1364 E Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

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Bonnie's Dog & Cat Grooming

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Only $15.00!
“You do the work, we clean up the mess!”
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ALL first time dog grooming customers receive 10%discount PLUS any dog or cat customer who returns by their recommended return date receives a 10% discount
We can groom your dog, start to finish, while you wait!
$25 PRIORITY charge
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Offer is valid for Self-serve customers only
Are you ready to have your dog groomed at Bonnie's Dog & Cat Grooming Shop?
Before you schedule please
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about our policies and procedures
Sometimes Even
Cats Need

Read our FAQs regarding cat grooming to see if our service may be of use to you.

Bonnie's Dog & Cat Grooming has the friendliest staff in town.


Schedule an appointment today.

Find out for yourself how a quality cut looks.


Bonnie and her staff are the best on the Hill
(and have been listed in the Washingtonian magazine as one of Washington DC's best).
    • Drop coated breeds: Shih Tzus, Afghan Hounds, Maltese, Yorkies, Lhasa Apso
    • Terriers: West Highland White Terriers (“Westies”), Airdales, Welsh Terriers, Schnauzers, Wheaton Terriers, Scotties (Scottish Terriers), Cairn Terriers, Kerry Blue Terriers (we do NOT offer hand stripping)
    • Spaniels and Setters: Cocker Spaniels, Irish Setters, Welsh or English Springer Spaniels
    • Non shedding (Hypo allergenic) breeds with scissor trims: Bichon Frise, Poodles
    • Designer dogs: Cockapoos, Peekapoos, Labradoodles, Goldendoodles,

Appointments are strongly recommended. Walk-ins are
accommodated whenever possible but are rarely available on Saturdays, or in the busy warm months of the year.


Read how drop-off and pick-up times are scheduled.

“Bonnie Peregoy and her staff win high marks for their gentle touch with even the most skittish dogs . . .” Washington Post 8/21/05

Watch the grooming process

Full Service Dog Bath:If your dog doesn’t need to have its hair shaved, trimmed or cut, but you just want it bathed and brushed . . . here’s what we offer for Labs (Labrador Retrievers), Goldens (Golden Retrievers), Akitas, Beagles, Pugs, Boxers, Basset Hounds, Mixed Breed Shedding Dogs..read more

Priority Grooming Service (Cageless Grooming): $25.00 . . . read details

Self Serve Dog Wash : $18.00 per dog.
We supply the shampoo, cream rinse, towels plus ear cleaning supplies. You bring the energy, determination and the dog. You do the work, but we clean up the mess. . . . read more

Add our famous nail trimming service to your Self Serve Dog Wash for just $12.00 more.

No appointment necessary but Self Serve customers must arrive at least one hour before our scheduled closing time.
Every 6th Self Serve Wash is FREE

Walk-In Nail Trimming Service: $15.00 . . . read more

Cat Grooming: Call for prices . . . FAQ about cat grooming

MONDAY 8:30 - 3:00
WEDNESDAY 8:30 - 5:00
THURSDAY 8:30 - 5:00 ALL first time dog grooming customers receive 10%discount PLUS any dog customer who returns by their recommended return date receives a 10% discount
FRIDAY 8:30 - 6:00
SATURDAY 8:30 - 5:00

Where are we? Located at corner of 14 & E S.E. Next to the Kentucky Ave Safeway
Phone: 202-548-0044

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Labs, Goldens, Akitas, German Shepherds, Beagles, Pugs, Newfoundlands , Samoyeds, Huskies, Chows, etc.

If you have a breed of dog, or a mixed breed dog that sheds, you may think your dog doesn’t need “grooming”, but “just a bath”.

We believe that even though your dog’s hair doesn’t need to be shaved, your dog DOES need “grooming” and this is the “detailing” process we use with the shedding breeds:
Step 1 the dog is brushed to remove dead hair and the nails are trimmed

Step 2 - the dog is bathed with a deodorizing shampoo or on thick coated breeds with a special shampoo designed to facilitate brushing thick coats. While the dog is soaped up with the shampoo, we brush the shampoo through the coat which removes more of the dead hair and insures the shampoo is worked thoroughly through the coat. The inside of each ear is cleaned with ear cleaner and the ear leather is shampooed to remove dried wax and dirt. The dog’s face is washed, and also special attention is given to making sure the area under the dog’s tail is cleaned of fecal matter which sometimes gets stuck to hair under the tail and on the back legs.

Step 3 we use a “force” dryer in the tub. This is a high velocity dryer designed for the purpose of removing dead and shedding hair from the coat and to begin the drying process. Then we towel dry the dog to remove any excess water.    

Step 4we put the dog in a cage to rest with a (heatless) fan to continue the drying process

Step 5 we do a final brushing and drying with a warm stand dryer to insure that the dog is completely dry before leaving the shop.

PRICES: Prices vary according to how long it takes to accomplish the Steps above. As you can imagine, it will take many hours to properly groom some of the heavily coated large breeds such as an Akita or Husky, and the price will reflect the time we need to do a thorough job. Labs, beagles and other short haired breeds cost less. We can give you an exact cost when we actually see your dog but we can usually quote you a range of prices for your particular breed over the phone: 202.548.0044

If you are trying to save money and you don’t care if your dog is thoroughly brushed, or thoroughly dried before leaving the shop, you may want to try our Self Serve Dog Wash.

If your dog has short hair . . .
If your dog doesn’t need trimming . . .
If your dog just rolled in something smelly . . .
If your dog “just needs a bath”. . .
If you are trying to save time. . .
If you are trying to save money. . .

Our Self Serve Dog Wash might be just what you need.

For $18 we provide:

  • A raised stainless steel tub, with a walk-up ramp
  • No more sore, bending over, lifting up, back pain
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorizing shampoo included in the price, or for $2 extra select:
    • Oatmeal shampoo
    • Hypo -allergenic shampoo
    • Whitening shampoo
  • Two towels
  • High velocity “force” dryer
  • Ear Cleaner, cotton balls, Q-tips Brushes, combs, nail trimmer (or have us trim your dog’s nails for $ extra)
  • Smock or apron to keep you dry

“You do the work, we clean up the mess!”

Only $18 plus EVERY 6TH WASH IS FREE!!!


First come, first served

Self Serve Dog Wash closes 1 hour before the grooming salon closes. So to use the self serve dog wash you need to arrive before:

Monday – 2:00
Wednesday – 4:00
Thursday – 4:00
Friday – 5:00
Saturday – 4:00
We are CLOSED on Tuesdays and Sundays

Dog & Cat Grooming         202.548.0044                        DIRECTIONS

1364 E St SE (corner of 14th & E next to Kentucky Ave Safeway store)

Washington DC 20003

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We can groom your dog, start to finish, while you wait!

$25 PRIORITY charge

Some dogs are particularly stressed by staying at the grooming shop, in the company of other dogs. Some owners are very stressed by being separated from their dog, or having their dog in a cage for any length of time, so we have made this special service available.

Occasionally we may require that you schedule a priority grooming for your pet. We require this when the pet is very elderly or has a medical condition which increases the risks associated with the stress of the grooming process, or with the stress of staying in the grooming shop for an extended period of time.

Because we need to have an employee drying the dog start to finish, and do not use a cage and a (heatless) fan to facilitate the drying process, it actually takes more hands on “man hours” to groom a dog while you wait. For this reason, and the fact that it is an interruption of our normal scheduling process and requires that the schedule be adjusted for all of the grooming we do that day, we do have to add a $25 “PRIORITY” fee.

Cageless grooming is by appointment ONLY and is NOT available on Saturdays.

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BELOW ARE SOME FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) about cat grooming:

Do cats really need grooming? Don’t cats groom themselves?

Many cats do indeed do a great job of grooming themselves, but if your cat’s hair is beginning to tangle, if your cat is shedding excessively, or if someone in your family is very allergic to cat hair, you may benefit from having your cat professionally groomed.

How do you groom a cat, aren’t they very difficult?

Many cats are very resistant to the grooming process. The grooming salon atmosphere and restraint can be very stressful. (For this reason we strongly recommend that you do not schedule your grooming on Saturday, when the shop is busiest and noisiest.) We have several tools and techniques which help us to safely groom your cat, but we do not use sedatives or tranquilizers and may find that the grooming shop atmosphere is too stressful for some cats. If we cannot handle your cat safely (for us AND your cat), we may recommend that you have the grooming done at a veterinarian’s office, where your pet can be sedated.

If my cat is difficult (or elderly) can I just stay and help you groom my cat?

Yes, actually with some cats having the owner stay and help is the only way we can handle the cat, but this is an expedited service, and we charge an additional $25 “priority charge” for cats that need this service, or if owners prefer this service.

My cat’s hair is tangled in clumps (matted); does it have to be shaved?

Once your cat’s hair becomes matted the safest and most humane way to deal with the problem is to shave under the matted hair. Usually this is the ONLY way the tangles can be removed. Trying to brush or comb out matted or tangled hair often causes the clump to simply pull completely off the skin, leaving a bare, irritated, patch of skin. Trying to “cut the mat out” with scissors is very dangerous. Please don’t try to do that yourself. Too often after a cat’s owner has tried to cut out the mats we find a cut wound under the mats, where the owner has actually cut the cat’s skin under the mat, without ever even knowing they have cut their cat.

How much does cat grooming cost?

The price depends on whether your cat has long hair, or short hair, and also if the hair is matted and tangled. The price includes a full grooming with nail trim, ears cleaned, bath and fluff dry.

 Please contact us to discuss what your cat’s cost will be

Call for a reservation: 202.548.0044 Cats often need two groomers for handling during the grooming process, so reservations are required.

Monday....... 8:30-3:00>
Tuesday ......CLOSED
Wednesday. 8:30-5:00
Thursday .....8:30-5:00
Friday ..........8:30-6:00
Saturday...... 8:30-5:00
Sunday........ CLOSED

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PRICE: $15.00

You can bring your pet in to get its nails trimmed anytime the shop is open (hours) no appointment necessary. We can cut and file the nails and will use either a nail trimmer or a dremel tool depending on how your pet reacts to the tools we have available.

Some dogs really hate to have their nails “clipped” because the clipping tool squeezes the nail when it cuts and pinches the nerve inside the nail. These dogs (typically Basset Hounds, Dachshunds, and other short legged breeds) usually are more cooperative with a filing procedure done with a dremmel. Some dogs really hate the vibration or sound of the dremmel and are much more comfortable with a clipping tool. This is why we always ask if we have trimmed your dogs nails in the past, and which tool they preferred.

“Filing” your dog’s nails with a dremmel tool will leave the smoothest edge and allows us to trim the nail as short as possible with less risk of cutting into the “quick” or vein that runs through the center of the nail.

We usually try to trim the nails as short as possible, without cutting or filing into the “quick” (a vein and nerve) that runs through the center of the nail, but there is NO foolproof method to avoid occasionally cutting the quick, and causing a nail to bleed after it is trimmed.

Experience with many different dogs, and trimming many differently looking nails is the only way professionals learn to judge, and guess, where the quick ends in your dog’s nail but even groomers and veterinarians who have decades of experience trimming nails will cut into the quick with some regularity.

Cutting the nail “quick, is NOT a medical emergency and it will not cause your pet discomfort after the nail trimming is over. We will apply nail styptic designed to stop the bleeding.

We will NOT intentionally cut into the nail quick to cause it to shorten.

DIFFICULT DOGS:  We can handle some difficult dogs by using a muzzle or a second person to help with restraint but it is possible for a dog to injure itself fighting against restraint and we may suggest that your dog needs to be handled at a vet’s office where he can be tranquilized or sedated for his nail trimming.

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Customers with appointments can drop off their pets anytime between 8:30-10:00 a.m.

The pets are finished being groomed in the same order that they are dropped off (unless the customer specifies that they will be coming back later than when we can have the dog finished).

Your appointment will save you a grooming spot for that day, but you must arrive before 10:00 a.m. After 10:00 if a customer with an appointment hasn’t arrived, we will allow a walk-in customer, or someone from our waiting list, to take that grooming spot.

We can schedule later drop-off and save you a grooming spot in the afternoon, but we require a non-refundable pre-payment for your grooming service if you want to schedule a late drop-off. Because we will be holding a spot open for you and not taking a walk-in or waiting list customer, we require that you pay for the grooming service in full, in advance, to guarantee late arrival.

The first couple of pets that are dropped off (usually arriving promptly at 8:30 ) are finished by lunchtime, but pets dropped off later, will be finished in the afternoon. Pets dropped off after 9:15 are usually the last dogs finished that day, and ready for pick-up close to our closing time. If you want to ensure that your pet doesn’t spend more than 3-4 hours in the shop you need to be the first customer to arrive in the morning, or schedule a priority grooming service.

It takes several hours to groom a pet and insure that it is completely dry before leaving the shop. Each pet is not groomed start to finish, once we start them.

For example, if your pet needs its hair trimmed, one groomer will “rough trim” some of the hair and clip the nails first, then your pet will rest in a cage and wait for a bather to be available to give him a bath. After the bath, your pet will rest in a cage with a (heatless) fan to begin the drying process and wait for his turn with a brusher for a “fluff dry”. After he has been thoroughly fluff dried and brushed, he will rest in a cage and wait for a “finish trim” with scissoring and final trimming. A pet that stays in the shop 4-6 hours may spend half of that time resting in a cage waiting for his turn for the next stage in the grooming process.

 If you really don’t want to leave your pet any longer than absolutely necessary, we suggest you use our priority grooming service. With the priority grooming service your pet WILL be groomed start to finish, while you wait.

Grooming is a seasonal business! We are always busier in the warm months, starting in March or April and at the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas. You will need to make your appointment earlier during our busy times if you want to insure that you can get your pet groomed on a specific day.

SATURDAYS are ALWAYS busy year round. Dogs groomed on Saturdays usually have to stay longer, because we are so busy and are constantly interrupted to assist Self Serve Customers, Walk-In Nail Trim customers, phone calls etc.

Free pick-up and delivery is available in the immediate vicinity of the shop (see map below), and with the following conditions: The first time is free, and any time the pet returns for grooming on our recommended grooming schedule the service is free. Dogs which return past our recommended grooming schedule are still eligible for pick-up and delivery, but there will be a $20 charge each way

See Our Free Pick-up Area Here.

Free Premium Services Our grooming includes the following premiums services at NO EXTRA charge. It a common grooming industry practice to charge extra and "up-sell" for these premium products, so it is important to know what is included in any prices quoted by any grooming establishment.

  1. Blueberry facial
  2. Nail filing with Dremel tool (when possible with your dog)
  3. Ear cleaning
  4. Premium shampoos (In addition to our most popular conditioning shampoo we have available oatmeal shampoo, anti-itch shampoo and hypo-allergenic shampoo)
  5. Conditioning spray with Aloe, vitamin E and sunscreen
  6. complimentary scented banana or bows.

Labrador Saved by a bandanna

FLEAS:When we find fleas on a grooming pet we will do one or both of the following at our discretion depending on the severity of the infestation. We will attempt to notify the the owner before using these products and assessing an additional fee, but we have to insure that there are no live fleas on any animals in our salon, and we will treat the animal without any notification when we are unable to reach the pet's owner.

  1. All animals on which we find fleas get a "flea bath" with a flea and tick shampoo, which should kill the fleas on the animal, but does not have any residual effect to continue killing fleas after the grooming. The fee is $10 added to the regular grooming charge.
  2. On some animals in addition to the flea bath, we will also administer an over-the-counter medication of "Capstar", which should kill all fleas within 2 hours, and promises to continue to kill fleas for 24 hours after administration. Any dog on which we see 5 or more fleas gets a Capstar pill and all cats on which we find fleas are administered a Capstar pill, to insure that all the fleas are killed. The fee is $20 added to the regular grooming charge.



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You can call us Dog & Cat Grooming, Bonnie's Dog and Cat Grooming Shop, Bonnie's Grooming Salon, Bonnie's Grooming Palor, Grooming Studio, Grooming Spa, just be sure to call us at 202.548.0044

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