Services

Our goal is to make you and your dogs experience at Balanced Dog as comfortable as possible.

Now offering pick up and delivery in Tacoma and the surrounding areas.
Round trip $20.00-$30.00

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Call to book your dog’s stay today!

Grooming Services
  • Shave Downs
  • Hair Cuts
  • Trims
  • Blow Dry
  • Bath
  • Brush Out
  • Nails Clipped
  • Nails Filed
  • Ears Plucked
  • Ears Cleaned
  • Anal Glands Expressed

We Work On ALL Breeds!

Behavior Issues We Work With
  • Anxious
  • Timid
  • Nervous
  • Aggressive
Typical Process
  1. Please make sure to potty/walk your dog before dropping your dog off for the grooming process.
  2. Sign your dog in.
  3. When it’s your dogs turn to be groomed your dog will either be shaved down before a bath or straight into the bathtub depending on the coat condition.
  4. Your dog will then be bathed with the appropriate shampoo.
  5. Your dog will be blow dried and finish drying with a crate dryer, this reduces stress when drying the face area.
  6. The finish haircut will be given along with the nails clipped and ears cleaned.
  7. We will then call you to let you know your dog is ready for pick up.
How Long Will My Pet Stay?

We like to ask for 2-4 hours.

*Note: Rushing the grooming process can cause anxiety to some dogs which is unpleasant*

Lesha's Experience

1998 – Grooming School at Kats “n” K9s
I learned how to properly handle and groom all breeds of dogs.

1999 – Dog Training apprentice at the Washington K9 Center
There I learned how to properly train puppies and dogs with different temperaments from excitement to aggression.

I worked at a boarding and grooming kennel for years caring for, managing and grooming numerous pets.

I worked at a vet clinic and a small grooming shop for also several years.

2006 – I started my grooming business.
Over the years I have owned, fostered, bred, whelped, trained, and groomed thousands of dogs to add to my  experience.

Grooming Pricing
BATH ONLY
Includes 2-4 baths, anal glands expressed, blow-dry, brush, nails clipped, ears cleaned, pet cologne and a bow or bandanna.
 
Any trimming (Sanitary clip, Paws trimmed, Face trimmed, Pants/Feathers trimmed – Add $5.00-$10.00.)
 
1-30lbs = $25.00 – $35.00
30-60lbs = $35.00 – $45.00
60-90lbs = $50.00 – $55.00
90-Up = $55.00-65.00
 
HAIRCUT: 
Includes: 2-4 baths, anal glands expressed, blow-dry, brush, nails clipped, ears cleaned, pet cologne, bow or bandanna plus haircut
 
0-30lbs = $50.00 – $55.00
30-60lbs = $55.00-$65.00
60-90lbs = $70.00-$75.00
90lbs – Up = $75.00- $90.00

Single Services

Remember to ADD $5.00-$15.00 to prices above for:
* Fleas
* Temperament – Hard to handle pets 
* Coat condition – Severely matted
* Extra shedding
* Specialty shampoo
Training

Behavior/Training Evaluation – $15.00

One-On-One Training – $55.00 per session

6 One-Hour Sessions – $300.00

Day Board/Training

$85.00 – Per Day
$470.00 – Pre-Pay For 7 Days (Save $125.00)
$1,500.00 – Pre-Pay For A Month (Save $380.00)

Testimonials

“Thank you for working Atlas into your schedule today. We were very appreciative how accommodating Dominique was and her experience showed when she was assessing our needs for Atlas. We definitely will be returning.” ~ Julia Lee Proa

“Lesha grooms my Maltese and trims my black lab’s nails. She is so patent and great with my skittish Maltese and always makes her look and small great! I followed her from the old location and likely will for as long as she’s around! I tried many others before and was never happy. So glad I found this spot!” ~ Ariella Bolen-Johnson

“I take my Chihuahua there to get her nails clipped. Lesha is awesome and can clip them all in just a couple minutes.” ~ Alison Skllings

“I go there for my minpin’s nail clippings. Always patient with my dog and I appreciate the great rates!” ~ Kathy Cao

“Awesome people, awesome work…love. would recommend to everyone for any breed. Gentle and loving. My pups always happy going in and coming out.” ~ Rocky

“Great place, reasonably priced and quick. Staff has been extremely pleasant and have done a better job than other places we have tried. Will definitely keep going back.” ~ Robert O

“I  love these groomers. They have like 8 of their own dogs that they bring to the shop and my dog likes hanging out there. They do a great job. They clip the nails and my dog used to be afraid before we started going here but not any more! Very friendly with great prices. And they don’t leave your dog cooped up in a cage for hours! Our dogs do not fear the bath at all…they are very good. My youngest yorkie was so nervous when I first started bathing her at home, but since going to groomers she no longer freaks when I bath get. A ++++ ~ Michelle R

“They are the best ever.  The love and attention they provide to my dog is amazing.  The grooming is the best!  I also leave my dog with them when out of town because I have no worries when gone.” ~ Teresa S

“Balanced Dog is sooo good!  Luna, our Cocker Spaniel loves both Lesha and Jeff.  They are so patient with her.  Her haircuts are exactly what we ask for.  Her training tips have really helped Luna be a better behaved dog.  We have used them a couple of times to board Luna while we went on vacation and it has worked really well.  They do it in their home and she becomes part of their pack.  I’m so glad we haven’t had to board her in a kennel.  She even came home the first time knowing how to sit on command.  I highly highly recommend Balanced Dog to my friends and family!” ~ Rachel S

Contact Info

4602 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98408

Phone: 253-507-8029

Grooming Hours:
Open 7 Days A Week
After 10:00AM
BY APPOINTMENT
Walk-ins Welcome if we're Open

Training Hours:
By Appointment

Boarding Drop Off & Pick-up Hours
Arranged drop off/pick-up time will be made
while scheduling your boarding reservations

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Brands

Espree

Awards

AKC Canine Good Citizen with “Diva” the Standard Poodle

1st Place K9 Pro Sport Protection Trial with “Tango” the Belgian Malinois

Payments We Accept

We Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Cash