Grooming

Regular grooming is an important part of keeping your pet healthy. There are five major areas to focus on when caring for your pet: coat, teeth, nails, ears and eyes. While this care requires effort, it will pay off in a pet that stays healthier longer. It is important to start these activities as early as possible – preferably around eight weeks – to get your pet accustomed to and comfortable with these activities.

When you call us to make an appointment to have your pet groomed we will provide the best, safest grooming experience for your pet. Remember, we love pets too!

A few of the grooming services that we offer:

  • Shampooing
  • Blow dry and brush out coat
  • Hair clipping appropriate to breed of dog
  • Pads cleaned
  • Nails cut
  • Ears and eyes cleaned
  • Express anal glands

Following are descriptions of the services we provide:

  • Full Grooming – This consists of a bath, blow drying, ear cleaning/plucking (if needed) toe nail trim, and the specific cut to fit your dog. This service ranges in price from about $32.00 to $50.00 (please call us for a more accurate price quote). Total price depending on the size and breed of your pet.**
  • Bath & Brush – This consists of a bath (regular, medicated oatmeal, or flea and flea dip), ear cleaning, blow drying, brushing, and a toe nail trim. The price range on this service can vary greatly depending on the size and condition of the coat of the dog. ($20.00 to $50.00–please call us for a more accurate price quote).
  • Anal Gland Treatment – The expression of your pets anal glands generally is a natural occurrence, but in the case that it is not, this is done at the time of your pets bath at no charge.
  • Toe Nail Trim –  $5.00.

** All prices are subject to change depending on circumstances such as, coat density, excessive matting, excessive dirt, staining, or odor (skunk), or a dog that is more difficult to groom (aggressive, older, or very active). Please call for price quotes & schedule availability.

Our Grooming Qualifications

In 1987, we began our education at the New York School of Dog Grooming in New York City. Because we were at a dog grooming school in New York City we were able to learn how to groom many unusual breeds of dogs. Class instruction went well into the night each night as we learned first learned dog and cat anatomy then moved on to grooming an actual dog and cat. The grooming experience we gained at New York School of Dog Grooming, we feel, provided us with a wealth of knowledge, better preparing us for opening Bark of the Town Pet Grooming.

We have encountered many dog breeds in our grooming shop as well as many different temperaments! We feel New York School of Dog Grooming just laid the groundwork, that our over 30 years of being in business have provided, more than adequately, the many aspects of the grooming profession.

Today we groom over 25 dogs a day at our fast paced grooming shop off the square in Millerstown. We have many clients that have been with us since our doors were opened in 1987. We are very pleased that they have continued to come to us for the grooming of their dogs.

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On our web pages you will find answers to most questions you may have about our services. If you have any questions feel free to contact us by phone at 717.589.7387 or click here to email us. Grooming appointments and boarding reservations are only accepted by phone.

Tim & Lauren Ritzman
Bark of the Town

109 W. Sunbury Street Millerstown, PA 17062
Phone 717.589.7387