The Pros and Cons: Mobile, Commercial or Home-based Salons


Which one to choose?

In a previous article we discussed how to find a good groomer, but how do you choose which kind of shop would work best for you and your pet? Below I’ve outlined some of the commonly cited pros and cons of several types of grooming salons so that you can determine which works best for both of you!

Commercial Salon


  • Open more hours than most other salons
  • Multiple groomers to try-out
  • Someone to groom your dog if you groomer becomes ill


  • Many dogs there at once
  • Possible wait time for your dog in a kennel
  • Less one on one time with your pet and the groomer
  • Have to drop off and pick up your pet
  • Pet spends more time away from home

Home-based  Salon


  • Homey atmosphere
  • Usually single person operations so your pet always has the same groomer
  • Often one on one appointments
  • No large amount of dogs in one area
  • Groom usually takes less time
  • Low stress environment


  • Have to drop off and pick up your pet

Mobile Salon


  • Groomer comes to you
  • One on one appointments
  • Groom takes less time
  • Grooming done in your home
  • Low stress environment


  • More expensive than Home or Commercial Salons
  • Usually less flexibility with scheduling

Have something to add from your experiences? Leave me a comment and I’d be happy to add it!


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