Grooming Services

Your dog will be PAMPERED!!! All of my grooms include the following services:


  • Ears cleaned and deodorized

  • Toothbrushing with enzymatic toothpaste

  • Breath freshener

  • Nail clipping AND grinding (or whichever your dog prefers!)

  • Anal glands expressed (only if necessary)

  • Cleansing bath with jetted hydro-massage

  • Premium natural shampoo and conditioner (individualized to meet your dog’s specific skin and coat needs)

  • Blueberry facial (which they all love!)

  • Hand-held fluff dryer and/or high-velocity dryer (no cage drying)

  • Eyes rinsed to prevent any flyaway hair in the eyes

  • Brush out

  • Paw pads cleaned and trimmed

  • Professional haircut to customer’s specifications and/or breed standard (except, of course, for dogs ONLY getting a bath!)

  • LOTS of Love (aka "Luv")

  • A pleasant, therapeutic spritz

  • Your choice of specialty bow or bandana to complete the groom


Yes, you've read it right - ALL of the above are included in the price of the groom! 


  • Pricing estimates by categories (with breed examples)**:

    • Small dogs (Shih Tzu, Mini Poodle, Mini Schnauzer, Lhasa Apso, Cavalier King Charles, Pomeranian, Pekingese, Maltese, Havanese, Papillon, Bichon Frise, most small terriers etc...): $80.

    • Medium dogs (Cocker Spaniels, Cockapoos, Airedale, Wheaton, Collies etc...): $100.

    • Large dogs (English Springer Spaniels, Golden Retrievers, Portuguese Water Dog, most Standard Poodles  etc): $120-$135

    • XL Large breed dogs (Great Pyrenees, Bernese Mountain Dog, Old English Sheepdog,  Newfoundland etc): $150.

    • ​Labradoodles and Goldendoodles (which I LOVE) will be priced based on their size and coat type, usually in the large dog range. 

      • **Similarly,  mixed breeds will be priced based on their size, primary coat type and condition of their coat - which will be determined during the initial consultation.



    • ​Baths start at $50/hr with additional 1/2 hr increments. (Medium & Large dogs start at $60/hr)

    • There is a 1 hour minimum charge for all baths. Baths include all of the services listed above...minus the haircut!


Additional charges: if your dog requires extensive brushing, deshedding and/or dematting there will be an additional brushing charge of $15 for each 15 minute increment. If your dog is overly nippy during the groom or requires an incredibly slow pace to get through the grooming process, there could be an additional special handling charge added to the price of the groom.



I will plan an additional half hour for the first groom so that we can have a consultation and discuss your dog, his/her needs and grooming history, and determine the type of haircut we want to achieve. Every dog's needs are different and more importantly every dog's coat is different.This is why when greeting a dog, a total assessment of the dog is done prior to every groom. Please let me know of any health conditions so that I can be mindful of your dog's special needs. Upon completion of the groom I will let you know what services were provided and how your dog did with the grooming experience.


  • Payment is due at the completion of the service. I accept cash, checks and credit cards.



With Zoe's idiosyncrasies, I worried about how she’d react to grooming. When I hooked her up with Kay it was a love affair at first sight!  


- Paul, dad of Zoe

Kay is a natural with dogs and unbelievably talented at grooming! Gracie looks forward to Kay's visits and so do I.

Jeanmarie, mom of Gracie

KAY-9 Luvs & Suds LLC

Kay Helberg, Owner & Founder





I can't wait to travel to you! I work within a 10 mile radius of FRAMINGHAM, MA including: Sudbury, Weston, Wayland, Natick, Wellesley AND MORE...