Animal Care Center Chicago

Professional Grooming

Grooming & Bathing Information

Keeping your pet clean and well-groomed provides many health advantages. By establishing a regular grooming routine, you may be able to identify medical illnesses or infections before they become serious. Our experienced groomers will leave your pet looking and feeling fresh!

How our grooming works

Check Vaccinations

Step 1. Check Vaccinations

We require proof of vaccinations for grooming. If your pet is not current with vaccines, don't worry, we can vaccinate at the time of drop off.

Bath and Brush

Step 2. Pick a Bath Type & Haircut Style

Does your pet need a haircut or just a bath and brush? All grooms include: Nail Trim, Ear Cleaning, Ear Plucking, and Anal Gland Expression


Step 3. Pick a Day

Find a day that works best for you. We offer grooming appointments 7 Days a Week for your convenience. Pickup and drop-off service is also available.


Step 4. Drop Off

Once you've scheduled your appointment, drop off your pet between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM Please let us know any additional details. Once your pet is bathed and/or groomed, we'll give you a call when we're finished.

Example Haircuts

  • Breed Standard Cut
  • Shavedown
  • Sanitary Cut
  • Puppy Cut
  • Lion Cut

Example Baths

  • Fur Whitening
  • Aloe & Oatmeal
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Medicated
  • FURminator™ (De-Shedding)
  • Skunk-Off™
  • Flea & Tick Bath
  • Conditioning Treatment
  • Facial Scrubs


Written proof of the following vaccinations must be provided for boarders:

  • Dogs: DHP (Distemper), Rabies, 6-Month Bordetella, Negative stool sample within the past 12 months, Influenza
    • Negative stool sample within the past 12 months
  • Cats: FVRCP (Distemper), Rabies, 6-Month Bordetella
    • Negative stool sample within the past 12 months OR up-to-date on annual deworming

If your pet is not current, we are able to vaccinate at the time of drop off.