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Welcome to Hair of the Dog - Professional Pet Grooming - Matawan NJ
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Hair of the Dog Spa prides itself on offering humane, stress-free grooming. Most importantly we know your dog is a cherished part of your family - - and that's the way they're treated here!

We opened our doors and services to the public in July 2001. In June 2002 we were voted "Business Owners of the Month" by the town of Matawan. We are also Wolfs' (Matawan Canine Police Dog) personal stylist!! Even though he is now retired he still enjoys his time at the spa!

The owner Dawn Ledbetter has always had a deep love for all animals. Before becoming a professional pet stylist she worked in veterinary medicine as a veterinary technician. Later she decided to change careers and became a professional pet groomer. In her spare time she has donated countless hours working one on one with shelter animals to rehabilitate them for adoption. She also became involved with cane corso rescue where she visited shelters for tempermant testing, release, transport and fostering.

All of our staff members have apprenticed and been personally trained by our owner. With her training each staff member shares her expertise, style, and personal care in every pet they groom. We pride ourselves in setting the standard of excellence. We make it our priority to meet all of our customers needs. Customizing is our specialty, whether it is your new puppy, your geriatric friend, or maybe a chronic medical condition, we are here for you and your pet!

Central Jersey Grooming Academy is also housed in our building. Anyone interested in learning the art of pet grooming can tour our facility.

Breeds We Groom PDF Print E-mail

We specialize in pet grooming the following dog breeds:

Affenpinscher, Afghan Hound, Africanis, Aidi, Airedale Terrier, Akbash Dog, Akita Inu, Alangu Mastiff, Alano Español, Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, Alaskan Klee Kai, Alaskan Malamute, Alaunt, Alopekis, Alpine Dachsbracke, Alsatian Shepalute, American Akita, American Bulldog, American Bully, American Cocker Spaniel, American Eskimo Dog, American Foxhound, American Hairless Terrier, American Mastiff, American Pit Bull Terrier


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We've moved into our Brand New Location.  We couldn't be more excited about having our very own building with lots of room to grow.  In a time where many businesses are struggling to survive, our customers have been amazing in supporting us and helping us grow every year for the past 10 years.  This new location is a tribute to you and your furry family member!

New Location Features:

  • Private Grooming Rooms
  • Dedicated Classroom Space for Grooming Students
  • Central Location in Downtown Matawan
  • Room to Grow over the next 10 Years
  • Cute Retail Boutique Area with Pet Supplies
  • And the list goes on ...
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