Grooming Services

A samoyed dog getting a bath in a white bathtub
A red and white mixed breed dog with a purple neck bow standing on a black grooming table in a room with white walls and brown floor
A fluffy cream-colored dog with brown ears standing on a blue grooming table with a white background
A freshly groomed medium-sized dog with golden hair standing on a blue table with a white background
A small white and grey dog with short hair on a blue table with a white background


Here at Dogma, we care for your pets as if they were our own.  Every appointment at Dogma comes with the individualized and exclusive attention of your pet’s groomer.  We only work with our fur clients in a cage-free, one-on-one basis, meaning your pet will only be with us for the time it takes to complete the scheduled service and never waiting longer.  Every member of our grooming team has a passion for grooming and getting to know your pets.  We love when our clients are just as excited to see us as we are to see them! Our groomers are always learning and on the lookout for new styling techniques, the newest tools and technologies, training on how we can best serve our older and more sensitive fur clients, as well as seeking out education to keep us up-to-date in the ever changing grooming world.


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!


All of our appointments include:

  • Style consultation with your pet’s groomer at drop-off
  • Two shampooings using premium product formulas selected for your pet’s coat and skin needs
  • Premium conditioning and deshed treatments as needed
  • Blow dry and brush out by hand (never a cage dryer!)
  • Nail trimming
  • Ear cleaning
  • Sanitary and paw pad trim
  • Scissor-finished tidy trim or full haircut as requested

We also offer teeth brushing or nail filing that can be added to your pet’s appointment for a small fee.

 

Our prices are based on pet size, coat type, condition of coat, and services requested. Please give one of our locations a call to make an appointment, and get a customized price quote.

  • Arlington, VA (Village at Shirlington): (571) 422-0370 
  • Reston, VA (Lake Anne Plaza): (703) 437-3429

 

Meet our Grooming Team!

 

McKenna Posey-Rimmer - Salon Manager

McKenna joined the Dogma family in 2015, but has been a part of the grooming world since birth and began professionally grooming full-time in 2002.  She is our resident French Bulldog enthusiast, an avid book lover, a human mom to Brianna, and a cat mom to Ajani and Keegan.  She is a three-time grooming contest award winner in 2007 with 3rd place awards in both handstripping and scissored categories.  McKenna offers dog and cat grooming services, including handstripping, at our Shirlington location and has early morning appointments available to allow for a quieter environment for special needs pets.


Mackenzie Brooks

Mackenzie has been grooming since 2013 and joined the Dogma family in 2014.  Mackenzie has a degree in horticulture and volunteers her gardening expertise at Green Spring Gardens in her spare time when she’s not kayaking or hiking with her dogs Butters and Kobi.  She is known around Dogma for her huge heart, and has been often heard to declare every dog she grooms to be her favorite.  Mackenzie offers dog grooming and some handstripping services at our Shirlington location, and also has early morning appointments available for pets requiring a less-distracting grooming environment.

Ashley Clement

Ashley joined Dogma in 2017 working on the retail and bakery side. She joined the grooming team in 2019.  Ashley’s passion for animals doesn’t stop at grooming, she also breeds and raises show dairy goats full-time, as well as shows Anatolian Shepherd Dogs.  When she’s not being a busy farm mom to her 5 dogs, 3 cats, 15 goats, 12+ chickens, 2 ducks, and guinea pig, she loves spending time with her husband and family in New Hampshire. Ashley offers dog grooming appointments at Shirlington on Sundays, as well as afternoon and evening appointments throughout the week.

Jenessa Arellano

Jenessa began grooming in 2009 and joined Dogma in September 2020. She began volunteering with adoptable dogs and cats at her local humane society at age 12, and has been working with animals through volunteering or professionally since. She is a dog mom to Fizz, and cat mom to Storm and Rogue. In her spare time she enjoys reading, knitting, and spending time with her nieces.  Jenessa offers dog grooming appointments at our Shirlington location.

Cherie Fresquez 

Cherie has been grooming since 2011 and joined Dogma in December 2020.  Cherie grew up around the show Great Dane community in Southern California and now virtually volunteers for One Dane at a Time rescue after foster-failing her two Danes Mia and Vincent. She’s also a dog mom to Addisyn, a goldendoodle, and her three cats, Jada, Wyatt, and Binx.  Cherie is available at both our Reston and Shirlington locations, and offers dog and cat grooming as well as handstripping.