Grooming Services

Professional Dog Groomer


Our grooming was rated one of the best in Washingtonian Magazine‘s “Washington’s Top Pet Care” by local veterinarians and local pet owners! Out of all the Arlington grooming salons, only two made the list. We are so proud of our team. Thank you so much to everyone who voted!


Northern Virginia’s Best-Kept Secret!  Dog grooming available at The Village at Shirlington  with gentle, professional groomers.   Whether you come from DC, Arlington, Alexandria or other parts of Northern Virginia, our location is convenient and gives you tons of things to do while your dog is groomed.

We care for your dogs as if they were our own.  We don’t push through dozens of dogs a day or use cage dryers.  We offer flexible appointment times.  If you need your dog groomed straight-through, just ask us!  Want to drop off and pick up several hours later?  That’s ok too!

McKenna Posey, Mackenzie Brooks and Katie Morison will make your dog look great and make you comfortable with our clean, low-key environment, and their calm, professional demeanor.

Call us at (571) 422-0370 for your appointment and price quote!

(All quotes are a range – pricing is determined by breed of dog, services required, and condition of dog’s coat at arrival)

Check out the photos at the bottom of the page for examples of our work.

Dogma is an Authorized Grooming Facility for the Animal Behavior College.


Meet our Groomers!

Mackenzie Brooks

MacKenzie Brooks and Butters

My name is Mackenzie Brooks and I am one of the dog groomers at Dogma located in Shirlington, Virginia.  I have a huge heart for animals and I am so thankful that I have a job where I can work to keep dogs clean and healthy while making them look beautiful.  I received my training at Canine Clippers School of Dog Grooming in Dumfries, VA, where I graduated and was then hired to work in their salon located in Sterling Virginia.  I have recently moved closer to the Arlington, VA area with my lovable apricot standard poodle Butters.  Butters is still a puppy and loves hiking and playing with other dogs.  He is very social and loves to come to work with me to greet my clients and their owners.  Moving closer to Arlington has allowed me to continue my career in a supportive environment.  I am constantly working to improve my grooming skills by attending seminars, conventions and shows.  I am currently working on my Master Groomer certification with the National Dog Grooming Association.

I started college this past year and am studying for a degree in horticulture.   Education is very important to me so I have limited hours on Friday and Saturday but will add hours whenever college is not in session!


McKenna Posey

McKenna is a seasoned, award-winning grooming professional with experience running a salon in the Tampa, Florida area for many years.   She competes in breed specific grooming competitions, and is also working to earn her Master Groomer certification with the National Dog Grooming Association.   She is an expert in handling cats and dogs; and is the manager of our salon.  McKenna loves her job so much that she is available Monday-Saturday from 8am to 6pm!


Katie Morison

Katie just joined the Dogma family and her information is coming soon!