Clean Critters

2614 East 7th Street

Clean Critters is a family-owned and operated, boutique dog grooming salon in the heart of Austin, TX serving our community since 2010. We pride ourselves on giving our clients and their dogs the best experience possible. We view our clients like family and love their dogs as our own.  Our groomers are caring, compassionate, well-experienced and enthusiastic in their practice. Because grooming is such a big part of having a healthy pet, we are happy to share our knowledge with pet owners. We want you to feel confident in maintaining your dog's grooming at home and we love working with dog owners that have the same goal... that every Clean Critter is happy, healthy and living their best life!

Bath Services

Our Bath, Nails and Ears Package includes a warm bath in a general purpose, mildly scented shampoo, external anal gland expression, hand blow dry, nail trim and file, ears plucked and cleaned, up to 15 minutes of coat brush out and finished with bows or a bandanna. We will include shaving of the paw pads and sanitary areas at your request. Additional charges apply for dogs that require de-matting.

Tidy Up

The Tidy Up Package includes everything listed in our Bath Nails and Ears Package with the addition of a tidy up (scissoring) on face, feet and tail areas finished with a bow or bandanna. Additional charges apply for dogs that require de-matting.

Full Body Clip

The Full Body Clip Package includes services provided in our Bath, Nails and Ears Package with the addition of a full body haircut and style finished with a bow or bandanna. Additional charges apply for dogs that require de-matting.

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We start our days off early so appointment drop-offs are always in the morning.
We ask for a few hours to pamper your dog before we send you a twenty-minute heads up text when we are putting the final touches on your pup.
We do not offer daycare at this time, and we work hard to minimize the time each pet spends in our care so that you can get on with your day with your freshly groomed Clean Critters. 

This Page is dedicated to all of our Doodle Dogs.
This includes Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, Sheepadoodles, Bernedoodles, and the like...

Puppies: Let's face it... The coat on a Doodle is growing from the time they are born, and never slows down.  In order to maintain a full coated Doodle, your pet will have to spend a great deal of time at the groomers throughout their lives.  The key to getting your Doodle to enjoy their time at Clean Critters is to start them off with grooming at a young age.  If they come in at an early age, they learn how to react to the process of getting groomed and will actually enjoy their time at Clean Critters. We can start working with your Doodle after they have received their 2nd round of Rabies Shots.  We recommend "The Sooner the Better".
You can also work at home with your puppy by regular brushing and handling the paws to get your puppy used to being handled by your groomer.

"I don't want my dog to look like a poodle..."
We hear this often. We understand that some people don't want their dog to look "poofy". When we do a haircut, in order to get the coat even, we must bathe and blow-dry the dog before the haircut. This straightens the hair and leads to a "Poofy" look... Generally, the Kinky & Natural look will quickly (within a couple days) return to the coat.

The Doodle Coat: Doodle coats tend to change from the time they are a puppy, to the time they get their adult coat.   This usually happens at about 1 year.  Everyone loves the feeling of the "Puppy Coat", as it is super soft and cuddly.  This coat is very fine and has a tendency to get matted quite easily. As the Dog gets older the coat will tend to get a bit course, and in general it is easier to keep from getting matted.  People love to keep the "Puppy Coat" as long as possible... This is possible but requires a Tremendous Amount of Time, and Diligent Care.  Most people don't have the time and technique to keep that soft puppy coat from getting matted. If you are not able/willing to spend the time and effort needed to keep the puppy coat in the condition it needs to be, in order to keep a "Longer Groom", then we need to get you in for very regularly Professional Grooming.
How to care for my Doodle's Coat:  The key to keeping your Doodles Coat in good condition is to keep it Clean and Brushed out.  This requires very Regular Baths, followed by a Thorough Drying, then a Full Brush Out! If you bathe your Doodle, and don't follow that with a Blow-dry and Brush-Out, you may be doing more harm than good.  If a wet dog is allowed to dry off without a Complete Brush-Out it will actually tighten the mats that are already present. Most Doodle owners in Austin have a life that may not allow them the time to care for the coat in a way that keeps it in the condition necessary to avoid the dog from getting so matted that it has to be "taken down short".  Once a dog has gotten Matted beyond the "Point of No Return", the only way to get the mats out is to get under the mats with a short blade, also known as a "Shave-Down".  Because we know most of our clients don't have the free time to fully maintain the coat, we offer great deals on "Bath and Blow-Dry Services" for in-between haircuts.

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We appreciate that you have entrusted us with the care of your pet, and we understand how important your pet's happiness and well-being are to you. Clean Critters wants your pet to enjoy all of their grooming experiences so that it is not stressful for them throughout all stages of life. We genuinely love working with dogs and make the effort to focus on each dog's individual needs.

In addition to regular at-home coat maintenance, scheduling regular grooming appointments is the key to keeping your pet happy and healthy. Scheduling regular appointments also keeps your pet accustomed to the grooming process. As each pet has different grooming requirements, we will be happy to work with you on determining a good grooming schedule for your pet.

Thank you for choosing Clean Critters for your pet's grooming needs!

  • 2614 East 7th Street, Austin, Texas, United States