Dog and Cat Bathing and Grooming
in Fredericksburg, VA
We don’t believe in charging extra for every little thing. All of our full-grooming packages include: anal gland expression, ear cleaning and plucking, teeth cleaning, and nails.
Some furry family members just need an extra TLC. We offer treatments for dry skin, fleas, ticks, and those troublemakers that make friends with skunks.
Before you ask…Yes you can groom a cat! We offer full feline grooming which includes bathing, a good haircut and shaving, trimmed nails, and clean teeth.
We Love Cats Too!
“We tried this spa for the first time last week. Our Great Dane badly needed a bath and nails clipped but we couldn’t figure out a way to get her there with our schedule. They came to the rescue with pick up and delivery. She came home smelling fresh and clean!!“
– ROBERT S.
“Being a Paw customer for many years wasn’t sure how my dog would do at a new location. The new owners were Great. Very Welcoming, knowledgeable, and super friendly. The packages are affordable and the Groomers were Awesome! My Lucy came out prancing and smelling good. We’ll definitely be back.”
– De Chante W.
“We have been using Paws since 2017 and our pup loves it there! He always comes back smelling nice and super clean!
ETA: We have been so impressed with Dog Gone Dog Spa since they have been under new ownership! The owners are so friendly and Kat, the groomer is patient with my stubborn pup! I especially love that they offer pick up and delivery of my dogs!”
– Laura A.
“My daughter and I rescued a golden doodle in 2020 (our “pandemic puppy” Charlie Renee) and the biggest hurdle we faced after rescuing her was finding a groomer that we TRUSTED and LOVED. It took us a few strikeouts with other companies but we were finally told about Dog Gone Dog Spa (formerly Paws Salon) and hope they never go away (or else I’ll have to learn how to groom her myself because I can’t do the groomer roulette ever again!)!”
– Leeanne K
Who We Help
DOGS WITH BUSY PAWRENTS
Life is full of always “on the go”. Whether its getting the kids to and from school, to practices, games, or PTA meetings, the list goes on and on. Don’t let a busy schedule prevent you from fulfilling your pet’s routine grooming needs. Let us pick your pup up, pamper them and drop them back off. Ask about extended stays, till 5pm. (Need longer? Ask for details!)
DOGS WHO ARE AGING AND WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Not all dogs are spring pups. In fact, there are a lot of senior dogs who just do not do well traveling or going to new places. We have many years of experience taking care of special needs, special requirements, and mature dogs. If you are not sure how your dog may react to a new environment, feel free to bring your dog in to meet the staff and see our shop. We can also accommodate early morning or late afternoon appointment request for special behavior challenged pets.
DOGS WHO ARE NERVOUS AND SCARED
Let’s be honest – some dogs are terrified of going anywhere, much less a place that gives them a bath and trims their nails. We pride ourselves on caring for the dogs that the big retail stores tend to turn away due to behavior challenges. This includes dogs who may bite when scared, show teeth, bark, shake, or whine. Unless a dog has been routinely groomed, certain behaviors like these can be expected. We will welcome them into a safe environment, give them nothing but love, and only groom them as far as we feel they will remain safe. It’s more important for us to encourage a positive repetitive grooming experience so that over time they are more comfortable returning to us. Patience is a virtue…not only in life…but in pet grooming behavior as well.
DOGS THAT LOOK SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE A CAT!
We love cats! Sure, cats can bathe themselves, however some feline friends need a little help. We have many years of experience in grooming and bathing cats. Please inquire about our process and our pricing on all felines.
Just need a quick bath?
Ask about our express bathing services
Whether you just need a quick wash, or want to treat your pet to the full grooming treatment,
you and your furry friend will love your Dog Gone Dog Spa experience!
Who We ARE
A little About Our Litter
The Dog Gone Dog Spa was opened in 2022 by Brian and Kristin Bishop, after a business opportunity presented itself through the local shop that they used to groom their own four-legged family members. When the previous owner was presented with extremely difficult health challenges, she expressed to Brian that her primary concern was for the continuation of services for her clients…and although owning a grooming shop had never crossed their minds…they were confident in two things: Their love for animals and business. Two months later they finalized the business sale of Paws Salon, relocated and rebranded into the shop that you see today!
Brian and Kristin own several other businesses including Bishop Family Insurance Agency, located in the heart of Spotsylvania Courthouse, where they were both born and raised. Together, they have 5 amazing children, two of which were adopted internationally in 2019 and 2021. Five dogs, four cats, 2 bearded dragons, a bunny rabbit and box turtle named “Spotter” round out their pack of four-legged friends. They have an immense passion for animals and helping those in need.
“Owning this shop has been a huge blessing for our family. Not only was I able to leave the daily grind of an industry that was extremely taxing on my health, but the schedule flexibility of this new venture allowed me to spend precious time with my family while loving your awesome pets…two things I love more than anything.”
Listen to our radio commercial, featuring Brian himself!
Why We’re Different
Pick-Up and Delivery Available
We offer pick-up and delivery of your animals. Free within 2 miles of the shop. Please inquire for additional distances.
Tight on time? Let us know!
We offer an express service to get your full grooming services completed in 90 minutes or less.
Anxiety-reduction through specialized Care
Through stress reducing tactics, special considerations while scheduling, and attention to detail, we have created an establishment that reduces stress for our most important clients – the animals of course!
Committed to Our Community
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I schedule a groom?
Either by booking through our website, calling the number 540-548-DOGS(3647), messaging us on Facebook, or walk in and talk with us personally.
How long does a groom take?
It depends on the dog size, hair length, coat condition, behavior, and whether you walk-in or schedule in advance. A typical full groom can take anywhere from 1-3 hours. We always let our pawrents know the timeframe and if it's taking longer than expected. Ask about our express groom/bath program! One hour or less on dogs under 20 pounds.
What if my dog hates to be groomed?
We have several tactics and experience in this field. Not all dogs are happy about someone spraying them with water or trimming their nails. Our promise to you is that we will always have your pets best interest at heart. And if we feel it's too much during the process, we will inform you, and can always schedule to come back. Sometimes it's okay to not get a full groom done in one sitting: we want your pet to be comfortable and be able to come back, without the stress and anxiety. WE TAKE ALL DOGS!
What if I'm not happy with how the groom turned out?
We always talk with the pawrent before we begin to understand how short or long they want the body, the face, the ears, and tail. We pride ourselves in being the best experience for not only your animal, but you as well. We always want our customers to love their groom, and show it off! If you dissatisfied with the groom, let us know and we will work with you to either fix it, or give a credit for the next groom.
What products do you use to bathe the animals?
We only use the highest quality materials. We do not cut corners and buy old, cheap shampoo. We only buy fresh, new shampoo and conditioners. We would never use any type of product that we would not use on our own pets. Rest assured at Dog Gone Dog Spa your pup gets only the best when it comes to quality. We also use high quality blowers, with no heat! Safety is our #1 priority, and heated dryers, even if used carefully, can be dangerous for dogs.
What makes you different from the big retail pet stores?
We are not overbooked! We can usually take you same day, which means we will invest our time to get to know your animal on a personal level. We have experienced groomers who know and have seen the good and bad when it comes to customer service. Difficult dog, older dog, special needs dog? We won't turn them away. You will feel at home in our cozy little shop that was built with your pet in mind. No up-charging, no hidden fees, and you will always deal with the same groomers. And we will pick up and deliver your pet back to you safely. No big store can offer this kind of customer service.
What is the Spa treatment?
Spa treatment is the ultimate relaxation using superior products for your pup. Spa includes upgraded shampoo by Hydra Sense.