About Us

Established in 1974, we are the oldest, largest and most progressive mobile grooming operation in the Southeast.

Our team consists of experienced and gentle stylists. Stylists groom to the AKC breed profile, but are equally talented in creating "personality" trims. "Low Maintenance" trims are also available. We groom most purebred dogs, cats, and mixed breeds. Stylists are required to attend continuing education functions to keep current with new techniques and stay abreast of changing styles. All products are pet friendly and no harsh chemicals are used.

Who is Ann?

Ann Stafford

Ann Stafford is a thirty year veteran of the pet industry and has gained national recognition as an industry leader.

Credentials include:

DermaTech Specialist (Intl. Society of Canine Cosmetology)

Certified Master Pet Stylist (Intl. Society of Canine Cosmetology)

Certified Master Groomer (Professional Pet Groomers Assn.)

Certified Master Groomer (Intl. Professional Pet Groomers Assn.)

National Certified Master Groomer (Ntl. Dog Groomers Assn.)

Director/Owner (Ga. Academy of Professional Pet Styling)

President (Ga. Assn. of Professional Dog Groomers)

Producer (Atlanta Pet Fair, the largest show in the Southeast for professional pet stylists)

Award Winning Competitor, Speaker and Contest Judge @ Grooming Conventions

Nominee for Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award @ Intergroom

Ann is responsible for hiring/training/supervision of our Team of experienced stylists.

Also, she has been married to Richard for 25 years!

Advantages of Mobile Grooming

  1. No car rides.
  2. Shorter grooming time.
  3. No cages.
  4. Each pet gets personal attention.
  5. Less stressful for the pet and owner.
  6. Works around your schedule
  7. Tranquilizers Never Used

Normal Business Hours

Office Hours: Monday - Saturday, 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM (hours may vary Monday & Saturday)

Grooming Hour Start Times: Tuesday - Saturday, 7:00 AM - around 1:00 PM

Closed: 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years

Grooming

The basic grooming process includes:

For an additional charge, services can also include:

Depending on dog's temperament, size, and complexity of the groom, the process will take approximately 1 - 1-1/2 hour(s) per animal. Standard Poodles and other large breeds can take 2 hours or more. All grooming will be done in the mobile grooming van. Each van is outfitted with an elevated tub, electric/hydraulic table, dryers, and water tank. All shots must be up to date. We do not tranquilize animals.

We do not groom severely matted cats or aggressive animals.

Future Appointments

Your stylist can place your pet on our “Courtesy Call Back List,” which will ensure that you can schedule the next appointment at your convenience, with your stylist of choice. You will receive a phone call one week prior to the frequency you have selected, and you may accept or decline the appointment. Should you want to postpone the appointment, just tell us when to call you back. There is no obligation on your part.....think of it as “1st right of refusal.”

Should you prefer to call us as needed, try to call about one week in advance.

Policies

First Time Appointments

For the first appointment, checks are not accepted. Clients must pay with a master card, visa, or cash. Afterwards, checks are allowed. We never accept Discover or American Express.

Tips

Tips are optional. Due to accounting reasons, do not include tips in checks or charges. Please issue cash tips or write a separate check for the groomer.

De-matting of Coats

Matted dogs should be clipped down and placed on a maintenance/preventive grooming schedule. De-matting is inhumane to the animal, expensive to the client, and dangerous to the stylist. Brush-out time is charged by the hour, and should be discussed with the stylist.

Ear Cleaning

Stylists will routinely clean ears and pluck hair from the ear canal of all dogs who don’t have questionable ear infections. Your veterinarian will want to see the problem “intact.” Stylists will not clean ears if the dog appears to be “over” stressed by the procedure or overly aggressive.

Nail Trims

Stylists will routinely trim nails on all dogs who are not overly aggressive.

Anal Sac Expression

Whether or not to express the anal sacs as a standard part of the grooming procedure is a matter of debate among many professional stylists. We feel that if and when necessary, this is best left to the veterinarian.....it is an invasive procedure. The treatment is only necessary when the anal sacs are clogged or impacted, and there should be no reason to do it otherwise. If the anal sacs are incorrectly expressed, it can result in an infection of the anal glands.

Pet Injuries

Every precaution is taken to see to it that your pet is handled in a kind, loving, and humane manner. Clients should realize, however, that we are not working with inanimate objects. They sometimes move unexpectedly. Any injury is handled as follows: (1) immediate 1st aid treatment by the stylist, and (2) notification to the pet owner. There is no reason for any stylist to ever try to hide an injury......accidents do happen.

Areas We Cover
(Not all areas are completely covered.)

ATLANTA GA 30305
ATLANTA GA 30306
ATLANTA GA 30307
ATLANTA GA 30308
ATLANTA GA 30309
ATLANTA GA 30318
ATLANTA GA 30319
ATLANTA GA 30324
ATLANTA GA 30326
ATLANTA GA 30327
ATLANTA GA 30328
ATLANTA GA 30329
ATLANTA GA 30339
ATLANTA GA 30340
ATLANTA GA 30341
ATLANTA GA 30342
ATLANTA GA 30345
ATLANTA GA 30360

AVONDALE ESTATES GA 30002

CHAMBLEE GA 30341

CLARKSTON GA 30021

DECATUR GA 30030
DECATUR GA 30032
DECATUR GA 30033

DORAVILLE GA 30340

DULUTH GA 30095
DULUTH GA 30096
DULUTH GA 30097

DUNWOODY GA 30338
DUNWOODY GA 30350

LAWRENCEVILLE GA 30045

LILBURN GA 30047

MARIETTA GA 30060
MARIETTA GA 30067
MARIETTA GA 30068

NORCROSS GA 30071
NORCROSS GA 30092
NORCROSS GA 30093

SMYRNA GA 30080

SNELLVILLE GA 30039
SNELLVILLE GA 30078

STONE MOUNTAIN GA 30083
STONE MOUNTAIN GA 30087
STONE MOUNTAIN GA 30088

TUCKER GA 30084

If you don't see your zip code listed, check with us, as we are constantly adding new areas

Call 770-908-0757 or email us at annsmobilegrooming@yahoo.com to confirm coverage.