a sincere passion for them and they were always a part of our family.
From poodles to chow chows, and mixed breeds too, we loved them all.
Classic Grooming had its meager beginnings in a small 400 square foot facility behind the Panther’s Stadium off Morehead Street in February 2003. We perfected our grooming skills and our services were so much in demand that we needed a facility 10 times our original size! In 2008, we expanded our services to a 4,000 square foot space, where we are currently, in the Historic SouthEnd neighborhood.
Classic Grooming’s facility now offers state of the art equipment and is conveniently located right off South Boulevard or South Tryon Street. With eight groomers under our roof and an exclusive doggie fun center, our average grew to 50 dogs a day.
We are proud members of the National Dog Groomers Association of America and adhere to its Code of Ethics. We also take great pride in our current 100% rating with the Mecklenburg County Health Department . . . a rating we achieved and held for the past seven years.
Classic Grooming and Isle of Dogs believe that proper grooming care of your dog can be a rewarding experience that will result in not only a healthier dog, but a healthier relationship between the two of you. However, proper care is largely misunderstood, and its importance often underestimated. Our philosophy is simple: keeping your dog clean and well-groomed promotes good health. But it goes well beyond hosing your dog in the backyard or having her nails done at the salon. It requires the proper products and techniques.
For years, dog owners have been under the misconception that bathing too often is bad for their dog’s coat. However, this myth is the consequence of poor grooming practices: using harmful household soaps, ultra-cold garden hose water, or human shampoos with inappropriate pH balance. With quality products made for dogs, like the Isle of Dogs grooming system, a dog can-and should-be bathed as often as needed, even on a daily basis. The results will be worth it.
Developed over 20 years ago in England, Isle of Dogs Coature grooming products combine the finest quality raw materials into a revolutionary emulsion. As a result, oils are spread evenly through your dog’s coat and become absorbed into the hairs for a healthier shine even after rinsing. The two following ingredients are featured heavily throughout the product line.
Evening Primrose Oil: Rather than using extracts, we use only pure cold pressed Evening Primrose Oils (EPO) in order to provide the oils and related fatty acids that will enhance and maintain your dog’s coat.
Royal Jelly: A natural substance produced by worker bees to feed their queen, Royal Jelly contains high levels of proteins, lipids, and vitamins that promote regeneration. For queen bees, it means living 40 times longer than nurse bees. For your dog, it means a richer, fuller coat and even hair regeneration where there may be hair loss.
Service Rates depend on breed, style, condition of coat, size and temperament or age of dog. As professional groomers, our rates are based on time with each individual dog, and not always by the specific breed. Each dog is different in size and coat condition, even though it may be the same breed. The amount of labor, not the breed of dog, determines the final price.
If the coat cannot be combed through from the skin out, it may be matted. For extra time spent dematting the coat, for example, there may be an additional charge to the base price.
We accept Amex, Visa, Discover, Mastercard and Diner’s Club International credit cards
The following forms can be used to provide us with information about you and your dog prior to any appointments or a stay at our doggie daycare. Please click the links below to print or download any necessary forms.
Classic Grooming Salon and Spa relocated in August 2008. Now with 4000 square feet, we offer a new Doggie Fun Center. Exclusively for our grooming clients, and with only 10 dogs or less per day, our smaller playgroups provide more individual time with your pup.
We understand dogs and their need to exercise. Boredom leads to destructive behavior such as chewing, licking, digging, or barking. Play keeps a dog’s body and mind active – and builds a healthier, happier, better behaving pet.
That’s why your dog’s stay at the Classic Grooming’s Fun Center is always rich with activities and attention. Every day is filled with stimulation, interaction, play, as well as nap and quiet time, in a clean, healthy, fun, nurturing environment. As dog lovers and pup parents ourselves, we are thoroughly trained in animal behavior, and our staff is dedicated to ensuring that your dog is well cared for at all times.
We accept healthy dogs of all ages. If your dog is over six months of age, he or she must be neutered or spayed.
All dogs must be current on DHLPP, Rabies and Bordetella vaccinations, as well as flea and tick preventative. Our Doggie Fun Center is only available to our grooming clients, and is an extension of our other services. Our introductory offer is get two free days with your first package!
Services are performed by appointment only so please contact us first. You can reach us using the contact form here, by phone, or by email. Note that we may not always be in during the hours given below.
~ 704.334.9590 (tel) ~
~ 704.496.2121 (fax) ~
Monday – Friday ~ 7:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday ~ 7:30am – 4:00pm
Our daily check-in period is between 7:30am and 9:30am. We appreciate all dogs arriving by 9:30 each day.
3100 Griffith Street
Charlotte, NC 28203