We offer creative grooming for the modern dog. You can consult with our
knowledgeable groomers to help you decide on a style, color, or broad
spectrum of creative grooming ideas.

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TEL: (301) 277-2033
FAX: (301) 277-2265

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4553 Rhode Island Ave
North Brentwood, MD 20722

Hours of Operation

Monday7:30 AM – 7 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM – 7 PM
Thursday7:30 AM – 7 PM
Friday7:30 AM – 7 PM
Saturday8 AM – 5 PM
Sunday9 AM – 3 PM

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We’re Dog People!

Emily and the Grooming By Em staff take the utmost care with each pet as though it were their own. We believe that all pets are more than just a pet and they make your home complete. With years of experience in several pet care industries we are more than qualified to handle most situations from aggressive, timid, rescued and hyperactive pets.

As former veterinary technicians we make pet owners aware of any issues or complications requiring veterinary care. We even provide insight on local veterinary services, low cost services and recommendations within the pet care industry. We’re sure that we will offer you the best quality service in all aspects of our business.

-Grooming By Em & Staff

Patient & Caring

From wiggly pups to ornery senior pets we take time to make sure each groom is a positive experience. We groom within the best interest of your pet’s health.

Customer Service

Our customers are of the utmost importance, our staff will hang on to your each and every word to ensure your satisfaction. We’re happy to work with you to ensure you and your pet leave happy.

Core Values

Your pet is not just a pet here. You can expect products and services that are safe and effective.

Em’s Story

Emily or Em as many friends and clients have come to know her started Grooming by Em in 2004. At the time she was a prominent veterinary technician, hospital administrator and pet groomer at an animal hospital. During her time working the veterinary field she came to the belief that educating clients about basic grooming was key to improving a pet’s quality of life and general health.

Unfortunately at the same time Emily was also diagnosed with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, limited schleroderma and Raynaud’s phenomenon which eventually limited her ability to groom on a regular basis. Despite these obstacles and hardships she managed to start and run her own business. She continues to strive in the grooming field, educate and share her knowledge and experience to each groomer that works for her. Even if she is not available any of her groomers can and will serve you in the same spirit, gentle care and expertise that she does.

What our clients say about us

I adore this place. Javier, cuts my pup’s nails and he is gentle, sweet and fast!  I love that Em actually works at her business, I love that she is there and is so totally about the dogs, as much as she is about making sure the humans are happy. I really appreciate that they are open on the weekends and their prices are fair. My pup can be a tough one to trim her nails and the experience is easier and more professional here than any other place we’ve gone to before.

I feel relieved, and lucky, that I found this place.

Sherry W.

Pippa been going there since they opened.  They are not only knowledgeable about grooming, but many other doggie needs.  They have helped her with hotspots, chigger infestation, fleas and many other needs.  Pippa is always happy to go into the store unlike some other places where she has been scared to enter into the establishment. Their staff is always patient and friendly! I would recommend Grooming by Em to anyone!

Heekyu H.

I love Em! Just that simple…and so does Lola (my yorkie). I drive 45 min with a whining dog as opposed to 5 min…it’s just that worth it! If you are looking for a groomer, please check them out. My Lola’s coat is sooo clean and shiny and soft…it just blows in the wind! The prices are great! The staff is great! Check them out if you don’t believe me. Em is a gem!

Lynn F.

I was nervous about taking my shaggy puppy for his first haircut, but was quickly reassured when I saw the way that Em handled him in the waiting area. Patient and gentle, with lots of cuddles and kisses. It was clear that Em loved animals, and that my puppy was in great hands.
I am very happy, and will definitely come back the next time he needs to be groomed.

Adamma M.

I dropped my 95 lbs golden mut looking, well, like a mut, and picked up a show dog. Em and her staff clearly know what they’re doing. I’ve been to grooming facilities all over DC. They are 1) not fun to get to and 2)do a sub-par job. This is the first groomer I’ve taken my dog to that I can confidently say I’ll be back. Very, very happy with this place.

Alex L.

Nestled in a little, very warehouse-ish looking shopping center facade, but this place is definitely a diamond in the rough.
Very reasonable prices and my dog came out with a shiny clean coat. Also, opted for the de-shedding treatment, and it seems to have helped quite a bit with my dog’s shedding issues.

Steve R.