Hillcrest Dog Grooming

A Special Spa Day for Your Pet

Custom Dog Grooming Services in Hillcrest San Diego, CA

Our experienced team of professional dog groomers at our Paw Commons Pet Resort Hillcrest location uses only the finest products and equipment to help your pets look and feel their best. Regular grooming is known to offer numerous health benefits. Plus, your pet will come home feeling, smelling and looking great! You may even notice your home staying cleaner when you have fewer muddy paws and less shedding to keep up with.

Grooming appointments at our Paw Commons Hillcrest spa fill up quickly, so we recommend booking well in advance. We groom every day of the week, including Sundays. You do not have to be a dog boarding or dog daycare client to use our grooming services, although we do offer exclusive discounts on our Basic Bath and Express Bath services for Dog Boarding guests.

Our grooming services at Paw Commons Hillcrest are convenient to the San Diego communities of University Heights, North Park and the Gaslamp Quarter. We are located near Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Petco Park and San Diego International Airport.

Dog grooming trimming a poodle's fur

Dog Grooming Services at Paw Commons - Hillcrest

Pricing varies according to your pet’s size, breed, coat condition and temperament. A Pricing Guide is available below for reference. Please contact us directly for a personalized estimate.

  • Top Products: Our grooming routine includes high-quality moisturizing shampoos and conditioners to soothe your dog’s skin and coat. Hypoallergenic Shampoo or Flea Shampoo can be substituted at no additional charge.
  • HydroSurge System: Mixes water, air and shampoo, then uses a pulsating action to easily rid your pet of dander and dirt. The water reaches their skin for a more thorough cleaning and delivers a nice water massage at the same time.
  • Furminator Process: We use a specially formulated deshedding shampoo and conditioner in addition to a special deshedding furminator brush to address bulky shedding coats. Recommended for dogs with double coats and those who shed seasonally or year round.
  • Blueberry Facial: Helps to decrease the appearance of tear stains, brightens coat, cleans and hydrates skin, provides a fresh scent.
  • Teeth Brushing: Your dog’s teeth need regular brushing to help remove buildup of tartar and plaque, improve dental hygiene, and freshen their breath.
  • Nail Trims: Regular nail trims help keep nails short and improve comfort when walking.
  • Ear Cleaning: Aids in preventing itchiness and discomfort in the ears. Regular cleaning will help avoid ear infections.
  • Hot Oil Treatments: Soothes itchy dry skin and addresses flaking and dandruff by providing deep moisturization.
Dog being groomed

Dog Grooming: Behind the Scenes

Most grooming appointments last an average of 3 to 4 hours, from drop off to pick up. Upon check-in, you will meet with the groomer to discuss your desired grooming services. Then your pup will head to the tub with our groomer to get washed up. After they are dry, they are brushed, trimmed, and styled depending on your grooming service selection. Finishing touches include a splash of cologne and a seasonal bow or bandana.

Our groomers have specific appointment times and follow a cycle of bathing, drying, and styling pets in the order they arrive. Grooming services utilize grooming kennels and cool air drying fans. Hand drying is available as a request with straight-through appointments for an additional charge. Must be cleared with the groomer.



Get Your Pup Fresh & Clean

Basic Bath Starting at $29

Warm oxygenating bubble bath:

  • Hypo-allergenic & premium shampoos
  • Finishing hand-blow drying
Premium Bath Starting at $52

Everything in the Basic Bath plus:

  • Nails trimmed
  • Eyes & ears cleaned
  • Anal glands expressed (as needed)
  • Tidy-up around eyes & ears
  • Tidy-up sani-area (under tail)
  • Tidy-up paws (no legs or body)
Full Service & Haircut Starting at $76
Express Bath Starting at $37

For Boarding Customers Only

Grooming Extras

Give Them That Extra Touch

Teeth Brushing $12
Boarding Brush-out $12
Furminator De-Shedding Treatment $17 - $28
Nail Trim (File or Trim) $18
De-Matting $10 per 15 min
Extras $6 - $15

"Poodle" feet (tight trim of hair in and around paws - can be for any breed), Medicated/flea shampoo, Teeth brushing, Ear cleaning, Sani, Pads, Blueberry Facial, Coat Treatment

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Arizona Invite Code: 667297

Health Benefits of Dog Grooming

Regular grooming leads to healthier, happier pets. When you bring your furry friends in for professional grooming sessions, you will likely notice many or all of the following improvements and advantages:

  • Beautiful shiny coat
  • Less shedding around the house
  • Smells fresh and clean – More huggable!
  • Aids in prevention and detection of fleas and ticks
  • Trimmed nails are more comfortable for your pet. Nail trimming should be done on average every 3 - 4 weeks. Regular trimming encourages the quick of the nails to recede.
  • Ear cleaning can aid in preventing itchiness and discomfort in the ears and can help avoid ear infections. Plus, clean ears are more comfortable for your pet.
  • Our experienced groomers can also help pick up on medical issues that may be in the early stages such as: ear/skin infections, dental hygiene, skin tags/masses.
Dog after grooming

FAQs of Dog Grooming

Any client is welcome to come in for grooming as long as they meet the vaccination requirements.

At Home Tips

For those times in-between grooming sessions, there are several things you can do at home to improve how your dog looks and feels, also making their next appointment easier on them.

The more your dog is handled – especially in sensitive areas like feet and ears – the more comfortable their next grooming appointment will be. Be sure to brush your dog several times a week using a brush or comb that is suited to your dog’s type of coat. And don’t forget to brush your dog’s teeth with a canine toothbrush and toothpaste. (Don’t use human toothpaste, since it often contains xylitol, which is toxic to dogs.)

Vaccination Requirements for Grooming

Vaccination requirements for our grooming services differ from the requirements for the rest of our resort services. If you are using Paw Commons - Hillcrest strictly for grooming purposes, we will require the following current immunizations:

  • Rabies (1 or 3 year Booster)
  • Distemper/Parvo (1 or 3 year Booster)
  • Bordetella (6 month or 1 year Booster)