Frequently Asked Questions

It’s important you trust us with your best friends.
Here you will find answers to the most common questions.

How do I keep shedding to a minimum?

Regular brushing is not only healthy for the hair follicle and skin, but it will help get rid of old dead undercoat, which will minimize shedding.

How do I prepare my dog for his/her first bath?

There are certain things you can do not only to prepare for bathing but just to get your dog to learn to trust you in general. Lay them down with their belly up, and gently touch their paws, ears, open their mouth, etc. They must learn to accept you touching them all over. Give your dog grooming tools (brush, comb, toothbrush, etc), to sniff and be comfortable with. Run bath water and let them become accustomed to running water. Slowly, let them get used to the blow dryer. Remain positive throughout and praise them with treats.

How do you soothe a dog's anxiety at the groomer?

Dogs will squirm and fuss when there is anxiety in the air. A dog’s emotions work off the people and other dogs that they are surrounded by. At Pamper Your Pet we create a relaxed environment by nurturing and loving our canine clients.

Is it okay to bathe my dog on a regular basis?

You can bathe your furry friend as often as you like; as long as you are using the right shampoo, then their skin should not become dry. The staff at Pamper Your Pet can advise you about an appropriate shampoo for your dog that will be safe and beneficial to his or her specific coat and skin types

How often should I brush my dog's hair?

Dogs with short and smooth-coated hair can be brushed weekly. You can use a rubber curry and brush in the direction the hair grows. Dogs with long and full coated hair need to be brushed and combed several times a week, if not daily to keep their coats from becoming matted or packed with undercoat.

“Thank you Pamper Your Pet! I have had many pets in my lifetime but never had any groomed.  I guess there is a first time for everything.  Just had my Molly groomed at Pamper My Pet. The staff were extremely courteous and Molly came home smelling and looking beautiful. I am so happy. Thank you." Donna P

"Absolutely Love Pamper Your Pet. My dog came home looking beautiful. She did not want to leave the spa. I will be back with my best friend very soon."

Sandra W.

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Pamper your pet today at Pamper Your Pet. We are a professional dog grooming service providing a complete list of services. Bring your furry best friend to us. They will look amazing, smell so fresh and feel great! And best of all they will be so happy to see us again!


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133 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044
Telephone: (973) 857-2799

COVID-19 NotifcationGreetings from the staff at Pamper Your Pe - We hope everyone is safe & healthy during this difficult time.

Pamper Your Pet is back, and boy have we missed our four legged friends! We hope everyone is safe&healthy, and getting lots of quality time with their pups.

Pet grooming has been listed as an essential service in NJ. This is not for aesthetic reasons, but because of both the negative health consequences if a dog isn't groomed, as well as what can unfortunately happen when loving, but untrained, owners attempt to groom at home. We see every day the importance of providing grooming, nail trims, medicated Rx baths, and anal gland expressions to dogs that would otherwise experience these negative and, often, frankly quite painful consequences (such as matting, skin irritation and infections, overgrown/ingrown or splitting nails, ear infections, and anal gland impactions- to name a few). We have also seen firsthand what happens when genuinely well-intentioned owners try to groom their dogs on their own, and end up seriously injuring them.
(for more info about the negative impacts of grooming at home or not grooming regularly:

**For these reasons, and after careful consideration, we will be re-opening and resuming our normal business hours, Monday through Saturday 9 am-6 pm. **

However, in addition to keeping our canine friends healthy and safe, the safety of both our customers and our staff is extremely important as well, so we will only continue to operate if we can do so safely for everyone. We have been in contact with the state, and have made several changes to our usual protocols.

First, only one customer will be allowed in the store at a time, customers and staff must wear masks, and doorknobs will be disinfected between customers. The customer will enter our new entrance, remove the leash and collar while in the holding area (taking any leashes/collars home with them), and then open the gate, letting their dog out into the main waiting area while the owner remains in the holding area just inside the door. Payments will be done by credit card (either over the phone, or in person) via the owner reading off their card number, so that no cards or cash will be handled/passed back and forth between staff and customers. Both of these things will completely eliminate any customer-to-staff contact, and will double the recommended 6 feet social distancing. In addition to our usual sanitation practices, we have added extra cleanings as an additional precaution. All our staff is following the recommended CDC guidelines in their daily lives (social distancing, avoiding public places&crowds, regular and thorough hand washing, no recent travel, etc) in order to minimize their risk.

We also ask not only our staff but our customers as well- for ANYONE who is not feeling well or has been recently exposed, please stay home. It is crucial to stay safe and take care of yourself and each other.

We want to assure you that we are taking this very seriously; doing everything in our power to ensure that we all stay as safe as possible, while still making sure that your dog is able to get whatever services he/she requires during this challenging time.

So whether it be just for a nail trim or for a full head to toe grooming, please give us a call or schedule an appointment online- we would love to see you soon!!

-Sincerely, Pamper Your Pet"