Reader's Choice: Favorite Pet Groomers

Where do you like to bring your pets?

Patch's "Best of" series continues as this week's Readers' Choice poll focuses on Pet groomers.

We know when you need an experienced auto repair mechanic, a knowledgeable electrician or a reliable babysitter, you turn to your friends and neighbors. So we turn to you to share information with your fellow Patch readers—these features are designed to be a fun and completely friendly expression of our collective passion for great food, great service or a great product, all close to home.

After declaring support for and for their desserts, in town, you can now cast your vote for your favorite pet groomers in the area. Tell us your favorite spots to take Fido for a spa day or a quick wash and manicure.

We've got a list started below—but if you'd like to add your own suggestion, add it in the comments and we'll add it to the poll.

- Katonah

- Pound Ridge
Woof n' Wash - Mt. Kisco
Reining Cats and Dogs - Mt Kisco

Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor (please leave positive comments below to assist), based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places.

Please vote only once per survey, per Patch. We will announce the winner at noon Friday.

Sherry Beckman March 05, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Kathy March 05, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Wipe Your Paws is fabulous too. On Rt 117 near the A&P/Target shopping center where the chocolate place used to be. Cristina Farenga is great and it is a doggie day care as well. She did a wonderful job with Princess, a recent rescue through A New Chance Animal Rescue- see before and after pictures on www.anewchancear.org
Willow Newton March 05, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Wipe Your Paws is the best! Cristina and her staff do a great job with Havanese!
Carmen Blessey March 05, 2012 at 01:59 PM
I bring my dogs to Jessica at Must Love Dogs. She does a marvelous job on my coton and he looks forward to his grooming. When we pick him up, he doesn't want to leave. Jessica is wonderful with dogs and we are so happy she is in Katonah since our little Ringo does not travel well. He looks so perfect when he's done.
Lisa Buchman (Editor) March 05, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Thanks for the suggestions - adding Wipe Your Paws to the poll. We just met the wonderful folks behind A New Chance rescue to check back in a day or two for a story on their efforts.
Janina Rubinowitz March 05, 2012 at 03:43 PM
The entire crew at Pawfection, with Tara, the owner, setting a fine example, is superbly compassionate in handling all of the animals. Not only do they do a beautiful job of grooming, but I think the animals feel the the good spirit that exists between the groomers themselves and their loving attitude extended to the pets. Tara's contribution to the community goes beyond her own customers extending into hands -on help for the SPCA and rescue organizations. Thank you Pawfection for all that you do.
Marge March 05, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Pawfection, all the way. They are the most caring and professional groomers I have ever met. Tara and her staff take such pride in their work and love each and every pet they groom. I would never take my pet anywhere else.
Vicki Safferstein March 05, 2012 at 03:47 PM
I have been taking my two standard poodles for many years to PawFection in Bedford Hills. They do a fantastic job! And they are especially sweet and gentle with my older dog who has had many health issues for the past 4 years. I tried many groomers locally prior to PawFection, but happily stayed with Tara and Linda over the years due to the great job they do. Beautiful cuts & great service!
Sara Zipp March 05, 2012 at 04:08 PM
I have taken my toy poodle Delilah to Pawfection for her "puppy cut" for years. She was always welcomed with open arms and returned looking so chic!! They are very kind and I always felt comfortable leaving her in their care. Sadly we lost Delilah last month after 15 years. We miss her terribly, but we will surely return to Pawfection and Tara and Linda when we adopt a new dog!
Support Connection March 05, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Pawfection took loving and careful care of our beloved Westie for many years before he passed away. I would not go anyplace else!
Lynn S. Krugman March 05, 2012 at 11:23 PM
I love Tara, Linda and all the great staff at Pawfection. I come all the way from Putnam Valley because there is no place or people I trust more with any of my dogs. Tara has gone so far as to open the shop for me after hours when my car broke down and I had to leave a dog there. They do amazing compassionate work for rescue dogs, and are a credit to the community and animals. Bravo!
Pat Minnella March 06, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Tara and her staff at Pawfection have been grooming my dogs for over 15 years. My dogs always look (and smell) great when picked up. Her staff is friendly and professional. Tara goes above and beyond for her customers. My daughter has also worked for her in her store as well. It's the only place to bring your dog! Tara is family to us! Pat Minnella
JR March 06, 2012 at 07:33 AM
Woof and Wash is the BEST!! Jason is probably one of the few people I would trust to watch my dog. He is so calm and patient, and knows his breeds. Very professional and has been more than accommodating with some of his clients schedules and needs. His heart seems to lead him and his work reflects his passion. Two thumbs up and the only person I trust with scissors around my dog!
KAT March 06, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Pawfection is my go-to Groomers for my Shepherds. Tara and her team have always been flexible and have worked with my dogs needs. My Zeuss would not stay in a crate so she would open earlier and take care of him before any other appts came in. They treated him as if he was their dog. Now he has passed and we have a new member, Bentley and he has joined Tara family as well. I wouldn't take my babies anywhere else.
Cathy Gironda March 06, 2012 at 05:14 PM
My Shih Tzu Rutie loves being groomed at Pawfection in Bedford Hills. Tara, Linda and the rest of the staff are so good at what they do. They treat all the animals with such kindness and love and each and every owner as if they were family. Ruthie is always so happy to go to Pawfection for her grooming and she always looks adorable and smells so good when I pick her up. WE LOVE PAWFECTION!!!
Tori March 06, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Must love dogs is where I bring my dog Koda. The owner is super nice and always is accommodating because he can be finicky. The shop is really cute to boot.
Lauren Minnella March 07, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Pawfection is the best place to bring your dog. Not only is Tara and the staff compassionate about what they do, they go above and beyond to help their customers in any way! Tara has the biggest heart and would do anything for any customer pr dog, especially a dog in need. Pawfection is the only place to trust!!
Joyce March 09, 2012 at 12:52 AM
I love must love dogs! The owners are super nice and treat my puppy like it was their own. I would highly recommend them!
Kristen March 09, 2012 at 03:37 AM
Pawfection!!!!! I wouldn't take my Lil man anywhere else. They ARE the best! The most compassionate and loving staff I have ever met!
Carolyn Finn March 09, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Pawfection is the best! Our Zig is a rescue and has several "issues." Pawfection was the *third* groomer we tried. (With the other two, as soon as I arrived back home I received a call asking me to "remove" our dog from their premises. (Apparently, Zig doesn't enjoy the grooming process.) At Pawfection, Tara was able to calm Zig and lovingly connect with him while grooming him and clipping his nails. She's the absolute best! Zig is still a "special" case, but he's come a very, very long way as a result of Tara's loving care. Zig probably still would prefer that we go nowhere (i.,e., skip grooming altogether :-) ) -- but I won't go anywhere else.
susan trumpbour March 09, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Can't say enough good things about Pawfection! Tara's dedication goes beyond grooming in all the compassionate things that she does with rescue, adoption and fostering. When my dog hears he's going to Tara's - not kidding- he picks up his leash and runs for the car. That says it all!!! Love all of you.


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