On the Go: Mobile Grooming


By Diane Krueger


There are only so many tasks we can pack into our day, especially on those most-valued days off. Trying to fit all of our errands and appointments into a day or two can be both challenging and stressful. One of those tasks that sometimes involve a careful juggling of the schedule is getting the dog groomed. We often try and schedule a time that will allow us to do other things in between, but not too many things as we have to be back at the designated time to pick up the dog. It’s nothing unusual, but sometimes it can be inconvenient.


Well, there is an alternative to the traditional in-salon drop-off/pick-up grooming that can make have a big impact on our multitasking capabilities. It’s mobile dog grooming. With mobile grooming, the groomer comes to you and your dog. Besides being way more convenient for us pet parents, mobile grooming offers a calmer alternative for our dogs. Instead of walking into an environment with several other dogs who are usually just as anxious, nervous and excited as yours, your dog just walks out its front door and into more quiet and calm surroundings where he or she is the only one getting services.


Hungry Hound’s mobile grooming offers all the same services that are available in the salon (full baths, haircuts, de-shedding, etc.) with the added benefit of not having to leave your home. The mobile grooming vehicle has its own electric and water hookups, so the only thing you have to supply is your dog.


So instead of trying to squeeze in another errand into that already busy schedule, you can schedule a service at your home and while the dog is getting groomed just steps away, you can get to that laundry, cooking or cleaning that you were sure was going to have to wait until you got home much later. Or better yet, just enjoy a little bit relaxation in the comforts of your home instead of fighting traffic.


Mobile grooming is available on select days of the week and all booking for mobile services are handled out of the St. John location. Pricing for the mobile grooming services vary depending on the breed and size of the dog and the type of service. For more information, give us a call at 219-365-5543.