Sweeping, vacuuming, lint rolling, you name it! As much as we love our pets, we don’t like dealing with their shed.

You can tell when people are pet owners when you see all of the pet hair strands on their clothes. Not to mention pet dander! This can have an affect on your allergies as well. You’ve heard the famous phrase, “nose-blind” on commercials. It’s just one of those things you sacrifice when having an animal in your home.

The Importance of Having Your Cats and Dogs Groomed Professionally

Being a dog owner myself, I know how taking care of your pets means digging deep inside your pocket. Some of us try the DIY route, which may not always be the best choice in the long run. Even though you might be saving money, you’re definitely not saving time and energy, plus the results are most likely nowhere near what a professional can do. Even if it’s just nail trimming..

“Spending the money for one grooming appointment versus putting the money towards my own dog coat trimmer seemed like a smart idea initially. I thought to myself, ‘how hard can this be?’ which ultimately were my famous last words.

I took my Chow mix into the garage and for the next few hours, endured the headache of shaving layers away. Once we were finally finished, the poor pup looked awful. Yes, he wouldn’t burn up as much and I’ve saved my money but I wasted so much time. Plus, I couldn’t let him go out in public with how awful of a job I had done. Additionally, it only took a few more sessions for the trimmers to go completely dull.

Take it from me, hire a professional that can do so much more in a fraction of the time that you think you can!”

Pet-friendly at its Peak!

One thing we absolutely adore about Apex is how pet-friendly the area is. Greenways, parks, pet stores, pet-friendly restaurants, and last but not least: local pet grooming shops.

Spring has arrived and we’re all so relieved to get out of the Winter months. Before you know it, the intense humidity and heat will be at it’s “peak”! Some of our furballs have a lot of hair or a thick coat. You want to make sure your pet doesn’t get overheated when temperatures rise. We’ve saved you some time and researched the best local pet grooming places that Apex has to offer!

Top 5 Pet Grooming Places in Apex:


Located off of East Williams Street in the Apex Village by Apex Wings, Groomingdales is a full-service salon for any size and breed of dogs!

Their specialized services include:

  • Pet Styling
  • Nail Grinding
  • Custom Spa Packages
  • Bath and Brush Packages/Grooming.

Groomingdales is known as the “most trusted pet spa in the Apex, NC area. Pet owners from all over Cary and Holly Springs continue to count on us for quality, caring, and affordable service.” – Owner and Master Stylist Heather Washington

Currently, they accept walk-ins for nail trim only. For the month of April, they’re offering jelly bean facials along with free easter bandanas or bows from each visit!

Carolina Pet Spa

Found just down the road from Hunter Street Park near downtown Apex, off of North Salem St. in Apex.

Carolina Pet Spa grooming services involve the following:

  • Groomer Consistency – care will be provided by the same groomer each visit.
  • No Cages
  • De-shedding for specific dog breeds
  • Oatmeal Baths
  • Medicated Shampoo Baths for a variety of skin disorders
  • Flea Baths – no pyrethrins.
  • Hand Stripping – wire-haired terriers exclusively and show dogs.
  • Nail Clipping
  • Anal Gland Expression
  • Teeth Brushing
  • Haircuts and Styling
  • Dog Play Time – allows dogs to burn off pent up or nervous energy.
  • Drop- Off/Pick-Up

They serve dog owners in Apex, Cary, Morrisville and Holly Springs. Appointments are required.

Mobile Pet Grooming. Groom Groom!

Wallywood Pet Spa

You won’t need to travel, Wallywood comes to you! You don’t even need to be home.

They groom one dog at a time, giving them 100% undivided attention, and evaluate your dog from “nose to tail”.

Considered “Luxury Grooming” Wallywood provides a quiet, relaxing environment and plays spa music to reduce any anxiety your pet may experience. They only use natural, organic, eco-friendly and biodegradable products. No harsh chemicals!

Wally customizes a grooming plan for your dog’s specific needs:

  • Bath
  • Blow Dry
  • Brush Out
  • All Over Cut
  • Nail Filing
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Teeth Cleaning
  • *(Including Sanitary and Paws)

Last but not least, Wallywood specializes in after hours & weekend appointments. They also offer a 10% discount for military, teachers, and senior citizens. Appointments are required.

Top Dog Pet Services

Top Dog Pet Services comes to wherever you’re located, even your office! Their services are ideal for those busy households. Ideal for nervous or older pets.

You can create your own spa package that suits your pup’s needs:

  • Nails clipped
  • Ears cleaned and plucked
  • Hair between pads of feet trimmed
  • Sanitary trim of belly and rear
  • Anal glands checked and expressed if requested
  • Tearless shampoo on head
  • Warm hydro massage bath with premium shampoo and conditioners
  • High velocity air-fluff drying with complete brush and comb out
  • Haircut specific to breed or your individual preference
  • Scented cologne
  • Pawdicures
  • Blueberry Facials
  • Teeth Brushing
  • Special Whitening Shampoo
  • Shed Control Treatment
  • Free bandana

At Top Dog, their grooming services starts immediately. There’s no wait time in a cage nor cage drying. Gone are the days of adhering to a regular shop’s drop off and pick up time schedule, which can take up most of your day. Your pet can be groomed at home, even if you aren’t. Your furry friend can be asleep on your couch in less than two hours!

They serve Cary, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Willow Springs, Angier, Morrisville, Garner, Clayton, Knightdale and Raleigh North Carolina.


Custom designed from the wheels up, MetroHoundSpa provides cat and dog grooming packages!

  • Stress-free environment without unfamiliar dogs
  • One-on-one attention you would expect for yourself
  • Nose-to-tail evaluation of your pet’s specific needs
  • Your pets relax at home; not wait in a cage
  • Give you time back by arriving at your location
  • Safe and secure, even when you’re not home
  • Spa-like environment
  • Quiet atmosphere to reduce anxiety
  • Natural, organic, & biodegradable products
  • Extensive education in hair and coat needs
  • State-certified to administer flea and tick medicine

The mobile salons are 100% self-sufficient. There’s no need to use your electrical outlets, they have their own generator so there’s no idling on your property producing unwanted heat and pollution.

MetroHoundSpa serves pet parents in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Garner, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, and neighboring communities.

Our Local Pet Care and Dog Sitters Serve Apex, along with Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Fuquay Varina & Holly Springs

After getting your pet groomed, let them strut their new look around the neighborhood with their professional dog walker, like WoofPack Pet Care.

WoofPack is a local business established in Wake County since 2009. All of the WoofPack team members live here locally and are familiar with Apex, North Carolina. We’re closer than you think!

Want to get to know your our Apex Pet Sitting Specialists? Check out the testimonials from other happy humans in our community. If you’re ready to have your K-9 or feline a part of the WoofPack family, schedule an appointment online to meet and greet our professional pet sitters, or simply call us at (919) 599-2820.