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Bentley's Petco Grooming Experience - #PetcoGrooming #MM



Bentley is our cocker spaniel, and he just turned one, on June 17th. We have had him since he was 12 weeks old. Bentley was the runt of the litter, and no one else wanted him but us. He was such a sweet soul and took to the family with ease. I had a groomer that I’d been using since we got our first dog, a Shih-Tzu named Gizmo. Sadly, Gizmo disappeared from our front yard over a year ago (he's micro-chipped, and we're still searching for him). But this story is about Bentley and his experience at our local Petco using their grooming services. We received a gift card from Petco to facilitate our experience, and all opinions listed herein are mine and mine alone. My experience may differ from yours.


Madison hasn't been feeling well lately so between antibiotics, a tylenol/motrin regimen, and me getting between 2-3 hours sleep at night, it was difficult finding a time to bring in Bentley. However, setting up the appointment was simple and easy once I found some free time to take him in. We even got a follow-up call the day before reminding us that we were scheduled. Since this was Bentley's very first grooming at Petco, we were required to have his rabies shot up to date.

The day of Bentley’s visit, I leashed him up and got into the car with him and Madison. We made our way to the local Petco, about 10 minutes away, which also happens to be in the same shopping center as my local Target. At Petco, I met with Virgil, Bentley's Pet Stylist for the day. I just LOVED how calm Virgil was with Bentley, and I knew that Bentley was going to be in safe hands. If I had felt uncomfortable, I would have asked to reschedule with someone else or quit the appointment altogether. Bentley is family and one of my fur babies, and just like my kids, if I'm uncomfortable with someone (doctor, nurse, etc.), I’m not afraid to voice my concern and ask for someone else!


Virgil started off by inspecting Bentley with Petco’s 7-Point Pet Care Check, which includes a visual and physical screening that checks for abnormalities on his eyes, ears, teeth, nose, under-side, skin, coat, nails, and pads. We found out that he had a few mats under his armpits and a few burrs in his pads from running around in the yard. I was getting the full service grooming package, which included nail trimming, ear cleaning, and teeth brushing, so Bentley was going to get the full works! I was told that he'd be ready in about 3-4 hours which meant I had some time to play around with, and could go shopping and take care of some last minute things.


I got a shot of Bentley and Virgil together while Bentley got his nails trimmed, and then left to do some chores at home. I was really anxious while waiting for that phone call to pick up Bentley, and as soon as I got it, I raced back to Petco. I'd be lying if I said I drove the speed limit. I couldn't wait to see Bentley, and what a surprise it was! Bentley looked like an almost entirely different dog. My parting instructions were to "make him look pretty," and Virgil did an amazing job!! He shaved him down and took the mats out. He shaped the hair on his head and ears, and even took the burrs out of his feet, which I'm sure had been making Bentley uncomfortable. I could tell that his teeth had been brushed because his breath now smelled better. He had been so stinky all over before his appointment, but now he smelled amazing!!


The Petco Grooming team was fabulous! I'm going to now take Ella in as well so that she can get the same treatment that Bentley received. While it was a tad more expensive than my regular groomer, I was ecstatic with the results. Petco adheres to rigorous safety standards and operates in state of the art facilities, and I know that Bentley was safe while there. Their stylists have also completed many layers of training so I knew that I was leaving him in good hands. Petco truly believes that healthiness is happiness and their pet grooming service was easy and stress-free for both me and Bentley!


So if you're looking for a pet groomer, stop by your local Petco. With Petco Certified Stylists at more than 1,200 locations and a variety of bathing, hair-cutting, and spa service packages, you will get convenience while your pet gets the pampering of their lives. You can read all about their offerings here.

Bentley, Ella and I will definitely be back!


Petco wants you to experience Petco Grooming the way Bentley and me did! You have 2 chances to win, by either leaving a comment and/or sharing our post, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $50 Petco gift card.

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Annmarie John
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  1. This place offer some quality service right here, I would trust them my dog!!

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  2. I love that they groom the dogs. I can imagine it is hard to get the dogs to sit still.

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    1. If your dog has never experienced being tat the groomer, then yes it might be, but Bentley gets groomed every 2 months so he's pretty good and they were really good with him too.

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  3. It sounds like Petco did an amazing job for you and Bentley. It's always nice to see our pets being taken care of, especially if it's your first time trying out their grooming service. I really like that they were gentle with him and it's definitely a great place to take your pets to!

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    1. Oh they did an amazing job and we're definitely going to go back.

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  4. That place did a great job! I love them because they are very professional in what they do.

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    1. Yes they are and it speaks in the work they do.

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  5. Bentley looks so adorable! I like how Petco groomed him. Such a nice service!

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    1. It really is a great service and I'm happy that they did such a great job.

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  6. They did a pretty amazong job. Your little black doggie has some silky and shiny fur. And i bet he smells fresh too n

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    1. Oh he smelled great and I mentioned that. :)

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  7. What a great giveaway. Your pup is adorable. They did such a fantastic job :)

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    1. Yes they really did Rachel and thank you.

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  8. Aww.. poor Gizmo and you! As for Bentley, he looks so handsome! And bonus points for his teeth being brushed! I was in Petco last week and saw dogs getting groomed. They looked happy!

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    1. Oh I'm sure they were happy there at your local Petco. We still miss Gizmo and we're hoping that he'll come home to us one day. We're not giving up.

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  9. I like Bentley's look! He is really neat and handsome, great job for Petco!

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  10. You have a lovely puppy I bet if I have one I might spoiled it with love :) Good thing PETCO has grooming service you can now do your shopping for pet and groom them at the same time.

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    1. I'm pretty sure that you might. What's stopping you from having a puppy.

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  11. wow pet co is massive hey. i love that you take such good care of your dog. i used a grooming service too, it's a great service to pay for and gives your pet the rnr they need. great post.

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    1. Thank you Enricoh. Yes they did a really great job with Bentley!

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  12. Aww, he's soo adorable and looks extremely well groomed after! Petco sure did a great job!

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    1. Yes they really did. And you can surely see the before and after.

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  13. It looks like they did a great job! I love that they do a 7 point pet check up!

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    1. Yes they did an amazing job and I love the 7 point pet check up too. Almost like taking care of your car.

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  14. Wow, nice job for Petco! I love how Bentley looks today, he is so adorable.

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    1. Thank you. They really did an amazing job with him. He looks sooo much better now.

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  15. Pet grooming services can come very handy to pet owners. Good job Petco, Goodluck on the giveaway!

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    1. Oh I never groom my dogs myself. I wouldn't even know where to begin. They did a fantastic job. Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. I've always wondered about their grooming. I don't have any dogs though. I always loved watching them through the windows when they groom dogs. I think your dog is so adorable too! My father use to have a cocker spaniel. They're beautiful dogs.

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    1. Their grooming is awesome and I'm happy that we got to experience it. Bentley looked amazing after. Cockers are beautiful dogs and make great family pets.

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  17. I wish Petco did grooming for cats. The staff at our local store always seem so nice. Sounds like you had a good experience as well.

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    1. Hi Milena, Petco actually does groom cats. You should call your local Petco and get an appointment if you're interested.

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  18. They did a great job on him. I have never used a professional groomer before. I will have to give Petco a try.

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    1. A professional pet stylist can make such a difference. Give them a try!

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  19. Bentley is gorgeous, and just look at that coat! We love Petco for our dog and I feel the groomers really take their time educating you on products and services. Our messy pet moment is when our pooch had a big accident in her crate after graduating from obedience school (at Petco). They gave us a big bag of treats, and some of them were blue. They didn't sit right with our pooch's stomach, and we had the pleasure of cleaning up bright blue and green poop all over the place. It took her a good 3 weeks to get regular after that, so she only gets trainer treats from now on.

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    1. Oh no! Well I'm glad to hear that she's doing better. Gotta love Petco!

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  20. I still can't get over the fact that Gizmo is missing. Looks like Bentley got pampered extremely well at Petco.

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    1. Yes we still can't get over the fact either. Hopefully him being microchipped will bring him back to us.

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  21. Looks like your bentley enjoyed the experience :) Hi Bentley!

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  22. Such kind eyes Bentley has, he is such a cutie! He looks the part in his after photos, I am sure he feels much better for it.xx

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    1. Thank you and he sure does look amazing and still does.

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  23. Bently looks so fresh and clean and shiny after visiting Petco. They did fabulous on the grooming!

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