Pet Grooming Services in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Grooming your dog or cat on your own is time-consuming, and pets often resist their owners' efforts during the home grooming process. At Blue Ribbon Pet Salon in Virginia Beach, Virginia, we offer top-notch grooming services to keep your canine and feline friends safely and properly groomed. Place all of your pet's grooming needs in our very capable and compassionate hands.

New clients receive $10 off a full-service groom when mentioning this offer at time of booking! This offer is valid one time only per pet.

As an incentive to spread the word of our commitment to great pet grooming and customer service, we offer our clients a complimentary grooming service for every three grooming referrals they send to us. There is no limit to this offer! It's our way of thanking you for your continued loyalty!
 

Canine Grooming


Blue Ribbon Pet Salon offers award winning grooming for all breeds in a state-of-the-art salon environment. Our goal is to make your pet priority one while in our care. By providing exceptional and efficient grooming, we can satisfy the needs of our clients, both owner and pet!

Our grooming services differ from the typical big box grooming departments due to the level of skill, training, experience and expertise that the owner and long time staff members possess. Most of our Pet Stylists have worked at Blue Ribbon for seven years plus! We are proficient at providing breed profile trims and are able to provide grooming styles beyond just shaving a dog down. Working with curly-coated and long-coated breeds such as Bichon Frises, Cotons de Tulears, Havaneses, Lhasa Apsos, Malteses, Poodles, Shih Tzus, Silky Terriers and Yorkshire Terriers requires a thorough knowledge of proper coat preparation, drying and scissor techniques. Scissor trims are our specialty and are the norm rather than the exception at Blue Ribbon Pet Salon.

Small dog clients can generally expect a grooming turn-around time of 2-3 hours depending on coat condition and desired haircut. By providing efficient grooming, we can minimize separation anxiety experienced by some pets and this ensures a great overall salon experience for our clients.

Larger dog clients may require a bit more time for haircuts but their grooming appointments are staggered throughout the day so we can usually have them ready for pickup within 3-4 hours.

We use and insist on premium bathing and conditioning products for show finish results. Skin and coat requirements along with the type of haircut determine which products are selected for optimal results. Knowing how and when to use these products comes from years of exhibiting in AKC show dogs. We are committed to keeping our skills and knowledge base updated by attending annual industry trade shows and seminars.

A sampling of the professional coat products we use on a daily basis: #1 All Systems, Artero, Ashley Craig, Chris Christensen, Crown Royale LTD, EQyss, Greyhound, Isle of Dogs, Pure Paws
Our Canine Grooming Services can be tailored around your work and lunch schedules so our actual operating hours may vary depending on how appointments are booked. During peak Holiday seasons, we are often open seven days a week to accommodate appointment requests.
 

Deshedding


Our Deshedding Service benefits short-coated and smooth-coated breeds such as Bassett Hounds, Beagles, Boston Terriers, Boxers, Bulldogs, Bull Terriers, Dalmatians, Doberman Pinschers, Foxhounds, French Bulldogs, Great Danes, Greyhounds, Labrador Retrievers, Pointers, Mastiffs, Pugs, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Rottweilers, Smooth Coated Chihuahuas and Dachshunds, Weimaraners and similar fine-coated dogs by removing loose shedding coat. Contrary to popular belief, there is no magic shampoo, conditioner or deshedding furminating tool to accomplish this task. There is however, a proper deshedding technique and we are adept at removing loose coat with a three-step process that begins before the bath, during the bath and afterwards during the drying process. Our Deshedding Service also includes cleaning ears, trimming nails and gland expression if desired.

Our Deshedding Service also benefits combination-coated, double-coated and heavy-coated breeds such as Akitas, Alaskan Malamutes, American Eskimos, Border Collies, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Corgis, Chows, Collies, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Keeshonds, Newfoundlands, Papillions, Pomeranians, Shetland Sheepdogs, Siberian Huskies, Samoyeds and similar dense-coated breeds by removing the loose trapped skin dander and undercoat on the dog. Removing undercoat is important on dense-coated breeds in our humid climate because if it remains trapped in a dog's coat it can contribute to the formation of hot spots and skin infections. Usually the double-coated breeds will also be trimmed after deshedding on their paws, furnishings, tail and sometimes ears as part of our grooming service.
 

Feline Grooming


Grooming services offered for cats include nail trimming, ear cleaning, bath with brushouts and deshedding, gland expression and may also include haircuts. Some cats may require spot clipping of mats in sanitary areas or overall shaving if coat condition warrants. Many long-haired cat owners request Lion Cuts to minimize brushing and coat maintenance at home in between grooming sessions.

Cats generally benefit from two Pet Stylists working with them during their appointment for safety and efficiency reasons. Typically at our salon, one stylist will hold and one stylist will do the clipper and haircut work. Our baths are tailored to your cat's coat requirements. Some may need coat conditioning and some may require removal of oily coat residue. Some cats have excessive skin dander and we have medicated shampoos that can be safely used on cats to remove much of the dander during the bathing and drying process. Both short and long-haired cat breeds benefit from deshedding which is accomplished with a three step process before the bath, during and afterwards when we hand dry their coat.
We always ask for a copy of current vaccinations and if your cat has been professionally groomed in the past. Some cats may need to be referred to a Veterinarian clinic due to temperament or evident health conditions. This is always determined on a case-by-case basis, usually at check-in, and is for the safety of your cat as well as our grooming staff.

We are also able to apply Soft Paw Cat Nail Caps if a kit is supplied by the owner. The cost for application varies depending on whether we apply two or four paws and is an additional charge beyond bathing and grooming.
 

Hand Stripping


Our Hand Stripping Service benefits wire-coated breeds such as Affenpinschers, Airedale Terriers, Australian Terriers, Border Terriers, Brussels Griffons, Cairn Terriers, German Wirehaired Pointers, Wire Fox Terriers, Irish Terriers, Lakeland Terriers, Miniature/Standard/Giant Schnauzers, Norfolk Terriers, Norwich Terriers, Scottish Terriers, Spinone Italianos, Welsh Terriers, West Highland White Terriers, Wire Haired Dachshund and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons and similar wire-coated dogs by removing soft undercoat through coat carding techniques and hand stripping the coarse outer top coat or guard hair. Regular carding and hand stripping will maintain the proper texture and color of broken coated, flat coated and harsh coated breeds whereas clipping these types of coats will soften and dull both the coat's texture and color.
Carding and Hand Stripping is a time-intensive process and is therefore charged at an hourly rate of $80 an hour rather than by breed of dog. It is best performed on a schedule that can vary based on breed and coat type, somewhere between four and twelve weeks. Factors than can influence the success of hand stripping are: environmental (has the coat been clippered in the past), hormonal (spayed or neutered), schedule (frequency of rolling the top coat) and seasonal (length of daylight).
 
 
Alyssa k.
★★★★★
Groomed my cat. His fur was about 2 inches long he's fat so he has a hard time cleaning himself he had TERRIBLE mats. Picked him up smelt amazing! All mats gone and he looks like a cute little lion. You can tell he is SOOOO much happier with being shaved. He's a strong cat I guess it took 3 of them to do the job. A little pricey but boy was it worth it. Will definitely be coming back then next time he needs a grooming! They also got me in the next day which was so awesome of them!!!