Best Grooming


Services at DOGMA include nail clips, grooming and in-home bathing for pets who can't make the trip
by anne kristoff

Because you want the very best for your furry and feathered friends


DOGMA
21 Seventh Avenue South
212-366-4060
dogmanyc.com
DOGMA is owned by Tokyo-born Jun Takama. Ma means “space” in Japanese, making DOGMA literally a “space for dogs,” with the goal of creating a Zen-like environment for your pet. Services include everything from quick nail clips to grooming with Shiro Izumi, a former fashion producer noted for his impeccable eye and intuitive nature. DOGMA also offers in-home bathing if your pooch is unable to make the trip over to the shop.


Mark the Dog Guy
Upper East Side
917-207-5191
markthedogguy.com
A new haircut can make all the difference in the world. At least, that was Mark Imhof's theory when he felt a calling, inspired by Susie's Senior Dogs, the rescue for older canines, to begin grooming shelter dogs for free to better their chances of getting adopted. So far he's groomed more than 500 dogs. He also works on cats and rabbits. In addition to his volunteer services (working with Animal Care Centers of NYC), you can hire him for grooming, pet sitting, and walking.


Bark Avenue Grooming
167 West 83rd St.
646-861-3083
barkavenuenyc.com
When Lisa C. and her staff brought their 15+ years of experience to the Upper West Side last year, pet owners rejoiced. The Bark Avenue crew was noted for being personable and professional, and it wasn't long before they also won over the furry babies themselves. “My dog absolutely hates to get her haircut but she loves Lisa and loves getting her haircut at Bark Avenue Grooming,” said one client. Bark Avenue also offers dog sitting should you need to run some errands — and they'll even pick up Fido at your home.