A shaggy goldendoodle is groomed on the table of a grooming salon.

How Much Does Dog Grooming Cost?

No two pets are the same, so their grooming experience shouldn’t be, either! We base the cost of dog grooming on your pet’s breed, size, and coat type, plus any additional services they need to look and feel their best. 

Your dog’s first appointment will be a discounted price, depending on their size. Our first grooming orientation lets our team get to know your dog, introduce them to our salon, and help them adjust to the grooming process. Call (636)537-2322 to book your dog’s first groom today.

After your first appointment, our groomers will be able to give you an accurate quote for the cost of your dog’s next groom. Here’s how we calculate the cost of grooming.

Premium Baths

Our base grooming prices depend on your pet’s breed, size, and coat type (double coat, curly, wiry, etc). Premium baths include  bath with shampoo & conditioner, face and paw trim, nail clip or grind, brushing, and a bandana. Start at $43.

Spa Packages

Why not treat your dog to a spa day? We offer a variety of spa packages for dogs, including a Shedless Spa Package to remove loose hair and prevent further shedding, a mud bath with rejuvenating facial, and more. These spa packages start at $29. 

Add-On Services

Add an extra service to your dog’s spa day or just drop in for a quick nail trim. Visit our grooming page for a more extensive list of add-on services.

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Want a more accurate quote for the cost of dog grooming? Give us a call at (636)537-2322 or click here to request an appointment

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A groomer trims a large, shaggy dog's face in a grooming salon.

How Often Should I Get My Dog Groomed?

Keeping up with your dog’s grooming not only keeps them looking good, but it also helps them feel good! A dirty coat, matting, long nails, or dry skin can be uncomfortable or downright painful for your pup. How often you get your dog groomed depends on their breed, coat type, and lifestyle, but it all comes down to keeping your pup happy and healthy.

For most dogs, we recommend booking a grooming appointment every four to six weeks. Still, even dogs who are groomed this often need ongoing grooming at home.

How often should I brush my dog?

How often you get your dog groomed can depend on how much upkeep you do at home. Many dog breeds require daily brushing to prevent tangles and mats. But even short-coated dogs like labs need brushing at least a couple times a week to help manage shedding. 

How often should I trim my dog’s nails?

Every dog is different, but a good rule of thumb is to trim your dog’s nails every three to four weeks. The ideal length for a dog’s nails is just just short enough that they do not click when walking on a hard, flat surface. If your dog’s nails are overgrown, it may take several rounds of more frequent trimming to get them to this length. We always suggest consulting a groomer before trying to correct overgrown nails at home.

How often should I cut my dog’s hair?

This depends entirely on your dog’s coat type and style. A poodle might need trims every four to six weeks, but a golden retriever or Australian Shepherd could go much longer without a cut depending on the look you’re going for. It’s always best to ask your groomer how long you should wait to get your dog’s hair cut.

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Call (636)537-2322 or click here to book a grooming appointment.

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Why We Have NO Breed Restrictions

We at Petropolis are proud to have no breed restrictions for any of our services. 

We believe all dogs are good dogs. It’s our job as their owners and handlers to set them up for success. 

Why we don’t believe in breed restrictions

Many of the behaviors that can get a dog labeled as ‘aggressive’ at other facilities are actually fear responses. No dog is aggressive, but they can be reactive in the face of scary, unknown, or stressful situations.

Even so, no breed is inherently reactive. Dogs very rarely bite “out of the blue.” It’s our job to keep dogs out of uncomfortable situations and learn the warning signs of a stressed dog.

Luckily, our highly-trained staff can recognize the signs of a fight or a bite long before either occur. They constantly monitor our playgroups and step in if dogs start to play too rough. 

How we evaluate new dogs

We evaluate every single dog who walks through our door the same way, regardless of breed. Each dog spends their first day with our Canine Evaluators, who get to know them and help them adjust to our facility. 

Then, each dog is slowly introduced to the appropriate play group. We separate our groups based on size, energy level, and play style to keep everyone happy and having fun. We also offer one-on-one play options for dogs who’d prefer to spend time with our staff instead of other dogs.

If a dog is particularly reactive, we may suggest training, behavioral help, or just more time to adjust, but we will never turn a dog away based on breed alone. 


What’s Happening at Petropolis February 2019

We’ve had a busy month here at Petropolis Pet Resort, and it’s only getting busier! Here’s just a small peek at what we’ve been up to.

New Grooming System

We’ve recently been testing out a new dog bathing system from Ogena. Unlike a traditional bath, our new grooming system can be used anywhere, meaning dogs who are reactive to or stressed out by other dogs or the bathtub can be bathed in the privacy of their own rooms. The system cleans all the way to the skin and stimulates the dog’s hair follicles, which makes for a softer coat and less shedding. It’s quick, easy, and – in our experience so far – less stressful for some of our clients. Kaya (right) gets to enjoy a peanut butter snack while she is bathed right on her grooming table!

If your dog has had trouble with traditional grooming environments in the past, consider giving our new system a try. Talk to one of our groomers to see if this kind of treatment is right for you and your pet.

Spring Break Lodging

With all this cold weather, it’s hard to believe spring break is just around the corner – but it’s true! And if you’re going on vacation, why not send your dog or cat a fun getaway of their own? Spots in our hotel are already filling up, so hurry and book your pet’s reservation. Our reservation specialists will work with you to create the lodging and play package that’s right for your pet so you can have peace of mind while you’re away. Call us at (636)537-2322 to book your pet’s stay now!

Cat Jungle Updates

The renovations to our Cat Jungle are almost complete, and our feline guests are already loving the changes. We’ve enjoyed watching them discover all the new rooms have to offer. Not only does the space look incredible, but it also accommodates for the needs of different types of cats. We can’t wait to show you the finished product very, very soon!