Very Gentle – Lots of Loving Care – We Aim to Please!

No matter what size, shape or breed, we believe your dog or cat deserves the best!

Welcome to Tharp Animal Care Grooming Salon


Grooming Services at Tharp Animal Hospital

Your pet is our number one priority! We have provided full-service grooming for Chillicothe and the surrounding area since 1984. We have built a long standing reputation for excellent pet care and service. Because we believe grooming is important to your pet’s health we take it very seriously. We have very efficient, caring and well trained groomers and the latest products and equipment to ensure that your pet emerges from his or her appointment feeling and looking great!

Whether you need help giving your pet a bath, would like to have your pet new and improved for a special occasion or would just like to keep your pet healthy and happy, come to Tharp Animal Care Grooming Salon!

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Full Service Pet Grooming Salon

Full Service Pet Grooming Salom

Proper grooming is essential for keeping your dog or cat comfortable and ensuring its skin and fur are healthy. Why not let Tharp Animal Care Grooming Salon provide your dog or cat with some healthy pampering? Luxury Baths and Brush Outs, Dematting, Puppy Cuts, Custom Cuts, Shear downs or Grooming to Breed Standards, we will groom your pet how you want. We will always treat your pet as if it was our own! Call us today, (740) 772-2226 – your pet will be so happy you did! Whatever the style, our goal is to make you and your pet smile! See OUR GALLERY for photos.

Our grooming services include:

  • High-quality specialty shampoo treatments that range from aloe and oatmeal shampoos for sensitive skin to shampoos designed to bring out the fur’s natural color
  • Coat shearing, shape or trim
  • Breed appropriate styling or custom cut of your choice
  • Ear cleaning
  • Nail trimming
  • Anal glands expressed
  • Teeth brushing
  • And more!

Whatever your need, the caring people at the Tharp Animal Care Grooming Salon will be more than pleased to accommodate you. If you’re not sure what your pet needs, you will always have an opportunity to talk directly to our Groomer before your pet’s appointment.


“Tharp Bark Days” Special Buy – one luxury bath and brush out for one dog and get the second bath of equal or less value half off.
*See our Coupons and Special Offers webpage to see when it and other specials apply.

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Grooming & Styling

  • Full groom pricing is dependent on breed, size of pet, the condition and length of hair, and extremity of mats and level of pet behavior.
  • Our groomers will try to access condition of hair with owner at drop-off time. Groomers reserve the right however to change analysis of condition once in the process of grooming if anything unpredictable arises.
  • All pet grooming is available by appointment. Early reservations are strongly advised, especially during holiday periods and the entire summer.
  • Grooming sessions are conducted during regular hospital hours, however, we recommend you drop your pet off early in the morning if he or she has a grooming appointment. Please call us at 740-772-2226 to schedule an appointment.
  • Select from the grooming packages below.

A regularly bathed pet is a healthier, happier pet! If you need a helping hand keeping your pet bathed due to size, time or difficulty, come to Tharp’s! We’ll be happy to help!

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Bath & Grooming Packages

Cat PackagesCat Packages

BASIC FEELING GOOD FELINE BATH PACKAGE

  • Luxury Bath – select from our specialty shampoo treatments
  • Blow dry
  • Brush out
  • Ear cleaning
  • Nail trimming
  • Fragrant body spray

FUR-RESH CUT FELINE GROOMING PACKAGE

  • Luxury Bath – select from our specialty shampoo treatments
  • Blow dry
  • Lion cut, Shape-Up or Custom Cut of your choice
  • Dematting or Shear downs available
  • Ear cleaning
  • Nail trimming
  • Fragrant body spray
  • Bows or bandana if requested

Dog Packages

PROUD PUPPY CUTS

Grooming Services at Tharp Animal Hospital

Puppy Cuts now available for only $20! We are happy to announce we offer puppies up to 6 months in age a puppy cut.

  • For Under 6 months
  • Bath
  • Puppy Cut Special – facial, feet and sanitary trim
  • Nail trimming
  • Ear cleaning

BASIC BOW-WOW BATH

Basic Bow-Wow Bath
  • Luxury bath – select from our specialty shampoo treatments
  • Complete blow dry
  • Basic brush out keeping it simple and cost efficient
  • Anal glands expressed
  • Ear cleaning
  • Nail trimming
  • Fragrant body spray

ULTIMATE BOW-WOW BATH

  • Luxury bath ’ select from our specialty treatments
  • Complete blow dry
  • Extreme brush out with the Furminator Hair Removal System to remove dead hair and undercoat. Price varies based on length and thickness of hair. Does not include dematting.
  • Anal glands expressed
  • Ear cleaning
  • Nail trimming
  • Teeth brushing
  • Fragrant body spray
  • Bows or bandana

GRRR-REAT GROOMING

Grr-reat Grooming
  • Custom Cut of your choice or Breed Specific Cut and Styling
  • Shear downs or Shape ups available
  • Luxury bath – select from our specialty shampoo treatments
  • Blow dry or fluff dry
  • Anal glands expressed
  • Ear cleaning
  • Nail trimming
  • Teeth brushing
  • Fragrant body spray
  • Bows or bandana
  • Nail polishing available – select from numerous colors including black or white

Note: Groomers price according to the condition, length and extremity of mats. If your dog is severely matted and you do not want a shear down and still want a grooming, please first schedule a DOG-GONE GOOD DEMATTING (session only).


DOG-GONE GOOD DEMATTING (session only)

Grr-reat Grooming
  • Select with Grrr-reat Grooming package
  • Dematting
  • Extreme brush out with the Furminator Hair Removal System

DOG-GONE GOOD DEMATTING (package)

  • Dematting Session
  • Luxury bath – select from our specialty shampoo treatments
  • Blow dry or fluff dry
  • Extreme brush out with the Furminator Hair Removal System to remove dead hair and undercoat. Price varies based on length and thickness of hair.
  • Anal glands expressed
  • Ear cleaning
  • Nail trimming
  • Teeth brushing
  • Fragrant body spray
  • Bows or bandana
  • Does not include hair cut or trim
  • If you will want a shape up or trim, then select the Grr-reat Grooming Package with Dematting Session Only

Note: Dog-gone Good Dematting (session only) and Dog-gone Good Dematting (package). Price based on severity of mats and time required. If condition, length and extremity of mats cause time or cost to become an issue or if a skin problem is noticeable due to severity of mats, we would recommend the pet be sheared down. We will contact you or follow your prior instructions. This can be discussed at time of appointment. Please leave a phone number where you can be reached the day of your pet’s dematting session or package.

*Pricing All prices are based on the breed, size of pet, the condition and length of hair, extremity of mats and level of pet behavior. Our Groomers will try to access condition of hair with owner at drop-off time. Groomers reserve the right however to change analysis of condition once in the process of grooming. Grooming sessions are conducted during regular hospital hours, however, we recommend you drop your pet off early in the morning if he or she has a grooming appointment. Please call us at 740-772-2226 to schedule an appointment.

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We Aim to Please!

We Aim to Please!*Regarding your pet’s haircut – If the length of your pet’s hair is important to you, it is very important to explain in detail to the Groomer how short or long you would like your pet’s hair to be from head to toe so the Groomer will understand what pleases you. If there is a reason the pet’s hair cannot be cut as you wish, the Groomer will be able to explain this to you at the time of drop off.

  • Pick up time – If you wish your pet’s hair was cut shorter: Groomer will be happy to accomodate you before you leave or within the same week.
  • If you feel your pet’s hair was cut too short: Please take time to explain during pick up time what you would like different the next time so the Groomer can adjust her notes for your pet. We aim to please!

We appreciate your cooperation on working with our Groomers as they learn the style of cut that most pleases you.

*Regarding your pet’s brush out – It is important to understand the nature of shedding. Even with extreme brush outs, your pet will continue to show shedding. The more regular you brush your pet, the less shedding will take place, but there will still be shedding. Animals grow a heavy coat in the winter to help insulate them and then shed the extra hair in the summer. However, dogs will also shed broken or damaged hair, and if their skin is irritated from conditions such as allergies, they will also shed excessively.

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PAWS Here for Important Information You Should Know

Drop off time: Monday - Friday 8:00 to 9:00 am, Saturday - 8:00 am

Pick up time: You will be called when your pet is ready. Pets are usually completed for pick up after 3:00. Please inform receptionist a day ahead or when scheduling if you need the pet to be finished earlier on day of grooming. Groomer will strive to accommodate your request if at all possible. Hours for Tharp Animal Care Grooming Salon are the same hours of operation as the Centers with all pets needing picked up before closing.

A never been groomed pet: If your pet has never been groomed before, we take our time so the pet will adapt better to this new experience.

Meeting with the Groomer: It is preferred that the Groomer meet with the pet owner to assess the condition of the pet’s coat and to go over the desired cut or any special requests. Depending on the condition of the coat, pricing will be set. A matted dog will cost more than one that has been regularly groomed.

Current phone number where owner can be reached is required: It is important to be able to reach you for any questions or if something unpredictable would arise. Ex. Shear downs can occur if your dog’s hair is too matted to save. We prefer to talk to owner before a shear down. If the owner cannot be reached with the phone number we have on record, the Groomer will need to make a professional decision at time of grooming unless owner has left instructions otherwise.

Discounted services: SAVE $ for using more than one service during one stop! We know how busy life can be and how valuable your time and pet are. Why not take advantage of your pet’s grooming visit and conveniently schedule your pet for another service(s) at a discounted price?

  • Veterinary Services – from health check and vaccinations to even having surgeries and dental services for your pet while finalizing with one of our bath or grooming packages. Complete your pet’s stay by pampering your pet afterwards with a complete grooming so he or she will look and feel fresh from head to toe. This way your pet goes home healthier and happier and so will you as it will all be at a savings! What you have done will determine how long your pet will need to stay.
  • Boarding Service – have your pet vet checked, vaccinated or groomed before going home! Come home to a well groomed, healthy and happy pet with your boarding service and veterinary services discounted! When scheduling your pet’s overnight stay, be sure to let the front desk know you want your pet groomed or vet checked during his or her stay with us and save. If you want a grooming with your boarding stay, please schedule well in advance. The grooming salon might not be able to accommodate late requests during our busy summer season or holidays.

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Why Groom?

Why Groom?Do you think that grooming only makes your dog or cat look good? Not so! One of the most important things you can do to maintain your pet’s health is to make sure he or she stays well groomed. Grooming is important for keeping your pet comfortable and maintaining healthy skin and fur. For this reason, we recommend regular grooming sessions for your pets.


Maintaining Good Grooming Habits Benefits Your Pet and You! How?


Potential Health Problems Found While Grooming

  • Parasites and skin conditions – parasites such as fleas, ticks and ear mites to name a few and problematic skin conditions which are hidden under long or matted hair can lead to potential problems that can be prevented and dealt with swiftly keeping your pet healthier! Our groomers have discovered early cancers, infected moles, painful skin irritations, etc.
  • Infections – Ear infections, urinary tract infections, yeast infections, eye infections such as dry eye which can lead to blinding, etc.
  • Toenail Problems – Light colored claws are easier to cut than dark claws as the blood vessels and nerves that supply the toenail, called the quick, is easier to see. Not keeping your pets toenails regularly trimmed will cause the quick to grow with the length of the nail which eventually will cause your pet’s nails to remain too long. If you cut into the quick, the nail will bleed and the pet will experience pain.
  • Dental Disease – Tartar, loose teeth

Looking and Smelling Attractive

  • This will have positive effects on your relationship with your pet. You are happier and they are happier too!

Looking and Smelling Attractive

Reflects Positively on the Caring Owner Who Goes the Extra Mile for their Pet

  • Having a healthy coat benefits your dog and cat in so many ways. By maintaining good grooming habits, you are doing far more than just showing off your pet’s beautiful fur, you are also giving your pet the gift of good health!

The Human/Animal Bond

  • For many pets, their owner is the only one they will have and it is the bond of a lifetime. Why not pamper your pet for a happier and healthier life? Regular grooming sessions should be a pleasurable routine that both you and your dog look forward to.

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