Dog & Cat Grooming

At Community Animal Inn and Spa, we take great pride in offering excellent, professional grooming services for dogs and cats in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Grafton, Westborough and the Northborough areas. We have two dedicated groomers on our staff, Amber Barrows, and Valerie Hoegen who are highly trained pet groomers and experienced in all breed types.

Pet Grooming Services

We are a full-service pet grooming center, providing a large variety of options for your pet. Your dog or cat is treated gently and without tranquilizers. We limit the number of appointments scheduled per day so that special care and attention can be devoted to your pet.

We offer grooming 7 days a week! Some of our grooming services include:

  • Hydrosurge® spa bath with warm water and shampoo to wash away unpleasant odors, thoroughly clean, and provide a soothing, gentle massage. Your pet will also enjoy a luxurious coat conditioner, fluff and dry and a relaxing brush out.
  • Spa groom – a spa groom begins with a spa bath (see above), gentle ear cleansing and nail trimming, followed by a breed specific style with a hand scissor finish.
  • Nail trims
  • Medicated or specialty shampoo baths (you are also welcome to bring your own shampoo if your pet has a special kind)
  • Re-moisturizing or conditioning hair treatments
  • All breed standard and specialty haircuts
  • All breed cat grooming
    …and more! If you’re curious about additional grooming services offered by Community Animal Inn and Spa, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Pet Grooming Requirements

For the health and well-being of each of our guests, we require each pet that comes in for grooming to be up-to-date on vaccines. Proof of vaccinations is required for all guests who are not already patients of Community Animal Hospital.

Dog Vaccination Requirements

  • Bordetella
  • Rabies
  • DHPP

Cat Vaccination Requirements

  • Rabies
  • FVRCP
  • Feline Leukemia (for outdoor cats)

Meet Our Groomers

Amber Barrows

Amber Barrows

Amber has always loved animals of all kinds. She attended college pursing a degree in Biology. During her time in college she worked on several research projects involving sea animals. It was then she knew she really wanted to work with animals.

Amber has a special heart for dogs and decided to pursue a career involving them.

She started out as a bather at PetSmart in 2013. In 2014 she attended grooming academy at PetSmart where she learned how to make dogs look and feel good.

She joined the team at Community Inn and Spa in March of 2018. She absolutely loves working with the dogs and building relationships with them and their families. She looks forward to meeting new friends and seeing old ones as well!

Pet Grooming in Shrewsbury: Valerie Hoegen

Valerie Hoegen

Grooming has been a passion of Valerie’s since she first became a bather at PetSmart back in 2015. Though hired as a bather she strived to reach all required goals to attend PetSmart Grooming Academy, which she achieved in January 2016.

Valerie’s love for animals brought her to Community Animal Inn & Spa in October 2018. While new to the team, her love and passion for animals big and small is grows each day she gets to pamper them. It is her goal to have every client come in happy and leave even happier, and her dream to make every dog look and feel great no matter what condition they come in.

She is honored everyday to have work with all our furry friends and get to know each one for who they are and build a lasting relationship with them.

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