get to her when we get close to the shop!!!!” – A.T.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Classy K-9’s is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Pet Grooming Company

We were excited to learn all about Classy K-9’s and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Jennifer Stewart.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Classy K-9’s stand apart from its competitors. Jennifer said that her compassion and caring nature are a big part of it. She said:

“The fact that I care [makes a difference]. I truly care about the dog and the family. I keep things safe. They know they can leave their family members with me to get groomed.”

We asked what her business mission is, and she reiterated her love for the dogs and families she works with:

“I want to make sure the dogs are cared for.”

Building Success With Excellent Service

Classy K-9’s has earned a fantastic reputation, so we wanted to know how they have managed to grow their business and spread their name. Jennifer said that for their first three months of business, they put placemats out in local restaurants. They have also relied a lot on word of mouth and have kept in touch with their community through their Facebook page.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Classy K-9’s has managed to. We asked if Jennifer could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what they had to say:

“Pay attention to your customers. Listen to their needs and concerns. [Pay attention to] the best interests for what the dog needs. Be honest. Take care of the dog’s needs now.”

Jennifer ended our chat with this lovely sentiment:

“Thank you to everyone that made this dream become a reality, especially my four children.”


Congratulations to Classy K-9’s for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Jennifer for taking the time to speak with us!

Pennsylvania’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: PawFect Grooming

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that PawFect Grooming is a two-time 2019 award winner in Pennsylvania!

If your pet is in need of a bath, a brush and a little TLC, there’s no better pet groomer to turn to than Pawfect Grooming in Aliquippa.

PawFect Grooming has received more than 1,300 reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.98 stars, earning them a marvelous Rating Score™ of 99.81 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 100 businesses and the number one pet groomer in all of Pennsylvania!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Today was Bailey (three-year-old Golden Retriever) and Bella’s (10-year-old, long-haired cat) first time at the groomers. My husband and I couldn’t be happier. The team did a fantastic job, and our pets were happy when they left (not our experience when home grooming). They gave us a referral discount, scheduled [our appointment] on a Saturday around our busy lives, were done in two hours and even provided samples and food recommendations.” – Angela M.

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

We wanted to learn more about this two-time award winner and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Tori, the owner of PawFect Grooming.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes PawFect Grooming a one-of-a-kind pet groomer in Pennsylvania. Tori told us that they don’t sell their services. When they’re customers try their services, they stay with them.

Tori went on to tell us that, in addition to pet grooming, they also sell cat and dog food, and they educate their clients when asked.

We also asked Tori what their mission is at PawFect Grooming and how they work to make the world a better place. Tori told us that they specialize in helping pets that no one else wants to groom, including the big box stores, and they never over-charge their clients.

Building Success Through Organic Reviews

Tori attributes PawFect Grooming’s strong online reputation to organic reviews their customers leave for them, which are a result of the next-level service they provide.

Every business owner wants to build the kind of online reputation PawFect Grooming has. When we asked Tori what advice she has for those business owners, she said:

“Be honest with the customers; help them.”


Congratulations to the team at PawFect Grooming for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Tori, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend PawFect Grooming in Aliquippa. Visit their website today!

Connecticut’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: The Bark Club

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Bark Club is an award winner for pet groomers in 2019.

If you are looking for a pet groomer that will pamper and polish your beloved pet, look no further than this award-winning company!

The Bark Club has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.95 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 99.50 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 50 businesses and the number one pet groomer in Connecticut!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I brought my dog to Bark club for her first grooming. She is typically nervous, and the experience was very positive; she looks great. The staff is very kind, and the owner was accommodating by suggesting I bring her as the first appointment of the day so she would not be around other dogs. I will certainly return to Bark Club and recommend it.” – M.K.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that The Bark Club is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Pet Groomers

We were excited to learn all about The Bark Club and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Mark.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes The Bark Club stand apart from its competitors. He told us:

“We treat every dog like they’re our own dog. We treat the dogs with one-on-one care, which is rare. We make the experience enjoyable for everyone. We don’t have any cages; the dogs just hang out and have fun.”

He went on to tell us their overall business mission:

“If I can make every dog leave wagging their tail, that’s my goal.”

Building Success By Working Their Tails Off

The Bark Club has earned a fantastic reputation, so we wanted to know how they have worked to get their name out and grow their business. Mark said that they have had success keeping in touch with their community over social media sites, like Facebook and Instagram, but that word of mouth has been their greatest source of new business.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as The Bark Club has managed to. We asked if Mark could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Work your tail off, and go the extra mile for people.”


Congratulations to The Bark Club for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Mark for taking the time to speak with us!

Connecticut’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: Mack & Molly’s Pet Parlor LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Mack & Molly’s Pet Parlor LLC is a 2019 award winner for pet groomers in Connecticut!

Entrust your pet to a talented, compassionate pet groomer who will treat your pet like family by entrusting them to Mack & Molly’s Pet Parlor LLC.

Mack & Molly’s Pet Parlor LLC has received almost 150 reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.98 stars, earning them an excellent Rating Score™ of 95.82 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five pet groomers in all of Connecticut!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Chena is a pit/GSP mix, and we’ve had worries of her being excluded from grooming parlors for that reason. After receiving a gift certificate to Mack & Molly’s, we gave them a try, and they were incredibly welcoming of her! They were quick with her but made sure she left looking and smelling her best. Not only that, but for the price you pay, you can essentially send your pet to the most affordable spa day your pet will ever go to. [They have] darn good prices and an amazing staff.” – Kelly B.

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

Sandy Scoville, pet groomer and co-owner of Mack & Molly’s Pet Parlor LLC with Kimberly Webster, generously gave us a few minutes of her time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Mack & Molly’s Pet Parlor LLC apart from the many other pet groomers in Connecticut. Sandy told us that they have four groomers, two technicians and volunteers that help them out, and said:

“We treat the animals like they’re our own by not only grooming and bathing them but by talking to them and loving them. We’re very close to our clients (the humans) and build a great bond. We really just have a love for the job and look at it as a way of life. We’ve seen these dogs from puppy-hood to growing up, and that bond with the [owners] has built a wonderful support system, even outside of grooming the dogs. I often call my clients my extended family.”

Sandy went on to tell us that Molly (of Mack and Molly) was her father’s dog and Mack was her dog, who passed away about a year ago. After Sandy’s father passed away, he left her with a bit of money, which she used to start Mack & Molly’s in honor of the dog she loved.

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Mack & Molly’s Pet Parlor LLC and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Sandy had to say:

“…We’ll help out any rescues that need it; we groom all of the dogs for free to help them find a new home. We do a lot of fundraisers around town for shelters. …We are part of a search team for dogs in our spare time in the wee hours of the morning, and we give them a free grooming when they’re found. If there’s a dog in need, that’s all that matters.”

Building Success Through Organic Feedback

When we asked Sandy about Mack & Molly’s Pet Parlor LLC’s secret to such a strong online reputation, she told us that their reviews are organic.

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Mack & Molly’s Pet Parlor LLC has spread the word about who they are and what they do through word of mouth, which speaks to the kind of service they offer.

Clearly, Sandy knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s her expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Listen to the customer/client and what they want. Ask a lot of questions — you can never ask too many questions to get the full need. Really listen. Be yourself… Be honest, listen and communicate”


Congratulations to the team at Mack & Molly’s Pet Parlor LLC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Sandy, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Mack & Molly’s Pet Parlor LLC in Plymouth. Visit their Facebook page today!

Connecticut’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: Dirty Tails

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Dirty Tails is an award winner for pet groomers in 2019.

If you are looking for a pet grooming company that will give your pet the care and attention they deserve, look no further than this award-winning company!

Dirty Tails has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.81 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.05 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five pet groomers in Connecticut!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“We’ve been going to Dirty Tails for years. We have moved almost half an hour away, and we still bring all three of our dogs to them! [They offer] great customer service, fair prices, and great results!” – T.R.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Dirty Tails is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

Dirty Tails got their start 13 years ago, when it started as a self-service dog wash. Over the years, they have become a full-service grooming salon, daycare, and overnight boarding.

We were excited to learn all about Dirty Tails and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with Kristin Brigandi.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Dirty Tails stand apart from its competitors. We learned that they are an open facility, which means that nothing happens behind closed doors. They have a pet bakery and give out doggie daycare report cards. They listen to their clients, practice excellent communication with them, and make sure that attention is given to every client, giving each of them the amount of time they need based on their individual needs. If a senior dog needs more time, they give it to them. If a puppy needs some play, they are more than willing to accomodate.

Kristin told us that they are cleaning up Plainville, one tail at a time.

Building Success And Giving Back

Dirty Tails has earned a fantastic reputation over the years, so we wanted to know a bit about how they have gotten their name out and grown their business. Kristin told us that they do what they can to support their community, which they do by participating in pet-related events and supporting local sports teams. They also keep in touch with their community through their Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram profiles.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Dirty Tails has managed to. We asked if Kristin could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Be committed, and be honest with your client base when it comes to pricing and their pets.”


Congratulations to Dirty Tails for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Kristin for taking the time to speak with us!

Indiana’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: Circle City Pet Care

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Circle City Pet Care is an award winner for pet groomers in 2019.

If your beloved dog is in need of a little grooming and you want to take them somewhere that will care for your pet as lovingly as they would their own, look no further than this award-winning company!

Circle City Pet Care has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.91 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 95.08 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five pet groomers in Indiana!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“The staff at Circle City Pet Care did an exceptionally good job on grooming my dog, Caiman. They went out of their way to work with my schedule, and I would recommend them to anyone who needs their pet groomed.” – B.P.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Circle City Pet Care is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average pet groomers

We were excited to learn all about Circle City Pet Care and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Co-Owner, Chris.

In November, Circle City Pet Care will have been serving the community for nine years! We wanted to know what it is that makes them stand apart from any other pet grooming facility.

“We are a family-owned and -run business. Our customers will always get that personal touch. We know everyone by their first name — pets and owners. We provide a really great service. We are really friendly, and our customers are like our family. ”

Building Success, Online and Off

Circle City Pet Care has earned a fantastic reputation, so we wanted to know more about what they have done to spread the word about their business. Chris said that they actually never spend money on marketing, but when they got their start, they placed ads in local papers.

Chris told us said that their ultimate dream would be to have a brick and mortar location.

There are many pet grooming businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Circle City Pet Care has managed to. We asked if Chris could share any expert advice with them. Here’s what he had to say:

“It’s all about just keeping focused on our dogs and their owners, and providing them awesome customer service.”


Congratulations to Circle City Pet Care for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Chris for taking the time to speak with us!