Treat Your Pet to a Grooming

Pet Grooming in Albuquerque, NM

Your Pet Deserves a “Spaw” Day

Allow our highly-skilled grooming staff at Academy Kennels Boarding & Grooming Salon in Albuquerque, NM, to treat your pet to a pamper session. Along with comfortable boarding, we offer dog grooming, cat bathing, and all of the features to have your pet looking maintained and beautiful.

Your adorable furry family member deserves a “spaw” day just as we enjoy a spa day for ourselves. They deserve exceptional care and ultimate relaxation, and our trained staff is happy to deliver. We look forward to providing a luxurious and comfortable experience for your cat or dog at your convenience.

Keeping Your Pet Groomed & Beautiful

We have a patient and experienced grooming staff at Academy Kennels Boarding & Grooming Salon dedicated to keeping your pet groomed and beautiful. With the use of various high-quality grooming styles and techniques, we will treat your pet to an attractive and practical trim and luxurious bath.

Our top priority is ensuring your pet feels comfortable and calm during their grooming session. Your pets are allowed to potty in a safe grassed area during their grooming or bathing session. If your pet is boarding with us, please call us on the day of their departure for an “exit” bath or grooming.

We recommend grooming every four to six weeks for small or medium-sized dogs and every three to four months for larger dogs. We are happy to schedule your pet’s grooming appointment and give you a reminder call before the day of your scheduled appointment.

Personalized Care

When you book a grooming appointment with us, your pet receives exceptional and personalized care. We are one of the very few grooming salons in the area that offers cat grooming and dog grooming. If your pet needs any special services or requests, we are happy to accommodate any possible need to ensure their experience is a great one.

Meet Our Grooming Team

At Academy Kennels our Grooming Team is experienced, patient, professional, and compassionate with all of your pets grooming needs. Dawn, Michele, and Tara will accommodate anything from a simple toenail trim, a bath and brush, or a full service groom. In some instances, same day appointments may be available. Call and book today. 505-884-7878


Hi my name is Dawn. I have been grooming dogs for over 45 years. I started grooming when I was 10, working in my family’s grooming shop. I have always had a passion for animals. I believe every dog is somebody’s baby and should be treated that way. “THEY ARE FAMILY”. 

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While I’m trained to groom all breeds, my favorite breeds to groom are poodles and terriers. Poodles because I love how pretty they look when they’re groomed, and Terriers because of their feistiness. Little dogs of all kinds are my passion. I have also been known to groom a sheepdog or two!



Hello, my name is Michele. I feel very fortunate to be a dog groomer. There’s not a pet that I haven’t cared for. I love grooming the “challenging” dogs and cats. I will never give up on an animal. I learned early on that talking to them can make them feel comfortable and relaxed. 

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My first apprenticeship was in 1983 as a bath and brusher. I learned to be thorough, and patient with all animals and I continue that practice in all of my grooming work to this day. I take pride in my work and treasure the relationships with both clients and their animals that I’ve made as a groomer. I am skilled with scissor cuts and grooming for breed specific cuts. I enjoy grooming all breeds of dogs and I groom cats as well. 



My name is Tara. I’ve been grooming dogs for 22 years. I started my grooming career at a young age and was taught by professional groomers with 40+ years’ experience. I’ve also worked in a veterinary clinic but found that my heart is with grooming dogs.

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I love grooming the large breeds, any and all large breed dogs. I am experienced in all aspects of grooming and love my chosen trade. 

“We have always been happy, and our dogs were well cared for. Our furkids would rather we never go on vacation, but we feel better knowing they are safe and sound. We call in for progress reports /updates when they were aged, and the staff was always helpful”

Julie G

Schedule a “SPAW” day for your pet! Contact us at 505-884-7878 today.

Academy Kennels Boarding & Grooming Salon

6000 Brentwood LN. N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87109


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