FAQ mobile grooming

We are thrilled that so many of our clients have tried, and love Wagging Tails mobile grooming services. For those of you who have yet to try our services, or are wondering how it works, here are some answers to frequently asked questions we’ve received regarding the mobile grooming van and services.

Does mobile grooming mean you groom my pet in my tub, at my house?

Yes we do come to your house to groom your pet, but NO we do not groom your pet in your tub. We have a self contained mobile grooming van. It is a state of the art grooming salon on wheels. It was specifically designed and created for this purpose by a mid western company that has over 30 years experience in the mobile grooming industry. We visited the factory and watched production of the van! It has a huge tub that will fit ANY size dog and a hydraulic groom table with a bridge to the tub to easily get arthritic or senior pets in and out of the tub.

Isn’t it too cold to groom in a van outdoors? And too hot in the summer?

No! The entire interior of the van is heated and the water used to bathe your pet is heated. So for your pets comfort and (our groomers too) they are nice and toasty! And in the warmer months, the entire van is air conditioned too!

Where do you get the water and power to groom my pet?

We use our own water tank and generator to heat the water to groom your pet.  Unlike other mobile groomers, we do NOT need to plug into your home’s electricity. Our clients don’t have to supply anything–just your pet! Pet owners do not need to be present for us to groom your pet. However, we do like to see or speak with you on the very first grooming appointment so you can specify the services and type of cut you would like your pet to have. -Yes, our mobile groomer can come to your workplace or business and groom your pet there!

What areas do you service?

Please see our Service Area page for a thorough listing. If your town is not listed, just ask!

Do you groom cats?


  Are there any breeds you will not groom?    NO!

What are your fees?

Our fees are breed specific and are based on the needs of each pet. Each groom fee includes a special hydrosurge, massaging water bath with all natural shampoos & conditioners, a gentle blow dry, ear cleansing, teeth cleansing, nail clipping and clean up clipping of the fur around the face, ears, eyes and sanitary areas (if necessary), AND a biscuit treat, a bow or bandanna.

Additional services do include clipping the pet to breed standards, nail polishing, matt removal, extensive brush or comb outs, furminator deshedding tool use, coat & skin remoisturizing treatments, deskunking, flea baths. In some cases, mobile grooming fees may be slightly more expensive than salon grooming fees. But remember: -our VERY CONVENIENT service comes to YOU. Subscribe to our blog for rates and more information. And visit our Deals & Discounts page for coupons.

Can I tip my groomer?

Absolutely, YES! It is not necessary, but your groomer works hard to make your pet look, smell, and feel great! So your generosity is appreciated!

Positive reasons to hire a Wagging Tails Mobile Groomer:

For your convenience visit our easy to read Why choose us?” chart!

  • We come to you! Our very convenient services eliminate your travel and your pet’s stress.
  • Your pet is the ONLY focus of our grooming attention. There are no other pets in the van with yours.
  • No cages! When your pet is done, they are brought back in to your home. And they don’t have to wait at a groom salon in a cage to be picked up.
  • Unlike most grooming salons that sanitize only once daily at the end of the day– in our mobile van, the tub, table, grooming supplies, tools and entire work area of the van are sanitized between each and every groom appointment.
  • Your pet is Fluff dryed and NOT cage dried! This means that after your pet’s bath, unlike grooming salons, your pet is hand dried by the groomer with a gentle specially made fluff dryer. In most grooming salons, pets are put in cages with dryers attached and cage dried. But there are no cages in the van. None. PERIOD! Your pet will not have to sit in a cage to wait their turn to be groomed or to dry.
  • Your pet receives individual care and attention. If you have multiple pets to be groomed, to reduce stress, each is done individually. Meaning that they wait their turn in your home!
  • We use all natural products to bathe and clean your pet.
  • We use FRESH water to bathe your pet. There are 2 separate water tanks, one for clean water, and one for gray water. We do not recycle the gray water.
  • We do not empty the gray water in your driveway.
  • We do not need to plug into your home. Our van is equipped with a fully operational generator system.
  • Our mobile groom service is licensed and insured.
  • Our groomers are very experienced, talented, gentle, patient, courteous, professionally trained adults.

older dogMobile Grooming is perfect for ALL pets

Especially for senior pets and young pups!