Pet Services

10 Of The Best Dog Groomers In Auckland To Get Your Pooch In Tip Top Shape

By Jessica Dolphin

Couple smile and hold up their dog in their home

There’s nothing better than jumping into bed after a long day at work for a snuggle sesh with your beloved fur baby—only to find Fido’s been rolling in some naaaaaasty shiz! And trying to wash your precious pupper yourself can prove to be a mission and a half, so it’s off to the groomers they go!

Just like us humans, grooming is essential to your dog’s health and well-being. Dog groomers are also a great option for in-between vet checks as they are often trained in what to look for, such as skin conditions and dental problems.

So we’ve made it a little easier for you and rounded up a list of some of Auckland's best dog groomers, to take care of your precious pup from head to paw.

A fluffy Bichon Frisé white dog getting groomed on the table

Paw Hub Pet Grooming


Situated in Grey Lynn/Ponsonby, Paw Hub is not only about top-quality grooming but also about the general well-being of your pup too! Run by Fernanda Marangoni, an international master groomer with more than 16 years of experience in Brazil and New Zealand in various dog grooming salons. As well as Fernanda, all of the groomers at Paw Hub are required to take a pet first aid course and a refresher course every two years to make sure that your fur baby is looked after in the best possible way.

Barkers Grooming


Located in the West Auckland burb of Henderson, Barkers Grooming believes dog grooming shouldn’t be a luxury pet owners can’t afford. Because of this, they’ve come up with a super competitive price list that won’t break the bank. Their services include a full dog groom, mini groom, puppies first groom—once your pup has had its final vaccination—and a de-shedding service for those double-coated breeds, great for the hot summer months.

Studio Hound


Studio Hound is all about pampering your pooch to perfection by using only the best natural products available. As well as offering boutique grooming services, they also offer day play services for some doggy play date fun. They even have behavioural services, just in case your pupper is a little harder to manage on the grooming table which promises an improvement in behaviour in as little as two to three visits!

Small black dog getting a bath in the tub at the grooming salon

Three Poodles 


Three Poodles dog groomers have been a staple in the Auckland dog grooming community for over 10 years and are renowned to be the best of the best. Contrary to their name they specialise in any and every dog breed and pride themselves on giving top-notch services. But what sets them apart is that they offer holistic services and massages and also specialise in helping nervous dogs. So if your dog is not too keen on new people but needs a good pamper sesh, then this fabulous business could be the place to go.

Boutique Dog Grooming

Mt Eden 

Boutique Dog Grooming in Mount Eden is absolutely one of the best dog groomers in Auckland. Owner Sun has 20 years of experience as a professional groomer, both in South Korea and New Zealand and leads an excellent grooming team so that every pooch leaves feeling shiny and new. Not only does this salon boast state-of-the-art grooming room equipment but they also have purpose-designed bathing facilities for all sizes of dogs. The team at Boutique Dog Grooming work in a hygienic, healthy environment with a high level of skill, paying extra attention to your beloved pet while getting them in ship shape. Not to mention, it’s the perfect spot to explore one of Mount Eden’s delish eats while your doggo undergoes their transformation. 

The Gentle Dog Groomer


Praised for being able to put even the most nervous dogs at ease, The Gentle Dog Groomer prioritises first-class care. With over 10 years of grooming experience up her sleeve, owner Hayley has a real heart for nervous fur babies. From baths to full grooms and doggy pampers, Hayley does it all from her quiet home salon, grooming each doggo at their own pace in a gentle and patient manner. Giving each pup her undivided attention, Hayley’s kind and caring grooms will have your dog feeling like absolute royalty in no time. 

A terrier dog getting their face hair styled at the grooming salonAnimates 

Richmond Road 

Priding themselves on making your precious pups look their very best, Animates groomers tailor each session to your dog’s skin and coat type in their safe and friendly salon space. Not only do they offer full grooms from head to tail, but a Berry Bright facial and fresh breath treatment if you fancy taking your pooches pamper to the next level. Easy to book, with no need to wait during the appointment either—just drop off your dog and pick them up later—looking sparkly and dapper as ever. Plus—for any doggy-related q’s you may have, the knowledgeable team on Richmond Road have got you covered. 

Canine Bathhaus 


Just a stone's throw away from central New Lynn, the team at Canine Bathhaus love seeing your pup and find utmost joy in working with them. With a range of services from baths, to teeth brushes and grooms, they tailor to all different breeds, from puppies to big bois. Canine Bathhaus grooms with compassion, and treat each fur baby as a special guest—giving them the pamper sesh they deserve.

Scissorhands Dog And Cat Grooming 

Mission Bay 

The animal-loving duo, Nico and Angelo of Scissorhands Dog (and yes you heard right…!) and Cat Grooming, are here to impress. They're praised for the care they take of each furry friend, with an impeccable skillset and great attention to detail—it’s clear they love what they do. We promise your pooch will leave looking dazzling, wagging its tail and showing off to all the other pups out the door. 

A French Bulldog pup getting it's nails clipped at the grooming salon

Abbot Dog Grooming 


Specialising in smaller breeds, Abbot Dog Grooming uses only the best products and techniques to get your pup looking like a million bucks. With shih tzu’s, cavoodles, and schnauzers as regulars, Craig and the team pride themselves on providing the best grooming experience for your pet. Perks include early drop-offs and day stays to arrange around work (for no extra charge), and a large cage-free waiting area for your pooch to play with others while they wait for their pup parents to take them home—score.

Now it's time to show off your sparkling pooch at one of the best dog-friendly restaurants and bars in Auckland. 

Image credit: Bianca Van Dijk, Aleksandr Tarlõkov, Aleksandr Tarlõkov, Aleksandr Tarlõkov, Aleksandr Tarlõkov.

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