Ruff ’n Ready Dog Grooming, Reading
Philosophy: Ruff ’n Ready Dog Grooming values quality over quantity, which is why it’s careful not to overbook its space, ensuring a peaceful, stress-free zone for the animals.
What’s unique: A variety of shampoos and other grooming products ensures that the groomers are able to cater to a pet’s unique needs.
664 Main St., Reading, 781-944-5900, ruffnreadydoggrooming.wordpress.com
Bark of the Town, North Andover
Standout qualities: All four-legged friends—even ones with skin allergies or that are specially abled—can get pampered here, thanks to compassionate, gentle care and hypoallergenic, and even medicated, grooming products.
607 Turnpike St., North Andover, 978-208-0029, andovergrooming.com